Phylbert Angelli Ranollo Fagestrom (born October 17, 1987), known professionally as Bea Alonzo, is a Filipino actress. She is best known for playing dramatic roles in romantic drama films. Her notable films include The Mistress (2012), A Second Chance (2015) and The Love Affair (2015). Alonzo's films have grossed ₱2.4 billion worldwide, making her the third highest-grossing box office star of all time.

Bea Alonzo
A woman wearing a blazer and holding a pen while smiling to the camera
Alonzo during the Star Magic tour in 2010
Born
Phylbert Angelli Ranollo Fagestrom

(1987-10-17) October 17, 1987 (age 36)
Cainta, Rizal, Philippines
OccupationActress
Years active2002–present
WorksFull list
PartnerDominic Roque (2019–2024)

Early life edit

Phylbert Angelli Ranollo Fagestrom, born on October 17, 1987, in Rizal, is the daughter of Philip Fagestrom and Mary Anne Ranollo. Alonzo's father is British.[1][2] Her parents are separated, and she has a younger brother on her maternal side.[3] Completing her elementary education in 2001 at the Jose Abad Santos Memorial School in Quezon City, she attended The Fisher Valley College in Taguig, Ususan Elementary School in Ususan and Colegio de Santa Ana in Taguig.

Career edit

In June 2008, Alonzo released her debut album The Real Me under Star Records. It was also in mid-2008 when it was announced that she would play the leading character Betty Pengson in the TV sitcom Yo Soy Betty La Fea, which originated from Colombia. The Philippines' version was entitled I Love Betty La Fea. The show premiered in September 2008 at the primetime slot; it ran for eight consecutive months.

In December 2011, Alonzo renewed her contract with ABS-CBN. She was set to do two movies under Star Cinema and a reunion drama, The Mistress, with her on-screen partner, John Lloyd Cruz.[4] Alonzo starred in the 2014 international hit TV drama Sana Bukas pa ang Kahapon (Tomorrow Belongs To Me), opposite Paulo Avelino and Albert Martinez.

In 2019, Alonzo appeared in the horror film Eerie[5] and the dramatic film Unbreakable.[6] She also started pursuing writing for film in 2019 by enrolling in the writing workshop[7] of Philippine screenwriter, journalist, novelist, and playwright Ricky Lee. This year, she was also included in the list of Variety.com[8] and the International Film Festival & Awards Macao as among Asia's biggest stars poised for international stardom.[9]

On July 1, 2021, GMA News announced[10] that she transferred to GMA Network as she signed with exclusive contract after almost 19 years under ABS-CBN.[10]

Personal life edit

In 2022, Alonzo invested more than 500,000 (about ₱30 million) in an apartment in Madrid, Spain. As a result, she was given permanent resident privileges in the country, which extends to her mother.[11] Alonzo, however, clarified that she does not plan to obtain Spanish citizenship.[12]

Alonzo and Gerald Anderson’s relationship ended in 2019, when Bea said Gerald had ghosted her. “Apart from, of course the whole infidelity thing and the whole ghosting thing, I think I’m mad at him more because he gaslighted me,” Alonzo said.[13]

On July 18, 2023, Alonzo announced through an Instagram post her engagement to actor Dominic Roque.[14][15]

Boy Abunda in "Fast Talk with Boy Abunda" confirmed that on February 6, 2024, Alonzo and Roque have parted ways: "As we talk today, yes, hiwalay po si Dominic at tsaka si Bea."[16] In a joint Instagram post on February 11, 2024, Alonzo and Dominic Roque confirmed the end of their relationship. “After much thought, consideration, and care, we have mutually decided to amicably end our engagement,” they wrote.[17]

Filmography edit

Awards and nominations edit

Film edit

Year Work Association Category Result Source
2005 Now That I Have You ENPRESS Golden Screen Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Musical or Comedy) Nominated
2008 One More Chance Fil-am Visionary Awards Outstanding Performance (Actress) Won [18]
FAMAS Awards Best Actress Nominated
PMPC Star Awards for Movies Movie Actress of the Year Nominated
2009 Luna Awards Best Actress Nominated
2010 And I Love You So ENPRESS Golden Screen Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Drama) Nominated
2011 Miss You Like Crazy Box Office Entertainment Awards Film Actress of the Year Won [19]
FAMAS Awards Best Actress Nominated
Sa 'Yo Lamang ENPRESS Golden Screen Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Drama) Nominated
PMPC Star Awards for Movies Movie Actress of the Year Nominated
2013 The Mistress ENPRESS Golden Screen Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role (Drama) Nominated
PMPC Star Awards for Movies Movie Actress of the Year Nominated
Yahoo! OMG! Awards Actress of the Year Nominated
Box Office Entertainment Awards Box Office Queen Won [20]
FAMAS Awards Best Actress Nominated
Luna Awards Best Actress Nominated
2014 Four Sisters and a Wedding ENPRESS Golden Screen Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role (Musical or Comedy) Nominated
FAMAS Awards Best Actress Nominated
PMPC Star Awards for Movies Movie Actress of the Year Nominated
2015 A Second Chance Box Office Entertainment Awards Phenomenal Box-Office Star of 2016 Won [21]
PMPC Star Awards for Movies Movie Actress of the Year Won [22]
FAMAS Awards Best Actress Nominated
The Love Affair Luna Awards Best Actress Won [23]
FAMAS Awards Best Actress Nominated

