KC Concepcion

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KC Concepcion
KC Concepcion at her US Concert Press Conference, November 2010.jpg
Concepcion at her US concert press conference, November 2010
BornMaria Kristina Cassandra Cuneta Concepcion
(1985-04-07) April 7, 1985 (age 29)
Manila, Philippines
Alma materAmerican University of Paris
Occupationactress, singer, song writer, celebrity endorser, host
Years active2003-Present
AgentStar Magic (2010–2011)
Viva Artists Agency (2011–present)
 
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KC Concepcion
KC Concepcion at her US Concert Press Conference, November 2010.jpg
Concepcion at her US concert press conference, November 2010
BornMaria Kristina Cassandra Cuneta Concepcion
(1985-04-07) April 7, 1985 (age 29)
Manila, Philippines
Alma materAmerican University of Paris
Occupationactress, singer, song writer, celebrity endorser, host
Years active2003-Present
AgentStar Magic (2010–2011)
Viva Artists Agency (2011–present)

KC Concepcion (born Maria Kristina Cassandra Cuneta Concepcion on April 7, 1985) is a Filipina actress and singer from the Philippines who is currently a National Ambassador Against Hunger of the UN's World Food Programme.[1]

Biography[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Concepcion is the daughter of Philippine singer-actress Sharon Cuneta, and adopted daughter of former senator Francis Pangilinan. Her biological father was 80's heartthrob Gabby Concepcion. She reconnected with her father after thirteen years since her parents' annulment and his immigration to the United States in 1995.[2]

She graduated grade school in Poveda. In 2003, she graduated from the International School Manila, and in 2007, graduated with a bachelor's degree in International Corporate Communications with a minor in Theatre Arts from the American University of Paris.

Career[edit]

Concepcion made several guest appearances in her mother's concerts and television shows. In 2003, she became a product endorser both on television and in print ads. She also became an MTV Asia VJ.

In the April 11, 2010 episode of The Buzz, it was announced that Concepcion had been chosen to be the replacement co-host after Ruffa Gutierrez's departure.[3]

In her 2010 studio album titled KC, she sung "Girl Most Likely To" by Skye Sweetnam from the soundtrack of Mattel's 2006 film The Barbie Diaries.

In 2010, Concepcion joined Star Magic, but after a year, she left Star Magic and joined Viva Artists Agency, a talent management of Viva Entertainment, where her mother Sharon Cuneta came from.

In 2009, she starred opposite Piolo Pascual and Zanjoe Marudo, in the Philippine remake of the South Korean drama series Lovers in Paris.

In 2013, she starred in her first antagonist role in Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala, a short-lived drama series made acclaimed for Judy Ann Santos and Sam Milby.

In 2014, she starred as Natalia in the second season of the period drama series Ikaw Lamang, starring Coco Martin and Kim Chiu.

Music[edit]

2008-2009: a.k.a Cassandra[edit]

In 2008, KC Concepcion released her first studio album on July 15, 2008 entitled "a.k.a Cassandra", on the Sony BMG Philippines label, which ranked number 1 based on total album sales in all Odyssey Record Bar branches nationwide. In fact, 1,102 copies of the album were sold in all Odyssey branches alone. KC Concepcion made Philippine music history with her lead single "Imposible" during that year. KC has the most number of music downloads in the Philippines in the same year, which marked 1 million downloads online. KC Concepcion thought that she would just perform her newest single, "Doo Be Doo", on the noontime TV show Wowowee on ABS-CBN Channel 2 on November 15, 2008. However, she was surprised when she was given a Platinum Record Award for her album "a.k.a. Cassandra".

2010-2011: KC[edit]

In, 2010 KC released her Second Studio Album entitled KC, KC ranked number 3 based on OPM charts, in Astrovision Stores the album KC reached number 1. KC was launched on ASAP XV. KC was released on March 24, 2010, under the Sony Music label. she also set KC Mall Tour to promote KC album.

