Glaiza de Castro

Pop Singer

Glaiza de Castro was born in Valenzuela, Luzon, Philippines on January 21st, 1988 and is the Pop Singer. At the age of 36, Glaiza de Castro biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, TV shows, and networth are available.

Other Names / Nick Names
Glai, G, Cha
Date of Birth
January 21, 1988
Place of Birth
Valenzuela, Luzon, Philippines
36 years old
Zodiac Sign
Actor, Singer
Glaiza de Castro Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 36 years old, Glaiza de Castro has this physical status:

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Dark Brown
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Glaiza de Castro Religion, Education, and Hobbies
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Glaiza de Castro Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
David Rainey ​(m. 2021)​
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Alcris Galura (Brother) (Actor)
Glaiza de Castro Life

Glaiza de Castro (born January 21, 1988) is a Filipina actress and singer.

She began her career in GMA in 2001 and moved to ABS-CBN, where she spent mainly minor and supporting roles before returning to GMA in 2006.

She continued to act in supporting roles in television series such as Boys Nxt Door and Asian Treasures for the first two years of her second stint with GMA before landing a leading role in the film Kaputol ng Isang Awit's television remake.

She appeared in villain roles in Kung Aagawin Mo Ang Lahat Sa Akin and Stairway to Heaven, as well as the musical series Diva, before eventually being named leading lady in the fantasy series Grazilda in 2010.

In addition to her television appearances, she has appeared in a number of mainstream and independent films, including Sukob, Patikul, Batanes, and Still Life.

She also stars in The Rich Man's Daughter, a top-rating primetime film series. De Castro has so far released four albums: Magbalik Ka, released in 2001, the self-titled Glaiza, released in 2005, and Magandang Simulain, released in 2017. Glaiza de Castro was born on April 4, 2016, when she was playing Pirena in Encantadia's 2016 revival.

Personal life

She maintained close friendship with consistent on-screen partner Marky Cielo for a considerable portion of the latter's career before his death in 2008. De Castro recalled an interview she had the day before Cielo's death, recounting a dream she had about him and Rich Asuncion; Cielo said she had told her she had the same aspirations about him as an omen of death.


Glaiza de Castro Career

Acting career

De Castro began her GMA-7 career as a minor actress in the soap opera Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin. However, after just a few months with the company, she took to ABS-CBN and became a contracted artist for Star Magic, the company's training ground for young talent. She continued to appear in ABS-CBN for both supporting and minor roles, with two of the most notable being Halley's role in the teen-oriented show, Berks.

She would appear in films sporadically from 2002 to 2005, playing bit parts in films including Singsing ni Lola (2002) and Miss Pinoy (2005). She started appearing in films more often, with minor roles in the horror films Sukob and White Lady, as well as Manny Pacquiao's biographical film Pacquiao: The Movie, in 2006. Zsazsa Zaturnnah, Carlo Vergara's graphic novel, was her most prominent film role during this period; the film was an invitation to the 2006 Metro Manila Film Festival.

De Castro returned to its predecessor, GMA Network, after four years with ABS-CBN. One of her first appearances on the fantasy-adventure film Fantastikids, where she appeared alongside Marky Cielo, Jackie Rice, and Ryza Cenon, as well as former child actress Paolo Contis and former beauty queen Melanie Marquez. The reception to the show was mainly warm; journalist Paul Daza of The Philippine Daily Inquirer compared it favorably to its ABS-CBN counterpart, Komiks), and said that, based on ratings, "the new [ABS-CBN] actors are outshining the more established [ABS-CBN] actors are outshining the more established [ABS-CBN] actors." She appeared on GMA's regular Sunday variety show, SOP Rules, for the first time.

De Castro appeared in the afternoon teen drama Boys Nxt Door in 2007. The series has been dubbed in Malay on Malaysian channel 8TV and became the first Filipino drama to air in South Korea via KBS2. The second appearance was in GMA-7's most expensive show to date, in the 2007 action-adventure series Asian Treasures. Clara De Castro was a historian and geography who would use this experience to assist the main characters in finding the titular treasures.

