Category:Actresses from Cebu
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The following 33 pages are in this category, out of 33 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 33 pages are in this category, out of 33 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Kim Chiu – Kimberly Sue Yap Chiu, commonly known as Kim Chiu, is a Filipina actress and model in the Philippines. Chiu first starred in the series, Sana Maulit Muli which won her the years Most Promising Female Star at GMMSF. She also starred in films including Bride for Rent, the sixth highest grossing Filipino film of all time grossing P326 million at the box office. Her other high-profile films include I Love You, Goodbye and Bakit Hindi Ka Crush Ng Crush Mo. She has received a PMPC Award for Best Drama Actress, four FAMAS Award nominations and was hailed Princess of Philippine Movies and TV for her accomplishments in the film, Chiu gained prominence by winning the reality series Pinoy Big Brother, Teen Edition. For the show, Chiu left her hometown of Cebu City and she, along with the rest of the housemates entered the Big Brother house on April 23,2006. After 42 days in the Big Brother house, she was named the Teen Big Winner with 626,562 votes at the Aliw Theatre inside the Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex in Pasay City and she was the only housemate who was never nominated for eviction. After winning, Chiu became part of Star Magic and she and her on-screen partner Gerald Anderson became regulars in ASAP XV and appeared together in several ABS-CBN shows Love Spell, comedy sitcom Aalog-Alog and in the film First Day High. In 2007, Chiu starred in the primetime TV series entitled Sana Maulit Muli alongside Anderson which was released to significant acclaim. That year, she was nominated and eventually won the 38th Guillermo Mendoza Box Office Awards as Most Promising Female Star, Sana Maulit Muli was later released in Taiwan under the PTS network, under the title Chances. Chiu then launched her debut album Gwa Ai Di under Star Records and it reached a Gold Record status. Gaining much recognition for her roles, she then starred in the movie Ive Fallen For You under Star Cinema. In 2008, Chiu was cast in the Philippine adaptation of the South Korean TV series My Girl, in 2009, Chiu secured her name as a top actress in the highly acclaimed TV series entitled Tayong Dalawa. She garnered several acting awards for her portrayal of Audrey, a woman who is loved by two military men and her movie I Love You, Goodbye became part of Star Cinemas official entry to the 2009 Metro Manila Film Festival. In 2010, she starred in the romance film Paano Na Kaya. She also starred in the primetime drama, Kung Tayoy Magkakalayo. In October 2010, Chiu and Anderson teamed up for the last consecutive time in the film Till My Heartaches End, in the midst of movie promotions, it was reported that the long-time couple had split, yet the reason for the breakup was not discussed. She top-billed in a musical anthology series Your Song, as a sub-series for the 12th season called Your Song Presents
2. Anna Fegi – Anna Fegi is a Filipina singer and actress from Cebu, Philippines. Fegi is recognized by her voice, high vocal range. Anna Fegi was born in Toledo, Cebu, Philippines and is the fourth of seven born to Gaudencio. The family is a musical family and they spent time together singing and performing while living in Barangay Lutopan. Her mother was a teacher at De LaSalle Andres Soriano Memorial School. The family lived together in a house in the teachers compound on the school campus. Her father built his own sound systems from scratch and it was on those systems that he played records, barbra Streisand and Whitney Houston were two of the early influences of Fegi as she learned to sing along to their records. At the encouragement of her parents, Anna entered local singing contests and performed for school, Fegi was first discovered by Ryan Cayabyab and producer Judd Berlin during a talent search in Cebu when they was looking for a new member of the award-winning group, Smokey Mountain. She was just sixteen years old when she moved to Manila to begin rehearsals with the group and she performed a year later as a part of the groups third batch, along with Chedi Vergara and Jason Angangan, while touring in Japan in 1994. After performing in Smokey Mountain, she turned to the world of musical theater and she continued performing for school events and was able