Thea Tolentino

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Thea Tolentino
Born Thea Loise Señerez Tolentino
(1996-08-13) August 13, 1996 (age 21)
Calamba City, Laguna, Philippines
Residence Metro Manila
Nationality Filipino Philippines
Other names Thea, Ashley
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2012–present
Agent GMA Artist Center (2012-present)
Known for Lucille, Pyra, Phoebe, Ashley, Celeste, Trish, Angel, Gindara
Website Thea Tolentino on Twitter Edit this at Wikidata

Thea Loise Señerez Tolentino (born 13, August 1996 in Calamba, Laguna, Philippines), better known for her screen name. Thea Tolentino, is a Filipina actress known for her role as Ashley Mercado Alcantara in the GMA Network television drama The Half Sisters, Tolentino started her career as one of the winners of the second season of the reality show, Protégé, a reality based artista search, created by GMA Network.[1][2][3] Since then, she became a contract artist of GMA and began appearing on their television dramas such as Teen Gen, Anna Karenina, and Pyra: Ang Babaeng Apoy, Previously years 2016, she joined the cast in Hahamakin ang Lahat played the role as Phoebe-Ke.

Early life[edit]

Tolentino was born and raised in Calamba City, Laguna, Philippines, prior in joining Protégé, Tolentino stated that she had never been separated from the family. David Archuleta and Marian Rivera are her favorite celebrities, Crazy Little Thing Called Love is her favorite film, and Lie To Me is her favorite TV series.[4] She's a self-proclaimed Jpop fan, most especially by the Johnny's idol group Hey! Say! JUMP. She said in interviews before that she went back to Japan just to watch their concert and to see her crush Ryosuke Yamada.[5]

Tolentino is currently studying Business Administration Major in Public Administration at Trinity University of Asia. She tries to balance her time between her studies and commitments on television.[6]


2012: Protégé[edit]

Tolentino auditioned in front of Gina Alajar who turned out as her mentor in the entire run of the show. She sang "Torete" by Moonstar 88 while playing a guitar. Eventually, Tolentino and Mark Kenneth Banez was chosen as one of the official protégés for that season and one of the four protégés of Gina Alajar.

Tolentino said that she joined Protégé to hone her skills, to let the people know that she has a talent and to help her family.[6]

Mentor Gina helped Tolentino all throughout the show and Tolentino's shyness was gradually fading as the competition became tougher. The improvement in her performances during gala night was seen by the judges.

Singing is considered as Tolentino's niche. Mikoy Morales, one of Jolina Magdangal's protégés, worked with Tolentino by composing a song entitled "Butterfly". Morales and Tolentino sang the song and Mark Escueta, husband of Jolina Magdangal and one of the members of Rivermaya, helped in creating the music video of "Butterfly".

At the end of the competition, Tolentino was announced as the "Ultimate Female Protégé" by host, Dingdong Dantes. Tolentino's male counterpart in winning the competition is Jeric Gonzales, who is also from Calamba.

2012–2015: Post Protégé[edit]

Weeks after winning the reality search, Tolentino, along with co-winner Jeric Gonzales, were cast in the TGIS' sequel Teen Gen. However, the series ended its run and Tolentino moved on to take part as the scheming "Angel" in the 2013 resurrection of the series Anna Karenina. In mid-2013, GMA Network announced that they have chosen her to play the lead in the new daytime drama Pyra: Ang Babaeng Apoy. In 2014 Tolentino landed the lead character of Ashley as one of the main characters in The Half Sisters, with Barbie Forteza and Andre Paras. This show garnered more extensions and positive ratings, even Tolentino's acting role as Ashley also gained praises as well.

2016: Drama Roles[edit]

She played as a villain in the drama Once Again, led by Aljur Abrenica and Janine Gutierrez. She also starred in various Maynila episodes. Finding her niche in portraying villain roles, Thea played the role of a Pheobe Ke in Hahamakin ang Lahat that ran from the last quarter of the year till the start of 2017.


Right after Hahamakin ang Lahat, she was casted in the primetime drama Destined to be Yours, which was the first TV drama of the Phenomenal Love Team AlDub. She is currently starring in Haplos where she plays a vengeful witch Lucille, opposite the “Healer” character Angela played by Sanya Lopez. Tolentino will also play a role in the upcoming Ken Chan and Barbie Forteza movie titled "This Time I'll Be Sweeter".


Television Dramas
Year Title Role
Celebrity Bluff
Herself along Gabbi Garcia
"The Ghosts"
Maynila: Tapsilove
Lucille Bermudez-Cortez / Rosella "Sella"
Ika-6 na Utos
Paula Montenegro-De Jesus
Destined to be Yours
Patricia "Trish" Villanueva
Hahamakin ang Lahat
Phoebe Ke
Dear Uge: Paano Mapansin Ni Crush?
Once Again
Celeste Carbonnel-Sanchez
The Half Sisters
Ashley Mercado Alcantara-Castillo
Magpakailanman: Ang Masuwerteng Pinay sa Brunei
young Kathelyn
Kambal Sirena
Maynila: Bad Boy Good Heart
Pyra: Ang Babaeng Apoy
Pyra Lucente / Pyra Del Fierro-Calida
Maynila: Moving on with your Heart
Magpakailanman: Flowers of Hope
young Sheryl
Love and Lies
Marissa Rivero-Alcantara
Party Pilipinas
Anna Karenina
Maria Angela "Angel" dela Cruz / Fake Anna Karenina Monteclaro
Teen Gen[7]
Angeline "Angge" Parahinog

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Award Giving Body Category Result
2013 Philippine Movie and Television Press Club 27th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best New Female TV Personality for Teen Gen Nominated

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Santiago, Erwin (21 October 2012). "Jeric Gonzales and Thea Tolentino declared winners of Protege: The Battle For The Big Artista Break". Philippine Entertainment Portal. 
  2. ^ "Meet the Protégé male and female battle champs". 23 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Jeric, Thea win in 'Protégé'". Malaya Business Insight. 23 October 2012. 
  4. ^ GMA Network (5 August 2012). "Thea Tolentino". Retrieved August 2012.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. ^ "Thea Tolentino, mas gusto ang Japanese kaysa Pinoy na maging boyfriend?". GMA News Online. Retrieved 18 May 2016. 
  6. ^ a b Gonzales, Rommel (8 October 2012). "Meet the Top 10 female contenders of Protégé". Philippine Entertainment Portal. 
  7. ^ Rula, Gorgy. "Jodi, malaki ang kontribusyon kay Jolo". Abante Tonite. 
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Krizza Neri
Protege (TV series)
2012 (season 2)
Succeeded by