Amy Austria

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Amy Austria
Born Esmeralda Dizon Tuazon
(1961-12-13) December 13, 1961 (age 53)
Tondo, Manila, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Occupation Actress
Years active 1976-present

Amy Austria-Ventura (born December 13, 1961 as Esmeralda Dizon Tuazon) is a FAMAS and Gawad Urian Award-winning Filipino film and television actress.

Austria has starred in 70 films since 1976 in many of the Philippines' most acclaimed films. Her most memorable role was in 1985 where she starred in the Ishmael Bernal classic melodrama Hinugot sa Langit alongside Maricel Soriano. In 2011, Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin marked her return in acting via the small screen. She currently stars as the older version of Kim Chiu's character in the second season of Ikaw Lamang in 2014.

Biography[edit]

Esmeralda Tuazon was the second to the eldest among six children born in 1961 to an impoverished family. She helped the family by selling chewing gum. She studied at the Rajah Soliman High School. She was introduced to the producer Baby Martinez of MBM Productions through a common friend. She was then cast in Bitayin Si Baby Ama (1976), the movie that made a star of Rudy Fernandez. After her second film, Alas (1976), with Jun Aristorenas, she was given minor parts in several other pictures then dropped out of the movie scene for almost a year. When she came back in mid-1977, s contract star of Jesse Ejercito's Seven Star Productions. She became quite visible in the 1970s, in such films like Dabiana (1977), Miss Dulce Amor, Ina (1978), Atsay (1978), Menor de edad (1979), Gabun: Ama Mo, Ama Ko (1979), Bedspacers (1979) and Swing It, Baby (1979). After acting in two very relevant films for 1979, Ishmael Bernal's Aliw and Lino Brocka's Jaguar, Ms Austria was finally a lead star in Nang Bumuka Ang Sampaguita (1980). At a time when female parts in Filipino cinema were strong and revolutionary, Ms Austria became a busy actress: Langis at Tubig (1980), Sugat sa ugat (1980), Goriong Butete (1980), Tondo Girl (1981), Pusong Uhaw (1982) and Waywaya (1982). In the 1990s and well into the 21st century, she still gives powerful supporting performances, in The Flor Contemplacion Story (1995), Muro-ami (1999), and even in Pagdating ng Panahon (2001), a Sharon Cuneta starrer.

In the 2000s Austria came back to acting Via small screen in 2000; she was part of the highly acclaimed International Primetime drama "Pangako Sa'yo" or more well known as "The Promise" from 2000-2002 on ABS-CBN as Lourdes in 2003, she starred In GMA-7 oriented programs such as Kirara Anong Kulay Nang Pag Ibig? The Fantasy TV Series Mulawin from 2004-2005 and the movie adaptation turned Grand Finale of the series which was featured in 2005's Metro Manila Film Festival in her reprising role. She also made an appearance on another GMA program entitled Narito Ang Puso Ko. In 2006, she returned to ABS-CBN for its much-awaited and commercially successful remake of Bituing Walang Ningning, which was extended for another month. She played a new character in the TV series made by novelist and comic creator Nerissa Cabral as an antagonist and mother to Angelika Dela Cruz' lead character Lavina as Barbara Arguelles the stage mother and con artist who has a share of her downfall. The series attained 42% percent high share in TV ratings. This was her second screentime with Dela Cruz. Austria accepted another for another Primetime Drama from a classic film and remake "Walang Kapalit" as a supporting character again from 2008 to 2010. She took a break from offers from TV and film. 2011, she accepted the military primetime drama Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin, which aired from March 7, 2011 to August 19, 2011. She took the role with the help from her cousin Lorna Tolentino and reunited her fellow veteran screen actors, such as Boots Anson Roa, Ronaldo Valdez, and Tonton Gutierrez, and John Estrada and her first with Coco Martin, and Maja Salvador and Andi Eigenmann. In 2012, she starred in Lorenzo's Time with Zaijan Jaranilla, In 2013, she was seen on the lifestyle entertainment talk show Inside The Cinema with Boy Abunda on Cinema One (Movie Channel ABS-CBN Subsidiaries) and in 2014, she is part of Ikaw Lamang on its Second Book as the older version of Kim Chiu's character Isabel with fellow award-winning actors Joel Torre, Rio Locsin, Christopher De Leon, and Nonie Buencamino and her reunion with Coco Martin, on their second series appearances.

