Liza Soberano

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Liza Soberano

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Liza Soberano
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Soberano in January 2016
Born Hope Elizabeth Soberano
(1998-01-04) January 4, 1998 (age 19)[1]
Santa Clara, California, U.S.
Nationality Filipino
Occupation
  • Actress
  • model
Years active 2010–present
Agent Star Magic (2011–present)
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[2]
Signature
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Hope ElizabethLizaSoberano (LIE-za;[3] born January 4, 1998)[1] is a Filipino actress and model. She started in a range of television series and films, including Wansapanataym (2011), Kung Ako’y Iiwan Mo (2012), She’s the One (2013), Must Be… Love (2013). She is known for playing the protagonist Maria Agnes Calay in the hit romantic comedy television series Forevermore (2014–15). Since then, she has taken on starring roles in the films Just The Way You Are, based on the Wattpad book The Bet, Everyday I Love You (both in 2015) and the television series Dolce Amore (2016). In 2017, she starred in the romantic comedy drama film My Ex and Whys, and is confirmed to star in Darna as the eponymous comic book superheroine.

Early and personal life

Hope Elizabeth Soberano was born in Santa Clara, California, to a Filipino father John Castillo Soberano, and an American mother, Jacqulyn Elizabeth Hanley.[4][5] She was raised in Visalia, California, by her paternal grandparents when her parents separated.[6][7] In 2008 at the age of 10, she moved to Manila, Philippines, to live with her father and relatives.[8]

Soberano became a Roman Catholic on July 24, 2015, having underwent Christian initiation rites.[9] Soberano wanted to study a degree in psychology as her pre-law[10][11] but due to her busy schedule at the moment, she studies an online business management course at Southville International School affiliated with Foreign Universities, but she said she is still interested in pursuing a course in psychology when she gets the time to go back to school.[12]

Career

At the age of 12, after moving to Manila, she was offered jobs to model for print ads. At the age of 13, a talent scout spotted her and was introduced to Ogie Diaz, who is her current talent manager. Since she could not speak Tagalog at the time, her talent manager encouraged her to become fluent in the language so she can land good television and film projects.[1][13]

Soberano made her acting debut in the fantasydrama, comedy anthology Wansapanataym (2011). She then had a minor role as Claire Raymundo in the defunct afternoon series Kung Ako’y Iiwan Mo (2012). Soberano then played the role of Angel in Must Be… Love, Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo‘s premier movie. In 2013, she also starred as Gillian in She’s the One with Bea Alonzo, Dingdong Dantes and Enrique Gil. A year later in 2014, she joined the primetime television series Got to Believe as Padilla’s other love interest.[14]

Soberano’s breakthrough came in when she received her first leading role in the hit romantic comedy television series Forevermore (2014) as strawberry farmer Maria Agnes Calay alongside Enrique Gil, who played Alexander “Xander” Grande III, a hotel company heir who eventually becomes Agnes’ love interest. The series’ finale had rating of 39.3%.[15][16] The popularity of Soberano and Gil’s pairing as a “love team” known as LizQuen was considered by Star Cinema and ABS-CBN as the “Breakthrough Love Team of 2015” on Philippine primetime television.[17][18][19]

Following the success of Forevermore, Soberano starred in the film based on the Wattpad book The Bet. The film adaptation, initially titled as the same name as its source material, and was renamed as Just The Way You Are (2015).[20][21][22][23] In October 2015, Soberano and Gil then starred in a romantic drama film with actor Gerald Anderson, Everyday, I Love You, directed by Mae Czarina Cruz-Alviar.[24][25][26]

In February 2016, Soberano starred in the romantic comedy melodrama series Dolce Amore. She portrays Serena Marchesa, a young girl raised in Italy by her adoptive parents. Though she lives a good life, she cannot shake off the feeling that an important part of her identity seems to be missing.[27]

In August 2016, it was announced that Soberano had signed as the new face of Maybelline.[28]

In 2017, Soberano starred in the romantic comedy drama film My Ex and Whys opposite Enrique Gil. The film was directed by Cathy Garcia Molina, who had previously worked with them in Forevermore.[29] The film was released in February 2017, grossing ₱31.5 million on its first day.[30]

In May 2017, Soberano confirmed that she would star as Darna in Erik Matti‘s upcoming film adaptation, which is set to be released later in the year. Angel Locsin was initially tapped by Matti to play the role, but backed out following a back injury.[31]

