May 19, 1971
Sanchez was born and raised in Nasipit, Agusan del Norte. Her father, a retired seafarer, abandoned their family when she was 10. At this early age, she realized she would need to be the breadwinner. She worked so that she could send her siblings to school.
Sanchez first started as a sexy actress[clarification needed] before transcending into one of the country's best known actresses. In 1997-1999 she starred in the critically acclaimed primetime soap opera Esperanza as the main antagonist. In the 2000s, majority of her work were supporting roles but in 2012-2013, after doing roles for both GMA-7 and ABS-CBN, she would do another antagonist role in Mundo Man ay Magunaw opposite Eula Valdez.
In 2016, she took the role in The Greatest Love as a mother struggling with Alzheimer’s, a portrayal that gave her more recognition worldwide. From 2017-2018, she starred in Hanggang Saan opposite her son Arjo Atayde.
|2019||OFW The Movie||Active Media Production|
|Alone/Together||Hilda M. Lazaro||Star Cinema, Black Sheep Productions|
|2018||Mama's Girl||Mina Eduque||Regal Films|
|2017||Nay||Luisa||Cinema One Originals|
|2014||The Trial||Sampi Jimenez||Star Cinema|
|Wedding Tayo, Wedding Hindi||Yolly Bautista||Star Cinema and OctoArts Films|
|2010||Miss You like Crazy||Sol Samonte||Star Cinema|
|2008||Sikil||Aling Norma||New Life Cinema and Professional Productions|
|2005||Dreamboy||Jaime's Mom||Star Cinema|
|2000||Pag Oras Mo, Oras Mo Na||Viva Films and RS Productions|
|Akin Ang Labang Ito||ATB-4 Films|
|1999||Esperanza: The Movie||Celia Estrera||Star Cinema|
|1998||Gangland||Gigi||Neo Films and Tikbalang Productions|
|1997||Hanggang Kailan Kita Mamahalin||Dianne||Star Cinema|
|Enteng en Mokong: Kaming mga Mababaw ang Kaligayahan||Girlie||Regal Films|
|Kulayan natin ang bukas|
|Kahit hindi turuan ang puso|
|Seth Corteza||Regal Films|
|Hindi lahat ng Ahas ay nasa Gubat||Viva Films|
|1995||Demolisyon: Dayuhan sa sariling bayan||Sunlight Films|
|Di mapigil ang init||Seiko Films|
|Minsan pa: Kahit konting pagtingin Part 2||The bride||Viva Films|
|1994||Marami ka pang kakaining bigas|
|1993||Dagul||El Niño Films|
|Abel Morado: Ikaw ang may sala||Regal Films|
|Paniwalaan Mo||OctoArts Films|
|Isang Linggong Pag-ibig||Seiko Films|
|Alyas Joker: Sigue-Sigue 22 Commando||El Niño Films|
|Lumaban ka, itay||Jacky Santiago||Seiko Films|
|Takbo... Talon... Tili!!!||Lucresia/Ms. Lopez|
|1991||Buburahin kita sa Mundo!||Good Harvest Unlimited|
|Cheeta-eh: Ganda lalake?||Shiela||Regal Films|
|Dinampot ka lang sa putik|
|Mahal ko ang Mister mo|
|1990||Angel Cremenal||El Niño Films|
|Starzan 3||Regal Films|
|Tora tora, bang bang bang|
|Twist Ako si ikaw, ikaw si ako||Girls Club|
|Shake, Rattle & Roll II||Melanie|
|M&M, the Incredible Twins||Viva Films|
|Hot Summer||Regal Films|
|1988||Kahit ako'y tupang itim, may langit din|
|Nympa Sa Putikan||Emperor Films|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|Year||Award Giving Body/Critics||Category||Work||Result||Source|
|1992||18th Metro Manila Film Festival||Best Supporting Actress||Takbo... Talon... Tili!!!: "Ang Lalaki sa Salamin"||Won|||
|1997||11th PMPC Star Awards for Television||Best Single Performance by an Actress||Calvento Files||Won|||
|2012||26th PMPC Star Awards for Television||Best Single Performance by an Actress||Maalaala Mo Kaya: "Aswang"||Won|||
|2013||Golden Screen TV Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Single Drama/Telemovie Program||Untold Strories: "Kahit ako'y mangmang"||Won|||
|29th PMPC Star Awards for Movies||Darling of the Press||Nominated|||
|27th PMPC Star Awards for Television||Best Drama Supporting Actress||Be Careful With My Heart||Nominated|||
|2015||31st PMPC Star Awards for Movies||Movie Supporting Actress of the Year||The Trial||Won|||
|63rd FAMAS Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Won|||
|2016||30th PMPC Star Awards for Television||Best Drama Supporting Actress||Ningning||Nominated|||
|2017||15th Gawad Tanglaw Awards||Best Performance by an Actress in a series||The Greatest Love||Won|||
|20th Gawad Pasado Awards||Pinakapasadong Aktres sa Teleserye||Hanggang Saan||Won|||
|25th KBP Golden Dove Awards||Best TV Actress in a Drama Program||The Greatest Love||Won|||
|31st PMPC Star Awards for Television||Best Drama Actress||Won|
|Cinema One Originals Film Festival||Best Actress||Nay||Nominated|||
|2018||32nd PMPC Star Awards for Television||Best Drama Actress||Hanggang Saan||Nominated|
|2019||2019 Sinag Maynila Film Festival||Best Actress||Jesusa||Won|||
|Subic Bay International Film Festival||Won|||
|35th PMPC Star Awards for Movies||Darling of the Press||Nominated|||
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- "Beloved talent manager 'Tita Angge' dies". ABS-CBN News. 2 March 2017. Retrieved 16 April 2020.
