Famous Filipino Film & Theater Personalities

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 1 Lou Diamond Phillips

Lou Diamond Phillips.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 17, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: U.S. Naval Base Subic Bay, Philippines

Golden Globe-nominated actor Lou Diamond Phillips is best known as Ritchie Valens from the film La Bamba. His performance in the Broadway revival of The King and I earned him a Tony nomination. He has also appeared in a string of TV and radio projects and participated in poker championships.

 2 Lea Salonga

Lea Salonga.
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Famous As: Singer, actress
Birthdate: February 22, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ermita, Manila, Philippines
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 3 Liza Soberano

Liza Soberano.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 4, 1998
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Santa Clara, California, United States
Filipina-American actor Liza Soberano rose to fame with the role of Maria in the series Forevermore, which had her starring with Enrique Gil. She paired up with Gil in many more projects later, such as the series Dolce Amore and the films Alone/Together and My Ex and Whys.

 4 Sandara Park

Sandara Park.
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Famous As: South Korean Singer & Actress
Birthdate: November 12, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Busan, South Korea

Famous for her baby-face and youthful skin, the South Korean singer and actress is a celebrity not just in her country, but also in the Philippines. Despite her humble beginning, Sandara Park rose to prominence as a singing sensation with a number of chart-topping songs. She also featured in television shows and movies and is considered as a trendsetter.

 5 Kaylani Lei

Kaylani Lei.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 5, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Singapore

 6 Kathryn Bernardo

Kathryn Bernardo.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 26, 1996
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cabanatuan
Kathryn Bernardo is the only Filipina actress to breac the ₱800-million mark for two movies - The Hows of Us (2018) and Hello, Love, Goodbye (2019). The latter broke all box-office records to become the highest-grossing Filipino Film of all times till date. She bagged in the Box Office Queen Award and also earned the PMPC Star Awards for Movies

 7 Vanessa Lachey

Vanessa Lachey
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Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: November 9, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Clark Air Force Base, Philippines
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 8 Mariel Hemingway

Mariel Hemingway.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 22, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mill Valley, California, United States
Mariel Hemingway is best known for her Academy Award- and BAFTA-nominated performance in Woody Allen's Manhattan. She also earned Golden Globe nominations for her debut in Lipstick as a teenager and for the series Civil Wars. She practices transcendental meditation and has also hosted a series of yoga videos.

 9 Nadine Lustre

Nadine Lustre.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 31, 1993
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Quezon City

Nadine Lustre is a Filipina actress, music video director, and singer best known for her portrayal of Eya Rodriguez in the 2014 romantic comedy film, Diary ng Panget. One of the most decorated Filipina celebrities, Lustre has won several prestigious awards, such as the Young Critics Circle award, Asian Academy Creative Award, Myx Music Awards, and Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award.

 10 Bryan Callen

Bryan Callen
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: January 26, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines

 11 Maine Mendoza

Maine Mendoza.
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Famous As: Actress, TV Host
Birthdate: March 3, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Santa Maria, Bulacan

Maine Mendoza is a Filipino television personality and actress. She is best known for playing Yaya Dub in the popular TV variety show, Eat Bulaga! Over the years, Maine Mendoza has won several awards, such as the Metro Manila Film Festival Award for Best Supporting Actress, which she won for her performance in the 2015 movie My Bebe Love: #KiligPaMore.

 12 Charice Pempengco

Charice Pempengco.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 10, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cabuyao City, Laguna, Philippines

Born Charice Pempengco, Filipino singer Jake Zyrus came out as lesbian in 2013 and then as transgender later, changing his name in 2017 and going through a chest reconstruction and hormone treatment. Jake had grown up supporting his family by performing and later struck gold with the single Pyramid.

 13 Daniel Padilla

Daniel Padilla.
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Famous As: Actor, Recording Artist
Birthdate: April 26, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines

Daniel Padilla is a Filipino recording artist and actor. In 2015, Padilla became the first Pinoy artist to receive the Kids' Choice Award under the Global Slime Star category. He has also won several other awards, such as Myx Music Awards and Awit Awards. Also known for his philanthropic efforts, Padilla often participates in charity events.

 14 Sarah Geronimo

Sarah Geronimo.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 25, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Santa Cruz, Manila, Philippines
The defining moment of Filipino popstar Sarah Geronimo’s life came when she won the singing contest Star for a Night at 14. Known for her chartbusting tracks such as Tala and Kilometro, Sarah later secretly married actor Matteo Guidicelli. She is the most-streamed Filipina on Spotify Philippines.

