Jossette Ocampo-Atayde popularly known as Sylvia Sanchez is a 48-year-old award-winning actress. She is the wife of Art Atayde and the mother of actors Arjo Atayde and actress Ria Atayde. She was born and raised in Nasipit, Agusan del Norte.
Her father, a retired seafarer, abandoned their family when she was 10. At this early age, she realized she would need to be the breadwinner. She worked so that she could send her siblings to school. She has four children with husband Art Atayde: Arjo, Ria, Gela, and Xavi. She also has another daughter named Pia Marie from a previous relationship.
She first started as a sexy actress before becoming one of the country’s best-known actresses. In 1997-1999 she starred in the critically acclaimed primetime soap opera “Esperanza” as the main antagonist. In the 2000s, majority of her work was supporting roles but in 2012-2013, after doing roles for both GMA-7 and ABS-CBN, she would do another antagonist role in “Mundo Man Ay Magunaw” opposite Eula Valdez.
In 2016, she took the role in “The Greatest Love” as a mother struggling with Alzheimer’s, a portrayal that gave her more recognition worldwide. From 2017-2018, she starred in Hanggang Saan opposite her son Arjo Atayde. She is currently portraying as Luzviminda Mabunga in the on-going ABS-CBN show Pamilya Ko, alongside Joey Marquez.
Recently, she shared with the public her elegant multi-level home in an exclusive hilly subdivision located at Quezon City. The Kapamilya actress revealed that her husband was the one who managed the design and the construction of their beautiful home while she was the one who managed the decision for choosing the furniture to be placed in their new dream home. Their multi-level home captured the attention of netizens because it really looks lavish, elegant, and spacious. Their home really looks great from each and every single room.