Chynna Ortaleza

Chynna Ortaleza
Born Lara Serena Roque Ortaleza
(1982-12-06) December 6, 1982
Quezon City, Philippines
Occupation Television host, model, actress
Years active 1999–2015, 2016 - present
Spouse(s) Kean Cipriano (m. 2015)

Lara Serena Roque "Chynna" Ortaleza-Cipriano (born December 6, 1982) is a Filipino actress, television host, and model. She is currently a contract star of GMA Network, where she is known for playing antagonistic roles.


Ortaleza landed her first TV gig as a junior reporter on the children's magazine show 5 & Up. She left the show after three years to concentrate on her studies, but re-entered the national consciousness right after graduating from high school, when she became known as Sprite's Kitikitxt girl via a popular TV commercial that ended up launching her showbiz career.

Ortaleza was later cast as Mimi on GMA Network's teen drama, Click. She was soon paired with heartthrob Richard Gutierrez and quickly became identified as one-half of a highly successful love team. Their team-up gained a loyal following and was featured on many teen-oriented shows and primetime soap operas, and even landed on the silver screen.

In 2004, Ortaleza and Gutierrez parted ways. She decided that it was time to grow as a solo artist and focus on her hosting career for a while. After the success of the first season of StarStruck, Ortaleza hosted the StarStruck's Friday live show, Stage 1 Live, with Cogie Domingo and Raymond Gutierrez. Stage 1 Live was cancelled after one season. She was then added to the new youth segment of SOP (Sobrang Okey Pare), titled as SOP Gimikada then changed to SOP Gigsters. She was then cast as host in the second season of 3R with Iza Calzado and Bettina Carlos. She also added to the cast of Joyride, a youth drama show aired every afternoon as Leah someone from the past of Jason (Cogie Domingo).

In 2005, Ortaleza shed the teenybopper image once and for all in a provocative yet tasteful pictorial for the first issue of Pump Magazine. She was also a part of Metro Magazine and FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World." Ready for more challenging and mature roles, Ortaleza worked one more time with Gutierrez as the sultry vixen, Rebecca in the soap opera Sugo. She also joined the MTV VJ Hunt and became one of the 16 finalists though she did not won the said title, she got the People Choice awards.

For the year 2006, Ortaleza was on the list again of FHM 100 sexiest women.

Throughout her showbiz career, Ortaleza has proven that she is more than just a pretty face. Smart, spirited and multi-talented, she is one of the better actresses of her generation and is continually honing her craft. She has definitely grown up, but she still hasn't lost that raw spunk. She currently brings to life the character of Colleen on Second Chances.

Notable roles

Ortaleza is perhaps best known for her role as Stella in the gay-themed series My Husband's Lover and she also receives good reviews for her performance as young Cherie Gil in Legacy.

Personal life

In December 2015, Ortaleza married singer and actor Kean Cipriano.[1] The couple are expecting their first child, a daughter.[2]

On March 19, 2016, her father-in-law, Edgie Cipriano, the father of the Filipino Singer Kean Cipriano died due to Tuberculosis in Quezon City.



Year Title Role Network Type of Role
2016 Magpakailanman: The Happy and Sad Adventures of Tekla: The Romeo Librada Story Ayrin Episode Role GMA Network
Magpakailanman: Hula ng kamatayan: The Marivic Celi Story Marivic Main Role
2015 The Rich Man's Daughter Batchi Luna Supporting role
Karelasyon Julia Episode Guest
Juan Tamad Ellen Da General Episode Guest
Second Chances Colleen Paredes Supporting role / Antagonist
2014 Dading Celine Pacheco-Rodriguez Main role / Antagonist
2013 Adarna Janelle
My Husband's Lover Stella Guest role
Kakambal ni Eliana Minerva San Beda Main role / Antagonist
2012 Temptation of Wife Divine Salcedo Minor role
Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga Olga Villavicer / Sandra Sebastian Main role / Antagonist
Luna Blanca Divine Alvarez-Buenaluz (1st and 2nd chapter)
Legacy Young Eva Altamirano-Alcantara Supporting role / Antagonist
2011 Pahiram ng Isang Ina Sophia
Pepito Manaloto Nancy Guest role
Magic Palayok Natasha Ledesma Supporting role / Antagonist
2010 Jillian: Namamasko Po Mavic Episode role
Sine Novela: Trudis Liit Precious Toledo Supporting role / Antagonist
Claudine Lisa
Dear Friend: Tisay Danielle
The Last Prince[3] Lourdez
2009 Adik Sa'Yo Lisa
SRO Cinemaserye: The Eva Castillo Story Pilar
Dear Friend: Kay Tagal Kitang Hinintay Dianne
Sine Novela: Paano Ba Ang Mangarap? Maya Benitez
2008 Codename: Asero Fran Guevarra
2007 La Vendetta Joanna Alumpihit
Sine Novela: Pati Ba Pintig ng Puso Mabelle
2006 Atlantika Vera
Now and Forever: Linlang Jane
2005 Sugo Rebecca Main role / Antagonist
Love to Love 7: Haunted Love House Nadia
Bahay Mo Ba 'To Tingting
2003 Love to Love 2: My 1, 2 Love Nikki
Love to Love: Maid For Each Other Jen
Joyride Lea
2002 Click Barkada Hunt Host/Herself
Maynila Various
Habang Kapiling Ka Donna Javellana
Campus Romance Various
2001 GMA Telecine Specials Various
Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin Melanie Fuentebella
Click Mimi Santiago

As herself

Year Title Role Network
2016 Yan Ang Morning! Guest GMA Network
Sarap Diva
2011 Follow That Star GMA News TV
Bubble Gang GMA Network
Pinoy M.D. Mga Doktor ng Bayan
2011/2013 Party Pilipinas Guest Performer
2010 Diz Iz It Guest Celebrity Judge
2009 Eat Bulaga! Guest
2006/2010 SOP Rules Host
2005 3R
SOP Gigsters
2004 StarStruck Stage 1 Live
2002 Click Barkada Hunt
5 and Up


Awards and nominations

Year Film Awards/Critics Award Result
2013 61st FAMAS Awards Best Supporting Actress (Migrante) Nominated


  1. "LOOK: Kean Cipriano marries Chynna Ortaleza". ABS-CBN Corporation. January 1, 2016. Retrieved January 1, 2016.
  2. "Kean Cipriano, Chynna Ortaleza are expecting a baby girl". Rappler. April 4, 2016. Retrieved September 13, 2016.
  3. Garcia, Rose (4 November 2009). "Aljur Abrenica and Kris Bernal star in new GMA-7 telefantasya". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
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