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|Born||Rodel Luis Cortez Nacianceno
November 1, 1981
Novaliches, Quezon City, Philippines
|Other names||Pacheco, Deng, Rodel|
|Agent||Star Magic (2000–2007; 2008–present)|
Rodel Luis Cortez Nacianceno (born November 1, 1981), professionally known as Coco Martin, is a Gawad Urian Award-winning Filipino actor. He became famous for starring in independent films, and was dubbed the "Prince of Philippine Independent Films". He is also known for his portrayal of Ramon Lecumberri in the television series Tayong Dalawa, as well as for his dual role as the twins Alexander and Javier del Tierro in the series Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin, and his main protagonist role as Daniel Guidotti in Walang Hanggan.
Coco Martin started out in one of the ABS-CBN's talent agency, Star Magic, as part of the Star Circle Batch 9. He made his first cameo film appearance in the 2001 film Luv Text where he was credited under his real name, Rodel Nacianceno, followed by many independent films.
Since then he has appeared in several TV advertisements before breaking back into showbiz with his lead debut independent film Masahista for which he was awarded the Young Critics Circle Best Actor Award in 2006. He also starred in Kaleldo in 2006.
Early in 2007, Martin joined GMA Network, and appeared in several GMA TV shows starting with Daisy Siete. He also became a member of the boy-group The Studs. Martin was also seen in independent gay-oriented films, Daybreak and Jay where he earned his first Gawad Urian Award for Best Supporting Actor.
In 2008, Martin returned to ABS-CBN and was cast in Ligaw na Bulaklak as one of the regular cast members. In 2009, he starred in the drama series Tayong Dalawa where he won the award for Best Drama Actor at the 2009 Star Awards for Television. After Tayong Dalawa, he starred in the afternoon soap opera titled Nagsimula sa Puso, alongside Maja Salvador, Jason Abalos and Nikki Gil. In the same year, he joined Star Magic.
In 2010, he became part of the cast of ABS-CBN's primetime drama Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo, and had his first leading role in the action series Tonyong Bayawak. He also starred in his first mainstream film Sa 'yo Lamang, and the primetime series 1DOL. Martin also filmed another independent film titled Kinatay, where he was nominated for a FAMAS Award for Best Actor.
In 2011, he led the highly acclaimed television series Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin. In May, Martin received the Dekada Award in the Gawad Urian ceremony. He was nominated for multiple awards for his portrayal as Alexander and Javier del Tierro in Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin, namely from the KBP Golden Dove Awards, Golden Screen Awards and Star Awards for TV.
In 2012, Martin starred in another ensemble series titled Walang Hanggan, an adaptation of the 1991 film Hihintayin Kita Sa Langit. Having a good chemistry together, his love team with Walang Hanggan leading lady Julia Montes is Martin's most successful and effective love team, giving them more chance to star in other projects. He also starred in his second mainstream film entitled Born to Love You, opposite singer Angeline Quinto. He was set to star in a movie with Judy Ann Santos titled Love Will Lead You Back.
In May 2012, a script for a film called Juan dela Cruz was submitted to the 2012 Metro Manila Film Festival, starring Martin alongside Tayong Dalawa co-star Jake Cuenca, Nagsimula Sa Puso and Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin leading lady Maja Salvador, and Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo co-star Albert Martinez. The entry, set to be directed by Richard Somes, was one of the 7 rejected scripts. Cinemedia Films Production Incorporated and ABS-CBN Dreamscape Entertainment unit head Deo Endrinal felt that the project would be better suited for TV, and have the now television series aired in 2013. Erich Gonzales is taking the role as Martin's leading lady. Together with Martin, Gonzales and Martinez, the series was also starred Arron Villaflor, Eddie Garcia, Zsa Zsa Padilla and Gina Pareño.
In 2014, Martin starred in the period drama television series entitled Ikaw Lamang, alongside Walang Hanggan leading lady Julia Montes, and Tayong Dalawa co-stars Kim Chiu and Jake Cuenca. He also starred in another mainstream film Maybe This Time, with singer-actress Sarah Geronimo.
He lives with his grandmother, who raised him. He has five siblings: three from both his parents and two step-siblings on his father's side.
