Rufa Mae Quinto

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Rufa Mae Quinto
Born (1978-05-28) May 28, 1978 (age 36)
Pasadena, California, United States[citation needed]
Occupation Actress, comedian, TV host, singer
Years active 1994–present

Rufa Mae Quinto (often misspelled Ruffa Mae Quinto) (born May 28, 1978) is an actress, comedienne, television host and occasional singer of dual American and Filipino citizenship.

Life[edit]

Quinto started her showbiz career after landing a spot in That's Entertainment (1996). Her biggest break was Gloria, Gloria Labandera (1997). Quinto is widely known for playing the character 'Booba' and 'Boobita Rose' in both hit movies, a role for which Quinto inspired an international catchphrase in the Philippine vernacular to refer to a lack of English fluency as having a "nose bleed".

Quinto has won four PMPC Star Awards and has starred in top grossing films such as Apat-Dapat Dapat-Apat, Pasukob, Desperadas, Manay Po 2, I.T.A.L.Y. and Desperadas 2. Quinto is known for her funny expressions such as "OK, fine", "todo na 'to!", "pasensiya na", "para sa bayan", "move on", "GO GO GO!" and "to the highest level!". Although Quinto is a talent of GMA Network, she is one of the few actresses managed by Boy Abunda, a personality from the rival TV station ABS-CBN.

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Television
Year Title Role Network
2014 Celebrity Bluff Herself/Guest GMA Network
2013 Positive Maricris TV5
Wowowillie Co-host
The Ryzza Mae Show Herself/guest GMA Network
Sarap Diva Herself
Vampire Ang Daddy Ko Mae
Toda Max Wei Da / recurring role ABS-CBN
The Buzz Herself/guest
2012 Eat Bulaga! Herself GMA Network
Enchanted Garden Quassia/Madonna TV5
Wil Time Bigtime Co-host
Motorcycle Diaries Herself GMA News TV
Manny Many Prizes Guest/co-host GMA Network
2011 Daldalita Cherry
Dwarfina Duwenkikay
2010 Kaya ng Powers Margaret Powers
Diva Lady
2009 14 Going Steady: Bubble Gang's 14th Anniversary Special Herself
SRO Cinemaserye: Moshi-Moshi... I Love You Perseveranda
Darna Francesca
2008 Dyesebel Amafura
2007–2008 Whammy! Push Your Luck Host
MariMar Fifi's voice
2007–2012 Showbiz Central Host
2006 Captain Barbell Ms. Patti/Ms. Aero/Aerobika
2005–2007 Hokus Pokus Candy
2004 Marinara Marie/Dolphina/Aira
2002–2003 Ang Iibigin Ay Ikaw Liberty aka "Libay"
2002–2010 SOP Rules Co-host
2001-present Bubble Gang Herself
2000–2005 Idol Ko Si Kap Vivian
2000 Arriba, Arriba! Jennifer Lapis ABS-CBN
1998–2003 Kool Ka Lang Booba GMA Network
1998–2002 Ispup Herself ABC 5
1998–1999 Subic Bay
1998 Tropang Trumpo Herself ABC 5
1997–2000 Anna Karenina GMA Network
1997 Mixed N.U.T.S Herself
1996–1997 Super Laff-In Herself ABS-CBN
1995–1996 Saturday Entertainment Herself GMA Network
1994–1996 Ober Da Bakod Pegassu
1994–1996 That's Entertainment Herself

Movies[edit]

