|Born||Enrique Mari Bacay Gil V
March 30, 1992
Cebu City, Philippines
|Agent||Star Magic (2008–present)|
|Height||178 cm (5 ft 10 in)|
Enrique Mari Bacay Gil V (born March 30, 1992) is a Filipino actor, model, and dancer. He appeared in various films and television shows such as Mula Sa Puso, Budoy, Muling Buksan Ang Puso and She's the One, but he is best known for his role as Alexander "Xander" Grande III in the television series Forevermore in 2014–15, alongside Liza Soberano. He stars as Tenten in the romantic drama television series Dolce Amore, in 2016.
Gil was born on March 30, 1992 in Cebu City. He is the second son of Enrique Amadeo III and Barbara Anne (née Bacay). His father is Spanish and his mother is of Filipino, German, and Spanish descent. He has an elder brother named Enrique Javier IV (Javy) and a younger sister named Diandra Frances. His parents used to work as flight attendants for Philippine Airlines. He finished primary school at the Montessori De Manila, a private institute inside the BF Executive Village (Venice Street) in Las Piñas, and secondary school in 2008 from Manresa School in Parañaque. He then went to San Beda College Alabang to pursue Information Technology, but was not able to finish because he decided to focus on his acting career. He is a cousin of Paul Salas and is also related to Dingdong Dantes.
Gil started acting in the summer of 2008. He was 16 years old then, and boredom led him to enroll in commercial modeling and musical theater workshops conducted by Trumpets. He appeared in a series of TV commercials, including a Lewis and Pearl's ad, alongside Coleen Garcia. He was later launched as part of ABS-CBN's Star Magic Circle Batch 16. He landed his first television role in the action-drama series Pieta where he played Harold. Before Pieta, he has made a cameo appearance in I Love Betty La Fea as one of the Ecomodels.
In 2009, During the taping of Pieta, his mom convinced him to audition in the sitcom George and Cecil. As soon as head writer and director Joey Reyes saw Enrique, he immediately cast him to be on the show. Later he was also cast in the indie film Pitas as a brother of the lead actress, Kristel Moreno.
In 2010, he co-starred in the indie war film Diego and His Brothers. He joined ASAP XV as one of Star Magic's "Gigger Boys" in April and in May, co-starred in the teleserye Rosalka, in which he played the character of Andrew. He was originally set to appear in Kokey @ Ako, but his character was written off in favor of Jason Francisco. In October, he was given the role of Joco, the younger brother of Paolo Barredo (Gerald Anderson), in the film Till My Heartaches End. He also got his first hosting stint in the ABS-CBN teen variety show, Shoutout!
In 2011, Shoutout! was revamped and renamed to Shoutout!: Level Up, but the show was eventually cancelled due to poor ratings. He played Jim in the 10th episode of Your Song Presents: Kim. He got his break when he was cast to play Michael Miranda — originally played by Diether Ocampo — in the 2011 remake of Mula Sa Puso. He played Troy Cabrera in Good Vibes. Gil admitted, during the Good Vibes press conference, that he was set to appear in the ABS-CBN's remake of María la del Barrio but had to let go of his role due to conflicting schedules. He replaced Albie Casiño in the Star Cinema film Way Back Home — the film debut of Kathryn Bernardo and Julia Montes. He appeared as BJ Maniego in Budoy. He was featured in Zia Quizon's Music Video debut entitled Ako Na Lang.
In 2012, he starred as Dasho Jao Rinpoche in Princess and I. He was also casted in the movie The Reunion, a Filipino teen romantic comedy film directed by Frasco Mortiz and was included in the movie Amorosa, making this his first horror film. Later in the year, he appeared in The Strangers, one of the official entries for the 38th Metro Manila Film Festival. This was his first MMFF movie.
In 2013 Gil joined the PETA campaign Free Mali to transfer her from the Manila zoo to Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary in Thailand. Mali is the only captive elephant in the Philippines and has been in captivity for the majority of her life, alone, in a tiny enclosure and in need of proper care. On the same year, he was featured in Myrtle Sarrosa's Mr. Kupido music video, which was released in February. Enrique also portrayed Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile on Maalaala Mo Kaya. Following this, he appeared in a number of new projects such as Muling Buksan Ang Puso series, alongside Julia Montes and Enchong Dee.
