Sue Ramirez

Sue Anna Garina Dodd[1][2] (born July 20, 1996), known professionally as Sue Ramirez, is a mestiza Filipina actress, model and singer. Her first major role was as supporting cast member on the ABS-CBN remake of the TV drama Mula Sa Puso (2011). She appeared in the television dramas Angelito: Batang Ama (2011–12), Angelito: Ang Bagong Yugto (2012), Annaliza (2013–2014), Pangako Sa 'Yo (2015), Dolce Amore (2016), La Luna Sangre (2017), Hanggang Saan (2017–18), FPJ's Ang Probinsyano (2018) and A Soldier's Heart (2020). She was nominated in the 32nd PMPC Star Awards for Movies as New Movie Actress of the Year for the film Just the Way You Are.

Sue Ramirez
Sue Anna Garina Dodd

(1996-07-20) July 20, 1996 (age 24)
NationalityFilipino American
OccupationActress, model and singer
Years active2010–present
AgentABS-CBN (2010–present)
Star Magic (2010–present)
Brightlight Productions (2020–present)
Known forOka2kat, Annaliza, Pangako Sa'yo, Dolce Amore, La Luna Sangre, Hanggang Saan, FPJ's Ang Probinsyano, A Soldier's Heart
TitleHonorary Ambassador for Tourism 2013-2018 South Korea, Honorary Ambassador for Tourism 2018-2021 (Re-appointment) South Korea

Early lifeEdit

Ramirez was born and raised in Parañaque City, Philippines. Her father James Peter Dodd is a White American retired senior officer of the US state department and her Filipina mother Concepcion Garina is from Sipalay City, Negros Occidental.[3] Sue is the youngest child and she has three sisters and one brother. Her and her siblings all have dual citizenship, however, they were all born and raised in the Philippines. She attended high school at Sacred Heart School in Parañaque.


2011–2012: Early workEdit

Ramirez began her acting career playing Nicole Matias in the ABS-CBN remake of Mula sa Puso. Her character is the only child of the antagonists Ysmael Matias and Selina Pereira-Matias, who goes against her parents and becomes associated with the protagonist, Olivia "Via" Pereira-Amarillo. The series premiered in March 2011 and ran for one season with ninety-eight episodes. Anna Larrucea was originally cast for her role. In the same year, Ramirez made her film debut with a minor role in Aswang, followed by a supporting role in ABS-CBN's drama television series Angelito: Batang Ama.

Ramirez's lead role in ABS-CBN's 2012 remake of !Oka Tokat[4] is often cited as her second major role. She portrayed Luna, the clairvoyant haunted by her ability of foresight, who strives to hone and accept her ability while experiencing difficulties in belonging in the community. She was paired with Paul Salas as her first "love team" partner. The series premiered in February 2012 and ran for one season with fifteen episodes. In the same year, Ramirez reprised her role in the sequel to ABS-CBN's drama television series Angelito: Batang Ama, followed by a supporting role in an episode in ABS-CBN's anthology drama Maalaala Mo Kaya – Baul.

2013–2014: Further ActingEdit

In 2013, Ramirez starred as Luisa "Louie" Celerez in ABS-CBN's Annaliza, the remake of the television series of the same name produced by GMA Network. She was announced to be part of the supporting cast after ABS-CBN's announcement that they have received the rights to remake the television series from the original director, Gil C. Soriano.[5]

In 2014, Ramirez appeared in another episode in ABS-CBN's anthology drama Maalaala Mo Kaya – Panyo, followed by a supporting role in an episode in ABS-CBN's dramatization of actual cases brought and settled in the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, as well as a special participation in ABS-CBN's comedy drama Dream Dad.

2015–2019: BreakthroughEdit

In 2015, Ramirez starred as Michelle Gutierrez in a series of episodes in ABS-CBN's Wansapanataym, followed by a special participation in the Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita remake of the film of the same name. In the same year, Ramirez participated in the fourth batch of the fifth season of Kapamilya, Deal or No Deal, hosted by Luis Manzano, where she was chosen to play in the May 13, 2015 episode and received ₱100,000. Ramirez once again appeared in two episodes in Maalaala Mo Kaya – Shattered Dreams and Maalaala Mo Kaya – Selfless Love and a supporting role in the afternoon drama series All of Me as Kristel Sebastian.