to tour the United States for the first time as a part of the schools Dramatics and Cultural Ensemble, directed by Dr. Milagros Espina. In 1997, Ryan Cayabyab wrote the song Rainbow in My Cloud as the song for the animated movie Vulcan. The recording won an AWIT Award in 1998 for Best Theme Song for Movie/TV/Stage, in 1998, Fegi decided to leave school and move to Manila to become closer to the music scene. One of the first people she was introduced to was her future manager, Carballo became Fegis manager for five years in Manila. Television network ABS-CBN produces a song writing competition each year called Himig Handog. Fegi entered the competition in 2000 performing the song Larawan, composed by Dodjie Simon, upon her success from Himig Handog, she signed a record deal later that year with the Sony BMG. This led to her release of two solo albums. Fegis debut album titled Every Step of the Way was recorded in 2000 and it featured the original recording of the popular song I Need You, although Rimes released it sooner. It was also in 2000 that Fegi joined the popular ABS-CBN television program ASAP and she went on to perform as a regular member of the show for five years
3. Morissette Amon – Johanne Morissette Daug Amon, better known by her stage name, Morissette, is a Filipina singer and occasional actress. She first rose to prominence when she finished runner-up on TV5s Star Factor at the age of 14, in 2012, Amon made her professional stage debut in the Repertory Philippines production of Disneys Camp Rock. She competed in the first season of ABS-CBNs The Voice of the Philippines in 2013, born and raised in Cebu City, Amon became a recording artist of Star Music/ Star Records in early 2014 and released her first album, a self-titled album, Morissette, in March 2015. She was tagged as The Next Big Diva and she officially became part of the ABS-CBN s Sunday afternoon show, ASAP, in January 2014, as she was introduced as one of the Homegrown Divas with her whistle prowess. Presently, she is one of the ASAPs Birit Queens, Morissette was awarded as the New Female Recording Artist of the Year by the 7th PMPC Star Awards for Music in November 2015 for her album, Morissette. She bagged the Female Artist of the Year on M. O. R, Pinoy Music Awards in August 2016. She had her first major concert, which sold out. Johanne Morissette Daug Amon, also known as Morissette or Mowie, was born on June 2,1996 in Cebu City, Philippines to her mother Analie Daug, shes the first child and has one sibling, Jeremy Mattheu Amon. Her family has always been music, or musically inclined. Her father is a rocker, and his favorite singer was Alanis Morissette and she was 3 years old when her family discovered her talent in singing. When she was alone with a karaoke machine, she sang the Regine Velasquez song. As she grew up, she sang Jessa Zaragoza songs like Paano Na Kaya and she joined her first singing contest held by a radio station in Cebu and sang Christina Aguileras Reflection. Thereafter she became a frequent singing contestant in Cebu, joining competitions such as Young Star Singing Idol, at 9 years of age, she became a finalist in the Little Division of Little Big Star Cebu, hosted by Sheryn Regis. She also did front acts in mall tours for different artists like Sarah Geronimo and Kim Chiu, among others, at the age of 14, she tried her luck on TV5s Talentadong Pinoy but lost. She then was asked to join the new Artista Search of TV5, because of her strong desire to become a singer and performer, she joined the audition held in Cebu, wherein the judges picked her as one of the finalists. She then moved to Manila together with her mother to try her luck in the said competition, lack of sleep, tiredness, and sacrifices paid off when she reached the top 4 as one of the grand finalists. She was the first runner up to Eula Caballero, the Star Factor grand winner, Mr. David Cosico saw the potential in her and decided to manage her career on TV5. She eventually appeared in several TV5 shows, such as Kapitan Awesome and Cassandra and she starred alongside Markki Stroem, who played Shane Gray