In the media

Soberano at ASAP in New York 2016

Since the rise of her career after the television series Forevermore, Soberano has been hailed as one of the most beautiful actresses in the Philippines, adored by fans and celebrities alike. International Dubai-based couture designer Michael Cinco who then wasn’t familiar with Soberano nor her works remarked about her beauty on his Instagram account upon seeing her photo, while noted fashion and celebrity photographer Mark Nicdao dubbed Soberano as “The New Paraluman” on a post on his Instagram account, giving nod to the great Filipina actress Paraluman, who during her prime was noted for her beauty.[32]

Often described by the media as “one of Philippine television’s most beautiful faces”,[33] However Soberano said “I appreciated it, but sometimes that’s all they notice. I don’t want them to remember me because I’m pretty.” As for her, she wants to be recognized for her confidence and courage to take new roles in her career.[34]

In August 2015, she was included in The Philippine Star Lifestyle “29 Most Bright & Beautiful” list as its 29th anniversary with an exhibit honoring 29 power women, alongside with power brokers, retail royalty, media mavens, stylist and women in the headlines.[35]

Despite being a relatively newcomer to the industry, Soberano has been described by critics as a talented actress. Soberano’s performance in the film Everyday, I Love You received positive reviews from critics; Peter P. Asilo of the Philippine Daily Inquirer said: “Soberano’s acting choices may need more texture and refinement—but, at only 17, lovely Liza is quickly coming into her own as a fine actress!”[36] Columnist Mario Bautista said: “We’ll have no reservations in declaring that the prettiest, most refreshing, most captivating young actress.” “Beautiful from any angle, she also acts competently, doing both her madcap as well as her dramatic scenes quite convincingly.” “The camera just loves her and she doesn’t make any false move, whether she’s clowning around or getting to be so emotional.” “She has an endearing screen presence and palpable charisma.”[37] while Abby Mendoza of Pep.ph, regarding her performance, said: “it is Liza Soberano who particularly stands out—which isn’t to harp on her beautiful face on screen. She is a natural who displays the right restraint, pleasing to watch all the more since she doesn’t try too hard.”[38]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Must Be… Love Angel Gomez Film debut
2013 She’s The One Gillian Supporting role
2015 Just The Way You Are Sophia Taylor Lead role
2015 Everyday I Love You Audrey Locsin Lead role
2017 My Ex and Whys Calixta “Cali” Ferrer Lead role
2018 Darna Darna / Narda In pre-production

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Wansapanataym Mac Episode: “Mac Ulit-Ulit”
2012 Kung Ako’y Iiwan Mo Claire Raymundo Credited as Hope Soberano
2012 Maalaala Mo Kaya Young Gladys Episode: “Singsing”
2013–present ASAP Herself Co-host, performer
2013 Wansapanataym Dahlia Episode: “Flores De Yayo”
2013 Maalaala Mo Kaya Una Episode: “Box”[39]
2013 Luv U Pia Guest cast
2013–14 Got to Believe Alexa “Alex” Rodrigo Main cast, additional
2014 Maalaala Mo Kaya Aileen Episode: “Orasan”
2014–15 Forevermore Maria Agnes Calay Lead role
2016 Dolce Amore Serena Marchesa / Monica Urtola Lead role
2017 Maalaala Mo Kaya Pia Wurtzbach Episode: “Korona”
2017 Bagani Main role

