Erich Gonzales

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Erich Gonzales
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Erika Chryselle Gonzales Gancayco

(1990-09-20) 20 September 1990 (age 28)
Other namesErich, Erika, Dai
Years active2004–present
AgentStar Magic (2004–present)

Erika Chryselle Gonzales Gancayco (born September 20, 1990), better known by her stage name Erich Gonzales, is a Filipina actress. She is a contract artist of ABS-CBN's Star Magic. She started her showbiz career at the age of 14, as a contestant of the reality talent search Star Circle Quest. She came to prominence in her lead role Katorse


The youngest of three siblings, Erich Gonzales was born in Cebu City but raised in Davao City, Davao del Sur, Philippines. After winning Star Circle Quest, she changed her last name from Gancayco to Gonzales, her mother's maiden name, for a more fitting screen name. Because of the start of her entertainment career, Erich finished her high school years at ABS-CBN Distance Learning Center and attended college at Trinity University of Asia, where she majored in mass communication.[1]


2004–2008: Star Circle Quest and supporting roles[edit]

Her career began when she won as Grand Questor in the second season of the reality talent search Star Circle Quest in 2005, and later becoming a part of ABS-CBN's home-based training and management program, Star Magic after her win. Erich became a familiar face as she appeared in numerous shows and dramas as a supporting actress, such as Dorina in the hit phenomenon TV series Mga Anghel Na Walang Langit. She also starred in the teen-oriented show Abt Ur Luv as Waling-Waling and as Ella in the drama series Pieta. She then showed her versatility in acting when she played Camille in the drama series Sana Maulit Muli[2] opposite to Gerald Anderson with Kim Chiu as the supporting cast and antagonist later in the end became kind throughout every episode.

2009: Katorse[edit]

Erich got her biggest break in 2009 when she played the protagonist, a teenage mother in the TV adaptation of the 1980 film Katorse, alongside Enchong Dee, Ejay Falcon, and Xian Lim. The series became a top rater and was critically acclaimed catapulting Erich to stardom, earning her the title Breakthrough Star of 2018 by an entertainment news show, The Buzz.[3]

In the same year, she made her film debut in her first digital movie (Indie film) Paano Ko Sasabihin? with her perennial partner, Enchong Dee. The film became an official entry to the 2009 Cinema One Originals Film Festival and was a recipient of several awards in the festival.[4][5]

2010–2011: Career expansion[edit]

In 2010, following the success of Katorse, she landed her second lead role in the TV series Tanging Yaman alongside her Katorse co-stars Enchong Dee and Ejay Falcon. The series was one of ABS-CBN's offerings for the 60th Celebration of Filipino Soap Operas. While the series was still airing, Erich had begun working for her third series project, Magkaribal. The show was highly acclaimed and is now regarded as Philippines' First Fashionserye (first fashion TV series).[6]

After an impressive back-to-back hit TV series, Erich signed an exclusive two-year contract with Star Cinema, poising her to prove her box-office draw.[7] Later that year, the hit love team of Erich and Enchong starred in their first mainstream movie, I Do under Star Cinema. She also became the lead cast of the indie film Noy with Coco Martin, which became the Philippines' entry in the 83rd Academy Awards in Best Foreign Language Film category.[8][9]

In the same year, Erich was also given the opportunity to be one of the main hosts in the youth variety show, Shoutout!, which featured teen stars.

The Filipino adaptation of Maria La Del Barrio was the highlight for Erich in 2011.[10] The series became a Twitter trending royalty as it trended locally and worldwide on and off throughout its run. It was also extended twice as its ratings remained consistently high.

