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Bianca Umali
Born
Maria Isadora Bianca Soler Umali

(2000-03-02) March 2, 2000 (age 23)
Parañaque, Philippines
Occupation
  • Actress
  • dancer
  • singer
Years active 2002–present
Agent Sparkle GMA Artist Center

Maria Isadora Bianca Soler Umali (Tagalog pronunciation: [ʊˈmɐlɪ]; born March 2, 2000), professionally known as Bianca Umali, is a Filipino actress, television host, singer, dancer, and endorser.

Early and personal life

Maria Isadora Bianca Soler Umali was born on March 2, 2000 in Parañaque, Metro Manila. She is her parents' only child. She has older half-siblings from her parents' past relationships: two half-sisters from her mother and three half-brothers and one half-sister from her father. Growing up, she was raised by her paternal grandmother. Her mother died of breast cancer in 2005 and her father died of a heart attack five years later. She currently lives in a hometown in Parañaque. Umali also has relatives in Malolos, Bulacan. She attended Veritas Parochial School (renamed Veritas Catholic School) in Parañaque City.

Umali dated Miguel Tanfelix from 2014 to 2017. In 2022, actor Ruru Madrid confirmed that he and Umali have been dating for four years. In December 2020, Umali became a member of Iglesia Ni Cristo.

Career

As a commercial model and endorser

Umali started her career as a commercial model at age two. She appeared in several TV commercials such as EQ Diapers and Nestle Ice Cream. She was also a product endorser for the children's clothing line of Natasha.

In 2021, Umali became an endorser for Bench.

As a host and actress

In 2009, at age nine, Umali signed under GMA Network on an exclusive contract and became one of the hosts of a child-oriented show Tropang Potchi. In the same year, she had a cameo role as an orphan in Darna and portrayed the role of young Nancy Rosales on the TV series Kaya Kong Abutin ang Langit.

In 2011, she signed a management contract under Sparkle GMA Artist Center.

From 2017 and onwards, she portrayed Lawiswis in Mulawin vs. Ravena, Crisanta in Kambal, Karibal, Sahaya in the TV show of the same name, Farrah in Legal Wives and Irene in the second installment of Mano Po Legacy.

Recording artist

In 2018, Umali signed a recording contract under GMA Music. As of 2021, she had released two songs: "Kahit Kailan" and "Itigil Mo Na".

Discography

Singles

Year Title Album Label
2020 Kahit Kailan Non-album singles GMA Music
2021 Itigil Mo Na Non-album singles

Filmography

Television

TV series
Year Title Role Network
2009 Jollitown Olive GMA Network
Darna One of the orphans
Sine Novela: Kaya Kong Abutin ang Langit Young Nancy Rosales
2011 Magic Palayok Dina
2012–2013 Paroa: Ang Kuwento ni Mariposa Leah
2013 Unforgettable Julia Regalado
Mga Basang Sisiw Faye Santos
2014 Niño Gracie
Dading Teen Precious Rodrigues
2015 Once Upon a Kiss Mariella "Ella" Servando-Rodrigo
2016 Wish I May Carina "Cacai" Atienza-Vergara / Carina Pizarro-Gomez
2017 Mulawin vs. Ravena Lawiswis "Wis"/Emily
2017–2018 Kambal, Karibal Crisanta "Crisan" Abaya Bautista / Victoria / Crisanta "Crisan" Enriquez Magpantay
2019 Sahaya Sahaya Alari Mangayao
2020 Halfworlds HBO Asia
2021 Legal Wives Farrah Valeandong-Makadatu GMA Network
2022 Mano Po Legacy: Her Big Boss Irene Pacheco
Happy Together Issa/NBI Agent Gretchen Tuazon (as Guest)
2023 The Write One Joyce Herrera GMA Network/Viu
2024 Encantadia Chronicles: Sang'gre Terra GMA Network
Anthologies
Year Title Role Network
2013 Maynila: Best Bet ng Puso Myra GMA Network
One Day, Isang Araw: Gamer Girl Liezel
Magpakailanman: School Bullying caught on cam Abigail "Abby"
2014 Love Hotline: 18 and In Love Jen Darlene Torres GMA News TV
Seasons of Love Presents: First Dance, First Love Jasmine Natividad GMA Network
2015 Maynila: Type Kita, Type Mo Ay Iba Cheska
Wagas: May Forever Young Lilian GMA News TV
Love Hotline: Runaway Girl Juvy GMA Network
Magpakailanman: My Teacher, My ... Myla
Maynila: Love Wins Meg
Dangwa: Idol Lia De Guzman/Sabrina
Wish Ko Lang: Ang Araw Niya'y Buwan Kim
2016 Maynila: Don't Give Up On Us Anna
Alamat: Alamat ng Gagamba Anlalawa
Maynila: To Love and To Hope Hope
Wagas: Lolo Pops Love Story Pacita GMA News TV
Dear Uge: How to Move On Heart GMA Network
Usapang Real Love: Dream Date Grace Anne Manalo
2017 Karelasyon: My Family Charming
Wish Ko Lang: Maya Maya
Dear Uge: Coach Me, I'm Falling Dina
Daig Kayo ng Lola Ko: The Toy Soldier and Ballerina Doll Love Story Rina
Daig Kayo ng Lola Ko: The Aswang Slayer Kristel
2018 Tadhana: Ate Arlene Blanquisco
Daig Kayo ng Lola Ko: Dobol, tripol trobol Ella
TV specials
Year Title Role Network
2017 Eat Bulaga Lenten Special: Kaibigan Denise GMA Network
Alaala: A Martial Law Special Rizalina "Lina" Ilagan
Various shows
Year Title Role Network
2009–2013 Tropang Potchi Herself / Performer / Co-host GMA Network
2014–2015 Sunday All Stars
2014–2016 Ismol Family Yumi
2016 A1 Ko Sa 'Yo Paula
2017 Full House Tonight Herself / Performer / Co-host
Tunay na Buhay Herself
All Star Videoke Herself / Player
2018–2019 Sunday PinaSaya Herself / Performer / Co-host
2021–present All-Out Sundays
2022–2023 Eat Bulaga! Herself / Co-host
2023 It’s Showtime Herself / Guest Performer Kapamilya Channel / GTV / A2Z
It’s Your Lucky Day Herself / Co-host