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2013 27th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Female New TV Personality Kung Ako’y Iiwan Mo Nominated [40]
2014 30th PMPC Star Awards for Movies New Movie Actress of the Year Must Be… Love Nominated [41]
2014 ASAP Pop Viewers’ Choice Awards Pop Female Cutie N/A Nominated [42]
2014 1st Pep List Choice Awards Female Teen Star of the Year N/A Nominated [43]
2014 Celebrity Pair of the Year (shared with Enrique Gil) N/A Nominated
2014 46th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards Most Promising Female Star of the Year Forevermore Won [44]
2015 Candy Readers’ Choice Awards Favorite Actress N/A Nominated
2015 Favorite Love Team (shared with Enrique Gil) N/A Nominated
2015 2nd Pep List Choice Awards Breakout Star of the Year N/A Nominated [45]
2015 Best PEPTalk Episode N/A Nominated
2015 Celebrity Pair of the Year (shared with Enrique Gil) N/A Nominated
2015 29th PMPC Star Awards for Television German Moreno’s Power Tandem Award (shared with Enrique Gil) N/A Won [46]
2015 Push Awards PushLike Most Liked Group or Tandem (shared with Enrique Gil) N/A Nominated [47]
2015 Awesome Selfie Queen N/A Nominated
2015 PushTweet Most Liked Group or Tandem (shared with Enrique Gil) N/A Nominated
2015 PushGram Most Loved Group or Tandem (shared with Enrique Gil) N/A Nominated
2015 PushPlay Best Female Celebrity N/A Won
2015 PushElite Female Celebrity of the Year N/A Won [48]
2015 ASAP Pop Teen Choice Awards Pop Teen Sweetheart N/A Nominated [49]
2015 Pop Teen Social Media Star N/A Won
2015 Pop Teen Love Team (shared with Enrique Gil) N/A Nominated
2015 Pop Teen Fans Club (shared with Enrique Gil) N/A Nominated
2015 28th Aliw Awards Best Female Performer in Mall Shows N/A Nominated
2015 ALTA Media Icon Awards Best Love Team (shared with Enrique Gil) N/A Won [50]
2015 Anak TV Seal Awards Makabata Star Awardee N/A Included [51]
2016 47th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards Most Popular Love Team of Movies and TV (shared with Enrique Gil) Forevermore, Just The Way You Are, Everyday I Love You Won [52]
2016 32nd PMPC Star Awards for Movies Movie Love Team of the Year (Special Award) (shared with Enrique Gil) Everyday I Love You Nominated [53]
2016 3rd Pep List Choice Awards Female Movie Star of the Year Everyday I Love You Nominated [54]
2016 Celebrity Pair of the Year (shared with Enrique Gil) N/A Nominated
2016 Female Teen Star of the Year N/A Nominated
2016 6th EdukCircle Awards Drama Actress of the Year Dolce Amore Nominated
2016 Most Influential Love Team of the Year (shared with Enrique Gil) N/A Nominated
2016 Most Influential Celebrity Endorser of the Year N/A Won
2016 ALTA Media Icon Awards Most Influential Female TV Personality Dolce Amore Won [55]
2016 Best Actress (Film) Everyday I Love You Won
2016 TWBA: 1st Abundant Awards Hottest Newsmaker (shared with Enrique Gil) N/A Won [56]
2016 Most Kilig Revelation (shared with Enrique Gil) N/A Won
2016 30th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Drama Actress Dolce Amore Nominated [57]
2016 Push Awards Push Ultimate Fan (shared with Enrique Gil) N/A Won [58]
2016 10th Star Magic Ball Best Dressed Female N/A Won [59]
2016 Anak TV Seal Awards Makabata Star Awardee N/A Included
2016 3rd Star Cinema Awards Favorite Loveteam of the Year (shared with Enrique Gil) N/A Won
2016 Favorite Fandom of the Year (shared with Enrique Gil) N/A Won
2016 Favorite Trending Sensation (shared with Enrique Gil) N/A Won
2016 ASAP Pop Teen Choice Awards Pop Social Media Star N/A Won [60]
2016 Pop Fans Club (shared with Enrique Gil) N/A Won
2016 Pop Love Team (shared with Enrique Gil) N/A Nominated
2016 RAWR Awards Favorite Actress of the Year N/A Won [61]
2016 Popular Love Team (shared with Enrique Gil) N/A Won
2016 Fan Club of the Year (shared with Enrique Gil) N/A Won
2016 2nd Illumine Innovation Awards for Television Most Innovative TV Actress Dolce Amore Won
2016 Most Innovative TV Love Team (shared with Enrique Gil) N/A Won
2017 3rd Aral Parangal Awards of the Young Educator’s Summit Best Drama Actress Dolce Amore Won
2017 4th Paragala: The Central Luzon Media Awards Best Television Actress Dolce Amore Won [62]
2017 4th Lyceum of the Philippines University UmalohokJuan Awards Television Actress of the Year Dolce Amore Won
2017 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Favorite Pinoy Star N/A Nominated
2017 Golden Laurel Lyceans’ Choice Media Awards Most Popular Love Team (shared with Enrique Gil) N/A Won
2017 Most Influential Social Media Personality N/A Won
2017 Centro Escolar University Mass Communication Awards for Media and the Arts Excellence Awardee in the Field of Entertainment TV Dolce Amore Won
2017 48th Box Office Entertainment Awards Most Popular Loveteam of the Year (shared with Enrique Gil) N/A Won [63]
2017 De La Salle University PARAGON Best Female Endorser in Face of Advertising and Marketing Excellence N/A Won
2017 4th Pep List Choice Awards Celebrity Pair of the Year (shared with Enrique Gil) N/A Pending
2017 Female Teen Star of the Year N/A Pending
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