Isabelle Diaz Daza-Semblat (born March 6, 1988)[1] is a Filipina actress, television host and model. She is the daughter of Miss Universe 1969 titleholder, Gloria Diaz.[2] She was a member of GMA Network's roster of young talents and was introduced to the mass media entertainment audiences during a dance number on the noontime show Party Pilipinas on April 17, 2011. On November 24, 2014, Daza transferred to ABS-CBN and signed a two-year exclusive contract.[3] She gained recognition for her role in the drama series Tubig at Langis.

Isabelle Daza-Semblat
Born
Isabelle Diaz Daza

(1988-03-06) March 6, 1988 (age 31)
Alma materDe La Salle University
OccupationActress, TV host, model
Years active2005–present; 2010–present (showbiz)
AgentGMA Artist Center (2011–2014)
APT Entertainment (2011-2014)
Star Magic (2014–present)
ABS-CBN Entertainment (2014–present)
Spouse(s)
Adrien Semblat (m. 2016)
Children1
Parent(s)Gloria Diaz (mother)
RelativesNora Daza (grandmother)

Early lifeEdit

Isabelle Daza is the daughter of Gloria Diaz, the Miss Universe 1969 titleholder,[2] and Gabriel Daza III, a restaurateur and former Makati City councilor. Her grandmother is chef Nora Daza. She has an older brother and a younger sister.[4] Her parents separated when she was seven years old; however, they remained good friends.[4]

In 2010, she earned her bachelor's degree in early childhood education from De La Salle University.[5][6]

CareerEdit

After graduating from De La Salle University, she worked as a preschool teacher. She signed a contract with GMA Network Center with her manager, Leo Domingez, and made her debut on Party Pilipinas. In an interview with The Philippine Star, Daza admits that she is still trying to "figure out" her career in acting and she is continuously taking workshops, but her main interest is in hosting. Her first attempt in TV hosting was on a game show with boxing champion Manny Pacquiao, entitled Show Me Da Manny (later renamed Manny Many Prizes.) On August 2, 2011, Daza was launched as the New Face of Sophie Paris Philippines.[7] In late December 2011, Daza joined the longest-running noontime show Eat Bulaga! where she later became a regular co-host.

In 2014, Daza signed a two-year exclusive contract with ABS-CBN. She appeared in the 2015 fantasy drama series Nathaniel starring Marco Masa. She eventually became popular for her major role as Clara in the 2016 melodrama series Tubig at Langis with Cristine Reyes and Zanjoe Marudo. Later on, Daza continues to collaborate with Marudo in the 2018 romantic comedy series Playhouse (with Angelica Panganiban and JJ Quilantang) and for an episode in the drama anthology Maalaala Mo Kaya.

Personal lifeEdit

In February 2016, Daza confirmed her engagement with French businessman Adrien Semblat, her boyfriend for seven years.[8][9] The couple married on September 10, 2016 at the San Francesco Church in Tuscany, Italy.[10][11] Accordingly, it was her godfather, former senator Bongbong Marcos, who walked her down the aisle on her wedding day.[11][12]

Her father died last July 14, 2016.[13]

On April 1, 2018, Daza gave birth to her first child, a boy.[14]

FilmographyEdit

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes Network
2011 Miss World Philippines 2011 Herself Host GMA Network
Eat Bulaga!
Manny Many Prizes
Bubble Gang Herself (various) Guest
Futbolilits Claudette Recurring role
Spooky Nights Mary Anne Episode: "The Mommy Returns"
2011–2013 Party Pilipinas Herself Performer
2012 iBilib Herself Guest host
Spooky Nights Mabel Episode: "Korona"
Faithfully Misha Villar Antagonist
Taste Buddies Herself Host GMA News TV
2013 Indio Magwayen Guest GMA Network
Genesis Helen
2014 Magpakailanman Clemen Episode: "Ang Aking Kakaibang Pag-Ibig"
Niño Claire Special participation
Aquino & Abunda Tonight Herself Guest ABS-CBN
ASAP Herself Guest co-host/performer
2015 Banana Split Herself Guest
Kris TV Herself Guest co-host
Maalaala Mo Kaya Myra Episode: "Manika"
Nathaniel Atty. Martha Amanthe Co-antagonist
2016 Tubig at Langis Clara Samaniego Main antagonist
2017 Ipaglaban Mo! Jessica Episode: "Mental"
Maalaala Mo Kaya Rosalyn Episode: "Upuan"
2018 Playhouse Lea Samonte Supporting role
2019 Maalaala Mo Kaya Acel Episode: "Balsa"
2020 Ipaglaban Mo! Marge Episode: "Himlayan"

MovieEdit

Year Title Role Film Producer
2013 It Takes a Man and a Woman Belle Laurel Star Cinema, Viva Films
Lihis Ada Film Development Council of the Philippines, BG Productions International
2014 Basement Rebecca Sanchez GMA Films
Somebody to Love Valeria Regal Entertainment
Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles Lex GMA Films, AgostoDos Pictures, Reality Entertainment
2015 Resureksyon Mara Regal Entertainment, Reality Entertainment

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated Work Result
2014 11th Golden Screen Awards Breakthrough Performance by an Actress Lihis Nominated
28th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Lifestyle Show Host Taste Buddies Nominated
Dabarkads Awards Best Actress Kulungan Kanlugan Won
30th PMPC Star Awards for Movies New Movie Actress of the Year It Takes a Man and a Woman Nominated
2013 27th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Game Show Host Manny Many Prizes Nominated
2012 26th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best New Female TV Personality Eat Bulaga Nominated
2011 FHM Philippines[15] Top 10 Sexiest Women None Rank # 69

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Artist Center - Talent". GMANetwork.com. Retrieved October 2, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Contestant Profiles". Miss Universe. Retrieved October 2, 2013.
  3. ^ http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/entertainment/11/24/14/isabelle-daza-now-kapamilya, Isabelle Daza now a Kapamilya
  4. ^ a b Gonzalez, Bianca (September 9, 2012). "Gloria Diaz & Isabelle Daza: Don't hate them because they're beautiful... and funny". The Philippine Star. Retrieved September 13, 2016.
  5. ^ Vila, Alixandra Caole (April 14, 2016). "Isabelle Daza, Erwan Heussaff team up for Payatas". The Philippine Star. Retrieved September 15, 2016.
  6. ^ ABS-CBN News (August 3, 2015).15 celebs who graduated from La Salle - Isabelle Daza.
  7. ^ "The New Face of Sophie Paris Philippines - Sophie Paris Philippines". Sophieparis.com.ph. Retrieved October 2, 2013.
  8. ^ Acosta, Gene Loves (February 4, 2016). "Breaking News: Isabelle Daza and Adrien Semblat are engaged!". ¡Hola! Philippines. Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  9. ^ "Isabelle Daza, Adrien Semblat engaged". Rappler. February 5, 2016. Retrieved September 13, 2016.
  10. ^ Jarloc, Glaiza (September 11, 2016). "Isabelle Daza weds French boyfriend in Tuscany". Sun.Star Manila. Retrieved September 13, 2016.
  11. ^ a b Valeza, Karen (September 11, 2016). "Isabelle Daza marries her French beau Adrien Semblat". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved September 12, 2016.
  12. ^ "Bongbong Marcos walks Isabelle Daza down the aisle". The Philippine Star. September 11, 2016. Retrieved September 12, 2016.
  13. ^ "Isabelle Daza's father, Gabriel 'Bong' Daza III, dies". Rappler. July 14, 2016. Retrieved July 14, 2016.
  14. ^ "Isabelle Daza welcomes baby boy". Rappler. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
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