Dee at the Star Magic Tour, April 2011
|Born||Ernest Lorenzo Velasquez Dee
November 5, 1988
Naga City, Camarines Sur, Philippines
|Other names||Enchong Dee, ELD,|
|Alma mater||De La Salle University-Manila|
|Occupation||Actor, Model, Swimmer|
|Agent||Star Magic (2006–present)|
|Family||AJ Dee (brother)|
Ernest Lorenzo Velasquez Dee, known as Enchong Dee (born November 5, 1988) is a Filipino actor, model, and swimmer. Dee is a contract artist of ABS-CBN's Star Magic. He came to prominence after starring in his first major TV drama Katorse (2009). He played the role of "Luis" in the Filipino remake Maria la del Barrio (2011). He also starred in Ina, Kapatid, Anak (2012–13), and Muling Buksan Ang Puso
He is the younger brother of actor and model, AJ Dee.
Enchong Dee was born in Naga City, Camarines Sur on Saturday, November 5, 1989. He has two brothers, Angel James Dee, who is also an actor, while his younger brother, Isiah Dee, is a student in De La Salle University Manila- College of St. Benilde. Enchong also has a younger sister.
Graduated from Naga Hope Christian School. He further pursued his swimming career at De La Salle University in Manila. Dee was part of the Philippine national swimming team and has participated in the SEA Games and 2006 Asian Games.
Dee's first TV appearance in television came in 2006 when he appeared in a Philippine talk show Homeboy as one of the guests. He caught the eye of a modeling agency and advertisers and soon appeared in several advertising campaigns including Close Up, Bench, KFC and Timex.
Dee landed several acting roles beginning in 2007 which have included Abt Ur Luv, Sineserye, Komiks, Your Song and My Girl.
In 2009, he was added to the main cast of Katorse, an adaptation of the 1968 film (that was also remade in 1981).
In 2010, he then reunited with some of his co-stars, Erich Gonzales and Ejay Falcon, in Tanging Yaman. He then became part of Magkaribal. He starred in the film, Sa 'yo Lamang where he gained award nominations and won the Gawad PASADO for Best Supporting Actor. Enchong gained his first movie lead role, alongside his premiere leading lady, Erich Gonzales, in I Do.
In 2011, he starred in the Philippines' remake of Maria La Del Barrio as Luis de la Vega.
He recently appeared in the 2012 film, The Reunion, with Enrique Gil, Xian Lim and Kean Cipriano. After co-starring in 2012-2013 teleserye Ina, Kapatid, Anak alongside Kim Chiu and Maja Salvador, he appeared in Muling Buksan Ang Puso with Julia Montes and Enrique Gil.
Enchong won the one-million pesos briefcase in the August 18, 2012 episode of "Kapamilya Deal Or No Deal" together with his "The Reunion" co-star Kean Cipriano.
In 2014, Dee release his first carrier single, Chinito Problems, as response to Yeng Constantino's 2013 hit Chinito.
|2009||BFF (Best Friends Forever)||Paco||Star Cinema|
|Paano Ko Sasabihin? ||Mike||Cinema One Originals|
|2010||Sa 'Yo Lamang ||James Alvero||Star Cinema|
|I Do||Lance Anderson Tan|
|2013||Four Sisters and a Wedding||CJ Salazar||Star Cinema|
|Call Center Girl||Vince Sandoval|
|2014||Once a Princess||Leonard Jamieson||Regal Films, Skylight Films|
|2013||"Chinito"||Yeng Constantino||Avid Liongoren|
|2014||"Enchong Dee"||Chinito Problems|
Awards and Nominations
|2009||ASAP Pop Viewer's Choice Awards||Pop Male Fashionista||Nominated|
|2010||Gawad PASADO||Pinakapasadong Kabataan||Won|
|2010||41st Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Foundation Awards||Most Promising Love Team with Erich Gonzales||Won|
|2010||Star Awards for Movies||New Movie Actor for Paano Ko Sasabihin?||Nominated|
|2010||FAMAS Awards||German Moreno Youth Achievement Award||Won|
|2010||Star Magic Ball||Star Magic Ball's Most Romantic Couple with Erich Gonzales||Won|
|2010||ASAP Pop Viewer's Choice Awards||Pop Male Fashionista||Nominated|
|2010||ASAP Pop Viewer's Choice Awards||Pop Fans Club for Loveteam with Erich Gonzales||Nominated|
|2010||ASAP Pop Viewer's Choice Awards||Pop Loveteam with Erich Gonzales||Nominated|
|2010||41st Box Office Entertainment Awards||Most Promising Love Team of the Year with Erich Gonzales||Won|
|2011||Barkada Choice Awards||Choice Male Icon||Nominated|
|2011||Barkada Choice Awards||Choice Actor of the Year for Maalaala Mo Kaya: Parol||Won|
|2011||Barkada Choice Awards||Choice Breakthrough Artist of 2010||Won|
|2011||Gawad PASADO||Pasadong Katuwang Aktor for Sa'yo Lamang||Won|
|2011||Star Awards for Movies||Movie Supporting Actor of the Year for Sa'yo Lamang||Nominated|
|2011||ASAP Pop Viewer's Choice Awards||Pop Male Fashionista||Nominated|
|2011||ASAP Pop Viewer's Choice Awards||Pop Pin Up Boy||Won|
|2011||ASAP Pop Viewer's Choice Awards||Pop Fans Club for Loveteam with Erich Gonzales||Nominated|
|2011||Star Magic Ball||Star Magic Ball's Most Favorite Couple with Erich Gonzales||Won|
|2011||Golden Screen TV Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Single Drama/Telemovie Program for Maalaala Mo Kaya: Parol||Nominated|
|2011||Star Awards for TV||Best Single Performance by an Actor for Maalaala Mo Kaya: Parol||Won|
|2012||Gawad TANGLAW||Best Performance by an Actor (Single Performance) for Maalaala Mo Kaya: Parol||Won|
|2012||43rd Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Foundation Awards||Best Loveteam for TV and Movies with Erich Gonzales||Won|
|2014||28th PMPC Star Awards for TV||Best Drama Actor (Muling Buksan Ang Puso)||Nominated|
- "Enchong Dee talks about his torrid kissing scene with Erich Gonzales in ‘Paano Ko Sasabihin?’". ABS-CBN.com. 2009-10-27. Retrieved 2010-11-10.
- "Enchong Dee looks forward to working with Christopher de Leon in the movie ‘Sa ‘yo Lamang’". ABS-CBN.com. 2010-04-20. Retrieved 2010-11-10.
- "ABS-CBN big winner at GMMSF Entertainment Awards". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 2014-05-21.
- "Vice Ganda named Phenomenal Box-Office Star; Derek Ramsay is Box-Office King while Anne Curtis and Cristine Reyes share Box-Office Queen title". Pep.ph. Retrieved 2014-05-20.