Bianca King

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Bianca King
Born Bianca Charlotte King
(1985-03-18) March 18, 1985 (age 29)
Germany
Alma mater De La Salle–College of Saint Benilde
Occupation Actress, model, director
Years active 2004-present
Title AB Digital Filmmaking

Bianca Charlotte King (born March 18, 1985) is Filipino actress, model, and music video director. She is best known for playing the role as Noemi Manansala in the thriller drama series Sinner or Saint (2011), as Aviona in the hit fantaserye Mulawin (2004), as well as her first lead prime time soap, Luna Blanca (2012), wherein she played the title role of black-skinned Luna.

Prior in becoming a lead actress, King is also known in portraying antagonist roles most notably in MariMar (2007), My Only Love (2007-2008), Dyesebel (2008), and The Last Prince (2010).

Bianca King currently stars in the afternoon drama of GMA Network via Maghihintay Pa Rin with Rafael Rosell and Dion Ignacio.

She went to San Beda College Alabang during her grade school and high school years. She proceeded to take up AB Digital Filmmaking in De La Salle - College of St. Benilde and is a music video director.

Biography[edit]

Early life and career beginnings[edit]

King's career started at the age of 13, when she began modeling for print ads and TV commercials. She did ads for a deodorant, beverage and hotdogs brands, to name a few.

2004-2009: Mulawin and supporting roles[edit]

In 2004, Bianca King was first cast as part of the last batch of Click, where she played the role of a golden-hearted balikbayan, Marnie. Her on-screen partner was Warren Austria, whose claim to fame is his shampoo commercial. Bianca was joined by then the winners of first season of StarStruck who were Mark Herras, Jennylyn Mercado, Yasmien Kurdi and Rainier Castillo. After her role on Click, King was cast as part of one of the Fantaseryes of the network which was Mulawin led by Richard Gutierrez as Mulawin and Angel Locsin as Alwina. King played the role of Aviona, a female warrior who was secretly in love to Mulawin. Before landing a lead role in 2011, Mulawin was considered to be her biggest break as she was one of the lead casts together with Gutierrez, Locsin and Dennis Trillo. According to her, she consider that moment the "turning point" of her career because she was "able to show off her talent purely in acting".[1]

In 2005, Bianca King also tried her hosting skills via the gender-sensitive magazine show 3R together with Iza Calzado, Bettina Carlos and Chynna Ortaleza. Bianca was also part of the sixth season of the youth-oriented romance-based show, Love to Love, entitled Wish Upon a Jar starring Yasmien Kurdi and Rainier Castillo. She also got her break in the silver screen via the independent film, Birhen ng Manaoag led by Jodi Sta. Maria. She played the role of Marie, the daughter of the character of Cherrie Pie Picache. She also got a role in the movie Hari ng Sablay led by Bearwin Meily as Monica. In December 2005, King was part of 2 of the 8 film entries in the 2005 Metro Manila Film Festival. She reprise her role of Aviona in the movie version of Mulawin wherein the film stood as the television series' sequel. Aside from her role as Aviona, Bianca was also part in the fourth installment of one of Regal Films' most successful movie franchises, Mano Po 4: Ako Legal Wife. Aside from her Mano Po appearance, Regal Films also made Bianca to be part of I Will Always Love You starred by Richard Gutierrez and Angel Locsin. She was also hand picked by Mark Meily to star in the short film, The Sugar Affair.[2]

In 2006, Bianca was signed up by Herbench to endorse their summer line. One of the leading men’s magazine in the Philippines featured Bianca twice on their cover, the first through their September 2005 and again on the June 2006 issue. Bianca was voted as one of FHM’s 100 sexiest women several times.

Bianca was also chosen by Bench to be one of the main endorsers of the Bench Fever: Underwear Fashion Show 2006. Her billboards were scattered all over the metropolis and she wowed the crowd onstage that day at the Big Dome. She had a cameo role in Ruffa Mae Quinto’s Oh My Ghost! under OctoArts Films and was part of GMA Network's multi-million underwater fantasy series, Atlantika.

