Aljur Abrenica

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Aljur Abrenica
Born
Aljur Guiang Abrenica

(1990-03-24) March 24, 1990 (age 29)
OccupationActor, singer, model, dancer
AgentGMA Artist Center (2006–2017)
ABS-CBN Entertainment (2017-present)[1]
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[2]
Spouse(s)Kylie Padilla (m. 2018)
Children1
RelativesVin Abrenica (brother)
Musical career
GenresPop
InstrumentsVocals, Guitar
Years active2006–present
LabelsGMA Records
Star Music

Aljur Guiang Abrenica[3] (born March 24, 1990) is a Filipino actor, dancer, model and singer. He appeared on the fourth season of StarStruck.[4]

Early and personal life[edit]

His father, Alfonso Abrenica Jr., was a musician, and his mother, Amor Guiang, was a member of a band. Abrenica attended Don Bosco Academy, Pampanga in high school and has said that he aspired to become a pilot by pursuing aeronautics.[3]

Abrenica is the brother of Vin Abrenica.[3] Abrenica became engaged to actress Kylie Padilla by late January 2017,[5] with whom he has a child, a boy, born on August 4, 2017.[6][7] The two dated from 2011 to 2014.[8] They dated again in September 2016.[9]

Abrenica is a practicing Born-again Christian.[10]

Career[edit]

In 2006, he joined reality-based talent search show, StarStruck, and won the "Ultimate Hunk" title. As of September 2007, Abrenica was signed with Regal Films.[11] Abrenica played Cervano/Zaido in Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan. He has also appeared in Dyesebel and Boys Nxt Door, Luna Mystica and SOP Rules. He is also named the "Next Big Male Star" by Yes! Magazine.[12]

Throughout his career in GMA, he was part of the lead cast of All My Life, The Last Prince and Machete, among others. He also starred in the film Nandito Ako...Nagmamahal Sa'Yo, produced by Regal Films. Abrenica joined in a GMA Christmas Reality show, Puso Ng Pasko: Artista Challenge.

In July 2014, Abrenica filed for a petition before the court to be released from GMA Network, stating that the direction of his career does not align with original plans. Despite this, he was still given lead roles in Kambal Sirena and Once Again. He was let go of his home network when his contract expired in March 2017. His last appearances were off-contract guest roles on shows like Bubble Gang.[13]

In August 2017, Abrenica signed an exclusive contract with ABS-CBN. He got his first lead role in the network with Asintado.[14][15]

Filmography[edit]

Television drama[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2007 Boys Nxt Door Migs
GMA Network
2007–2008 Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan Cervano / Red Zaido
2008 Mars Ravelo's Dyesebel Paolo Legaspi
2008–2009 Luna Mystica Libado
2009 Sine Novela: Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin? Miguelito "Lito" Sanchez
All My Life Jules Romualdez
2010 The Last Prince Prinsepe Almiro / Haring Almiro
Ilumina Yñigo Salcedo
2011 Pablo S. Gomez' Machete Machete / Dakila Romero
2011–2012 Amaya Dayaw
2012 Together Forever Santiago "Yago" Carion
Coffee Prince Arthur Ochoa
2013 Indio Bagandi
Prinsesa ng Buhay Ko Nicolo 'Nick' Grande
2014 Kambal Sirena Kevin Villanueva
2015 The Half Sisters Malcolm Angeles
Dangwa Lorenzo "Renz" Arguente
2016 Once Again Edgardo "Edgar" Del Mundo / Aldrin Sanchez
Usapang Real Love Kiso
2017 FPJ's Ang Probinsyano Miguel Enriquez ABS-CBN
2018 Asintado Alexander "Xander" Guerrero
Home Sweetie Home Armando
2019 Sandugo Aristotle "Aris" Reyes / Leo Balthazar

Drama anthology[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2007 Mga Kuwento ni Lola Basyang Carlos / Pedro GMA Network
2009 Dear Friend Alfred
2011 Spooky Nights Presents: The Ringtone Brix
2012 Spooky Valentine Presents: Manibela Ariel
2013 Magpakailanman: Bayarang Adonis Kristopher King
2014 Magpakailanman: Gas Mo Bukas Ko Joel Javier
2015 Wagas Edwin
Maynila: Dead na Dead Sayo Popoy
Maynila: Happily Ever After Raymond
Karelasyon: Karma Marco/Jericho
2016 Wagas April Boy Regino GMA News TV
Karelasyon: Bilin Joseph GMA Network
2017 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Tungkod Anton ABS-CBN
Wansapanataym: Louie's Biton Ralph Lorenzo
2018 Ipaglaban Mo!: Diploma Richard Domingo
Ipaglaban Mo: Dalisay Vince Hernandez

