Born In: Makati, Philippines
Gabbi Garcia is a Filipino actress, recording artist and a brand endorser, best known for her acting stints in some popular TV series’ such as My Destiny and Let the Love Begin. Born and brought up in a very humble family in Makati, she always dreamed of a career in show business - whether as a model, actress or a singer. After some initial struggle, she finally got the break of a lifetime with a supporting role in the 2014 series My Destiny. Following the series’ success, she became an in-demand actress, and further starred in some highly successful series’ such as InstaDad, Let the Love Begin and Encantadia. Her leading role in the latter turned out to be the definite role of her career and pushed her into the league of top Filipino television actresses. She made her film debut in the year 2016 with the film Laut.
Also Known As: Gabriella Louise Ortega Lopez
father: Vince Pena Lopez
mother: Tes Lopez
Born Country: Philippines
Gabbi Garcia was born Gabriella Louise Ortega Lopez on December 2, 1998, in Makati, Philippines, in a middle class family to a security manager Vince Pena Lopez and a flight attendant Tes Lopez. She is the second child in the family.
Her participation in beauty pageants was another story altogether. She participated in quite a few of them, and won Ms. Skin White in 2011 and Ms. Solane in 2013. These wins boosted her confidence and she went ahead with auditioning for roles in TV and films.
In 2014, she went through a number of auditions during the casting process for the series My Destiny. She earned a supporting role in the series, where she played Nicole Perez. The series did well during its 80 episodes run and was later released for the worldwide audience, getting Gabbi international limelight.
She went on starring in the series with some of the biggest Filipino TV stars of that time, such as Carla Abellana and Tom Rodriguez. She called the experience as a ‘Dream Come True’.
In 2014, she got another major stint, where she starred as one of the leading characters in the anthology series Seasons of Love and played an important role in the section My Soulmate, My Soulmate. Although her second series didn’t repeat the success of her debut attempt, it was appreciated nevertheless.
Let the Love Begin was another series where she did commendable work, and it remains one of her most appreciated roles till date. It was followed by the lead role in the unsuccessful series Wagas: Anjo and Aleine Robrigado Love Story. All her series’ thus far were produced by GMA Network and she had clearly become one of their favourite actors.
Taking a break from fiction TV, she worked as a co-host of the show Wowowin and followed it up with a main role in the series Naku, Boss Ko!’
In 2016 came the role that became a turning point in her career. She was chosen to play the lead role in the series Encantadia. This gigantic success further put her on the forefront among the top Filipino TV actresses.
In 2017, she became part of four back-to-back TV series’, such as 3 Days of Summer, The King of Fighters XIV, Haplos’ and Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s. In 2018, she is slated to appear in the series Sherlock Jr. as one of the leading cast members.
By the year 2016, she had already made her film debut with Laut, which was a lesser known film. The 2017 film Meant to Beh was better received by the audiences and critics alike.
As for her acting honours, she won the Outstanding Breakthrough Performance by an Actress award at the 6th Golden TV Screen Awards in 2015 for My Destiny. She also received the German Moreno Youth Achievement Award in 2016 at the 64th FAMAS Awards.
With over 850,000 Twitter followers and more than 7 million Instagram fans, she is quite popular on social media as well.
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