Ai-Ai de las Alas
|Ai Ai de las Alas
Comedy Concert Queen and Philippines' Queen of Comedy
|Born||Martina Aileen de las Alas
November 11, 1964 
San Luis, Batangas,
|Occupation||Actress, comedienne, performer|
|Years active||1985 – present|
Miguel Vera (m. 1989–96)
Martina Aileen de las Alas, popularly known as Ai-Ai de las Alas, is a Filipino comedienne and film actress, dubbed as the "Philippine Queen of Comedy" and "Comedy Concert Queen". De las Alas first gained nationwide recognition for her movie Ang Tanging Ina which became a blockbuster hit. Due to the movie's popularity, it received a TV series spin-off with Alas again taking the lead role. The movie eventually spawned two sequels; "Ang Tanging Ina N'yong Lahat" and "Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To!)".
De las Alas is the daughter of Engr. Rosendo de las Alas (1920–2008) and Gregoria de las Alas née Hernández (died 30 December 2013), and was later adopted by her spinster aunt, Justa de las Alas. She earned a Mass Communication degree from Far Eastern University (FEU) in 1985.
She was married to actor Miguel Vera and had two children; de las Alas also had a son from a previous relationship. Before acting, she worked as a saleslady in a department store and also perfumed as a stand-up comic in comedy bars around Metro Manila. She married 28-year old American businessman Jed Salang on April 3, 2013. Her marriage to Salang, who is 20 years her junior, broke down after about a month, with de las Alas confirming their separation on May 19.
De las Alas has done several movies including blockbuster hit Ang Tanging Ina produced by Star Cinema. It was followed by more comedy films like Volta where she played a superhero, which spun off into a television series. In the noon-time television show MTB: Ang Saya Saya she was one of the lead hosts. In prime-time teleseries, she played an important role in the TV remake of Bituing Walang Ningning as Dorina's mother.
She also released her first album with Star Records entitled Ang Tanging Ina Nyo, featuring six novelty tunes, with tracks including "Tanging Ina Nyo", "Volta", "Dance-phabet", "Tong Twalya", "Si Manloloko" and "Super Papa".
|2013||Kung Fu Divas||Charlotte/Lyna|
|2013||Bromance: My Brother's Romance||Woman in the mausoleum (Cameo)|
|2012||Sisterakas||Bernadette "Detty" S. Maningas|
|2011||Enteng Ng Ina Mo||Ina Montecillo|
|2011||Who's that Girl?||Mr. Enduque's mistress|
|2010||Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To!)||Ina Montecillo|
|2009||Ang Tanging Pamilya: A Marry Go Round||Sunshine Sicat|
|2009||BFF (Best Friends Forever)||Frances|
|2008||Ang Tanging Ina N'yong Lahat||Ina Montecillo|
|2008||Ikaw Pa Rin: Bongga Ka Boy!||Dra. Baby Holmes|
|2007||Pasukob||Julia San Miguel|
|2007||Ang Cute Ng Ina Mo||Georgia Quizon|
|2006||Kapag Tumibok Ang Puso: Not Once, But Twice||Love|
|2005||Shake, Rattle and Roll 2k5||Ispiritista|
|2003||Ang Tanging Ina||Ina Montecillo|
|2000||Bakit Ba Ganyan? (Ewan Ko nga ba, Darling)|
|1999||Kiss mo 'Ko||Pola|
|1999||Ms. Kristina Moran, Ang Babaeng Palaban||Ms. Kristine Moran|
|1998||It's Cool Bulol|
|1997||Isang Tanong, Isang Sagot||Kiry|
|1997||Computer Kombat||Mama Tasinig|
|1994||Darna: Ang Pagbabalik (aka Darna: The Return)|
|1993||Bulag, Pipi at Bingi||Cinderella|
|1992||Guwapings: The First Adventure||Vivian|
|1992||Shake Rattle & Roll 4||Astrude (segment "Ang Madre")|
|1991||Shake Rattle & Roll 3||Dezzi Rae (segment "Nanay")|
|1991||Underage Too||Yaya Kristina|
|1990||Wooly Booly 2: Ang Titser Kong Alien|
|1990||Bakit Kay Tagal ng Sandali?|
|1990||Rocky n Rolly: Suntok Sabay Takbo|
|1989||Romeo Loves Juliet... But Their Families Hate Each Other!|
|1989||Wooly Booly: Ang Classmate Kong Alien|
|1989||Gawa na ang Balang Para sa Akin|
|1988||Regal Shocker: The Movie||Marida|
|1987||Syanong parak, Mga||Lalang|
|1987||Dalawang Larawan ng Pag-ibig||Kris Ananie|