In December 2011, Erich's indie film, Pinta*Kasi was finally screened in theaters as part of the 2011 Metro Manila Film Festival. The film won Best Picture in the New Wave Section[11] and Best Actor (same category) for co-star, JM De Guzman. The said film was also invited to Beijing and Hawaiian film festivals for its "strength of word of mouth buzz and its hip hop elements."[12]

But the biggest news for 2011 came in October when it was officially announced that Erich will be starring with Thai heartthrob and Asia's Superstar, Mario Maurer in a film tentatively titled Suddenly It's Magic.[13]

In March 2017, Erich was welcomed as the newest brand ambassador for MySlim, a popular slimming drink in the Philippines.[14]

2012–present: Successful movies and Juan dela Cruz[edit]

As Maria La Del Barrio ended with a high note in March 2012, Erich's other indie movie was released. She starred in a horror movie alongside Derek Ramsay, titled Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang and opened to a very warm audience reception. Earning seven million pesos on its first day, the movie becomes the Highest Grossing Digital Film.[15][16] As a result, Star Cinema crowned Erich with the title Philippine Box Office Queen for Digital Independent Film.[17]

In May 2012, Erich began working on her biggest project of the year, Suddenly It's Magic, a film with Thai actor Mario Maurer under Star Cinema. With the collaboration of Filipino and Thai production teams, actors, and actresses, the film is the first Filipino-Thai movie created between the two countries. The official movie was released on October 31, 2012 in the Philippines, March 14, 2013 in Thailand,[18] and March 28, 2013 in Cambodia.[19]

The latter part of 2012 was a hectic one for Erich. She made her debut appearance in Canada as part of the TFC Liga Kapamilya Basketball Finals at the end of August. She wowed the crowds in Oshawa, Ontario and Burnaby, British Columbia. Then on November 3, she entertained kapamilyas in Los Angeles for the Star Magic 20 Tour. Erich capped her year with the release of her fourth indie film, Mariposa sa Hawla ng Gabi with director Richard V. Somes.

After having a successful love team with Enchong Dee and team-up with Mario Maurer, she appears once again in the weeknight primetime slot, as she becomes part of the biggest television series of ABS-CBN for 2013. Titled Juan dela Cruz, she is paired up once again with Noy co-star and Prince of Teleserye Coco Martin as his leading lady.[20][21] The show immediately became number one in national TV ratings during its pilot episode and is expected to continue throughout its run.[22]

In 2014, Erich Gonzales and Enchong Dee had a reunion movie project with JC De Vera in Once A Princess directed by the Laurice Guillen. She will play her most challenging role to show her versatility as the second wife in the upcoming Primetime teleserye hit koreanovela-remake series Two Wives, opposite to Jason Abalos, alongside Kaye Abad, Patrick Garcia and Rayver Cruz. After the movie Once A Princess, she will be reunited to JC De Vera in MMFF's Shake, Rattle & Roll XV "AHAS". She will portray a new challenging character as a Twin-snake in a Mall which again show her versatility as a brilliant actress of her generation.

In 2015, she had a Special Finale Participation on the highly anticipated TV Series, Forevermore as Alexandra "Alex" Pante.

In July 2017, a young businessman named Xian Gaza sent a coffee invite to actress Erich Gonzales via billboard at the corner of Recto Avenue and Morayta, in the city of Manila. [23]

Gonzales eventually declined the offer saying that after she saw Xian posting lengthy messages on social media, she became uncomfortable and decided not to meet him. She added that a guy doesn't have to be over the top to get her attention.[24]



