Vina Morales

Vina Morales
Vina Morales.jpg
Morales at the Ikon Asean competition in 2007, holding her IKON Philippines trophy.
Born
Sharon Garcia Magdayao

(1975-10-17) October 17, 1975 (age 45)
Occupation Singer, actress, model
Years active 1986–present
Agent Star Magic (2001–present)
ABS-CBN (2000–present)
GMA Network (1987–2000)
Viva Artists Agency (1986–1999)
Children 1
Relatives Shaina Magdayao (sister)
Luis Gabriel Moreno (nephew)

Sharon Garcia Magdayao (born October 17, 1975), known by her stage name Vina Morales, is a Filipina singer, actress and model.

Biography

Career

At age nine, Magdayao started singing with the choir of Saint Vincent Ferrer Parish Church in Bogo. Father Fritz T. Malinao, a priest and a songwriter in his church community, discovered Magdayao's talent and asked her to sing one of his compositions as an entry in the Cebu Pop Music Festival.[3] The song, "Paglaum", which means "hope" or "pag-asa" in the Cebuano language, won the Grand Prize and earned the Best Interpreter Award for young talents in the Philippines.

Representatives from Viva Films, headed by Jesus "Boy" Bosque, saw her performance and offered her a singing and acting contract. Magdayao and her family moved to Manila where she auditioned for a film career in the Philippine film industry. She changed her birth name from Sharon Garcia Magdayao to Vina Morales.[4]

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 2004's 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 and Saan Darating ang Umaga. In 2003, she held a multi-city United States tour titled Vina Revealed and Vina's Hot.

Morales performed the song Yakapin Mo Ako while portraying singer Joey Albert in the drama anthology 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.[5]

In 2007, she starred in ABS-CBN's soap opera Maria Flordeluna. She also represented the Philippines at the 2007 Ikon Asean singing contest and won the competition.

In 2010, Morales was cast as Mercedes Cristi in another ABS-CBN soap opera Agua Bendita, starring Andi Eigenmann.[6][7][8][9]

In 2011, she marked her very first antagonist role in the ABS-CBN late night drama Nasaan Ka Elisa?, a remake of the 2010 Telemundo telenovela ¿Dónde está Elisa? which is an adaptation of the original 2009 Chilean telenovela of the same name. She played the role of Cecile Altamira, sister of Mariano Altamira (Albert Martinez) and wife of Bruno de Silva (Eric Fructuoso).

In 2013, she was cast as Magnolia Alegre in the primetime drama Maria Mercedes, a remake of the 1992 Mexican telenovela of the same name that starred Thalía. She later makes a movie comeback with Robin Padilla in the 2014 MMFF film Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo.

In 2015, she starred in the afternoon drama Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita in the role of Cecilia Macaraeg. The next year, Morales played the role of Janella Salvador's mother in the 2016 romantic drama Born for You.

In 2018, she played her second antagonist role in Precious Hearts Romances presents Araw Gabi. She portrays Celestina de Alegre, the mortal enemy of Adrian Olvidar (JM de Guzman).

Personal life

Morales is the sister of actress and dancer Shaina Magdayao.[10] She has a daughter named Ceana born in 2009.[11]

Vina is of American and Spanish descent from her mother.[12]

Discography

  • Vina (1990, Viva Records)
  • Forbidden (1992, Viva Records)
  • Best of Vina (1993, Viva Records)
  • 'Pag Katabi Kita (1994, Viva Records)
  • Easy To Love (1995, OctoArts EMI)
  • Look at Me Now (1996, OctoArts EMI)
  • All That I Want (1998, OctoArts EMI)
  • No Limits (1999, OctoArts EMI)
  • Total Control (2001, OctoArts EMI)
  • Reflections (2002, OctoArts EMI)
  • Mamahalin Ka Niya (2004, Star Music)
  • Vina: Silver Series (2006, Viva Records)
  • Awit ng Ating Buhay (2010, Star Music)
  • Vina Morales (30th Anniversary Album) (2016, Star Music)