In the Book 2 of the hit TV drama remake of Pangako Sa 'Yo topbilled by Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, viewers were captured by her acting skills as she portrayed the role of Joy "Ligaya" Miranda, the third wheel in Yna Macaspac and Angelo Buenavista's love story. In the same year, Sue Ramirez received her first nomination in the 32nd PMPC Star Awards for Movies as New Movie Actress of the Year for the film Just the Way You Are.

In 2016, Ramirez was given the role of Angel (Serena's biological sister played by Liza Soberano) in Dolce Amore and topbilled the viral story of Genesis, a Filipino artist who sold his paintings for a mother who suffered from severe illness in Maalaala Mo Kaya – Paru-paro. She also joined the longest-running musical variety show in the Philippines ASAP. In the same year, Ramirez was chosen to be the new Honorary Tourism Ambassador for Korea to the Philippines, replacing actress Jessy Mendiola.

Year after, Ramirez appeared as the Young Margaret Divinagracia played by Coney Reyes in 2017 Philippine fantasy drama My Dear Heart and as one of the celebrity contestants in the Philippine adaptation of Israeli reality show I Can Do That. In the same year, Ramirez had a reunion with the loveteam Kathniel in the horror-action fantasy drama television series La Luna Sangre.

In the last Quarter of 2017, Sue Ramirez led the cast of the horror movie The Debutantes together with Miles Ocampo, Michelle Vito, Jane de Leon and Chanel Morales. It was also announced that Ramirez will join the Main Cast of the Philippine television drama series Hanggang Saan with veteran actress Sylvia Sanchez and will be part of the 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival entry Meant to Beh: Ika-something na Utos with Vic Sotto and Dawn Zulueta.

In 2018, she starred in a romantic movie with Jameson Blake entitled Ang Babaeng Allergic sa WiFi.

In 2019, she portrayed a prostitute in the film Cuddle Weather alongside RK Bagatsing.



Year Title Role Film Production Notes
2011 Aswang Younger Stella Regal Films Film Debut
2015 Just The Way You Are Driana Sison Summit Media
Star Cinema
A Second Chance Marie Star Cinema Special Participation
2017 The Debutantes Kate Angeles Regal Films
IdeaFirst Company
Regal Multimedia
Lead Role
Meant to Beh: Ika-something na Utos Rihanna OctoArts Films
M-Zet Productions
APT Entertainment
2017 Metro Manila Film Festival Entry
2018 Ang Babaeng Allergic sa WiFi Norma Villanueva Cignal Entertainment
IdeaFirst Company
October Train Films
Lead Role
2019 Sunshine Family Shine Spring Films
Korean-Filipino Film
Lead Role and Directed by Kim Tai Sik
I'm Ellenya L. Spring Films Special Participation
Cuddle Weather Adela Johnson Regal Entertainment Lead Role
Dead Kids Janina Globe Studios Lead Role
2020 Love Lockdown Abby Dreamscape Entertainment Lead Role
Finding Agnes Cathy Duvera Mavx Productions
Lead Role
TBA Kid Alpha One Lead Role
2021 Princess Dayareese Ally Star Cinema Special Participation


