Amy Austria

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Amy Austria
Born Esmeralda Dizon Tuazon
(1961-12-13) December 13, 1961 (age 52)
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. Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin marked her return in acting via the small screen.

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, she was a 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.

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2012 Lorenzo's Time Mildred Montereal-Gamboa ABS-CBN
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 GMA Network

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Year Film Award/Critics Award/Nomination
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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