Alden Richards

TV Actor

Alden Richards was born in Santa Rosa, Luzon, Philippines on January 2nd, 1992 and is the TV Actor. At the age of 32, Alden Richards biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, songs, and networth are available.

Other Names / Nick Names
Richard Reyes Faulkerson Jr., Alden, RJ, Chard, Tisoy
Date of Birth
January 2, 1992
Place of Birth
Santa Rosa, Luzon, Philippines
32 years old
Zodiac Sign
Actor, Comedian, Model, Singer, Television Actor
Social Media
Alden Richards Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 32 years old, Alden Richards has this physical status:

Hair Color
Dark Brown
Eye Color
Dark Brown
Not Available
Alden Richards Religion, Education, and Hobbies
He grew up as a Catholic.
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Paco Catholic School, Colegio de Santa Rosa de Lima High School, De La Salle Canlubang (DLSC)
Alden Richards Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Not Available
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Dating / Affair
Louise de los Reyes (2011), Sam Pinto (2011), Julie Anne San Jose (2013), Maine Mendoza (2015)
Richard Peralta Faulkerson, Sr., Rosario Reyes
R.D. Faulkerson (Older Brother), Riza Faulkerson (Younger Sister). Alden Richards also has one other younger sister.
Other Family
William Marion Faulkerson (Paternal Grandfather), William Ney Fulkerson (Paternal Great Grandfather), Ida Estella May Tennant (Paternal Great Grandmother), Erlinda Concepcion Peralta (Paternal Grandmother), Linda (Maternal Grandmother)
Alden Richards Life

Richard Reyes Faulkerson Jr. (born January 2, 1992), also known by his stage name Alden Richards, is a Filipino actor, TV presenter, product endorser, businessman, and recording artist.

Richards has been dubbed the Asia's Best Actor after winning the 2019 Seoul International Drama Award, the equivalent to the best acting award, which is held in South Korea.

Alakdana, Tween Hearts, One True Love, Carmela, The Road, Imagine You and Me, Victor Maganggol, and Hello, Love, Goodbye are just a few of his notable works.

He is also known for his role as Laiert in Encantadia's resurgent series.

Richards received his first Best Actor award in 2015 for his role as José Rizal in Ilustrado, as a recording artist.

His eponymous album received Platinum status, but Wish I May gained Diamond status.

Say It Again, his third album, is also doing well in terms of album and iTunes sales. Richards, who began as a model, appeared in various magazines and promoted a variety of products.

He is also known for his philanthropy and his involvement in charitable causes.

In August 2016, Magpakailanman and Richards published In My Own Words, an autobiographical book published under Summit Media.

According to the BBC, AlDub is a "phenomenal television and social media sensation in the Philippines."

Early life

Alden Richards was born Richard Reyes Faulkerson, Jr., on January 2, 1992 in Quezon City, and was raised in Santa Rosa, Laguna, Laguna. He is Richard Perpeta Faulkerson, Sr. of Ermita, Manila, and Rosario Reyes, a native of Pampanga. He has three siblings, an older brother, and two younger sisters. Richards' paternal grandfather, who never met him, was an American.

Richards aspired to be a pilot as a child, but his mother advised him not to pursue acting instead. Richards decided to join various male beauty pageants in Laguna to support his family financially and fulfill his mother's desire for him to be an actor. Spirit of the Pacific 2010 and Ginoong Laguna. He tried to audition for the reality television show StarStruck and Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Battle in 2010, but both auditions failed. He has worked in numerous industries, including a telecommunications firm, clothing line, fast-food franchise, and multivitamins. He attended Paco Catholic School in Paco, Manila, and Colegio de Santa Rosa de Lima High School, where he graduated. He started, but not completed, a Business Administration Degree at De La Salle Canlubang in Laguna, but not finished it.