Filmography

Film

Year Title
1986 Nakagapos Na Puso Mitzi Delfino
Captain Barbell Kidnap Victim
1987 Kung Aagawin Mo ang Lahat sa Akin Young Maureen
1988 Kumander Bawang: Kalaban ng Mga Aswang Vinia
1989 Ang Lahat ng Ito Pati Na ang Langit Gene Rose
Bondying: The Little Big Boy Bingbing
Bakit Iisa Lamang ang Puso Ging
Abot Hanggang Sukdulan Carmi
Estudyante Blues Bebs
Wooly Booly: Ang Classmate Kong Alien Susie
1990 Tootsie Wootsie: Ang Bandang Walang Atrasan
Petrang Kabayo 2: Anong Ganda Mo! Mukha Kang Kabayo Pinky
Teacher's Enemy No. 1 Trixie
Wooly Booly 2: Ang Titser Kong Alien Girlie
1991 Ang Utol Kong Hoodlum Bing
Maging Sino Ka Man Loleng
Alyas Batman en Robin Vina
Darna
1992 Miss Na Miss Kita (Utol Kong Hoodlum II) Bing
1993 Hanggang Saan Hanggang Kailan Jocelyn Ilustre
Sala sa Init, Sala sa Lamig Trina
Sana'y Ikaw Na Nga Jessica
1994 Kadenang Bulaklak Jasmin Abolencia
Ang Pagbabalik ni Pedro Penduko Anna
Pinagbiyak na bunga: Lookalayk Kathy
The Untold Story: Vizconde Massacre II – May the Lord Be with Us! Carmela Vizconde
Anghel na walang langit Angela Pelayo / Anita Cornejo
1995 Grepor Butch Belgica Story Girlfriend No. 4
Campus Girls Vangie
Love Notes Tricia
The Flor Contemplacion Story Russell Contemplacion
Huwag Mong Isuko ang Laban Cecilia
1996 April Boys: Sana'y Mahalin Mo Rin Ako Letty
Wag Na Wag Kang Lalayo Raquel Garcia
1997 Lab en Kisses Kisses
The Sarah Balabagan Story Sarah Balabagan
1999 'Di Puwedeng Hindi Puwede! Kristine
Ako'y Ibigin Mo... Lalaking Matapang Violy
Ang Boyfriend Kong Pari Reggie
2000 Eto Na Naman Ako Ana María Ledesma
Sagot Kita: Mula Ulo Hanggang Paa Ma. Cecilia
2014 Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo Gregoria de Jesús / Oriang
2019 Damaso