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2014 Ikaw Lamang (book 2) older Isabelle Miravelez-Hidalgo/ Dolores ABS-CBN
2012 Lorenzo's Time Mildred Montereal-Gamboa
Tanikala: Ang Ikaapat ng Yugto - Unos Lupe GMA Network
2011 Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin Lora "Rosa" Sebastiano-del Tierro ABS-CBN
2007 Walang Kapalit Ceding
2006 Bituing Walang Ningning Barbara Arguelles
Crazy For You
2005 Sugo Graciela GMA Network
Now And Forever: Mukha Fatima
2004 Mulawin Lourdes
2003 Daisy Siete
Narito Ang Puso Ko Elsa Capule
2000 Umulan Man o Umaraw Rosa GMA Network
2000 Pangako Sa'yo Lourdes Magbanua Buenavista ABS-CBN
1999 Kirara, Ano Ang Kulay ng Pag-ibig? Rose GMA Network

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Year Award Nominated work Result
2011 25th Star Awards for TV Best Drama Actress for Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin Nominated
2005 Golden Screen Awards, Philippines Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Drama) for Beautiful Life Nominated
2005 FAP Awards, Philippines Best Supporting Actress for Beautiful Life Nominated
2003 FAMAS Awards Best Supporting Actress for Mano Po Nominated
2003 Gawad Urian Awards Best Supporting Actress (Pinakamahusay na Pangalawang Aktres) for Mano Po Nominated
2002 FAMAS Awards Best Actress for New Moon Nominated
2001 FAP Award Best Supporting Actress for The Child Won
1996 Young Critics Circle, Philippines Best Performance by Male or Female, Adult or Child, Individual or Ensemble in Leading or Supporting Role for Nena Nominated
1996 Gawad Urian Award Best Supporting Actress (Pinakamahusay na Pangalawang Aktres) for Nena Nominated
1996 Metro Manila Film Festival Best Actress for Trudis Liit Won[1]
1994 FAMAS Award Best Supporting Actress for Kung mawawala ka pa Nominated
1994 Gawad Urian Award Best Supporting Actress (Pinakamahusay na Pangalawang Aktres) for Kung mawawala ka pa Nominated
1993 FAP Award Best Supporting Actress for Narito ang puso ko Won
1993 Gawad Urian Award Best Supporting Actress (Pinakamahusay na Pangalawang Aktres) for Narito ang puso ko Won
1993 Metro Manila Film Festival Best Supporting Actress for Kung Mawawala Ka Pa Won[2]
1989 FAMAS Award Best Actress for Celestina Sanchez A.K.A. Bubble Nominated
1989 FAP Award Best Actress for Celestina Sanchez A.K.A. Bubble Won
1988 Metro Manila Film Festival Best Actress for Celestina Sanchez, Alyas Bubbles/ Enforcer: Ativan Gang Won[3]
1986 FAMAS Award Best Supporting Actress for Hinugot sa langit Nominated
1986 Gawad Urian Award Best Supporting Actress (Pinakamahusay na Pangalawang Aktres) for Hinugot sa langit Nominated
1982 Gawad Urian Award Best Supporting Actress (Pinakamahusay na Pangalawang Aktres) for Ako ang hari Nominated
1981 FAMAS Award Best Actress for Brutal Won
1980 Gawad Urian Award Best Supporting Actress (Pinakamahusay na Pangalawang Aktres) for Jaguar Won
1980 Metro Manila Film Festival Best Actress for Brutal Won
1979 FAMAS Award Best Supporting Actress for Atsay Nominated

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