Amy Austria

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Amy Austria-Ventura (born December 13, 1961, as Esmeralda Dizon Tuazon-Ventura) is a FAMAS and Gawad Urian Award-winning Filipino actress.

Amy Austria-Ventura
Born
Esmeralda Dizon Tuazon-Ventura

December 13, 1961 (1961-12-13) (age 58)
Tondo, Manila, Philippines
NationalityFilipino
OccupationActress
Years active1976–2007
2011–present
Height5 ft 4 in (162 cm)

Austria has starred in 70 films since 1976 in many of the Philippines' most acclaimed films. A memorable role was in the film Brutal in 1980 as a shy and unassuming college coed, Monica, driven by her best friend, Cynthia (Gina Alajar) to a troubled marriage with a drug user Tato (Jay Ilagan). Directed by Marilou Abaya, the film gave Amy Austria two best actress trophies - MMFF and Famas.

Another notable performance came in 1988 with Carlos Caparas at the helm in the biopic of Celestina "Bubbles" Sanchez: Ativan Gang. She was awarded the lead actress trophies from the MMFF, Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA) and the Film Academy Philippines (FAP), which is now Luna Awards.

Other important roles were Atsay in 1978, directed by Eddie Garcia; Jaguar in 1979, directed by Lino Brocka; and Hinugot sa Langit in 1985, directed by National Artist Ishmael Bernal.

In 1982 she starred in the Lamberto Avellana magnum opus Waywaya, with Ace Vergel and Beth Bautista. In 2011, Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin marked her return in acting via the small screen.

BiographyEdit

Esmeralda Tuazon was the second to the eldest among six children born in 1961 to an impoverished family. She helped the family by selling chewing gum. She studied at the Rajah Soliman High School. She was introduced to the producer Baby Martinez of MBM Productions through a common friend. She was then cast in Bitayin Si Baby Ama (1976), the movie that made a star of Rudy Fernandez. After her second film, Alas (1976), with Jun Aristorenas, she was given minor parts in several other pictures then dropped out of the movie scene for almost a year. When she came back in mid-1977, s contract star of Jesse Ejercito's Seven Star Productions. She became quite visible in the 1970s, in such films like Dabiana (1977), Miss Dulce Amor, Ina (1978), Atsay (1978), Menor de edad (1979), Gabun: Ama Mo, Ama Ko (1979), Bedspacers (1979) and Swing It, Baby (1979). After acting in two very relevant films for 1979, Ishmael Bernal's Aliw and Lino Brocka's Jaguar, Ms Austria was finally a lead star in Nang Bumuka Ang Sampaguita (1980). At a time when female parts in Filipino cinema were strong and revolutionary, Ms Austria became a busy actress: Langis at Tubig (1980), Sugat sa ugat (1980), Goriong Butete (1980), Tondo Girl (1981), Pusong Uhaw (1982) and Waywaya (1982). In the 1990s and well into the 21st century, she still gives powerful supporting performances, in The Flor Contemplacion Story (1995), Muro-ami (1999), Pagdating ng Panahon (2001), a Sharon Cuneta starrer and I Will Always Love You (2006) starring Richard Gutierrez And Angel Locsin.

In the 2000s, Austria came back to acting Via small screen in 2000; she was part of the highly acclaimed International Primetime drama Pangako Sa 'Yo or more well known as "The Promise" from 2000-2002 on ABS-CBN as Lourdes in 2003, she starred in GMA-7 oriented programs such as Kirara Anong Kulay Nang Pag Ibig? The Fantasy TV Series Mulawin from 2004-2005 and the movie adaptation turned Grand Finale of the series which was featured in 2005's Metro Manila Film Festival in her reprising role. She also made an appearance on another GMA program entitled Narito Ang Puso Ko.

In 2006, she returned to ABS-CBN for its much-awaited and commercially successful remake of Bituing Walang Ningning, which was extended for another month. She played a new character in the TV series made by novelist and comic creator Nerissa Cabral as an antagonist and mother to Angelika Dela Cruz's lead character Lavina as Barbara Arguelles the stage mother and con artist who has a share of her downfall. The series attained 42% percent high share in TV ratings. This was her second screentime with Dela Cruz. Austria accepted another for another Primetime Drama from a classic film and remake Walang Kapalit as a supporting character again from 2008 to 2010. She took a break from offers from TV and film.

In 2011, she accepted the military primetime drama Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin, which aired from March 7, 2011, to August 19, 2011. She took the role with the help from her cousin Lorna Tolentino and reunited her fellow veteran screen actors, such as Boots Anson Roa, Ronaldo Valdez, and Tonton Gutierrez, and John Estrada and her first with Coco Martin, and Maja Salvador and Andi Eigenmann.

In 2012, she starred in Lorenzo's Time with Zaijan Jaranilla, In 2013, she was seen on the lifestyle entertainment talk show Inside The Cinema with Boy Abunda on Cinema One (Movie Channel ABS-CBN Subsidiaries) and in 2014, she became a part of Ikaw Lamang on its second Book as the older version of Kim Chiu's character Isabel with fellow award-winning actors Joel Torre, Rio Locsin, Nonie Buencamino, and Christopher De Leon and also her reunion with Coco Martin, on their second series appearances. In 2015, she was seen in remake of Pangako Sa 'Yo as the adoptive mother of Kathryn Bernardo's character.

Currently, she is part of the primetime television series Halik as the mother of Jericho Rosales's character.

After Halik, she returned to GMA-7 for One of the Baes.

