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Kathryn Chandria Manuel Bernardo (born March 26, 1996) is a Filipina actress who became known for her role as Mara in the TV series Mara Clara (2010–2011). She has also starred in other TV series' Princess and I (2012–2013), Got to Believe (2013–2014), Pangako Sa 'Yo (2015–2016), and La Luna Sangre (2017–2018). She has also starred in different films such as Way Back Home (2011), Must Be... Love (2013), She's Dating the Gangster (2014), Crazy Beautiful You (2015), Barcelona: A Love Untold (2016), Can't Help Falling in Love (2017), The Hows of Us (2018), Three Words to Forever (2018), and Hello, Love, Goodbye (2019)
Bernardo at the Celebrate Mega in Iceland
Kathryn Chandria Manuel Bernardo
March 26, 1996
|Agent||Star Magic (2003 –present)|
|Height||158 cm (5 ft 2 in)|
|Labels||Star Music (2014–present)|
Bernardo currently holds the highest-grossing Filipino Film of All Time for the movie Hello, Love, Goodbye. It also became the highest-grossing Filipino Film in the Middle East, Australia, and North America. Hello, Love, Goodbye broke the Box Office Records of any Filipino Film.
Bernardo was given the "Phenomenal Box Office Queen" award alongside with her on-screen and real-life partner Daniel Padilla for their movie The Hows of Us, which also broke multiple records in the Philippine Cinema at the 50th Guillermo Mendoza Box Office Awards and received the prestigious Camera Obscura Award from FDCP.
She won "Best Actress" awards at the 35th PMPC Star Awards for Movies and Entertainment Editors' Choice Awards for Movies, or The EDDY'S 2019 for her outstanding portrayal as George in The Hows of Us”.
Bernardo was born on March 26, 1996, in Cabanatuan in the Philippines. Her parents are Luzviminda and Teodore Bernardo. She was raised alongside her three siblings: two sisters named Chrysler and Kaye, and one brother named Kevin. She is the youngest in her family.
Bernardo began acting in 2003, appearing as the young Cielo on ABS-CBN's It Might Be You. In 2006, she landed her first main role in the TV series Super Inggo playing Maya, the love interest of the main character. She then continued to play different roles in other ABS-CBN shows such as Krystala and Vietnam Rose before landing a permanent spot on the hit kiddie show Goin' Bulilit'.
Bernardo's breakthrough role was her as Mara David/Mara Del Valle in the remake of 1992 television drama Mara Clara with her co-star and off-screen best friend Julia Montes. Since its premiere, the TV series remained a consistent leader in primetime ratings. Affirming its success, the show was nominated in the 2011 Banff World Media Festival's "Telenovelas & Soap Operas" category and marked Bernardo's future as a distinguished actress.
After the primetime teleserye ended, Bernardo soon began appearing in the Sunday afternoon teen show Growing Up. Re-partnering with Julia Montes, the show starred other up and coming ABS-CBN teen stars such as Kiray Celis, Diego Loyzaga and Daniel Padilla. On the show, Bernardo played the role of 15-year-old Ella who lives with her single mother. The show premiered strongly, ranking at number 2 overall on the afternoon block of primetime television.
Bernardo's film career started in 2004 with the movie Gagamboy. However, it was only in 2011 when she, together with her Mara Clara co-star Julia Montes, received a lead role in the movie Way Back Home. The film opened at first place with an estimated PHP 18 million (US$428,571) in its first week that then surpassed other foreign film showings at the time, such as The Smurfs and Conan the Barbarian according to Box Office Mojo.
In that same year, Bernardo was included in Regal Film's Metro Manila Film Festival entry Shake, Rattle & Roll 13. Bernardo took on the horror genre by snagging one of the lead roles of the film's second story called Parola. Her performance received positive reviews. In a review for ClickTheCity.com, Philbert Dy praised Bernardo's acting: "A fantastic performance from Kathryn Bernardo ties it all together. It might just be one of the best things that has ever come out of Shake Rattle and Roll."
Breakthrough and acting collaboration with Daniel PadillaEdit
Bernardo starred in Princess and I, a romance/drama royalty-themed television series, following the success of Growing Up. With a cast flanked by Daniel Padilla as Gino Dela Rosa, Enrique Gil as Prince Jao and Bernardo as Mikay/Princess Areeyah, the teleserye is touted as one of the grandest, being the first Philippine show to be shot in Bhutan. Aside from Padilla and Gil as Bernardo's leading men on the show, Pilipinas Got Talent Season 3 former contestant Khalil Ramos played Mikay's unrequited lover and best friend Kiko. Other veteran actors like Gretchen Barretto and Albert Martinez joined the star-studded cast.
