Sharlene San Pedro

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Sharlene San Pedro
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Sharlene San Pedro backstage during "ASAP Fans Day" on 18 May 2014
Sharlene Santos San Pedro

(1999-04-05) 5 April 1999 (age 19)
Pulilan, Bulacan, Philippines
OccupationActress, VJ
Years active2004–present
AgentStar Magic (2004–present)
Known forGigi in Mga Anghel na Walang Langit
Sarah in Princess Sarah
Shirley in Luv U
WebsiteSharlene San Pedro on Facebook

Sharlene Santos San Pedro (born 5 April 1999), better known as Sharlene San Pedro, is a Filipino actress and VJ.

She made her first television appearance at the age of four when she joined ABS-CBN's talent search Star Circle Quest: Kids Edition in 2004, and came in at second place. She is known for portraying the roles of Gigi, Calla & Lily, and Shirley in the series Mga Anghel na Walang Langit, Calla Lily, and Luv U respectively. She was also chosen among all the child actresses of ABS-CBN to reprise the role of Princess Sarah in 2007.

San Pedro received her first acting award as the "Most Popular Child Actress" by the Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation in 2009. In 2012, San Pedro was nominated in the 17th Asian Television Awards as Best Actress in a Lead-Drama Role for her portrayal as a teenage mother in the Maalaala Mo Kaya episode, "T-Shirt".

Early life[edit]

Sharlene San Pedro was born on 5 April 1999 in Pulilan, Bulacan to parents Hector, a business man,[1] and Myleen. She has two brothers named Jeremy and Clark: the former being the oldest of the three, while the latter is the youngest.[2] She attended Sto. Cristo Elementary School during kindergarten.[3]


2004–2006: Star Circle Quest and Goin' Bulilit[edit]

In 2004, San Pedro joined the reality-based talent competition Star Circle Quest on ABS-CBN. Together with the other contestants, San Pedro had undergone talent training, physical enhancement and different challenges to test their talent skills.[4]

She managed to be in the "Magic Circle of 5" with fellow competitors Nash Aguas, Aaron Junatas, Mikylla Ramirez, and CJ Navato. During the 'Grand Questors Night' held on 5 June 2004 in Araneta Coliseum, she won first runner-up. Soon after, she became a part of Star Magic with an exclusive contract with ABS-CBN. Her acting career began in the same year, portraying the young Faith/Tala in Krystala.[3]

In February 2005, San Pedro was cast in the then newly launched sketch comedy gag show, Goin Bulilit, featuring children in various comedic situations.[5] She was in the main cast until 2011, when she graduated.[6] The 'Seventh Batch Graduates', including San Pedro, left due to the fact that the show is for kids, while they were already growing older.[7]

Aside from being one of the original mainstays in Goin Bulilit, San Pedro also starred in OK Fine Whatever sitcom, again, with Aguas. In addition, she was one of the main cast in Mga Anghel na Walang Langit, portraying as Gigi. Her performance involved heavy drama acting since the series depicts the lives of exploited and unfortunate children.[2] She was next cast to play two different characters on ABS-CBN's television series Calla Lily. The story was about Calla and Lily (both played by San Pedro) who have different personalities: one is outspoken while the other is shy.[8]

2007–2011: Film projects and recognition[edit]

San Pedro during her younger years.

In 2007, San Pedro became the main lead once again in ABS-CBN's Princess Sarah after Calla Lily. The next year, Sharlene was chosen to portray the role of Young Selene in Rounin, a fantasy and martial arts series shot using high-definition video technology, a first in the Philippine series.[9] The series marked San Pedro and Jairus Aquino's first team-up; they were once again paired up later on as on-screen teenage sweethearts in Luv U in 2013.[10]

In October 2008, she was cast on her first film, Mag-ingat Ka Sa... Kulam,[11] with Judy Ann Santos. Her performance earned her a nomination for the Movie Child Performer of the Year at the 25th PMPC Star Awards for Movies.[12] She also appeared as a guest star in the series Kung Fu Kids, playing the role of Reyna Ungga-Ungga, the person who eventually helped the seven Kung Fu kids in their battles. The next year, San Pedro joined the cast of Kamoteng Kahoy, an indie film by Maryo J. de los Reyes.[13] She was also cast with Jairus Aquino in ABS-CBN's Pieta as Kakai Angeles.

