Ella Cruz

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Ella Cruz
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Ella Cruz in 2014 promotional short about the making of Dilim
Gabriela Annjane Umali Cruz[1][2]

(1996-08-17) August 17, 1996 (age 22)

Nationality Filipino
Occupation Actress, endorser, host, model, dancer
Years active 2006–present
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.

She recently became popular when an uploaded video of her dancing to “Twerk It Like Miley” turned viral in YouTube.

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.


Year Title Role Notes Network
2018 Aja Aja Tayo! Guest/Herself TV5
Operation: Break The Cassanova’s Heart Naomi Mikael “Nami” Perez with Julian Trono SARI SARI Channel (Cignal TV)
Ipaglaban Mo!: Groufie Anna Marcelo ABS-CBN
Road Trip Herself with Marlon Stockinger & Joyce Pring GMA Network
The Lolas’ Beautiful Show Herself / Guest with Julian Trono
Bulagaan Olympics Herself Guest Player
Wish Ko Lang: Hanggang Sa Huli Ella Episode guest
Real Talk Herself / Guest with Julian Trono CNN Philippines
Karelasyon: She Maid It! Aida first comeback project with GMA Network GMA Network
Unang Hirit Herself / Guest Performer with Julian Trono
Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho Herself
#LIKE Herself / Celebrity Contestant
2016 Ipaglaban Mo!: Bugaw Mylene ABS-CBN
Wattpad Presents: TV Movie: I’m His Tutor Mikaela Maghirang With Julian Trono TV5
Young Hearts Presents: Bebeng Pabebe Meets Super Jiro “Bebe”
Carlo J. Caparas’ Ang Panday Phoebe
Happy Truck HAPPinas Host
Wattpad Presents: TV Movie: Avah Maldita Avah Chen
2015–2016 #ParangNormal Activity Charlie
2015 Ipaglaban Mo!: Ang Bintang Mo Sa Akin Rowena ABS-CBN
Inday Bote Teen Fiona Vargas
Wattpad Presents: Love Encounters Lisa Miranda TV5
Wattpad Presents: Hot and Cold Chloe Mendez
Kapamilya Deal or No Deal Herself / #7 Lucky Star (Batch 3) ABS-CBN
2014 Bagito Vanessa Bueno Main cast / Protagonist – Antagonist
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Kumot (The Fighter) Young Leng
Wansapanataym: Nato De Coco Hazel
Ipaglaban Mo: Lalaban Ang Tatay Para Sa’yo Connie
Ikaw Lamang young Guadalupe “Lupe” Roque
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Dos Por Dos Jessa
2013 Wansapanataym: OMG (Oh My Genius) Minerva “Minnie” Tomas
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Box (My Sister’s Bestfriend) Dua
Juan dela Cruz Rebecca
Luv U Mariana
Wansapanataym: Finding Nilo Beauty
2013–2015 ASAP Herself / Performer / Co-Host
2012–2013 Aryana Aryana Mendez
2012 Dahil Sa Pag-Ibig Teen Jasmin Valderama
Wansapanataym: Somewhere Over The Bahaghari Ana
2011 Maalaala Mo Kaya: TV young Mavic
Inday Wanda Toni first TV5 project TV5
Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin Britney GMA Network
Tropang Potchi Herself (host)
2010 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Videoke Priscilla ABS-CBN
Ilumina Czarina GMA Network
Carlo J. Caparas’ Panday Kids Jenny
2009 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Blusa Young Nemie ABS-CBN
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Karnibal Baleleng
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Bangka Young Odette
Only You Andrea Mendoza
2008 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Sumbrero Young Rhea
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Isda Jonah
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Sopas Grace
Goin’ Bulilit Herself
2007 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Panyo Flor first ABS-CBN project
MariMar Young Marimar GMA Network
Super Twins Tin-tin
2006 Now and Forever: Duyan Ella
Now and Forever: Dangal Flor
Majika Young Sabina first TV appearance


Year Title Role
2018 Cry No Fear Wendy
Squad Goals! Leigh
2017 Fangirl, Fanboy Aimee
Darkroom Maine
2015 Hawa TBA
The Prenup Mocha
2014 Dilim Mia
Somebody to Love Amelie
2013 A Moment in Time Mai-Mai Javier
2012 Shake, Rattle & Roll 14 Erlinda
2007 Resiklo Kiara
The Promise Young Andrea
Angels Kerubina

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Giving Body Category Nominated Work Results
2008 56th FAMAS Awards Best Child Actress[3] 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)
Tropang Potchi Nominated


Title Year Album
As lead artist
“Tamis” 2016 Tamis
“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

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