Cherie Gil

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Cherie Gil
Born Evangeline Rose Gil Eigenmann
(1963-06-21) 21 June 1963 (age 55)[1]
Manila, Philippines [2]
Occupation Actress, comedian, singer, writer
Years active 1970–present
Rony Rogoff
(m. 1994; ann. 2008)
Children 3
Parent(s) Eddie Mesa
Rosemarie Gil
Relatives Michael de Mesa (brother)
Mark Gil (brother)
Gabby Eigenmann (nephew)
Sid Lucero (nephew)
Andi Eigenmann (niece)
Max Eigenmann (niece)[3]

Evangeline Rose Gil Eigenmann (born 21 June 1963)[4], better known by her stage name as Cherie Gil, is a Filipino actress. She has been acting in TV series, films and theatrical productions since the age of 9.[5]

Early life[edit]

Cherie Gil is the daughter of Filipino singer-actors Eddie Mesa and Rosemarie Gil, and sister of fellow actors, Michael de Mesa and the late Mark Gil. She was formerly married to Rony Rogoff, an internationally renowned violinist; the couple has two children, Bianca and Raphael.[6] She also has another child, Jeremiah David, from a previous relationship.[7] [8]


She has appeared in a number of hit teleseryes and primetime shows on ABS-CBN and GMA Network. Starred in numerous films, Tv and has performed in theater for play such as Master Class playing Maria Callas[9] (PETA) Arbol de Fuego, an adaptation of Anton Chekov's The Cherry Orchard and Full Gallop as Diana Vreeland, bestowing her the Best Actress award for her one woman portrayal in 2014.[10]

In 2000-2001 she starred in her first soap May Bukas Pa that aired on PTV-4 as part of VIva Entertainment TVs block timer and in 2002-2003 on ABS-CBN's Bituin where she resumed her vocal talents and in 2004's Marina. In 2006 she took on the role as Menang Medel in the hit TV remake of Gulong Ng Palad.

She may be best known as Lavinia Arquelles in Bituing Walang Ningning.

In 2010 she was chosen to star in the fantasy series Grazilda for GMA Network.[11] In early 2011, she joined the cast of the comedy fantasy series, Magic Palayok co starred by Carla Abellana, and Geoff Eigenmann. The series did not get picked up for asecond season after the season 1 finale which is composed of 88 episodes. The GMA Network cast her in another television show, Time of My Life.

Gil was part of 83 awardees of the Ani ng Dangal award by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), represented the Cinema category on February 29, 2016.[12] This, for simultaneously winning the Best Actress award at The ASEAN Film Festival for her role in Sonata and Best Actress in a foreign film at The Madrid Film festival for her portrayal in MANA, both in the same year.[13]



Year Title Role Notes Source
1992 Maalaala Mo Kaya Sonia Episode: "Walis Tambo"
Credited as "Cherie Gil"
1994 Bisperas ng Kasaysayan
2000-01 May Bukas Pa Divina Miguel
2000 Maalaala Mo Kaya Episode: "Postcard"
Credited as "Cherie Gil"
2001-03 Sa Puso Ko Iingatan Ka Star / Nena
2002 Bituin Carmela Gaston
2004 Marina Victoria Raymundo
2006 Bahay Mo Ba 'To? Tet Ano
2006 Now and Forever: Dangal Chandra [14]
2006 Gulong ng Palad Philomena "Menang" Medel [14]
2007 Kemis: Ke Misis Umaasa Clarisse
2007 Sineserye Presents: May Minamahal Becky Tagle
2007-08 Mars Ravelo's Lastikman Ayessa White / Frosta
2008 Carlo J. Caparas' Pieta Amanda Tupaz [7]
2009 Maalaala Mo Kaya Romana Episode: "Wheelchair"
Credited as Cherie Gil
2009-10 Katorse Doña Margaret Arcanghel [15][16]
2010 Rubi Sylvana Velasco-dela Fuente [15]
2010 Grazilda Veronne [11]
2011 Magic Palayok Yvonne Ledesma
2011 Time of My Life Martha Llorico
2012 Legacy Eva Altamirano-Alcantara
2012 Protégé: The Battle For The Big Artista Break Herself - Judge
2012 Temptation of Wife Stella Salcedo
2013 Muling Buksan Ang Puso Marietta Beltran
2014 Ikaw Lamang Señora Miranda Salazar-Hidalgo Book 1 [17]
2014 Wansapanataym Stella Tuason Episode: "My App #Boyfie"
2015 Maalaala Mo Kaya Maritess Episode: "Takure"
Credited as "Cherie Gil"
2015 The Half Sisters Magnolia McBride Extended Cast
2015 Magpakailanman Magda Episode: "Ina Ko, Bugaw Ko"
2015 Single / Single Bianca [18][19]
2016 Dolce Amore Luciana Marchesa [20][21]
2016-17 Alyas Robin Hood Margarita "Maggie" Balbuena
2017 Tadhana Madam Bilal
2017 Single/ Single Tita Bianca Cinema One [22]
2018 Sirkus La ‘Ora / Laura
2018 Onanay Helena Montenegro
2018 Barangay 143 Sophia Dubbed Voice


