Kaye Abad

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Kaye Abad
Born Katherine Grace Abad[fn 1]
(1982-05-17) May 17, 1982 (age 34)
Easton, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Nationality Filipino-American
Occupation Singer, actress
Years active 1993-present
Agent Star Magic (1993–present)
Relatives Sarah Jane Abad (sister)

Katherine Grace "Kaye" Abad[fn 1] (born May 17, 1982), is a Filipino-American actress. She is the sister of former child star Sarah Jane Abad-Contreras, who is now engaged to Filipino actor Paul Jake Castillo.

She is a member of ABS-CBN's Star Magic. She was launched as a member of Star Circle (now Star Magic Batch 3) in 1993.


Kaye Abad started in Philippine showbiz as part of the children's show Ang TV. She also starred in numerous teen-oriented films and TV series, notably paired with John Lloyd Cruz. The tandem of Cruz and Abad is best remembered in the television series Tabing Ilog which ran from 1999–2003.[1]

In 2009, Abad returned to television via Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Bud Brothers. She took over the role originally intended for Roxanne Guinoo, who was supposed to play the lead role opposite Guji Lorenzana.[1]

Lorenzana and Abad were given the lead roles in the third installment of the Precious Hearts Romances series.[2] Abad played a supporting role in Angelito: Batang Ama and its sequel Angelito: Ang Bagong Yugto on its weekday afternoon program.

In 2013, she played an antagonist role in the family drama series Annaliza as Stella Celerez and in 2014,[3] Abad appeared on Two Wives as Yvonne.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Abad previously dated her Tabing Ilog co-star John Lloyd Cruz,[5] today they remain close friends.[4] Abad was in a relationship with Parokya ni Edgar frontman Chito Miranda from the early 2000s until their breakup in 2009.[5][3] She was in a 3-year relationship with Guji Lorenzana,[6] together they played a couple in two seasons of Precious Hearts Romances Presents.[5][7]

Abad started dating Paul Jake Castillo in 2014.[8] Abad and Castillo became engaged in May 2016,[5] with the latter proposing on the former's 34th birthday.[9]



Year Title Role Notes Source
1992-1997 Ang TV Herself
1995 Kaybol: Ang Bagong TV Kat-Kat
1995-2006 ASAP Herself / Host / Performer
1996-1999 Gimik Kakai Marquez
1997-1999 Mula Sa Puso Glenda Corpuz
1997 !Oka Tokat Elena Episode: "Telekinesis"
1998 Maalaala Mo Kaya Ning-Ning Episode: "Aklat" [10]
1998-1999 Sa Sandaling Kailangan Mo Ako Eloisa
1999-2003 Tabing Ilog Epifania 'Eds' delos Santos-Mercado [1][11][4]
2000 Maalaala Mo Kaya Tin-tin Episode: "Burger Joint"
2001 Maalaala Mo Kaya Nanette Episode: "Banyo"
2002 Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan Sophia Bustamante Ilagan
2002 Maalaala Mo Kaya Bernadette Episode: "Suman At Ketchup"
2003 Maalaala Mo Kaya Carol Banawa Episode: "Mikropono"
2003 Maalaala Mo Kaya Roxanne Episode: "Pawikan"
2003-2004 Sana'y Wala Nang Wakas Shane Diwata
2004 Tara Tena: Steps to the Heart Marla
2004 Wansapanataym Monique Episode: "Mic ni Monique"
2005 Maalaala Mo Kaya Ilang Episode: "Bestida"
2006-2007 Super Inggo Cynthia
2007 Maalaala Mo Kaya Patty Episode: "Blue Rose"
2007 Super Inggo 1.5: Ang Bagong Bangis Cynthia
2009 May Bukas Pa Minerva
2009 Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Bud Brothers Peppermint ‘Pepper’ Duque [2][1][7]
2009 Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Somewhere In My Heart Euphemia ‘Femi’ Dalisay [2]
2010 Rubi Cristina Perez
2010 Showtime Herself/Judge
2010 Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Alyna Lilet Cenarosa-Del Carmen
2011 Maalaala Mo Kaya Imelda Episode: "Tindahan"
2011-2012 Angelito: Batang Ama Jenny Ambrosio
2012 Lorenzo's Time Young Mildred
2012 Angelito: Ang Bagong Yugto Jenny Amborsio
2013 Maalaala Mo Kaya Leni Gerona-Robredo Episode: " Tsinelas"
2013-2014 Annaliza Stella Celerez-Querubin / Stella Celerez-Benedicto [3]
2014 Banana Split: Extra Scoop Herself Guest, 1 episode [4]
2014 Home Sweetie Home Melchora Guest, 1 episode [11]
2014 Maalaala Mo Kaya Liezel Go Episode: "Wedding Gown"
2014-2015 Two Wives Yvonne Aguiluz-Guevarra/ Yvonne Aguiluz-Medrano [4]
2015 Maalaala Mo Kaya Rea Episode: "Hat"