|Year||Original title||English title||Role||Network|
|2007||Mga Kuwento Ni Lola Basyang: Ang Walong Bulag||The Stories of Grandmother Basyang: The Eight Blind People||Bulag 6||GMA Network|
|Daisy Siete: Isla Chikita||Seven of the Daisies: Chikita Island||David|
|2008||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Bibliya||Would You Remember: Bible||James||ABS-CBN|
|Ligaw na Bulaklak||Wild Flower||Ronel / Chris Alegro|
|Komiks Presents: Tiny Tony||Comics Presents: Tiny Tony||Joaquin Peralta|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Boarding House||Would You Remember: Boarding House||Billy|
|2009||Tayong Dalawa||The Two Of Us||Ramon Dionisio Lecumberri|
|Komiks Presents: Mars Ravelo's Nasaan Ka Maruja?||Comics Presents: Where Are You Maruja?||James|
|Nagsimula sa Puso||It Started From the Heart||Carlo Pagdanganan|
|2010||Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo||If We Were To Be Apart||Ringo Quijano Crisanto|
|1DOL||Idol||Fernando "Lando" Lagdameo|
|Agimat Presents: Tonyong Bayawak||Amulet: Tonyo the Water Lizard||Antonio "Tonyo" dela Cruz / Tonyong Bayawak|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Silbato||Would You Remember: Whistle||Jerome Ortega|
|2011||Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin||I Will Only Love You Once / One Great Love||Alexander del Tierro / Javier del Tierro|
|100 Days to Heaven||100 Days to Heaven||Young Tagabantay (Special Cameo Role)|
|Growing Up||Growing Up||Asiong|
|2012||Walang Hanggan||Infinity / My Eternal||Daniel Cruz/Guidotti/Montenegro|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Kamao||Would You Remember: Fist||Ramon|
|2013||Kahit Konting Pagtingin||Just One Glance||Bus Passenger (Special Cameo Role)|
|Juan dela Cruz||Juan dela Cruz||Juan dela Cruz / Anak ng Dilim|
|My Little Juan||My Little Juan||Teen Juan dela Cruz (Special Appearance)|
|Wansapanataym Presents: Simbang Gabi||Wansapanataym Presents: Midnight Mass||Carlos "Caloy/Caloykoy" de Guzman|
|2014||Ikaw Lamang||Only You||Samuel Severino Hidalgo|
|Ikaw Lamang (book 2)||Only You, Second Season||Gabriel Roque Hidalgo|
|2001||Luv Text||Ivan's Friend
(as Rodel Nacianceno)
|2002||Ang agimat: Anting-anting ni Lolo||Armon||Imus Productions|
|2005||Masahista||Iliac||Gee Films International, Centerstage Productions|
|2006||Kaleldo||Iliac||Centerstage Productions, G-Entertainment|
|2007||Siquijor: Mystic Island||Miguel Sarmiento||Centerstage Productions|
|Foster Child||Pedicab Driver
|Seiko Films, Centerstage Productions|
|Ataul: For Rent||Danny||Artiste Entertainment Works International|
|Tirador||Caloy||Centerstage Productions, Rollingball Entertainment, Ignite Media|
(segment "Star City")
|Nars||Noel||Carl & Carl Productions|
|Tambolista||Billy||Cinema One Originals, Ignite Media|
|Batanes||Jason||Ignite Media, GMA Films|
|2008||Condo||Benjie Castro||Breaking the Box Productions, Kamurayaw Pictures|
|Serbis||Alan||Centerstage Productions, Swift Productions, Asian Cinema Fund (Pusan International Film Festival)|
|Jay||Edward Navarro||Cinemalaya, National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Pasion Para Pelicula Productions|
|Tiltil||Manuel||Breakthrough Entertainment Productions, 24P Film International|
|2009||Kinatay||Pepeng||Swift Productions, Centerstage Productions|
|Soliloquy||Obet Labrador||Quantum Films|
|2010||Noy||Noy||Star Cinema, CineMedia|
|Sa 'yo Lamang||Coby||Star Cinema|
|2012||Captive||Abusama||Star Cinema and Centerstage Productions|
|Born To Love You||Rex Manrique||Star Cinema and CineMedia|
|24/7 in Love||Dante||Star Cinema|
|2013||A Moment in Time||Patrick Javier|
|2014||Maybe This Time||Antonio "Tonio" Bugayong||Star Cinema and Viva Films|
|Padre De Familia|
|Feng Shui 2014||Lester||Star Cinema|
Awards and Nominations
|2006||Young Critics Circle||Best Performance by Male or Female, Adult or Child, Individual or Ensemble in Leading or Supporting Role for Masahista||Won|
|2008||Golden Screen Award||Best Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role for Tambolista||Nominated|
|Gawad Urian Award||Best Supporting Actor for Tambolista||Nominated|
|2009||Gawad PASADO||Pinakapasadong Katuwang Aktor for Jay and Serbis||Nominated|
|Golden Screen Award||Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Drama, Musical or Comedy) for Jay||Won|
|Gawad Urian Award||Best Actor for Daybreak||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor for Jay||Won|
|ASAP Pop Viewer's Choice Awards||Pop TV Character of the Year (Ramon) for Tayong Dalawa||Won|
|Star Awards for Television||Best Drama Actor for Tayong Dalawa||Won|
|2010||Gawad Tanglaw Awards||Best Ensemble Performance in a Television Drama for Tayong Dalawa||Nominated|
