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Aljur Abrenica
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Abrenica in February 2013.
Born
Aljur Mikael Guiang Abrenica

(1990-03-24) March 24, 1990 (age 33)
Angeles City, Philippines
Occupation Actor, singer, model, dancer
Agent GMA Artist Center (2006–2017)
Star Magic (2017–2022; 2023-present)
Brightlight Productions (2021–2022)
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Spouse(s)
Kylie Padilla
(m. 2018; sep. 2021)
Children 2
Relatives Vin Abrenica (brother)
Musical career
Genres Pop
Instruments Vocals, Guitar
Years active 2006–present
Labels GMA Records
Star Music

Aljur Mikael Guiang Abrenica (born March 24, 1990) is a Filipino actor, dancer, model and singer. He appeared on the fourth season of StarStruck.

Early and personal life

His father, Alfonso Abrenica Jr., was a musician, and his mother, Amor Guiang, was a member of a band. Abrenica attended Don Bosco Academy, Pampanga in high school and has said that he aspired to become a pilot by pursuing aeronautics.

Abrenica is the older brother of Vin Abrenica. Abrenica became engaged to actress Kylie Padilla by late January 2017, with whom he has child, a son, born on August 4, 2017. The two dated from 2011 to 2014. They dated again in September 2016, but separated in 2021 due to a third party of Aljur according to Kylie’s father Robin Padilla. Abrenica is a practicing Born-again Christian.

Career

2006-2017: Breakthrough project, leading role and Ultimate Hunk title

In 2006, he joined reality-based talent search show, StarStruck, and won the "Ultimate Hunk" title. As of September 2007, Abrenica was signed with Regal Films. Abrenica played Cervano/Zaido in Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan. He has also appeared in Dyesebel and Boys Nxt Door, Luna Mystica and SOP Rules. He is also named the "Next Big Male Star" by Yes! Magazine.

Throughout his career in GMA, he was part of the lead cast of All My Life, The Last Prince and Machete, among others. He also starred in the film Nandito Ako...Nagmamahal Sa'Yo, produced by Regal Films. Abrenica joined in a GMA Christmas Reality show, Puso Ng Pasko: Artista Challenge.

In July 2014, Abrenica filed for a petition before the court to be released from GMA Network, stating that the direction of his career does not align with original plans. Despite this, he was still given lead roles in Kambal Sirena and Once Again. He was let go of his home network when his contract expired in March 2017. His last appearances were off-contract guest roles on shows like Bubble Gang.

2017-2019: Moved to ABS-CBN: as supporting role, extra roles

In August 2017, Abrenica signed an exclusive contract with ABS-CBN. He got his first lead role in the network with Asintado.

Filmography

Television

Drama series

Year Title Role Network Source
2007–2008 Boys Nxt Door Migs GMA Network
Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan Cervano / Red Zaido
2008 Mars Ravelo's Dyesebel Paolo Legaspi
2008–2009 Luna Mystika Libado
2009 Sine Novela: Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin? Miguelito "Lito" Sanchez
All My Life Jules Romualdez
2010 The Last Prince Prinsepe Almiro / Haring Almiro
Ilumina Yñigo Salcedo
2011 Pablo S. Gomez' Machete Machete / Dakila Romero
2011–2012 Amaya Dayaw
2012 Together Forever Santiago "Yago" Carion
Coffee Prince Arthur Ochoa
2013 Indio Bagandi
2013–2014 Prinsesa ng Buhay Ko Nicolo "Nick" Grande
2014 Kambal Sirena Kevin Villanueva
2015 The Half Sisters Malcolm Angeles
2015–2016 Dangwa Lorenzo "Renz" Arguente
2016 Once Again Edgardo "Edgar" Del Mundo / Aldrin Sanchez
Usapang Real Love Kiso
2017 FPJ's Ang Probinsyano Miguel Enriquez ABS-CBN
2018 Asintado Alexander "Xander" Guerrero
Home Sweetie Home Armando
2019–2020 Sandugo Aristotle "Aris" Reyes / Leo Balthazar
2022 One Good Day Kyzer Catillo Amazon Prime Video

