Aljur Abrenica

Aljur Guiang Abrenica[3] (born March 24, 1990) is a Filipino actor, dancer, model and singer. He appeared on the fourth season of StarStruck.[4]

Aljur Abrenica
Aljur Abrenica at Quezon City Hall of Justice, 2014
Born
Aljur Guiang Abrenica

(1990-03-24) March 24, 1990
OccupationActor, singer, model, dancer
AgentGMA Artist Center (2006–2017)
ABS-CBN Entertainment (2017-present)[1]
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[2]
Spouse(s)Kylie Padilla (m. 2018)
Children1
RelativesVin Abrenica (brother)
Musical career
GenresPop
InstrumentsVocals, Guitar
Years active2006–present
LabelsGMA Records
Star Music

Early and personal life

His father, Alfonso Abrenica Jr., was a musician, and his mother, Amor Guiang, was a member of a band. Abrenica attended Don Bosco Academy, Pampanga in high school and has said that he aspired to become a pilot by pursuing aeronautics.[3]

Abrenica is the brother of Vin Abrenica.[3] Abrenica became engaged to actress Kylie Padilla by late January 2017,[5] with whom he has a child, a boy, born on August 4, 2017.[6][7] The two dated from 2011 to 2014.[8] They dated again in September 2016.[9]

Abrenica is a practicing Born-again Christian.[10]

Career

In 2006, he joined reality-based talent search show, StarStruck, and won the "Ultimate Hunk" title. As of September 2007, Abrenica was signed with Regal Films.[11] Abrenica played Cervano/Zaido in Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan. He has also appeared in Dyesebel and Boys Nxt Door, Luna Mystica and SOP Rules. He is also named the "Next Big Male Star" by Yes! Magazine.[12]

Throughout his career in GMA, he was part of the lead cast of All My Life, The Last Prince and Machete, among others. He also starred in the film Nandito Ako...Nagmamahal Sa'Yo, produced by Regal Films. Abrenica joined in a GMA Christmas Reality show, Puso Ng Pasko: Artista Challenge.

In July 2014, Abrenica filed for a petition before the court to be released from GMA Network, stating that the direction of his career does not align with original plans. Despite this, he was still given lead roles in Kambal Sirena and Once Again. He was let go of his home network when his contract expired in March 2017. His last appearances were off-contract guest roles on shows like Bubble Gang.[13]

In August 2017, Abrenica signed an exclusive contract with ABS-CBN. He got his first lead role in the network with Asintado.[14][15]

Filmography

Television drama

YearTitleRoleNetwork
2007Boys Nxt DoorMigs
GMA Network
2007–2008Zaido: Pulis PangkalawakanCervano / Red Zaido
2008Mars Ravelo's DyesebelPaolo Legaspi
2008–2009Luna MysticaLibado
2009Sine Novela: Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin?Miguelito "Lito" Sanchez
All My LifeJules Romualdez
2010The Last PrincePrinsepe Almiro / Haring Almiro
IluminaYñigo Salcedo
2011Pablo S. Gomez' MacheteMachete / Dakila Romero
2011–2012AmayaDayaw
2012Together ForeverSantiago "Yago" Carion
Coffee PrinceArthur Ochoa
2013IndioBagandi
Prinsesa ng Buhay KoNicolo 'Nick' Grande
2014Kambal SirenaKevin Villanueva
2015The Half SistersMalcolm Angeles
DangwaLorenzo "Renz" Arguente
2016 Once AgainEdgardo "Edgar" Del Mundo / Aldrin Sanchez
Usapang Real LoveKiso
2017 FPJ's Ang ProbinsyanoMiguel EnriquezABS-CBN
2018AsintadoAlexander "Xander" Guerrero
Home Sweetie Home Armando
2019 SandugoAristotle "Aris" Reyes / Leo Balthazar

Drama anthology

YearTitleRoleNetwork
2007Mga Kuwento ni Lola BasyangCarlos / PedroGMA Network
2009Dear FriendAlfred
2011Spooky Nights Presents: The RingtoneBrix
2012Spooky Valentine Presents: ManibelaAriel
2013Magpakailanman: Bayarang AdonisKristopher King
2014Magpakailanman: Gas Mo Bukas KoJoel Javier
2015WagasEdwin
Maynila: Dead na Dead SayoPopoy
Maynila: Happily Ever AfterRaymond
Karelasyon: KarmaMarco/Jericho
2016WagasApril Boy ReginoGMA News TV
Karelasyon: BilinJosephGMA Network
2017 Maalaala Mo Kaya: TungkodAntonABS-CBN
Wansapanataym: Louie's BitonRalph Lorenzo
2018Ipaglaban Mo!: DiplomaRichard Domingo
Ipaglaban Mo: DalisayVince Hernandez