Year Title Role Notes Source
2004 Star Circle National Teen Quest Herself
2004 Ok Fine 'To Ang Gusto Nyo Erich
2005 ASAP Fanatic Herself/Performer
2005 Mga Anghel na Walang Langit Dorina Rodriguez
2005 M.R.S. Herself/Hostess/Presenter
2005-06 Carlo J. Caparas' Ang Panday Present Violeta Golda
2006 Maalaala Mo Kaya Con-con Hernandez Episode: "Regalo"
2006 Calla Lily Diday Ramirez
2007 Sana Maulit Muli Camille Soriano Supporting antagonist [25]
2007 Star Magic Presents: Abt Ur Luv, Lyf 2 Malory "Waling-Waling" Aguilar
2007 Maalaala Mo Kaya Suzette Episode: "Feeding Bottle"
2007 Super Inggo 1.5: Ang Bagong Bangis Maeboo / Mariang Buhay
2007 Komiks Presents: Pedro Penduko at ang mga Engkantao Marlene
2008 Your Song Mia Episode: "Bakit Labis Kitang Minahal"
2008 Your Song Elizabeth Episode: "Muntik Na Kitang Minahal"
2008 Kung Fu Kids Nicole "Nick" Magalang
2008 Maalaala Mo Kaya Nelyia Episode: "Flowers"
2008 Ligaw na Bulaklak Fatima
2008-09 Carlo J. Caparas' Pieta Ella Torres
2009–present ASAP Herself/Hostess/Performer
2009 Maynila Sara Episode: "Sweet Melody"
First GMA Network appearance
2009 Midnight DJ Chicklet Season 3
First and only TV5 appearance
2009 Maalaala Mo Kaya May Anne Episode: "Pansit"
2009 Agimat: Ang Mga Alamat ni Ramon Revilla Presents: Tiagong Akyat Cornelia Verde
2009 Star Magic Herself
2009-10 Katorse Elena "Nene" Reyes Lead role [26]
2010 Your Song Nurse Episode: "Love Me, Love You"
2010 Tanging Yaman Josefina "Fina" Policarpio Lead role
2010 Maalaala Mo Kaya Vangie Episode: "Gitara"
2010 Magkaribal Chloe Main role [27]
2010 Wansapanataym Venus Episode: "Bandanang Itim"
2010 Star Magic Herself
2010 Shoutout! Herself/Hostess
2011 Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin Young Lora Sebastiano Special participation
2011 Maalaala Mo Kaya Grace Episode: "Toga"
2011 Gandang Gabi, Vice! Herself
2011 Kris TV Herself/Co-hostess
2011 Happy Yipee Yehey! Herself
2011 The Price Is Right Herself/Contestant
2011-12 Maria La Del Barrio Maria Hernandez Lead role [28]
2012 Maalaala Mo Kaya Merlie Episode: "Apoy"
2012 Showbiz Inside Report Herself
2012 Sarah G. Live Herself
2012 Banana Split Herself
2012 Walang Tulugan with the Master Showman Herself Second GMA Network appearance
2012 TodaMax Herself
2012 Umagang Kay Ganda Herself
2012 The Buzz Herself
2012 Star Magic Herself
2012 Gandang Gabi, Vice! Herself
2012 Wansapanataym Jingle Cristobal Episode: "Jingle's Bell"
2013 Sarah G. Live Herself
2013 Maalaala Mo Kaya Grace Poe-Llamanzares Episode: "Sanggol"
2013 Juan dela Cruz Rosario Galang / Rosario Guerrero Co-lead role [29][30][31]
2013 Star Magic Herself
2013 Kris TV Herself/Co-hostess
2014 Maalaala Mo Kaya Jessica Espiritu Episode: "Baston"
2014 Umagang Kay Ganda Herself
2014 ANC Herself
2014 Pinoy Big Brother Herself/Judge
2014 The Buzz Herself
2014 Star Magic Herself
2014 Kris TV Herself/Co-hostess
2014 Banana Split Herself
2014-15 Two Wives Janine Arguello Protagonist-Antagonist
2015 Kris TV Herself/Co-hostess
2015 Forevermore Alexandra "Alex" Pante Finale special participation
2015 Ipaglaban Mo! Christine Episode: "Nakaw na Sandali"
2016 Be My Lady Filipina "Pinang" Crisostomo Lead role
2018 The Blood Sisters Erika Castillo / Dr. Carrie Ann Almeda / Agatha Magtibay Lead triple role


Year Title Role Film Company Notes
2018 We Will Not Die Tonight EG Films
The Significant Other Nicole Star Cinema
Cineko Productions
With Filipino actor Tom Rodriguez
2017 Siargao Laura Ten17P With Filipino actor Jericho Rosales

