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|Born||María Carmina Muñiz Villarroel
August 17, 1975
|Other names||Carmina Villarroel Legaspi
|Spouse(s)||Rustom Padilla aka BB Gandanghari (m. 1994 - annulled 2002)
Zoren Legaspi (m. 2012 - present)
|Children||María Cassandra "Cassy" Muñiz Legaspi
Maverick Peter "Mavy" Muñiz Legaspi
María Carmina Muñiz Legaspi (née Villarroel) (born August 17, 1975), better known by her screen name Carmina Villarroel or sometimes credited as Carmina Villarroel Legaspi, is a Filipina actress, television presenter, and former model.
- 1 Career
- 2 Filmography
- 3 Awards and nominations
- 4 Personal life
- 5 References
- 6 External links
1986–1996; Early years
Villarroel made her first television appearance in the now defunct show That's Entertainment, up until 1996 on GMA Network. A year later in 1987, she began co-hosting in Eat Bulaga, which at the time was ran on Radio Philippines Network and ABS-CBN. Later, she gained her first main role in Palibhasa Lalake as Cathy. After five years of participating in the show, Villarroel played her first antagonist role in Abangan Ang Susunod Na Kabanata in 1991 up until 1997.
1997; Antagonist roles and Esperanza
Villarroel then portrayed the role of Cynthia Salazar aka Rosella Salgado in the hit primetime television series Esperanza, opposite of Judy Ann Santos, portraying main antagonist of the series till 1999. Star Cinema then distributed a film based movie of the same name in 1999, and she reprised her role as Cynthia and Rosella. In that same year, Villarroel played another antagonist role in !Oka Tokat, as Carmela de Dios.
1998–2002; Leading, popularity and breakthrough roles
After almost 11 years of working with ABS-CBN, Villarroel returned to her home network GMA Network and starred in Ganyan Kita Kamahal, as Eloisa Espiritu. This marks Villarroel's first lead roles. Then Villarroel joined the cast of Halik Sa Apoy and played another lead role as Attorney Alyssa, the main protagonist of the series.
After a year of her career on hiatus, she returned to ABS-CBN to star in Recuerdo de Amor with co-star Diether Ocampo, which gained immense popularity. Villarroel was given critical acclaim for her portrayal as Luisa and Rebecca. Returning to the network, she became a co-hostess in 2002 to 2003 in Morning Girls with Kris and Korina, alongside with Box-Office Queen Kris Aquino and actress/news anchor Korina Sanchez.
2003–2011; Supporting and minor roles
In 2003, Villarroel played the role of Primavera Grande and main antagonist of the series in Narito Ang Puso Ko. She then became a co-hostess in the talk show SiS. For that work, Villarroel won the award of Best Celebrity Talk Show. During 2005, Villarroel was a part of the remake series of Mars Ravelo's Darna, as Sabrina or Sulfura.
Later she played a minor role in Majika in 2006 as Ayesa. In 2009, Villarroel went back to ABS-CBN to star in an episode of the drama anthology series Maalaala Mo Kaya. She then went back to GMA Network to star as the younger version of Susan Roces, Remedios Dionisio, in Sana Ngayong Pasko. Then in 2010, Villarroel was part of The Last Prince as Reyna Lamara. With portraying supporting roles for the past years, Villarroel got her first main role once again in Pepito Manaloto as Maricar del Valle. She then hosted the show Love ni Mister, Love ni Misis.
In 2011, she guested on Munting Heredera, the television series starring veteran actress Gloria Romero. She played the role of Alyssa. Later during that year, Villarroel portrayed a lead role in Pahiram ng Isang Ina, as Emily Martinez after 13 years.
2012–2014; Return to ABS-CBN 2
With two years in working with GMA Network, Villarroel returned to its rival network ABS-CBN to co-host in Showbiz Inside Report until 2013. In 2012, she guested on It's Showtime, and Lorenzo's Time as Kat-Kat Gonzalez, opposite of Zaijian Jaranilla. Villarroel later guested on Toda Max as Chef Mina. A wedding special for her wedding with Zoren Legaspi was named Zoren-Carmina: Always Forever, A Wedding Like No Other. Their celebrity and non-celebrity friends attended their wedding.