Bianca was once again became a part of Love 2 Love opposite StarStruck winner, Mark Herras, in the series entitled My Darling Mermaid as Patty and in the last installment entitled Jass Got Lucky led by Lovi Poe and Cogie Domingo.

In 2007, she was part of the success of the phenomenal television hit, MariMar, where she played Natalia Montenegro. After her MariMar role, she landed a role in one of the casts of Sine Novela: My Only Love as the main antagonist that was previously played by Jackie Lou Blanco. The said remake was led by Rhian Ramos and Mark Herras. Bianca King also became an antagonist in GMA Network's telefantasya, Dyesebel, which she worked with Marian Rivera for the third time since MariMar and Super Twins.[3]

2009-2010: Directorial debut and further projects[edit]

In early 2009, Bianca was cast as one of the leading ladies of Richard Gutierrez's character in the Philippine adaptation of Zorro together with Rhian Ramos and Michelle Madrigal. She was also part in the first story under SRO Cinemaserye series, Ganti. She co-starred with Marvin Agustin, Sheryl Cruz and Geoff Eigenmann. For the 2009 Metro Manila Film Festival, King was part of the film entry Wapakman led by the boxing champ, Manny Paquiao.

The year 2009 marked Bianca King's directorial debut through Hale's first single in their fourth album, "Bahay Kubo". GMA Network also gave Bianca the director's job for Frencheska Farr's debut single, "Today I'll See The Sun". Both songs directed by King were able to be in the hit charts in the local music scenes.

During the first quarter of 2010, Bianca was cast as one the main antagonist in Aljur Abrenica's and Kris Bernal's first prime time soap as the lead characters, The Last Prince. She portrayed the role of Bawana, the one who loved Prinsipe Almiro/Haring Almiro (Abrenica) but the latter chose to love Lara Fernandez (Bernal).

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2014 Obsession Vanessa Villareal TV5
2013 Maghihintay Pa Rin Geneva De Villa GMA Network
2012 Luna Blanca Book 3 Luna Salvador/Cara Amor Montesines
Spooky Nights: Kasambahay Laura
Spooky Valentine: Maestra Elena
Broken Vow Melissa Santiago
Legacy young Isabel
2011 Spooky Nights: Parol Carol
Spooky Nights: Siyam
Sinner or Saint Noemi Manansala
Captain Barbell Lt. Lary Gempez
2010 Puso ng Pasko: Artista Challenge Herself
The Last Prince Bawana
2009 Zorro Cara
SRO Cinemaserye: Ganti Ng Puso Janelle Alcantara
2008 Dyesebel Betty Salcedo
2007 Sine Novela: My Only Love Trixie
MariMar Natalia Montenegro
Super Twins Katrina
2006 Atlantika Xera
Love to Love: Jass Got Lucky Paris
Love to Love: My Darling Mermaid Patty
2005 Love to Love: Wish Upon a Jar
2004 Mulawin Aviona
Click Marnie

Films[edit]

Year Title Role
2012 Sosy Problems Danielle Alvarez
2011 San Lazaro Cheska
2010 Working Girls Dara Dela Vega
2009 Wapakman Mystika
2008 Iskul Bukol: 20 years After Girlie
One True Love Ara Mejares
2006 Gigil Kit
I Will Always Love You Donna
Oh My Ghost! Jolina
2005 Hari ng Sablay Monica
Mulawin the Movie Aviona
Mano Po 4: Ako Legal Wife Trixia
Birhen ng Manaoag Marie

Awards & Nominations[edit]

Year Film Award/Critics Category
2012 38th Metro Manila Film Festival Awards SMDC Female Celebrity of the Night winner

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bianca King: Biography". Telebisyon.net. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Bianca King Biography". Blogspot.com. February 10, 2008. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Bianca King makes a comeback to primetime via "Dyesebel"

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