  • Kalabog en Bosyo (1994)
  • Grepor Butch Belgica Story (1995)
  • Manalo, Matalo, Mahal Kita (1995)
  • Ang Pinakamagandang Hayop sa Balat ng Lupa (1996)
  • Dyesebel (1996)
  • April Boys: Sana Makapiling Muli Ako (1996)
  • Ang Tipo Kong Lalake, Maginoo Pero Medyo Bastos (1996)
  • Paracale Gang (1996)
  • Pipti Pipti (1996)
  • Pablik Enemi 1 n 2: Aksidental Heroes (1997)
  • Si Mokong, si Astig, at si Gamol (1997)
  • Gloria, Gloria Labandera (1997)
  • Papunta Ka Pa Lang, Babalik na Ako (1997)
  • Anak ni Boy Negro (1997)
  • Magkapalad (1997)
  • Habang Nasasaktan Lalong Tumatapang (1997)
  • Parak: The Bobby Barbers Story (1997)
  • Matinik na Bading, Mga Syukang Buking (1997)
  • Squala (1998)
  • Ang Erpat Kong Astig (1998)
  • Sumigaw Ka Hanggang Gusto Mo (1999)
  • Bayadra Brothers (1999)
  • Dahil May Isang Ikaw (1999)
  • Bullet (1999)
  • Asin at Paminta (1999)
  • Ako ang Lalagot sa Hininga Mo (1999)
  • Mana-mana Tiba-tiba (2000)
  • Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw (2000)
  • Booba (2001)
  • Baliktaran: Si Ace at si Daisy (2001)
  • Radyo (2001)
  • Pagdating ng Panahon (2001)
  • Mahal Kita: Final Answer! (2002)
  • Super B (2002)
  • Hula Mo, Huli Ko (2002)
  • A.B. Normal College: Todo na 'yan, Kulang pa 'yun (2003)
  • Captain Barbell (2003)
  • Masikip sa Dibdib (2004)
  • La Visa Loca (2005)
  • D' Anothers (2005) (cameo role)
  • Ako Legal Wife: Mano Po 4?! (2005)
  • Oh, My Ghost! (2006)
  • Apat Dapat, Dapat Apat (2007)
  • Pasukob (2007)
  • Desperadas (2008)
  • Manay Po 2! Overload (2008)
  • I.T.A.L.Y. (2008)
  • Desperadas 2 (2008)
  • Status: Single (2009)
  • OMG (Oh, My Girl!) (2009)
  • Kimmy Dora (2009)
  • Wapakman (2009)
  • Si Agimat at si Enteng Kabisote (2010)
  • Temptation Island (2011)
  • Ang Huling Henya (2013)
  • Raketeros (2013)

Personal life[edit]

Quinto is the eldest daughter of seven children.[citation needed] She is the second-degree cousin of Jean Garcia, who also came from That's Entertainment, and the second-degree aunt of Jennica Garcia.[citation needed]

She is a former girlfriend of singer Erik Santos.[citation needed]

The Rufa Mae-Dingdong-Jessa triangle found closure after seven-year US immigrants Dingdong Avanzado and Jessa Zaragoza arrived in the Philippines with their daughter Jayda, before doing a series of concerts in Australia. Quinto was Avanzado's exclusive date and she was a close friend of Zaragoza. Things allegedly became sour as the two friends fought over Avanzado, then both he and Zaragoza faced Quinto as Showbiz Central's Juror on July 15, 2007 in a no-holds barred interview.[1] On May 4, 2008, Quinto formally presented on Showbiz Central her Hong Kong-based American boyfriend Bobby Lopez.[2]

On August 30, 2007, burglars broke into Quinto's house in an exclusive subdivision in Quezon City; she lost valuable property worth P2 million (a watch worth P1.2 million, a laptop, and valuables from inside her bag).[3][4]

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category
2013 27th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Comedy Actress Awardee for Bubble Gang
2012 26th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Comedy Actress Awardee for Bubble Gang
2009 23rd PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Comedy Actress Awardee for Bubble Gang
2008 22nd PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Comedy Actress Awardee for Bubble Gang & Female Star of the Night
2006 20th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Comedy Actress Awardee for Hokus Pokus
2005 19th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Comedy Actress Awardee for Bubble Gang
2004 1st ENPRESS Golden Screen Entertainment TV Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Idol Ko Si Kap
2000 14th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Comedy Actress Awardee for Ispup
2000 16th PMPC Star Awards for Movies Supporting Actress for Dahil May Isang Ikaw

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