San Pedro received her first acting award as the Most Popular Child Actress by the Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation.[14] In addition, she was nominated the Best Comedy Actress by the PMPC Star Awards for TV for two consecutive years since 2008[15] for her character roles in Goin Bulilit.[16] Her portrayal of young Mabel in the horror suspense film Segunda Mano marked her fourth film and her first official entry to the 2011 Metro Manila Film Festival.[17] The following year, she played Nene in Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang.

Following the start of her teenage years came the end of her spot in Goin Bulilit. After six years, she left the show in 2011.[18]

2012–2017: Teenage years, international recognition and Luv U[edit]

Sharlene San Pedro and Jairus Aquino, her on-screen love interest in Luv U and other shows.

During her career gap, she frequently stars in Maalaala Mo Kaya series, which features weekly real-life stories or anecdotes of common people or even famous celebrities and personalities through letter-sending.[19]

In 2012, she starred in Larong Bata, a film promoted and supported by the Department on Education for it showed the effects of bullying among kids. The film received positive reviews and was frequently shown in the different schools in the Philippines.[20] In the same year, she was nominated in the 17th Asian Television Awards as Best Actress in a Lead-Drama Role for her portrayal as a teenage mother in the Maalaala Mo Kaya episode, "T-Shirt".[21] The next year, she starred as Lavinia in Star Cinema's Must Be Love released on 13 March. She later joined the second season cast of Luv U.[22][23]

San Pedro (right) alongside Janella Salvador portrays as Faye in the 2015 horror film Haunted Mansion.

In 2014, she starred in Wansapanatym's month-long special "Si Lulu At Si Liit" with Jairus Aquino and Francis Magundayao.[24] The story and their team-up received favorable reviews and consecutive high ratings.[25] She started appearing in the Primetime series again soon after, now as a teenager. She received guest roles in FlordeLiza and Ang Probinsyano, wherein she was reunited with Nash Aguas in the latter. She also starred as one of the supporting cast in Nathaniel in 2015. By the end of the year, she was cast in the 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival film entry Haunted Mansion as Faye.[26] Her acting was praised as she "...displays acting chops honed from years in the business. She does not resort to hysterics, but doles out an even and even mature performance as Ella's best friend.[27]

Together with Jairus Aquino, San Pedro was announced to be one of the new video jockeys in the music channel MYX in the beginning of the year 2016. According to the announcement, ever since "[t]hey... won as the MYX Celebrity VJ Duo in the show’s weekly online poll [in February 2015], their followers have shown interest in seeing them again on the music channel".[28] Both were also cast in Wansapanatym's "Susi Ni Sisay" by Wenn V. Deramas. This was Deramas' last TV project before he died.[29] Still paired with Aquino, San Pedro was supposed to appear in Written in Our Stars as a supporting cast but the show was postponed due to lead star Toni Gonzaga's pregnancy announcement.[30] During this time, they were cast in the noon-time drama series Langit Lupa.[31]

Also in 2016, San Pedro pursued her singer career when she launched her first single "Paraan". The song is a cover of Filipino band Mayonnaise's track from their album Tayo na Lang Dalawa released in 2014. The band members, significantly its singer, Monty Macalino, worked close with her and supported her to pursue her singing career. An accompanying music video was also released under Yellow Room and directed by Chuck Ronquillo.[32] Her cover single received the Favorite Remake award at the 12th Myx Music Awards held the next year.[33] In 2017, she released another cover single "Stars & Caramel Bars", originally performed by Filipino indie band Sourberry. The music video accompaniment features Arturo Daza, her co-VJ in MYX.[34]

2018–present: Singing career and Class of 2018[edit]

After releasing two singles in 2016 and 2017, respectively, San Pedro continued to pursue her music career, now under Ivory Music and Video. On 27 June, she officially became a singer under Ivory Music and she is planning to release an album around the second half of the year.[35]

In May 2018, San Pedro was cast in TRex Entertainment's action-thriller-comedy film Class of 2018 alongside Nash Aguas, Kristel Fulgar, and CJ Navato. The four of them were former part of Goin' Bulilit cast. This marks as her first lead role in a film and her first time in years to act again.[36]

Sharlene San Pedro (and Jairus Aquino) happily greets their fans during "ASAP Fans Day" on 18 May 2014.