In September 2013, it was announced that he will be part of the movie She's The One with Bea Alonzo and Dingdong Dantes; many considered this his breakthrough film as an actor. He released a debut dance album under Star Records entitled King of the Gil. Later in the year, Gil conquered the Smart-Araneta Coliseum for his first dance concert with Special guests Angel Locsin, Vice Ganda, Kim Chiu, Kathryn Bernardo, Vhong Navarro, Jhong Hilario, Arron Villaflor, Rayver Cruz, Martin del Rosario, Arjo Atayde, Ejay Falcon, gloc-9, Young JV, G-force, The Streetboys and his co-star from The Reunion, The Strangers and Muling Buksan Ang Puso leading lady Julia Montes. Before proving his dancing prowess in his King of the Gil concert, Gil debuted on radio drama via "Dear M.O.R. Special" on "My Only Radio (MOR) 101.9 For Life!" and "MOR TV." He portrayed Carlo, a hopeless romantic guy who gives everything to his liberated and dominant girlfriend Lois, who will be played by FM radio's first-ever roving DJ and Darling ng Masa Eva Ronda.
In 2014, he replaced Kiko Estrada in the fantasy series Mirabella — the debut project of Julia Barretto. On February 26, the wattpad author HaveYouSeenThisGirL admitted via Twitter that Gil was really supposed to be in the film adaptation of Diary ng Panget but refused to tell why it didn't push through. On March 1, he launched his single "Do The Moves" with Sarah Geronimo and apl.de.ap. Its youth-oriented music video was released on March 8. March 16, Gil confirms that he is part of the film The Trial as Martin, the best friend of Ronald (John Lloyd Cruz). On May 18, Gil was awarded as the Most Promising Male Star of the Year at the 45th Box Office Entertainment Awards of the Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation. On June 25, Star Cinema announced that Gil alongside Liza Soberano will lead the film adaptation of Kimberly Joy Villanueva's novel The Bet. On August 21, Gil took part in ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra's debut album "Decades of OPM" together with Abra doing their version of "Totoy Bibo." Following this, he was cast in a lead role for the 2014 romantic drama television series Forevermore as the rebellious, broken hotel company heir Alexander "Xander" Grande III who falls in love with a simple farmer girl, Maria Agnes Calay, played by Liza Soberano.
In 2015, it was announced that instead of using the original title of the novel, The Bet, for its film adaptation, it was renamed as Just The Way You Are. The reason was because its namesake song, "Just The Way You Are" by Bruno Mars, follows the story of the novel. It was released on June 17, 2015.
In October 2015, after their hit film "Just The Way You Are," Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano starred in a romantic movie, Everyday I Love You, this time with actor Gerald Anderson. In the movie, Gil plays Ethan, who falls in love with Bacolod lass Audrey (Soberano), who is in a relationship with Tristan (Anderson).
In February 2016, following the phenomenal success of Forevermore, Gil and Soberano return to prime time to give viewers a taste of love's sweetness in the newest romantic drama, Dolce Amore, in which he plays the role of Simon Vicente "TenTen" Ibarra, a poor and hardworking Manila boy who will do anything for his family.
|2008||I Love Betty La Fea||Himself/Ecomodel||Cameo|
|2009||George and Cecil||Carlo Barredo|
|2010||Maynila||Mark||Episode: Dangerous Charade|
|2010||Mara Clara||Mara's Sweet Sixteen escort||Uncredited|
|2011||100 Days to Heaven||Teen Bobby Ramirez||Special Participation|
|2011||Good Vibes||Troy Cabrera|
|2011||Mula Sa Puso||Michael Miranda|
|2011||Your Song||Jim||Your Song Presents: Kim|
|2011||Shoutout!: Level Up||Himself||Performer|
|2011-12||Budoy||Benjamin "BJ" Maniego|
|2012||Maynila||Tim||Episode: Star Collision|
|2012-13||Princess and I||Dasho Jan Alfonso "Jao" Rinpoche|
|2013||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Juan Ponce Enrile||Episode: Sapatos|
|2013||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Juan Ponce Enrile||Episode: Diploma|
|2013||Muling Buksan Ang Puso||Francis Dela Vega / Francis B. Andrada|
|2014-15||Forevermore||Alexander "Xander" Grande III|
|2016||Dolce Amore||Simon Vicente "Tenten" Ibarra|
|2010||Diego and His Brothers||Anton||Short Film|||
|2010||Till My Heartaches End||Jaco Barredo|||