In 2007, she appeared in the independent film Still Life, a film written and directed by Katski Flores about an artist with a terminal illness who has moved to a remote island to paint his last work. Emma, a woman who refers her experience to the main character in the film, is played by De Castro. Emma's portrayal was praised by film critic Tito Valiente of Business Mirror as "one reason the short life on the island becomes very real." Valiente went on to say that De Castro's character was "vulnerable but not whiny." Also in tears, she invokes the image of a woman whose only way out of life is to find happiness in anything." De Castro received a Golden Screen Awards nomination in the Best Actress category at this year's Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival, where he was a finalist in the Best Actress category. She appeared in the romantic film Batanes for the fourth year in a row, as well as top GMA actress Iza Calzado, Taiwanese singer-actor Ken Chu, and Marky Cielo. Rakenrol, the following year, began shooting another independent film for the second year. The film is based on Quark Henares' observations of growing up in the local rock scene as well as his own experiences with starting a band. The film, which was still in production as of March 2009, was described as "a lighter version of Almost Famous" and "a fun, feel-good film."

She appeared in the television adaptation of 1991's Kaputol ng Isang Awit, playing the lead role in the 1989 film. Sarah Monteza was a poor girl with a strong voice but low self-confidence in the series. De Castro would go on to say that this was her "biggest break" so far.

De Castro, a comic-book writer Carlo J. Caparas' graphic novel Gagambino, has been given a lead role in another television adaptation of a Filipino film, Kung Aagawin Mo ang Lahat, opposite Patrick Garcia, Maxene Magalona, Jackie Rice, and JC Tiuseco. Clara Andrada (played by Blanco) and Gladys Andrada (a role originated by co-star Jackie Lou Blanco) appeared in the series Gladys Andrada (played by Nonie Buencamino) and Clara Andrada (played by Blanco). Her performance was well-received; columnist Jason John Lim said that although she knew she was breaking out of her comfort zone, "She didn't know that she would also begin breaking people's hopes."

Right after Kung Aagawin Mo ng Lahat sa Akin, she appeared in another supporting role in an episode of the drama anthology SRO Cinemaserye, which chronicled singer Eva Castillo's life (portrayed in this episode by Manilyn Reynes). She appeared in a new role in the Philippine remake of the well-known Korean television drama Stairway to Heaven, alongside Dingdong Dantes, Rhian Ramos, and TJ Trinidad. Eunice Manansala (playing as Han Yoori, actress Kim Tae-hee), the envious stepsister of Jodi Reyes (played by Rhian Ramos), was depicted by Rhian Ramos. De Castro watched the original series in order to get a sense of who her character was like as a person. "You don't know what's going on inside Eunice's mind," De Castro said about the relative complexities of her character in this series relative to her character in Kung Aagawin Mo Ang Lahat Sa Akin's: "You don't know what's going on inside." What's going on inside her head is devious. She is subtle in her approach and scheming... Despite being a villain, she has a heart and there is a reason why she was such a bad person. If she is taking her own, she is also being stepped on by other individuals. She's also have to satisfy her needs and wants, and she'll do everything for the one she loves." Her portrayal of her two previous major roles was also well-received by critics; Jerry Donato of The Philippine Star, in particular, has gone so far as to say, "Glaiza has given her Korean counterpart a run for her money."

De Castro appeared in five films in 2009. When Benteshe refused to film a sex scene she described as "beyond [her] moral standards," the former StarStruck contestant and fellow GMA actor Jewel Mische was replaced in the first. Mel Chionglo's scripted the film. The film was released in June 2009 and received mixed feedback, with Rito Asilo of the Philippine Daily Inquirer quoting the film's "incohesive feel and style" and the abrupt conclusion "in a convenient anticlimax."

On August 26, Tarot, the horror film, was released. Jun Lana directed the film, which is about a woman who is able to predict the future by using tarot cards, and Marian Rivera and Dennis Trillo top-billed it.

