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María Carmina Muñiz Villarroel Legaspi (born August 17, 1975), better known by her screen name Carmina Villarroel or sometimes credited as Carmina Villarroel Legaspi, is a Filipina actress, television presenter, and former model.
María Carmina Muñiz Villarroel
August 17, 1975
|Other names||Carmina Villarroel Legaspi |
|Occupation||Television presenter |
|Agent||GMA Network (1986–1996; 2003–2012; 2017–present)|
ABS-CBN (1987–2003, 2012–2017)
(m. 1994; ann. 2002)
|Children||María Cassandra "Cassy" Muñiz Legaspi |
Maverick Peter "Mavy" Muñiz Legaspi
Villaroel foray in the world of Philippine showbiz started when she was spotted in the Jollibee TVC in 1986. After a year, she was seen via the Regal produced film, "Pinulot Ka Lang sa Lupa" as the young Angeli (portrayed by Maricel Soriano as an adult) and in the sitcom, Palibhasa Lalake as Richard Gomez kid sister, Cathy or Catherine.
As one of the new Regal Films contract star in the 1980s, Villaroel was assigned a role in IBC-13's "13, 14, 15" (sitcom) with Aiko Melendez, Ruffa Gutierrez and Tina Revilla as their aunt. Soon, she was making movies for the film company --"Babaing Hampaslupa", "Hindi kita Malilimutan", "Wating", "Dyesebel" etc.
She starred in the afternoon teleserye Recuerdo de Amor from 2001 to 2002 as a comeback while she hosted on ABS-CBN's Morning Girls from 2002 to 2003. Villaroel switched to rival network GMA, hosting the now-defunct morning talk show Sis in 2003 together with real-life sisters Janice de Belen and Gelli de Belen until it unofficially ended in 2010, then later she is also the co-host of Love ni Mister, Love ni Misis in 2010 until ended in 2011 with her husband Zoren Legaspi. Villaroel is a former contract artist of GMA Network under GMA Artist Center.
She returned to ABS-CBN in January 2012 to star in Lorenzo's Time. Villaroel also hosted the weekend entertainment news programme Showbiz Inside Report alongside Janice de Belen, Joey Marquez and Ogie Diaz followed by Buzz ng Bayan alongside Janice and Boy Abunda. She had recently starred in two primetime teleseryes; the romantic-drama Got to Believe and the soap opera Bridges of Love. Currently, she also starred in the afternoon melodrama series Doble Kara, portraying the role of Lucille Dela Rosa, an overprotective and evil scheming foster mother of Kara who's doesn't know all of her family's secrets. Carmina's character will make the lead heroines lives miserable as hell with the help of Alex.
After her role in Doble Kara, in July 2017 Villaroel briefly returned to her home network GMA Network to have a stint in travel-reality show of GMA Road Trip with her children and husband Zoren Legaspi.
|1986–96||That's Entertainment||Herself – Co-host / Performer|
|1987–94||Palibhasa Lalake||Cathy / Catherine|
|1989–95||Eat Bulaga!||Herself – Co-host / Judge|
|1991–97||Abangan Ang Susunod Na Kabanata||Elizabeth Delos Santos|
|1991||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Episode: "Sanggol"|
|1992||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Episode: "Helmet"|
|1993||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Episode: "Music Box"|
|1994–98||Tropang Trumpo||Herself – Co-host|
|1995||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Episode: "Panyo"|
|1995–2000||Oki Doki Doc||George "Dyords"|
|1996||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Episode: "Dibuho"|
|1997–99||Esperanza||Attorney Cynthia Salazar / Rosella Salgado|||
|1997–02||!Oka Tokat||Carmela De Dios|||
|1997||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Episode: "Wedding Vow"|
|1997||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Episode: "Retaso"|
|1997||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Episode: "Alak"|
|1998||Ganyan Kita Kamahal||Eloisa Espiritu|
|1998–99||Halik sa Apoy||Attorney Alyssa Lambino / Celine|
|1999||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Episode: "Stethoscope"|
|1999||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Episode: "Taxi"|
|2000||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Episode: "Abito"|
|2001–03||Recuerdo de Amor||Luisa Arellano / Rebecca Stuart|||
|2001||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Episode: "Condo Unit"|
|2002||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Episode: "Scented Candle"|
