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Cherie Gil
Filipino actress

Cherie Gil

Cherie Gil
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Intro Filipino actress
A.K.A. Evangeline Rose de Mesa Eigenmann, Evangeline de Mesa, Evangeline Eige...
Is Actor Comedian
From Philippines
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio Humor
Gender female
Birth 12 May 1963, Manila, Philippines
Age 59 years
Star sign Taurus
Mother: Rosemarie Gil
Father: Eddie Mesa
Siblings: Michael de MesaMark Gil
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Evangeline Rose Gil Eigenmann (born 21 June 1963), better known by her stage name as Cherie Gil, is a Filipino actress. She has been acting in TV series, films and theatrical productions since the age of 9.

Early life

Cherie Gil is the daughter of Filipino singer-actors Eddie Mesa and Rosemarie Gil, and sister of fellow actors, Michael de Mesa and Mark Gil. She was formerly married to Rony Rogoff, a violinist; the couple has two children, Bianca and Raphael. She also has another child, Jeremiah David, from a previous relationship.


Cherie Gil started in showbiz at an early age being the daughter of celebrities and sibling of equally-talented actors. She was cast either as a daughter or part of a circle of friends of the lead actor. However, she was given a lead star status in Bubot na Bayabas in 1978 opposite another newbie, Ronald Bregendahl (Rita Gomez and Ric Rodrigo's son). The movie was a forgettable release. But in 1979, the Regal matriarch Lily Monteverde re-launched her via Problem Child with the then-current teen sensation, Lloyd Samartino. The movie fared mildly, and she was continually employed by Regal Films in films such as City After DarK, Salawahan, Ito ba ang ating Mga Anak and Sugar Daddy. She went freelance with assignments like "Beach House", "Ang Bouncer at ang Dancer", "Dancing Master", "Girlfriend" among others. In 1982, she was cast as a naive young lady affected by World War II in Bacolod in the classic Oro Plata Mata. She tried singing and had another mild hit, "I Love You, Boy". On TV, she was one of the hosts of German Moreno in Germspesyal from 1979-1981. Moreover, she was one of the mainstays of Champoy with Subas Herrero and Noel Trinidad from 1981-1986.

She resurfaced as a villain in 1985 via Viva Films' Bituing Walang Ningning, providing the lead actress Sharon Cuneta formidable support in the role of Lavinia Arguelles, a famous but insecure singer. From this movie, she became famous for her iconic line, "You're nothing but a second rate, trying hard copycat!" This favorable reception consequently opened her for classy and sultry villainess roles, throughout the 1980s until the present.

She has appeared in a number of hit teleseryes and primetime shows on ABS-CBN and GMA Network. Starred in numerous films, TV and has performed in theater for play such as Master Class playing Maria Callas (PETA) Arbol de Fuego, an adaptation of Anton Chekov's The Cherry Orchard and Full Gallop as Diana Vreeland, bestowing her the Best Actress award for her one-woman portrayal in 2014.

In 2000-2001, she starred in her first soap May Bukas Pa that aired on PTV-4 as part of Viva Entertainment TVs block timer and in 2002-2003 on ABS-CBN's Bituin, where she resumed her vocal talents and in 2004 TV series, Marina. In 2006, she took on the role as Menang Medel in the hit TV remake of Gulong Ng Palad.

She may be best known as Lavinia Arguelles in Bituing Walang Ningning.

In 2010 she was chosen to star in the fantasy series Grazilda for GMA Network. In early 2011, she joined the cast of the comedy fantasy series, Magic Palayok co starred by Carla Abellana, and Geoff Eigenmann. The series did not get picked up for a second season after the season 1 finale which is composed of 88 episodes. The GMA Network cast her in another television show, Time of My Life.

Gil was part of 83 awardees of the Ani ng Dangal award by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), represented the Cinema category on February 29, 2016. This, for simultaneously winning the Best Actress award at The ASEAN Film Festival for her role in Sonata and Best Actress in a foreign film at The Madrid Film festival for her portrayal in MANA, both in the same year.

Awards and nominations

Year Work Award Category Result Source
1985 God... Save Me! Metro Manila Film Festival Best Supporting Actress Won
1989 Imortal Metro Manila Film Festival Best Supporting Actress Won
2000 Sugatang Puso Metro Manila Film Festival Best Supporting Actress Won
2006 Gulong ng Palad PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Drama Actress Nominated
2014 Sonata 11th Golden Screen Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Drama) Nominated
2014 A Moment in Time FAMAS Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2014 Muling Buksan Ang Puso PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Drama Supporting Actress Nominated
2015 Mana Madrid International Film Festival Best Actress Won
2019 Citizen Jake PMPC Star Awards Movie Supporting Actress of the Year Won

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The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 26 Jun 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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