Serena Dalrymple

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In this Philippine name. The middle name or maternal family name is Gail and the surname or paternal family name is Dalrymple.
Serena Dalrymple
Born Serena Gail Dalrymple
(1990-09-07) September 7, 1990 (age 26)
Manila, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Alma mater De La Salle–College of Saint Benilde
Hult International Business School
Occupation Child star, actress
Years active 1998-present
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.[1]

Early and personal life[edit]

Dalrymple was born to Robert Lloyd Dalrymple, a Scottish American and a former military officer, and Wilma Billones-Dalrymple.[1][2] 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.[2] 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.[3] 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.[2] She attended high school at the O. B. Montessori Center in Las Piñas, from which she graduated on March 29, 2007.[citation needed] 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.[1] Fellow actress Shaina Magdayao is one of her best friends.[citation needed]


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.[citation needed] Later that year, she also played alongside comedy queen Ai-Ai de las Alas in the hit movie and sitcom Ang Tanging Ina.[4] Afterwards, she did a couple of movies and eventually did her last show Spirits with other teen contract stars of Star Magic.[citation needed] She announced her retirement from show business in 2004.[5] 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!).



Title Year Role
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
Mila 2001 Jenny
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
Hiling 1999 Trinkle
Bata, bata ... Paano ka ginawa? 1998 Maya
Tong tatlong tatay kong pakitong-kitong 1998 Jingle
Haba-baba-doo, puti-puti-poo! 1998 Serena


Show Year Role
Kababayan Today 2015 Guest
Maalaala Mo Kaya 2010
Simply KC 2010 Herself
Spirits 2004 Liz
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
Marinella 1999 Ella

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Film Award/Critics Award Movie Result
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


  1. ^ a b c "How is Serena Dalrymple". Malaya. 2007-06-13. Archived from the original on June 16, 2007. Retrieved 2008-01-02. 
  2. ^ a b c "Serena Dalrymple still 'scared'". Asian Journal Online. 2003-10-31. Archived from the original on 2008-03-11. Retrieved 2008-01-02. 
  3. ^ Francisco, Butch (2000-07-18). "Who will take care of little orphan Serena". Philippines Headline News Online. Retrieved 2008-01-02. 
  4. ^ Jose Vanzi, Sol (2003-05-20). "Serena finds perfect role". Philippine Headline News Online. Retrieved 2008-01-02. 
  5. ^ "Ex-child star Serena Dalrymple: Bye, showbiz". GMA News (in Tagalog). 2007-07-13. Retrieved 2008-01-01. 

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