Personal life and education[edit]

Aside from acting, she also sings and plays the guitar.[37] She also collects watches as she values time.[38]

Despite her work schedule, she finished her high school as a regular student at the Sanctuary Christian School in 2015.[39] She is currently taking AB Psychology at the AMA Online Education.[40]

Public image[edit]

Star Cinema recognized San Pedro as the most promising female star in 2014 after she won the votes from the fans.[41] The production company lists that she is a "versatile teen actress", "hard worker", "talented", "the next big thing", and "being an inspiration to people".[42]



Year Title Character/Role Notes
2008 Mag-ingat Ka Sa... Kulam Sophie Won Most Popular Child Actress
One True Love Sandra
2009 Kamoteng Kahoy Rosemary Indie film
2011 Segunda Mano Young Mabel 2011 Metro Manila Film Festival official entry
2012 Larong Bata Charming girl Indie film
Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang Nene
2013 Must Be Love Lavinia
2015 Haunted Mansion Faye 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival official entry
2016 Resbak Leila Indie film
2017 "Tatlong Bibe" Liberty
2018 Class of 2018 Ada First lead role


Year Title Character/Role Notes
2004 Wansapanataym Ginny
Krystala young Faith/Tala
2005 Goin Bulilit herself 2005-2011; 2015; Nominated twice for Best Comedy Actress in the PMPC Star Awards for TV
OK Fine Whatever Sharlene
Mga Anghel Na Walang Langit Gigi first lead role
2006 MMK: "Shades" Baby Season 14; Episode 408
Calla Lily Calla and Lily first twin role
Komiks Presents: "Sandok Ni Boninay" Boninay Season 1; Episode 10
2007 Princess Sarah Sarah Crewe
Rounin young Selene
Ysabella young Alex Mendoza
Margarita Gelly Trinidad
Love Spell Presents: "Hairy Harry" Celine Season 5; Episode 2
Pedro Penduko at ang mga Engkantao Monique
2008 Lobo young Lyka Raymundo / Ulay
Kung Fu Kids Reyna Ungga-Ungga
MMK: "Ice Cream" young Charice Pempengco Season 17; Episode 176
Komiks Presents: Tiny Tony Celine
Pieta Kakai
MMK: "Lason" Lilet Season 17; Episode 245
2009 MMK: "Wheel Chair" young Bernadette Season 17; Episode 508
MMK: "Sulô" (Torch) Carmin Season 18; Episode 11
Tayong Dalawa young Ingrid Martinez
2010 Momay Lindsay
MMK: "Kwintas" (Necklace) young Myla Season 18; Episode 33
Goin' Bulilit Presents: Prom the Bottom of my Heart 5th anniversary special
MMK: "Mangga" young Marie Season 19; Episode 7
Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo young Selina
2011 Wansapanatym: "Sabay-Sabay Pasaway" Hannah Ferrer Season 2; Episode 44
MMK: "Wig" young Gretchen Season 19; Episode 33
Goin' Bulilit Presents: Dance Upon A Time Bea
Your Song Presents: "Someone Like You" Kim Fatima Martin
MMK: "Sulat" Edlyn Season 19; Episode 47
My Binondo Girl young Amethyst Sy
2012 MMK: "Belo" young Jane Season 20; Episode 12
MMK: "T-shirt" Gigi Season 20; Episode 19; Nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role in the Asian Television Awards
MMK: "Cellphone" young Lyn Season 20; Episode 46
2013 Luv U Shirley Bernardo 2nd season; 2013-2016
MMK: "Kulungan" Chacha Season 21; Episode 131
2014 MMK: "Harmonica" Neth/Nenita Season 22; Episode 157
Wansapanatym: "Si Lulu at si Lili Liit" Lulu/Lili second twin role; Season 5; Episodes 177-183
MMK: "Lipstick" Young Susan Season 22; Episode 172
2015 Nathaniel Hannah Bartolome / Mary V. Laxamana
Ang Probinsyano Teen Glen Corpuz
2016 Wansapanataym: Susi Ni Sisay Sisay Season 7; Episodes 283-292
Langit Lupa Corazon "Heart" Cayabyab
2017 MMK: "Candy" Princess Season 25; Episode 17
MMK: "Jumper" young Jake Zyrus Season 25; Episode 33
Ipaglaban Mo: "Kulam" Ria Episode 174
2018 MMK: “Rubber Shoes” Mary Joy Tabal Season 26; Episode 8; Nominated for Best Single Performance by an Actress at the PMPC Star Awards

