Marie Rachel Salman Taleon-Lagdameo (born March 4, 1969), known professionally as Dawn Zulueta (Tagalog pronunciation: [zʊlˈweta]), is a Filipina actress, host, and commercial model. She was recognized as the only Filipino actor to win two different major accolades in acting categories in a single year when she won Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress in the 1992 FAMAS Awards. She also appeared in Manila Standard's Top 10 Filipina actresses of the 1990s list of 1999.
Marie Rachel Salman Taleon
March 4, 1969
|Agent||Viva Artists Agency (1986–n/a)|
Asian Artists Agency (n/a-present)
|Height||5 ft 7 in (170 cm)|
|Relatives||Jed Madela (cousin)|
Zulueta was spotted in a Close-Up television commercial in 1986 opposite Tonton Gutierrez. She then started her film career in Nakagapos na Puso (1986). She also had roles in television series like Okay Ka, Fairy Ko! (1995–1997) as the lead character's wife, drama series Davao (1990), and became a regular female co-host on the musical variety show GMA Supershow (1989). e She branched out hosting other musical-variety shows like The Dawn and Jimmy Show (1989) and RSVP (1990). During the early years of her career, she was cast in comedy films like Bondying (1988) starring Jimmy Santos, and Alyas Batman en Robin (1990) with Joey de Leon and Keempee de Leon. Zulueta's played the lead opposite Richard Gomez in the romantic drama Hihintayin Kita sa Langit (1991) playing ill-fated lovers.
Zulueta holds the distinction of winning both the FAMAS Awards for Best Lead Actress (Hihintayin Kita sa Langit) and Best Supporting Actress (Una Kang Naging Akin) in 1992, making her the only Filipino actor to ever to win two different major accolades in acting categories in a single year. She also won a Luna Award as Supporting Actress of the Year for the film Una Kang Naging Akin. In 1994, Zulueta received the Box Office Entertainment Award for Box Office Queen for the film The Maggie Dela Riva Story...God Why Me?
In 1993, Zulueta received two Best Actress awards from the Metro Manila Film Festival and FAMAS. In 1994, the Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) Star Awards for Movies for Buhay ng Buhay Ko. Further, she has received multiple nominations (for both lead and supporting roles) from the prestigious Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino (MPP) Gawad Urian.
In 1996, Zulueta starred with Sheryl Cruz and Charlene Gonzales in the hit drama-vengeance film Ikaw Naman Ang Iiyak for Viva Films in a lead role as Elaine, which became a career booster as a lead actress. In the same year, Zulueta was cited in a Manila Times article as the 10th Best Filipino Actress from 1990 to 1996. In addition, a 1999 Manila Standard article named her as one of the Top 10 Actresses of the 1990s.
In 2010, Zulueta took the lead role in a stage musical, A Little Night Music. In 2011, she made a comeback television show the remake of Mula Sa Puso, which she's plays Magda, who originally played by Jaclyn Jose.
She also portrayed the lead character's older version in the 2014 film, She's Dating the Gangster where she acted opposite Gomez, along with lead stars Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla. She then played another lead role in the drama The Love Affair in 2015 under the direction of Nuel C. Naval and a screenplay by Vanessa R. Valdez.
Opposite Gomez, Zulueta played Marian Fontanilla in the 2015–2016 soap opera, You're My Home. The show became her and Gomez's last collaboration up to date.
In 2018, Zulueta worked with Piolo Pascual and Coleen García in Love Me Tomorrow as directed by Gino M. Santos. Gomez also made a special appearance in the film. In the same year, Zulueta played as first lady Marissa Hidalgo in Ang Probinsyano. Her appearance on the show became a reunion project for her, and colleagues Martin, Edu Manzano, and Alice Dixson.
Zulueta played the character of May Dela Cruz in the 2019 drama Family History.
