Shermaine Santiago

Shermaine Santiago (born February 16, 1980 in Manila, Philippines) is a Filipina actress, TV show host, and singer. She appeared in a lot of hit TV shows from GMA Network such as Best Friends, Beh Bote Nga, Te Amo, Maging Sino Ka Man, Mulawin, Impostora, MariMar, Paroa: Ang Kuwento ni Mariposa, Anna KareNina and Carmela. She was also a co-host in the longest-running late-night variety TV show in the Philippines, Walang Tulugan with the Master Showman in which she showcase her talent in singing and hosting. Along with German Moreno and John Nite, she was one of the longest-serving hosts of the show. Santiago is also currently appearing in the hit TV show, Kapag Nahati ang Puso.

Shermaine Santiago
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Santiango attending the 18th year anniversary of Walang Tulugan with the Master Showman (2014)
Born (1980-02-16) February 16, 1980 (age 40)
Manila, Philippines
Other namesSharmaine Santiago[1]
Alma materCentro Escolar University
Years active1999–present
Known forWalang Tulugan with the Master Showman


A graduating Broadcasting major in Centro Escolar University, Santiago started singing in hotels and doing lounge performances at the age 16. Around the same time, she appeared in various commercials and decided to try the show business. She auditioned for GMA Network and GMA Network made her sign an exclusive six-month contract. She was given guesting projects in different drama shows and a regular role on the youth-oriented variety show Best Friends. She later appeared in the comedy sitcom Beh Bote Nga.[2]

In 2012, Santiago got her breakthrough role in the drama-fantasy TV show, Paroa: Ang Kuwento ni Mariposa, where she portrayed the villainous femme fatale butterfly Talisay. Her character was killed in a massive explosion in the sky. According to her fellow Walang Tulugan co-host, John Nite, the ratings of the show got higher when Santiago and the host of Walang Tulugan German Moreno started appearing in the show.

In 2013, for her 32nd birthday, she performed Adele's song "Someone Like You" on Walang Tulugan with the Master Showman and received a standing ovation from the audience.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Santiago has a son, Tristan Reese. Her son was baptized by Fr. Steve Tyran at the St. Benedict Church in Don Antonio Heights in Quezon City.[4] Reese has a channel on YouTube called Reese TV Music, where he normally posts music covers and memes on his channel. Santiago has a channel also named Menggay Channel.



Year Title Role Network
1999–2016 Walang Tulugan with the Master Showman Host/Herself GMA Network
1999 Best Friends Herself
1999–2003 Beh Bote Nga Celine
2003 Ang Iibigin Ay Ikaw Pa Rin Mayumi
2004 Te Amo, Maging Sino Ka Man Marie
30 Days Contestant/Herself
2004–05 Mulawin Oyayi (Taguba)
2007 Impostora Carla
MariMar Brenda Guillermo
2011 Iglot Idang
2012 Maynila
Enchanted Garden TV5
2012–13 Cielo de Angelina GMA Network
Paroa: Ang Kuwento ni Mariposa Talisay
2013–2016 50 Years with the Master Showman Herself / Host
2013 Magpakailanman: The Elsa De Guzman Story Dr. Sharon
Home Sweet Home Dessa Buena
Pepito Manaloto: Ang Tunay na Buhay
Magpakailanman: Hinagpis ng Isang Ina Flora
Anna KareNina Glenda
Maynila: Heart of Trust
2014 Carmela Lily Suarez
MARS Herself / Guest GMA News TV
Yagit Ethel Santos GMA Network
2015 Healing Hearts Nimfa's friend
Mars Herself/Guest GMA News TV
Because of You Clarisse GMA Network
2016 Master Showman's The Final Bow Herself/Presenter
Magpakailanman: Ang Kriminal na Binuhay ng Diyos Sonia Agustin
Hanggang Makita Kang Muli Jelly
Maynila: Single Dad
Sa Piling ni Nanay Joy Villegas
2017 Magpakailanman: Justice for the Battered Child Pearl
Mulawin vs. Ravena Maningning
Daig Kayo ng Lola Ko Tita Coring
Magpakailanman: My Breastfeeding Dad Luding
2018 Super Ma'am Linda
Kapag Nahati ang Puso Jasmine
Onanay Marie Chu
2019 Dragon Lady Gigi
Love You Two Jean
The Gift Bank teller
2020 Magkaagaw Ryzza


Year Title Role
1995 Isang Kahig, Isang Tuka
2000 Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw Mayumi
Biyaheng Langit Amanda
Bakit Ba Ganyan?
Abandonada Cindy's friend
2001 Radyo Joan
Dugong Aso: Mabuting Kaibigan, Masamang Kaaway
2005 D'Anothers Ghost


Year Title Role
2010 El Filibusterismo & Noli Me Tangere Maria Clara


  1. ^ "Shermaine Santiago". Retrieved February 18, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Staying beautiful is a piece of cake for Shermaine Santiago". The Philippine Star. October 28, 2000. Retrieved February 18, 2013.
  3. ^ "Shermaine Santiago Sings Adele". Retrieved April 14, 2013.
  4. ^ "Singer-actress now a proud mom!". Manila Bulletin. March 6, 2009. Archived from the original on March 7, 2009. Retrieved February 18, 2013.

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