Bianca King

Bianca Charlotte King (born 18 March 1986) is a German-born Filipina actress, model, music video director, and host. She is best known for playing the role as Noemi Manansala in the thriller drama series Sinner or Saint (2011), as Aviona in the hit fantaserye Mulawin (2004), as well as her first lead prime time soap, Luna Blanca (2012), where in she played the title role of black-skinned Luna.

Bianca King
Born
Bianca Charlotte King

(1986-03-18) 18 March 1986
Alma materDe La Salle–College of Saint Benilde
OccupationActress, model, music video director, host
Years active2004–present
AgentGMA Artist Center (2004-2014)
Talent5 (2014-2017)
Star Magic (2017-present)

Bianca King starred in the afternoon drama Maghihintay Pa Rin of GMA Network with Rafael Rosell and Dion Ignacio.

She went to San Beda College Alabang during her grade school and high school years. She proceeded to take up AB Digital Filmmaking in De La Salle - College of St. Benilde and is a music video director.

King's biggest breaks where Sinner or Saint in 2011, and Broken Vow in 2012. In 2014, she transferred to TV5 where she started in the Tuesday Primetime Drama Obsession with Marvin Agustin and Neri Naig and Elizabeth Oropesa and got another main role in comedy show Mac and Chiz and hosted TV5’s Showbiz Konek na Konek. In 2017, she came back to television on ABS-CBN's Pusong Ligaw as her first soap with the network since her transfer. According to King she did not tell anyone about her transfer only former co-star Iza Calzado, a former GMA Television artist.

Biography

Early life and career beginnings

King's career started at the age of 13, when she began modeling for print ads and TV commercials. She did ads for a deodorant, beverage and hotdogs brands, to name a few.

Career

2004-2014: Mulawin and supporting roles

In 2004, Bianca King was first cast as part of the last batch of Click, where she played the role of a golden-hearted balikbayan, Marnie. Her on-screen partner was Warren Austria, whose claim to fame is his shampoo commercial. Bianca was joined by then the winners of first season of StarStruck who were Mark Herras, Jennylyn Mercado, Yasmien Kurdi and Rainier Castillo. After her role on Click, King was cast as part of one of the Fantaseryes of the network which was Mulawin led by Richard Gutierrez as Aguiluz and Angel Locsin as Alwina. King played the role of Aviona, a female warrior who was secretly in love to Mulawin. Before landing a lead role in 2011, Mulawin was considered to be her biggest break as she was one of the lead casts together with Gutierrez, Locsin and Dennis Trillo. According to her, she consider that moment the "turning point" of her career because she was "able to show off her talent purely in acting".

In 2005, Bianca King also tried her hosting skills via the gender-sensitive magazine show 3R together with Iza Calzado, Bettina Carlos and Chynna Ortaleza. Bianca was also part of the sixth season of the youth-oriented romance-based show, Love to Love, entitled Wish Upon a Jar starring Yasmien Kurdi and Rainier Castillo. She also got her break in the silver screen via the independent film, Birhen ng Manaoag led by Jodi Sta. Maria. She played the role of Marie, the daughter of the character of Cherrie Pie Picache. She also got a role in the movie Hari ng Sablay led by Bearwin Meily as Monica. In December 2005, King was part of 2 of the 8 film entries in the 2005 Metro Manila Film Festival. She reprise her role of Aviona in the movie version of Mulawin wherein the film stood as the television series' sequel. Aside from her role as Aviona, Bianca was also part in the fourth installment of one of Regal Films' most successful movie franchises, Mano Po 4: Ako Legal Wife. Aside from her Mano Po appearance, Regal Films also made Bianca to be part of I Will Always Love You starred by Richard Gutierrez and Angel Locsin. She was also hand picked by Mark Meily to star in the short film, The Sugar Affair.[1]

In 2006, Bianca was signed up by Herbench to endorse their summer line. One of the leading men’s magazine in the Philippines featured Bianca twice on their cover, the first through their September 2005 and again on the June 2006 issue. Bianca was voted as one of FHM’s 100 sexiest women several times.

Bianca was also chosen by Bench to be one of the main endorsers of the Bench Fever: Underwear Fashion Show 2006. Her billboards were scattered all over the metropolis and she wowed the crowd onstage that day at the Big Dome. She had a cameo role in Rufa Mae Quinto’s Oh My Ghost! under OctoArts Films and was part of GMA Network's multi-million underwater fantasy series, Atlantika.

Bianca was once again became a part of Love 2 Love opposite StarStruck winner, Mark Herras, in the series entitled My Darling Mermaid as Patty and in the last installment entitled Jass Got Lucky led by Lovi Poe and Cogie Domingo.

