|Born||Catherine Cruz Gonzaga
January 16, 1988
Taytay, Rizal, Philippines
|Other names||Cathy Gonzaga|
|Education||University of Asia and the Pacific|
|Occupation||Actress, host, author|
|Agent||Star Magic (2006–2009; 2013–present)
|Relatives||Toni Gonzaga (sister)|
Catherine "Cathy" Cruz Gonzaga (born January 16, 1988), better known as Alex Gonzaga after her name changed in 2008, is a Filipina actress, author, comedian, television host and singer-songwriter. Her nickname, Alex, came from the role of a character she played in ABS-CBN sitcom's Let's Go and Gokada Go!.
Early life and Personal life
Catherine Cruz Gonzaga was born on January 16, 1988, in Taytay, Rizal to Carlito Gonzaga, the incumbent Vice-Mayor of Taytay, and Crisanta Cruz. Gonzaga has an older sister named Toni Gonzaga, also working in the showbiz industry. Gonzaga graduated from the University of Asia and the Pacific with a Master of Arts in Education degree, majoring in Child Development and Education.
Gonzaga started her career on ABS-CBN's sitcom, Let's Go where she played the role of Alex, which also became her nickname. She lasted the role until the series fourth season called Gokada Go!. After her departure from the series, she joined the cast of different shows on the same network, such as Pangarap Na Bituin, Your Song and My Girl.
She transferred to TV5 and became one of the main hosts of the talk show Juicy!, and also received a lead role on Babaeng Hampaslupa where she played the role of the title character. Further roles on the network include BFGF, P.S. I Love You and Enchanted Garden.
Gonzaga returned to ABS-CBN and became the media correspondent on The Voice of the Philippines, where she co-hosts along with her sister. She became another addition to the cast of the gag-show Banana Nite. Gonzaga was then cast two roles on the anthology series Maalaala Mo Kaya, where she played the role of Pinky, which was featured in the episode "Walis"; and Gelyn Tulabing, which was featured in the episode "Wedding Booth".
From July to November, she played the lead role in Pure Love, a remake of the 2011 South Korean TV series, 49 Days. This is Gonzaga's first major project since returning to ABS-CBN. She also played a main role in the film, The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin which was released in December that officially entry to the 40th Metro Manila Film Festival.
The year 2015, Gonzaga released her debut album "I am Alex G" with its hit carrier single "Panaginip Lang". Alex Gonzaga will also have her first concert at April 25, 2015, entitled as "AG from the East: The Unexpected Concert".
Alex Gonzaga released a book entitled Dear Alex, Break na Kami. Paano? Love Catherine on September 2014 under ABS-CBN Publishing Inc.
Gonzaga is set to team up with Luis Manzano and James Reid for the movie adaptation of her bestselling book. It is expected to be released on the third quarter of 2015.
Pinoy Big Brother: All In
In the launching of the 5th regular season of Pinoy Big Brother, Gonzaga was announced to become a celebrity housemate, along with collegiate athlete Michele Gumabao and actress Jane Oineza, in the last-minute of the episode.
In the May 3, 2014 episode, it was revealed that Gonzaga was actually a celebrity houseguest, the same twist that happened to her sister in an earlier season. However, Big Brother tasked her to avoid revealing that she was a houseguest from the other official housemates.
In Day.49 at the PBB house.Alex exits the house to continue her career being a host at the Voice Kids Philippines..
|2007||I've Fallen For You||Samantha||Film debut||Star Cinema|
|2014||The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin 2||Gundina Galamiton||2nd Film||Star Cinema|
|2015||Dear Alex, Break na Kami, Paano?! Love, Catherine||TBA||Lead Role||Star Cinema|
|2015||Pablo S. Gomez's Inday Bote||Inday Vargas||ABS-CBN|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Baller||Joceline "Celin" Balagua-Vargas|
|2014||The Voice of the Philippines (season 2)||V-Reporter|
|Pure Love||Diane Santos|
|The Voice Kids||Co-host|
|Pinoy Big Brother: All In||Celebrity houseguest|
|2013||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Wedding Booth||Gelyn Tulabing|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Walis||Pinky|
|The Voice of The Philippines||V-Reporter|
|2013–present||Banana Split||Herself / Regular cast member|
|2012||Enchanted Garden||Diwani Olivia / Aya Malfora||TV5|
|2011-2012||P.S. I Love You||Andrea Tuazon|
|2011||Regal Shocker: Piano||Rina|
|Hey it's Saberdey!||Main host|
|Big Shot Jackpot||Co-host|
|Babaeng Hampaslupa||Grace Mallari / Elizabeth Wong|
|2010||Juicy Express||Main Host|
|2008–2009||Your Song: My Only Hope||Cefelita "Fifi" Madrigal||ABS-CBN|
|Your Song: Without You||Jen|
|2007||Your Song: Sana Ngayong Pasko||Anna|
|Pangarap Na Bituin||Chorva Ayala-Gomez|
|Gokada Go!||Alex Sy|
|2006||Let's Go||Alex Sy|
Awards and nominations
|2009||23rd PMPC Star Awards for TV||Best Comedy Actress||Everybody Hapi||Nominated|
|2013||27th PMPC Star Awards for TV||Best Talent Search Program Hosts||The Voice of the Philippines||Won|
|Best Comedy Actress||Banana Nite||Nominated|
|2014||28th PMPC Star Awards for TV||Best Comedy Actress||Banana Nite||Nominated|
|Best Talent Search Program Hosts||The Voice Kids||Won|
|Anak TV Awards||Makabata Stars||Herself||Won|
- "Fresh Graduate Alex Gonzaga Hopes to Become a Teacher". ph.news.yahoo.com. 2012-04-03. Retrieved 2014-05-09.
- Rodriquez Alipio, Kabbie (2013-10-14). "15 MINUTES WITH ALEX GONZAGA". stylebible.ph. Retrieved 2014-05-09.
- "PBB All In Housemate Alex Gonzaga Biography". centertechnews.com. 2014-04-30. Retrieved 2014-05-09.
- Valeza, Karen (2013-04-17). "Alex Gonzaga returns as a Kapamilya". ph.omg.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2014-05-09.
- "Alex Gonzaga returns to ABS-CBN". tempo.com.ph. 2013-04-19. Retrieved 2014-05-09.
- "Alex Gonzaga debuts on 'MMK'". abs-cbnnews.com. 2013-08-01. Retrieved 2014-05-09.
- "Korean series 'Pure Love' to get Pinoy adaptation". ABS-CBN News. April 21, 2014. Retrieved June 3, 2014.
- "Matteo Guidicelli Joins Alex Gonzaga for the TV Adaptation of "Inday Bote"". philnews. December 3, 2014. Retrieved February 4, 2015.
- "Dear Alex, Break na Kami. Paano? Love Catherine". Goodreads. September 2014. Retrieved February 10, 2015.
- Smith, Chuck (2014-04-29). "The 18 housemates of 'Pinoy Big Brother All In'". philnews.ph. Retrieved 2014-05-09.
- Lastrilla, Gary Ann (2014-05-04). "Big Brother reveals why Alex is inside his house". entertainment.abs-cbn.com. Retrieved 2014-05-09.