|Born||Samuel Lloyd Milby[fn 1]
May 23, 1984
Troy, Ohio, United States
|Agent||Star Magic (2005–present)
Cornerstone Talent Management Center (present)
Samuel Lloyd Milby[fn 1] (born May 23, 1984) popularly known as Sam Milby, is a Filipino-American former reality TV contestant, actor, commercial model, recording artist and businessman, of dual American and Filipino citizenship.
Samuel Lloyd Lacia Milby was born in Troy, Ohio, the youngest child of Elsie Ronquillo Lacia (born March 15, 1958, Tago, Surigao del Sur), and Lloyd William Milby (born October 21, 1934, Dayton, Ohio), an entrepreneur.
Sam Milby was raised in Tipp City, Ohio. From age 9, he trained and lived with his ice-skating coach, and was home schooled until he was 15. He competed in numerous major ice skating competitions, including the Junior Nationals. He and his skating partner of 4 years won silver and other awards in the course of his serious skating stint.
Returning to the Philippines in 2005, Milby decided to seriously pursue a career in show business and modeling. He landed bit roles in some ads before obtaining a lead role in Close Up's TV commercial with Barbie Almalbis. He subsequently joined Pinoy Big Brother, which featured 12 men and women from different walks of life; Milby was not one of the original 12, but joined the cast when one of the contestants left the house. After this, he became into an actor and recording artist and signed up a contract with ABS-CBN. His first major film debut was Close to You, produced by ABS-CBN subsidiary Star Cinema and co-starring John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo.
In early 2006, Milby released a self-titled debut album. He did a concert titled "Heartthrobs" at the Music Museum on February 2 and 3, 2007. It had its repeat on March 17, 2007 following the big success of the first concert. He did his first major solo concert dubbed as Sam Milby: Rockoustic Heartthrob at the Aliw Theater on October 25, 2008. He also did several concerts in USA, Canada, Asia, and Europe.
In 2012, Milby spent three months in the United States, taking part in auditions in New York. He also performed in concerts and tours, playing Lazarus for one night in the Broadway musical Godspell, and guest-starring in Anna Maria´s Benefit Concert in New York with Anna Maria´s Godspell costars Corbin Bleu, Wallace Smith, Nick Blaemire, Eric Krop, and George Salazar.
Milby took part in the Cannes Film Festival in 2013, where the Adolf Alexis movie "Death March", in which he had acted, was nominated in Un Certain Regard section.
- Sam Milby (2006, Star Records)
- A Little Too Perfect (2007, Star Records)
- Love Duets (2009, Star Records; collaboration with Toni Gonzaga)
- Be Mine (2011, Star Records)
- 2006, "Langit Na Naman", on Hotsilog: The ASAP Hotdog Compilation
- 2007, "You and I," "Can't Cry Hard Enough," "In Love with You", on Maging Sino Ka Man Soundtrack
- 2012, "After All" on "A Beautiful Affair OST"
- 2014, "And I Love You So", "Chasing Cars" on Star Cinema (20th Year Commemorative Album)
Awards and nominations
|Awards and Nomination|
|Year||Award Giving Body||Category||Nominated Work||Results|
|2006||19th Aliw Awards||Best New Male Artist||Himself||Won|
|36th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards||Most Promising Male Singer||Won|
|20th PMPC Star Awards for TV||Best New Male TV Personality||ASAP||Won|
|22nd PMPC Star Awards for Movies||New Movie Actor of the Year||You Are the One||Won|
|ENPRESS Golden Screen Awards||Breakthrough Performance by an Actor||Nominated|
|1st ASAP Pop Viewers' Choice Awards||Pop Screen Kiss (shared with Toni Gonzaga)||Won|
|Pop Movie Theme Song (shared with Toni Gonzaga)||You Are the One (song from the movie You Are the One)||Won|
|Anak TV Seal Awards||Top 10 Most Admired Male Personality||N/A||Included|
|2nd Myx Music Awards||Favorite Male Artist||Sam Milby||Nominated|
|37th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards||Prince of Philippines Movies||You Are the One||Won|
|2nd ASAP Pop Viewers' Choice Awards||Pop Screen Kiss||You Got Me||Won|
|21st PMPC Star Awards for TV||Best Drama Actor||Maging Sino Ka Man||Nominated|
|2008||Star Magic Ball Awards||Most Chandon Sparkling Couple of the Night (shared with Anne Curtis)||N/A||Won|
|22nd PMPC Star Awards for TV||Best Drama Actor||Maging Sino Ka Man: Ang Pagbabalik||Nominated|
|2009||Dangal ng Bayan Awards||Best Actor||Only You||Won|
|Best Male Performing Artist||Love Duets||Won|
|2010||7th Golden Screen Awards||Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Drama)||And I Love You So||Nominated|
|5th ASAP Pop Viewers' Choice Awards||Pop Pin-Up Boy||N/A||Won|
|Pop Love Team (shared with Anne Curtis)||Babe, I Love You||Won|
|2011||35th Gawad Urian Awards||Best Actor||Third World Happy||Nominated|
|6th Myx Music Awards||Favorite Myx Celebrity VJ||N/A||Nominated|
|Eastwood City Walk Of Fame||Celebrity Inductee||Acting, Singing, Musician, Endorsing||Won|
|2012||25th Awit Awards||Best Ballad Recording||Hindi Kita Iiwan||Won|
|7th Myx Music Awards||Favorite Mellow Video||Nominated|
- Sam Milby was born in the United States. Thus, he does not possess his mother's maiden name which is Lacia.
- "Samuel Lloyd Lacia Milby (b. 1984) - Ohio Birth Index, 1908-2011". Birth-records.mooseroots.com. Retrieved 2015-09-26.
- "Philippines Civil Registration (National), 1945-1984 Image Philippines Civil Registration (National), 1945-1984; ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-G5P9-7D — FamilySearch.org". Retrieved December 22, 2015.
- "Lloyd William Milby (b. 1934) - Ohio Birth Index, 1908-2011". Birth-records.mooseroots.com. Retrieved 2015-09-26.
- "Shaina Magdayao for Mali | Celebrities call for Mali's transfer - Yahoo News Singapore". Ph.news.yahoo.com. 2013-05-28. Retrieved 2015-09-26.