|2011||Way Back Home||Michael Estacio|||
|2012||The Reunion||Boggs Alvarez|||
|2013||Must Be... Love||Dave||Cameo|||
|2013||She's The One||David Esguerra|||
|2014||The Trial||Martin Bien|||
|2015||Just The Way You Are||Drake Sison||Based on the Wattpad book The Bet.|||
|2015||Everyday I Love You||Ethan Alfaro|
|2016||Dukot||Carlo Sandoval||Indie Film|||
1 Theme song for She's The One
Awards and nominations
|2011||ASAP Pop Viewers Choice Awards||Pop Cutie||Nominated|
|5th Star Magic Ball||Breakout Style1||Won|
|2012||Myx Music Awards||Favorite Guest Appearance In A Music Video||Zia Quizon's Ako Na Lang||Nominated|
|Yahoo! OMG! Awards||Most Promising Actor||Won|
|14th Gawad Pasado Awards!||PINAKAPASADOng Dangal ng Kabataan2||Won|
|60th FAMAS Awards||German Moreno Youth Achievement Award3||Won|
|ASAP Pop Viewers Choice Awards||Pop Cameo in a Music Video||Zia Quizon's Ako Na Lang||Nominated|
|Pop Male Fashionista||Nominated|
|Pop Pin-Up Boy||Nominated|
|Pop Male Cutie||Nominated|
|2013||Yahoo! OMG! Awards||Breakthrough Actor||Won|
|ASAP Pop Viewers Choice Awards||Pop Cameo in a Music Video||Myrtle Sarrosa's Mr. Kupido||Nominated|
|Pop Male Fashionista||Nominated|
|Pop Cover Boy||Nominated|
|Choice Ko Yum! Awards||Local Choice Male Heartthrob||Won|
|2014||Myx Music Awards||Favorite Guest Appearance In A Music Video||Myrtle Sarrosa's Mr. Kupido||Nominated|
|2014 Candy Readers' Choice Awards||Best Actor||Won|
|45th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards||Most Promising Male Star of the Year||Won|
|62nd FAMAS Awards||Best Supporting Actor||She's The One||Nominated|
|Anak TV Awards||"Makabata Stars" awardee7||Won|
|ASAP Pop Viewers Choice Awards||Pop Male Fashionista||Won|
|Pop Pin Up Boy||Nominated|
|2015||2nd Pep List Choice Awards||Celebrity Pair of the Year (shared with Liza Soberano)||Nominated|
|2015 Candy Readers' Choice Awards||Favorite Actor||Himself||Nominated|
|Favorite Loveteam (shared with Liza Soberano)||Nominated|
|29th PMPC Star Awards for Television||German Moreno's Power Tandem Award (shared with Liza Soberano)||Won|
|Push Awards||Awesome Selfie King||Won|
|PushLike Most Liked Group or Tandem (shared with Liza Soberano)||Nominated|
|PushTweet Most Liked Group or Tandem (shared with Liza Soberano)||Nominated|
|Most Popular Male Celebrity||Won|
|PushGram Most Loved Group or Tandem (shared with Liza Soberano)||Nominated|
|PushPlay Best Group or Tandem||Won|
|ASAP Pop Teen Choice Awards||Pop Teen Heartthrob||Nominated|
|Pop Teen Love Team (shared with Liza Soberano)||Nominated|
|Pop Teen Fans Club (shared with Liza Soberano)||Nominated|
|RAWR Awards||Trending Love Team of the Year (shared with Liza Soberano)||Nominated|
|Celebrity of the Year (Male)||Nominated|
|Fan Club of the Year (shared with Liza Soberano)||Nominated|
|Viral Video of the Year||Nominated|
|28th Aliw Awards||Best Male Performer in Mall Shows||Nominated|
|ALTA Media Icon Awards||Most Promising Male Star||Himself||Won|
|Best Love Team (shared with Liza Soberano)||Won|
|Anak TV Seal Awards||Makabata Star Awardee||N/A||Won|
|2016||2016 Kids' Choice Awards||Favorite Pinoy Personality||Nominated|
|47th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards||Most Popular Love Team of Movies and TV (shared with Liza Soberano)||Forevermore, Just the Way You Are, Everyday I Love You||Won|
|32nd PMPC Star Awards for Movies||Movie Love Team of the Year (Special Award) (shared with Liza Soberano)||Everyday I Love You||Nominated|
|3rd Paragala Central Luzon Media Awards||Best TV Actor||Forevermore||Won|
|3rd Pep List Choice Awards||Newsmaker of the Year||Nominated|
|Male Movie Star of the Year||Nominated|
|Celebrity Pair of the Year (shared with Liza Soberano)||Nominated|
- 1 He won the award together with Jessy Mendiola
- 2 He won the award together with Kim Chiu
- 3 He won the award together with Daniel Padilla, Derrick Monasterio, Edgar Allan Guzman, Jessy Mendiola, Julie Anne San Jose, Kristoffer Martin
- 4 He was nominated together with Kathryn Bernardo
- 5 He ranked number one as the Sexiest Men in the Philippines
- 6He won the award together with Julia Montes
- 7 He won the award together with Kim Chiu, Coco Martin, Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla, Jodi Sta. Maria, Richard Yap, Judy Ann Santos, Toni Gonzaga, Alex Gonzaga, Vhong Navarro, Anne Curtis, Atom Araullo, Boy Abunda, Ted Failon.