|Presidential Jury Award for Excellence in Acting for Tayong Dalawa||Won|
|Young Critics Circle||Best Performance by Male or Female, Adult or Child, Individual or Ensemble in Leading or Supporting Role for Soliloquy||Nominated|
|Golden Screen Award||Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Drama) for Kinatay||Won|
|41st Guillermo Mendoza Awards||Promising Male Box Office Star||Won|
|Gawad Urian Awards||Best Actor for Kinatay||Nominated|
|ASAP Pop Viewer's Choice Awards||Pop Pin Up Boy||Nominated|
|Anak TV Seal Awards||Most Admired Male TV Personality||Nominated|
|FAMAS Award||Best Actor for Kinatay||Nominated|
|Star Awards for TV||Best Drama Actor for Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo||Won|
|19th KBP Golden Dove Awards||Won|
|2011||42nd Guillermo Mendoza Awards||Prince of Philippine Movies for Sa'yo Lamang||Won|
|Gawad Tanglaw Awards||Best Actor for Noy||Nominated|
|Gawad Urian Awards||Actor of the Decade (Dekada Award)||Won|
|Golden Screen Awards||Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Drama, Musical or Comedy) for Sa'yo Lamang||Nominated|
|Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Drama) for Noy||Nominated|
|FAP Awards||Best Actor for Noy||Nominated|
|Star Awards for Movies||Movie Supporting Actor of the Year for Sa'yo Lamang||Won|
|Movie Actor of the Year for Noy||Won|
|Yahoo! OMG Awards||Breakthrough Actor of the Year||Won|
|ASAP Pop Viewer's Choice Awards||Pop Kapamilya TV Character (Alexander and Javier) for Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin||Won|
|20th KBP Golden Dove Awards||Best Actor for Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin||Nominated|
|Golden Screen TV Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Single Drama/Telemovie Program for Maalaala Mo Kaya: Silbato||Won|
|Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Drama Series for Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin||Won|
|Star Awards for TV||Best Single Performance by an Actor for Maalaala Mo Kaya: Silbato||Won|
|Best Drama Actor for Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin||Nominated|
|Male Star of the Night||Won|
|Anak TV Seal Awards||Most Admired Male TV Personality||Won|
|FAMAS Award||Best Actor for Noy||Nominated|
|Best Director for Noy||Nominated|
|2012||8th USTv Student's Choice Awards||Best Actor in a Daily Local Soap Opera for Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin||Won|
|Gawad TANGLAW Awards||Best Performance by an Actor in a Drama Series for Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin||Won|
|Pinakakapuri-puring Artista ng Dekada||Won|
|Northwest Samar State University Students’ Choice Awards for Radio and Television||Best Actor in a Primetime Teleserye for Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin||Won|
|Yahoo! OMG Awards||Actor of the Year||Won|
|ASAP Pop Viewer's Choice Awards||Pop Kapamilya TV Character (Daniel Guidotti) for Walang Hanggan||Nominated|
|PMPC Star Awards for Television||Best Drama Actor for Walang Hanggan||Nominated|
|15th Asian Television Awards||Best Actor in a Lead-Drama Role for MMK: Kamao||Nominated|
|43rd Guillermo Mendoza Awards||Prince of Philippine Television - Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin||Won|
|2013||Familia Sauza-Berenguer de Marquina 93rd Las Familias Unidas FitzGerald Awards||Youth Role Model of the Year||Won|
|10th ENPRESS Golden Screen TV Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Actor for Walang Hanggan||Nominated|
|Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Single Drama/Telemovie Program for MMK:Kamao||Nominated|
|29th PMPC Star Awards for Movies||Movie Actor of the Year for Sta. Nina||Nominated|
|1st ASEAN International Film Festival and Awards||Best Actor for Sta. Nina||Nominated|
|10th Gawad Urian Awards||Best Actor for Sta. Nina||Nominated|
|44th Box Office Entertainment Awards (GMMSFI)||Prince and Princess of Philippine Television (shared with Julia Montes)||Won|
|Most Popular Primetime TV Drama Series for Walang Hanggan (shared with cast)||Won|
|Yahoo! OMG Awards||Actor of the Year||Won|
|3rd EdukCircle Awards||Most Influential Celebrity Endorser of Year||Won|
|27th PMPC Star Awards For TV||Best Drama Actor of the Year||Won|
|Male Star Of The Night||Won|
|Best Primetime Drama Series for "Juan Dela Cruz" (shared with the cast)||Won|
|Anak TV Seal Awards||Youth Role Model of the Year||Won|
|2014||12th Gawad Tanglaw Awards||Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series for "Juan Dela Cruz"||Won|
|Yahoo! OMG Awards||Actor of the Year||Won|
|62nd FAMAS Awards||Best Actor for A Moment in Time||Nominated|
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