The show garnered unprecedented ratings and appraisal as the number one primetime show in September 2012, opening more doors for Bernardo's shining career. In August 2013, she and Daniel Padilla announcing another television series: Got to Believe in which Bernardo plays Chichay Tampipi, a teenage girl who reunites with her childhood friend Joaquin Manansala (Padilla) after many years; Chichay falls for the rich boy despite their economic differences and family pasts, encountering difficult obstacles that put their love to the test. Got to Believe was also a primetime television hit, gathering 38.6% percent in ratings during the broadcast of the show's final episode and placing at No. 2 on Kantar Media's nationwide TV ranking list.
Together with Padilla, they both starred in a Filipino romantic-comedy movie entitled 24/7 in Love that was released on November 21, 2012. She then starred alongside comedian Vice Ganda together with Daniel Padilla in the 2012 MMFF entry, Sisterakas; in the 1st quarter of 2013, Bernardo, with co-star Daniel Padilla, released her first solo project film from Star Cinema entitled Must Be... Love that was broadcast on March 13.
In December 2013, Bernardo and Padilla starred in the film (an entry for 2013 Metro Manila Film Festival) Pagpag (produced by Star Cinema and Regal Films) which was broadcast on Christmas Day.
Bernardo and Padilla once again headlined a movie adaptation of Bianca Bernardino's best-selling novel named She's Dating the Gangster as part of Star Cinema's 20th anniversary in July 2014. The movie was produced by Star Cinema, co-produced by Summit Media and directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina. This is the 5th movie in which Kathryn and Padilla are paired on the big screen after the success of their romantic comedy television series Got to Believe (which was also directed by Garcia-Molina). According to Star Cinema Advertising Manager Mico del Rosario the film was a financial success, gathering PHP 15 million (US$340,000) on its first day of showing. On its 4th week (August 3, 2014), the movie reportedly grossed PHP 230 million (US$5,476,190). A year after her recognition from FHM UK, Bernardo was ranked 17 behind former Japanese AV Idol Maria Ozawa for the FHM Philippines 100 Sexiest Woman 2015, which won by Jennylyn Mercado. On December 1, 2014 Bernardo with Daniel Padilla and Vice Ganda were given their own stars in the country's version of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Eastwood Walk of Fame, located at Eastwood City, Quezon City.
Bernardo has been involved in singing ventures such as her guest appearances for Daniel Padilla's concert "DOS" and her participation in the soundtrack albums of her primetime television shows.
Bernardo recorded her first solo "Mula Noon Hanggang Ngayon" as part of the soundtrack for Princess and I in 2012 and was originally sung by Lea Salonga. In 2013, she recorded a cover of David Pomeranz's "Got to Believe in Magic" with Padilla for their primetime television Got 2 Believe.
In 2014, she began to venture into music by recording various original songs and releasing her first studio album titled Kathryn. A duet with Padilla titled was used as the theme song for ABS-CBN's Summer Station. Bernardo also released her first solo original song titled "Ikaw Na Nga Yata", which was used in the local airing of the Korean series Pretty Man. On November 6, she released the lead single to her debut album titled "You Don't Know Me" which was written by Marion Aunor and is about a blooming relationship that fails to take off because of the lack of effort of one of those involved to genuinely get to know the other. The album was released on November 30 under Star Music, consisting of eleven songs in total.
Bernardo cites American pop stars Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande as her musical inspirations; she further said she considers local pop sensation Sarah Geronimo and singer Yeng Constantino her idols.
