Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Claudine Margaret Castelo Barretto-Santiago was born July 20, 1979,and was popularly known as Claudine Barretto.She is a film and television actress in the Philippines.She attended high school at South Merville in Paranaque. She wanted to take Speech and Theater at the University of the Philippines to better herself in acting.
The young actress started appearing in stage plays while undergoing a workshop with Repertory Philippines in 1992 joining the musical "Grease"

In 1992, she was discovered by the late talent manager Douglas Quijano when her older sister Gretchen Barretto brought her to the debut party of Ruffa Gutierrez at the Coconut Palace. That same year, she landed her first major break on television when she was cast as one of the mainstays of ABS-CBN's youth-oriented musical variety show, Ang TV. In quick succession, she then played Dolphy's daughter named Bing in the sitcom Home Along Da Riles topbilled by Dolphy, and Agot Isidro's sister named Tony in Oki Doki Doc topbilled by Aga Muhlach.

She also lead television roles started with 1997's.
In 2000, she played a very challenging role as Carla, the ungrateful daughter of Vilma Santos' overseas worker mother in Anak who ran loose and wild for lack of guidance. Anak was also the Best Foreign Language Film entry of the Philippines for the 71st Academy Awards. Claudine received a lot or praises from this movie and people started naming her as the next Vilma Santos.
In 2001, she played a nun opposite Robin Padilla in Oops! Teka Lang...Diskarte Ko 'To (her first and so far only action-oriented film).
After three consecutive soap operas, Barretto became part of the ensemble cast of 2003's two-season weekly series Buttercup with Diether Ocampo and Piolo Pascual to name a few. In 2004, she returned to primetime via the first modern fantaserye as the mermaid Marina.In 2005's Ikaw ang Lahat sa Akin directed by F.M. Reyes with John Lloyd Cruz, Bea Alonzo, Shaina Magdayao, Angelika de la Cruz and Diether Ocampo marked the first time that she was not directed by Wenn Deramas.
Claudine Barreto is married to an actor Raymart Santiago on March 27, 2006 at the Tagaytay Highlands. They have an adopted daughter, Sabina Natasha and their first son, Rodrigo Santino, which Claudine gave birth on July 19, 2007, a day before the couple's birthday

After getting married, Barretto was reunited with Deramas in 2007's Walang Kapalit with Jodi Sta. Maria, TJ Trinidad and Piolo Pascual where some scenes were filmed in Australia. After giving birth, she played the role originated by Susan Roces in the 20-episode sineserye Maligno in 2008. This was followed by Iisa Pa Lamang with Angelica Panganiban, Diether Ocampo and Gabby Concepcion under Ruel Bayani's direction. Her last television appearance was a special guesting in 2009's May Bukas Pa whose lead child actor shares the same name with her son Santino.

In October 8, 2009, Barretto signed a two-picture contract with Viva Films. After 17 years with Star Magic, Barretto cut her ties with ABS-CBN when she signed a 2-year exclusive contract with rival station GMA-7 on November 25, 2009.
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