|1985||Sana Kahit Minsan||Jenny Mae|
Awards and nominations
|Year||Association||Awards and Nominations||Result|
|2013||44th Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation||Phenomenal Box Office Stars (with Kris Aquino and Vice Ganda)(Sisterakas)||Won|
|2013||PMPC Star Awards for Movies||Darling of the Press||Nominated|
|2012||PMPC Star Awards for Movies||Darling of the Press||Nominated|
|2012||PMPC Star Awards for Movies||Movie Actress of the Year (Enteng ng Ina mo )||Nominated|
|2011||PMPC Star Awards for TV||Female Face of the Night||Won|
|2011||9th Gawad Tanglaw||Presidential Jury Award||Won|
|2011||36th Metro Manila Film Festival Philippines||Best Actress (Enteng ng Ina mo )||Nominated|
|2011||43rd Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation||Comedy Box-Office Tandem (Vic Sotto)(Enteng ng Ina Mo)||Won|
|2012||PMPC Star Awards for Movies||Movie Actress of the Year (Ang tanging ina mo: Last na 'to!) (2010)||Nominated|
|2011||FAP Awards||Best Actress (Ang tanging ina mo: Last na 'to!)(2010)||Nominated|
|2011||Golden Screen Awards||Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Musical or Comedy) (Ang tanging ina mo: Last na 'to!)(2010)||Nominated|
|2011||PMPC Star Awards for TV||Best Comedy Actress (M3: Malay Mo Ma-develop)||Won|
|2011||PMPC Star Awards for TV||Best Single Performance by an Actress Maalaala Mo Kaya(Krus)||Won|
|2010||42nd Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation||Box-Office Queen (Ang tanging ina mo: Last na 'to!)(2010)||Won|
|2010||59th FAMAS||Best Actress (Ang tanging ina mo: Last na 'to!)(2010)||Won|
|2010||36th Metro Manila Film Festival Philippines||Best Actress (Ang tanging ina mo: Last na 'to!)(2010)||Won|
|2009||Golden Screen Awards||Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Musical or Comedy) (Ang tanging ina n'yong lahat!)(2008)||Nominated|
|2009||FAP Awards||Best Actress (Ang tanging ina n'yong lahat (2008))||Nominated|
|2009||41st Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation||Comedy Box-Office Queen||Won|
|2008||22nd Star Awards for Television||Best Comedy Actress||Nominated|
|2008||24th PMPC Star Awards for Movies||Best Movie Actress Ang Cute Ng Ina Mo.||Won|
|2007||21st PMPC Star Awards for Television||Best Drama Actress||Nominated|
|2004||FAMAS Awards||Best Actress Ang tanging ina (2003)||Nominated|
|2004||Star Awards for Television||Best Gameshow Host Singgaling||Won|
|2004||Star Awards for Television||Best Comedy Actress Tanging Ina||Won|
|2003||Star Awards for Television||Best Comedy Actress Whattamen||Won|
|2003||35th Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation||Box- Office Queen Tanging Ina||Won|
|2002||Star Awards for Television||Best Comedy Actress Whattamen||Won|
|2000||Star Awards for Television||Best Gameshow Host Singgaling||Won|
|1999||Star Awards for Television||Best Comedy Actress "Ibang Klase"||Won|
|1998||Star Awards for Television||Best Comedy Actress||Won|
- "Ai-Ai asks Erap for a house on her birthday". ABS-CBN News. November 12, 2009.
- Mario Dumaual (June 3, 2010). "Ai Ai Delas Alas goes back to school". ABS-CBN News.
- Alex Valentin Brosas (October 31, 2009). "Ai-Ai-Miguel: 'Tanging Pamilya' reconstructed?". Manila Bulletin.
- Pilar Mateo (May 18, 2007). "Remember Miguel Vera?". Philippine Entertainment Portal.
- Glenda Villena (February 21, 2011). "Ai Ai reveals sad past as adopted child". OMG! Yahoo Philippines News.
- Gerry Ocampo (December 4, 2010). "Ai-Ai shares her life story". People's Journal.
- "Right at home at her super sosyal house". Philippine Entertainment Portal. February 24, 2009.
- "PIDC Mabuhay Festival". The Philippine Reporter. July 19, 2008.
- "Ai Ai's search for fairy-tale ending fails again". 20 May 2013. ABS CBN. Retrieved 6 June 2013.
- "Ai Ai breaks down as she confirms breakup". 19 May 2013. ABS CBN. Retrieved 6 June 2013.