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|Born||Sharon Garcia Magdayao
October 17, 1975
|Occupation||Singer, Actress and Model|
At age nine, Morales started singing with her church choir at the St. Vincent Ferrer Parish in Bogo. This lead her to a music career. Father Fritz T. Malinao, a priest and a songwriter in his church community discovered Morales' talent and asked her to sing one of his compositions as an entry in the Cebu Pop Music Festival. The song, "Paglaum", which means "hope" in Cebuano language, won the Grand Prize and earned the Best Interpreter Award for young talents in the Philippines.
Representatives from Viva Films saw her performance and offered her a singing and acting contract. She and her family moved to Manila where she auditioned for a film career in the Philippine film industry. She changed her birth name from Sharon Garcia Magdayao to Vina Morales.
Morales' first film debut was "Nakagapos na Puso" where she co-starred with Sharon Cuneta. In her late teen years, Morales appeared in "Ang Utol Kong Hoodlum" and in "Anghel Na Walang Langit". She also appeared in "The Sarah Balabagan Story".
Morales recorded albums and performed in live concerts in the Philippines, including 2004's Mamahalin Ka Niya. She co-wrote the lyrics of a song titled Paano Kaya Magtatagpo?, along with Filipino model, actor and musician, Piolo Pascual. The music was composed by Arnel de Pano. Later, Morales and Pascual recorded the song as a duet. Other songs on the album include "Yakapin Mo Ako", Pangako and Saan Darating ang Umaga. In 2003, she held a multi-city US tour titled Vina Revealed and Vina's Hot.
Morales performed the song Yakapin Mo Ako while portraying singer Joey Albert on the biographical TV series Maalaala Mo Kaya. In 2002, she co-hosted a series of Philippine shows with Martin Nievera in the United States and Canada. She was the first Filipino to sing at the New York International Music Festival held at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas in 2003. In 2006, she also did a tour of the United States. In 2007, she starred in ABS-CBN's Maria Flordeluna, where she played Elvira. She also represented the Philippines at the 2007 Ikon Asean singing contest and won the competition.
In 2011, she played her very first antagonist role in Nasaan Ka Elisa?, a remake of the 2009 Chilean telenovela.
In 2013, she returned to television with the afternoon teleserye, May Isang Pangarap. In the same year, she later became a part of the primetime teleserye, Maria Mercedes, a remake of the 1992 Mexican telenovela.
|2000||Sagot kita: Mula ulo hanggang paa||Ma. Cecilia|
|Eto na naman ako||Ana María Ledesma|
|1999||Ang Boyfriend kong pari||Reggie|
|Ako'y ibigin mo... Lalaking matapang||Violy|
|'Di puwedeng hindi puwede!||Kristine|
|1997||Wag na wag kang lalayo|
|The Sarah Balabagan Story||Sarah Balabagan|
|Lab en Kisses||Kisses|
|1996||Huwag mong isuko ang laban||Cecilia|
|April Boys: Sana'y mahalin mo rin ako||Letty|
|1995||The Flor Contemplacion Story||Russell Contemplacion|
|1994||The Untold Story: Vizconde Massacre II - May the Lord Be with Us||Carmela Vizconde|
|Anghel na walang langit||Anghela/Anita|
|Pinagbiyak na bunga: Lookalayk||Kathy|
|Grepor Butch Belgica Story||Girlfriend No. 4|
|Ang pagbabalik ni Pedro Penduko|
|1993||Sana'y ikaw na nga||Jessica|
|Sala sa init, sala sa lamig||Trina|
|Kadenang bulaklak||Jasmin Abolencia|
|Hanggang saan hanggang kailan||Jocelyn Ilustre|
|1992||Miss na miss kita (Utol kong hoodlum II)||Bing|
|Alyas Batman en Robin||Vina|
|Maging sino ka man||Loleng|
|Ang utol kong hoodlum||Bing|
|1990||Wooly Booly 2: Ang titser kong alien|
|Teacher's Enemy No. 1||Trixie|
|Petrang Kabayo 2: Anong ganda mo! Mukha kang kabayo||Pinky|
|Tootsie Wootsie: Ang bandang walang atrasan|
|1989||Wooly Booly: Ang classmate kong alien|
|Abot hanggang sukdulan||Carmi|
|Bakit iisa lamang ang puso|
|Bondying: The Little Big Boy||Bing Bing|
|Ang lahat ng ito pati na ang langit||Maureen|
|1986||Captain Barbell||Kidnap Victim|
|Nakagapos na Puso||Mitzi Delfino|
|2013||Maria Mercedes||Magnolia Alegre||ABS-CBN|
|2013||Wansapanataym: Mommy On Duty||Flory del Rosario||ABS-CBN|
|2013||May Isang Pangarap||Karina "Kare" Rodriguez||ABS-CBN|
|2012||Wansapanataym: Yaya Yaya Puto Maya||Olivia||ABS-CBN|
|2012||Wansapanataym: Maya Aksaya||Susan||ABS-CBN|
|2012||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Belo||Jane||ABS-CBN|
|2011–2012||Nasaan Ka Elisa?||Cecilia "Cecile" Altamira de Silva||ABS-CBN|
|2011||Wansapanataym: Ulo||Mia Gonzales||ABS-CBN|
|2011||Star Circle Quest: The Search for the Next Kiddie Superstar||Herself/Judge||ABS-CBN|
|2010||Agua Bendita||Mercedes Montenegro-Cristi||ABS-CBN|
|2009||May Bukas Pa||Choir Member||ABS-CBN|
|2009||Wowowee||Herself (as a guest performer)||ABS-CBN|
|2007||Maria Flordeluna||Maria Elvira Aragoncillo-Alicante||ABS-CBN|
|2006||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Bahay||Diana del Mundo||ABS-CBN|
|2003–2004||Darating Ang Umaga||Arianna B. Cordero/Anya||ABS-CBN|
|2000||Codename: Verano||Carmela Bernardo||GMA Network|
|1987–1996||That's Entertainment||Herself||GMA Network|
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