|2012||"Mula Noon Hanggang Ngayon"|
|2013||"Pagdating ng Panahon"|||
|"Got to Believe in Magic"|
(with Daniel Padilla)
|2014||"Ikaw Na Nga Yata"|||
(with Daniel Padilla)
|"You Don't Know Me"||
|2015||"Thank You for the Love"
(with Daniel Padilla, Nadine Lustre, James Reid, Enrique Gil,
Liza Soberano, Bamboo Mañalac and Elha Nympha)
|2017||"Share The Love"
(with Daniel Padilla, Janella Salvador and Elmo Magalona)
|2003||Lupe: A Seamans Wife||Young Lupe|
|2005||Nasaan Ka Man||Young Pilar|
|2006||Tatlong Baraha||Inah Valiente|
|2011||Way Back Home||Joanna Santiago / Ana Bartolome|
|Shake, Rattle & Roll 13||Lucy|
|2012||24/7 in Love||Jane Dela Cuesta|
|Sisterakas||Katherine "Kathy" Maningas|
|2013||Must Be... Love||Patricia "Patchot" Espinosa|
|Pagpag: Siyam na Buhay||Leni dela Torre|
|2014||She's Dating the Gangster||Athena Dizon / Kelay Dizon||Highest Grossing Film adapted from the book|
|2015||Crazy Beautiful You||Jacqueline "Jackie" Serrano|
|2016||Barcelona: A Love Untold||Mia Angela Dela Torre / Celine Antipala||2016 Highest grossing non-MMFF Film|
|2017||Can't Help Falling in Love||Gabriela "Gab" Benedictos Dela Cuesta||Highest grossing Black Saturday movie|
|Gandarrapiddo: The Revenger Squad||Chino's love interest||Cameo|
|2018||The Hows of Us||Georgina "George" Silva||Second Highest Grossing Filipino Film of All Time|
|Three Words to Forever||Tin Andrada|
|2019||Hello, Love, Goodbye||Joy Marie Fabregas||The Highest Grossing Filipino Film of All Time|
|2003||It Might Be You||Young Cielo San Carlos||ABS-CBN||Special Participation|
|2005||Vietnam Rose||Young Carina Mojica dela Cerna|
|2005-2008||Goin' Bulilit||Herself||First Batch|
|2006||Gulong ng Palad||Young Mimi Sandoval||Extended Cast|
|Komiks Presents: Agua Bendita||Young Agua Cristi / Bendita Cristi|
|Komiks Presents: Bandanang Itim||Juliana|
|Super Inggo||Maya Guevarra|
|2007||Pangarap na Bituin||Young Chorva Ayala Gomez|
|Prinsesa ng Banyera||Young Mayumi Burgos||Special Participation|
|2008||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Zorayda||Episode Bracelet|
|2009||Your Song Presents: You Know It's Christmas||Stephanie|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya||Nympha||Episode Blusa|
|Super Inggo at ang Super Tropa||Maya Guevarra|
|2010||Endless Love||Young Jenny Dizon / Jenny Cruz||GMA|
|Magkaribal||Young Victoria / Anna||ABS-CBN|
|Mara Clara||Mara David / Mara del Valle|
|2011||Wansapanataym: Apir Disapir||Jenny|
|Growing Up||Mikaella "Ella" Dimalanta|
|2012||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Dang||Episode Ensaymada|
|Princess and I||Maria Mikaela "Mikay" Dela Rosa
/ Princess Areeyah Rinpoche
|2013||Got to Believe||Cristina Carlotta "Chichay" Tampipi|
|2014||Be Careful with My Heart||Young Felicidad|
|Wansapanataym: Puppy ko si Papi||Iris|
|2015||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Daisy Ravelo||Episode Parol|
|Pangako Sa ’Yo||Yna Macaspac /
Maria Amor de Jesus
|2017||La Luna Sangre||Malia Rodriguez/ Emilio "Mio"/ Toni/ Punong Bantay|
|2019||Best Actress||The Hows of Us||3rd EDDYS Entertainment Editors' Awards||Won|||
|Movie Actress of the Year||35th PMPC Star Award for Movies||Won|||
|Pinaka-Pasadong Aktres||Gawad PASADO||Nominated|
|Phenomenal Star of Philippine Cinema||50th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards||Won|||
|Golden Jury Award for Highest Grossing Film of All Time||50th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards||Won|
|2018||Best Actress||5th Inding Indie Short Film Festival||Won|
|Actress of the Year||LionHeart TV Rawr Awards||Won|
|Princess of Philippine Movies||Can't Help Falling In Love With You||49th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards||Won|
|2017||Most Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role||Barcelona: A Love Untold||65th FAMAS Awards||Nominated|
|Movie Actress of the Year||33rd PMPC Star Awards for Movies||Nominated|
|Movie Love Team of the Year (with Daniel Padilla)||Won|
|Box-Office Queen||48th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards||Won|
|Movie Actress of the Year||ALTA Media Icon||Won|
|Most Influential Actress of the Year||Barcelona: A Love Untold
Crazy Beautiful You
|2016||Princess of Philippine Movies||Crazy Beautiful You||47th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards||Won|
|Most Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role||64th FAMAS Awards||Nominated|
|Movie Love Team of the Year (with Daniel Padilla)||32nd PMPC Star Award for Movies||Won|
|2015||Teen Queen of Philippine Movies and Television||She's Dating the Gangster||46th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards||Won|
|Most Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role||63rd FAMAS Awards||Nominated|
|Movie Actress of the Year||ALTA Media Icon Awards||Won|
|Best Film Actress||The Platinum Stallion Awards||Won|
|2014||Princess of Philippine Movies||Pagpag: Siyam na Buhay||45th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards||Won|
|Most Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role||62nd FAMAS Awards||Nominated|
|2013||Best Actress||Pagpag: Siyam na Buhay||2013 Metro Manila Film Festival||Nominated|
|Most Promising Female Star of the Year||Sisterakas
24/7 in Love
|44th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards||Won|
|Most Promising Loveteam of the Year (with Daniel Padilla)||Won|
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