|2002–03||Morning Girls with Kris and Korina||Herself – Co-host|
|2003||Nuts Entertainment||Herself – Co-host|
|2003||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Episode: "Makeup"|
|2003–04||Narito Ang Puso Ko||Ava "Primavera" Grande|
|2004–10||SiS||Herself – Co-host|
|2005||Darna||Sabrina / Sulfura|
|2007||Mga Mata ni Anghelita||Cristine Manresa|
|2007–08||MariMar||Dra. Rhia Concepcion||Guest|
|2008||Codename: Asero||Lady Q / Sandy|
|2009||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Judith||Episode: "Reseta"|
|2009||Sana Ngayong Pasko||young Remedios Dionisio||Special participation|||
|2010||The Last Prince||Reyna Lamara|
|2010–12||Pepito Manaloto||Maricar Del Valle||Seasons 1–3|
|2010–11||Love ni Mister, Love ni Misis||Herself – Host|
|2011||Amazing Cooking Kids||Herself – Host|
|2011||Pahiram ng Isang Ina||Emily Martinez|
|2012–13||Showbiz Inside Report||Herself – Co-host|||
|2012||Gandang Gabi, Vice!||Herself – Guest|
|2012||Lorenzo's Time||Kathy "Kat-Kat" Gonzales-Montereal|||
|2012||Zoren-Carmina: Always Forever, A Wedding Like No Other||Herself|||
|2012||Wansapanataym||Joanna||Episode: "Perfect Gift"|
|2013||May Isang Pangarap||Vanessa "Nessa" Francisco|||
|2013–14||Got to Believe||Juliana San Juan-Manansala|||
|2014||The Ryzza Mae Show||Herself – Guest|
|2014||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Dina||Episode: "Sanggol"|
|2014||Wansapanataym Presents: Nato De Coco||Liezel||7 Episodes|
|2015||Bridges of Love||Alexa Meyers Antonio|||
|2015–17||Doble Kara||Lucille Acosta-Dela Rosa||Seasons 1–4, 6|||
|2016–17||Till I Met You||Cassandra "Cass" Bermudo-Duico||Credited as "Carmina Villarroel-Legaspi"|||
|2017||Road Trip||Herself – Guest||Credited as "Carmina Legaspi"|
|2017–present||Eat Bulaga!||Herself – Judge|
|2017–present||Pepito Manaloto||Maricar Del Valle||Season 6–present|
|2017||Dear Uge||Weng||Episode: "Funny or Yummy"|
|2017–18||Kambal, Karibal||Geraldine Enriquez-Magpantay / Geraldine Enriquez-De Villa|||
|2018||Sarap, 'Di Ba?||Herself – Host|||
|2019||Kara Mia||Aya Machado-Lacson|
|1987||Pinulot Ka Lang sa Lupa||Young Angeli|
|1987||Kapag Puso ang Naghari|
|1988||Good Morning, Titser|
|1989||Magic to Love||Carmina|
|1989||Limang Daliri Ng Diyos|
|1989||Isang Araw Walang Diyos||Kelly|
|1989||SuperMouse and the Robo-Rats||Juliet|
|1989||Last Two Minutes||Carmina|
|1989||Regal Shocker: The Movie||Segment: "Pangako"|
|1990||Tora Tora, Bang Bang Bang|
|1990||Kapag Langit ang Humatol||Bernadette|
|1990||Shake, Rattle & Roll II||Tiffany||Segment: "Kulam"|
|1991||Kailan Ka Magiging Akin||Tess|
|1991||Underage Too||Young Carmina|
|1991||Secrets of Pura|
|1991||Anak ni Janice|
|1992||Iisa Pa Lamang||Cynthia|||
|1992||Guwapings: The First Adventure|
|1992||Hanggang May Buhay||Joy|
|1992||Yakapin Mo Akong Muli|
|1992||Buddy en Sol: Praybeyt Depektibs|
|1993||Ligaw-Ligawan, Kasal-Kasalan, Bahay-Bahayan||Roselle Batibot||Segment: "Kasal-Kasalan"|
|1993||Hindi Kita Malilimutan||Rowena|
|1993||Bulag, Pipi at Bingi|
|1993||Makati Ave. (Office Girls)|
|1996||Oki Doki Doc: The Movie||George "Dyords"|
|1996||Bayarang Puso||Christine Sanvictores|||
|1996||Maruja||Maruja Isabel Sevilla / Nina Concepcion|
|1996||Awit ni Cecilia||Ms. Sibulo||Television Movie|
|1997||Ipaglaban Mo!: The Movie||Belen||Episode 1 (Part 1)|
|1997||Atraso: Ang Taong May Kasalanan||Cecilia Tiangco|
|1998||Kahit Mabuhay Kang Muli||Gel|
|1998||Ang Erpat Kong Astig||Celia|
|1999||Sumigaw Ka Hanggang Gusto Mo|
|1999||Lalaban Ako Hanggang Sa Huling Hininga|
|1999||Esperanza: The Movie||Attorney Cynthia Salazar / Rosella Salgado|
|2000||Minsan, Minahal Kita||Jackie|
|2000||Minsan Ko Lang Sasabihin||Monique|
|2002||Cass & Cary: Who Wants To Be a Billionaire?||Michelle|
|2003||Mano Po 2: My Home||Janet|
|2005||Mulawin: The Movie||Salimbay|
|2010||Shake, Rattle & Roll XII||Head Nurse||Segment: "Mamanyiika"|
|2012||One More Try||Dra. Diesta|||
|2015||Everyday I Love You||Gina|
|2017||Love You to the Stars and Back||Michelle|
|2019||Wild Little Love|
|2019||Sunod||Olivia||Lead role, 45th Metro Manila Film Festival entry|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|1991||Kapag Langit Ang Humatol||Gawad Urian Award||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|1995||Wating||Young Critics Circle||Best Performance by Male or Female, Adult or Child, Individual or Ensemble in Leading or Supporting Role