Year Title Role Notes Source
1970 Mo neuih Bruka Credited as "Cherie Gil"
1977 Beerhouse Corazon
1980 Gabi Ng Lagim Ngayon La Luna
1980 Manila By Night Kano
1980 Puga
1980 Deadly Brothers
1982 Oro, Plata, Mata Trining Ojeda [23]
1982 Gaano Kadalas Ang Minsan
1983 M.I.B.:Men in Brief Diana
1984 Sa Hirap At Ginhawa Karen
1984 Imortal Natasha Quintana
1985 Bagets 2 Marinel Credited as "Cherie Gil"
1985 Kailan Sasabihing Mahal Kita? Arianne Velez
1985 Bituing Walang Ningning Lavinia Arguelles
1986 Palimos ng Pag-ibig Verna Castillo
1986 Sana'y Wala Nang Wakas Monique Versoza
1987 Saan Nagtatago Ang Pag-ibig? Zeny
1989 Rosenda Ria
1989 Kahit Wala Ka Na Debbie
1989 Ang Bukas Ay Akin Miriam
1989 Ang Babaeng Nawawala Sa Sarili Oliva
1990 Nagsimula Sa Puso Charie Credited as "Cherie Gil"
1990 Trese Angie
1992 Ngayon At Kailanman Donna Benitez
1994 Sana ay Ikaw na Nga Shirley Evangelista
1994 Wating Anya
1994 Darna: Ang Pagbabalik Valentina
2000 Ika-13 Kapitulo Marge [24]
2000 Sugatang Puso Miriam [25][26][24]
2003 My First Romance Jackie's mother
2004 Lastikman: Unang Banat Lastika
2006 Donsol Mars
2009 Agaton & Mindy Tanya [27]
2010 Working Girls Amanda Dela Vega
2010 Father Jejemon Violeta
2012 Sosy Problems Martina Bertrand
2013 A Moment In Time Karen Linden
2013 Ang Huling Henya Chief Gabriel Uncredited
2013 Sonata Regina Cadena Also producer (as My Own Mann)
2013 Ekstra Herself / Doña Beatriz
2015 Mana Sandra
2015 Baka Siguro Yata Remy
2015 Para sa Hopeless Romantic Miss Katigbak
2016 A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery Babae / Tikbalang [28]
2018 Kasal


