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Concepcion at her US concert press conference, November 2010
|Born||Maria Kristina Cassandra Cuneta Pangilinan
Maria Kristina Cassandra Cuneta Concepcion
April 7, 1985
|Alma mater||American University of Paris|
|Occupation||actress, singer, song writer, celebrity endorser, host|
|Agent||Star Magic (2010–2011)
Viva Artists Agency (2011–present)
KC Concepcion (born Maria Kristina Cassandra Cuneta Concepcion Pangilinan on April 7, 1985) is a Filipina actress and singer from the Philippines who is currently a National Ambassador Against Hunger of the UN's World Food Programme.
Concepcion is the daughter of Philippine singer-actress Sharon Cuneta, and adopted daughter of former senator Francis Pangilinan. Her biological father was 80's heartthrob Gabby Concepcion. She reconnected with her father after thirteen years since her parents' annulment and his immigration to the United States in 1995.
She graduated grade school in Poveda. In 2003, she graduated from the International School Manila, and in 2007, graduated with a bachelor's degree in International Corporate Communications with a minor in Theatre Arts from the American University of Paris.
In 2010, Concepcion joined Star Magic, but after a year, she left Star Magic and joined Viva Artists Agency, a talent management of Viva Entertainment, where her mother Sharon Cuneta came from.
2008-2009: a.k.a Cassandra
In 2008, KC Concepcion released her first studio album on July 15, 2008 entitled "a.k.a Cassandra", on the Sony BMG Philippines label, which ranked number 1 based on total album sales in all Odyssey Record Bar branches nationwide. In fact, 1,102 copies of the album were sold in all Odyssey branches alone. KC Concepcion made Philippine music history with her lead single "Imposible" during that year. KC has the most number of music downloads in the Philippines in the same year, which marked 1 million downloads online. KC Concepcion thought that she would just perform her newest single, "Doo Be Doo", on the noontime TV show Wowowee on ABS-CBN Channel 2 on November 15, 2008. However, she was surprised when she was given a Platinum Record Award for her album "a.k.a. Cassandra".
In, 2010 KC released her Second Studio Album entitled KC, KC ranked number 3 based on OPM charts, in Astrovision Stores the album KC reached number 1. KC was launched on ASAP XV. KC was released on March 24, 2010, under the Sony Music label. she also set KC Mall Tour to promote KC album.
|2003–2005||MTV Philippines||VJ||MTV Philippines|
|2008||I am KC||Various Roles|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Mansyon||Darlene|
|2009||May Bukas Pa||Abigail Lorraine "Abby" Cruz|
|Lovers In Paris||Vivian Vizcarra|
|Star Circle Quest: The Search for the Next Kiddie Superstars||Host|
|2011||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Piyesa||Angeline Quinto|
|Binibining Pilipinas 2011||Host|
|Gandang Gabi Vice||Guest|
|100 Days to Heaven||Tagabantay (street sweeper)|
|Wansapanataym: Christmas Caroline||Caroline|
|2012||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Liham||Aurora|
|The X Factor Philippines||Host|
|2013||Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala||Alexis Ganzon|
|2014||Ikaw Lamang (book 2)||Natalia Miravelez Hidalgo|
|Give Love on Christmas: The Exchange Gift|
|2008||For the First Time||Sophia Carmina Sandoval||Star Cinema|
|2009||When I Met U||Jenny||GMA Films
|2010||I'll Be There||Maxi/Mina dela Cena||Star Cinema|
|2011||Forever and a Day||Raffy||Star Cinema|
|2013||Boy Golden: Shoot to Kill, the Arturo Porcuna Story||Marla "Marlady" de Guzman||Scenema Concept International, Inc.
Awards and Nominations
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|2009||GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards||Princess of Philippine Movies & TV||For the First Time||Won|
|Most Promising Female Star of Movies & TV||Won|
|New Female Recording Artist of the Year (Promising Singer)||A.k.a Cassandra||Won|
|2013||PMPC Star Awards for TV||Best Drama Supporting Actress||Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala||Won|
|2013||39th Metro Manila Film Festival||Best Actress||Boy Golden: Shoot to Kill, the Arturo Porcuna Story||Nominated|
|2014||30th PMPC Star Awards for Movies||Movie Actress of the Year||Boy Golden: Shoot to Kill, the Arturo Porcuna Story||Won|
|2014||62nd FAMAS Awards||Best Actress||Boy Golden: Shoot to Kill, the Arturo Porcuna Story||Won|
|2014||62nd FAMAS Awards||Female Star of the Night||Won|
|2014||28th PMPC Star Awards for Television||Best Drama Supporting Actress||Ikaw Lamang||Won|
- "WFP National Ambassador Against Hunger KC Concepcion Reflects On Africa Visit". World Food Programme. 26 January 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2013.
- San Diego Jr., Bayani (26 August 2006). "When KC met Gabby (again)". Inquirer.net. Retrieved 27 May 2013.
- http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/252313/kc-concepcion-starts-work-the-buzz[dead link]
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- Garcia, Rose (13 December 2008). "KC Concepcion returns to the stage via multi-media musical "Katy"". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 27 May 2013.
- Alvares, Trisha (6 April 2010). "KC Concepcion accepts The Buzz hosting job". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 27 May 2013.
- "ER Ejercito returns to MMFF as 'Boy Golden'". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved December 9, 2013.
- "'Kaleidoscope World,' 'Boy Golden' join 2013 MMFF lineup". Sun Star. Retrieved December 9, 2013.
- "KC Concepcion has the same martial arts instructor as Angelina Jolie". PEP.ph. Retrieved December 9, 2013.
- "40th Box Office Entertainment Awards given out". Pep.ph. Retrieved 2014-05-21.
- PMPC announces nominees of the 27th PMPC Star Awards for Television, LionhearTV 27th PMPC Star Awards For TV 2013 Complete List of Winners, Entervrexworld