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- "Cheers to Star Magic's March-born talents". Entertainment. The Manila Standard. 2010-04-18. Retrieved 2010-05-11.
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- Quintos, Napoleon (2010-11-28). "Your favorite teen stars 'Shout Out!' begins today". Showbuzz Feature. ABS-CBN.com. Retrieved 2010-12-13.
- "JM De Guzman, Lauren Young, and Enrique Gil will lead new cast of Mula sa Puso". Guide / Television. The Philippine Entertainment Portal. 2011-03-02. Retrieved 2011-03-05.
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- "Enrique Gil replaces Albie Casiño in upcoming Kathryn Bernardo-Julia Montes movie". Guide / Movies. The Philippine Entertainment Portal. 2011-07-08. Retrieved 2011-07-09.
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- "Gerald Anderson is Budoy, a child suffering from Angel Syndrome". cGuide / Television. The Philippine Entertainment Portal. 2011-09-16. Retrieved 2012-01-25.
- "The Four Most Promising young Actors in Gear-Up for a Film". Push Mina. Retrieved 2013-12-29.
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- "Celebrities call for Mali's transfer". Photos. Yahoo.com. 2013-05-28.
- Alex Datu (2013-04-24). "Enrique Gil will portray Juan Ponce Enrile in MMK". News. The Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 2011-04-26.
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- ABS-CBN (2010-07-03). "Enrique Gil to release debut album". Entertainment. ABS-CBN News Website. Retrieved 2010-07-11.
- ABS-CBN (2013-10-28). "ENRIQUE GIL DANCES HIS WAY TO THE TOP WITH HIS FIRST CONCERT EXCLUSIVE ON SKYCABLE PAY-PER-VIEW". Entertainment. ABS-CBN Social Media Newsroom. Retrieved 2013-10-28.
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- John Fontanilla (2014-02-21). "Kiko Estrada blames no one for being pulled out of Mirabella". NEWS. PEP. Retrieved 2014-02-23.
- ABSCBN (2012-12-17). "First look: Cursed Julia Barretto in 'Mira Bella'". Entertainment. ABS-CBNnews. Retrieved 2014-01-16.
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- ABS - CBN (2014-03-01). "WATCH: Sarah G, Enrique in dance showdown". Video. ABS - CBN News.
- "John Lloyd Cruz, Jessy Mendiola lead powerhouse cast of The Trial". Multimedia. PEP. 2014-10-03.
- "Complete List of Winners: 45th Guillermo Mendoza Box Office Entertainment Awards 2014". Entertainment. The Summit Express. 2014-05-18.
- "Enrique Gil, Liza Soberano star in 'The Bet'". News. Star Cinema. 2014-06-25.
- "The ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra goes Pinoy pride with "Decades of OPM" album". Entertainment. feedph. 2014-08-21.
- "Forevermore Synopsis". TFC.tv. Retrieved 2014-05-25.
- DJDREA (2014-08-30). "Enrique Gil & Liza Soberano in "Forevermore" Teaser". Entertainment. philnews.
- "Gerald is third wheel in new Liza-Enrique movie". Retrieved July 28, 2015.
- "LizQuen's sweet return on primetime". Retrieved February 9, 2016.
- "Kristel Moreno talks about her love scenes with Sid Lucero in Pitas". Guide / Movies. The Philippine Entertainment Portal. 2011-03-04. Retrieved 2010-03-04.
- "Enrique Gil makes young actress cry". ABS-CBNnews. 2013-03-14. Retrieved 2013-12-29.
- "Official trailer of Enrique's indie film 'Dukot' released". ABS-CBN News. 2016-07-01. Retrieved 2016-07-01.
- "'Princess and I' Conquers Twitter Trending Topics, Album Turns Gold!". Retrieved September 22, 2012.
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- Anak TV awards 2014 winners