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Famous Film Actors From Philippines

Updated October 13, 2018 14.1k views706 items

List of famous movie actors & actresses who were born in Philippines, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Some of these celebrities weren't necessarily born in Philippines, as in some cases Philippines may only be their hometown and not necessarily their birthplace. If you're from Philippines then your city's claim to fame might be that the actors and actresses listed below are from there as well. There may be a lot of famous athletes, musicians and other famous people that were born in Philippines, but this list highlights only names of actors and actresses.

Items on this list include Tim Tebow and Manny Pacquiáo.

This list answers the questions, "Which actors are from Philippines?" and "Which famous actors were born in Philippines?"
  • 1

    Films Acted InRPG Metanoia, In My Life, Donsol

    BirthplaceSanta Maria, Philippines


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    Ace Cruz

    Ace Cruz is an actor, screenwriter, film director, producer and editor....
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    Ace Vergel

    Dec. at 55 (1952-2007)

    Films Acted InAnak ng cabron



    ParentsAlicia Vergel, César Ramírez

    Ace York Aguilar Vergel (January 22, 1952 – December 15, 2007) was a Filipino actor dubbed "The Original Bad Boy of Philippine Movies". He was the son of the late film actors Alicia Vergel and César...  more
  • 4

    Films Acted InGenghis Khan, Tres Muskiteros, Nang Mahawi ang Ulap



    África de la Rosa (born 1906) was a Filipina former actress. She had Spanish and Chinese roots in her family and was the sister of famous Philippine movie icons Rogelio and Jaime de la Rosa. One of...  more
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    Films Acted InKung Ako Na Lang Sana, All My Life, Love Begins with One Hello, RPG Metanoia, A Love Story



    ParentsAlvaro Cheng Muhlach, Anita Aquino

    ChildrenIggy Boy Muhlach, Atasha Muhlach, Andrés Muhlach

    Ariel Aquino Muhlach (born August 12, 1969), commonly known as Aga Muhlach, is a multi-award winning Filipino actor and product endorser.He was introduced to the entertainment industry using his real...  more
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    Films Acted InKung Ako Na Lang Sana, Ebony, Ivory & Jade, Revenge of the Bushido Blade, Desire

    BirthplaceManila, Philippines


    ParentsAurora Aquino, Benigno Aquino, Sr.

    ChildrenJackie M. Aquino, Bobby M Aquino

    Agapito "Butz" Aquino Aquino (May 20, 1939 – August 17, 2015) was a Senator of the Philippines and congressman from Makati City. He was born to former senator Benigno S. Aquino Sr., and Aurora...  more
  • 7

    Films Acted InIndependencia, Way Back Home, In Love We Trust, Loving Someone, Sosy Problems

    BirthplaceManila, Philippines


    Agot Isidro (born July 20, 1966) is a Filipina recording personality. Born as Maria Margarita Amada Fteha Isidro, she is the fourth of the six children of Jose Isidro, an architect, and Palestinian...  more
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    Films Acted InHappily Ever After, For The First Time, One More Chance, You Are the One, Way Back Home

    BirthplaceBatangas, Philippines


    Ahron Villena (born Roche Ahron Villena on March 4, 1987) is a Filipino actor. He is currently a member of ABS-CBN's circle of homegrown talents named Star Magic. ...  more
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    Films Acted InAng Cute Ng Ina Mo, Tanging Ina, Ang Tanging Ina N'yong Lahat, Volta, Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To!)

    BirthplaceCalatagan, Batangas, Philippines


    ChildrenSean Nicolo Vera, Sancho de las Alas, Sofia Vera

    Martina Eileen Hernandez delas Alas-Sibayan (born November 11, 1964), professionally known as Ai-Ai delas Alas-Sibayan, is a Filipino film and television actress managed by the King of Talk Boy...  more
  • 10

    Films Acted InBatang X, Loving Someone, Wakwak, Shake, Rattle & Roll IV

    BirthplaceQuezon City, Philippines


    ParentsJimi Melendez

    ChildrenAndrei Yllana

    Aiko Melendez (born December 16, 1975) is a Filipino actress and former politician. Her father, Jimmy Melendez (born Jim Shinoji), was an actor. Her half-brother, Jam Melendez (son of Jimmy Melendez...  more
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    Films Acted InKimmy Dora: Kambal sa Kiyeme, Enteng Ng Ina Mo, Enteng Kabisote: Okay ka, Fairy Ko: The Legend, Enteng Kabisote 2: Okay Ka Fairy Ko... The Legend Continues

    BirthplaceCalauag, Quezon


    Cariza "Ice" Yamson Seguerra (born September 17, 1983), formerly known professionally as Aiza Seguerra, is a Filipino actor, singer-songwriter and guitarist. Initially coming out as a lesbian in...  more
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    AJ Dee

    Age: 38

    Films Acted InMano Po 5: Gua Ai Di, Love Begins with One Hello, Love Me Again, You Got Me!, Dreamboy

