G. Toengi

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G Toengi
Born Giselle Anne Töngi[fn 1]
(1978-06-14) June 14, 1978 (age 38)
Paris, France
Occupation
  • Actress
  • singer
  • model
  • VJ
Years active 1993-present
Spouse(s) Tim Walters
Children 2

Giselle Anne "G" Töngi-Walters[fn 1] (born June 14, 1978) is a Filipino-American actress, dancer, singer, host, VJ & model active in the Philippines.

Early life[edit]

Born Giselle Toengi to a Swiss father, Eric and Filipina mother, Aurora.[1] She has four siblings namely: Avie, Tony, John and Sharon.

Career[edit]

She was 16 when she was discovered by an agent at a mall.[1] She was then launched as a member of the pioneer batch of Star Circle (now Star Magic).

In the early 2000s, G. Toengi left a thriving acting career in the Philippines a few years ago to try her luck in Hollywood.[2]

She landed a role in Saved by the Bell: The Musical and in 2004 in the stage play Days When Cocaine Was King.[3]

She played a planted fan to the contestants during a challenge in America's Next Top Model, Cycle 16, which can be seen in Episode 9 of the said Cycle.

In 2014, she replaced Jannelle So as host and producer of Kababayan Today, which airs on KSCI (LA-18).[4]

Personal life[edit]

Tongi studied at the Lee Strasberg School of Acting in New York City. She obtained a bachelor's degree in communication studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Tongi married bartender Tim Walters in a beach wedding in Boracay on February 19, 2005.[5] Together they have a son Kenobi Benjamin[2] and a daughter Sakura Anne Marie.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Source
1993-1998 Palibhasa Lalake KC
1994 That's Entertainment Herself — Host / Performer
1994 Dugo sa Pakpak ng Anghel
1994 Miss Universe Pageant Host
1996 Gimik Gina de Leon
1996 Maalaala Mo Kaya Episode: "Billiards"
Credited as "Giselle 'G' Toengi"
[6]
1996 Music Bureau Host
1998 Sa Sandaling Kailangan Mo Ako Stella
1998 EZ Dancing Non-Stop Herself — Host
1998 'Sang Linggo nAPO Sila Herself — Host
1998 MTV Asia VJ
1998-1999 !Oka Tokat Melissa "Lizzie" Santiago
1999 Beh Bote Nga Genie G.
2004 Mulawin Ynang Reyna
2004 Maalaala Mo Kaya Episode: "Kurtina" [7]
2009 Maalaala Mo Kaya Gina Episode: "Apron"
2009 Everybody Hapi Guest, 1 episode
2010 Your Song Presents: Gimik 2010 Angelina "Gina" de Leon-Ballesteros
2011 America's Next Top Model Fan [8]
2012 Nandito Ako Cara Aguilar-Bradley [8]
2012 It's Showtime Herself — Judge Guest
2012-2013 Aryana Stella Cervantes [9]
2013 The Balikbayan Project Producer / Narrator / Editor [10][11]
2014 Paraiso Ko'y Ikaw Regina
2014 Carmela Odette Trinidad
2014–present Kababayan Today Herself — Host [11]
2014-15 Pun Plip Pridays on Kababayan Today Sketch Comedian Executive Producer
Director: "The Audition"
Writer: "Valentines Special"
Editor: "Goldilocks Special"
[12]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Source
1995 Rollerboys Michelle
1996 Taguan
1996 S'yempre Ikaw Pa Rin
1996 Kabilin-bilinan ng Lola
1996 Istokwa
1997 Diliryo Jessy Delmundo
1997 Wala Ka nang Puwang sa Mundo Shirley
1997 Da Best in Da West Rowena
1997 Langit sa Piling Mo Felipa
1998 Sonny Segovia: Lumakad Ka sa Apoy
1998 Tumutol Man AngTadhana
1999 Ganito Ako Magmahal
1999 Luksong Tinik Irene
1999 Gimik: The Reunion Gina De Leon
1999 Hinahanap-hanap Kita Jenny
2000 Tunay na Mahal Moira
2004 Enteng Kabisote: Okay ka, Fairy Ko: The Legend Ina Magenta [13]
2006 Super Noypi
2006 Enteng Kabisote 3: Okay ka, Fairy Ko: The Legend Goes on and on and on Ina Magenta Credited as "Giselle 'G' Toengi"
2007 Enteng Kabisote 4: Okay Ka, Fairy Ko: The Beginning of the Legend Ina Magenta
2009 Nobody, Nobody But... Juan Jane
2010 White House Elisa
2013 Must Be... Love Mother of Patchot
2014 Trophy Wife Ella

