Sheryl Cruz

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 Cruz
Born
Sheryl Rose Anna Marie Sonora Cruz

(1974-04-05) April 5, 1974
Makati City, Philippines
OccupationActress, singer, composer
Years active1978–present

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.

Acting career

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 2011, Cruz moved to TV5 and joined the cast of Mga Nagbabagang Bulaklak.

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.

Personal life

Her parents were both Sampaguita Pictures stars – Ricky Belmonte and Rosemarie Sonora. Her ethnicity is French-Chinese[1] 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.[2] 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.

Filmography

Television

YearTitleRole(s)Network
2019MagkaagawVeronGMA Network
Young Once upon a TimeHerselfNet 25
2018Tadhana: SaranghaeGenieGMA Network
My Guitar PrincessAdele Raymundo
2017/2018ImpostoraBettina "Betty" Romero
2017Meant To BeBeatriz Spencer-Del Valle
2016Oh My MamaJulia Domingo-Reyes
Once AgainAgnes Carbonnel
2015Buena FamiliaJosephine Carter
Love HotlineAmalia Punzalan
Imbestigador: Hinalay sa loob ng bahay (Gupit Panty)
2014Strawberry LaneMonique Tolentino-Bernarte
Maalaala Mo Kaya: JeepRosalina "Lina"ABS-CBN
2013The Singing BeeHerself Guest Celebrity Player (Won 1 Million Pesos)
2013/2014Jim Fernandez's Galema, Anak ni ZumaGalela Carriedo
2012 Maalaala Mo Kaya: SanggolSusan Roces
Walang Hangganyoung Virginia "Henya" Cruz
Isang Dakot Na LuhaHelga ZamoraTV5
2011Ikaw Lang Ang MamahalinAmara LunaGMA Network
Mga Nagbabagang BulaklakRosal FloresTV5
Babaeng HampaslupaYoung Helena See
Untold Stories Mula Sa Face To Face: Sa Piling ng KaawayNenita
2010/2011GrazildaFabiolaGMA Network
2010/2011Ang Yaman ni LolaKimberly Hechanova-Cabagnot
2009/2010Sine Novela: Tinik Sa DibdibRita Domingo
2009RosalindaDonya Valeria Del Castillo-Altamirano
SRO Cinemaserye: Ganti Ng PusoViola Ojeda
2008/2009Luna MystikaAlice Sagrado
2008LoboYoung Eleanora "Lady Elle" BlancaflorABS-CBN
Komiks Presents: VargaXandra
2007Princess SarahMiss Maria Minchin
Mga Mata ni AnghelitaMagdalenaGMA Network
Sinasamba KitaDivina Ferrer
2006BakekangValeria Arevalo
Now and Forever: TinigSelena
2005Now and Forever: GantiSamantha
2004StartalkHerself / Host
MulawinLinang
Magpakailanman: Jinky Oda StoryJinky Oda
1996Maalaala Mo KayaVarious rolesABS-CBN
1993Haybol RambolGMA Network
1992Billy Bilyonaryo
1981/1996Lovingly Yours, Helen
1986–1992That's EntertainmentHerself / Wednesday Group Member
1992–1996GMA SupershowHerself / Co-Host

Discography

  • 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)

References

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