Vina Morales

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Vina Morales
Vina Morales.jpg
Morales at the Ikon Asean competition in 2007, holding her IKON Philippines trophy.
Born Sharon Garcia Magdayao
(1975-10-17) October 17, 1975 (age 39)
Bogo City, Cebu, Philippines
Occupation Singer, actress, model
Years active 1986–present
Agent Star Magic (2000–present)
Family Shaina Magdayao (sister)

Vina Morales (born Sharon Garcia Magdayao on October 17, 1975 in Bogo City, Cebu,[1] Cebu City,[2] Philippines) is a Filipino singer, actress and model.



At age nine, Morales started singing with her church choir at the St. Vincent Ferrer Parish in Bogo. This lead her to a music career. Father Fritz T. Malinao, a priest and a songwriter in his church community discovered Morales' talent and asked her to sing one of his compositions as an entry in the Cebu Pop Music Festival.[3] The song, "Paglaum", which means "hope" in Cebuano language, won the Grand Prize and earned the Best Interpreter Award for young talents in the Philippines.

Representatives from Viva Films saw her performance and offered her a singing and acting contract. She and her family moved to Manila where she auditioned for a film career in the Philippine film industry. She changed her birth name from Sharon Garcia Magdayao to Vina Morales.[4]

Morales' first film debut was Nakagapos na Puso where she co-starred with Sharon Cuneta. In her late teen years, Morales appeared in Ang Utol Kong Hoodlum and Anghel Na Walang Langit. She also appeared in The Sarah Balabagan Story.

Morales recorded albums and performed in live concerts in the Philippines, including 2004's Mamahalin Ka Niya. She co-wrote the lyrics of a song titled Paano Kaya Magtatagpo?, along with Filipino model, actor and musician, Piolo Pascual. The music was composed by Arnel de Pano. Later, Morales and Pascual recorded the song as a duet. Other songs on the album include Yakapin Mo Ako, Pangako and Saan Darating ang Umaga. In 2003, she held a multi-city US tour titled Vina Revealed and Vina's Hot.

Morales performed the song Yakapin Mo Ako while portraying singer Joey Albert on the biographical TV series Maalaala Mo Kaya. In 2002, she co-hosted a series of Philippine shows with Martin Nievera in the United States and Canada. She was the first Filipino to sing at the New York International Music Festival held at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas in 2003. In 2006, she also did a tour in the United States.[5] In 2007, she starred in ABS-CBN's Maria Flordeluna, where she played Elvira. She also represented the Philippines at the 2007 Ikon Asean singing contest and won the competition.

In 2010, she was cast in Agua Bendita, an ABS-CBN soap opera starring Andi Eigenmann.[6][7][8][9]

In 2011, Morales played her very first antagonist role as Cecilia "Cecile" Altamira in Nasaan Ka Elisa?, a remake of the 2009 Chilean telenovela of the same title that was later remade in the United States in 2010.

In 2013, she returned to television with the afternoon series May Isang Pangarap, and later became a part of the primetime series Maria Mercedes, a remake of the 1992 Mexican telenovela of the same name that starred Thalía.

In 2014, she marked her movie comeback with Robin Padilla in the 2014 MMFF film Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo.

In 2015, she will star in the late night primetime series Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita that is set to replace Faith in the first quarter of the year.

Personal life[edit]

She has a younger sister named Shaina Magdayao[10] who is also an actress and model. She has a daughter Ceana born in 2009. She was previously in a relationship with Cedric Lee[11]