(Female, Adult, Individual)
|Gawad Urian Award||Gawad Urian for Best Actress||Nominated|
|1997||Bayarang Puso||FAMAS Award||FAMAS Award for Best Supporting Actress||Won|
|2009||Maalaala Mo Kaya: "Reseta"||23rd PMPC Star Awards for Television||Best Single Performance by an Actress||Won|||
|N/A||Day Off||PMPC Star Awards for Television||Best Reality Program||Won|
|N/A||SiS||Best Celebrity Talk Show||Won|
|2012||The Road||FAMAS Award||FAMAS Award for Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|||
|2013||Showbiz Inside Report||Golden Screen Award||Outstanding Female Showbiz Talk Program Host||Nominated|||
|2016||Doble Kara||30th PMPC Star Awards for Television||Best Drama Supporting Actress||Nominated|||
Villarroel married her partner Zoren Legaspi on November 15, 2012; the couple had their twins Maverick Peter and María Cassandra on January 6, 2001 in the United States. Legaspi planned a surprise proposal and civil wedding with the help of their families and the network. The ceremony was later air the following Saturday as the television special Zoren-Carmina: Always Forever, A Wedding Like No Other. The idea of a surprise proposal followed by a flashmob-style instant wedding was inspired by a remarkably similar episode of the US television programme Mobbed, hosted by Howie Mandel.
- "Carmina Villarroel talks about family life". The Philippine Star. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
- "Esperanza on 'TFCnow'". TFC.tv. Archived from the original on August 21, 2010. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
- Santos, Rhea Manila (July 17, 2011). "Makisig Morales shares why he enjoys bonding with his siblings on weekends". Showbuzz: Celeb Highlight. ABS-CBN. Archived from the original on July 22, 2011.
- "ABS-CBN's Recuerdo de Amor [a new teleserye] of Diether Ocampo". PinoyExchange Connect and Converse. Retrieved June 15, 2018.[unreliable source?]
- "Carmina at Zoren, magkasama sa Xmas serye". Journal.com.ph. November 28, 2009. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
- "Carmina almost finds out secret wedding plan". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved November 19, 2012.
- "Zoren Carmina Wedding: Carmina walks down the aisle". ABS-CBN News. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved June 2, 2017.
- Serato, Arniel C. (October 14, 2013). "Charlene Gonzalez-Muhlach, Toni Gonzaga out in reformatted The Buzz; Janice de Belen and Carmina Villarroel in". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Archived from the original on April 9, 2016. Retrieved May 16, 2014.
- "Carmina Villarroel excited about playing "leading lady" to Zaijian Jaranilla in her first soap as Kapamilya returnee". Philippine Entertainment Portal. April 17, 2012. Archived from the original on October 2, 2013. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
- "Carmina Villaroel does not mind playing opposite younger leading men". Push.com.ph. April 14, 2012. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
- "Two singing child stars to be introduced via ABS-CBN's May Isang Pangarap". Philippine Entertainment Portal. July 9, 2013. Retrieved June 2, 2017.
- "'Go to Believe treats fans; show ends Friday night". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved June 2, 2017.
- "Carmina Villarroel: Kissing Paulo Avelino just part of the job". Philippine Daily Inquirer. April 9, 2015. Retrieved June 2, 2017.
- Sampayan, Anj (October 8, 2016). "Heart, Jennylyn, Kim, Julia, Liza, Nadine, Dawn nominated for Best Drama Actress at Star Awards for TV". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved October 9, 2016.
- Buan-Deveza, Reyma (August 17, 2015). "Julia Montes Gets First Title Role in 'Doble Kara'". ABS-CBN News. Archived from the original on November 1, 2016. Retrieved October 31, 2016.
- James Patrick Anarcon. "Netizens react to #MaybeAlmostAlways teaser of JaDine teleserye Till I Met You". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved August 4, 2016.
- Anarcon, James Patrick (November 2, 2017). "Marvin Agustin returns to GMA-7; joins Carmina Villarroel, BiGuel in new teleserye". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 13, 2018. Retrieved October 13, 2018.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)