Entry -- 43rd Metro Manila Film Festival

2014 Shake, Rattle & Roll XV Sandra/Sarah Regal Films With Filipino actor JC De Vera

Nominated -- 40th Metro Manila Film Festival for Best Festival Actress

Once a Princess Erin Almeda Regal Films
Skylight Films
Star Cinema
With Filipino actor Enchong Dee and JC de Vera
2013 Mariposa (Sa Hawla Ng Gabi)[32] Maya Cinema One Originals
Strawdogs Studio
With Filipino actor Alfred Vargas
2012 Suddenly It's Magic Josephine "Joey" Hermosa Star Cinema With Thai actor Mario Maurer
Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang Corazon Star Cinema
Skylight Films
With Derek Ramsay
2011 Pintakasi Josie Creative Media
Film Society of the Philippines
With JM De Guzman
2010 I Do Mayumi 'Yumi' Punongbayan Star Cinema Film debut With Enchong Dee
Noy Divine Star Cinema
Cine Media
With Coco Martin
2009 Paano Ko Sasabihin? Erhyl Cinema One Originals First Indie film with Enchong Dee
Love Me Again Lovely Star Cinema With Piolo Pascual
2008 Shake, Rattle & Roll X Anna Regal Films With Gerald Anderson
2007 Paano Kita Iibigin Guada Star Cinema
VIVA Films
With Piolo Pascual

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Film Awards/Critics Award Work Result
2003 Mutya ng Davao Pageant Mutya ng Davao Nominated
2005 Star Circle Quest Grand Teen Questor Won
2009 ABS-CBN Breakthrough Star of 2009 Won
ABS-CBN Best Bet Won
FAMAS Awards German Moreno Youth Achievement Award Won
42nd Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Foundation Awards Most Promising Love Team with Enchong Dee Won
ASAP Pop Viewer's Choice Awards Pop Fans Club for Loveteam with Enchong Dee Nominated
Pop Loveteam with Enchong Dee Nominated
Star Magic Ball Star Magic Ball's Most Romantic Couple with Enchong Dee Won
US Girls' August Awards 2010 Face of the Year (Teens) Won
FHM Magazine 12th of Philippines' 100 Sexiest Women In The World Won
41st Box Office Entertainment Awards Promising Love Team of the Year with Enchong Dee[33] I Do, Tanging Yaman Won
1st Barkada Choice Awards Female Icon of the Year Nominated
Yes! Magazine 100 Most Beautiful Stars of 2011 Won
FHM Magazine 38th of Philippines' 100 Sexiest Women In The World Won
ASAP Pop Viewer's Choice Awards Pop Fans Club for Loveteam with Enchong Dee Nominated
Star Magic Ball Star Magic Ball's Most Favorite Couple with Enchong Dee Won
Metro Manila Film Festival Best New Wave Actress Nominated
Yahoo! Philippines OMG! Awards 2012 Breakthrough Actress of the Year Nominated
43rd Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Foundation Awards Best Loveteam for TV and Movies with Enchong Dee[34] Won
Female Star of the Night Won
Star Cinema Philippine Box Office Queen for Digital Independent Film Won
Yes! Magazine 100 Most Beautiful Stars of 2012 Won
FHM Magazine 40th of Philippines' 100 Sexiest Women In The World Won
Cinema One Originals Best Actress[35] Nominated
2013 FHM Magazine 34th of Philippines' 100 Sexiest Women In The World Won
2014 Yes! Magazine Most Beautiful Star of 2014 Won
40th Metro Manila Film Festival Best Actress Shake, Rattle & Roll XV: Ahas Nominated
2016 FHM Magazine 46th of Philippines' 100 Sexiest Women In The World Won
2017 FHM Magazine 38th of Philippines' 100 Sexiest Women In The World Won
43rd Metro Manila Film Festival Female Star of the Night N/A Won
43rd Metro Manila Film Festival Best Actress Siargao Nominated
2018 ABS-CBN Ball 2018 Metro's Best Dressed Female Won