FilmographyEdit

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Network Type of role
2019 One of the Baes Josephine "Jo" Rubio GMA Network Supporting role
2018 Halik Dolores "Dolor" Salvador-Bartolome ABS-CBN Supporting role
2017 The Promise of Forever Olivia Ortega-Borja Supporting role
2015 Pangako Sa 'Yo Belen Macaspac Supporting role
2014 Ikaw Lamang Señora Isabelle Miravelez-Hidalgo Supporting role
2012 Lorenzo's Time Mildred Montereal-Gamboa Main Cast
Tanikala: Ang Ikaapat ng Yugto - Unos Lupe GMA Network Extended role
2011 Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin Lora Sebastiano-del Tierro / Rosa Sta. Maria ABS-CBN Main role
2007 Walang Kapalit Ceding Main role
2006 Bituing Walang Ningning Barbara Arguelles Co-lead role
2005 Sugo Graciela GMA Network Supporting role
Now And Forever: Mukha Fatima Main role
2004 Mulawin Lourdes Main Cast
2003 Narito Ang Puso Ko Elsa Capule Extended role
2000 Umulan Man o Umaraw Rosa Recurring Cast
2000-2002 Pangako Sa 'Yo Lourdes Magpantay-Buenavista ABS-CBN Supporting Cast
1999 Kirara, Ano Ang Kulay ng Pag-ibig? Rose GMA Network Supporting role

FilmsEdit

Year Title Role
2019 Man and Wife Idad Cineko Productions
2006 I Will Always Love You Encar
2005 Mulawin: The Movie Lourdes
2004 Mano Po III: My Love Lilia's Mother
Beautiful Life Benita
Singles
Annie B.
2003 Babae sa Breakwater Jovy
Magnifico Tessie
2002 Mano Po Linda Go-dela Merced
Mga Munting Tinig Luz
2001 Bagong Buwan Fatima
Pagdating ng Panahon Ate Soni
Hostage
2000 Anak Lyn
1999 Muro-Ami Susan
Bullet
Anak ng Dilim Magda
1998 Shirley
1995 The Flor Contemplacion Story Delia Maga
1984 May Lamok sa Loob ng Kulambo Ester Bayung-bayongan Jr.
1980 Langis at Tubig Pilar Jarlego

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award/Category Nominated work Result
2015 29th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Supporting Actress for Pangako Sa 'Yo (2015 TV series) Nominated
2014 28th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Drama Supporting Actress for Ikaw Lamang Nominated
2013 27th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Drama Supporting Actress for Lorenzo's Time Nominated
2012 Eastwood City Walk Of Fame Celebrity Inductee Won
2011 25th Star Awards for TV Best Drama Actress for Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin Nominated
2005 ENPRESS Golden Screen Entertainment TV Awards Outstanding Lead Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for Mulawin Won
2005 Golden Screen Awards, Philippines Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Drama) for Beautiful Life Nominated
2005 FAP Awards, Philippines Best Supporting Actress for Beautiful Life Nominated
2003 FAMAS Awards Best Supporting Actress for Mano Po Nominated
2003 Gawad Urian Awards Best Supporting Actress (Pinakamahusay na Pangalawang Aktres) for Mano Po Nominated
2002 FAMAS Awards Best Actress for New Moon Nominated
2001 FAP Award Best Supporting Actress for The Child Won
1996 Young Critics Circle, Philippines Best Performance by Male or Female, Adult or Child, Individual or Ensemble in Leading or Supporting Role for Nena Nominated
1996 Gawad Urian Award Best Supporting Actress (Pinakamahusay na Pangalawang Aktres) for Nena Nominated
1996 Metro Manila Film Festival Best Actress for Trudis Liit Won[1]
1994 FAMAS Award Best Supporting Actress for Kung mawawala ka pa Nominated
1994 Gawad Urian Award Best Supporting Actress (Pinakamahusay na Pangalawang Aktres) for Kung mawawala ka pa Nominated
1993 FAP Award Best Supporting Actress for Narito ang puso ko Won
1993 Gawad Urian Award Best Supporting Actress (Pinakamahusay na Pangalawang Aktres) for Narito ang puso ko Won
1993 Metro Manila Film Festival Best Supporting Actress for Kung Mawawala Ka Pa Won[2]
1989 FAMAS Award Best Actress for Celestina Sanchez A.K.A. Bubble Nominated
1989 FAP Award Best Actress for Celestina Sanchez A.K.A. Bubble Won
1989 Catholic Mass media Award Best Actress for Celestina Sanchez A.K.A. Bubble Won
1988 Metro Manila Film Festival Best Actress for Celestina Sanchez, Alyas Bubbles/ Enforcer: Ativan Gang Won[3]
1986 FAMAS Award Best Supporting Actress for Hinugot sa langit Nominated
1986 Gawad Urian Award Best Supporting Actress (Pinakamahusay na Pangalawang Aktres) for Hinugot sa langit Nominated
1982 Gawad Urian Award Best Supporting Actress (Pinakamahusay na Pangalawang Aktres) for Ako ang hari Nominated
1981 FAMAS Award Best Actress for Brutal Won
1980 Gawad Urian Award Best Supporting Actress (Pinakamahusay na Pangalawang Aktres) for Jaguar Won
1980 Metro Manila Film Festival Best Actress for Brutal Won
1979 FAMAS Award Best Supporting Actress for Atsay Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Metro Manila Film Festival: Awards for 1996". Internet Movie Database.
  2. ^ "Metro Manila Film Festival: Awards for 1993". Internet Movie Database.
  3. ^ "Metro Manila Film Festival: Awards for 1988". Internet Movie Database.

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