Digital shorts[edit]

  • 2018: Coffee Break - "Decaf"[43]

Reality/Variety shows[edit]

Year Title
2004 Star Circle Quest
2009 It's Showtime: Kids Edition
2011 I Dare You
2013 Minute to Win It
2014 Gandang Gabi Vice
2016 Magandang Buhay
Family Feud
2016 Minute To Win It


  • MYX VJ: 2016–present



Year Title Album details Track listing
2004 My First Lessons with Jollibee
Track listing
  • Alpabetong Filipino
  • Mga Hugis at Kulay
  • Bilang
2006 My First Lessons with Jollibee (Series II)
Track listing
  • My Self
  • My Community
  • My Family
2008 Jump Around
Track listing
  • "Jump Around"
  • "KOkobom"
  • "Moose Dance"
  • "Rain Rain Go Away"
  • bonus: "Jump Around" Minus 1


Year Title Album
2016 "Paraan" non-album single
2017 "Stars and Caramel Bars" non-album single


Music videos[edit]

As a singer
Year Song Details Length
2016 "Paraan"[44]
  • Director: Chuck Ronquillo
2017 "Stars and Caramel Bars"[45] 3:51
As a guest
Year Song Details Length
2007 "Gusto Na Kita" (I Like You Already)[46] 3:59
2016 "Ferris Wheel"[47] 4:28

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Giving Body Category Nominated Work Results
2008 22nd PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Comedy Actress[15] Goin Bulilit Nominated
24th PMPC Star Awards For Movies Movie Child Performer Of The Year[12] Mag-ingat Ka Sa... Kulam Nominated
2009 Gawad Genio Awards Best Film Child Performer[48] Nominated
40th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards Most Popular Child Actress[49] Won
23rd PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Comedy Actress[16] Goin Bulilit Nominated
2012 Asian Television Awards Best Actress in a Leading Role[21] Maalaala Mo Kaya: T-shirt episode Nominated
2014 10th ASAP Pop Viewers' Choice Awards Pop Teen Popsies (shared with Jairus Aquino)[50] N/A Won
2016 11th Myx Music Awards Favorite MYX Celebrity VJ (shared with Jairus Aquino)[51] MYX VJ Celebrity for the month of February Nominated
2016 ASAP Pop Teen Choice Awards Pop Love Team (shared with Jairus Aquino)[52] N/A Nominated
2017 Myx Music Awards 2017 Favorite Remake[33] "Paraan" Won
Favorite Guest Appearance in a Music Video (shared with Jairus Aquino)[33] "Ferris Wheel" Nominated
2017 Pop Viewers' Choice Awards Pop Love Teens (shared with Jairus Aquino)[53] N/A Nominated
2018 Push Awards 2018 Push Celebrity Squad of the Year #FriendshipGoals(shared with Miles Ocampo)[54] N/A Pending
32nd PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Single Performance by an Actress[55] Maalaala Mo Kaya: Rubber Shoes episode Nominated


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