Quezon City, Philippines
Kristina Bernadette Cojuangco Aquino
大學: Ateneo De Manila University
公司: ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation
High School...Colegio San Agustin, Makati
學院 / 大學:
Ateneo De Manila University, 在校 1989 - 1992, 級 1992, 學士學位, English Literature
ABS-CBN Entertainment Department
writing, cooking, reading, and watching movies
barry manilow's songs
Oprah, Sex and the City, Dawson's Creek, Charmed, Alley Mcbeal, Friends, Felicity
Kristina Bernadette Cojuangco Aquino-Yap (born February 14, 1971 in Quezon City) (age 36) is a prominent television and movie personality in the Philippines.
She is the fifth and youngest child of former president Corazon Aquino and Benigno Aquino, Jr., a popular opposition senator during the Ferdinand Marcos regime. She is the youngest of five siblings: Maria Elena, Aurora Corazon, Benigno the III (who currently represents Tarlac in the Philippine House of Representatives) and Victoria Eliza.
In recent years, Aquino has been labeled the Philippines's "Queen of Talk," due to her success in hosting talk shows. She was crowned as the 2004 Box Office Queen for her hit movies such as Feng Shui and So... Happy Together.
In 2006, she regained the same Box Office title for her movie Sukob, which is said to be the highest-grossing Filipino film of the year.
In the infamous 1978 parliamentary elections where her father was a candidate, the seven-year-old Aquino wooed the crowds as a stand-in for her imprisoned father at campaign rallies. Aquino spent most of her elementary school days in the United States because the Aquino family was in exile. After the assassination of her father in 1983, Aquino returned to the Philippines and was a precocious presence in rallies against the Marcos regime.
After the 1986 revolution that removed President Ferdinand Marcos from power, the teenaged Kris stepped into the limelight, starting with guest spots on television dramas and comedies, as well as talk shows. Finally, she made her film debut with actor-comedian Rene Requiestas in the comedy Pido Dida. This movie was a blockbuster hit and made Kris the box office queen for that year.
Aquino afterwards had a commercially steady, though critically panned career and managed to score an acting nomination for The Fatima Buen Story. She also starred in a film based on a true-life murder, The Vizconde Massacre. Its financial success and successive crime films of the same vein in which she starred in gained her the nickname "Massacre Queen" by newspaper critics.
Kris graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1992 with a degree of Bachelor of Arts in English Literature.
Kris Aquino started her career on TV at ABS-CBN. Being young then, she was the starrer of the short-lived comedy show Luv Ko Si Kris.
It was not until 1994, that she did Nandito Ako with action star Philip Salvador that started one of Kris' very controversial love affairs. Aquino became pregnant and had a child, Joshua.
With her movie career slowing, Aquino shifted her sights on a television career as a talk show host launched through The Kris Aquino Show produced by VIVA on Channel 4. But it was in GMA Network showbiz oriented talk show Startalk where she co-hosted with Boy Abunda and Lolit Solis that her hosting capabilities were noticed.
Kris Aquino got her start in movies with the help of Regal Films, one of the oldest film outfits in the Philippines. Her first few movies were mostly wholesome stories, the most enduring of which was the Pido Dida series, where she was paired with the late comedian Rene Requiestas and earned her first box-office queen award. She later on shifted into more serious roles, notably with massacre films such as The Vizconde Massacre, Myrna Diones Story, Elsa Castillo-Ang Katotohanan, and Humanda Ka Mayor. Despite her being a big draw in the box office, her acting skills were considered stiff and mechanical. She was also dubbed then as "massacre queen" because of her portrayals in massacre movies which was the vogue during the time.She first drew praise for her acting when she bagged a nomination from the Gawad Urian award-giving body, composed of film critics, for the film The Fatima Buen Story. She eventually won a supporting actress award for the film Mano Po (2002 Regal Films), where she portrayed a weak-willed and submissive scion of a wealthy Filipino-Chinese clan. This is her comeback movie after her long layoff from movie acting.But Aquino's most commercially-successful movies in her career are: Feng Shui, a Star Cinema production that featured Chinese influences and omen. Feng Shui, which was made during the wave of "Asian-style horror" flicks that spread throughout the continent since 2002's The Ring, made P180,218,395. It was the highest grossing Filipino movie of 2004, and the second most successful movie overall next to Spider-Man 2 which made over P225 million and earned Kris her second box office queen title. "Sukob," another horror thriller which she starred with Claudine Barretto in 2006, is the highest grossing Filipino film of all time surpassing Tanging Ina, Anak & her own starrer, Feng Shui.
Like anyone else, Aquino had her share of box-office bombs. Her 2003 movie with actor Robin Padilla, You and Me Against The World, flopped at the box-office right from the start. Made for P25,000,000 and released immediately after Aquino won acting awards (for her performance in 2002's Mano Po), You and Me Against The World made only P4,389,005. The film's producers lost an estimated P23,000,000, even with home videos accounted. Because You and Me Against The World failed to attract an audience, several movie theaters pulled the film out and replaced it with another film. Some theaters were reported to have done this on the movie's 2nd day of play.
Aquino is also known for her troublesome relationships. In the mid-1990s, Aquino was also involved with a Purefoods basketball player, Alvin Patrimonio, who was then married. In her relationship before Purefoods Chunkee Giants player James Yap, she was involved with then Paranaque mayor (ex PBA basketball player and actor/tv host Joey Marquez), who she later split with in a tumultuous ending, alleging that Marquez pointed a gun at her face, and also gave her a venereal disease. She made her admission in an exclusive tell all interview by former co-host Korina Sanchez on the ABS-CBN newscast TV Patrol. Such admission became the highest-rating news segment in the history of Philippine newscast that even those in the workplaces paused from their work to hear Kris' story. Kris filed charges of grave threat, illegal possession of firearms, grave coercion and less serious physical injuries against Joey Marquez, but the former eventually dropped charges against the latter.She is now married to PBA 2006 MVP superstar James Yap of Purefoods. They had their civil marriage in July 2005. She is also expecting her second child after she announced on The Buzz that she is pregnant. Their marriage was recently rocked by the revelation of a former receptionist from Belo Medical Group named Hope that she had a relationship with James, which he vehemently denied in an interview with Korina Sanchez.
On April 19, 2007, she gave birth to her first son to James Yap. The baby boy's real name was James A. Yap, Jr. while the baby boy's nickname was Baby James. Her son to James Yap was born effective 5:52pm (UTC +8) in Makati Medical Center in Makati City.
Being successful in her TV and movie career, Kris Aquino also ventured into several businesses. She owns Lena Restaurant in partnership with several celebrities, and Roberto Antonio, an upscale flower shop in partnership with Boy Abunda. She also recently established a botique ad agency called MAD, also in partnership with Boy Abunda, which will serve as the official firm for their corporate endorsements.