Alex Gonzaga

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Alex Gonzaga
Born Catherine Cruz Gonzaga
(1988-01-16) January 16, 1988 (age 26)
Taytay, Rizal, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Other names Cathy Gonzaga
Education University of Asia and the Pacific
Occupation actress, host
Years active 2006-present
Agent Star Magic (2006–2009; 2013–present)
Talent5 (2009–2013)
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, comedian and television host. 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[edit]

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.[1]

Career[edit]

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.[2][3]

Gonzaga returned to ABS-CBN and became the media correspondent on The Voice of the Philippines, where she co-hosts along with her sister.[4] She became another addition to the cast of the gag-show Banana Nite.[5] 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".[6]

Pinoy Big Brother: All In[edit]

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.[7]

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.[8]

In Day.49 at the PBB house.Alex exits the house to continue her career being a host at the Voice Kids Philippines..

Endorsements[edit]

Gonzaga endorsed the plastic surgery clinic called Faces & Curves, along with her older sister, Toni Gonzaga.[9] The two reunited for a commercial for Biguerlai Tea in 2013.

Filmography[edit]

List of film performances
Year Title Role Notes Film Production
2007 I've Fallen For You Samantha Film debut Star Cinema
2014 The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin 2 Gundina Galamiton Star Cinema
List of television performances
Year Title Role Network
2015 Pablo S. Gomez's Inday Bote Inday Vargas ABS-CBN
2014 The Voice of the Philippines (season 2) V-Reporter
It's Showtime Host
Pure Love Diane Santos
The Voice Kids Co-host
Pinoy Big Brother: All In Celebrity houseguest
2013 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Wedding Booth Gelyn Tulabing
Wansapanataym: Fruitcake Elaine
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Walis Pinky
The Voice of The Philippines V-Reporter
2013–present Banana Split Herself / Regular cast member
2013 Toda Max Laila
2013–present ASAP Herself/Host/Performer
2012 Enchanted Garden Diwani Olivia / Aya Malfora TV5
Video Incredibol Host
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
Lokomoko U Herself
BFGF Claring
2009-2010 Lokomoko High Herself
2008–2010 Everybody Hapi Cathy
2008–2009 Your Song: My Only Hope Cefelita "Fifi" Madrigal ABS-CBN
Lokomoko Herself TV5
2008 Juicy! Host
Maynila Various GMA 7
Tiny Tony Michelle ABS-CBN
Your Song: Without You Jen
My Girl Christine
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[edit]

Year Organisation Award Work Result
2013 27th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Talent Search Program Hosts The Voice of the Philippines Won
2014 28th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Talent Search Program Hosts The Voice Kids Won

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fresh Graduate Alex Gonzaga Hopes to Become a Teacher". ph.news.yahoo.com. 2012-04-03. Retrieved 2014-05-09. 
  2. ^ Rodriquez Alipio, Kabbie (2013-10-14). "15 MINUTES WITH ALEX GONZAGA". stylebible.ph. Retrieved 2014-05-09. 
  3. ^ "PBB All In Housemate Alex Gonzaga Biography". centertechnews.com. 2014-04-30. Retrieved 2014-05-09. 
  4. ^ Valeza, Karen (2013-04-17). "Alex Gonzaga returns as a Kapamilya". ph.omg.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2014-05-09. 
  5. ^ "Alex Gonzaga returns to ABS-CBN". tempo.com.ph. 2013-04-19. Retrieved 2014-05-09. 
  6. ^ "Alex Gonzaga debuts on 'MMK'". abs-cbnnews.com. 2013-08-01. Retrieved 2014-05-09. 
  7. ^ Smith, Chuck (2014-04-29). "The 18 housemates of 'Pinoy Big Brother All In'". philnews.ph. Retrieved 2014-05-09. 
  8. ^ Lastrilla, Gary Ann (2014-05-04). "Big Brother reveals why Alex is inside his house". entertainment.abs-cbn.com. Retrieved 2014-05-09. 
  9. ^ Dayrit, Joseph (2008-05-10). "Toni and Alex Gonzaga are the new faces of Faces & Curves". pep.ph. Retrieved 2014-05-09.