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|Born||Love Marie Payawal Ongpauco-Escudero
February 14, 1985
|Other names||Heart Evangelista|
|Occupation||Actress, recording artist, TV host, VJ, model|
|Spouse(s)||Francis Escudero (m. 2015)|
Evangelista was first discovered by a commercial agent while at a mall with her sister. She signed up with the Star Magic agency, formerly known as Talent Center, and was part of Star Circle Batch 9. She was paired with John Prats on the show G-Mik and on Trip, Ang Tanging Ina, My First Romance and Berks.
In 2004 Evangelista appeared on the TV series Hiram, for which she earned a Star Awards Best Actress nomination for this series. Evangelista also won the Best New Female Personality (Best New Movie Actress and Best New TV Actress) awards from Star Awards for Movies and Star Awards for TV. She also won Texter's and Listener's Choice at the Himig Handog Awards for her single "Love Has Come My Way"... She released the single "Tell Me" in Australia where it peaked at number 18 on the charts.
In early 2007, she renewed her ties with ABS-CBN and was under a per project basis with her manager Angeli Pangilinan Valenciano. She finished a sineserye for the station, the remake of the movie Hiram na Mukha, and appeared briefly on Pangarap Na Bituin. She also starred in the reformatted version of Your Song under the title "Muntik Na Kitang Minahal".
Her afternoon TV soap entitled Sine Novela Presents: Ngayon At Kailanman aired its final episode in September 2009.
In late 2009 - early 2010, she starred in a primetime Koreanovela TV series, Full House.
Evangelista hosts the musical variety show on GMA, Party Pilipinas.
She appeared in the Christmas Reality Show, Puso ng Pasko: Artista Challenge on GMA Network, and she plays a dwarf on Dwarfina. On late 2011, she signed an exclusive contract under Viva Entertainment.
Evangelista's engagement to Senator Francis "Chiz" Escudero was announced in August 2014. On 15 February 2015, Evangelista and Escudero wed via a lavish ceremony at the Balesin Island Club in the Philippines. Despite her parents not attending due to a controversial claim of their disapproval over the marriage, Evangelista lent them her 'heartfelt message of love' through an Instagram post, stating that: "although my heart breaks not to have you here...I love you mom and dad no matter what.in time I know everything will fall into place...".
Her foundation Heart Can aims to help children with respiratory diseases, and she is also a spokesperson for Philippine Animal Welfare Society.
|2014||Weddings TV||Herself/Host||GMA News TV|
|2013||Magkano Ba Ang Pag-ibig?||Eloisa Aguirre||GMA Network|
|Sunday All Stars||Herself/Host/Performer|
|Wagas||Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago||GMA News TV|
|Forever||Adora del Prado / Isadora||GMA Network|
|Luna Blanca||Blanca Sandoval Buenaluz|
|2011||Spooky Nights Presents: Sapi||Belle|
|Dwarfina||Dwarfina / Yna / Fina|
|2010||Langit sa Piling Mo||Margarita "Marj" Rosales / Marietta Flores|
|2009||Full House||Maria Jesusa "Jessie" Asuncion-Lazatin|
|Sine Novela: Ngayon At Kailanman||Ayra Noche-Torres|
|Fashionistas By Heart||Host||Q|
|2008||Luna Mystika||Luna Sagrado-Samaniego & Celestina Sagrado||GMA Network|
|Dear Friend: Edison at Anna||Anna|
|Codename: Asero||Emily San Juan|
|Your Song: Muntik Na Kitang Minahal||Arah||ABS-CBN|
|2007||Your Song: Sana Ngayong Pasko||Melanie|
|Pangarap Na Bituin||Cassandra "Cassie" Salcedo|
|Sineserye Presents: Hiram Na Mukha||Carissa De Leon & Alicia Roldan|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Singsing||Kaye Chua|
|Your Song: With You||Aschelle|
|2006||Your Song: Ngayong Gabi||Missy|
|Philippine Idol I ♥ Philippine Idol: Exclusive||Host||ABC|