In 2007, she was part of the success of the phenomenal television hit, MariMar, where she played Natalia Montenegro. After her MariMar role, she landed a role in one of the casts of Sine Novela: My Only Love. The said remake was led by Rhian Ramos and Mark Herras. Bianca King also starred in GMA Network's telefantasya, Dyesebel, which she worked with Marian Rivera for the third time since MariMar and Super Twins.[2]

2009-2014: Directorial debut and further projects

In early 2009, Bianca was cast as one of the leading ladies of Richard Gutierrez's character in the Philippine adaptation of Zorro together with Rhian Ramos and Michelle Madrigal. She was also part in the first story under SRO Cinemaserye series, Ganti. She co-starred with Marvin Agustin, Sheryl Cruz and Geoff Eigenmann. For the 2009 Metro Manila Film Festival, King was part of the film entry Wapakman led by the boxing champ, Manny Pacquiao.

The year 2009 marked Bianca King's directorial debut through Hale's first single in their fourth album, "Bahay Kubo". GMA Network also gave Bianca the director's job for Frencheska Farr's debut single, "Today I'll See The Sun". Both songs directed by King were able to be in the hit charts in the local music scenes.

During the first quarter of 2010, Bianca was cast in The Last Prince. She portrayed the role of Bawana, the one who loved Prinsipe Almiro/Haring Almiro (Abrenica) but the latter chose to love Lara Fernandez (Bernal).

In 2013, she starred in her last project with the network, Maghihintay Pa Rin.

Move To TV5 (2014-2017)

She signed an exclusive contract with TV5 after thirteen years being a Kapuso. She started getting main roles in Obsession and Mac and Chiz and started her hosting career in Showbiz Konek na Konek. She stayed with the Kapatid Network until 2017.

Transferring to ABS-CBN: Pusong Ligaw And others

She left TV5 after three years and signed an exclusive contract with ABS-CBN, she was cast in Pusong Ligaw as her first major project in the network and became a co-host of ASAP. In 2018-2019, she starred as Aliyah Torres in an extended stint on Halik.

Filmography

Television

YearTitleRoleNetwork
2019Maalaala Mo Kaya: SinturonInnaABS-CBN
2018-2019 HalikAliyah Torres
2018 Maalaala Mo Kaya: KidneyLove
2017–2018Pusong LigawMargarette "Marga" Dimaawa
2017 ASAPHerself / Performer
2015Showbiz Konek na KonekHostTV5
Mac & ChizCandy
2014 ObsessionVanessa Villareal
2013Maghihintay Pa RinGeneva "Gen" De VillaGMA Network
2012 Luna BlancaAdult Luna
Spooky Nights: KasambahayLaura
Spooky Valentine: MaestraElena
Broken VowMelissa Santiago
LegacyYoung Isabel Calcetas-Aragon
2011 Spooky Nights: ParolCarol
Sinner or SaintNoemi Manansala
Mars Ravelo's Captain BarbellLt. Lary Gempez
2010The Last PrinceDiwani Bawana
2009 ZorroCara
SRO Cinemaserye: Ganti Ng PusoJanelle Alcantara
2008 Mars Ravelo's DyesebelBetty Salcedo
2007Sine Novela: My Only LoveTrixie
MariMarNatalia Montenegro / Fake MariMar Perez-Santibanez
Super TwinsKatrina
2006AtlantikaXera
Love to Love: Jass Got LuckyParis
Love to Love: My Darling MermaidPatty
2005 Love to Love: Wish Upon a JarMiel
2004MulawinAviona
ClickMarnie

Films

YearTitleRole
2012 Sosy Problems Danielle Alvarez
2011 San Lazaro Cheska
2010 Working Girls Dara Dela Vega
2009 Wapakman Mystika
2008 Iskul Bukol: 20 years After Girlie
One True Love Ara Mejares
2006 Gigil Kit
I Will Always Love You Donna
Oh My Ghost! Jolina
2005 Hari ng Sablay Monica
Mulawin the Movie Aviona
Mano Po 4: Ako Legal Wife Trixia
Birhen ng Manaoag Marie

Accolades

Awards and nominations

Year Award-Giving Body/Critics Category Results Ref
201238th Metro Manila Film FestivalSMDC Female Celebrity of the NightWon

References

  1. "Bianca King Biography". Blogspot.com. 10 February 2008. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
  2. "Philstar.com | Latest Philippine news and multimedia". philstar.com. Archived from the original on 19 March 2008.
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