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  2. ^ Erich Gonzales in ‘Sana Maulit Muli’ | Manila Bulletin Newspaper Online. (January 7, 2007).
  3. ^ Erich Gonzalez is 2009's breakthrough star | ABS-CBN Online. (December 28, 2009).
  4. ^ 2009 Cinema One Originals Digital Film Festival opens Friday | Manila Bulletin Newspaper Online. (November 11, 2009).
  5. ^ Five finalists compete in Cinema One Originals digital film fest 2009 | The Number One Site for Philippine Showbiz. (November 11, 2009).
  6. ^ ABS-CBN Online.
  7. ^ Erich Gonzales signs contract with Star Cinema | ABS-CBN News Online. (February 14, 2010).
  8. ^ Noy chosen as Philippine entry to the Oscars' Best Foreign Language Film category | The Number One Site for Philippine Showbiz. (September 23, 2010).
  9. ^ ‘Noy’ is RP's Entry for the 83rd Oscar's Best Foreign Language Film | Manila Bulletin Newspaper Online. (September 24, 2010).
  10. ^ Erich Gonzales is 'Maria la del Barrio' | ABS-CBN News Online. (December 10, 2010).
  11. ^ PEP REVIEW: Pintakasi: How art saves | The Number One Site for Philippine Showbiz. (February 6, 2012).
  12. ^ Pinta*Kasi' goes multiplatform; invited to Beijing, Honolulu film fests | Manila Bulletin Newspaper Online. (January 31, 2013).
  13. ^ Thai superstar Mario Maurer confirms movie with Erich Gonzales | The Number One Site for Philippine Showbiz. (October 16, 2011).
  14. ^
  15. ^ Philippines Box Office March 21–25, 2012. Boxofficemojo.
  16. ^ 'Corazon' debuts at No. 2 in box office.
  17. ^ Erich Gonzales hailed as Box Office Queen for Indie Films. Getitfromboy.
  18. ^ Baifern Pimchanok Official Twitter Account. (March 7, 2013).
  19. ^ Find her and Mario Maurer in "Suddenly It's Magic", Filipino-Thai romantic love story. In LEGEND CINEMA 28th March.. (March 25, 2013).
  20. ^ Coco slays 'aswang' in first 'Juan dela Cruz' trailer. (December 14, 2012).
  21. ^ Coco Martin and Erich Gonzales New Action-Drama Series "Juan Dela Cruz" Premieres On Monday. Orangemagazinetv (February 3, 2013).
  22. ^ 'Juan dela Cruz' nationwide ratings soars to 42.6%. (February 23, 2013).
  23. ^ "Bachelor uses billboard to ask Erich Gonzales for coffee date".
  24. ^ "Erich Gonzales declines coffee date with Xian Gaza". Rappler.
  25. ^ Erich Gonzales in ‘Sana Maulit Muli’ | Manila Bulletin Newspaper Online. (January 7, 2007).
  26. ^ Erich Gonzalez is 2009's breakthrough star | ABS-CBN Online. (December 28, 2009).
  27. ^ ABS-CBN Online.
  28. ^ Erich Gonzales is 'Maria la del Barrio' | ABS-CBN News Online. (December 10, 2010).
  29. ^ Coco slays 'aswang' in first 'Juan dela Cruz' trailer. (December 14, 2012).
  30. ^ Coco Martin and Erich Gonzales New Action-Drama Series "Juan Dela Cruz" Premieres On Monday. Orangemagazinetv (February 3, 2013).
  31. ^ 'Juan dela Cruz' nationwide ratings soars to 42.6%. (February 23, 2013).
  32. ^
  33. ^ "ABS-CBN big winner at GMMSF Entertainment Awards". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved May 21, 2014.
  34. ^ "Vice Ganda named Phenomenal Box-Office Star; Derek Ramsay is Box-Office King while Anne Curtis and Cristine Reyes share Box-Office Queen title" Archived July 1, 2015, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved May 20, 2014.
  35. ^ "Scions of veteran actors win top acting awards in Cinema One Originals 2012 | The Number One Site for Philippine Showbiz". Retrieved January 10, 2014.

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