Film

Year Title Role Film Production
2009 Yaya and Angelina: The Spoiled Brat Movie Cameo role GMA Films and APT Entertainment
2012 My Kontrabida Girl Young Isabel Reyes (Rhian Ramos) GMA Films
2013 My Lady Boss Bea (Zach's younger sister) GMA Films and Regal Films
2017 Barbi D' Wonder Beki Miley OctoArts Films, M-Zet Productions, GMA Films and T-Rex Entertainment
2019 Banal Erika APT Entertainment
Family History Jenna Roque GMA Pictures and Mic Test Entertainment

Awards and nominations

Year Organization Category Nominated Work Result
2020 51st Box Office Entertainment Awards Most Popular Love Team for Television with Miguel Tanfelix Career as love team Won
Gawad Lasallianeta Most Outstanding Female TV Lead Dramatic Actress Sahaya Nominated
2019 2019 Anak TV Awards Makabata Star Herself Won
Village Pipol Choice Awards 2019 TV Actress of the Year Sahaya Nominated
VP Cover of the Year Herself Nominated
Love Team of the Year with Miguel Tanfelix Sahaya Nominated
RAWR Awards 2019 Actress of the Year Sahaya Nominated
Favorite Bida Sahaya Nominated
Love Team of the Year with Miguel Tanfelix Sahaya Nominated
67th FAMAS Awards German Moreno Memorial Youth Achievement Award Herself Won
6th Paragala Central Luzon Media Awards Best Television Actress Kambal Karibal Nominated
Lyceum of the Philippines University Golden Laurel Awards Loveteam of the Year with Miguel Tanfelix Career as love team Nominated
50th Box Office Entertainment Awards Most Popular Love Team for Television with Miguel Tanfelix Career as love team Won
Sunday Pinasaya Awards Best Musical Number: Judges' Choice A Love Story Dance Montage with Miguel Tanfelix Won
Breakout Artist in Comedy Herself Nominated
2018 Vietnam IMC Today TV's Face of the Year Awards 2018 Favorite Foreign Actress of the Year Once Upon a Kiss Nominated
2018 Anak TV Awards Makabata Star Herself Won
Inside Showbiz Awards Favorite TV Love Team with Miguel Tanfelix Kambal Karibal Nominated
RAWR Awards 2018 Favorite Bida Kambal Karibal Nominated
8th EdukCircle Awards Most Outstanding Teen Artist of the Year Herself Nominated
Love Team of the Year with Miguel Tanfelix Career as love team Nominated
Lyceum of the Philippines University Golden Laurel Awards Best Actress Kambal Karibal Nominated
2017 PEP List Awards 2017 PEPsters' CHOICE Awards: Female Teen Star of the Year Herself Nominated
2016 PEP List Awards 2016 PEPsters' Choice Awards: Female Teen Star of the Year Herself Nominated
PEPsters' Choice Awards: Pair of the Year with Miguel Tanfelix Career as love team Nominated
2015 63rd FAMAS Awards German Moreno Youth Achievement Award Herself Won
Candy Magazine Reader's Choice Award 2015 Favorite Female Rising Star Herself Won
PEP List Awards 2015 Pepster's Choice Awards: Female Teen Star of the Year Herself Nominated
2011 25th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Children Show Host
(shared with Tropang Potchi hosts)
Tropang Potchi Nominated
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