She transitioned to star in numerous independent films, which have been screened internationally.
She has since received 2 Gawad Urian Award nominations.
“Siyempre nais kong magpasalamat sa kanya dahil sa walang sawang pagsuporta niya sa akin, sa amin ni Governor Jonvic (Remulla), dahil nakita ko na kahit alam natin na sobrang busy siya, talagang pinipilit niya na sumama sa amin sa campaign. “Of course I'm really happy for him because he worked hard for this one, and he deserves naman the position,” she said.
Maria joined boyfriend Jolo Revilla and his family during the latter’s oath taking ceremony as Vice Governor of Cavite province. Maria even joined the former actor and his parents, Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr.
and actress Lani Mercado, on stage during the oath taking ceremony.
She is an actress, known for 100 Days to Heaven (2011), Noah (2010) and Tayong dalawa (2009).
Jodi Chrissie García Santamaria (born June 16, 1982), better known by her screen name, Jodi Sta.
In 2012, Jodi became her special participation as Young Olivia La Peña in the daytime drama series Mundo Man ay Magunaw until she rose up when she top-billed Be Careful With My Heart as Maya dela Rosa along with Richard Yap who played her love interest Richard Lim.
The show became a success worldwide, spawning albums, worldwide tours, and concerts.
Maria may have called it quits with actor-politician Jolo Revilla, but there might still be “a second chance” for them after all. I guess I’d welcome him (returning lover) in my life again if I see that he is working hard to change his old ways,” Jodi said at a recent media gathering for the movie, “The Achy Breaky Hearts.” The actress confirmed her breakup with Jolo in Tuesday’s “Tonight With Boy Abunda” on ABS-CBN, saying that while she and the Cavite vice governor “were no longer together …
[they remain] friends.” The now loveless Jodi didn’t look a bit broken-hearted when she faced reporters during Tuesday’s press conference.
Maria landed a role in Tabing Ilog as the tomboyish Georgina.
After playing teen roles, she played in primetime shows such as Walang Kapalit and Kampanerang Kuba.
Keeping their relationship low-profile, it looks like the usually secretive Jodi Sta. Maria’s son Thirdy should be excluded from her answer. Maria complain that she cannot think of an answer, to which the talk show host jokingly retorted, “, but I have to say…” (I really can’t think of anyone else, but I have to say…) Sta. They have not confirmed since then whether they have reunited.