Ciara Sotto

This name uses Philippine naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Gamboa and the second or paternal family name is Sotto.
Ciara Sotto
Born Ciara Anna Gamboa Sotto
(1980-07-02) July 2, 1980
Makati, Philippines
Other names Ciara Sotto
Occupation Actress, singer, host
Years active 1992present
Spouse(s) Jojo Oconer (m. 2010; separated 2016)
Children 1
Parent(s) Helen Gamboa
Vicente Sotto III

Ciara Anna Gamboa Sotto (born July 2, 1980) is a Filipino actress and singer.

Personal life

She is the youngest daughter of actress Helen Gamboa-Sotto and actor and Senator Vicente "Tito" Sotto III. She is first cousins with Sharon Cuneta (their mothers are sisters) and first niece with her daughter, KC Concepcion. She is also cousins with Danica and Oyo Boy Sotto.

In 2010, Sotto married businessman Jojo Oconer,[1][2] whom she has a son(Vicenzo Jose or Crixus) with, born in March 2015.[3]

As of January 2016, Ciara is now separated from husband Jojo.


At age 6, Sotto made her first appearance on Eat Bulaga! and became one of the show's regular hosts from 2005 to 2007. Before she became a regular host at Eat Bulaga, she was a member of former teen-oriented drama T.G.I.S., produced by Viva Television and GMA Network. During her teenage years, Sotto together with cousin Danica Sotto and Jocas de Leon, had a regular Saturday production number in Eat Bulaga!. They were dubbed as the "Ang TVJ (Tito, Vic and Joey) Kids." During her stint in Eat Bulaga!, she was paired with co-host Paolo Ballesteros and were together dubbed "CiaPao."[4]

In 2008, Sotto launched her album entitled If You Love Me. She said that she was involved in different aspects of the album's production. The album contains songs written by her father Tito with her uncle Vic Sotto along with Joey de Leon doing the back-up vocals of one song. It was Sotto's second album and it is produced and was distributed by Sony BMG Music.[5][6]



Year Title Role Network
1995–99 T.G.I.S. Regina "Rain" Abrera GMA Network
1997–99 Growing Up Regina "Rain" Abrera
1998 Halik Sa Apoy Adelle
1999 Di Ba't Ikaw Grace
2001 Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan Barbara Wilwayco ABS-CBN
2003 Buttercup Sheryl Bala
2004 Magpakailanman Various GMA Network
2005–2007 Eat Bulaga! Herself/Co-Host
2005 Love to Love: Love-an O Bawi Princess
2006 Love to Love: Best Friends Samantha/Sam
2007 Now and Forever: Dangal Celestine
2009 Darna Selena / Babaeng Apoy
2010 Talentadong Pinoy Celebrity Talentado Champion TV5
2011 Star Confessions Sfazhiva
2012 Valiente young Luming
Walang Hanggan young Margaret Montenegro ABS-CBN
Wansapanataym: Magic Shoes Janine
2013–2014 Madam Chairman Jingle TV5
2015 Princess in the Palace Daphne Jacinto GMA Network
2016 Tonight with Arnold Clavio Herself
Yan Ang Morning! Herself
2016 Magandang Buhay Herself ABS-CBN


Year Title Role Film production
1985 Mama Said Papa Said I Love You Ciara Regal Entertainment
1997 TGIS the Movie Rain Abrera Viva Films
1999 Sumigaw Ka Hanggang Gusto Mo Viva Films
2000 Di Ko Kayang Tanggapin Sheryl World Arts Cinema
2000 Minsan, Minahal Kita Mary Ann Star Cinema
2004 Spirit of the Glass Cecille
2009 Mano Po 6: A Mother's Love Carol Uy Regal Entertainment
2010 White House Angeligue Regal Entertainment
2011 Enteng Ng Ina Mo Trainors Star Cinema, APT Entertainment, OctoArts Films and M - Zet Productions
2014 Where I Am King


  1. Ilogon, Faye (January 19, 2010). "Ciara Sotto's wedding first for showbiz in 2010". GMA News Online. GMA Network Inc. Retrieved January 15, 2016.
  2. Abunda, Boy (April 18, 2013). "Ciara Sotto's new focus". The Philippine Star. Retrieved January 15, 2016.
  3. "LOOK: Ciara Sotto gives birth to baby boy". ABS-CBN Corporation. March 1, 2015. Retrieved January 15, 2016.
  4. "Ciara Sotto sings Lupang Hinirang". GMA News Online. GMA Network Inc. March 16, 2008. Retrieved January 15, 2016.
  5. Buan-Deveza, Reyma (July 11, 2008). "Ciara Sotto launches new CD "If You Love Me"". ABS-CBN Corporation. Retrieved January 15, 2016.
  6. Almo, Nerisa (July 14, 2008). "Ciara Sotto releases third album before going back to Las Vegas". Philippine Entertainment Portal. GMA Network Inc. Retrieved January 15, 2016.

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