Acting[edit]

Theater[edit]

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNetwork
2003–2005MTV PhilippinesVJMTV Philippines
2006–2010SharonHostABS-CBN
2008I am KCVarious Roles
Maalaala Mo Kaya: MansyonDarlene
2009May Bukas PaAbigail Lorraine "Abby" Cruz
Lovers In ParisVivian Vizcarra
2010–2011The Buzz[6]Host
2010–PresentASAPHost/Performer
2010WowoweeGuest Host
Simply KCHost
Star Circle Quest: The Search for the Next Kiddie SuperstarsHost
2011Maalaala Mo Kaya: PiyesaAngeline Quinto
Binibining Pilipinas 2011Host
Gandang Gabi ViceGuest
100 Days to HeavenTagabantay (street sweeper)
Wansapanataym: Christmas CarolineCaroline
2012Maalaala Mo Kaya: LihamAurora
The X Factor PhilippinesHost
2013Huwag Ka Lang MawawalaAlexis Ganzon
2014Ikaw Lamang (book 2)Natalia Miravelez Hidalgo
Dingdong and Marian Royal WeddingHerselfGMA Network
2015Give Love on Christmas: The Exchange GiftAnna CabreraABS-CBN

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleCompany
2008For the First TimeSophia Carmina SandovalStar Cinema
2009When I Met UJennyGMA Films
Regal Entertainment
2010I'll Be ThereMaxi/Mina dela CenaStar Cinema
2011Forever and a DayRaffyStar Cinema
2013Boy Golden: Shoot to Kill, the Arturo Porcuna Story[7][8][9]Marla "Marlady" de GuzmanScenema Concept International, Inc.
Viva Films
2015TBATBAStar Cinem
Regal Entertainment

Discography[edit]

Awards and Nominations[edit]

YearAward-Giving BodyCategoryWorkResult
2009GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards[10]Princess of Philippine Movies & TVFor the First TimeWon
Most Promising Female Star of Movies & TVWon
New Female Recording Artist of the Year (Promising Singer)A.k.a CassandraWon
2013PMPC Star Awards for TV[11]Best Drama Supporting ActressHuwag Ka Lang MawawalaWon
201339th Metro Manila Film FestivalBest ActressBoy Golden: Shoot to Kill, the Arturo Porcuna StoryNominated
201430th PMPC Star Awards for MoviesMovie Actress of the YearBoy Golden: Shoot to Kill, the Arturo Porcuna StoryWon
201462nd FAMAS AwardsBest ActressBoy Golden: Shoot to Kill, the Arturo Porcuna StoryWon
201462nd FAMAS AwardsFemale Star of the NightWon
201428th PMPC Star Awards for TelevisionBest Drama Supporting ActressIkaw LamangWon

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WFP National Ambassador Against Hunger KC Concepcion Reflects On Africa Visit". World Food Programme. 26 January 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  2. ^ San Diego Jr., Bayani (26 August 2006). "When KC met Gabby (again)". Inquirer.net. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  3. ^ http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/252313/kc-concepcion-starts-work-the-buzz[dead link]
  4. ^ a b [1][dead link]
  5. ^ Garcia, Rose (13 December 2008). "KC Concepcion returns to the stage via multi-media musical "Katy"". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  6. ^ Alvares, Trisha (6 April 2010). "KC Concepcion accepts The Buzz hosting job". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "ER Ejercito returns to MMFF as 'Boy Golden'". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved December 9, 2013. 
  8. ^ "'Kaleidoscope World,' 'Boy Golden' join 2013 MMFF lineup". Sun Star. Retrieved December 9, 2013. 
  9. ^ "KC Concepcion has the same martial arts instructor as Angelina Jolie". PEP.ph. Retrieved December 9, 2013. 
  10. ^ "40th Box Office Entertainment Awards given out". Pep.ph. Retrieved 2014-05-21.
  11. ^ PMPC announces nominees of the 27th PMPC Star Awards for Television, LionhearTV 27th PMPC Star Awards For TV 2013 Complete List of Winners, Entervrexworld

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