 15 Jo Koy

Jo Koy
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Famous As: Stand-up Comedian
Birthdate: June 2, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tacoma, Washington, United States

 16 Bea Alonzo

Bea Alonzo.
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Famous As: Actress, Singer
Birthdate: October 17, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cainta, Philippines

Bea Alonzo is a Filipina model, actress, and former singer. Widely regarded as one of Asia's biggest stars,Bea Alonzo has won many prestigious awards for her skills as an actress. In 2016, she was adjudged Movie Actress of the Year at the 32nd PMPC Star Awards for Movies for playing Basha Belinda Eugenio-Gonzales in the 2015 film, A Second Chance.

 17 Marian Rivera

Marian Rivera.
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: August 12, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Madrid

Marian Rivera is a Spanish-Filipino model and actress. She is known for playing important roles in TV series like Marimar, Amaya, and Temptation of Wife. Apart from winning awards for her acting skills, Rivera has also been named FHM Magazine's Sexiest Woman on a couple of occasions. Also known for her philanthropic efforts, Marian Rivera often participates in fundraising campaigns.

 18 Alden Richards

Alden Richards.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 2, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Santa Rosa, Laguna, Philippines
While he considers Hello, Love, Goodbye, the highest-grossing Filipino film ever, as his best project so far, actor Alden Richards has had a long career, peppered with films, music, and more. He will now be seen with Bea Alonzo in a film based on the Japanese series Pure Soul.

 19 Angel Locsin

Angel Locsin.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 23, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Santa Maria, Philippines
Scouted by an agent at a mall, Angel Locsin began her career with the Philippine series Click and then gained recognition with Mulawin and Darna. Named to Forbes’s list of Asian Heroes of Philanthropy, she was prompt in raising funds to help COVID-19 front-liners in her country. 

 20 Neile Adams

Neile Adams.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 10, 1932
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Manila

Neile Adams is a Filipino-American dancer, actress, and singer. Before establishing herself in the American entertainment industry, Adams lived in Manila where she worked as a spy as part of the Philippine resistance movement during the Second World War. She then moved to the USA, where she became a dancer and actress.

 21 Vice Ganda

Vice Ganda.
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Famous As: Stand-up Comedian, Actor
Birthdate: March 31, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tondo, Philippines

Filipino comedian, talk show host, actor, and TV presenter Vice Ganda has appeared in some of the highest-grossing movies in Philippine cinema. As a comedian, he uses observational comedy, situational irony, and sarcasm in his routines. Also active on TV, he regularly hosts the noontime variety show It's Showtime. He is openly gay and is considered an LGBTQAI+ icon.

 22 Marsha Garces Williams

Marsha Garces Williams.
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Famous As: Producer
Birthdate: June 18, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Marsha Garces Williams is an American philanthropist and film producer. The ex-wife of legendary actor Robin Williams, Marsha produced many of Williams' films, such as Mrs. Doubtfire, for which she won the Golden Globe Award under the Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy category in 1993. She has also been involved with charitable organizations like Seacology.

 23 Anne Curtis

Anne Curtis
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 24 Enrique Gil

Enrique Gil.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 30, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cebu
The star of Filipino films Everyday I Love You and Seven Sundays, Enrique Gil also boasts of a business management degree. He had plunged into modeling out of boredom and later impressed fans as Xander in the series Forevermore. He is said to be dating his frequent co-actor Liza Soberano.

 25 Coco Martin

Coco Martin.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 1, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Novaliches, Quezon City

Coco Martin is a Filipino actor, director, and producer. He is best known for his lead role in the film Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin. He began acting in the early 2000s with small roles in TV shows. In the ensuing years, he moved on to more serious roles in TV series and films. He made his directorial debut in 2017.

 26 Maja Salvador

Maja Salvador.
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Famous As: Actress, Singer
Birthdate: October 5, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Aparri, Cagayan, Philippines

Filipina actor Maja Salvador became a household name with her award-winning role in the film Thelma. The series Wildflower and The Killer Bride catapulted her to international fame. In 2018, she rekindled her romance with her long-lost boyfriend of her 20s, Rambo Nunez. She now owns a talent company.

 27 Andrea Brillantes

Andrea Brillantes.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 12, 2003
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Taytay, Rizal, Phillipines

Andrea Brillantes is a Filipina actress and recording artist best known for her leading role in the TV series Annaliza. She started acting as a child and first appeared in the children's comedy show Goin' Bulilit. As a young woman, she has acted in dramas and fantasies, portraying versatile roles. She has received one Urduja Heritage Film Award. 

