|Born||Serena Gail Dalrymple
September 7, 1990
|Alma mater||De La Salle–College of Saint Benilde
Hult International Business School
|Occupation||Child star, actress|
|Agent||Star Magic (1998–2004)|
Serena Gail Dalrymple is a Filipina actress who officially retired from show business since 2007, but returned to star in the 2008 film Ang Tanging Ina Ninyong Lahat. During her career, she played roles in a number of movies and television series, largely with ABS-CBN.
Early and personal life
Dalrymple was born to Robert Lloyd Dalrymple, a Scottish American and a former military officer, and Wilma Billones-Dalrymple. She has two sisters, Sarah and Samantha. Her maternal ancestors come from the southern province of Cebu; her grandmother and other relatives are buried there. Her father died of a heart attack when she was five, while her mother became ill with pneumonia and died as well five years later, in 2000. After her mother's death, she was raised by an uncle. Outside of show business, she is also interested in skateboarding with her sister Samantha. She attended high school at the O. B. Montessori Center in Las Piñas, from which she graduated on March 29, 2007. She then went on to study export management at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde and aims to attend university in the United States. Fellow actress Shaina Magdayao is one of her best friends.
Dalrymple began her career in show business in 1997 after her famous television commercial of Jollibee "Isa pa-isa pang chicken joy". Her acting skills earned her minor roles in some movies, through which she began to receive wider recognition Her first movie, Haba-baba-doo, puti-puti-poo! which aired in 1998, brought her alongside fellow child actress Camille Prats. Following appearance, she was given another role in Tong tatlong tatay kong pakitong-kitong, which was released that same year. The following year she managed to do three movies: Type kita, walang kokontra, Tik Tak Toys My Kolokotoys, and Wansapanataym. After participating in plenty of movies, she finally began to star in television series in 2001. The first, entitled Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan, featured co-star Claudine Barretto, and lasted from 2001–2003. While doing that series, she was given another role in Eto na ang susunod na kabanata with Roderick Paulate. In 2003, she starred as Jericho Rosales' sister in the phenomenal hit Sana'y Wala Nang Wakas. Later that year, she also played alongside comedy queen Ai-Ai de las Alas in the hit movie and sitcom Ang Tanging Ina. Afterwards, she did a couple of movies and eventually did her last show Spirits with other teen contract stars of Star Magic. She announced her retirement from show business in 2004. She has returned in showbiz from her retirement and has included in the casts of Ang Tanging Ina Ninyong Lahat and Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To!).
|Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To!)||2010||Cate|
|Ang Tanging Ina N'yong Lahat||2008||Cate|
|I Will Survive||2004||Peachy|
|Ang Tanging Ina||2003||Cate|
|Daddy O! Baby O!||2000||Anna|
|Isprikitik, walastik kung pumitik||1999||Bonna|
|Wansapanataym: The Movie||1999||Barbiel|
|Tik Tak Toys My Kolokotoys||1999||Bullet|
|Type Kita, walang kokontra||1999||Nene|
|Bata, bata ... Paano ka ginawa?||1998||Maya|
|Tong tatlong tatay kong pakitong-kitong||1998||Jingle|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya||2010|
|Ang Tanging Ina||2003||Kate|
|Sana'y Wala Nang Wakas||2003||Rain Soriano|
|Eto Na Ang Susunod Na Kabanata||2001||Duchess|
|Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan||2001||Maying|
Awards and nominations
|2002||Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation Award||Most Popular Child Actress||Won|
|2000||Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation Award||Most Popular Child Actress||Won|
|1999||FAMAS Award||Best Child Actress||Bata, bata ... Paano ka ginawa? (1998)||Won|
|1999||Gawad Urian Award||Best Supporting Actress (Pinakamahusay na Pangalawang Aktres)||Bata, bata ... Paano ka ginawa? (1998)||Won|
|1999||Star Awards for Movies||New Movie Actress of the Year||Bata, bata ... Paano ka ginawa? (1998)||Won|
|1999||FAP Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Bata, bata ... Paano ka ginawa? (1998)||Won|
|1999||Young Critics Circle||Best Performer||Bata, bata ... Paano ka ginawa? (1998)||Nominated|
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