Dimples Romana

Dianne Marie Romana Ahmee (born on November 13, 1984 in Parañaque City, Philippines)[2] [3] is a Filipino character actress.

Dimples Romana
Dianne Marie Romana

(1984-11-13) November 13, 1984 (age 35)
Alma materUniversity of Santo Tomas
Enderun Colleges
OccupationCharacter actress, Model, comedian
Years active1996–present
AgentStar Magic (1996–present)
ABS-CBN Entertainment (1996–present)
Height5 ft 6 in (168 cm) [1]
Spouse(s)Romeo Adecer Ahmee Jr.


Romana finished at International Hospitality Management Major in Culinary Arts at Enderun College after she finished her studies, Romana's first appearance on TV was via Esperanza in 1997; and after which she became one of the stars of the ABS-CBN series, Tabing Ilog in 1999. Romana, who was taking up BS Tourism in University of Santo Tomas (UST) College of Education, was the courtside reporter on games involving the UST Growling Tigers on the 2002 season of ABS-CBN's coverage of the UAAP men's basketball tournament.[4]

In 2005, she was cast on ABS-CBN's Ang Panday. In 2009, Romana starred in the television series Only You.[5]

In 2005, she was in Dubai. The next year she starred in Pacquiao: The Movie and the horror film, Wag Kang Lilingon. Romana also starred in 2007's One More Chance. The film grossed more than 150 Million Pesos.[6]

In 2008, she once again co-starred in the Star Cinema's film When Love Begins. She was cast in the film Love Me Again.[7]

In 2010, Romana played Criselda Barrameda in the series Agua Bendita.[8]

In later 2010-2011, she was in the remake version of Mara Clara as Alvira Del Valle. Her character name was renamed from Almira to Alvira, which was first portrayed by Beverly Vergel.[9]

In 2019 she gained mainstream recognition as Daniella Mondragon-Bartolome in the afternoon drama series Kadenang Ginto. A still photo of Romana's character flamboyantly strolling with a briefcase later became the subject of an internet meme, spawning numerous photoshopped images of the Daniela character being depicted as traveling to different places and fictional universes.[10][11] Romana would later parody her role in a number of commercials and guest appearances, and was named an ambassador for the Department of Tourism.[12]



Year Title Role Notes Source
1997-99 Esperanza Paola
1999-03 Tabing Ilog Jacqueline "Jackie" Special participation [13]
2000 Maalaala Mo Kaya Episode: "Life Story Book" [14]
2001 Maalaala Mo Kaya Episode: "Banyo" [15]
2002 Anna Karenina Young Carmela Cruz-Monteclaro Special participation
2002-03 Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay Kayla "Pards" Reneza
2006 Ang Panday Manaram
2007 Sineserye Presents: May Minamahal Trina Tagle
2008 Lobo Trixie
2009 Tayong Dalawa Young Elizabeth "Mamita" Martinez Special participation
2009 Jim Fernandez's Kambal sa Uma Young Milagros Perea Special participation
2009 Only You Dina Javier [5]
2009 Komiks Presents: Mars Ravelo's Nasaan Ka Maruja? Dianne Gomez Guest
2009-10 George and Cecil Charlotte "Charlie" Castro
2009-10 Showtime Herself Guest co-host / Guest judge
2010 Rod Santiago's Agua Bendita Criselda Barrameda [16]
2010 Maalaala Mo Kaya Imelda Marcos Episode: "Kalapati" [17]
2010 Maalaala Mo Kaya Imelda Marcos Episode: "Makinilya" [18]
2010 Your Song: Gimik 2010 Shirley "Bingbing" Marquez
2010 Magkaribal Stella Abella Special participation
2010-11 Emil Cruz, Jr.'s Mara Clara Alvira del Valle [16]
2011 Wansapanataym Mrs. Ferrer Episode: "Sabay-Sabay Pasaway"
2011 Wansapanataym Episode: "My Gulay"
2011 100 Days to Heaven Angela Carlos Guest appearance
2011 Maalaala Mo Kaya Delia Episode: "Niagara Falls" [19]
2011-12 Ikaw Ay Pag-Ibig Agnes Alvarez
2011–present Swak na Swak Herself Co-host
2012 Oka Tokat Alice
2012 Maalaala Mo Kaya Michelle Episode: "Kape" [20]
2012 Lorenzo's Time Susan Montereal Special participation
2012 Wansapanataym Jane Episode: "Kuha Mo"
2012 Maalaala Mo Kaya Myra Episode: "Relo" [21]
2012-13 A Beautiful Affair Emilia "Emy" Biglang-awa [16]
2013 Maalaala Mo Kaya Rina Episode: "Kamison" [22]
2013–2016 TFC Connect Herself Host
2013 Wansapanataym Episode: "Kuku Takot"
2013 Little Champ Kara Marquez Guest
2013 Muling Buksan Ang Puso Young Adelina Laurel-Beltran Special participation
2013 Maalaala Mo Kaya Rene Episode: "Walis" [23]
2013-14 Promil Pre-school: I-Shine Talent Camp Herself Host [24]
2014 Maalaala Mo Kaya Maria Antonia "Mary Ann" Usher Episode: "Pagkain" [25]
Mirabella Daisy Arboleda Special participation
Sana Bukas pa ang Kahapon Alicia Del Mundo-Gaspar Special participation
Give Love on Christmas: The Gift Giver Julie Aguinaldo-Salcedo [16]
2015 Pasión de Amor Young Maria Eduvina Suarez Special participation
2015-16 And I Love You So Michelle Ramirez-Valdez [16]
2016 Maalaala Mo Kaya Leni Robredo Episode: "Toothbrush" [26]
2016-17 The Greatest Love Amanda "Mandy" Alegre-Cruz [16]
2017 Maalaala Mo Kaya Idai Episode: "Picture"
2018 Bagani Gloria
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Kalabaw Lerma Dia
2018-2020 Kadenang Ginto Daniela Mondragon-Bartolome Main role / Antagonist
2020 Magandang Buhay Guest Momshie Co Host