Year Title Network Role Notes
2011 Mula Sa Puso Nicole Matias First major supporting role
Angelito: Batang Ama Rona Dimaano
2012 Oka2kat Luna Main Cast
Angelito: Ang Bagong Yugto Rona Dimaano
Maalaala Mo Kaya Rachel Episode : Baul
2012–present ASAP Co-host/Performer
2013–2014 Annaliza Luisa "Louie" Celerez Supporting role
2014 Maalaala Mo Kaya Susan Episode: Panyo
Ipaglaban Mo! Corrine Episode: Ang Totoong Ako
Dream Dad Young Carmen
2015 Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita Young Cecilia Macaraig Special Participation / Protagonist
Ipaglaban Mo! Lita Episode: Pagkakasala Ng Ama
Wansapanataym Presents: Remote ni Eric Michelle Gutierrez
Maalaala Mo Kaya Liza Episode: Shattered Dreams (Lead Role with Celine Lim)
Maalaala Mo Kaya Mary Episode:Selfless Love (Lead Role with Joseph Marco)
All of Me Kristel Sebastian
Pangako Sa 'Yo Joy "Ligaya" Miranda Supporting Cast / Antagonist
It's Showtime Celebrity Contestant: Lip Swak
2016 Dolce Amore Angela "Angel" Urtola Extended Cast / Antagonist / Protagonist
Ipaglaban Mo! Lita Episode: Pagkakasala Ng Ama (Rewind)
Ipaglaban Mo! Diane Santiago Episode: Kidnap
Maalaala Mo Kaya Genesis Episode: Paru-paro (Lead Role with Nash Aguas)
2017 My Dear Heart Young Margaret Divinagracia Special Participation Cast / Antagonist
La Luna Sangre Catleya Guest Cast / Protagonist
2017–2018 Hanggang Saan Anna Michelle Lamoste Main Cast / Protagonist
2018 Ipaglaban Mo! Cristine Soriano Episode: Sakal
FPJ's Ang Probinsyano Marie Espinosa Guest Cast
TV Patrol Herself Star Patrol Guest Anchor (December 27, 2018)
2019 Unlisted Herself
2020 A Soldier's Heart Lourdes "Lourd" Bacalso Main Cast
Oh My Dad!
Lenlen Balderama Main Cast


Year Organization Recipient Category Result
2015 6th TV Craze Awards 2015 Herself Most Promising Actress of the Year Won
2016 32nd PMPC Star Awards for Movies Just The Way You Are New Movie Actress of the Year Nominated
ASAP Pop Viewers' Choice Awards Herself Pop Sweetheart of the Year Nominated
Herself Pop Love Teen with Ronnie Alonte Nominated
2017 Myx Music Awards 2017 Herself Favorite MYX Celebrity VJ Nominated
FHM Philippines 2017 Herself 100 Sexiest in the World rank 62 Won
YouTube Philippines Herself Top Trending Music Videos of 2017 Philippines for Your Love - Alamid (Cover) Rank 9 Won
2018 Wish Music Awards 2018 Your Love song cover Bronze Wishclusive Elite Circle Won
Your Love song cover Silver Wishclusive Elite Circle Won
Your Love song cover Wishclusive Ballad Performance of the Year Nominated
Herself Wish Promising Artist of the Year Nominated
2019 Wish Music Awards 2019 While We Are Young song cover Wishclusive Pop Performance of the Year Nominated
2020 Wish Music Awards 2020 Your Love song cover Gold Wishclusive Elite Circle Won
7th Urduja Heritage Film Awards Cuddle Weather Best Actress in Comedy or Musical Won


Major ConcertsEdit

Date Title Venue Note
July 19, 2019
Rock Chic
Music Museum
first ever solo concert
July 8, 2017
4 of a Kind: The Unforgettable Concert
together with
Kristel Fulgar
Maris Racal
Loisa Andalio
October 2, 2016
Double Hearts Digital Concert
ABS-CBN Studio 3


Label / Used for Album / Work Song / Title
Dolce Amore OST (original soundtrack) #ChooseAmore #ChooseLove
In Lab Na in Lab
Ako Sa'Yo
Ako Sa'Yo
One of the Lead Singers
"Salamat 2016 – Star Music All-Stars"
One of the Lead Singers
Ikaw Ang Sunshine Ko, Isang Pamilya Tayo

Magazine coverEdit

Issue Magazine Notes
January 2016
Spotted Philippines
SQUARE ONE: Bold Moves, Greater Heights
July 2016
Mega Style Philippines
Sue Ramirez: Her Other Side
June 2017
Metro Magazine
Metro's 28th Year and Star Magic's 25th Anniversary
July 2017
Inside Showbiz Weekly
Girls on Fire
August 2017
Mega Magazine
Women to Watch
December 2017
Liwayway Magazine
Sue Ramirez
August 2018
Village Pipol Magazine
Special Digital Edition featuring Sue Ramirez
August 2018
Liwayway Magazine
Sue Ramirez
February 2019
Speed Magazine
Sue Ramirez


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