    BirthplaceNaga, Camarines Sur, Philippines

    Angel James Dee III, professionally known as AJ Dee (born July 27, 1983 in Naga City, Camarines Sur, Philippines) is a Filipino actor, model and swimmer. He is the brother of fellow swimmer and actor...  more
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    AJ Perez

    Dec. at 18 (1993-2011)

    Films Acted InCinco, Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo, BFF: Best Friends Forever

    BirthplaceMetropolitan Manila, Philippines


    Antonello Joseph "AJ" Sarte Perez (February 17, 1993 – April 17, 2011) was a Filipino actor. He was a member of ABS-CBN's Star Magic in Batch 13. He portrayed one of the lead characters in the 2009...  more
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    Al Tantay

    Age: 64

    Films Acted InYou Changed My Life, A Very Special Love, Born to Love You, Batang X, Hinugot sa Langit



    ChildrenPaula Tantay, Jabba Tantay

    Al Tantay (born March 15, 1956) is a Filipino film actor, Comedian, and director and the former husband of Rio Locsin. He was discovered by Joey Gosiengfiao and was launched through the Regal Films...  more
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    Films Acted InManila by Night, ABC ng Pag-ibig, Fantastika vs. Wonderwoman, Makati Ave. Office Girls, Bitayin si... Baby Ama!

    BirthplaceCervantes, Ilocos Sur


    ParentsFrank Lacsamana, Jean Moreno

    ChildrenMark Anthony Fernandez, Vandolph, Teresita Seen Marquez, Charles Yeoj Marquez, Maria Maal Venesa Marquez

    Alma Moreno (born Venesa Moreno Lacsamana on May 25, 1959) is a Filipina actress and politician....  more
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    Films Acted InPhil-American Boy, Soft Hearts, I've Fallen for You, Born to Love You, Rizal in Dapitan



    ParentsBert Martinez

    ChildrenAlfonso Martinez, Alissa Martinez, Alyanna Martinez

    Albert Pineda Martinez (born April 19, 1961) is a Filipino actor, director, and producer. ...  more
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    Films Acted InThe Animals, Aswang

    BirthplaceMakati, Philippines


    ChildrenAdrianna Gabrielle Eigenmann

    Alan Benedict "Albie" Lee Casiño (born May 14, 1993) is a Filipino actor who became popular after starring in the hit remake of Mara Clara alongside Julia Montes, Kathryn Bernardo, and John Manalo....  more
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    Films Acted InThe Road, Tween Academy: Class of 2012, Si Agimat, si Enteng Kabisote at si Ako, Ang Panday 2

    BirthplaceSanta Rosa, Philippines


    ParentsRichard Faulkerson, Rosario Faulkerson

    Richard Reyes Faulkerson, Jr. also known by his stage name Alden Richards, is a Filipino television actor and model who is currently signed to GMA Network. He is best known for his TV roles in...  more
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    Films Acted InMy Big Love

    BirthplacePhilippines, Pasay


    Aldred Marc Francisco Gatchalian is a Filipino actor and singer. He was known through the popular reality show franchise Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition and currently a member of ABS-CBN's elite...  more
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    Films Acted InNaglalayag, Manila



    Maria Teresa Bovick Tambis (born May 18, 1984) is better known by her screen name, Aleck Bovick. She is a Filipina-German, her father was a Filipino while her mother was a German. ...  more
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    Alex Castro

    Age: 35

    Films Acted InManay Po 2: Overload, Desperadas 2

    BirthplaceMarilao, Bulacan, Philippines


    Alexis Collera Castro (born September 27, 1985), better known as Alex Castro, is a Filipino singer, actor and performer signed to GMA Network, yet later transferred to its rival network ABS-CBN....  more
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    Films Acted InI've Fallen for You, The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin

    BirthplaceTaytay, Rizal, Philippines

    Alex Gonzaga (born Catherine "Cathy" Cruz Gonzaga; January 16, 1988) is a Filipina television host, singer, actress, comedienne, vlogger and author....  more
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    Alex Havier

    Dec. at 34 (1911-1945)

    Films Acted InBack to Bataan, Wings Over the Pacific

    BirthplaceManila, Philippines


    Alex Havier was an actor....  more
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    Alfie Anido

    Dec. at 22 (1959-1981)

    Films Acted InTemptation Island, Dormitoryo! Buhay Estudyante, Kasalanan Ba?, Throw Away Child, Diosa

    BirthplaceCalamba, Laguna, Philippines


    Alfie Anido (December 30, 1959 – December 30, 1981) was a popular Filipino matinee idol best remembered for his death at the age of twenty-two. He was the eldest of four children of Alberto Anido...  more
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    Films Acted InWhen I Met U, Zsazsa Zaturnnah Ze Moveeh, Faces of Love, Colorum, Gigil

    BirthplaceSan Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines


    ParentsAlfred Vargas, Jr, Susana Dumlao Vargas

    Alfred Vargas (born October 24, 1981) is a Filipino public servant, actor and model. He was elected councilor in the 2nd District of Quezon City in 2010. In the year 2013, he was overwhelmingly...  more