Year Title Role Notes Source
1996 Ang TV: The Movie
1997 Flames: The Movie Jenny [10]
1998 Nagbibinata Mae [10]
1999 Oo Na, Mahal Na Kung Mahal Miles [10]
2001 Mila Winona [10]
2002 Batas Ng Lansangan Marissa
2002 Kung Ikaw Ay Isang Panaginip Peachy
2003 Ang Tanging Ina Jenny
2009 Iliw Fidela
2010 My Amnesia Girl Cameo appearance
2010 Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To!) Jenny [12]
2015 The Bet

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Work Award Category Result Source
1998 Maalaala Mo Kaya: "Aklat" Asian Television Award 1998 Best Actress Nominated [10]
2014 Annaliza Yahoo! Celebrity Awards Female Kontrabida of the Year Nominated
2015 Maalaala Mo Kaya: "Hat" PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Single Performance by an Actress Nominated [13]


  1. ^ a b Kaye Abad was born in the United States. Thus, she does not possess her mother's maiden name which is Cosme.


  1. ^ a b c d Quintos, Napoleon (June 16, 2009). "Kaye Abad returns to TV in 'Precious Hearts Romances presents Bud Brothers'". Showbuzz Feature. ABS-CBN.com. Archived from the original on 2009-06-19. Retrieved October 18, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c Quintos, Napoleon (October 7, 2009). "Kaye Abad is very happy to be back on TV". Showbuzz Feature. ABS-CBN.com. Retrieved October 18, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c Smith, Chuck (16 August 2013). "Kaye Abad 'Confident' She Has No Sex Video with Chito Miranda". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 12 July 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Angelica Panganiban faces John Lloyd's ex Kaye Abad". Star Cinema. 16 October 2014. Retrieved 12 July 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Kaye Admits Breaking Hearts of Ex-boyfriends". ABS-CBN News. 30 May 2016. Retrieved 12 July 2016. 
  6. ^ "Why Kaye Abad Broke Up with Guji Lorenzana". ABS-CBN News. 18 March 2014. Retrieved 12 July 2016. 
  7. ^ a b Serato, Arniel C. (18 March 2014). "Guji Lorenzana Confirms Breakup with Kaye Abad". GMA News Online. Retrieved 12 July 2016. 
  8. ^ "Kaye Abad, Paul Jake Castillo Confirm Relationship". ABS-CBN News. 27 May 2014. Retrieved 12 July 2016. 
  9. ^ Jimenez, Joyce (18 May 2016). "Kaye Abad, Paul Jake Castillo Engaged". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 12 July 2016. 
  10. ^ a b c d e f Abunda, Boy (19 July 2001). "Kaye Abad: True-blue Child of Show Business". The Philippines Star. Retrieved 12 July 2016. 
  11. ^ a b Abunda, Boy (11 October 2014). "Kaye Miss na Miss Na si John LLoyd". Showbiz News Now Na!. Pilipino Star Ngayon. Retrieved 12 July 2016. 
  12. ^ Balbuena, Vanessa A. (27 December 2010). "Ai Ai delas Alas: "Ang Tanging Ina" On and Off Screen". The Freeman. Retrieved 12 July 2016. 
  13. ^ "Nominees for the 29th Star Awards for TV bared; Kapuso Alden Richards Competes Against Six Kapamilya Stars for Best Drama Actor". PEP. 8 November 2015. Retrieved 2 December 2015. 

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