Television

Year Title Role Notes Source
1987-96 That's Entertainment Herself / Co-hostess
1991 Maalaala Mo Kaya Episode: "Rubber Shoes"
1996–97 Lyra Edene Supporting role
1993–94 Vina Herself / Performer / Hostess
1997–99 SOP Herself / Co-hostess
2000 Codename: Verano Carmela Bernardo Supporting role
2001–present ASAP Herself / Co-hostess
2003 Darating ang Umaga Arriana B. Cordero / Anya Main role
2006 Maalaala Mo Kaya Diana del Mundo Episode: "Bahay"
2007 Maria Flordeluna Maria Elvira Aragoncillo-Alicante Supporting role
2007 IKON Philippines Herself
2009 Wowowee Herself / Performer
2010 May Bukas Pa Choir Member Finale guest appearance
2010 Agua Bendita Mercedes Montenegro-Cristi Supporting role [13]
2011 Star Circle Quest: The Search for the Next Kiddie Superstar Herself / Judge
2011 Wansapanataym Mia Gonzales Episode: "Ulo"
2011–12 Nasaan Ka Elisa? Cecilia "Cecile" Altamira-de Silva Main role / Antagonist [14]
2012 Maalaala Mo Kaya Jane Episode: "Belo"
2012 Wansapanataym Susan Episode: "Maya Aksaya"
2012 Wansapanataym Olivia Episode: "Yaya Yaya Puto Maya"
2013 May Isang Pangarap Karina "Kare" Rodriguez Main role [15]
2013 Wansapanataym Flory del Rosario Episode: "Mommy On Duty"
2013–14 Maria Mercedes Magnolia Alegre Supporting role [16]
2014 Maalaala Mo Kaya Bambi Episode: "Cellphone"
2014 Ipaglaban Mo! Dra. Karen Villaruel Episode: "Ako Ang Iyong Ina"
2015 Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita Cecilia Macaraeg-Natividad Lead role / Protagonist [17]
2015 Maalaala Mo Kaya Charito Tiquia Episode: "Rosas"
2016 Ipaglaban Mo! Mylene Episode: "Pagkakamali"
2016 Born for You Catherine "Cathy" Pelayo Supporting role [18]
2018 Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Araw Gabi Celestina de Alegre Supporting role / Antagonist [19]
2019 Maalaala Mo Kaya Raquel Episode: "White Ribbon"
2019 Maalaala Mo Kaya Cecil Episode: "Flyers"
2019 Sandugo Cordelia Nolasco-Balthazar Main role / Antagonist / Protagonist
2020 Maalaala Mo Kaya Elvira Episode: "Ilog"
2020 Tagisan Ng Galing Herself / Judge

References

  1. ^ "Pinoyvision Entertainment – Vina Morales".
  2. ^ "Biography for Vina Morales". IMDB – The Internet Movie Database.
  3. ^ Vanessa A. Balbuena (The Freeman). "Vina Morales: "I'm happy with or without lovelife"". The Philippine Star. PhilStar.com (The Filipino Global Community). Retrieved February 13, 2010.
  4. ^ "Biography for Vina Morales". IMDB.com – The Internet Movie Database.
  5. ^ "Viva Vina, The Other Concert Queen!". Carousel Pinoy Entertainment. Retrieved May 19, 2006.
  6. ^ Ricky Lo. "The Philippine Star Funfare Update: Vina not hiding pregnancy". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved September 26, 2008.
  7. ^ "Vina confirms pregnancy (2.52 pm)". SunStar. Retrieved September 25, 2008.
  8. ^ "Vina gives birth to a baby girl (4:17 pm)". SunStar. Retrieved April 25, 2009.
  9. ^ Jocelyn Dimaculangan. "Vina Morales throws underwater-themed party for daughter's first birthday". Telebisyon.net. Retrieved April 25, 2010.
  10. ^ Rodolph Ian Alama, Durian Jam. "Star power equals political power?". Sun Star. Retrieved May 9, 2010.
  11. ^ Marinel Cruz. "Vina Morales delivers healthy baby girl". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved April 25, 2009.
  12. ^ https://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/192937
  13. ^ Agua Bendita makes waves in the TV ratings retrieved via www.abs-cbn.com September 2, 2010
  14. ^ Nasaan ka Elisa? premieres on Primetime Bida tonight retrieved via www.abs-cbn.com November 9, 2011
  15. ^ ABS-CBN launches newest child stars in 'May Isang Pangarap' | ABS-CBN News
  16. ^ "'Maria Mercedes' remake to air on ABS-CBN". ABS-CBN News. June 6, 2013. Retrieved June 25, 2013.
  17. ^ ABSCBN Entertainment (January 11, 2015). "NASAAN KA NANG KAILANGAN KITA Full Trailer: January 19 on ABS-CBN!". ABSCBN Entertainment – via YouTube.
  18. ^ "LOOK: Elmo-Janella series to be shot in Japan". ABS-CBN News. March 5, 2016.
  19. ^ "Vina, balik-teleserye bilang kontrabida". ABS-CBN News. April 25, 2018.

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