  • Vina
  • Forbidden
  • Easy To Love
  • No Limits



Year Title Role
2014 Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo Gregoria de Jesús/Oriang
2000 Sagot Kita: Mula Ulo Hanggang Paa Ma. Cecilia
Eto na naman ako Ana María Ledesma
1999 Ang Boyfriend Kong Pari Reggie
Ako'y Ibigin Mo... Lalaking Matapang Violy
'Di Puwedeng Hindi Puwede! Kristine
1997 Wag na wag kang lalayo
The Sarah Balabagan Story Sarah Balabagan
Lab en Kisses Kisses
1996 Huwag Mong Isuko ang Laban Cecilia
April Boys: Sana'y mahalin mo rin ako Letty
1995 The Flor Contemplacion Story Russell Contemplacion
Love Notes
Campus Girls Vangie
Anghel na walang langit Anghela/Anita
1994 The Untold Story: Vizconde Massacre II - May the Lord Be with Us Carmela Vizconde
Pinagbiyak na bunga: Lookalayk Kathy
Grepor Butch Belgica Story Girlfriend No. 4
Ang pagbabalik ni Pedro Penduko Anna
Kadenang bulaklak Jasmin Abolencia
1993 Sana'y ikaw na nga Jessica
Sala sa init, sala sa lamig Trina
Hanggang saan hanggang kailan Jocelyn Ilustre
1992 Miss na miss kita (Utol kong hoodlum II) Bing
1991 Darna
Alyas Batman en Robin Vina
Maging sino ka man Loleng
Ang utol kong hoodlum Bing
1990 Wooly Booly 2: Ang titser kong alien Girlie
Teacher's Enemy No. 1 Trixie
Petrang Kabayo 2: Anong ganda mo! Mukha kang kabayo Pinky
Tootsie Wootsie: Ang bandang walang atrasan
1989 Wooly Booly: Ang classmate kong alien Susie
Estudyante blues Bebs
Abot hanggang sukdulan Carmi
Bakit iisa lamang ang puso Ging
Bondying: The Little Big Boy Bingbing
Ang lahat ng ito pati na ang langit Maureen
1988 Kumander Bawang Vinia
1987 Kung aagawin mo ang lahat Young Maureen
1986 Captain Barbell Kidnap Victim
Nakagapos na Puso Mitzi Delfino
1985 Binhi


Year Title Role Network
2015 Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita Cecilia Macaraig-Natividad ABS-CBN
2014 Ipaglaban Mo: Ako Ang Iyong Ina Dr. Karen Villaruel
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Cellphone Bambi
2013–2014 Maria Mercedes Magnolia Alegre
2013 Wansapanataym: Mommy On Duty Flory del Rosario
May Isang Pangarap Karina "Kare" Rodriguez
2012 Wansapanataym: Yaya Yaya Puto Maya Olivia
Wansapanataym: Maya Aksaya Susan
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Belo Jane
2011–2012 Nasaan Ka Elisa? Cecilia "Cecile" Altamira-de Silva
2011 Wansapanataym: Ulo Mia Gonzales
Star Circle Quest: The Search for the Next Kiddie Superstar Herself/Judge
2010 Rod Santiago's Agua Bendita Mercedes Montenegro-Cristi
2009 May Bukas Pa Choir Member
Wowowee Herself/Guest Performer
2008 IKON Philippines Herself RPN
2007 Maria Flordeluna Maria Elvira Aragoncillo-Alicante ABS-CBN
2006 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Bahay Diana del Mundo
2003 Darating Ang Umaga Arianna B. Cordero/Anya
2000–present ASAP Herself/Host/Performer
2000 Codename: Verano Carmela Bernardo GMA Network
1997–2000 SOP Herself/Host/Performer
1993–1994 Vina Herself/Host/Performer ABC
1992 Lira Edene GMA Network
1987–1996 That's Entertainment Herself


  1. ^ "Pinoyvision Entertainment - Vina Morales". 
  2. ^ "Biography for Vina Morales". IMDB - The Internet Movie Database. 
  3. ^ Vanessa A. Balbuena (The Freeman). "Vina Morales: "I'm happy with or without lovelife"". (The Filipino Global Community). Retrieved February 13, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Biography for Vina Morales". - The Internet Movie Database. 
  5. ^ "Viva Vina, The Other Concert Queen!". Carousel Pinoy Entertainment. Retrieved May 19, 2006. 
  6. ^ Ricky Lo. "The Philippine Star Funfare Update: Vina not hiding pregnancy". ABS-CBN5 News. Retrieved September 26, 2008. 
  7. ^ "Vina confirms pregnancy (2.52 p.m.)". Sun (Sun Star, Newspaper-Philippines). Retrieved September 25, 2008. 
  8. ^ "Vina gives birth to a baby girl (4:17 p.m.)". Sun Star Newspaper-Philippines. Retrieved April 25, 2009. 
  9. ^ Jocelyn Dimaculangan. "Vina Morales throws underwater-themed party for daughter's first birthday". Retrieved April 25, 2010. 
  10. ^ Rodolph Ian Alama, Durian Jam. "Star power equals political power?". Sun Star, Davao Newspaper (Philippines). Retrieved May 9, 2010. 
  11. ^ Marinel Cruz. "Vina Morales delivers healthy baby girl.". (Philippine newspaper). Retrieved April 25, 2009. 

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