Joy Viado

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Joy Viado
Born Teresita Joy De Leon-Viado
(1959-04-10)April 10, 1959
Manila, Philippines
Died September 10, 2016(2016-09-10) (aged 57)
Quezon City, Philippines
Cause of death Heart attack
Resting place Loyola Memorial Park, Marikina City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Occupation Actress, comedian
Years active 1995–2016
Known for Joy, Lola Paula

Teresita Joy De Leon-Viado (April 10, 1959 – September 10, 2016) was a Filipino character actress, singer, and comedian known for playing Lola Paula in Luv U, Bebot in Kokey @ Ako, and Aling Gloria in Cinco. She was born in Manila, Philippines.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Viado was raised in Pasig. She began her career as part of the children's show Eskwelahang Munti, not until she won the grand prize in the Fe S. Panlilio Scholarship singing contest in 1994, signifying her start of her singing career.[3] In mid 1990s, she became part of the hit children's show Ang TV. In 2000, she appeared and hosted IBC-13's noontime variety show, Lunch Break.

She acted in theater plays, horror, drama, romance and comedy films.[4] She also appeared in several television shows, particularly from ABS-CBN.[5][6]



Year Title Role Notes Network
2016 Dear Uge Nestor's Mother Last TV appearance GMA Network
2012-2014 Luv U Lola Paula Last ABS-CBN Appearance ABS-CBN
2013 Got to Believe Prof. Henrietta Ilagan Velasco
2012-2014 Be Careful With My Heart Senyang 2 Episodes
2012 Sarah G. Live Theresa
Wako Wako Senyang
2011-2012 P. S. I Love You TV5
Regal Shocker Linda Segment: Punso
Bagets: Just Got Lucky Principal Subong
2011 Sa Ngalan ng Ina Maggie Sarmiento
2010-2012 Wansapanataym Sarah/Pacing/Charice's Yaya 3 Episodes ABS-CBN
2010 Pidol's Wonderland Brigit TV5
Kokey @ Ako Bebot ABS-CBN
2008 Daisy Siete Otik GMA Network
2007 Camera Café Miss Joy
Your Song: If You Walk Away Madam Sonia ABS-CBN
2006-2007 Ay Robot! QTV (now GMA News TV)
2004 Maid in Heaven ABS-CBN
Love to Love GMA Network
2003 Ang Iibigin Ay Ikaw Pa Rin Anacleta
2000-2002 Lunch Break Host IBC
1999-2004 Ispup ABC
1997-1998 Kaybol, Ang Bagong TV ABS-CBN
1995-1996 Familia Zaragoza Mitchie
1995-2000 Maalaala Mo Kaya 5 Episodes



Viado died on 10 September 2016 at Quezon City General Hospital following a heart attack.[7] She was diagnosed with diabetes for almost three decades,[8] and underwent four debridement surgeries to remove the wounds that she is suffering on her legs due to diabetes complications and to save her from possible amputation.[9]


  1. ^ "How is comedienne Joy Viado doing, after being hospitalized due to diabetes?". Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Comedienne Joy Viado eludes Leg Amputation". Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  3. ^ Sallan, Edwin. "Showbiz colleagues organize fundraiser for ailing comedienne Joy Viado". InterAksyon. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Comedian Joy Viado passes away". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Joy Viado, nanghihingi ng tulong pinansyal para sa nakatakda niyang operasyon". 13 May 2015. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Joy Viado asks for financial assistance to save her leg". Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  7. ^ "Comedienne Joy Viado succumbs to heart attack" (in Filipino). Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  8. ^ "Dy spearheads 2nd benefit concert for Joy Viado". The Manila Times. 28 September 2015. Retrieved September 11, 2016.
  9. ^ "Actress Joy Viado passes away at 51". The Manila Times. Retrieved 28 September 2016.

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