When Mabel Gorostiza and Byron Gorostiza were blessed with a baby girl on March 12, 2003, little did they know that they were holding the future star of the telly world! Today, one can tell without a doubt that Andrea Brillantes was born to be a star—born to act and born to marvel audience with her artistic skills. She was merely seven when she made her debut in the children’s comedy show, ‘Goin’ Bulilit’. With the passing years, her talent for acting and her charisma have only heightened. One look at her and anyone can feel that she is a diva in the making. Though Brillantes did several shows following her debut in 2010, her big break came with 2013’s ‘Annaliza’ where her portrayal of the titular role won her many accolades and an award too. Post the phenomenal success of ‘Annaliza’, Brillantes starred in ‘Hawak Kamay’ (which gained her the Yahoo! Celebrity Award Child Star of the Year award) and the remake version of ‘Pangako Sa Yo’. She did a few films as well for Star Cinema such as ‘MomZillas’, ‘Crazy Beautiful You’ and ‘Everyday I Love You’.
- Talk of Filipino child actors and one name that is sure to ring a buzz in the ears of everyone is Andrea Brillantes. ‘Born to act’ is a phrase that perfectly suits Andrea. Barely into her teens, she has her hands full with work and a filmography that is extensive and huge. Her already brimming career is widespread as the teenage sensation has proved her worth both on the big and small screens. But before you delve into her rise to stardom and fame, here’s a little dig of her debut. She was only seven when she made her first television appearance in the children’s comedy show ‘Goin’ Bulilit’. Her ease in front of the camera and the perfect portrayal of her character brought her instant recognition. Young Andrea was flooded with offers even before she reached the age of ten and started appeared in guest roles and as supporting and main leads in hit television series. Though she was credited for her brilliant technique and artistic ingenuity all along, the magnum opus of her career until now came with the titular role in the super hit television series, ‘Annaliza’. Following this, her career graph lofted upwards with her starring roles in ‘Hawak Kamay’ and in the remake version of ‘Pangako Sa Yo’.What Makes Andrea Brillantes So Special
- The fact that she is only 13 and more than 23 television series/films old alone makes Andrea Brillantes extremely special. When young boys and girls of her age are busy just realizing what it is to be a teen, she is managing her status of being a ‘teenage sensation’. Also given the kind of competition, when most senior actors work hard to get a lead role in a single television series, Brillantes has already played several main or lead roles. But what stands out for Andrea is her age. At just 13, she surely has a long way to go to refine or hone her skills. But having said that, her brilliance on screen and her artistic ingenuity is at par with some of the best in the industry!Beyond Fame
- Andrea Brillantes’ career graph is every bit to be envied. For how many child actors of just 13 have such an extensive filmography to boast of? Some spectacular performances may have put this Filipino actor in limelight but there is more to this teen sensation than just performing for the camera. One look at her and her innocent charm and persona is sure to sway you away. When not facing the camera, Andrea is like any other teenage girl. She loves spending time with family, hanging out with friends, enjoying life to the fullest and of course dealing with regular studies. Interestingly, she has not let her fame go up to her head. Despite winning two awards and being continuously recognized for her work, she is level-headed and that that is definitely extraordinary.Behind The Curtains
- You may all know her as Andrea Brillates but this Filipino actor was born as Anndrew Blythe Daguio Gorostiza on March 12, 2003 in Taytay, Rizal, Philippines to Mabel and Byron Gorostiza. Before reaching the double digits of her age, she knew what career to pursue and what path to follow. At the age of seven, she made her debut in front of camera for the children’s comedy show ‘Goin’ Bulilit’ as herself. Since then, there has been no looking back for this ace child actor who has done more than twenty television series in guest roles, and as supporting and lead actor. In addition to television appearances, Andrea Brillantes has also performed for the big screen. Her first appearance was for the 2013 film, ‘MomZillas’ as young Rina. Later on, she was cast in the 2015 films, ‘Crazy Beautiful You’ and ‘Everyday I Love You’.Last Updated : November 18, 2016
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