Ella Cruz

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Ella Cruz
Ella Cruz from Dilim Movie in the Making.jpg
Ella Cruz in 2014 promotional short about the making of Dilim
Born Gabriela Annjane Umali Cruz
(1996-08-17) August 17, 1996 (age 19)
Angat, Bulacan
Nationality Filipino
Occupation Actress
Years active 2006–present
Agent Star Magic (2007-2009; 2012-2015)
GMA Artist Center (2005-2011)
Viva Artist Agency (2015-present)

Gabriela Annjane Umali Cruz,[1][2] known as Ella Cruz (born August 17, 1996 in Angat, Bulacan, Philippines) is a Filipina actress, product endorser, host, commercial & promotional model, and dancer. She is the cousin of GMA artist talent Bianca Umali. She is notable as Aryana in the 2012 fantasy drama series of the same name.


She became popular in the Philippines under ABS-CBN's Star Magic. She was known for playing the teen character of Cristine Reyes in the TV series Dahil Sa Pag-ibig. Cruz was often paired with Francis Magundayao (who played the teen Piolo Pascual in the same TV series). Cruz also become a part GMA Network from 2005-2011 under GMA Artist Center. She recently became popular when an uploaded video of her dancing to "Twerk It Like Miley" turned viral in YouTube.



Year Title Role Network
2016 Avah Maldita Avah Chen TV5
2015-2016 #ParangNormal Activity Charlie TV5
2015 Ipaglaban Mo:Ang Bintang Mo Sa Akin Rowena ABS-CBN
Wattpad Presents: Hot and Cold Chloe Mendez TV5
Kapamilya Deal or No Deal Herself / #7 Lucky Star (Batch 3) ABS-CBN
2014 Bagito Vanessa Bueno
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Kumot Young Leng
Wansapanataym: Nato De Coco Hazel
Ipaglaban Mo: Lalaban Ang Tatay Para Sa'yo Connie
Ikaw Lamang young Guadalupe "Lupe" Roque
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Dos Por Dos Jessa
2013 Wansapanataym: OMG (Oh My Genius) Minerva "Minnie" Tomas
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Box Dua
Juan dela Cruz Rebecca
Luv U Mariana
Wansapanataym: Finding Nilo Beauty
2013–present ASAP Herself / Performer / Co-Host
2012–2013 Aryana Aryana Mendez
2012 Dahil Sa Pag-Ibig Teen Jasmin Valderama
Wansapanataym: Somewhere Over The Bahaghari Ana
2011 Maalaala Mo Kaya: TV young Mavic
Inday Wanda Toni TV5
Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin Britney GMA Network
2010 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Videoke Priscilla ABS-CBN
Ilumina Czarina GMA Network
Carlo J. Caparas' Panday Kids Jenny
2009 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Blusa Young Nemie ABS-CBN
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Karnabal Baleleng
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Bangka Young Odette
Only You Andrea Mendoza
2008 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Sumbrero Young Rhea
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Isda Jonah
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Sopas Grace
Goin' Bulilit Herself
2007 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Panyo Flor
MariMar Young Marimar GMA Network
Super Twins Tin-tin
2006 Now and Forever: Duyan Ella
Now and Forever: Dangal Flor
Majika Young Sabina


Year Title Role
2015 Hawa TBA
The Prenup Mocha
2014 Dilim Mia
Somebody to Love Amelie
2013 A Moment in Time Mai-Mai Javier
2012 Shake, Rattle & Roll 14 Erlinda
2007 Resiklo Kiara
The Promise Young Andrea
Angels Kerubina

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Giving Body Category Nominated Work Results
2008 56th FAMAS Awards Best Child Actress[3] Resiklo Won
2nd Gawad Genio Awards Best Film Child Performer Won
2011 25th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Children Show Host
(shared with Tropang Potchi hosts)
Tropang Potchi Nominated


  1. ^ GOC-ONG-VILLARIASA, RHONA (March 30, 2015). "Meet and greet with Ella Cruz". Sun.Star Davao. Retrieved October 8, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Getting to know Ella Cruz". Tempo. Jun 26, 2012. Retrieved October 8, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Jinggoy, Lorna lead 56th FAMAS awards". THE PHILIPPINE STAR. Retrieved November 21, 2013. 

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