4. Shaina Magdayao – Shaina García Magdayao, is a Filipina actress, dancer, singer and model. She is currently under ABS-CBN Management and a member of Star Magic, shaina Magdayao began her acting career when she was cast in the Philippine drama series Lyra, playing the lead character. She later joined Kaybol before starring in ABS-CBNs afternoon drama series Marinella, in 2000, when Magdayao was 12 years old, she released a self-titled debut album with Star Records. The carrier single was Sayaw Sweet Lullabye, in 2001, she was included in the cast of the afternoon comedy show Ang TV2. In 2002, she starred in an afternoon series, called K2BU and appeared in several drama series and sitcoms. She started to participate school at home in late 2004 and she won the Most popular Child Actress Award in the 2002 Guillermo Mendoza Awards. Magdayao also starred in Laurice Guillens 2003 film Tanging Yaman, where she won a Best Child Actress award from the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and she also received an award for her role in Ang Tanging Ina. Other awards under Magdayaos belt include the Best Child Performer award from the Parangal ng Bayan in 1999 and she was also one of the lead casts of Erik Mattis television series, Rounin, under Chito Ronos direction, via ABS-CBN in 2006. She is part of the regular cast at ABS-CBNs Sunday afternoon show and she starred in Kambal sa Uma, an afternoon drama series on ABS-CBN. In 2010, she starred in her very first solo role in the afternoon soap opera Alyna. The show was successful that Magdayao was given the title ABS-CBN’s ‘Kapamilya Gold’ Queen. 2012 proved to be Magdayaos most dramatic year, career-wise, Magdayao starred in the OFW-themed series Kung Akoy Iiwan Mo with Jake Cuenca. In 2013, she was added to the main cast of Juan Dela Cruz, in 2015, she was paired to Gerald Anderson on the New York Festival-nominated family television series about angels Nathaniel. She also topbilled Cinema Ones first breakthrough series about millennials Single/Single as Joee, in 2016, she was Billie Pono, the female lead of Quantum Films My CandiDate with Derek Ramsay. She also joined the Book 2 of The Story of Us as Lucia Cristobal and she rehashed her role as Joee on the second season of Single/Single. She is also the sister of Enrique Gil in the suspense-thriller Dukot, shaina is a familiar face in advertisements. She started off as a model for various baby products. As a child, she was a model for Garfield, a clothing company
5. Maria Amapola Cabase – Maria Amapola Cabase, better known by her stage name Amapola, is a Filipino singer, actress, musician, television and radio host. She is widely known in the Philippines as the original artist for the song, Kapantay Ay Langit, which was later popularized by singer Pilita Corrales. Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos dubbed Cabase as a Music Ambassador for the country in 1973 in celebration of Amapolas first concert in New York, November 3,1973, at New Yorks Town Hall. In 1984, she released her debut album produced in collaboration with jazz pianist Bobby Enriquez. Amapolas music career began when she sang the love theme Guihigugma Ko Ikaw for the Azucena Pictures film Utlanan, the song Kapantay Ay Langit on YouTube sung by Amapola and composed by George Canseco, won the Manila Film Festival Gabi Ng Parangal song of the year award. It was later popularized by singer Pilita Corrales which eventually became her signature song, Amapola was awarded the key to Cebu City by then Governor Manuel Cuenco to celebrate her work as Toy Orchestra Conductor, making her the youngest person ever to receive the honor. The event was held at Cebu Citys DYRC-Radio, attended by Cebu Normal School Military Toy Orchestra, conductor Amapola and director Coronada Pingol, since the 1970s, Amapola has performed jazz and popular music. In 1979, Amapolas band, Amy and the Sounds, featuring her father, in the 1980s, Amapola won a number of awards for her music, such as the Awit Award for Best Female Singer and Best Vocal Performance. Formerly with DSwan Records and winning her first Awit Awards as Best Female Singer in the Vernacular, the aforementioned singles anchored the Gold hit Songs and Amapola under the Pioneer record label. Amapola held the title of Philippine Jukebox Queen in the early 70s, all tracks were written and performed by DAmarillo and his orchestra. The albums back cover featured George Cansecos poem, Ode To Amapola, Amapola hosted Amapola Presents Show a weekly TV variety show at KEMO-TV in San Francisco, which she hosted from 1978 to 1981. She regularly performed on Manila television shows such as Stop, Look, Listen, superstar, Seeing Stars, Etchos Lang and Live with Pops and Martin throughout the 1980s. Amapola was discovered by Espiridion Laxa who signed her up with Tagalog Ilang-Ilang Productions