Theater[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Source
2004 The Days When Cocaine Was King Juanita American Renegade Theater [14]
2010 The Vagina Monologues: Filipinas 2010 Aratani/Japan America Theatre [15]
2013 Piaf Marlene Dietrich Atlantis Productions
Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium
Credited as "Giselle Töngi-Walters"
[16][17]
2013 The Producers Ulla Repertory Philippines [18][19]

Discography[edit]

Compilation appearances[edit]

Year Album Song(s) Label(s)
2000 Songs from Dawson's Creek — Volume 2 (Asian Edition) "I Will Win Your Love This Season" Sony BMG

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Certifications
2000 Very G

Track listing

No. Title Length
1. "How Crazy Are You"  
2. "Di Da Di (Ikembot Nyo)"  
3. "Fantasy World"  
4. "For You"  
5. "Sana (Someday)"  
6. "I Will Win Your Love This Season"  
7. "This Is The Love"  
8. "Kailan Nga Ba?"  
9. "Teka Muna"  
10. "How Long Must I Wait"  
11. "Nagtatanong Ako"  
12. "Very G"  

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b G. Toengi was born in France. Thus, she does not possess her mother's maiden name.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Biography". Giselle Toengi's Official Website. Archived from the original on January 9, 2010. Retrieved 20 January 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Ramos, NRJ (10 July 2009). "G. Toengi's son in 'Desperate Housewives'". Showbiz. The Manila Bulletin. Archived from the original on 31 August 2009. Retrieved 20 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Smokin' Grooves, but Sketchy Humor". Theater Beat. Los Angeles Times. 30 April 2004. Retrieved 20 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "G Töngi is the New Host of Kababayan Today". KSCI-TV. Retrieved 2 July 2015. 
  5. ^ Maribojoc, Raymz (4 November 2006). "G Tongi: Living out the Pinoy dream". People Asia Magazine. Retrieved 2 October 2016. 
  6. ^ "Billiards". Maalaala Mo Kaya. Retrieved 30 August 2016. 
  7. ^ "Kurtina". Maalaala Mo Kaya. Retrieved 30 August 2016. 
  8. ^ a b Smith, Chuck (7 February 2012). "Giselle Tongi Returns to Television". Yahoo! News. Retrieved 2 October 2016. 
  9. ^ "G Toengi Makes FHM Comeback After 11 Years". InterAksyon. 30 July 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2016. 
  10. ^ "Journey back Home with GMA Pinoy TV's The Balikbayan Project". GMA News Online. 15 April 2013. Retrieved 2 October 2016. 
  11. ^ a b Oriel, Christina (20 August 2014). "The Renaissance of Giselle "G" Töngi". The Asian Journal. Retrieved 2 October 2016. 
  12. ^ Escobar, Allyson (19 November 2014). "Pun Plip Pridays: A Satirical Look at the Filipino Culture". The Asian Journal. Retrieved 2 October 2016. 
  13. ^ Cruz, Marinel R. (23 December 2004). "Vic Realistic About 'Enteng' Prospects". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2 October 2016 – via Google News. 
  14. ^ Martinez, Julio (26 April 2004). "Review: 'The Days When Cocaine Was King". Variety. Retrieved 2 October 2016. 
  15. ^ Morris, Steven Leigh (21 April 2010). "Comprehensive Theater Listing". Stage Raw: Losers. LA Weekly. Retrieved 2 October 2016. 
  16. ^ "G Tongi Dabbles in Musical Theater and Radio Hosting". pep.ph. 16 March 2013. Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  17. ^ "Atlantis Productions Announces Full Cast of 'Piaf'". The Philippine Star. 25 February 2013. Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  18. ^ "G Tongi Bags Role in Rep's 'The Producers'". ABS-CBN News. 28 August 2013. Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  19. ^ "Getting to Know the Cast Members of Repertory Philippines 'The Producers'". Philippine Daily Inquirer. 27 October 2013. Retrieved 3 October 2016. 

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