Kathryn Bernardo

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Kathryn Bernardo
Kathryn Bernardo at the Candy Style Awards, May 2013.jpg
Bernardo at the Candy Style Awards, May 2013
Born Kathryn Chandria Manuel Bernardo
(1996-03-26) 26 March 1996 (age 18)
Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Occupation Actress, Model,[1] Recording Artist,[2]
Years active 2003–present
Known for Mara Clara (2010 TV series), Princess and I, Got to Believe
Religion Iglesia ni Cristo[3]
Star Magic's official site

Kathryn Chandria Manuel Bernardo, known as Kathryn Bernardo (born 26 March 1996 in Cabanatuan City, Philippines), is a Filipina actress.[4] She is best known for her role as Mara in the primetime Filipino drama, Mara Clara.[5] Bernardo has been a contract artist of Star Magic and ABS-CBN since 2010.[6] and most recently starred as Ana Bartolome in the 2011 drama film, Way Back Home.[6] She also played the main protagonist Mikay in the primetime series Princess and I.

Entertainment career[edit]


Bernardo began acting in 2003, appearing as the young Cielo in It Might Be You. She went on to play different roles in other ABS-CBN shows like Krystala,Super Inggo and Vietnam Rose before landing a permanent spot in the hit kiddie show, Goin' Bulilit.

2010–11: Mara Clara / Growing Up[edit]

In 2010, Bernardo went on to dramatic roles by landing the role of the young Victoria in ABS-CBN's Magkaribal and in GMA's Endless Love as the young Jenny. Coincidentally, both premiered in the same day of 28 June 2010.[7]

Her breakthrough role was Mara in the remake of Mara Clara with her co-star and real life best friend Julia Montes. Since its premiere, the TV series was a consistent leader in primetime ratings. Affirming its success, the show was nominated in the 2011 Banff World Media Festival in the "Telenovelas & Soap Operas" category.[8]

After the primetime teleserye finished, Bernardo soon began appearing in the Sunday afternoon teen show, Growing Up. Together again with Julia Montes, the show starred other up and coming ABS-CBN teen stars like Kiray Celis, Diego Loyzaga and Daniel Padilla. In the show, Bernardo played the role of 15-year old Ella, who lives with her single mother.[9] The show premiered strongly ranking number 2 overall in the afternoon block.[10]

2012–13: Princess and I and Got to Believe[edit]

The actress starred in Princess and I, a romance-drama royalty-themed television series, following the success of the youth-oriented show, Growing Up in 2011. Playing the role of Mikay/Princess Areeyah, the teleserye is touted as one of the grandest, being the first Philippine show to be shot in Bhutan.[11] In this show, Bernardo is paired once again to her Growing Up partner, Daniel Padilla. Aside from Padilla, Bernardo also has two other leading men, Enrique Gil and Pilipinas Got Talent Season 3 former contestant Khalil Ramos. Other veteran actors like Gretchen Barretto and Albert Martinez join the cast.[12]

The show enjoyed success as the number one primetime show in September 2012. In August 2013, she and Daniel Padilla were scheduled to have another television series, Got to Believe.[13]

Film career[edit]

Bernardo's film career started in 2004 with the movie Gagamboy. However, it was only in 2011 where she, together with her Mara Clara co-star Julia Montes, was launched as lead role in the movie Way Back Home.[14] The film opened at first place with an estimated P18 million within its first week surpassing other foreign films shown the same week in Philippine cinemas, like The Smurfs and Conan the Barbarian according to Box Office Mojo.[15]

In that same year, Bernardo joined Regal Film's Metro Manila Film Festival entry, Shake, Rattle & Roll 13. From being known as a young dramatic actress, Bernardo tried the horror genre by taking one of the lead roles in the second story, Parola.[16] Her performance received positive reviews. In a review for ClickTheCity.com, Philbert Dy called Bernardo's performance "fantastic". He said in his review, "A fantastic performance from Kathryn Bernardo ties it all together. It might just be one of the best things that has ever come out of Shake Rattle and Roll."[17] Together with Padilla, they both starred in an all-star cast Filipino rom-com movie entitled, 24/7 in love and was released at 21 November 2012.

She has starred with Vice Ganda together with her love team partner, Daniel Padilla in the 2012 MMFF entry, Sisterakas.[18]

In the 1st quarter of 2013, Bernardo alongside with her on-screen partner Daniel Padilla had their first solo project film from Star Cinema entitled Must Be... Love that showned last March 13 of the said year.[19][20]

In December 2013, Bernardo and Padilla will star in the film (an entry for 2013 Metro Manila Film Festival) produced by Skylight Films and Regal Films entitled Pagpag, which will be shown on Christmas Day.[21][22]

In July 2014, Bernardo and Padilla once again star in the best selling novel of Bianca Bernardino entitled She's Dating the Gangster, as part of the 20th anniversary Star Cinema. The movie was under the production of Star Cinema with co-production of Summit Media directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina. This is the 5th movie that Bernardo and Padilla being paired in the big screen after the success of their romantic comedy television series entitled Got to Believe which also directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina alongside with Richard Arellano and Ricky Rivero respectively. According to Star Cinema's advertising manager Mico del Rosario, the film gathered 15 million pesos (US$340,000) on its first day of showing. As of July 21, 2014, the film already gross 100 Million in just 5 days.



