Agot Isidro

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Agot Isidro
Born Maria Margarita Amada Fteha Isidro
(1966-07-20) July 20, 1966 (age 51)
Marikina City, Philippines
Occupation Actress, singer, TV host
Years active 1990–present
Agent Star Magic (1990/1993; 1995/2007; 2008/2012; 2014-present)
GMA Artist Center (1993/1995; 2007/2012/2014)
Height 5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Spouse(s) Manu Sandejas (m. 2000–2010)

Agot Isidro (born July 20, 1966) is a Filipina recording personality. Born as Maria Margarita Amada Fteha Isidro, she is the fourth of the six children of Jose Isidro, an architect, and Palestinian mother Edwarta Fteha. She graduated from the University of the Philippines, Diliman with a bachelor's degree in interior design. Isidro also pursued Fashion Buying and Merchandising at Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, where she graduated as magna cum laude. She also has a master's degree in communication from the Ateneo de Manila University.

Isidro started as a back-up singer together with her sisters Olive Cruz and Tina Isorena in the Sharon Cuneta Show. She was urged by Johnny Manahan or Mr. M to fill in for then pregnant Melissa de Leon in the noon time show 'Sang Linggo nAPO Sila. She was like a breath of fresh air and people started noticing her, hence, the moniker "Crush ng Bayan" or "the people's crush". She is best known for her role as Ingrid Martinez in the 2009 hit television series, Tayong Dalawa.

In 2012, she transferred to GMA Network and signed an exclusive contract in Kapuso Network, her first major project was the television series of GMA Network entitled, One True Love. She later returned to her original home network, ABS-CBN in 2013 as she makes a comeback project via Muling Buksan Ang Puso, starring Julia Montes, Enrique Gil and Enchong Dee.

Early life[edit]

Isidro grew up in Marikina along with her parents and siblings. She is the youngest among the girls and considered herself as "daddy's girl". Growing up, she never saw herself as beautiful because of her ethnic features as a child. Isidro was skinny, dark-skinned, black hair, and has knobby knees compared to her siblings who were light-skinned and has brown hair. Because of her looks, she was teased a lot by her siblings and relatives, which left her emotionally scarred.[1]

After graduating college in UP Diliman, she left home and pursued a degree in Fashion Buying and Merchandising in the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. New Yorkers were fascinated by her ethnic features, which gave Isidro a boost of confidence and self-esteem. Living alone, she felt really homesick and struggled to make ends meet with her allowance given by her parents. However, Isidro was determined to prove that she can live alone in the Big Apple so she focused on school and would later graduate with a Magna Cumlaude under her belt.[2]

When she entered showbizness at age 25, she was like a breath of fresh air to the Filipino audience. Her beauty and talent stood out and was given the title as "crush ng bayan" or "people's crush" because of her girl-next-door persona. Isidro continued to rise as a talent and was given numerous projects including recording albums, movies, television, and theater. Up to this date, she is considered to be one of the most beautiful women and best dressed celebrity in the Philippines.

TV Commercial[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Source
1990 The Sharon Cuneta Show Herself / Co-hostess
1991-98 Sa Linggo nAPO Sila Herself / Hostess
1991 Mana Mana Agot
1993 Oki Doki Doc Alex Macunatan
1993 GMA Telecine Specials Various roles
1993 Spotlight Presents: Agot Isidro Herself / Various roles
1992-02 Oka Tokat Corona "Rona" Catacutan del Fierro Lead role [3]
2004 Marina Sheila Corrales-Sandico / Dugyot
2005-06 Search for the Star in a Million Herself / Judge
2005 Mga Anghel Na Walang Langit Aling Pilar
2006-07 Komiks Presents: Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko Bukang Liwayway
2007 Komiks Presents: Si Pedro Penduko at ang mga Engkantao Reyna Bukang Liwayway
2007 Rounin Naya Main antagonist [4]
2007 Celebrity Duets: Philippine Edition Herself / Performer
2008 Maalaala Mo Kaya Lina Episode: "Mansyon"
2008 Lobo Nessa Blancaflor-Raymundo [5]
2009 Tayong Dalawa Ingrid Martinez-Garcia/Cardenas Main antagonist [6]
2010 Tanging Yaman First Lady Marcela Policarpio [7][8][9]
2010 1DOL Laura Suarez
2011 Agimat: Ang Mga Alamat ni Ramon Revilla Veronica Gutierrez Episode: "Bianong Bulag"
2011 Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin young Remedios Sebastiano
2011 100 Days to Heaven Diana
2011-12 Nasaan Ka Elisa? Dana Altamira [10][11]
2012 E-Boy Ria Villareal
2012 One True Love Leila Samonte Main antagonist
2012 Paroa: Ang Kuwento ni Mariposa Amalia de Guzman
2013 Indio Linang
2013 Vampire Ang Daddy Ko Adelle
2013 Magpakailanman Norma Diwa Episode: "Sex for Sale"
2013 Muling Buksan Ang Puso Carissa Beltran-Dela Vega Main antagonist [12]
2013 Titser Teacher Sandra
2014 Carmela: Ang Pinakamagandang Babae Sa Mundong Ibabaw Amanda Fernandez
2014-15 Bagito Sylvia Samson-Lorenzo Main antagonist [13][14][15]
2015-17 Ang Probinsyano Verna Syquia-Tuazon

Movies[edit]

