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Evangeline Rose Gil Eigenmann (Tagalog pronunciation: [ˈhil ˈaɪɡɛnmɐn], born 21 June 1963), better known by her stage name as Cherie Gil, is a Filipino actress. She has been acting in TV series, films and theatrical productions since the age of 9.
Gil at the Berlinale 2016.
Evangeline Rose Gil Eigenmann
21 June 1963
|Occupation||Actress, singer, comedian, writer, model, tv host|
(m. 1994; ann. 2008)
|Relatives||Michael de Mesa (brother)|
Mark Gil (brother)
Gabby Eigenmann (nephew)
Sid Lucero (nephew)
Geoff Eigenmann (nephew)
Ryan Eigenmann (nephew)
Andi Eigenmann (niece)
Max Eigenmann (niece)
Cherie Gil is the daughter of Filipino singer-actors Eddie Mesa and Rosemarie Gil, and sister of fellow actors, Michael de Mesa and Mark Gil. She was formerly married to Rony Rogoff, a violinist; the couple has two children, Bianca and Raphael. She also has another child, Jeremiah David (Jay), from a previous relationship with actor Leo Martinez.
Cherie Gil started in showbiz at an early age being the daughter of celebrities and sibling of equally-talented actors. She was cast either as a daughter or part of a circle of friends of the lead actor. However, she was given a lead star status in Bubot na Bayabas in 1978 opposite another newbie, Ronald Bregendahl (Rita Gomez and Ric Rodrigo's son). The movie was a forgettable release. But in 1979, the Regal matriarch Lily Monteverde re-launched her via Problem Child with the then-current teen sensation, Lloyd Samartino. The movie fared mildly, and she was continually employed by Regal Films in films such as City After DarK, Salawahan, Ito ba ang ating Mga Anak and Sugar Daddy. She went freelance with assignments like "Beach House", "Ang Bouncer at ang Dancer", "Dancing Master", "Girlfriend" among others. In 1982, she was cast as a naive young lady affected by World War II in Bacolod in the classic Oro Plata Mata. She tried singing and had another mild hit, "I Love You, Boy". On TV, she was one of the hosts of German Moreno in Germspesyal from 1979-1981. Moreover, she was one of the mainstays of Champoy with Subas Herrero and Noel Trinidad from 1981-1986.
She resurfaced as a villain in 1985 via Viva Films' Bituing Walang Ningning, providing the lead actress Sharon Cuneta formidable support in the role of Lavinia Arguelles, a famous but insecure singer. From this movie, she became famous for her iconic line, "You're nothing but a second rate, trying hard copycat!" This favorable reception consequently opened her for classy and sultry villainess roles, throughout the 1980s until the present.
She has appeared in a number of hit teleseryes and primetime shows on ABS-CBN and GMA Network. Starred in numerous films, TV and has performed in theater for play such as Master Class playing Maria Callas (PETA) Arbol de Fuego, an adaptation of Anton Chekov's The Cherry Orchard and Full Gallop as Diana Vreeland, bestowing her the Best Actress award for her one-woman portrayal in 2014.
In 2000-2001, she starred in her first soap May Bukas Pa that aired on PTV-4 as part of Viva Entertainment TVs block timer and in 2002-2003 on ABS-CBN's Bituin, where she resumed her vocal talents and in 2004 TV series, Marina. In 2006, she took on the role as Menang Medel in the hit TV remake of Gulong Ng Palad.
She may be best known as Lavinia Arguelles in Bituing Walang Ningning.
In 2010 she was chosen to star in the fantasy series Grazilda for GMA Network. In early 2011, she joined the cast of the comedy fantasy series, Magic Palayok co starred by Carla Abellana, and Geoff Eigenmann. The series did not get picked up for a second season after the season 1 finale which is composed of 88 episodes. The GMA Network cast her in another television show, Time of My Life.
Gil was part of 83 awardees of the Ani ng Dangal award by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), represented the Cinema category on February 29, 2016. This, for simultaneously winning the Best Actress award at The ASEAN Film Festival for her role in Sonata and Best Actress in a foreign film at The Madrid Film festival for her portrayal in MANA, both in the same year.
