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Kimverlie "Kim" Soriano Molina (born July 1, 1991), better known as Kim Molina, is a Filipina singer and actress for TV, Film, and Theater. She is known for her role "Aileen" in the hit Filipino stage musical Rak Of Aegis, "Savannah" of Kadenang Ginto, "Peng" of Momol Nights, and "Elsa" of the box office hit movie #Jowable.
Kimverlie Soriano Molina
July 1, 1991
|Agent||Viva Artists Agency (2011–present)|
|Known for||Rak of Aegis, #Jowable|
Kim grew up in Saudi Arabia where her parents work. Her father is a well-established dentist there. She studied in Al Jazeera International School in Dammam.
Kim started singing at the age of 2 and started performing as front act to local Filipino artists' Middle East shows at the age of five. At 14, she won ABS-CBN's Middle East search for The Filipino Channel (TFC) Pop Star besting winners from Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi, and Dubai. Year 2009 she was chosen to represent the Middle East to the World Championships of the Performing Arts in Los Angeles, California. She was a multi-medalist and was awarded the title Senior Grand Champion Vocalist Of The World.
As a stage actress, she had her professional theatre debut with Viva Atlantis' production of Disney's Tarzan, year 2013. She was then included in the original Asian cast of Carrie The Musical as Frieda, and played the role of Oda Mae Brown's younger sister Louise in the musical stage adaptation of the movie Ghost, both under Atlantis Productions.
In June 2014, Kim got her first lead role as Aileen, alternating with Aicelle Santos in the hit Pinoy Musical RAK OF AEGIS. From her performance in Rak, she was awarded Best Actress in a Musical by Gawad Buhay, and was given projects for TV and films; notably getting her nominated for a Best Supporting Actress award (alongside Maine Mendoza, Nova Villa, Iza Calzado, and Lotlot de Leon) for her first MMFF movie performance as Jennylyn Mercado's best friend Luli in #WalangForever directed by Dan Villegas. (2015 Metro Manila Film Festival).
Kim was awarded Best Performance By A Female Recording Artist by Awit Awards 2017 for her debut single "Naluluha Ako" under Viva Records, and starred alongside Sarah Geronimo at the 2018 Philippine adaption of the Korean movie musical, Miss Granny.
In 2019, Kim was launched as lead in movies twice, both digitally and for mainstream cinemas. First was with her Digital iWant movie Momol Nights alongside actor Kit Thompson, followed by her debut mainstream film #Jowable that can now be streamed on Netflix. Because of the box office success of her films that year, she was awarded The Most Promising Female Star for Movies at the 51st Guillermo Mendoza Awards 2020 Box Office Entertainment Awards.
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Born to Be a Star (season 2)
Tadhana: The One That Ran Away
Lead role / Protagonist
|2019||Kagawad Bea Malonzo||ABS-CBN|
Guest role / Protagonist
|2nd Lt. Ma. Lilybeth "Billet" Abarquez|
Supporting role / Antagonist
Viva Films & The IdeaFirst Company
Viva Films & VinCentiments
Lead / Main cast
iWant, Dreamscape Digital & Lonewolf Films
Lead / Main cast
Viva Films & N2 Productions
Ang Pambansang Thirdwheel
Viva Films & Idea First Company
Star Cinema, Quantum Films, Idea First Company
The Write Moment
Idea First Company
Luck At First Sight
|2019||3pol Trobol: Huli Ka Balbon!||Vilma|
|2015||Manhid: The Superhero Musical||Allunsina Albano||CCP Theater|
|Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady||Viva Moran||Dalanghita Productions||PETA Theater|
|2014–present||Rak of Aegis||Aileen||PETA Theater|
|2014||Ghost The Musical||Louise||Atlantis Productions||RCBC Theater|
|2013||Carrie The Musical||Frieda||RCBC Theater|
|Disney's Tarzan The Musical||Ensemble||Meralco Theater|
|2017||Sino Ang Iibigin Ko|
|2016||Bongga Ka Day|
|2015||Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady Original Cast Recording||Viva Records|
Awards and recognitionsEdit
|Year||Award Giving Body||Recognition||Work||Result|
|2017||Awit Awards||Best Performance By A Female Recording Artist||"Naluluha Ako"||Won|
|2009||World Championships Of Performing Arts||Senior Grand Champion Vocalist Of The World)||Won|
|2006||ABS-CBN Middle East TFC Pop Star Search||Won|
|2015||Aliw Awards||Best Featured Actress||as Viva Moran||KPANLL||Nominated|
|Gawad Buhay||Best Actress in a Musical||as Allunsina||Manhid||Nominated|
|2014||as Aileen||Rak Of Aegis||Won|
|2020||51st Guillermo Mendoza Awards 2020 Box Office Entertainment Awards||Most Promising Female Star For Movies||as Elsa||#Jowable||Won|
|2015||41st Metro Manila Film Festival||Best Supporting Actress||as Luli||#WalangForever||Nominated|
|32nd PMPC Star Awards for Movies||New Movie Actress of The Year||Nominated|
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- "SUPREME COVER: Lonely hearts club". The Philippine Star.
- "Are you ready for 'Camp Sawi?'". Manila Bulletin.
- "Young actors join BP in 'Manhid: The Pinoy Superhero Musical'". Philippine Daily Inquirer.
- "Theater Review: Manhid: The Pinoy Superhero Musical". Spot.ph.
- Cadiz, Gibbs. "This 'Leading Lady' is a champ". Philippine Daily Inquirer.
- "Rak of Aegis: Reasons Why I Highly Suggest That You Watch It". sharkmaine.com. July 23, 2015. Archived from the original on April 21, 2016. Retrieved April 29, 2016.
- "Christian Bautista and Cris Villonco headline 'Ghost'". The Philippine Star.
- "Atlantis Productions Presents: Carrie in Manila". When In Manila. September 11, 2013.
- "'Rak of Aegis' dominates 7th Gawad Buhay! • The Market Monitor". marketmonitor.com.ph.
- "billboard.ph - billboard Resources and Information". ww1.billboard.ph.
- "The Nominees for the 2015 Aliw Awards Have Been Announced!". TheaterFansManila. October 22, 2015.
- "Philstage Gawad Buhay!'s 2015 nominations out". Philippine Daily Inquirer.
- Hawson, Fred (June 11, 2015). "Fred Said: THEATER, CONCERTS, EVENTS: Recap of GAWAD BUHAY 2014: Awards Flood "Rak of Aegis"!". Fred Said.
- "'Stop the fan wars': Iza Calzado happy for Maine Mendoza's MMFF award". The Philippine Star.
- "PMPC releases nominees for 2016 Star Awards for Movies". ClickTheCity.com.