Television edit

Year Work Association Category Result Source
2003 Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Drama Actress Nominated
2004 It Might Be You Best Drama Actress Nominated
2005 Ikaw ang Lahat sa Akin ENPRESS Golden Screen Entertainment TV Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
2006 PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Drama Actress Nominated
2007 Maging Sino Ka Man Best Drama Actress Nominated
2009 I Love Betty La Fea MTRCB TV Awards Best Actress Won
2011 Magkaribal PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Drama Actress Nominated
2013 A Beautiful Affair Yahoo OMG! Awards Actress of the Year Nominated
2014 ENPRESS Golden Screen TV Awards Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
Sana Bukas pa ang Kahapon PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Drama Actress Nominated
2015 ENPRESS Golden Screen TV Awards Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Drama Program Nominated
KBP Golden Dove Awards Best TV Actress Won
2017 A Love to Last PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Drama Actress Nominated [24]
2022 Start-Up PH Golden Globe Royal Achievement Awards 2022 Best TV Actress of the Year Won
VP Choice Awards 2022 TV Actress of the Year Nominated [25]

Other awards edit

Year Work Award Category Result Source
2006 ANAK TV Seal Awards Top 10 Most Well Liked Female Personality Included
2016 AnakTV Makabata Award Included [26]
2017 Makabata Star Award Won [27]
2018 People of the Year Awards People of the Year Included [28][29]
Volvo "Ironmark" Award Won [30]

References edit

  1. ^ Abad, Ysa (July 1, 2021). "Spotlight: Bea Alonzo's 20 years in showbiz". Rappler. Archived from the original on April 25, 2022. Retrieved April 25, 2022.
  2. ^ Reyes, Maritess Garcia (October 11, 2021). "5 Things You Should Know About the Box Office Queen, Bea Alonzo". Tatler. Archived from the original on April 25, 2022. Retrieved April 25, 2022.
  3. ^ Bernardino, Stephanie (May 11, 2021). "Bayani Agbayani on Having Bea Alonzo's Family as In-laws". The Manila Bulletin. Retrieved September 10, 2021.
  4. ^ "Bea Alonzo Still a Kapamilya". ABS-CBN News. January 9, 2013. Retrieved January 10, 2014.
  5. ^ Red, Isah V. "Stars Choose to Remain Kapamilya". Manila Standard.
  6. ^ "An Honest Review of 'Unbreakable'". Cosmo.ph. December 2, 2019.
  7. ^ "Bea Alonzo joins Ricky Lee's scriptwriting workshop". ABS-CBN News.
  8. ^ "Asian Stars: Up Next, Presented by IFFAM and Variety". November 28, 2019.
  9. ^ "Variety lists Bea Alonzo among Asian bets for international stardom". ABS-CBN News.
  10. ^ a b "Bea Alonzo officially joins GMA Network as an exclusive talent!". GMA News Online. July 2021. Retrieved July 1, 2021.
  11. ^ Jusay, Annalyn (November 21, 2022). "Bea Alonzo now legal resident of Spain". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved October 25, 2023.
  12. ^ Afinidad-Bernardo, Deni Rose (November 22, 2022). "Bea Alonzo not planning to become Spanish citizen after legal resident status". Philstar.com. Retrieved October 25, 2023.
  13. ^ "Bea Alonzo says Gerald Anderson gaslighted, cheated on her". Rappler. April 8, 2021.
  14. ^ "Bea Alonzo and Dominic Roque are engaged!". GMA News Online. July 19, 2023. Retrieved July 19, 2023.
  15. ^ "Bea Alonzo, Dominic Roque are now engaged". ABS-CBN News. July 19, 2023. Retrieved July 19, 2023.
  16. ^ Colonel, Charry (February 6, 2024). "Bea Alonzo, Dominic Roque part ways". SunStar.
  17. ^ "Bea Alonzo and Dominic Roque confirm breakup in light of 'insults,' 'ridiculous stories'". February 11, 2024.
  18. ^ "Pinoy, Fil-Am Artists to be Honored in Hollywood". GMA News Online. March 7, 2008. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
  19. ^ "ABS-CBN Wins Big at 2011 Guillermo Mendoza Awards". ABS-CBN.com. May 12, 2011. Retrieved June 24, 2021.
  20. ^ "John Lloyd, Bea Named Box Office King and Queen". ABS-CBN.com. April 11, 2013. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
  21. ^ "Bea, John Lloyd, Vice, Coco Top Box Office Awards". ABS-CBN.com. February 21, 2016. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
  22. ^ "Bea Alonzo is PMPC Star Awards Best Actress; Piolo, Dennis Tied for Best Actor". Philippine Daily Inquirer. March 7, 2016. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
  23. ^ "'Heneral Luna' Wins Big at 2016 Luna Awards". ABS-CBN.com. September 19, 2016. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
  24. ^ "Nominees for 2017 Star Awards for TV Revealed". ABS-CBN.com. October 30, 2017. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  25. ^ "VP Choice Awards 2022: Official list of nominees". January 13, 2023.
  26. ^ "Kapamilya Programs and Stars Dominate Anak TV Seal Awards". Manila Standard. January 1, 2017.
  27. ^ "Kapamilya Stars and Shows Honored at 2017 Anak TV Awards". ABS-CBN News. December 8, 2017. Retrieved December 8, 2017.
  28. ^ "Power & Purpose: Inside PeopleAsia's 14th "People of the Year" Awards Night". peopleasia.ph. January 17, 2018.
  29. ^ Cepeda, Cody. "Bea Alonzo 'Deeply Honored' for Winning 'People of the Year' award". ABS-CBN News.
  30. ^ "Volvo Philippines Hails Bea Alonzo as 2018 Ironmark Awardee". Philippine Entertainment Portal. The Manila Times.

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