Year Title Role Network
2013-2014 Got to Believe Cristina Carlota "Chichay" Tampipi ABS-CBN
2012-2013 Princess and I Maria Mikaela "Mikay" Maghirang / Princess Areeyah Wangchuk
2012 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Ensaymada Dang
2011-2012 Growing Up Mikaella "Ella" Dimalanta
2011–present ASAP Main Host/Performer
2011 Wansapanataym : Apir Disapir Althea Fernandez
2010-2011 Mara Clara Mara David/Mara del Valle
2010 Magkaribal Young Anna Abella
Show Me Da Manny Young Version of Ella's Mother GMA Network
Endless Love Young Jenny Dizon/Cruz
Shoutout! Herself ABS-CBN
2009-2010 Super Inggo at ang Super Tropa Maya
2009 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Blusa Young Nympha
Your Song Presents: You know it's Christmas Stephanie
2008 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Bracelet Zorayda
2007-2008 Prinsesa ng Banyera Young Mayumi
2007 Pangarap na Bituin Young Chorva
2006-2007 Super Inggo Maya
2006 Komiks Presents: Bandanang Itim Juliana
Komiks Presents: Agua Bendita Young Agua/Bendita
Gulong ng Palad Young Mimi
2005-2008 Goin' Bulilit Herself (Fifth Batch Graduate)
2005 Vietnam Rose Young Carina
2004 Krystala Bulinggit
2003 It Might Be You Young Cielo San Carlos


Year Title Role Studio
2014 She's Dating the Gangster Athena Dizon / Kelay Dizon Star Cinema & Summit Media
2013 Pagpag Leni dela Torre Star Cinema, Regal Films, Skylight Films
Must Be... Love Patricia "Patchot" Espinosa Star Cinema
2012 Sisterakas Katherine "Kathy" Maningas Star Cinema and Viva Films
24/7 in Love Jane dela Cuesta Star Cinema
2011 Shake, Rattle & Roll 13 Lucy Regal Films
Way Back Home Anna Bartolome / Joanna Liesl S. Santiago Star Cinema
2008 Supahpapalicious Special Guest Star Cinema
2006 Tatlong Baraha[23] Child Viva Films
2005 Nasaan Ka Man Young Pilar Star Cinema
2004 Gagamboy Tsoknat Regal Films


Year Award-Giving Body Category Work Result
2013 GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards Most Promising Female Star of the Year[24] Won
Most Promising Love Team (with Daniel Padilla) Won
2014 Princess of Philippine Movies[25] Won


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  2. ^ "‘Princess and I’ Stars Release "Love Songs from Princess and I" Album". showbiznest.com. 16 June 2012. Retrieved 18 July 2012. 
  3. ^ http://www.rappler.com/nation/34941-infographic-iglesia-ni-cristo
  4. ^ "Featured Actress : Kathryn Bernardo". GEOtayo Philippines. Geotayo Philippines. 2009. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  5. ^ Quintos, Napoleon (11 May 2011). "Kathryn Bernardo feels pressured about her launching movie with Star Cinema". Push. 
  6. ^ a b Almo, Nerisa (4 August 2011). "Enrique Gil thankful to have been chosen as a replacement in Way Back Home". Philippe Entertainment Portal. 
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  8. ^ Villagomez, Kaye (24 April 2011). "'Mara Clara' scores int'l award body's nod". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  9. ^ Montealegre, Lyn Luna (1 September 2011). "Diego Loyzaga, Julia Montes, Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla reveal their growing-up insecurities". Pep.ph. Retrieved 8 October 2012. 
  10. ^ Santiago, Erwin (6 September 2011). "Kantar Media-TNS National Household Ratings (Sept. 2-5): Kapamilya shows rule primetime race; 100 Days To Heaven leads ABS-CBN campaign". Pep.ph. Retrieved 8 October 2012. 
  11. ^ Santos, Rhea Manila (22 March 2012). "Kathryn Bernardo shares her experience shooting ‘The Princess and I’ in Bhutan". Push. 
  12. ^ Montealegre, Lyn Luna (9 April 2012). "Daniel Padilla opens up about his feelings for Kathryn Bernardo". Pep. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  13. ^ Franco, Bernie (23 September 2012). "Gretchen Barretto’s advice to Kathryn Bernardo: ‘Nagkamali ako in the past, wag n’yong gagayahin’". Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  14. ^ Sancon, Allan (4 August 2012). "Kathryn Bernardo and Julia Montes tagged as "future superstars"". Pep. Retrieved 25 September 2012. 
  15. ^ Way Back Home first week gross retrieved 7 October 2012
  16. ^ Mendoza, Abby (5 December 2011). "Kathryn Bernardo shifts from drama to horror in Shake Rattle and Roll 13". Pep.ph. Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  17. ^ Dy, Philbert. "A Worthy Anthology". Movie Review for Shake Rattle And Roll XIII. Clickthecity.com. Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  18. ^ Almo, Nerisa (12 August 2012). "Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo will join Vice Ganda and Kris Aquino in Sisteraka". Pep. Retrieved 25 September 2012. 
  19. ^ "Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo in Star Cinema's "Must Be Love"". Retrieved February 23, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Daniel Padilla,Kathryn Bernardo "Must Be… Love"". Retrieved February 27, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Pagpag Starring Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla". 
  22. ^ "Mother Lily pahinga na sa Shake… pero may sosyo sa Pagpag". 
  23. ^ "Kathryn Bernardo as part of the cast of Baraha (2006 film)". IMDb. Retrieved 1 December 2012. 
  24. ^ "44th Guillermo Mendoza Box-Office Entertainment Awards". Pep.ph. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  25. ^ "Complete List of Winners: 45th Guillermo Mendoza Box-Office Entertainment Awards 2014". The Summit Express. Retrieved 2014-05-019.

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