- Amoyo, Aster (19 November 2019). "Sylvia 'di mapigilan ang tagumpay". People's Journal. Retrieved 16 April 2020.
- Bonoan, Reggee (11 December 2019). "Sylvia, may bago ng manager para sa endorsement deals". Balita. Retrieved 16 April 2020.
- "Sylvia and Art: Unromantic Romantics". Philippine Entertainment Portal. 18 April 2007. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
- Cruz, Marinel (25 April 2016). "Sylvia Sanchez abandoned by 'super dad' at age 10". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2 September 2016.
- Cruz, Marinel (8 September 2014). "Sylvia Sanchez's kid no more". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
- "Sylvia Sanchez, husband test positive for COVID-19". ABS-CBN News. 31 March 2020. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
- Sucaldito, Jobert (15 June 2014). "Mansion ni Sylvia Sanchez may elevator; di gastadora kaya nakaipon". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
- "Mama's Girl on the Internet Movie Database". IMDb. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
- Orosa, Rosalinda L. (4 July 2013). "Sylvia and Arjo: Like mother, like son". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
- "ABS-CBN dominates 2012 Star Awards for TV". ABS-CBN News. 19 November 2012. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
- "Winners: 2013 Golden Screen TV Awards Revealed". Rappler. 4 March 2013. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
- "RED CARPET WATCH: 29th Star Awards for Movies". Philippine Entertainment Portal. 12 March 2013. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
- PMPC (8 November 2013). "ABS-CBN dominates 27th Star Awards for Television". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
- "FULL LIST: Winners, Star Awards for movies 2015". Rappler. 9 March 2015. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
- "FULL LIST: Winners, FAMAS Awards 2015". Rappler. 21 September 2015. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
- "LIST: Winners, PMPC Star Awards 2016 – television". Rappler. 24 October 2016. Retrieved 25 October 2016.
- "FULL LIST: ABS-CBN dominates 15th Gawad Tanglaw". ABS-CBN News. 25 April 2017. Retrieved 6 August 2019.
- Gallardo, Ricky (21 May 2017). "Sylvia Sanchez's winning streak continues". BusinessMirror. Retrieved 6 August 2019.
- Llanera, Melba R. (21 April 2017). "Sylvia Sanchez bags 1st Gawad Pasado acting award". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 6 August 2019.
- "Sylvia, Coco triumph at Golden Dove Awards". Philippine Daily Inquirer. 19 May 2017. Retrieved 6 August 2019.
- "C1 Originals review: Sylvia Sanchez can win best actress for 'Nay'". ABS-CBN News. 16 Nov 2017. Retrieved 6 August 2019.
- "FULL LIST: Winners at the Cinema One Originals Film Festival 2017". Rappler. 20 November 2017. Retrieved 25 October 2016.
- "Sylvia Sanchez wins Best Actress at 2019 Sinag Maynila Film Festival". ABS-CBN News. 8 April 2019. Retrieved 6 August 2019.
- Jordan, Angellic (25 June 2019). "Sylvia Sanchez at Aiko Melendez, tie sa Best Actress award; Ronwaldo Martin, Best Actor sa 2nd SBIFF". Radyo Inquirer. Retrieved 6 August 2019.
- Bukas, Leo (17 May 2019). "Mga nominado sa 35th PMPC Star Awards For Movies inilabas na". Push. Retrieved 6 August 2019.