Variety and reality shows[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2006-2007 StarStruck: The Next Level Himself / Contestant / Ultimate Hunk
GMA Network
2007-2010 SOP Co-Host / Performer
2010–2013 Party Pilipinas
2011 Follow That Star Host/Himself
GMA News TV
2013–2015 Sunday All Stars Co-Host / Performer
GMA Network
2017–present ASAP
ABS-CBN
2019 Pinoy Big Brother: Otso Celebrity Star Player

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Studio
2008 Loving You Ryan Peyra Regal Entertainment
2008 I.T.A.L.Y. Budoy Pinlac GMA Films
2009 Nandito Ako Nagmamahal Sa'Yo Lorenzo "Tata" Lugod Regal Entertainment
2011 Temptation Island Alfredo Regal Entertainment and GMA Films
2012 My Kontrabida Girl Chris Bernal GMA Films
2012 D' Kilabots Pogi Brothers Weh?! Police Officer APT Entertainment
2012 Sossy Problems Benjo GMA Films
2014 Sa Ngalan ng Ama, Ina, at mga Anak Ka-Dorio Star Cinema (Aljur's 1st Star Cinema Movie)
2016 Expressway Sinag Maynila Film Festival[16]
2016 Ang Hapis at Himagsik ni Hermano Puli Hermano Puli T-Rex Entertainment Productions

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Label
2010 Aljur Abrenica – Sayang Sayang GMA Records, Sony Music

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nomination Result
2013 1st Sunday All Stars Awards Stand Out Season Performer None Won
2012 100 Sexiest Men in the Philippines Sexiest Filipino Men None Ranked # 2
2011 Ranked # 11
2010 Rank # 4
2009 Rank # 1
2006 Starstruck Season 4 Starstruck Ultimate Hunk Won
Year Award-Giving Body Category Result
2009 GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards Most Promising Male Star of Movies & TV[17] Won
2011 Yahoo! OMG! Awards Philippines Hottest Actor of the Year Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aljur 'speechless and honored' to be part of ABS-CBN". ABS-CBN News. August 1, 2017. Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  2. ^ Lo, Ricky (August 18, 2008). "Body Talk with Aljur Abrenica". The Philippine Star. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c Carballo, Bibsy M. (April 29, 2015). "Abrenica bros protect each other". The Philippine Star. Archived from the original on September 16, 2017. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
  4. ^ "Celebrity Life | GMA Entertainment - Online Home of Kapuso Shows and Stars". Gmanetwork.com.
  5. ^ "Kylie Padilla engaged to Aljur Abrenica". GMA Network. January 24, 2017.
  6. ^ News, ABS-CBN. "Kylie Padilla gives birth to baby boy". ABS-CBN News.
  7. ^ "'Little prince' ni Kylie Padilla, isinilang na". GMA News and Public Affairs (in Filipino). August 5, 2017. Retrieved August 5, 2017.
  8. ^ Serato, Arnel (January 25, 2017). "PEP LOOKBACK: The Aljur Abrenica-Kylie Padilla love story". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved January 28, 2017.
  9. ^ "PEP EXCLUSIVE. Aljur Abrenica confirms rekindled relationship with Kylie Padilla" (in Filipino). Philippine Entertainment Portal. November 4, 2016. Retrieved January 28, 2017.
  10. ^ Lo, Ricardo F. (February 21, 2018). "Tuloy ang Kasal!". The Philippine Star. Retrieved July 11, 2019.
  11. ^ "Four StarStruck 4 graduates are now certified Regal Babies". GMA News Online. September 1, 2007. Retrieved November 21, 2013.
  12. ^ "25 Stars to Watch from YES! Magazine's 'The Next Big Thing' List". Femalenetwork.com.
  13. ^ "Boy in trouble: Aljur Abrenica's contract expires, mother network lets him go". March 29, 2017. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  14. ^ "EKSKLUSIBO: Paano ba naging Kapamilya si Aljur Abrenica" (in Tagalog). August 3, 2017. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
  15. ^ "Aljur Abrenica now a Kapamilya!". August 1, 2017. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
  16. ^ "EXPRESSWAY". Sinag Maynila Film Festival. April 1, 2016. Retrieved April 6, 2016.
  17. ^ "40th Box Office Entertainment Awards given out". Pep.ph. Retrieved May 21, 2014.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Marky Cielo
StarStruck
2006 (season 4)
Succeeded by
Steven Silva