Lara Serena Roque Ortaleza|
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.
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.
In December 2015, Ortaleza married singer and actor Kean Cipriano. The couple are expecting their first child, a daughter.
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|
|Juan Tamad||Ellen Da General||Episode Guest|
|Second Chances||Colleen Paredes||Supporting role / Antagonist|
|2014||Dading||Celine Pacheco-Rodriguez||Main role / Antagonist|
|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|
|Dear Friend: Tisay||Danielle|
|The Last Prince||Lourdez|
|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|
|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|
|2002||Click Barkada Hunt||Host/Herself|
|Habang Kapiling Ka||Donna Javellana|
|2001||GMA Telecine Specials||Various|
|Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin||Melanie Fuentebella|
|2016||Yan Ang Morning!||Guest||GMA Network|
|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|
|2004||StarStruck Stage 1 Live|
|2002||Click Barkada Hunt|
|5 and Up|
- (2014) #Y Indie Film as Abby
- (2014) Hustisya Indie Film as Kristal
- (2014) Dementia as Olivia
- (2014) Basement as Angela
- (2013) Ano Ang Kulay Ng Mga Nakalimutang Pangarap? Indie Film as Monette
- (2013) Menor de Edad Indie Film as Nancy
- (2012) Migrante Indie Film as Edna
- (2009) Forget Me Not Indie Film as Karla
- (2005) Kilig, Pintig, Yanig Indie Film as Mitch
- (2004) Kuya as Jill
- (2003) Mano Po 2: My Home as Yna
- (2002) Bakit Papa as Chiqui
Awards and nominations
|2013||61st FAMAS Awards||Best Supporting Actress (Migrante)||Nominated|
- ↑ "LOOK: Kean Cipriano marries Chynna Ortaleza". ABS-CBNnews.com. ABS-CBN Corporation. January 1, 2016. Retrieved January 1, 2016.
- ↑ "Kean Cipriano, Chynna Ortaleza are expecting a baby girl". Rappler. April 4, 2016. Retrieved September 13, 2016.
- ↑ Garcia, Rose (4 November 2009). "Aljur Abrenica and Kris Bernal star in new GMA-7 telefantasya". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 19 August 2013.