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Johanna Ismael Celis (born July 29, 1995),[citation needed] better known as Kiray, is a Filipina actress, comedian and the founder of Chicks and Fins.[1]

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Kiray in 2020
Johanna Ismael Celis

(1995-07-29) July 29, 1995 (age 25)
Years active1999–present
AgentStar Magic (2000–2018)
GMA Artist Center (2018–present)



Kiray was first discovered when she joined a contest called Muntíng Miss U of MTB at the age of 4. Soon after the contest, she joined the noontime show as the youngest cast member. Her first movie appearance was in the movie "Pera o Bayong (not da TV)" starring the entire MTB cast.

In 2005, Kiray was chosen as one of the cast members in the children's gag show Goin' Bulilit that aired every Sunday. She was on the show until she graduated in 2009.

Kiray starred as Desiree, one of Clara's friends in the TV series Mara Clara alongside Kathryn Bernardo and Julia Montes. She then again starred as Britney in the youth-oriented show Growing Up, again with Bernardo and Montes, being paired with Winston. Her most recent appearance was when she played the role of Whitney Munoz in the comedy youth-oriented show, the Sunday afternoon series Luv U.

After 19 years of staying ABS-CBN, Kiray transferred to GMA Network.[2] She signed a contract with GMA Artist Center on December 20, 2018.[3][4][5] Her first project in GMA will be Luv U 2, starring Jennylyn Mercado & Gabby Concepcion.[6][7]



Year Title Role Network Type of role
1999 Magandang Tanghali Bayan Herself/Contestant/Recurring Mainstay ABS-CBN
2005 Goin' Bulilit Herself/Various roles
Kampanerang Kuba Young Magdalena Lead role
2006 Komiks Presents: Si Piolo at si Lorelei Maya Main role
Komiks Presents: Bampy Special appearance
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Salamin Kiray
2007 Kemis: Ke Misis Umaasa Kiray RPN-9
2009 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Relo Lorimel ABS-CBN
2010 Kokey @ Ako Young Bambam
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Gitara Choir Member
2010-2011 Mara Clara Desiree Francisco Main role / Antagonist
2011–2018 ASAP Host/Performer
2011 Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Mana Po Young Brandi de la Paz Main role
100 Days to Heaven Young Girlie Lead role
Wansapanataym Presents: Flores de Mayumi Mayumi
Wansapanataym Presents: Buhawi Jack Mayumi
2011-2012 Growing Up Britney Gunay Lead role
2012 Regal Shocker Presents: Teatro Ella TV5
Toda Max Jeng Jeng ABS-CBN
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Upuan Pintak
2012–2016 Luv U Whitney Muñoz Lead role
2013 Wansapanataym Presents: Petrang Paminta Marikit Co-lead role
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Tsubibo Brenda Main role
2014 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Notebook Reshee Lead role
2015 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Class Card Joy
Ipaglaban Mo!: Pinekeng Anyo Minnie's best friend
2015–16 #ParangNormal Activity TV5
2015-17 FPJ's Ang Probinsyano Mitch ABS-CBN
2018 Sana Dalawa ang Puso Anya
2019 Maynila: Lend Me Your Love Mayumi GMA Network Lead role
Eat Bulaga! Herself Segment: BOOM! as Ting (Green)
Wish Ko Lang: Kuya, 'Wag Po Joan
Dear Uge Cora / Kira Episode: "Ganda Ka?"
Love You Two Darling Innocencio Supporting Cast
Pepito Manaloto Gwen Episode: "Pepito DragoNia"
2021 Owe My Love Everlyn "Evs" Supporting Cast


Year Title Role Film Production
2000 Pera o Bayong (Not da TV!) Kiray Star Cinema
2006 Kapag Tumibok Ang Puso: Not Once, But Twice Precious Imus Productions
2007 Apat Dapat, Dapat Apat Lily Viva Films
2008 Supahpapalicious Young Nymfa/Inday Star Cinema
2009 BFF: Best Friends Forever Mean Girl
2011 The Howl & The Fussyket Alexi Lumibao Straightshooters Media
First Kiss Jek-jek Independent Short Film
2012 The Mommy Returns Amethyst " Amy" P. Martirez Regal Films
Born to Love You Sampaguita Liwanag Star Cinema
Kimmy Dora and the Temple of Kiyeme Young Charito Go Dong-hae Spring Films
Star Cinema
I Do Bidoo Bidoo: Heto nAPO Sila! Jazzy Polotan Studio 5
Unitel Productions
Si Agimat, si Enteng Kabisote at si Ako Kiray OctoArts Films
M-Zet Productions
Imus Productions
APT Entertainment
GMA Films
2013 Bangungot ATG Productions
Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy Snow White Star Cinema
Viva Films
2014 Echoserang Frog Scenema Concept International
Da Possessed JS Prom Date Star Cinema
Regal Films
Somebody to Love Chloe Regal Films
Shake, Rattle & Roll XV Lovely †
2015 Crazy Beautiful You Kim Star Cinema
Stars Versus Me Total Entertainment Productions
2016 Love is Blind Fe Regal Films
I Love You to Death TBA
The Super Parental Guardians Liza Star Cinema
Viva Films
2018 My Fairy Tail Love Story Missy Regal Films
Bakwit Boys T-Rex Entertainment
Wander Bra Amazona Viva Films
Class of 2018 Venus T-Rex Entertainment
2019 Kiko and Lala TBA GMA Pictures
2020 D'Ninang Lorena Regal Films


Year Award-Giving Body Category Work Result
2008 GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards Most Popular Female Child Performer[8] Won


  1. ^ Cuartero, Nestor (May 31, 2011). "'Mara Clara' movie now filming". Manila Bulletin. Archived from the original on September 18, 2012. Retrieved September 22, 2011.
  2. ^ (October 25, 2018). "Kiray Celis, kumpirmado na ang paglipat sa GMA-7". Retrieved December 20, 2018.
  3. ^ Sun, Cherry. "Kiray Celis on transferring to GMA: "I deserve this"". Retrieved December 20, 2018.
  4. ^ Sun, Cherry. "Kiray Celis reveals why she left the Kapamilya network". Retrieved December 20, 2018.
  5. ^ "Kiray Celis now a Kapuso | Inquirer Entertainment". Retrieved December 20, 2018.
  6. ^ "GMA News Online". Retrieved December 20, 2018.
  7. ^ Anarcon, James Patrick. "Kiray Celis transfers to GMA-7 after 19 years with ABS-CBN". Retrieved December 20, 2018.
  8. ^ "The 38th Box-Office Entertainment Awards (Part 2)". Retrieved May 24, 2014.

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