Claudine Barreto was discovered by a late talent manager Douglas Quijano. She begun as a cast of one of the ABS-CBN’s youth show “Ang TV”. At that time she was known as Gretchen and Marjorie Barreto’s sister.
At a young age, she was already acting alongside comedian Dolphy at “Home Along Da Riles” as Bing, the daugther of Kevin which the Comedy King Dolphy. And Aga Muhlach in “Oki Doki Doc” as the sister of Agot Isidro and daugther of Babalu. She also became the main character twice in Star Magic Presents and win the Star Awards of “Best TV Personality Award” in the year 1997 for the episode of “Kasunduan”.
She was started in various hit TV shows including Mula Sa Puso, Saan Ka Man Naroroon, Sa Dulo ng Walang Hanggan, Marina and Ikaw ang Lahat sa Akin.
And because of her wonderful talent in acting, he had a movie with a very promising actors and actresses. Like Maricel Soriano, Sharon Cuneta, Vilma Santos, Christopher de Leon, Gloria Diaz, Hilda Koronel, at Dolphy. Some of her notable fils were Lagalag: The eddie Fernandez Story, Madrasta, Dahil Mahal na Mahal Kita, the movie adaption of Mula sa Puso, Soltera, Kailangan Kita, Anak, Mila and Sukob.
Claudine, who already won three best actress awards, and was crowned Box Office Queen when her 2002 film with former boyfriend Rico Yan, “Got 2 Believe in Magic”, became a box-office hit. Got 2 Believe was her last movie with the late Rico Yan.
Claudine in 30, is married to an actor Raymart Santiago, who is also celebrating his birthday today. Santiago, 36, is an action star and comedian. And now they have two children. Namely Sabina Natasha and Rodrigo Santino.