Year Title Role Notes Source
1998 Kung Ayaw Mo, Huwag Mo Bettina
2002 Dekada '70 Evelyn [27]
2004 All My Life Kat
2004 Minsan Pa Cristy
2005 Dubai Clarisse
2006 Pacquiao: The Movie Emong's Wife
2006 Wag Kang Lilingon Trixie
2007 Still Life
2007 Chopsuey Claire Wong-Chua
2007 One More Chance Kristine "Krizzy" Del Rosario [28]
2007 Altar Angie
2008 Huling Pasada
2008 When Love Begins Carrie
2009 Love Me Again Yna [29]
2009 In My Life Dang Salvacion
2011 Bulong Chelsea
2011 My Neighbor's Wife Tessa
2011 Shake, Rattle & Roll 13 Rowanna Segment: "Parola"
2012 Shake, Rattle and Roll Fourteen: The Invasion Filomena Segment: "Pamana"
2013 Tuhog Lolet
2014 Third Eye Belen
2014 Beauty in a Bottle Anna
2015 Must Date The Playboy Andrea Andres
2015 A Second Chance Kristine "Krizzy" Del Rosario [28]
2016 The Unmarried Wife Carmela
2018 My Fairy Tail Love Story Natasha Quejada
2018 My Perfect You Ellaine Toledo
2019 The Mall, The Merrier Tita Moody
2020 Block Z Bebeth

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Work Award Category Result Source
2008 One More Chance FAMAS Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2011 Mara Clara Golden Screen TV Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
2013 Maalaala Mo Kaya Gawad Tanglaw Awards Best Performance by an Actress Won [30]
2013 Promil Pre-school: I-Shine Talent Camp PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Game Show Host Nominated


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  2. ^ TEAM, PUSH. "Dimples Romana celebrates 35th birthday on the set of 'Kadenang Ginto' | PUSH.COM.PH: Your ultimate showbiz hub!". push.abs-cbn.com. Retrieved 2019-11-30.
  3. ^ News, ABS-CBN. "Dimples Romana now owns a commercial building in Paranaque". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 2019-11-30.
  4. ^ "Actress Named UST Courtside Voice". The Varsitarian. 10 July 2002. Archived from the original on 16 September 2016. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Angel Locsin Talks About her Scenes in Only You with Sam Milby". Guide. Philippine Entertainment Portal. 23 April 2009.
  6. ^ "Dimples Romana – Timeline featuring movies and other highlights from her career and personal life". www.bing.com. Retrieved 2019-11-30.
  7. ^ Dimaculangan, Jocelyn (3 December 2008). ""Land Down Under" is now "Love Me Again"". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  8. ^ Cruz, Marinel R. "She's a mom before she's an actress, says 'villainess'". Inquirer Entertainment. Retrieved 2019-11-30.
  9. ^ Santos, Rhea Manila. "Dimples Romana says the lead stars of 'Mara Clara' are humble actresses | PUSH.COM.PH: Your ultimate showbiz hub!". push.abs-cbn.com. Retrieved 2019-11-30.
  10. ^ "LOOK: Dimples Romana's new look in Kadenang Ginto Season 2". entertainment.abs-cbn.com. Retrieved 2019-11-30.
  11. ^ "Dimples Romana finally reacts to memes about her Kadenang Ginto character". www.msn.com. Retrieved 2019-11-30.
  12. ^ "Dimples Romana now Tourism ambassador, thanks to #OhDani memes". Retrieved 2020-01-07.
  13. ^ Doplito, Harold Jason L. (9 August 2000). "On Location: 'Tabing Ilog': Wet Behind the Ears—and not Wild Either". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 17 June 2018 – via Google News.
  14. ^ "Life Story Book". Maalaala Mo Kaya. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  15. ^ "Banyo". Maalaala Mo Kaya. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  16. ^ a b c d e f Cruzz, Marinel R. (14 September 2011). "She's a Mom Before she's an Actress, says 'Villainess'". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  17. ^ "Kalapati". Maalaala Mo Kaya. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  18. ^ "Makinilya". Maalaala Mo Kaya. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  19. ^ "Niagara Falls". Maalaala Mo Kaya. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  20. ^ "Kape". Maalaala Mo Kaya. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  21. ^ "Relo". Maalaala Mo Kaya. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  22. ^ "Kamison". Maalaala Mo Kaya. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  23. ^ "Walis". Maalaala Mo Kaya. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  24. ^ "Dimples Romana Receives Post-birthday Surprise from Friends". Star Cinema. 30 November 2015. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  25. ^ "Pagkain (Fat Lady)". Maalaala Mo Kaya. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  26. ^ "Toothbrush". Maalaala Mo Kaya. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  27. ^ Paredes, Andrew (2 January 2003). "Easier on the Eyes". Manila Standard. Retrieved 17 June 2018 – via Google News.
  28. ^ a b "Dimples Romana on 'One More Chance' Sequel: 'Very happy kami'". Star Cinema. 26 August 2015. Retrieved 17 June 2018.[permanent dead link]
  29. ^ Lucio, Remedios (June 27, 2008). "Angel Locsin's movie to be shot in Bukinon and Australia". Philippine Entertainment Portal.(in Tagalog)
  30. ^ "ABS-CBN is the Chosen Network of Students and Professors". Showbuzz Feature. ABS-CBN. 11 March 2013. Archived from the original on 13 September 2016. Retrieved 17 June 2018.

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