|2019||Family History||May||GMA Pictures|
|2017||Meant to Beh||Andrea Balatbat||OctoArts Films|
|2016||Love Me Tomorrow||Christy Domingo-Gonzales||Star Cinema|
|2015||The Love Affair||Patricia "Tricia" Ramos||Star Cinema|
|2014||She's Dating The Gangster||adult Athena Dizon||Star Cinema|
|2012||Ang Nawawala||Esme Bonifacio||Cinemalaya|
|2011||Catch Me, I'm in Love||Elena Rodriguez||Star Cinema|
|2003||Filipinas||Gloria Filipinas||Viva Films|
|1997||To Saudi With Love||Premiere Productions|
|1996||Salamat Sa Lotto||Golden Lions Films|
|Ikaw Naman Ang Iiyak||Elaine||Viva Films|
|Bakit May Kahapon Pa?||Leah||Viva Films|
|Lahar: Paraisong Abo||Sheila||Star Cinema|
|Itataya Ko Ang Buhay Ko||Andrea||Seiko Films|
|1995||Patayin Sa Sindak Si Barbara||Ruth Duarte||Star Cinema|
|Anabelle Huggins Story: Ruben Ablaza Tragedy – Mea Culpa||Annabelle Huggins||Viva Films|
|1994||Wanted Perfect Father||Lily||Star Cinema|
|Lagalag: The Eddie Fernandez Story||Dulce Lukban||Star Cinema|
|Sana'y Laging Magkapiling||Maria Makiling||Seiko Films|
|The Maggie Dela Riva Story (God ... Why Me?)||Maggie Dela Riva||Viva Films|
|The Cecilia Masagca Story: Antipolo Massacre (Jesus Save Us!)||Cecilia Masagca||Viva Films|
|Chinatown 2: The Vigilantes||Four N Films|
|Buhay Ng Buhay Ko||Regal Films|
|1993||Kung Mawawala Ka Pa||Marisa||Reyna Films|
|Paniwalaan Mo||Loren||OctoArts Films|
|Saan Ka Man Naroroon||Amanda||Reyna Films|
|1992||Hanggang May Buhay||Kristie||Bonanza Films|
|Apoy sa Puso||Viva Films|
|Akin Ang Pangarap Mo||Alita||Viva Films|
|Iisa Pa Lamang||Clara||Regal Films|
|1991||Hihintayin Kita sa Langit||Carmina Salvador||Reyna Films|
|Una Kang Naging Akin||Vanessa||Viva Films|
|Alyas Batman en Robin||Angelique Legarda / Wonder Woman||Regal Films|
|1990||Kasalanan Bang Sambahin Ka?||Grace||Viva Films|
|Pangarap Na Ginto||Daisy||Viva Films|
|1989||Isang Bala Isang Buhay||Dolores||Viva Films|
|Hindi Pahuhuli ng Buhay||Helena||Viva Films|
|Bakit Iisa Lamang Ang Puso||Diana||Viva Films|
|1988||Bondying: The Little Boy||Flora||Viva Films|
|Paano Tatakasan Ang Bukas||Viva Films|
|One Day Isang Araw||Regal Films|
|1986||Nakagapos Na Puso||Meldy||Viva Films|
|2019||Pepito Manaloto||Elma||GMA Network|
|2018||FPJ's Ang Probinsyano||First Lady Marissa Hidalgo||ABS-CBN|
|2017||Sunday PinaSaya||Herself||GMA Network|
|Bossing & Ai||Herself/Special guest|
|The Lolas' Beautiful Show|
|2015–2016||You're My Home||Marian Angeles-Fontanilla||ABS-CBN|
|2015||Kapamilya, Deal or No Deal||Herself/Celebrity Player|
|2014||Mars Ravelo's Dyesebel||Lucia Reyes|
|2013||Bukas na Lang Kita Mamahalin||Zenaida Dizon / Zenaida Ramirez|
|Minute to Win It||Herself/Celebrity Contestant|
|Binibining Pilipinas 2013||Herself/Main Host|
|2012||Toda Max||SPO3 Emily Mapaginitan|
|Walang Hanggan||Emilia "Emily" Cardenas Guidotti|
|2011||Mula sa Puso||Magdalena "Magda" Trinidad-Pereira|
|2009||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Tsinelas||Lina Simples|
|2008||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Sulat||Malou|
|2007||Mars Ravelo's Lastikman||Ruth Abelgas|
|2006||Encantadia: Pag-ibig Hanggang Wakas||Ynang Reyna Mine-a||GMA Network|
|Now and Forever: Duyan||Adea|
|2005||Encantadia||Ynang Reyna Mine-a|
|2004||Forever in My Heart||Stella Carbonel|
|2001–2003||The Price Is Right||Herself/Host||ABC|
|1995–1997||Okey Ka Fairy Ko!||Faye||GMA Network|
Awards and nominationsEdit
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|1992||FAMAS Awards||Best Actress||Hihintayin Kita sa Langit||Won|
|Best Supporting Actress||Una Kang Naging Akin||Won|
|Luna Awards||Best Supporting Actress (Pinakamahusay na Pangalawang Aktres)||Won|
|1993||19th Metro Manila Film Festival||Best Festival Actress||Kung Mawawala Ka Pa||Won|
|1995||25th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards||Box-Office Queen||The Maggie Dela Riva Story||Won|
|2010||24th PMPC Star Awards for TV||Best Single Performance by an Actress||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Tsinelas||Nominated|
|2011||ASAP Pop Viewers' Choice Awards||Pop Female Fashionista||Magazine Category||Won|
|2012||26th PMPC Star Awards for TV||Best Drama Actress||Walang Hanggan||Nominated|
|2013||GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards||All Time Favorite Love Team on Movies and TV (with Richard Gomez)||Won|
|Golden Screen TV Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Drama Series||Nominated|
|2014||28th PMPC Star Awards for TV||Best Drama Actress||Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin||Nominated|
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