Kim Molina

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,[1] "Savannah" of Kadenang Ginto, "Peng" of Momol Nights, and "Elsa" of the box office hit movie #Jowable.[2][3]

Kim Molina
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Born
Kimverlie Soriano Molina

(1991-07-01) July 1, 1991 (age 29)
NationalityFilipino
OccupationSinger
Actress
Host
Years active2009–present
AgentViva Artists Agency (2011–present)
Known forRak of Aegis, #Jowable

Personal lifeEdit

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.[4]

CareerEdit

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.[5] 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.[6]

As a stage actress, she had her professional theatre debut with Viva Atlantis' production of Disney's Tarzan, year 2013.[7] 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.[8] 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).[9][10]

In 2016, she starred in Camp Sawi[11] alongside Bela Padilla, Arci Muñoz, Yassi Pressman, and Andi Eigenmann. The film is produced by VIVA Films and N2, directed by Irene Villamor.[12]

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.

October 2020, she was chosen to be one of the Celebrity Judge Detectives of the Philippine Franchise of The Masked Singer, Masked Singer Pilipinas.

FilmographyEdit

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Network Notes
2021
Born to Be a Star (season 2)
Herself TV5
Host
2020 Herself
Judge
Tadhana: The One That Ran Away
Hanna GMA Network
Lead role / Protagonist
Herself
Guest contestant
2019 Kagawad Bea Malonzo ABS-CBN
Guest role / Protagonist
2nd Lt. Ma. Lilybeth "Billet" Abarquez
Supporting role
2018 Savannah Rosales
Supporting role / Antagonist
Ngatngat
Supporting role
Amy Mallan
Guest cast
2017 Hasmin
Guest cast
Anjanette
Guest cast
2016-2017 Kelly
Supporting role
2016 Player
Guest/Player
Herself
Guest
Jala TV5
Supporting role
Babe GMA Network
Supporting role
Herself
Guest
2015 Desiree ABS-CBN
Recurring role
Rea Mae
Supporting role
Jessica
Supporting role
Herself
Guest
Herself
Guest
Herself
Guest
2014 Tresh
Supporting role
Herself
Guest
Herself
Guest
2009 Herself
Guest
Herself
Guest

MoviesEdit

Year Title Role Producer(s) Notes
2020
Special Participation
2019 Chuchay
Viva Films & The IdeaFirst Company
Main Cast
#Jowable
Elsa
Viva Films & VinCentiments
Lead / Main cast
MOMOL Nights
Peng
iWant, Dreamscape Digital & Lonewolf Films
Lead / Main cast
2018 Minnie
Viva Films & N2 Productions
Ang Pambansang Thirdwheel
Grace
Viva Films & Idea First Company
Aira
Star Cinema, Quantum Films, Idea First Company
2017
The Write Moment
Charmaine
Idea First Company
special participation
Fangirl/Fanboy
EP
Luck At First Sight
Kate
Mari
Antagonist
2016 Joan
Main cast
2015 Luli
Quantum Films
Supporting role
Lindsay
Supporting role
Karen
Cameo role
2019 3pol Trobol: Huli Ka Balbon! Vilma
Supporting role

TheatreEdit

Year Title Role Production Company Venue
2015 Manhid: The Superhero Musical[13] Allunsina Albano[14] CCP Theater
Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady[15] Viva Moran Dalanghita Productions PETA Theater
2014–present Rak of Aegis[16] Aileen PETA Theater
2014 Ghost The Musical[17] Louise Atlantis Productions RCBC Theater
2013 Carrie The Musical[18] Frieda RCBC Theater
Disney's Tarzan The Musical Ensemble Meralco Theater

DiscographyEdit

Released SingleEdit

Year Single Record Label
2019 Jowable Viva Records
2017 Sino Ang Iibigin Ko
2016 Bongga Ka Day
Naluluha Ako

Recorded AlbumEdit

Year Album Record Label
2015 Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady Original Cast Recording Viva Records

Awards and recognitionsEdit

 
Kim during Gawad Buhay Awards Night, winning Best Actress in a Musical for Rak Of Aegis[19]

SingerEdit

Year Award Giving Body Recognition Work Result
2017 Awit Awards Best Performance By A Female Recording Artist[20] "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

Theatre ActressEdit

Year Association Category Nominated Work Production Result
2015 Aliw Awards Best Featured Actress as Viva Moran[21] KPANLL Nominated
Gawad Buhay Best Actress in a Musical as Allunsina[22] Manhid Nominated
2014 as Aileen[23] Rak Of Aegis Won

Actress (Movies/TV)Edit

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Year Association Category Nominated Work Movie/Show Result
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[24] Best Supporting Actress as Luli #WalangForever Nominated
32nd PMPC Star Awards for Movies[25] New Movie Actress of The Year Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kim Molina plays Aileen in 'Rak of Aegis'". The Philippine Star.
  2. ^ "Kim and Arvic: New stars rising". Manila Bulletin.
  3. ^ "Shy Carlos transforms in Tasya". The Philippine Star.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Manila Bulletin. Archived from the original on August 21, 2016. Retrieved August 26, 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ East, By Dindo Amparo, News Bureau Chief, ABS-CBN Middle. "Pinay WCOPA winner gets offers in Hollywood". ABS-CBN News.
  6. ^ "Filipina Kimverlie Molina is WCOPA 2009 winner". www.mukamo.com.
  7. ^ "The new faces of Atlantis". The Philippine Star.
  8. ^ "Kim Molina: from singing champ to lead role in Rak of Aegis - ASTIG.PH". ASTIG.PH. July 3, 2014.
  9. ^ "Entertainment | Philstar Mobile". The Philippine Star.
  10. ^ "'Honor Thy Father,' '#WalangForever' touted as favorites in MMFF awards race". InterAksyon.com. Archived from the original on December 27, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "SUPREME COVER: Lonely hearts club". The Philippine Star.
  12. ^ "Are you ready for 'Camp Sawi?'". Manila Bulletin.
  13. ^ "Young actors join BP in 'Manhid: The Pinoy Superhero Musical'". Philippine Daily Inquirer.
  14. ^ "Theater Review: Manhid: The Pinoy Superhero Musical". Spot.ph.
  15. ^ Cadiz, Gibbs. "This 'Leading Lady' is a champ". Philippine Daily Inquirer.
  16. ^ "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.
  17. ^ "Christian Bautista and Cris Villonco headline 'Ghost'". The Philippine Star.
  18. ^ "Atlantis Productions Presents: Carrie in Manila". When In Manila. September 11, 2013.
  19. ^ "'Rak of Aegis' dominates 7th Gawad Buhay! • The Market Monitor". marketmonitor.com.ph.
  20. ^ "billboard.ph - billboard Resources and Information". ww1.billboard.ph.
  21. ^ "The Nominees for the 2015 Aliw Awards Have Been Announced!". TheaterFansManila. October 22, 2015.
  22. ^ "Philstage Gawad Buhay!'s 2015 nominations out". Philippine Daily Inquirer.
  23. ^ Hawson, Fred (June 11, 2015). "Fred Said: THEATER, CONCERTS, EVENTS: Recap of GAWAD BUHAY 2014: Awards Flood "Rak of Aegis"!". Fred Said.
  24. ^ "'Stop the fan wars': Iza Calzado happy for Maine Mendoza's MMFF award". The Philippine Star.
  25. ^ "PMPC releases nominees for 2016 Star Awards for Movies". ClickTheCity.com.

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