In September, Ang Manghuhula, a third film, was released commercially (it had been shown at the Cinemanila International Film Festival the previous year). Paolo Herras produced the film, which featured De Castro as the daughter of Messina (played by Eula Valdez), a seer. The result was welcomed warmly by Noelani Torre of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, referring to the "fascinating subject matter," "a vibrant cast," and "visual richness and clarity."

De Castro's fourth film was Astig (international title: Squalor), starring Sid Lucero, Edgar Allan Guzman, Arnold Reyes, and Dennis Trillo (who also directed the film). In Astig, De Castro's Elgine, a young man is born with a sexually transmitted disease that later becomes Trillo's love interest. The film, which was released in July of this year, was a critical and financial success, leading the box office in that year's Cinemalaya Film Festival with a P137,890.00 profit. Darwin Chiong of said the film's cinematography was "remarkable" and praised the cast as a whole, and that "the film stars an ensemble of actors that produce in the acting department, as well as those in supporting roles such as Glaiza De Castro and Malou Crisologo." At the 33rd Gawad Urian Awards, her appearance in this film earned her a nomination in the Best Supporting Actress category.

A Mother's Love was the sixth film under Mano Po's banner, subtitled A Mother's Love. De Castro appeared in a younger version of Cuneta Uy's character, directed by Joel Lamangan and top-billed by Sharon Cuneta, Zsa Padilla, Heart Evangelista, and Dennis Trillo. On December 25, the film was released as an entry to the annual Metro Manila Film Festival in that year.

Diva's first project on GMA for 2010 was in another villain role in what was billed as the Philippines' first musical, comedy-drama series, which premiered on GMA Network on March 1, 2010 and concluded on July 30 of this year. De Castro, the actress' (Rufa Mae Quinto) assistant and soon-to-become villainess to singer-actress Melody, was partially based on Regine Velasquez's (Mark Anthony Fernandez, TJ Trinidad, and singer Jaya.

After Diva, De Castro auditioned for and gained the title role on the primetime fantasy show Grazilda. The show, which is a sequel to Cinderella's tale, revolves around Grazilda, who is in turn based on Drizella, one of Cinderella's wicked stepsisters. The plot revolves around Grazilda's exile from Fantasia to the human world, where she suffers a fate similar to Cinderella's. Geoff Eigenmann, Yasmien Kurdi, Jolina Magdangal, and Cherie Gil appear in the series, which debuted on September 13, 2010, marking De Castro's first lead role in a primetime movie. The actress had often been described as struggling to believe her debut on television; she was then accustomed to only villainous roles and was expected to continue doing so for the remainder of her career. The show was both a critical and commercial success, defeating rival show 1DOL by a margin of five points in the AGB Mega Manila rankings. Manny Valera, De Castro's boss, has agreed not to pursue any more villain roles in order to develop her as a lead actress in light of the show's success.

De Castro will no longer be cast in the remake of Temptation Island and will instead be introduced as a lead actor in the 2011 remake of the 1992 film Aswang, directed by Regal Films' Topel Lee. However, she took her lead role to Lovi Poe rather than Lovi Poe. De Castro later appeared in an epic drama Amaya opposite Marian Rivera and Sid Lucero.

De Castro appeared on Twitters for My Sweet's character Kimberly, the long-lost daughter and a sister to Meg, who is played by Marian Rivera, and on the 3rd quarter of the year, she was chosen to appear in the role of Heidi, which is based on Alessandra de Rossi's original role.

In 2013, De Castro will co-star Vampire Ang Daddy Ko, which is top billed by Vic Sotto and Oyo Boy Sotto.

In 2015, De Castro's career was launched in another big role. In the hit TV lesbian series "The Rich Man's Daughter" starring Rhian Ramos, she appeared as Althea Guevarra.

She appeared in Pirena's hit Telefantasya, "Encantadia" originally by Sunshine Dizon in 2016. Mulawin vs. Ravena, a film from 2005, she reprised her role.

She played Contessa's title in March 2018.