Alden Richards Career

Acting career

Alden auditioned for an acting role on the GMA Network's afternoon soap, Alakdana, after doing modeling stints. He did not get into the audition and played Joma. Louise delos Reyes, the lead actor, was paired in Alakdana. Alden Richards used the stage name Alden Richards when he first became an actor. He was included in the teen drama Tween Hearts, and later in the 2012 film adaptation Tween Hearts. On Sunday's variety show Party Pilipinas and Sunday All Stars, he appeared on GMA Network's Sunday variety shows Party Pilipinas and Sunday All Stars. He also appeared in Spooky Nights, a comedy-horror film. Richards was praised for his role as a psychopath in the film The Road. He took over Aljur Abrenica's role as Gobi in Ang Panday 2, which is an entry to the 2011 Metro Manila Film Festival, by the end of 2011. Abbynica's scenes were cut from the film due to a slew of deadlines and Richards re-shoots scenes shot by Abby Abrita. Richards was also praised by several entertainment journalists for his appearances, with some of them predicting that he will be the next big celebrity of GMA Network.

In the first Yahoo, Alden was named the 1st Filipino Amazing Male Newcomer.


In 2011, the Philippines were honoured with the Philippines Awards. In the same year, he was named Best New Actor in the Golden Screen Awards. On national television, Sam Pinto invited FHM Sexiest of 2011 to a date. The actor accepted the invitation and joined Richards in the Manila Bay on a cruise, but the actress confirmed that it was just a friendly date. On Valentine's Day of 2012, a GMA Network promo, A Date with Alden Richards, a GMA Network promotion, was held on national television and the micro-blogging platform Twitter, where it became a trend.

On the prime time series My Beloved headlined by Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes in 2012, Alden played the supporting role of a thief named Rico. He appeared on the episode "UNOS" (Calamity) of the fourth season of a Holy Week special, Tanikalala, presented by Christian Broadcasting Network. Richards appeared in his first lead role in One True Love, which premiered on June 11, 2012, and was paired with Louise delos Reyes. Richards, the actor who starred on "Tisoy," is a poor man in love with a wealthy girl. According to him, the series was his biggest break in the show business industry. In the 2013 Golden Screen TV Awards, Richard received his first Best Actor award for One True Love. It took a while before he was cast as young Simeon (the character played by Bong Revilla) in the historical drama Indio in 2013. Richards is proud to play as a young Simeon.

The life of Alden was chronicled on drama anthology, Magpakailanman aired in March 2013 (re-aired on September 12, 2015), wherein he portrayed himself. Richards and delos Reyes were paired again in the GMA Network melodrama series Mundo Mo'y Akin with actresses Sunshine Dizon and Angelika dela Cruz in the same year. Richards' appearance on the program earned him another award at the 5th Golden Screen TV Awards. Richards signed an exclusive deal with GMA Network on October 25, 2013.

Alden debuted as a singer on the #SummerCrush episode of the Sunday noontime show, Party Pilipinas, in April 2013. On April 5, 2013, he debuted "Haplos," a revival of Shamrock's hit song, which debuted in My Music Store and iTunes. On May 26, 2013, Universal Records' self-titled debut album, Alden Richards, was released. Mundo Mo'y Akin's show "Haplos" was used as the soundtrack on his prime time show. In addition, "Di Na Mababawi" and "Sa Aking Tabi" were used as theme tunes for the Filipino-dubbed version of koreanovela My Daughter, Seoyoung, and morning drama with a Smile respectively. In the month of June 2013, he was named Myx Celebrity VJ. Richards' album "Best Performance by a New Recording Artist" category in the 27th Awit Awards was nominated for his song "Haplos." Richards was nominated for "New Male Recording Artist of the Year" on the 6th Star Awards for Music, although his self-titled album was nominated for "Album Cover Design and Concept of the Year."

Alden was paired with Marian Rivera in the television series Carmela in 2014. Carmela's ending theme was "Naaala Ka" from his self-titled album. Nora Aunor, a veteran Filipina actress, appeared in a short film called Kinabukasan. He and Regine Velasquez co-hosted Bet ng Bayan, a talent search television show hosted by GMA Network, together with Regine Velasquez. Ilustrado, GMA News and Public Affairs' other television series, came close to the end of 2014. Richards was given his first Best Actor award from the 29th PMPC Star Awards for Television. He played Filipino patriot José Rizal. He was the only nominee from his home network against a field of respected actors from the rival television network.

Alden debuted on November 15, 2015 as part of the Philippines' longest-running noontime variety show, Eat Bulaga! In the episode "That's My Bae," he appeared as a host. Richards was mistakenly linked to his Eat Bulaga on July 16, 2015. During an episode of the "Juan for All, All for Juan" segment, co-host Maine "Yaya Dub" Mendoza appeared on "Juan for Those, All for Juan" segment. They were instantly identified as AlDub, a love team.