Villarroel then became part of the cast of May Isang Pangarap and played the role of Nessa Francisco. After May Isang Pangarap, she joined the reformatted The Buzz now called Buzz ng Bayan. Villarroel co-hosted with Janice de Belen She later became part of Got to Believe, opposite Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, as Juliana Manansala, to 2014.
2015–present; Recent roles
After the success of Got to Believe in 2013-14 with the final episode rating if 25.3%, Villarroel went back to primetime to star in the critically acclaimed telenovela Bridges of Love which had aired overseas to Latin American countries including Peru. She played the role of Alexa Antonio the second main antagonist of the series, opposite Edu Manzano, Maja Salvador, Paulo Avelino and Jericho Rosales. The series premiered on March 16, 2015 and concluded on August 7, 2015 with a total of 103 episodes.
Later in 2015, after the ending of Bridges of Love, Villarroel went back to daytime on Kapamilya Gold afternoon block to star in Doble Kara, as Lucille Acosta-Dela Rosa, the main antagonist of the series. She received a nomination for the 30th PMPC Star Awards for Best Drama Supporting Actress, along with co-star, Julia Montes, who portrayed Kara Dela Rosa and Sara Suarez.
|2017||La Luna Sangre||Alondra Delgado||ABS-CBN|
|Doble Kara||Lucille Acosta-Dela Rosa|
|2016-2017||Till I Met You||Cassandra "Cass/Mama Cass" Bermudo-Duico|
|2015-2016||Doble Kara||Lucille Acosta-Dela Rosa|
|2015||Bridges of Love||Alexa Almeda-Antonio / Alexa Almeda-Meyers|
|2013-2014||Got to Believe||Juliana San Juan-Manansala|
|Buzz ng Bayan||Herself|
|2013||May Isang Pangarap||Vanessa "Nessa" Francisco|
|2012||Wansapanataym: Perfect Gift||Joanna|
|Zoren-Carmina: Always Forever, A Wedding Like No Other||Herself|
|Toda Max||Chef Mina|
|Lorenzo's Time||Kathy "Kat-Kat" Gonzales-Montereal|
|2012-2013||Showbiz Inside Report|
|2011||Pahiram ng Isang Ina||Emily Martinez||GMA Network|
|2010-2011||Love ni Mister, Love ni Misis||Herself|
|2010-2012||Pepito Manaloto||Maricar del Valle|
|2010||The Last Prince||Reyna Lamara|
|2009||Sana Ngayong Pasko||Young Remedios Dionisio|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Reseta||Judith||ABS-CBN|
|2008||Codename: Asero||Sandy/Lady Q.||GMA Network|
|2007-2008||MariMar||Dra. Rhia Concepcion||GMA Network|
|2005||Mars Ravelo's Darna||Sabrina / Sulfura|
|2003-2004||Narito Ang Puso Ko||Ava "Primavera" Grande|
|2002-2003||Morning Girls with Kris and Korina||Herself||ABS-CBN|
|2001-2003||Recuerdo de Amor||Luisa Arellano / Rebecca Stuart|
|1998-1999||Halik Sa Apoy||Atty. Alyssa Lambino / Celine||GMA Network|
|1998||Ganyan Kita Kamahal||Eloisa Espiritu|
|1997-2002||!Oka Tokat||Carmela de Dios †||ABS-CBN|
|1997-1999||Esperanza||Atty. Cynthia Salazar † / Rosella Salgado †|
|1996-2000||Oki Doki Doc||George aka "Dyords"|
|1991-1997||Abangan Ang Susunod Na Kabanata||Elizabeth Delos Santos||ABS-CBN|
|1987-1995||Eat Bulaga!||Herself||RPN / ABS-CBN|
|1986-1996||That's Entertainment||GMA Network|
|2015||Everyday I Love You||Gina||Star Cinema|
|2012||One More Try||Dra. Chesca|
|2011||The Road||Carmela||GMA Films|
|2010||Shake, Rattle and Roll 12||Head Nurse||Regal Entertainment|
|2003||Mano Po 2: My Home||Janet||Regal Entertainment|
|2002||Cass & Cary: Who Wants To Be A Billionaire?||Michelle|
|2000||Minsan Ko Lang Sasabihin||Monique|
|Minsan Minahal Kita||Jackie|
|1999||Esperanza: The Movie||Attorney Cynthia Salazar / Rosella Salgado|
|Lalaban Ako Hanggang Sa Huling Hininga|
|Sumigaw Ka Hanggang Gusto Mo||Claire / Carrie|
|1998||Ang Erpat Kong Astig||Celia|
