Jodi Sta. Maria a doting mom

Posted at 06/16/2009 12:57 PM | Updated as of 06/16/2009 6:42 PM

MANILA - Jodi Chrissie Santamaria, also credited as Jodi Santamaria, Jodie Sta. Maria or Jodi Santa Maria, was born on June 16, 1984 and is one of the most sought after members of Star Magic, a circle of ABS-CBN homegrown talents. She is an alumnus of Batch 7.

Sta. Maria has done a number of films since 1999. Among them “Mahal na Kung Mahal,” “Tar San,” “Anak,” “Sugatang Puso,” “Bagong Buwan, “Jologs,” “Noon at Ngayon Pagsasamang Kay Ganda,” “Birhen ng Manaoag,” “You Are the One,” “Nars” and “Maling Akala.”

She has done many roles on television but the most memorable one is “Kampanerang Kuba” where she played the most hated character Veronica. Because of pregnancy, she was replaced by Desiree del Valle in the Claudine Barretto-starrer.

She is married to Panfilo “Pampi” Lacson, Jr., son of Sen. Panfilo Lacson. They have one child, Panfilo "Thirdy" Sta. Maria-Lacson III.

Sta. Maria is not the only one celebrating her birthday today.

Comedian Gerard Acao was born on June 16, 1981. Since he was young, Acao was already displaying his penchant for comedy and the people around him would laugh at his amateurish antics. He was also showing a lot of interest in the arts especially in acting.

It was when he joined the search for “Clown in a Million” where his talent for glib was discovered.

Although he didn’t win the contest, he was noticed by talent scout Johnny Manahan. He was asked to join comedy shows “Yes Yes Show” and “Bora.”

Aside from sharing his wit with his audience, he also has a sexy body, prompting him to join the Mossimo Bikini Summit.