Year Title[16] Character/Role
2013 Mga Anino ng Kahapon Irene
2012 One More Try Marga
Sossy Problems Glory
2011 My House Husband: Ikaw Na! Cynthia
Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow Agnes
Mga Mumunting Lihim Sandra
Way Back Home Amelia/Amy Santiago
2009 Ang Darling Kong Aswang Ayah
Patient X Myrna
2008 Huling Pasada
2007 Nars Marissa
2006 Tulad ng Dati Beth Pangan
1998 April, May June April
1997 Ipaglaban Mo: The Movie II
Da Best in Da West Leah
I Do, I Die! Dyos Ko Day Helena Mendiola
1995 Oki-doki Dok Alex
1994 Pangako ng Kahapon Elizabeth
1993 May Minamahal Trina
Padilla (Bala Lang ang Katapat mo!) Atty. Joan Sanchez
Kalabog En Bosyo

Theater[edit]

Isidro made her theatrical debut in August 2003 with Honk!, a musical inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's "The Ugly Duckling." Isidro played Ida, the mother of the "ugly duckling" played by Rajo Laurel.[17] The musical was under Trumpets Production and was directed by Chari Arespacochaga. Honk! was held at the Meralco Theater on August 1 till September 7 of 2003.[18]

After her Honk! debut, Isidro starred in Atlantis Production's "Baby The Musical" on August 2004. She played Pam Sakarian, a basketball coach in her 30s opposite Jett Pangan, who played her husband Nick Sakarian. The story involves the couple's struggle to conceive after being married for two years. The couple found out that Pam was pregnant but later realized that it was the wrong Mrs. Sakarian, Nick's sister-in-law.[19] The play was directed by Bobby Garcia and was held at the Meralco Theater.[20]

Discography[edit]

  • 1994 Sa Isip Ko
  • 1995 Hush
  • 1996 The Best of Agot Isidro
  • 1997 Winds Of Change
  • 1999 Best In Me
  • 2006 The Island
  • 2006 Silver Series
  • 2009 White Lace and Promises
  • 2015 (soon) Ikaw Parin

Singles[edit]

  • Everyday
  • Sa Isip Ko
  • Beginning Today
  • Sandali Na Lang
  • Loving You

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Giving Body Award/Nomination/Category Nominated work Result
2014 Golden Screen TV Awards Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Single Drama/Telemovie Program Magpakailanman Nominated
2013 37th Gawad Urian Awards Best Actress Mga Anino ng Kahapon Nominated
ENPRESS Golden Screen Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Drama) Mga Mumunting Lihim Nominated
39th Metro Manila Film Festival New Wave Best Actress Mga anino ng kahapon Won
2011 8th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival–Director's Showcase Best Actress / Supporting Actress
(with Judy Ann Santos, Iza Calzado and Janice de Belen)
Mga Mumunting Lihim Won
2009 35th Metro Manila Film Festival Best Supporting Actress Ang Darling Kong Aswang Nominated
23rd PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Drama Actress Tayong Dalawa Nominated
33rd Gawad Urian Awards Best Supporting Actress Huling Pasada Nominated
2007 31st Gawad Urian Awards Best Supporting Actress Tulad ng dati Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.philstar.com:8080/entertainment/214040/ugly-duckling-now-swan
  2. ^ http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/image/entertainment/06/01/15/ikaw-na-12-celebs-who-were-school-achievers-3
  3. ^ Santos, Rhea Manila (2011-07-17). "Makisig Morales shares why he enjoys bonding with his siblings on weekends". Showbuzz: Celeb Highlight. ABS-CBN. Retrieved 2011-07-23. 
  4. ^ "ABS-CBN launches biggest TV project" "Khaleej Times", Last Retrieved March 27, 2007.
  5. ^ "Behind the scenes of "Lobo"". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 2013-12-30. 
  6. ^ "'Tayong Dalawa' premieres on January 19". ABS-CBN Interactive. January 8, 2009. Retrieved March 23, 2009. 
  7. ^ Siazon, Rachelle (2009-11-21). "ABS-CBN unveils 2010 show line-up". Showbuzz Feature. ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 2009-12-15. 
  8. ^ Tanging Yaman: Feature Article retrieved via www.abs-cbn.com 01-11-2010
  9. ^ Tanging Yaman: Cast and Character retrieved via www.abs-cbn.com 01-11-2010
  10. ^ Nasaan ka Elisa? premieres on Primetime Bida tonight retrieved via www.abs-cbn.com 09-11-2011
  11. ^ Nasaan Ka Elisa and Maria la del Barrio lead stars will grace March 13 episode of ASAP Rocks retrieved March 11, 2011 via PEP.ph
  12. ^ MULING BUKSAN ANG PUSO Full Trailer
  13. ^ noringai (Noreen Capili). "BAGITO". Wattpad. Retrieved November 18, 2014. 
  14. ^ "BAGITO Full Trailer". ABS-CBN Entertainment. YouTube. November 14, 2014. Retrieved November 18, 2014. 
  15. ^ Bagito’s pilot episode trends on Twitter
  16. ^ "Agot Isidro on IMDB". IMDB. Retrieved 2009-02-26. 
  17. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1370&dat=20030506&id=46kVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=lQsEAAAAIBAJ&pg=1717,727189&hl=en
  18. ^ http://www.newsflash.org/2003/05/sb/sb002898.htm
  19. ^ https://jgifederizo.wordpress.com/tag/agot-isidro/
  20. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2479&dat=20040820&id=Rlo1AAAAIBAJ&sjid=kyUMAAAAIBAJ&pg=1986,25045504&hl=en

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