Sheryl Rose Anna Marie Sonora Cruz (born April 5, 1974 in Makati, Rizal, Philippines), better known simply as Sheryl Cruz, is a Filipina actress and singer. She is known for her role as Divina Ferrer in 2007's television drama series Sinasamba Kita, and as Valeria on Bakekang and the Philippine remake of Rosalinda.
Sheryl Rose Anna Marie Sonora Cruz
April 5, 1974
Makati City, Philippines
|Occupation||Actress, singer, composer|
After four years out of ABS-CBN, in 2012, she had a guest appearance on the series Walang Hanggan as young Virginia "Manang Henya" Cruz, portrayed by Ms. Susan Roces. In 2013, while she's still a contract star of ABS-CBN, she became part of Galema: Anak ni Zuma, critically known as Galela Carriedo.
She returned to her home network GMA Network in 2014, where she had been working since then, being given many roles and TV appearances.
Cruz started her career at a very young age. She won the FAMAS Best Child Actress award for her portrayal in the movie "Mga Basang Sisiw" opposite Janice de Belen, Che Che and the late Julie Vega. She also won best child actress for the movie "Roman Rapido" opposite her late uncle the King of Filipino Movies, Fernando Poe Jr.. She was also in the movie "Ang Leon at Ang Kuting"(1980) with Fernando Poe Jr. and in the movie "Tropang Bulilit"(1981) with Niño Muhlach and Lea Salonga.
She was later contracted by Regal Films along with Kristina Paner and Manilyn Reynes to form the sensational group "TRIPLETS". Among the three, Manilyn Reynes became the Star of the New Decade and Sheryl Cruz became the Princess of Philippine Cinema. At that time, GMA Network established the youth oriented TV show "That's Entertainment" hosted by German Moreno, where she became part of the Wednesday group.
Her movie career blossomed as part of Philippine cinema's most memorable love teams, that of herself and Romnick Sarmenta. Sheryl then signed a contract with Seiko Films. Sheryl was named during her teen years as "The Princess of the Philippine Movies". She later married and moved to the United States. In August 2004, Sheryl decided to return home, and starred in her comeback movie, Mano Po 3: My Love, with her godmother the Star for All Seasons, Ms. Vilma Santos-Recto, governor of Batangas.
But her biggest break was starring in two seasons of Now and Forever, "Tinig" and "Ganti", which garnered high ratings (equivalent to that of a primetime show) despite its being on an afternoon timeslot. She appeared on Bakekang, in which her antagonist character, Valeria, became a household name. In 2007–2008, she transferred to ABS-CBN after her blooming career on GMA when she was offered to play Miss Minchin, the main antagonist of Princess Sarah, as Xandra in Komiks Presents: Varga, and a special participation role in Lobo that is starred by Angel Locsin. She decided to transfer back to GMA Network and decided to stay at her home network to do Luna Mystica, opposite a former talent of ABS-CBN, Heart Evangelista.
In the mid-plot of the Sine Novela offering, Tinik Sa Dibdib, she was cast as an additional character in the series, rumored that she was the replacement of Ara Mina. In the series, she was the lead antagonist, the love triangle between Lando (portrayed by Marvin Agustin) and Lorna (portrayed by Sunshine Dizon in the first three weeks and Nadine Samonte onwards.)
After her role on Tinik sa Dibdib, Cruz was chosen by GMA Network to appear in Langit sa Piling Mo as a guest star. She also starred in the first season of the GMA reality comedy series Ang Yaman ni Lola and Grazilda.
In 2012, she later returned again to ABS-CBN as Cruz appeared in a special participation role in the last episodes of the hit phenomenal teleserye Walang Hanggan, playing the role of a younger Manang Henya (portrayed by her aunt Ms. Susan Roces) in flashbacks. She, along with her cousin Sunshine Cruz, is currently a part of the 2013 hit afternoon action-horror-drama series Galema: Anak ni Zuma, starring Andi Eigenmann.
On December 7, 2013, Cruz won the P1,000,000 in The Singing Bee with four consecutive answers.