for three films and she co-starred with Victor Wood in, Mr. Lonely in 1972 and You Are My Destiny in 1973. Both films were directed by Leonardo L. Garcia and written by Rico Bello Omagap, casting for the third film I Went To Your Wedding was changed when Amapola began her USA tour in Honolulu, Hawaii. In 2003, Amapola published Coming Home, her first novel, Coming Home won the Florida Writers Associations Royal Palm Literary Award for Romantic Fiction and was a finalist for Best Fiction of 2004 in Foreword Magazine. In 2005, she published Promising Skies, which received acclaim from New York Times best-selling author Ellen Tanner Marsh. In 1990, Amapola played the role of Bloody Mary in the RVL Sun’s Theater production of South Pacific, on board the Hanseatic, Amapola was offered to sing on board the MS Gripsholm. In 2006, Amapola was invited to headline on board Regent Seven Seas Cruises Voyager World Cruise, Amapola raised two children with her second husband, Nicolas T. Aiello
6. Tita Duran – Teresita Tita Durán Durango-Magalona was a Filipina film actress who began as a child actress. She was the first ever successful child star of Philippine cinema, actor Pancho Magalona was her husband. She is the mother of the late Filipino rapper Francis Magalona and grandmother to Maxene Magalona who, as a child, Durán joined a movie in her early career as an eight-year-old child abandoned by her mother in 1936 family-drama of Awit ng mga Ulila. In 1938, Sampaguita Pictures spotted the child and cast her in a movie of Inang Mahal. Her second movie for Sampaguita was Ang Magsasampaguita, Durán made two movies under LVN Pictures, Pangarap and Sawing Gantimpala both in 1940. After World War II, she made a comeback in her studio Sampaguita Pictures and she joined in a war film with Carmen Rosales titled Guerilyera and typecasted in numerous musical films paired by some of Sampaguitas finest actors. After her last movie with Sampaguita was Isang Halik Mo Pancho and she made Maria Went to Town under Deegar Cinema Inc. Nation says goodbye to Francis M. today
7. Vina Morales – Vina Morales is a Filipino singer, actress and model. At age nine, Morales started singing with the choir of Saint Vincent Ferrer Parish Church in Bogo. Father Fritz T. Malinao, a priest and a songwriter in his community, discovered Morales talent. The song, Paglaum, which hope or pag-asa in the Cebuano language, won the Grand Prize. Representatives from Viva Films saw her performance and offered her a singing and acting contract and she and her family moved to Manila where she auditioned for a film career in the Philippine film industry. She changed her name from Sharon Garcia Magdayao to Vina Morales. Morales first film debut was Nakagapos na Puso where she co-starred with Sharon Cuneta, in her late teen years, Morales appeared in Ang Utol Kong Hoodlum and Anghel Na Walang Langit. She also appeared in The Sarah Balabagan Story, Morales recorded albums and performed in live concerts in the Philippines, including 2004s Mamahalin Ka Niya. She co-wrote the lyrics of a song titled Paano Kaya Magtatagpo, along with Filipino model, actor and musician, Piolo Pascual. The music was composed by Arnel de Pano, later, Morales and Pascual recorded the song as a duet. Other songs on the album include Yakapin Mo Ako, Pangako, in 2003, she held a multi-city United States tour titled Vina Revealed and Vinas Hot. Morales performed the song Yakapin Mo Ako while portraying singer Joey Albert on the biographical TV series Maalaala Mo Kaya, in 2002, she co-hosted a series of Philippine shows with Martin Nievera in the United States and Canada. She was the first Filipino to sing at the New York International Music Festival held at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas in 2003, in 2006, she also did a tour in the United States. In 2007, she starred in ABS-CBNs Maria Flordeluna, where she played Elvira and she also represented the Philippines at the 2007 Ikon Asean singing contest and won the competition. In 2010, she was cast in Agua Bendita, an ABS-CBN soap opera starring Andi Eigenmann, in 2011, Morales played her very first antagonist role as Cecilia Cecile Altamira in Nasaan Ka Elisa. A remake of the 2009 Chilean telenovela of the title that was later remade in the United States in 2010. In 2014, she marked her comeback with Robin Padilla in the 2014 MMFF film Bonifacio. She has a sister named Shaina Magdayao who is also an actress and she has a daughter Ceana born in 2009