Because of their popularity, Eat Bulaga!

Joey de Leon's Kalyeserye created a mini-series for AlDub. Richards appears in Kalyeserye in roles such as a fictionalized version of himself and as Anselmo.

Alden signed a four-year film deal with APT Entertainment, Eat Bulaga's film company, on August 6, 2015. TAPE Inc, a manufacturer based in the United States. Richards also signed a recording deal with GMA Records française in the month. Wish I May, Richards' second album, was released in SM City North's EDSA Cinema 11. Two original songs are included on the album, the rest are recreations. "Wish I May," Agat Obar-Morallo's first composition, was released in September 2015 and was released earlier for online downloading and streaming. On Sunday, October 18, 2015, the music video of "Wish I May" premiered on GMA Network's Sunday noontime show PinaSaya, where Richards is also a co-host. The single debuted on the top of iTunes's song charts, receiving the highest accolades. The song "Wish I May" is used as the theme tune for the series with the same name. Before being officially launched, the sophomore album received a gold record from the Philippine Association of the Record Industry (PARI).

Alden's self-titled debut album received a gold record award from PARI in September 2015 and ranked 10 on Billboard's World Albums Charts (Billboard). Universal Records released a special version of the debut album in October 2015 that featured AlDub theme song "God Gave Me You" by Bryan White. The album Wish I May received a platinum record award from PARI for more than 15,000 copies in the same month. Alden Richards' debut album Alden Richards was certified platinum in November 2015. Wish I May was released on June 21, 2016, the fourth platinum award for the album's fourth year in February 2016, five times platinum in July 2016, and eight times platinum in September 2016.

"MaGMAyong Pasko," Alden's Christmas station ID, was performed by the group in 2015. Richards performed the theme song on the radio ID music video with Maine Mendoza and the Kalyeserye's lolas (Jose Manalo, Wally Bayola, and Paolo Ballesteros). Richards and Mendoza appeared in the 41st Metro Manila Film Festival entry My Bebe Love#KiligPaMore in December 2015. Vic Sotto and Ai-Ai delas Alas directed Jose Javier Reyes in a film that was headlined by Vic Sotto and Ai-Ai delas Alas. Richards was also awarded a German Moreno Power Tandem Award in December 2015. Richards appeared on the Philippine Walk of Fame in Eastwood, Quezon City, on December 1, 2015, with his "Kalyeserye" co-stars.

Alden and Maine appeared in God Gave Me You, a Lenten season drama special of Eat Bulaga! As AlDub's first anniversary of giving to fans, Imagine You and Me was shown in theaters in July 2016. Richards and Mendoza played star-crossed lovers and were first actors in the film for the first time. Richards published Alden Richards: In My Own Words under Summit Media in August 2016. Aside from being a regular host in Eat Bulaga, I'm a fan of this! PinaSaya, Richards' television appearances in 2016 included his appearances as a contestant in Lip Sync Battle Philippines and as a spectator in the television series That's My Amboy, where he portrayed himself.

Alden was included in the Encantadia reboot series as Lakan in September 2016 (a Mulawin character). His first appearance in a listed fantasy series sparked a lot of attention and became a trending topic on a social media website. Richards renewed his deal with GMA Network in the same month.

"Destined to be Yours," Alden Richards' first television series starring his love team partner, Maine Mendoza, was on GMA Network in February 2017.

As a real-life activist Bonifacio Ilagan, Alden led the way in the docudrama Alaala: A Martial Law Special. Richards said it was the most difficult role he had to face as an actor. Adolfo Alix Jr. and Gina Alajar directed the program, which premiered in September 2017. At the New York Festivals television and film awards, the special received the silver medal in the docudrama category. At the awarding ceremonies, Richards and program manager Joy Madrigal received the GMA award.

In an Eat Bulaga in October 2017, Alden and Maine made news headlines. Adolfo Alix Jr., the producer, directed a self-produced television film titled Love is...

Alden appeared in the Philippine television drama action-fantasy film Victor Magtanggol in 2018.

After being on hold for nearly three years under Star Cinema, Alden's first film, directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina, will be released in 2019. The film, which also stars Bernardo, became the highest grossing Filipino film of all time.


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