She is known for the roles of Mira in the hit fantasy series Encantadia, Salve Dizon de Leon in the remake of Babangon Ako't Dudurugin Kita and Shayne Rodrigo in the hit remake Saan Darating Ang Umaga? She was also known in Rhodora X as Angela, Dolores in the hit afternoon drama series Yagit and Ysabel in the hit Sa Piling ni Nanay which extended many times due to high ratings. Her first album, In the Name of Love was released in 2006 and attained platinum status while in 2007, her second album, Love Is All I Need, reached gold status.She is of Lebanese-Kurdish (paternal) and Chinese Filipino (maternal) descent.In its press conference, GMA Network crowned her as its GMA Drama Princess.
Now, I can’t imagine myself doing anything else but acting.” He’ll soon be seen in another GMA show, La Lola, with Eddie Garcia, Keempee de Leon, Marvin Agustin, Rhian Ramos, Eula Valdez, et al. I take lots of fruits (banana, orange, apple, pineapple, etc.). Every now and then, sinangag with daing na bangus or tuyo. I make up for it with juices, mostly fresh orange juice with pulp bits. When I have no work, I pamper myself with a spa treat.” When you want to get away from it all, where do you go? Or I go to Gold’s Gym (in Robinsons Galleria).” What part of your body needs improvement? That’s the hardest to trim and to maintain, especially among us actors na nagpupuyat at kain nang kain for energy. They are broad.” You have a scar on your upper lip (like that of Joaquin Phoenix), which adds character to your personality. “When I was in prep school, nakikipaghabulan ako sa classmate ko, I slipped and I hit my face on the corner of a table. I’m a butt person; hindi ako mahilig sa boobs.” And what turns you off? If they are not clean, it means hindi sila hygienic. When you are very busy, it’s hard to find time for girls.” How many girls have you been linked to? The next three episodes on Obra are Dearest Daddy (playing a young man about to get married when he discovers that his father and uncle are gay), Rehas (about the plight of an innocent inmate who succumbs to the wicked culture of the penitentiary) and Liwanag sa Dilim (the story of a disabled person searching for love and a miracle), directed by Joel Lamangan, Maryo J. John Carlo de Vera stands 5’8”; weighs 150 lbs.; has a 30-inch waistline; and wears small-size shirt, 30/31-inch briefs and size-9 shoes. It’s good daw, nakakatanggal ng mga bato sa system. It takes me time to trim my abs, mga two months at most.” What part is vulnerable? I also have a scar on my eyebrow.” What part of a girl’s body do you look at first? If she smiles, so much the better.” What else about a girl turns you on? If what you see is not clean, how much more what you don’t see? “Well, there was Pauleen (Luna), Michelle (Madrigal) and Yasmien (Kurdi).” What about your sex life? But if you are a man, it’s hard not to have sex in three months. “The dancing part was easy because I dance naman talaga sa S. They were also part of the scene.” That single performance (which should get a nod from the Philippine Movie Press Club’s Star Awards for Television) easily ranked JC (along with, among a few others, Jason Abalos and Sid Lucero) with the actors-next-in-line to the likes of (the more senior ones) Christopher de Leon, Aga Muhlach and Richard Gomez, and (the junior ones) the likes of Piolo Pascual and Jericho Rosales. It’s JC’s most markado performance, several ratings higher than those in the other GMA drama shows like (Telebabad’s) Babangon Ako’t Dudurugin Kita, (Sine Novela’s) Pati Ba Pintig ng Puso and Pasan Ko ang Daigdig, and a few fantasy-adventure series (Sugo, Captain Barbell, etc.). Winner, Male Star Of The Night – 24th PMPC Star Awards For TV 20105.
Featured star in four episodes in this month’s Obra, the new drama anthology aired Thursday nights on GMA (after the Telebabad shows), is JC de Vera who did an impressive performance in the initial episode titled Pretty Boy the other night, playing a handsome young man forced to work as a macho dancer to keep body and soul together. But when I just wake up, kapag bagong gising ako, medyo grumpy ako.
She was one of the finalists in ABS-CBN's ASAP Pond's Soft Skin Search, but lost to the Jaboom twins.
In 2009, Kurdi starred in an ad promoting vegetarianism for PETA Asia-Pacific.
Recipient of German Moreno Youth Achievement Award in the 55th Famas Awards 20073.
PMPC Star Awards for TV 2009 nominated for Best Single Performance by an Actor (Obra: Pretty Boy)4.
She was one of the Final Four in the first season of Star Struck, a reality-based talent search show by GMA Network in the Philippines where she finished as first runner-up.