Julia Montes, born as Mara Hautea Schnittka in real life on March 19, 1995 is an actress and a commercial model. She was born in Manila with a German – Filipino descent. She was raised solely by her deaf mother Gemma Hautea when her German father, Martin Schnittka left them when she was still a baby. Her grandmother helped raised her. She started doing television commercials before she was discovered to become an actress. She was a cast in the television show in GMA 7 in Sana Ikaw Na Nga, where she starred with Angelu de Leon and Robin da Rosa. She also appeared in Magpakailanman which is a drama anthology by the same TV network, GMA 7.
Her career as a TV actress was not under the exclusive contract with GMA 7 so she tried to audition to its rival TV network ABS CBN where she was given her major break as an actress when she was a casted on the TV shows Hiram, Goin’ Bulilit, and Mara Clara, Maalaala Mo Kaya, I Love Betty La Fea and Ligaw na Bulaklak. She became more popular when she took the major role of Clara in the popular TV show Mara Clara. She started to take mature roles when she was paired with Coco Martin in Walang Hanggan and they are being molded as love team in the movie and television shows.
With her budding career as a movie and television actress, Julia also does print ad commercial modeling and as an endorse of known brands like Bench, Boardwalk, Rejoice and Sketcher. She also appeared in movies screen for the films The Reunion, The Strangers, T2, Caregiver, Way Back Home, Bahay Kubo, and Paano Kita Iibigin? Julia just recently turned 18 and celebrated her debut with a bash in Fernwood Gardens with a fairy tale theme. Among her special guests are Coco Martin as her escort, family and friends. Her Walang Hanggan co-stars are also present like Susan Roces, Dawn Zulueta and Helen Gamboa.
Mara Hautea Schnittka popularly known as Julia Montes was born on March 19, 1995 in Quezon City, Philippines. Her parents are Martin Schnittka, a German and Gemma Hautea a Filipino who was disabled due to a hearing impairment. Her father left them when she was still a baby and was raised by her deaf mother and grandmother. She is a talented Filipina actress and commercial model having a German and Filipino descent. When she was just starting in showbiz she was a cast member of the kid’s show Goin’ Bulilit before she appeared in the drama series Mara Clara.
Julia Montes was discovered because of her appearances in TV commercials. At the start of her career she signed up with GMA 7 where she appeared in shows like Sana Ikaw Na Nga and Magpakailanman. Her contract with GMA 7 was not exclusive thus giving her the opportunity to audition for a show in ABS-CBN. After auditioning for Hiram she was accepted. She later on decided to be part of the children’s show Goin Bulilit. While with ABS-CBN she appeared in shows like Maalaala Mo Kaya, I Love Betty La Fea, Ligaw na Bulaklak and other tv series. Her biggest break was having a role in the prime time Drama series Mara Clara in the year 2010.
Her name continues to become so popular in the showbiz industry. Her second biggest break was with a role for Growing Up a television series that ended in February 2012. Again, she also appeared in the Teleserye Walang Hanggan which is held to be among the most watched Teleserye in Philippine television history. Aside from being a popular and good actress she is also a well-liked endorser and a popular print advertisement and commercial model. She has been an endorser of popular products and companies like Bench, Boardwalk, Rejoice Shampoo, Dental Arts, Skechers and many more. She is considered as one of the most promising actresses of her time.