Denise Laurel

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Denise Laurel
BornDenise Maria Sanz Laurel
(1987-09-30) September 30, 1987 (age 26)
Manila, Philippines
Years active1999-present
 
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Denise Laurel
BornDenise Maria Sanz Laurel
(1987-09-30) September 30, 1987 (age 26)
Manila, Philippines
Years active1999-present

Denise Maria Sanz Laurel (born September 30, 1987) is a Filipina actress and singer. She is best known for playing Nadja Ann Dela Merced on the ABS-CBN romance drama Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Midnight Phantom,[1] Emerald Fortalejo in Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Kristine [2] and as Wendy Garcia in Dahil Sa Pag-ibig.[3] Laurel is a member of Arnold Vegafria's ALV Talent Circuit.

Biography[edit]

Career[edit]

Laurel was discovered by Star Magic's big boss Mr. M (Johnny Manahan) in a play of Repertory Philippines. Luckily, she was given a break to be part of "Ang TV 2", then she played Ina Raymundo's daughter in "Pangako Sa ‘Yo".

She then made a name in Singapore when she was fortunate to be part of MTV Asia’s "Rouge" which was shown all over Asia. Among the many who auditioned, she stood out and got the role of a smart lead vocalist named Pat. At the age of 16, her experience in working with other nationalities has taught her things that helped her improve her craft. After a season in "Rouge," Denise decided to concentrate on her local showbiz career.[5]

She went back to the Philippines, not as an ABS-CBN artist but as a GMA artist. She starred on a teen-oriented show "Click", "Walang Hanggang" and "Leya" of TAPE Inc. and two telefantasyas "Mulawin" and "Encantadia".

She then went back to her original home, ABS-CBN. Despite a short separation, she has proven that indeed home is where the heart is. Laurel was part of "Abt Ur Luv", and the 5th season of "Komiks", where she plays an "Engkantao". In 2008, ABS-CBN started the Precious Hearts Romances Presents series in which Laurel is prominently featured. Thus far, she has starred in four of the series' adaptation: Bud Brothers, You're Mine, Only Mine, Midnight Phantom, and Kristine. She also worked on her fifth in the series entitled Pintada. She started getting recognition when she did the series, most notably in Midnight Phantom and Kristine opposite her good friend Rafael Rosell. Her team-up with Rosell has been a hit with the viewers, thus they were teamed up again in Dahil Sa Pag-ibig. After Dahil Sa Pag-ibig, Laurel played a teacher with a mysterious past in Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Pintada.

Controversy[edit]

At the peak of her career, Laurel mysteriously left the successful Primetime drama Kristine, stirring rumors that she was pregnant. The actress, however, kept mum on the issue. On September 4, 2011, she appeared on The Buzz and admitted that she gave birth to a baby boy. She declined to reveal the identity of the baby's father, saying only that he is Italian-American.

Comeback[edit]

She came back in 2012 as part of the television series Dahil Sa Pag-Ibig with her Kristine co-star Rafael Rosell before he transferred to GMA-7. She appeared in the afternoon drama Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Pintada with Martin del Rosario. She is now a part of a pre-primetime show Annaliza.

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNetwork
1999Ang TV 2HerselfABS-CBN
2001Pangako Sa 'YoChammy GuttenbergABS-CBN
2004RougePatMTV Asia
Leya, Ang Pinakamagandang Babae Sa Ilalim Ng LupaCatherineGMA Network
MulawinLawiswisGMA Network
ClickBeaGMA Network
2005EncantadiaMargeGMA Network
2006Maging Sino Ka ManKalayaan "Kalay"ABS-CBN
Star Magic Presents: Tender, Loving, CareDianneABS-CBN
Star Magic Presents: Abt Ur LuvCeline LagrimasABS-CBN
2007Maalaala Mo Kaya: AirportChippy ImpresoABS-CBN
Komiks Presents: Si Pedro Penduko at ang mga EngkantaoDianneABS-CBN
Sineserye Presents: Natutulog Ba Ang Diyos?Trish CrisostomoABS-CBN
Prinsesa ng BanyeraTeen VirgieABS-CBN
Maalaala Mo Kaya: TrenLiezel FerrerABS-CBN
Your Song: Wala Ng Hahanapin PaYannaABS-CBN
2008Maalaala Mo Kaya: BotelyaAnnetteABS-CBN
RakistaCCTV5
2009Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Bud BrothersCorazon "Coco" ArtiagaABS-CBN
Midnight DJTina GarenaTV5
Studio 23VJ/HerselfStudio 23
2010Precious Hearts Romances Presents: You're Mine, Only MineRoxanne BernardoABS-CBN
Sunsilk Hair Is Your MomentMargaABS-CBN
Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Midnight PhantomNadja Dela MercedABS-CBN
Precious Hearts Romances Presents: KristineEmerald FortalejoABS-CBN
2011Maalaala Mo Kaya: TinapayEvelynABS-CBN
Wansapanataym: Hulog ng LangitGuardian AngelABS-CBN
2012Dahil Sa Pag-IbigWendy GarciaABS-CBN
Precious Hearts Romances Presents: PintadaLysa AlvarezABS-CBN
Precious Hearts Romances Presents: ParaisoCassandra RomanoABS-CBN
2013AnnalizaIsabel Garcia-BenedictoABS-CBN
Maalaala Mo Kaya: PasaBlytheABS-CBN

Movies[edit]

YearTitleRole
2006First Day HighTuesday
2008For the First TimeBillie
Shake, Rattle & Roll XEmily
2009Ang Darling Kong AswangBeta
2010My Amnesia GirlCameo Appearance as (Perfectionist)

Discography[edit]

Non-album songs[edit]

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