Chynna Ortaleza

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.

Chynna Ortaleza
Lara Serena Roque Ortaleza

(1982-12-06) December 6, 1982
OccupationTelevision host, model, actress
Years active1997–present
Kean Cipriano (m. 2015)


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. She returned to acting after graduating from high school, when she became known as Sprite's Kitikitxt girl via a popular TV commercial that launched her showbusiness career.

Ortaleza was later cast as Mimi on GMA Network's teen drama, Click, where she starred next to Richard Gutierrez.

In 2004, Ortaleza began to focus on her hosting career. 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 was also a cast member of Joyride.

In 2010 to 2012, she played more than five major villainess character roles.

In 2013, Chynna Ortaleza was cast as the hard-hearted and soft-spoken Minerva on Kakambal ni Eliana, along with Sherilyn Reyes-Tan and Lexi Fernandez, the three of them are the lead villains to the main heroine, Eliana. Ortaleza's character in the end became snake and tries to murder Eliana as a revenge for Nora's demise (Sherilyn Reyes-Tan).[1]

In 2005, Ortaleza appeared in the first issue of Pump Magazine. She was also a part of Metro Magazine and FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World."

Ortaleza then starred in the soap opera Sugo and joined the MTV VJ Hunt to become one of the 16 finalists.

Though she did not win the title, she got the People Choice awards.

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

In 2014 she played as Colleen on Second Chances and on 2018 she played the kind-hearted and tough Lynette on Victor Magtanggol. [2] Her Lynette character was slightly hateful to her mother for abandoning them but later learns to forgive her.

Personal life

In December 2015, Ortaleza married singer and actor Kean Cipriano.[3] The couple have daughter named Stellar.[4] The name of their daughter was inspired by one the songs of their favorite band Incubus.



2018WowowinHerselfGMA Network
Victor MagtanggolLynette Magtanggol-Domingo
WagasKara David
2017Ika-6 na UtosMaui Alcaraz
Mulawin vs. RavenaReyna Rashana
2016Magpakailanman: The Happy and Sad Adventures of Tekla: The Romeo Librada StoryAyrin
Magpakailanman: Hula ng kamatayan: The Marivic Celi StoryMarivic Celi
2015The Rich Man's DaughterBatchi Luna
Juan TamadEllen Da General
Second ChancesColleen Paredes
2014DadingCeline Pacheco-Rodriguez
My Husband's LoverStella
Kakambal ni ElianaMinerva San Beda
Sana Ay Ikaw Na NgaOlga Villavicer / Sandra Sebastian / Dulce
Luna BlancaYoung Divine Alvarez-Buenaluz (1st and 2nd chapter)
LegacyYoung Eva Altamirano-Alcantara
2011Pahiram ng Isang InaSophia
Pepito ManalotoNancy
Magic PalayokNatasha Ledesma
2010Jillian: Namamasko PoMavic
Sine Novela: Trudis LiitPrecious Toledo
Dear Friend: Tisay
The Last Prince[5]Lourdez
2009Adik Sa'YoLisa
SRO Cinemaserye: The Eva Castillo StoryPilar
Dear Friend: Kay Tagal Kitang HinintayDianne
Sine Novela: Paano Ba Ang Mangarap?Maya Benitez
2008Codename: AseroFran Guevarra
2007La VendettaJoanna Alumpihit
Sine Novela: Pati Ba Pintig ng PusoMabelle
Now and Forever: LinlangJane
Love to Love 7: Haunted Love HouseNadia
Bahay Mo Ba 'ToTingting
2003Love to Love 2: My 1, 2 LoveNikki
Love to Love: Maid For Each OtherJen
2002Click Barkada HuntHost
Habang Kapiling KaDonna Javellana-Capistrano
Campus RomanceVarious
2001GMA Telecine SpecialsVarious
Ikaw Lang Ang MamahalinMelanie Fuentebella
ClickMimi Santiago
1997-20025 and UpHerself/hostABC


  • (2014) #Y as Abby
  • (2014) Hustisya as Kristal
  • (2014) Dementia as Olivia
  • (2014) Basement as Angela
  • (2013) Ano Ang Kulay Ng Mga Nakalimutang Pangarap? as Monette
  • (2013) Menor de Edad as Nancy
  • (2012) Migrante as Edna
  • (2009) Forget Me Not as Karla
  • (2005) Kilig, Pintig, Yanig as Mitch
  • (2004) Kuya as Jill
  • (2003) Mano Po 2: My Home as Yna
  • (2002) Bakit Papa as Chiqui

Awards and nominations

Year Film Awards/Critics Award Result
201361st FAMAS AwardsBest Supporting Actress (Migrante)Nominated
201517th Gawad PASADO AwardsPinakapasadong Katuwang na Aktres (Dementia)Nominated


  1. Garcia, Rose. "Chynna Ortaleza transforms into a scary, slimy serpent". Retrieved 2018-10-30.
  2. "GMA News Online". Retrieved 2018-10-30.
  3. "LOOK: Kean Cipriano marries Chynna Ortaleza". ABS-CBN Corporation. January 1, 2016. Retrieved January 1, 2016.
  4. Abanilla, Clarizel G. "Kean, Chynna didn't take too long to know they're meant for each other". Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  5. Garcia, Rose (4 November 2009). "Aljur Abrenica and Kris Bernal star in new GMA-7 telefantasya". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Archived from the original on 7 November 2009. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
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