|Born||Marie Rachel Salman Taleon
March 4, 1969
|Occupation||Actress, television host, commercial model|
|Spouse(s)||Antonio Lagdameo, Jr. (m. 1997)|
|Parent(s)||Jose Fazil Taleon (father)
Maria Cleofe Salman (mother)
|Relatives||Jed Madela (cousin)|
Early life and career
Zulueta holds the distinction of winning both the Filipino Academy of Movies Arts and Sciences (FAMAS) awards for Best Lead Actress (Hihintayin Kita sa Langit) and Best Supporting Actress (Una Kang Naging Akin) in 1991. She also won the Supporting Actress of the Year in the Film Academy of the Philippines for Una Kang Naging Akin. She was also declared by the Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Foundation Entertainment Award as the Box Office Queen of 1994 for starring in that year's highest-grossing film: The Maggie Dela Riva Story...God Why Me?
The only person in Philippine movie history to ever bag two acting awards in a single ceremony from any awards night (Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress in the 1991 FAMAS Awards).
Her other Best Actress honors include the 1993 Metro Manila Film Festival for Kung Mawawala Ka Pa; 1993 FAMAS for Kung Mawawala Ka Pa; and 1994 Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) Star Awards for Movies for Buhay ng Buhay Ko. Further, she has received multiple nominations (for both lead and supporting roles) from the prestigious Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino (MPP) Gawad Urian.
In 1996, Zulueta starred with 90's rising star and former child star Sheryl Cruz and 1994 Beauty Queen Charlene Gonzales in the hit drama-vengeance film Ikaw Naman Ang Iiyak for Viva Films in a lead role as Elaine, which became a career booster as a lead actress. In the same year, Zulueta was cited in a Manila Times article as the 10th Best Filipino Actress from 1970 to 1996. In addition, a 1999 Manila Standard article named her as one of the Top 10 Actresses of the 1990s.
In 2010, Zulueta took the lead role in a stage musical, A Little Night Music. In 2011, she made a comeback television show the remake of Mula Sa Puso, which she's plays Margda, who originally played by Jaclyn Jose.
Zulueta studied at Assumption Convent (elementary) and Colegio de Santa Rosa Makati (high school).
- Nakagapos na Puso (1986) as Meldy
- Bondying (1988)
- One Day Isang Araw (1988)
- Paano Tatakasan ang Bukas (1988)
- Isang Bala Isang Buhay (1989) as Dolores
- Bakit Iisa Lamang ang Puso (1989) as Diana
- Kasalanan Bang Sambahin Ka? (1990) as Grace
- Pangarap na Ginto (1990)
- Hindi Pahuhuli ng Buhay (1990)
- Una Kang Naging Akin (1991) as Vanessa
- Hihintayin Kita sa Langit (1991) as Carmina
- Alyas Batman en Robin (1991) as Wonder Woman
- Iisa Pa Lamang (1992) as Clara
- Apoy sa Puso (1992)
- Hanggang May Buhay (1992)
- Akin ang Pangarap mo (1992) as Alita
- Saan Ka Man Naroroon (1993) as Amanda
- Paniwalaan Mo (1993) as Loren
- Kung Mawawala Ka Pa (1993) as Marisa
- Huwag Kang Umiyak Sa Dagat (1993)
- The Cecilia Masagca Story: Antipolo Massacre (1994)
- Chinatown 2: The Vigilantes (1994)
- Buhay ng Buhay Ko (1994)
- Maginaw ang Pagibig Mo (1994)
- The Maggie Dela Riva Story...God Why Me? (1994) as Maggie Dela Riva
- Sana'y Laging Magkapiling (1994)
- Lagalag: The Eddie Fernandez Story (1994) as Dulce
- Wanted Perfect Father (1994) as Lily
- The Annabelle Huggins Story: Mea Culpa (1995) as Annabelle
- Patayin Sa Sindak Si Barbara (1995) as Ruth
- Salamat sa Lotto (1995)
- Bakit May Kahapon Pa? (1996)
- Ikaw Naman ang Iiyak (1996) as Elaine
- Lahar:Paraisong Abo (1997)
- To Saudi with Love (1997)
- Itataya ko ang Buhay Ko (1997) as Andrea
- Filipinas (2003) as Gloria
- Magkaibigan (2008) as Teresa
- Sigwa (2010) as Dolly
- Catch Me, I'm in Love (2011) as First Lady Elena Rodriguez
- Ang Nawawala (2012) as Esme Bonifacio
- She's Dating The Gangster (2014) as older Athena Dizon
- The Love Affair (2015) as Trisha
|Year||Title||Role(s)||Type of Role||Network|
|2015-present||You're My Home||Marian Angeles-Fontanilla||Main role||ABS-CBN|
|2015||Kapamilya, Deal or No Deal||Herself||Celebrity Player|
|2014||Mars Ravelo's Dyesebel||Lucia Reyes||Supporting role|
|2013||Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin||Zenaida Dizon / Zenaida Ramirez||Main role|
|Minute to Win It||Herself||Celebrity Contestant|
|Binibining Pilipinas 2013||Herself||Co-hostess|
|2012||Toda Max||SPO3 Emily Mapaginitan||Guest appearance|
|Walang Hanggan||Emilia "Emily" Cardenas-Guidiotti / Emilia "Emily" Cardenas-Montenegro||Main role|
|2011||Mula Sa Puso||Magdalena "Magda" Trinidad-Pereira||Main role|
|2009||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Tsinelas||Lina Simples||Episode guest|
|2008||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Sulat||Malou||Episode guest|
|2007-2008||Mars Ravelo's Lastikman||Ruth Abelgas||Supporting role|
|2006||Encantadia: Pag-ibig Hanggang Wakas||Ynang Reyna Minea||Special participation||GMA|
|Now and Forever: Duyan||Adea||Lead role|
|2004||Encantadia||Ynang Reyna Minea||Special participation|
|Forever in My Heart||Stella Carbonel||Main role / Antagonist|
|2001-2003||The Price Is Right||Herself||Co-hostess||TV5|
|1995||Okey Ka Fairy Ko!||Faye||Main role|
Awards and nominations
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|1993||19th Metro Manila Film Festival ||Best Festival Actress||Kung Mawawala Ka Pa||Won|
|1995||25th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards||Box Office Queen||The Maggie Dela Riva Story||Won|
|2010||24th PMPC Star Awards for TV||Best Single Performance by an Actress||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Tsinelas||Nominated|
|2011||ASAP Pop Viewers' Choice Awards||Pop Female Fashionista||Magazine Category||Won|
|2012||26th PMPC Star Awards for TV||Best Drama Actress||Walang Hanggan||Nominated|
|2013||GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards ||All Time Favorite Love Team on Movies and TV (with Richard Gomez)||Walang Hanggan||Won|
|2013||Golden Screen TV Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Drama Series||Walang Hanggan||Nominated|
|2014||28th PMPC Star Awards for TV||Best Drama Actress (with Cristine Reyes)||Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin||Nominated|
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