Drama anthology

Year Title Role Network
2007 Mga Kuwento ni Lola Basyang Carlos / Pedro GMA Network
2009 Dear Friend Alfred
2011 Spooky Nights Presents: The Ringtone Brix
2012 Spooky Valentine Presents: Manibela Ariel
2013 Magpakailanman: Bayarang Adonis Kristopher King
2014 Magpakailanman: Gas Mo Bukas Ko Joel Javier
2015 Wagas Edwin
Maynila: Dead na Dead Sayo Popoy
Maynila: Happily Ever After Raymond
Karelasyon: Karma Marco/Jericho
2016 Wagas April Boy Regino GMA News TV
Karelasyon: Bilin Joseph GMA Network
2017 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Tungkod Anton ABS-CBN
Wansapanataym: Louie's Biton Ralph Lorenzo
2018 Ipaglaban Mo: Diploma Richard Domingo
Ipaglaban Mo: Dalisay Vince Hernandez
The End: Accidental Friend Zach iWantTFC

Variety and reality shows

Year Title Role Network
2006–2007 StarStruck: The Next Level Himself / Contestant / Ultimate Hunk GMA Network
2007–2010 SOP Co-Host / Performer
2010–2013 Party Pilipinas
2011 Follow That Star Host/Himself GMA News TV
2013–2015 Sunday All Stars Co-Host / Performer GMA Network
2017–present ASAP Natin 'To ABS-CBN (2017–2020)
Kapamilya Channel (2020–present)
A2Z (2020–present)
TV5 (2021–present)
2019 Pinoy Big Brother: Otso Celebrity Star Player
ABS-CBN
2020 Eat Bulaga! Himself / Bawal Judgmental Celebrity Judger GMA Network

Films

Year Title Role Studio
2008 Loving You Ryan Peyra Regal Entertainment, GMA Pictures
I.T.A.L.Y. Budoy Pinlac GMA Pictures
2009 Nandito Ako Nagmamahal Sa'Yo Lorenzo "Tata" Lugod Regal Entertainment
GMA Pictures
2011 Temptation Island Alfredo Regal Entertainment
GMA Pictures
2012 My Kontrabida Girl Chris Bernal GMA Pictures
D' Kilabots Pogi Brothers Weh?! Police Officer APT Entertainment
GMA Pictures
Sosy Problems Benjo GMA Pictures
2014 Sa Ngalan ng Ama, Ina, at mga Anak Ka-Dorio Star Cinema
Basement GMA Pictures
Springboard Films
Coffee House Productions
2016 Expressway Morris Centerstage Productions
Strawdogs Studio Production
Waveslicer Productions
Sinag Maynila Film Festival
Ang Hapis at Himagsik ni Hermano Puli Hermano Puli T-Rex Entertainment Productions
2022 Mamasapano: Now It Can Be Told Lt. Franco Borracho Film Productions
2023 Kahit Maputi Na ang Buhok Ko Saranggola Media Productions
Single Bells TinCan Productions
Black Cap Pictures
Sa Kamay ng Diyos Pastor Jonard N. Pamor JPM Film Production

Discography

Studio albums

Year Title Label
2014 Mahal Pa Rin Kita MCA Music
2010 Self Titled Musiko Records/Sony Music

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nomination Result
2013 1st Sunday All Stars Awards Stand Out Season Performer None Won
2012 100 ... Men in the Philippines ... Filipino Men None Ranked # 2
2011 Ranked # 11
2010 Rank # 4
2009 Rank # 1
2006 Starstruck Season 4 Starstruck Ultimate Hunk Won
Year Award-Giving Body Category Result
2009 GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards Most Promising Male Star of Movies & TV Won
2011 Yahoo! OMG! Awards Philippines Hottest Actor of the Year Nominated

See also

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