She returned to her home network, GMA Network once again in 2014. She had been working there ever since. She has been given many roles and TV appearances. Her latest role is in the afternoon drama series Buena Familia. She portrays Josephine Carter, alongside Bobby Andrews, who portrays Arthur Buena, her love interest and Angelu de Leon as Bettina Agravante-Buena, whom she sees as her competition for Arthur's love.
Her parents were both Sampaguita Pictures stars – Ricky Belmonte and Rosemarie Sonora. Her ethnicity is French-Chinese on her maternal side, Tagalog on her paternal side, and Spanish-Filipino on both her maternal and paternal sides. She is the niece of actress Susan Roces, the Queen of Filipino Movies. Cruz and her husband Norman Bustos were married in 1996 but filed for divorce in March 2008. They have a daughter named Ashley Nicole. Sheryl Cruz on filed her candidacy for councilor of Manila but lost in the May 13, 2019 National elections.
|Young Once upon a Time||Herself||Net 25|
|2018||Tadhana: Saranghae||Genie||GMA Network|
|My Guitar Princess||Adele Raymundo|
|2017/2018||Impostora||Bettina "Betty" Romero|
|2017||Meant To Be||Beatriz Spencer-Del Valle|
|2016||Oh My Mama||Julia Domingo-Reyes|
|Once Again||Agnes Carbonnel|
|2015||Buena Familia||Josephine Carter|
|Love Hotline||Amalia Punzalan|
|Imbestigador: Hinalay sa loob ng bahay (Gupit Panty)|
|2014||Strawberry Lane||Monique Tolentino-Bernarte|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Jeep||Rosalina "Lina"||ABS-CBN|
|2013||The Singing Bee||Herself Guest Celebrity Player (Won 1 Million Pesos)|
|2013/2014||Jim Fernandez's Galema, Anak ni Zuma||Galela Carriedo|
|2012||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Sanggol||Susan Roces|
|Walang Hanggan||young Virginia "Henya" Cruz|
|Isang Dakot Na Luha||Helga Zamora||TV5|
|2011||Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin||Amara Luna||GMA Network|
|Mga Nagbabagang Bulaklak||Rosal Flores||TV5|
|Babaeng Hampaslupa||Young Helena See|
|Untold Stories Mula Sa Face To Face: Sa Piling ng Kaaway||Nenita|
|2010/2011||Ang Yaman ni Lola||Kimberly Hechanova-Cabagnot|
|2009/2010||Sine Novela: Tinik Sa Dibdib||Rita Domingo|
|2009||Rosalinda||Donya Valeria Del Castillo-Altamirano|
|SRO Cinemaserye: Ganti Ng Puso||Viola Ojeda|
|2008/2009||Luna Mystika||Alice Sagrado|
|2008||Lobo||Young Eleanora "Lady Elle" Blancaflor||ABS-CBN|
|Komiks Presents: Varga||Xandra|
|2007||Princess Sarah||Miss Maria Minchin|
|Mga Mata ni Anghelita||Magdalena||GMA Network|
|Sinasamba Kita||Divina Ferrer|
|Now and Forever: Tinig||Selena|
|2005||Now and Forever: Ganti||Samantha|
|2004||Startalk||Herself / Host|
|Magpakailanman: Jinky Oda Story||Jinky Oda|
|1996||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Various roles||ABS-CBN|
|1993||Haybol Rambol||GMA Network|
|1981/1996||Lovingly Yours, Helen|
|1986–1992||That's Entertainment||Herself / Wednesday Group Member|
|1992–1996||GMA Supershow||Herself / Co-Host|
- Sheryl (1989)
- Walang Ganyanan (1991)
- Row 4 (Ang Baliktorians) Movie Soundtrack (1993)
- There's No Place Like Home (2009)
- Sa Puso ay Ikaw pa Rin (2014)
- "ASIAN JOURNAL a San Diego original. The 1st Asian Journal in Ca,USA. A Filipino American weekly. Online – Digital – Print Editions". asianjournalusa.com. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
- Santiago, Erwin. "Sheryl Cruz and husband Norman Bustos file for divorce". PEP.ph. Retrieved January 31, 2019.