Variety and reality shows

Year Title Role Network
2006-2007StarStruck: The Next LevelHimself / Contestant / Ultimate Hunk
GMA Network
2007-2010SOPCo-Host / Performer
2010–2013Party Pilipinas
2011Follow That StarHost/Himself
GMA News TV
2013–2015Sunday All StarsCo-Host / Performer
GMA Network
2017–presentASAP
ABS-CBN
2019Pinoy Big Brother: OtsoCelebrity Star Player

Films

Year Title Role Studio
2008Loving YouRyan PeyraRegal Entertainment
2008I.T.A.L.Y.Budoy PinlacGMA Films
2009Nandito Ako Nagmamahal Sa'YoLorenzo "Tata" LugodRegal Entertainment
2011Temptation IslandAlfredoRegal Entertainment and GMA Films
2012My Kontrabida GirlChris BernalGMA Films
2012D' Kilabots Pogi Brothers Weh?!Police OfficerAPT Entertainment
2012Sossy ProblemsBenjoGMA Films
2014Sa Ngalan ng Ama, Ina, at mga AnakKa-DorioStar Cinema (Aljur's 1st Star Cinema Movie)
2016ExpresswaySinag Maynila Film Festival[16]
2016Ang Hapis at Himagsik ni Hermano PuliHermano PuliT-Rex Entertainment Productions

Discography

Studio albums

Year Title Label
2010 Aljur Abrenica – Sayang Sayang GMA Records, Sony Music

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nomination Result
20131st Sunday All Stars AwardsStand Out Season PerformerNoneWon
2012100 Sexiest Men in the PhilippinesSexiest Filipino MenNoneRanked # 2
2011Ranked # 11
2010Rank # 4
2009Rank # 1
2006Starstruck Season 4Starstruck Ultimate HunkWon
Year Award-Giving Body Category Result
2009 GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards Most Promising Male Star of Movies & TV[17] Won
2011 Yahoo! OMG! Awards Philippines Hottest Actor of the Year Nominated

References

  1. "Aljur 'speechless and honored' to be part of ABS-CBN". ABS-CBN News. August 1, 2017. Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  2. Lo, Ricky (August 18, 2008). "Body Talk with Aljur Abrenica". The Philippine Star. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
  3. Carballo, Bibsy M. (April 29, 2015). "Abrenica bros protect each other". The Philippine Star. Archived from the original on September 16, 2017. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
  4. "Celebrity Life | GMA Entertainment - Online Home of Kapuso Shows and Stars". Gmanetwork.com.
  5. "Kylie Padilla engaged to Aljur Abrenica". GMA Network. January 24, 2017.
  6. News, ABS-CBN. "Kylie Padilla gives birth to baby boy". ABS-CBN News.
  7. "'Little prince' ni Kylie Padilla, isinilang na". GMA News and Public Affairs (in Filipino). August 5, 2017. Retrieved August 5, 2017.
  8. Serato, Arnel (January 25, 2017). "PEP LOOKBACK: The Aljur Abrenica-Kylie Padilla love story". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved January 28, 2017.
  9. "PEP EXCLUSIVE. Aljur Abrenica confirms rekindled relationship with Kylie Padilla" (in Filipino). Philippine Entertainment Portal. November 4, 2016. Retrieved January 28, 2017.
  10. Lo, Ricardo F. (February 21, 2018). "Tuloy ang Kasal!". The Philippine Star. Retrieved July 11, 2019.
  11. "Four StarStruck 4 graduates are now certified Regal Babies". GMA News Online. September 1, 2007. Retrieved November 21, 2013.
  12. "25 Stars to Watch from YES! Magazine's 'The Next Big Thing' List". Femalenetwork.com.
  13. "Boy in trouble: Aljur Abrenica's contract expires, mother network lets him go". March 29, 2017. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  14. "EKSKLUSIBO: Paano ba naging Kapamilya si Aljur Abrenica" (in Tagalog). August 3, 2017. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
  15. "Aljur Abrenica now a Kapamilya!". August 1, 2017. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
  16. "EXPRESSWAY". Sinag Maynila Film Festival. April 1, 2016. Retrieved April 6, 2016.
  17. "40th Box Office Entertainment Awards given out". Pep.ph. Retrieved May 21, 2014.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Marky Cielo
StarStruck
2006 (season 4)
Succeeded by
Steven Silva
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