|Kahit Mabuhay Kang Muli||Gel|
|1997||Ipaglaban Mo: The Movie (Part 2)||Belen|
|1996||Oki Doki Doc: The Movie||George|
|Maruja||Maruja Isabel Sevilla / Nina Concepcion|
|Bayarang Puso||Christine Sanvictores|
|1993||Tom & Jerry: Hindi Kaming Hayop|
|Hindi Kita Malilimutan|
|1992||Guwapings: The First Adventure|
|Hanggang May Buhay||Joy|
|Iisa Pa Lamang||Cynthia|
|Yakapin Mo Akong Muli|
|1991||Anak ni Janice|
|Underage Too||Carmina||Regal Films|
|Dr. Potpot Travels to the Moon|
|Kailan Ka Magiging Akin||Tess|
|Secrets of Pura|
|1990||Shake, Rattle & Roll II||Tiffany||Regal Films|
|Tora Tora, Bang Bang Bang|
|Last Two Minutes||Carmina||Regal Films|
|Kapag Langit ang Humatol||Bernadette|
|1989||Supermouse and the Roborats||Juliets|
|Regal Shocker: The Movie|
|Kapag Puso Ang Naghari|
|Pinulot Ka Lang Sa Lupa||young Angel|
Awards and nominations
|Year||Award||Result||Television Show / Movie|
|1996||Best Supporting Actress||Won||Bayarang Puso|
|2009||Star Awards for Television 2009|
|2009||Best Single Performance by an Actress||Won||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Reseta|
|Best Reality Program||Won||Day Off|
|Best Celebrity Talk Show||Won||SiS|
Villarroel married her partner Zoren Legaspi on November 15, 2012; the couple had their twins Maverick Peter and María Cassandra on January 6, 2001 in the United States. Legaspi planned a surprise proposal and civil wedding with the help of their families and the network. The ceremony was later air the following Saturday as the television special Zoren-Carmina: Always Forever, A Wedding Like No Other. The idea of a surprise proposal followed by a flashmob-style instant wedding was inspired by a remarkably similar episode of the US television programme Mobbed, hosted by Howie Mandel.
- 'Esperanza on TFCnow
- Marriage proposal ni Zoren, tinanggap ni Carmina
- Carmina Villarroel excited about playing "leading lady" to Zaijian Jaranilla in her first soap as Kapamilya returnee (Pep.ph, 17.04.12)
- Zaijan plays kid with progeria in next soap (ABS-CBN News, 17.04.12)
- Villaroel does not mind playing opposite younger leading men (Push.com.ph, 14.04.12)
- "Zoren and Carmina's Wedding". ABS-CBN. Retrieved November 19, 2012.
- "Zoren Carmina wedding: Carmina walks down the aisle". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved November 25, 2012.
- ABS-CBN launches newest child stars in 'May Isang Pangarap' | ABS-CBN News
- "Two singing child stars to be introduced via ABS-CBN's May Isang Pangarap". Philippine Entertainment Portal. 4 January 2014. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
- Arniel C. Serato (October 14, 2013). "Charlene-Gonzalez-Muhlach, Toni Gonzaga out in reformatted The Buzz; Janice de Belen and Carmina Villarroel in.". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved May 16, 2014.
- "'Go to Believe treats fans; show ends Friday night - Inquirer Entertainment".
- "Kantar Media: Nationwide TV Ratings - March 7, 2014 (Friday) - LionhearTV".
- BRIDGES OF LOVE Full Trailer: This March on ABS CBN!
- "Bridges of Love" fights for family, identity, and love on Primetime TV
- "Bridges of Love" sizzles on primetime TV, grips viewers' interest with fierce, fast-paced narrative
- Maja, John Lloyd, Jericho in one soap opera
- John Lloyd at Jericho mag-aagawan kay Maja
- Paulo Avelino replaces Xiam Lim on 'Bridges of Love'
- Sampayan, Anj (October 8, 2016). "Heart, Jennylyn, Kim, Julia, Liza, Nadine, Dawn nominated for Best Drama Actress at Star Awards for TV". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved October 9, 2016.