Sheena Halili

Sheena Yvette Castro Halili-Manzanero (born January 16, 1987) is a Filipino actress, host, and businesswoman.[1] She is best known for her portrayals as a sidekick to protagonists or antagonists in hit television series.[2]

Sheena Halili-Manzanero
Sheena Yvette Castro Halili

(1987-01-16) January 16, 1987 (age 35)
San Fernando, Pampanga, Philippines
OccupationActress, host
Years active2003–present
AgentGMA Artist Center (2004–present)
Jeron Manzanero
(m. 2020)
ChildrenMartina Manzanero


Halili entered Philippine showbusiness through the first wave of StarStruck, the reality-based star search of GMA Network. She was one of finalists, dubbed as the Final 14.[3] Halili, together with those who were eliminated during the course of the show, are now known as Starstruck Batch 1 Avengers. She was linked with her co-survivor Rainier Castillo but it was later confirmed that they really dated after the show. She also starred in a commercial for Head & Shoulders where she was partnered with Alvin Aragon.

She considers her role in the highly acclaimed remake series MariMar (2007) as her biggest break on television. She played the role of Monica, the oppressive and ditzy best friend of Angelika, portrayed by Katrina Halili. While Katrina's character never improved, Sheena's villain role turned good in the end.[4] After Marimar, Halili would star in another number of remake TV Series such as LaLola (2007) as the antagonist Vicky, Ako si Kim Sam Soon (2008) as Cynthia, Zorro (2009) as the recurring Lena, Rosalinda (2009) as the titular protagonist's best friend Becky, and in Full House (2009).

She starred as Pepper, her first lead role, in an episode of SRO Cinemaserye called, Reunion with Jennica Garcia.

Halili had her first Christian telemovie, Tanikala: Ang Ikalawang Libro with her StarStruck co-alumni, Mike Tan. It aired on GMA Network, and was co-produced by CBN Asia in Holy Week 2010.

From 2011 to 2013, Halili became one of the news anchors in a defunct comedy news program, May Tamang Balita, which aired every Thursday night on GMA News TV (formerly QTV 11). She also played a major supporting characters in historical-cultural epic, Amaya (2011).


Week # Finalists Status Eliminated Date
1 Final 14 Eliminated Alvin Aragon 2003-11-07
2 Final 13 Eliminated Cristine Reyes 2003-11-14
3 Final 12 Eliminated Anton Dela Paz 2003-11-21
4 Final 11 Eliminated Jade Lopez 2003-11-28
5 Final 10 Eliminated Sheena Halili 2003-12-05

Personal lifeEdit

On August 26, 2018, Halili was engaged to Jeron Manzanero, a lawyer. They married on February 23, 2020.[5] In June 2020, Halili announced that she and Manzanero and were expecting their first child.[6] Their daughter, Martina, was born on December 13, 2020.[7]



Year Title Role Network
2020—2021 Bilangin ang Bituin sa Langit Liberty
2019 Love You Two Nina Solis
Ika-5 Utos Millet
2018 Victor Magtanggol Janice
Impostora Rafaela "Riffy" Maniego / Rosette Cuevas
2017 Destined to be Yours Ninay
2016 Laff, Camera, Action! Host/Comedian
Dear Uge: Ms. Fortune Teller Rose
Poor Señorita Maika Abesamis
2015 Destiny Rose April Rose Vergara
Maynila: Twist of Fate Lea
The Rich Man's Daughter Sally Lim-Apolinario
Magpakailanman: The Roland "Bunot" Abante Story Cep
Pari 'Koy Nida Oliviado-Altamira
2014 Tanikala Socorro (Cora)
Hiram na Alaala Yasmin
Magpakailanman: A Mother's Sacrifice Revekka Advincula
2013 Binoy Henyo Agnes Santos
Magpakailanman: Bayaning Yagit, The Kesz Valdez Story
Celebrity Bluff Herself
Indio Mayang/Fernando
2012 Temptation of Wife Young Yolanda Armada
Tweets For My Sweet Lily Montecarlo
Spooky Nights: Orasyon Carla
Alice Bungisngis and her Wonder Walis Sinag
2011 Dwarfina Sabrina
May Tamang Balita Anchor
2010 Bantatay Ming-ming
Kaya ng Powers Shalani Powers
Langit sa Piling Mo Bernadette "Berna" Soriano
Diva Lilet
Panday Kids Oxana
2009 StarStruck Herself
Full House Lisette Montemayor-Asuncion
SRO Cinemaserye Presents: Reunion Pepper Pie Paras
Rosalinda Becky
Dear Friend: Bakasyonistas Tracy
Maynila: Fight or Hide Nikki
Zorro Lena
2008 LaLola Vicky
Pinoy Records Segment Host (Pinay Recorder)
Ako si Kim Samsoon Cynthia
2007—2008 MariMar Monica
2007 Super Twins Reporter Sheena
Sine Novela: Sinasamba Kita Diane
Boy Next Door: Quinee
Sine Novela: Kung Mahawi Man ang Ulap Monique
2006 Majika Lyness
Now and Forever: Dangal Flor
Maynila: Heart Beat Julie
2005 My Guardian Abby Devi
Love to Love Season 5: Love Blossoms
SOP Gigsters herself
2004 Joyride Andrea
Stage 1: The Starstruck Playhouse herself
StarStruck herself


Year Title Role
2018 The Girl in the Orange Dress Sasha
2012 Just One Summer Catherine
2011 Ang Panday 2 Dahlia
Shake, Rattle & Roll 13 ("Lunod") Sofia Hernandez
2010 Super Inday and the Golden Bibe[8] Tonette
2009 Ang Panday Dahlia
Yaya and Angelina: The Spoiled Brat Movie[4] May Dakono
2008 One True Love Lily
Loving You[4] Pinky
2007 Katas ng Saudi cameo appearance/Agnes
Pi7ong Tagpo Young Carmen
2006 Kilig... Pintig... Yanig... Bea


Year Title Role
2009 You-Rhian Ramos Back-up Dancer
2008 Body Buddies: The Body Circuit Workout Herself


Year Critics Award
2004 StarStruck 10th Placer
2004 FHM (Philippines) Rank 76
2006 FHM Rank 73
2007 FHM Rank 46
2007 PEP Forum Awards Most Promising Actress
2008 FHM Rank 60
2009 Kapuso Tag Awards NOMINATED
2009 FHM Rank 97
2011 FHM Rank 80
2013 Golden Screen TV Awards Best Supporting Actress (Comedy Category) Winner for Tweets for My Sweet
2014 Golden Screen TV Awards Best Supporting Actress (Drama Category) Nominated for Indio
2016 PCMP Star Awards for TV Best Game Show Host (Nominated with Betong Sumaya ) for Laff, Camera, Action!
2017 FHM Rank 87


  1. ^ "LOOK: Sheena Halili launches swimwear line". May 24, 2017.
  2. ^ "Sef Cadayona is getting the tag "lalaking Sheena Halili" for playing best-friend and sidekick roles on Kapuso shows".
  3. ^ "Getting StarStruck again". Philippine Entertainment Portal.
  4. ^ a b c " (Philippine Entertainment Portal): Showbiz and Beyond". Philippine Entertainment Portal.
  5. ^ "Sheena Halili and Jeron Manzanero are now married".
  6. ^ Arcadio, Ryan (June 14, 2020). "Sheena Halili expecting first child with lawyer husband: 'And now we're three!'". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved December 11, 2020.
  7. ^ Asis, Salve (December 14, 2020). "Sheena nanganak na". The Philippine Star (in Filipino). Retrieved December 14, 2020.
  8. ^ Super-Inday

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