Julia Montes

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Julia Montes
Birth nameMara Hautea Schnittka
Born(1995-03-19) March 19, 1995 (age 17)
Quezon City
Years active2003–present
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Julia Montes
Birth nameMara Hautea Schnittka
Born(1995-03-19) March 19, 1995 (age 17)
Quezon City
Years active2003–present

Mara Hautea Schnittka , better known by her stage name Julia Montes (born March 19, 1995 in Quezon City), is a Filipina actress and commercial model of German-Filipino descent. She was a cast member of Goin' Bulilit before appearing as Clara in Mara Clara.[1]


Personal life

Julia Montes was born in Pandacan, Manila to Gemma Hautea and Martin Schnittka, a German. Her father left her since she was a baby and only her deaf mother raised her, with the help of her grandmother, Flory Hautea.

Showbiz career

She was discovered because of her TV commercials and afterwards she was cast in a number of GMA-7 shows like “Sana Ikaw Na Nga” as the daughter of actors Robin da Rosa and Angelu de Leon and in some episodes of the now defunct drama anthology “Magpakailanman.” Having no exclusivity in her contract with the Kapuso Network, she auditioned for ABS-CBN’s “Hiram” and was accepted. Then she tried out for the children show “Goin’ Bulilit,” got in and soon made a name for herself in the said show.

Also in 2008, She starred in Maalaala mo Kaya episode (titled as Card) as Abby, a story of a girl who is longing the love the of her parents while under the care of her own yaya, She also appeared in I Love Betty La Fea, Ligaw na Bulaklak, and some other MMK episodes.

2010-11: "The Remake of Mara Clara"

In 2010, she also guested in Gimik 2010 and Katorse. Also that year, her biggest break-out role was being Clara Del Valle/David in the remake of one of the famous Philippine Telenovelas, Mara Clara who was portrayed before by Judy Ann Santos and Gladys Reyes, she was given the role of Gladys before as (Clara), a overindulged rich-but cruel-and inflexible girl who is switched with a down-to-earth poor girl (Mara), which she was really poor and Mara is the real Del Valle. She is with her co-star and Goin' Bulilit friend, Kathryn Bernardo who portrays Mara.

2011-present: Growing Up and Walang Hanggan'

Since then, her name is popular in the showbiz industry alongside with Kathryn, joining the names of the most popular actors/actresses of the industry.

Her second biggest break-out role is in Growing Up as Tammy alongside with her Mara Clara co-stars, Kathryn Bernardo, Kiray Celis, EJ Jallorina, Diego Loyzaga including the newest ABS-CBN actor, Daniel Padilla. Growing Up ended in February 2012. Montes currently stars in Walang Hanggan along with her co-star, Coco Martin.



YearOrigial titleRoleNetwork
2012–presentWalang HangganKaterina AlcantaraABS-CBN
2011–2012Growing UpTammy MagtotoABS-CBN
2011Wansapanataym: Unli-Gift BoxStar De JesusABS-CBN
2011Wansapanataym: Three-In-OneTrina Santa RomindoABS-CBN
2011Laugh Out LoudHerself (Laugh Team with Mara Clara Cast)ABS-CBN
2010–2011Mara ClaraClara Del Valle/Clara DavidABS-CBN
2010Gimik 2010MaraABS-CBN
2010KatorseNellie (flower girl at the ending of Nene and Jojo's Wedding)ABS-CBN
2009Maalaala Mo Kaya: LubidJerome's sisterABS-CBN
2009Komiks Presents: Nasaan Ka Maruja?MauraABS-CBN
2009Maalaala Mo Kaya: DiaryYoung BabetteABS-CBN
2008Ligaw na BulaklakYoung Janet/JenniferABS-CBN
2008I Love Betty La FeaYoung Daniella ValenciaABS-CBN
2008Maalaala Mo Kaya: CardAbbyABS-CBN
2005–2008Goin' BulilitHerself (Mara Schnittka)ABS-CBN
2004HiramYoung Stephanie BorromeoABS-CBN
2003Sana Ay Ikaw Na NgaDanicaGMA-7


YearTitleRoleProduction company
2012The Strangers
2012The ReunionLigayaStar Cinema
2011Way Back HomeJessica SantiagoStar Cinema
2009T2Julia/EngkantoStar Cinema
2008CaregiverAnaStar Cinema
2007Bahay KuboYoung LilyRegal Films
2007Paano Kita IibiginLance's young sisterStar Cinema / Viva Films


  1. ^ Cuartero, Nestor (February 5, 2011). "'Mara Clara,' other stars, in transit". Manila Bulletin. http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/302655/mara-clara-other-stars-transit. Retrieved March 24, 2011. 

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