Ella Cruz in 2014 promotional short about the making of Dilim
(1996-08-17) August 17, 1996
|Occupation||Actress, endorser, host, model, dancer|
|Agent||Star Magic (2007-2009; 2010; 2011-2015; 2016-2017)
D5 Studio (2011; 2015;2018-present)
Viva Artist Agency
Sari Sari Channel
|Height||4 ft 11 in (150 cm)|
Gabriela Annjane Umali Cruz also known as Ella Cruz (born August 17, 1996) is a Filipino actress, product endorser, host, commercial & promotional model, and dancer. She is notable as Aryana in the 2012 fantasy drama series of the same name. she is currently under Viva Artist Agency. Cruz’s father was born in Palau and her mother in the Philippines
She started her career in GMA Network since 2006. her first activity is Majika. Cruz moved to rival network, ABS-CBN since 2007. in 2010, she returned to GMA Network for Panday Kids and Ilumina. she once again moved to ABS-CBN to appear in Maalaala Mo Kaya, Cruz secondly returned to GMA Network in 2011, but later quickly moved to TV5 for Inday Wanda, and officially transferred to ABS-CBN & Star Magic as a contract artist.
She was known for playing the teen character of Cristine Reyes in the TV series Dahil Sa Pag-ibig. Cruz was often paired with Francis Magundayao (who played the teen Piolo Pascual in the same TV series). She starred in Aryana as Philippines’ first teen mermaid. She also played as a teen mom in Bagito.
As of 2015, Cruz signed a contract with Viva Artist Agency as of 2015. She starred in several shows on TV5 like #ParangNormal Activity and played the role of Avah Chen in TV5’s Wattpad Presents: Avah Maldita (Oh! Aarte pa?). She also became a host in a Sunday variety show, Happy Truck HAPPinas. Cruz made her last appearance as part of Kapamilya (ABS-CBN) Family in Ipaglaban Mo last 2016.
In 2017, she got her very first leading role in her movie Fangirl, Fanboy with (Julian Trono). Within the same year, she (alongside Julian Trono) published a book, under VRJ Books Publishing, titled “Jump In” where past photos and stories of their love team (JulianElla) can be found, as well as some of the poems that Julian Trono made for her on Twitter.
|2018||Cry No Fear||Wendy|
|Somebody to Love||Amelie|
|2013||A Moment in Time||Mai-Mai Javier|
|2012||Shake, Rattle & Roll 14||Erlinda|
|The Promise||Young Andrea|
Awards and nominations
|Year||Award Giving Body||Category||Nominated Work||Results|
|2008||56th FAMAS Awards||Best Child Actress||Resiklo||Won|
|2nd Gawad Genio Awards||Best Film Child Performer||Won|
|2011||25th PMPC Star Awards for TV||Best Children Show Host
(shared with Tropang Potchi hosts)
|As lead artist|
|“Sabi Na Sayo Eh”||2017||Sabi Na Sayo Eh|
|“Tumalon” with Julian Trono||2017||Tumalon|
|“Isang Tingin” with Julian Trono||2017||“Fangirl, Fanboy” Soundtrack|
|“Ikot ng Mundo” with Julian Trono||2017||“Operation: Break The Cassanova’s Heart” Soundtrack|