|1984||Superstar||Herself - Guest|
|1987||Regal Shocker||Tessie||Episode: "Halimaw ng Dilim"
Credited as "Cherrie Gil"
|1992||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Sonia||Episode: "Walis Tambo"
Credited as "Cherie Gil"
|1994||Bisperas ng Kasaysayan|
|2000—2001||May Bukas Pa||Divina Miguel|
|2000||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Episode: "Postcard"
Credited as "Cherie Gil"
|2001—2003||Sa Puso Ko Iingatan Ka||Star / Nena|
|2006||Bahay Mo Ba 'To?||Tet Ano|
|2006||Now and Forever: Dangal||Chandra|||
|2006||Gulong ng Palad||Philomena "Menang" Medel|||
|2007||Kemis: Ke Misis Umaasa||Clarisse|
|2007||Sineserye Presents: May Minamahal||Becky Tagle|
|2007—2008||Mars Ravelo's Lastikman||Ayessa White / Frosta|
|2008||Carlo J. Caparas' Pieta||Amanda Tupaz|||
|2009||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Romana||Episode: "Wheelchair"
Credited as Cherie Gil
|2009—2010||Katorse||Doña Margaret Arcanghel|||
|2010||Rubi||Sylvana Velasco-dela Fuente|||
|2011||Magic Palayok||Yvonne Ledesma|
|2011||Time of My Life||Martha Llorico|
|2012||Protégé: The Battle For The Big Artista Break||Herself - Judge|
|2012||Temptation of Wife||Stella Salcedo|
|2013||Muling Buksan Ang Puso||Marietta Beltran|
|2014||Ikaw Lamang||Señora Miranda Salazar-Hidalgo||Book 1|||
|2014||Wansapanataym||Stella Tuason||Episode: "My App #Boyfie"|
|2014—2015||Strawberry Lane||Alexa Bernarte|
|2015||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Maritess||Episode: "Takure"
Credited as "Cherie Gil"
|2015||The Half Sisters||Magnolia McBride†||Extended Cast|
|2015||Magpakailanman||Magda||Episode: "Ina Ko, Bugaw Ko"|
|2015||Single / Single||Bianca|||
|2016||Dolce Amore||Luciana Marchesa|||
|2016—2017||Alyas Robin Hood||Margarita "Maggie" Balbuena†||Supporting Cast / Antagonist|
|2017||Single/ Single||Tita Bianca||Cinema One|
|2017—2018||Ika-6 na Utos||Adella Acuzar-Ferrer||Special Participation / Antagonist|
|2018||Sirkus||La ‘Ora / Laura|
|2018||Barangay 143||Sophia||Dubbed Voice|
|2018||Dear Uge||Angelita Buensalida||Episode: "Terror Boss"|
|2018—2019||Onanay||Helena Montenegro†||Supporting Cast / Antagonist|
|2019||Starstruck||Herself / Judge|||
|2020||Beautiful Justice||Diorella Peñareyes||Special Guest / Protagonist|
|2020 ℳ||The Tapes|
|1970||Mo neuih||Bruka||Credited as "Cherie Gil"|
|1980||Gabi Ng Lagim Ngayon||La Luna|
|1980||Manila By Night||Kano|
|1982||Oro, Plata, Mata||Trining Ojeda|||
|1982||Gaano Kadalas Ang Minsan|
|1983||M.I.B.:Men in Brief||Diana|
|1983||Sana, Bukas Pa ang Kahapon||Ellen|
|1984||Sa Hirap At Ginhawa||Karen|
|1984||Bagets 2||Marinel||Credited as "Cherie Gil"|
|1985||Kailan Sasabihing Mahal Kita?||Arianne Velez|
|1985||Bituing Walang Ningning||Lavinia Arguelles|
|1985||God, Save Me!||Edita|
|1986||Palimos ng Pag-ibig||Verna Castillo|
|1986||Sana'y Wala Nang Wakas||Monique Versoza|
|1987||Saan Nagtatago Ang Pag-ibig?||Zeny|
|1989||Kahit Wala Ka Na||Debbie|
|1989||Ang Bukas Ay Akin||Miriam|
|1989||Ang Babaeng Nawawala Sa Sarili||Oliva|
|1990||Nagsimula Sa Puso||Charie||Credited as "Cherie Gil"|
|1992||Ngayon At Kailanman||Donna Benitez|
|1994||Sana ay Ikaw na Nga||Shirley Evangelista|
|1994||Darna: Ang Pagbabalik||Valentina|
|2003||My First Romance||Jackie's mother|
|2004||Lastikman: Unang Banat||Lastika|
|2009||Agaton & Mindy||Tanya|||
|2010||Working Girls||Amanda Dela Vega|
|2012||Sosy Problems||Martina Bertrand|
|2013||A Moment In Time||Karen Linden|
|2013||Ang Huling Henya||Chief Gabriel||Uncredited|
|2013||Sonata||Regina Cadena||Also producer (as My Own Mann)|
|2013||Ekstra||Herself / Doña Beatriz|
|2015||Baka Siguro Yata||Remy|
|2015||Para sa Hopeless Romantic||Miss Katigbak|
|2016||A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery||Babae / Tikbalang|||
|2019||Just a Stranger|
|2006||Doubt: A Parable||Sister Aloysius||Carlos P. Romulo Theater|||
|2006||Sound of Music||The Baroness Repertory Phil|||
|2008||Master Class||Maria Callas||Carlos P. Romulo Theater|||
|2012||NINE||Liliane le Fleur||for Atlantis|||
|2014||Arbol de Fuego||Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) Theater|
|2014||Full Gallop||Diana Vreeland||Carlos P. Romulo Theater|||
|2016||Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike||Masha||Repertory Phil|||
Awards and nominationsEdit
|1985||God... Save Me!||Metro Manila Film Festival||Best Supporting Actress||Won|
|1989||Imortal||Metro Manila Film Festival||Best Supporting Actress||Won|
|2000||Sugatang Puso||Metro Manila Film Festival||Best Supporting Actress||Won|
|2006||Gulong ng Palad||PMPC Star Awards for Television||Best Drama Actress||Nominated|
|2014||Sonata||11th Golden Screen Awards||Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Drama)||Nominated|
|2014||A Moment in Time||FAMAS Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|2014||Muling Buksan Ang Puso||PMPC Star Awards for Television||Best Drama Supporting Actress||Nominated|||
|2015||Mana||Madrid International Film Festival||Best Actress||Won|||
|2019||Citizen Jake||PMPC Star Awards||Movie Supporting Actress of the Year||Won|||
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