Year Title Role Notes Source
2006 Doubt: A Parable Sister Aloysius Carlos P. Romulo Theater [14][29]
2006 Sound of Music The Baroness Repertory Phil [30]
2008 Master Class Maria Callas Carlos P. Romulo Theater [31]
2012 NINE Liliane le Fleur for Atlantis [32]
2014 Arbol de Fuego Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) Theater
2014 Full Gallop Diana Vreeland Carlos P. Romulo Theater [33]
2016 Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Masha Repertory Phil [34]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Work Award Category Result Source
1985 God... Save Me! Metro Manila Film Festival Best Supporting Actress Won
1989 Imortal Metro Manila Film Festival Best Supporting Actress Won
2000 Sugatang Puso Metro Manila Film Festival Best Supporting Actress Won
2006 Gulong ng Palad PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Drama Actress Nominated
2014 Sonata 11th Golden Screen Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Drama) Nominated
2014 A Moment in Time' FAMAS Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2014 Muling Buksan Ang Puso PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Drama Supporting Actress Nominated [35]
2015 Mana Madrid International Film Festival Best Actress Won [23]


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  6. ^ "IN PHOTOS: Have you seen Cherie Gil's Drop Dead Gorgeous Son, Raphael Eigenmann Rogoff?". GMA News Online. 26 July 2016. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
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  11. ^ a b "Cherie Gil: Demonic on Cam, Iconic off Cam". Manila Bulletin. 10 September 2010. Retrieved 12 July 2018 – via HighBeam Research. (Subscription required (help)).
  12. ^ "Ani ng Dangal Awardees Announced". The Manila Times. 20 February 2016. Retrieved 18 March 2016.
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  14. ^ a b c Kalaw, Ana G. (11 October 2006). "Cherie Gil: 43 and Loving It". Shopsifted. The Philippine Star. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  15. ^ a b Quintos, Napoleon (9 February 2010). "Cherie Gil Keeps a Good Friendship with her Ex-husband Roni Rogoff". Showbuzz Feature. ABS-CBN. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  16. ^ Siazon, Rachelle (14 August 2009). "Cherie Gil says Erich Gonzales is a Good Actress". ABS-CBN. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  17. ^ "Meet the powerhouse cast of Ikaw Lamang". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved February 11, 2014.
  18. ^ "Kilig in the air with Premiere of Single/Single Season 2". The Philippine Star. 15 May 2016. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
  19. ^ Salterio, Leah C. (10 September 2015). "Single/Single: Someone like her, Someone like Him". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 28 September 2015.
  20. ^ "'Dolce Amore': Luciana's Dark Past Brings Light on Tenten's Origin". ABS-CBN News. 13 April 2016. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  21. ^ "Meet the Characters of 'Dolce Amore'". Star Cinema. 15 February 2016. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
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  23. ^ a b "Cherie Gil Signs Up for 'A Thousand Tears'". Manila Bulletin. 16 October 2016. Retrieved 12 July 2018 – via HighBeam Research. (Subscription required (help)).
  24. ^ a b Umerez, Remy M. (23 December 2000). "Winninng Still Matters to the Winningest Actor". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 18 October 2016 – via Google News.
  25. ^ Salterio, Leah (19 December 2000). "Not Pining for an Award". Showbiz Tidbits. Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 18 October 2016 – via Google News.
  26. ^ Salterio, Leah (10 December 2000). "I Hope Laurice Guillien Wins the Best Director Award—Joey Reyes". Showbiz Tidbits. Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 18 October 2016 – via Google News.
  27. ^ Oliveros, Oliver (25 May 2009). "Chase Vega Learns to Dance from Cherie Gil in Agaton & Mindy". pep. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  28. ^ "Movie Review: 'Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis': A Passionate Film about the Fate of the Philippines". GMA News Online. 27 March 2016. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  29. ^ Boy Abunda (31 May 2006). "Cherie Gil Sheds Villaness Persona for Doubt". The Philippine Star. Archived from the original on 19 December 2008. Retrieved 16 December 2009.
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  31. ^ "Cherie Gil as Maria Callas in 'Master Class'". Manila Bulletin. 20 October 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2018 – via HighBeam Research. (Subscription required (help)).
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  33. ^ "Cherie Gil, Our Meryl Streep". Manila Bulletin. 21 March 2014. Retrieved 12 July 2018 – via HighBeam Research. (Subscription required (help)).
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  35. ^ "28th Star Awards for Television Nominees Revealed". pep. 5 November 2014. Retrieved 6 November 2014.

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