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Julia Montes is Mara Hautea Schnittka in real life. She was born on March 19, 1995 in Pandacan, Manila to a Filipina mother and a German father. It is said that her father left her since she was still a baby and only her mother and grandmother raised her. She gained her high school diploma in Blessed Hope Christian School in 2011.

Julia started her career in showbiz as a child product endorser with a milk product, particularly Nido. It has been also reported that she auditioned for a slot in "Eat Bulaga" but she was not accepted there. She then auditioned in ABS-CBN children gag show "Goin' Bulilit" and there her star started to shine.

But before her stint in "Goin' Bulilit", Julia was featured in the drama series "Hiram". She portrayed the role of the young Stephanie Borromeo which was later portrayed by Dina Bonnevie. Julia had a long run with the gag show "Goin' BUlilit" in the span of 2004 up to 2008. She used her real name in the show and it was only until the year 2008 that she used the name Julia MOntes.

After her stint in "Goin' Bulilit" in 2008, Julia was featured in the soap drama "Maalaala Mo Kaya" in ABS-CBN in the episode "Card". She portrayed the role of Abby and many critics lauded her performance in that episode. She would then appear in the same soap drama in the following year with the episodes "Diary" and "Lubid".

It was also later in the year 2008 that she starred in two hit drama series titled "I Love Betty La Fea" and "Ligaw Na BUlaklak". She portrayed the "young" roles of the main characters Daniella Valencia and Janet respectively. She also had a cameo role in "Katorse" towards the end of the show whrein she played as Nelie, the flower girl in the wedding.

She was then included in the cast of the television series titled "Gimik 2010" which was a part of the Kapamila Network's "Your Song" weekly series. It was also an adaptation of the 90's series titled "Gimik". Julia portrays the role of Mara.

"Mara Clara" was then the biggest bread in Julia Montes' showbiz career and Mara was her biggest role ever. The series was a remale of an old TV soap opera with the same title which was top billed by Judy Ann Santos and Gladys Reyes. Julia portrayed the role of Mara who was the bad girl in the story and Julia portrayed it well. The other role - the good girl Mara - was portrayed by Kathryn Bernardo. Julia and Kathryn became the hottest new stars in TV with their superb portrayal of their roles in "Mara Clara". In fact, the popularity series prompted Star Cinema t make a movie version of the series and it was a very big hit in the box office charts.

The success of "Mara Clara" catapulted Julia's career to the limelight of Philippine show buziness. She was then invited to join "ASAP", a talent - variey show and she is still in the show as of this writing (June 2012). Julia also joined the cast of "Mara Clara" in "Laugh Out Loud" - a comedy gag show that aired every Saturday nights in ABS-CBN.

She also appeared twice in ABS-CBN's fantasy-drama anthology titled "Wansapanataym" with the episodes "Three In One" and "Unli-Gift Box" as Trina Santa Romindo and Star De Jesus respectively. Julia and the cast of "Mara Clara" again joined forces to realize the teen drama anthology in ABS-CBN titled "Growing Up". They were joined by other teen casts of Gimik 2010 and other teen stars.

Julia would then portray the role of Katerina Alcantara Montenegro in "Walang Hanggan" opposite hunk Coco Martin. The series casts very high figures in the TV ratings chart all over the Philippines. In fact, there were a lot of consecutive weeks wherein it became number one not only in it's time slot but also in the whole prime time block beating its competitors in other TV stations and so with other series in ABS-CBN.

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Walang Hanggan

Julia Montes in Walang Hanggan
"Walang Hanggan" (English title: Infinity) is based on the film "Hihintayin Kita sa Langit" top billed by Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta in the 90's. Incidentally, both are also in the cast of "Walang Hanggan" playing as the parents of Coco Martin.

Julia portrays the role of Katerina Alcantara-Montenegro and she is the love interest of Daniel. The series became the prime time leader in the charts during its airtime. It debuted in the ratings chart with 32.1%, too high against its rival "Legacy" in GMA7.

It was an all-star cast with the main characters and the supporting cast of Helen Gamboa, Susan Roces, Paulo Avelino, Melissa Ricks, Joem Bascon, Rita Avila, Ogie Diaz and Eula Valdez. Due to the deep cast, it was never outclassed in the ratings game during its entire showing.

You can watch the trailer here.
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