Everyone who already knew Julia Barretto as a young child would have already expected her entrance into show business at a certain time. After all, the movie stars in her family have all literally aligned to make it happen. She is the daughter of comedian Dennis Padilla with host and actress Marjorie Barretto, which means she also has Gretchen Barretto and Claudine Barretto as doting aunts.
Julia’s first succesful venture into show business was as a child star in the fantaserye Kokey. As a teenager, she was tapped to play the lead role in the fantasy drama Mirabella, along with Enrique Gil and Sam Concepcion. This was immediately followed by the soap And I Love You So, where she played a bida-kontrabida. She was also part of the film adaptation of the best-selling teen romance novel Para Sa Hopeless Romantic, where she was cast in tandem with Inigo Pascual.
She is currently seen in ASAP, as part of the ASAP It Girls along with Liza Soberano, Janella Salvador and Kathryn Bernardo. She is expected to appear in the upcoming romantic flick Vince and Kath and James as well as in the horror thriller Bloody Crayons.