|Close Up to Fame Season 2||Host||ABS-CBN|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Lampara||Maricel|
|Your Song: Wish||Ria|
|Panday: Book 2||Eden & Camia|
|2005||Panday: Book 1||Eden Roxas|
|Close Up to Fame Season 1||Host|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Painting||Emily Roxas|
|2003||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Ferry Boat||Dianne|
|Ang Tanging Ina||Portia/Por|
|Okay Fine Whatever||Yoko|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Flat Tire||Lei|
|Wansapanataym: Thumbgelina||Liit/Laki / Angelina / Thumbgelina|
|2002||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Sanggol|
|Arriba, Arriba!||Monina Arriba|
|2001||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Exchange Gift||Irene Acosta|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Burda||Jenny Castaneda|
|Da Body En Da Guard||Heart|
|2014||Trophy Wife||Gwen||Viva Films|
|2012||Sosy Problems||Claudia Ortega||GMA Films|
|2011||Temptation Island||Virginia P.||GMA Films, Regal Films|
|2009||Nobody, Nobody But... Juan||Young Aida||RVQ Productions|
|Mano Po 6: A Mother's Love||Stephanie Uy||Regal Films|
|2008||Ay, Ayeng||Ayeng||Aloha Pearl Films|
|2004||Bcuz Of U||Cara||Star Cinema|
|2003||My First Romance||Jackie|
|Ang Tanging Ina||Portia "Por" Montecilio|
|2002||Jologs||Cameo as a passerby|
|2003||Beauty and the Beast (Leprince de Beaumont)||Beauty|
|2005||OPM Acoustic Hits 2|
|2004||OPM Acoustic Hits|
|2003||My First Romance OST|
|2002||Himig Handog Love Songs|
|2007||Tuwing Nakikita Ka||Jericho Rosales|
|2003||Please Be Careful With My Heart||Heart Evangelista|
|2002||Love Has Come My Way||Heart Evangelista|
Awards and nominations
|2010||58th FAMAS Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Mano Po 6: A Mother's Love||Nominated|
|7th Golden Screen Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Mano Po 6: A Mother's Love||Nominated|
|26th PMPC Star Awards for Movies||Best Supporting Actress||Mano Po 6: A Mother's Love||Nominated|
|12th Gawad PASADO||Best Supporting Actress||Mano Po 6: A Mother's Love||Nominated|
|Myx Music Awards 2010||Favorite Guest Appearance in a Music Video||Bahay Kubo||Won|
|2009||2009 Metro Manila Film Festival||Best Supporting Actress ||Nobody, Nobody But... Juan||Nominated|
|Mano Po 6: A Mother's Love||Won|
|23rd PMPC Star Awards for Television||Best Lifestyle Show Host||Fashionistas by Heart||Nominated|
|57th FAMAS Awards||Best Actress||Ay, Ayeng||Won|
|2007||PMPC Star Awards for Movies||Female Face of the Night||Won|
|2005||19th PMPC Star Awards for TV||Best Actress||Hiram||Nominated|
|2004||FAMAS Awards||German Moreno Youth Achievement Award||Won|
|2003||Awit Awards||Best Performance by a New Female Artist (Love Has Come My Way)||Won|
|Asia Pacific Excellence & Handog Kay Ina Awards||Youth Achiever for Arts & Entertainment||Won|
|Ivan Entertainment Productions: Circle of 10 Modeling Agency||Celebrity Endorser of the Year||Won|
|Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation||Most Popular Love Team of RP Movies (with John Prats)||Won|
|Himig Handog Awards||Album Platinum Award||Won|
|2002||Himig Handog Awards||Listener's Choice Award (Love Has Come My Way)||Won|
|Himig Handog Awards||Texter's Choice Award (Love Has Come My Way)||Won|
|PMPC Star Awards for Movies||Best New Movie Actress||Trip||Won|
|2001||PMPC Star Awards for Television||Best New TV Personality||G-mik||Won|
- "Chiz, Heart now engaged". ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs. 23 August 2014. Retrieved 24 August 2014.
- "IN PHOTOS: Heart Evangelista in her stunning wedding dress". Rappler News (rappler.com). Retrieved 15 February 2015.
- "Metro Manila Film Festival:2009". IMDB. Retrieved 2014-04-09.