 28 Kris Aquino

Kris Aquino
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 14, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Quezon City, Philippines

 29 Heart Evangelista

Heart Evangelista.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 14, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines

Heart Evangelista is a Filipina actress, TV host, singer, philanthropist, and socialite. She began working as a model and actress while still in her teens. As a young woman, she continued acting while also establishing herself as a painter. She launched the foundation 'Heart Can' to help children with special needs. She is married to politician Francis Escudero.

 30 Julia Montes

Julia Montes.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 19, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pandacan, Manila, Philippines

Julia Montes was raised by her deaf Filipina mother after her German father abandoned them. Julia began modeling at 5 and later soared to fame with series such as Mara Clara and films such as A Moment in Time. She has lately been rumored to be dating Coco Martin.

 31 Shelby Rabara

Shelby Rabara.
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Famous As: Actress, Dancer
Birthdate: October 5, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Orange County, California, United States

Raised by a single mother, Shelby Rabara initially wished to be a dancer and had also done cheerleading for the LA Lakers. She later gained fame as Sumi Sen from Goliath and has also voiced Peridot in the Steven Universe franchise. She is married to choreographer Harry Shum Jr.

 32 Dingdong Dantes

Dingdong Dantes
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 2, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Quezon City, Philippines

 33 Kristine Hermosa

Kristine Hermosa
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 9, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Quezon City, Philippines

 34 Megan Young

Megan Young
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 27, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Alexandria, Virginia, USA

 35 Joseph Estrada

Joseph Estrada
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Famous As: Politician, Actor
Birthdate: April 19, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tondo, Manila

 36 Toni Gonzaga

Toni Gonzaga
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Famous As: singer
Birthdate: January 20, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Taytay, Rizal, Philippines

 37 Regine Velasquez

Regine Velasquez
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Famous As: singer
Birthdate: April 22, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tondo, Philippines

 38 Reggie Lee

Reggie Lee.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Quezon City, Philippines

Reggie Lee is a Philippine-American actor best known for his portrayal of Sgt. Drew Wu in the popular police procedural drama TV series, Grimm. He has also played important roles in popular films, such as The Fast and the Furious, The Dark Knight Rises, and the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

 39 Kyline Alcantara

Kyline Alcantara.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 3, 2002
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Camarines Sur

Filipina actor-singer Kyline Alcantara was catapulted to fame by series such as Kambal, Karibal and Inagaw na Bituin. The teen sensation had initially gained popularity with her musical.ly clips and her YouTube videos. Her performances have also won her honors such as the Asian Acadaemy Creative Award.

 40 John Lloyd Cruz

John Lloyd Cruz
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 24, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines

 41 Angelica Panganiban

Angelica Panganiban
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 4, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines

 42 Fernando Poe Jr.

Fernando Poe Jr.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 20, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
Died: December 14, 2004

 43 Paulo Avelino

Paulo Avelino.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 13, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Baguio, Philippines

While Filipino actor Paulo Avelino won an MMFF award for his performance in the film Fan Girl, a few pranksters posted a screenshot of him exposing himself, captured from the film, on various social-media platforms. He has previously gained fame with series such as Bridges Of Love.

 44 Gabbi Garcia

Gabbi Garcia.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 2, 1998
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Makati, Philippines

Gabbi Garcia is a Filipino recording artist and actress. Best known for her association with the GMA Network, Gabbi Garcia has played important roles in TV series, such as Encantadia and Let The Love Begin. Over the years, she has also won many prestigious awards like Urduja Heritage Film Award and Golden TV Screen Award.

 45 Robin Padilla

Robin Padilla
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 23, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Camarines Norte, Philippines

 46 Alex Gonzaga

Alex Gonzaga
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Famous As: Television host
Birthdate: January 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Philippines

 47 Xian Lim

Xian Lim
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Famous As: Actor, model, singer, blogger
Birthdate: July 12, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States

 48 Julie Vega

Julie Vega
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Famous As: Model, Singer, Actor
Birthdate: May 21, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Quezon City
Died: May 6, 1985

 49 Lloyd Cadena

Lloyd Cadena
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Famous As: YouTuber
Birthdate: September 22, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Parañaque, Philippines
Died: September 4, 2020

 50 Rachelle Ann Go

Rachelle Ann Go
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Model
Birthdate: August 31, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Manila