Catherine Cruz Gonzaga
January 16, 1988
|Alma mater||University of Asia and the Pacific|
|Agent|| Star Magic (2006–2008; 2013–2020) |
Talent5 (2008–2013; 2020–present)
Brightlight Productions (2020–present)
|Parent(s)||Carlito Gonzaga |
|Relatives||Paul Soriano (brother-in-law)|
|Family||Toni Gonzaga (sister)|
|Associated acts||Toni Gonzaga|
|Total views||995.9 million|
Updated: July 18, 2021
Catherine "Alex" Cruz Gonzaga-Morada (born January 16, 1988), professionally known as Alex Gonzaga, is a Filipina television host, actress, singer, comedian, entrepreneur, vlogger, and author.
Catherine Cruz Gonzaga was born on January 16, 1988, in Taytay, a first-class densely populated municipality of Rizal, to Crisanta "Pinty" (née Cruz) Gonzaga and then-incumbent Vice-Mayor Carlito "Bonoy" Gonzaga. She set her stage name as Alex Gonzaga back in 2008. Gonzaga has an elder sister, actress Toni Gonzaga. She graduated Bachelor of Science in Child Development and Education from the University of Asia and the Pacific.
In November 2016, Gonzaga began dating Lipa City councilor Michael "Mikee" Morada.On January 16, 2020, Gonzaga announced on Instagram that she and Morada became engaged. On January 17, 2021, Gonzaga announced on her YouTube Channel that she and Morada have been married in a private wedding in the Gonzaga residence in Taytay since November 2020.
Gonzaga started her career on ABS-CBN's sitcom, Let's Go where she played the role of Alex, which also became her nickname. She lasted in the role until the series fourth season called Gokada Go! . After her departure from the series, she joined the cast of different shows on the same network, such as Pangarap Na Bituin , Your Song and My Girl .
In 2008 she transferred to TV5 and became one of the main hosts of the talk show Juicy! , and also received a lead role on Babaeng Hampaslupa where she played the role of the title character. Further roles on the network include BFGF , P.S. I Love You and Enchanted Garden .
Gonzaga withdrew from TV5 and returned to ABS-CBN, with her first project being a guest host of the fifth season (2014) of the Philippine adaption of the reality television series Big Brother . However, during the final minutes of the launch night, Gonzaga was revealed to be the third and final celebrity housemate to enter the Big Brother house, following the collegiate athlete Michele Gumabao and the actress Jane Oineza, and was given the title of being the "Sassy Sister ng Rizal".However, during a diary room session with Big Brother, she was revealed to actually be a celebrity houseguest and was later on tasked to avoid revealing the information to the other official housemates. Gonzaga was welcomed back to the "outside world" after being in the Big Brother house for two months on June 14, 2014. She went on to become the social media correspondent of the Philippine adaption of the reality television singing competition The Voice . She was replaced by the internet sensation Cheridel Alejandrino, who was infamously known as the "Elevator Girl".
She later on made her appearance as a main cast member on ABS-CBN's comedy gag television series Banana Splitand her first two episodes in ABS-CBN's anthology television series Maalaala Mo Kaya . Her first major project since her return to the network was as the lead cast member in the Philippine adaption (2014) of the South Korean drama 49 Days (2011). She then released her debut novel, Dear Alex, Break na Kami. Paano? Love Catherine (2014), under ABS-CBN Publishing, Inc.. The novel received positive reviews from fans and critics alike, most complimenting the novel's "break up" concept and enjoyed its featured humor. A film adaption for the novel is currently in the works with Gonzaga sharing interest in casting Luis Manzano, John Lloyd Cruz and Piolo Pascual for the film adaption.
Gonzaga was cast on her first film under Star Cinema, The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin (2014), which was one of the official entries of the 40th Metro Manila Film Festival.The film proved to be commercially successful and achieved the milestones of having the highest gross on the opening day of any local film and the title of being the highest-grossing local film of all time in the Philippines. However, despite this, the film received mixed to negative reviews from critics. Zig Marasigan of the Rappler website described the film in his movie review as "a brainless, hyper-stylized and utterly ridiculous family comedy."
She then released her debut studio album I Am Alex G. (2015) with the studio album's lead hit single, "Panaginip Lang", under Star Music. The studio album had a grand launch at Eastwood Central Plaza on March 22, 2015and a concert, AG from the East: The Unexpected Concert, was later on held at the Araneta Coliseum to support her studio album on April 25, 2015. Gonzaga was then cast as the lead cast member of ABS-CBN's fantasy comedy-drama television series Inday Bote (2015), which is the television series adaption of the film of the same name. The series had become one of the three shortest running television series on the network so far, following Margarita and Princess Sarah , with its run only lasting for two months and two weeks. She was later announced as one of the hosts of ABS-CBN's dance competition television series Dance Kids (2015).
Gonzaga returned to TV5 via a blocktime agreement with Brightlight Productions, following ABS-CBN's closure on May 5, 2020, and failure to have its franchise renewed by Congress. On June 30, 2020, Gonzaga was tapped for a new noontime variety show, Lunch Out Loud , which officially premiered on October 19, with fellow Kapamilya hosts, including international singer Billy Crawford and fellow comedians Bayani Agbayani and Wacky Kiray.
|2007||I've Fallen For You||Samantha||Film debut|
|2014||The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin||Gundina Galamiton||Official entry for the 40th Metro Manila Film Festival|
|2015||Buy Now, Die Later||Chloe||Official entry for the 41st Metro Manila Film Festival|
|2016||My Rebound Girl||Rocky|
|2018||Nakalimutan Ko na Kalimutan Ka||Jaz|
|Everybody Loves Baby Wendy||Wendy||iWant Film|
|Mary, Marry Me||Mary Anne "MA" Lagman||Official entry for the 44th Metro Manila Film Festival|
|2020||Love the Way U Lie||Stacey||Netflix Film|
|2020–present||Lunch Out Loud||Herself / Host|
|2020||The Voice Teens|
|2019–2020||Home Sweetie Home: Extra Sweet||Mikee Montes|
|2018–2019||Pinoy Big Brother: Otso||Herself / Host|
|2018||Star Hunt: The Grand Audition Show|
|2017–2020||I Can See Your Voice||Herself / Sing-vestigator|
|2017||I Can Do That||Herself / Host|
|2016||Game ng Bayan|
|Pasión De Amor||Jenny|
|2015–2016||Dance Kids||Herself / Host|
|2015||Pablo S. Gomez's Inday Bote||Inday Catacutan / Kristal Vargas-Delgado|
|2014||Pure Love||Diane Santos-Martinez|
|The Voice Kids||Herself / Host|
|Pinoy Big Brother: All In||Herself / Houseguest|
|2013–2020||ASAP||Herself / Host / Performer|
|2013–2015||The Voice of the Philippines||Herself / Host|
|Banana Split||Various roles|
|2013||Maalaala Mo Kaya|
|2012–2013||Enchanted Garden||Diwani Olivia/Aya Malfora|
|2012||Regal Shocker: Manananggal||Rina|
|2011–2012||P. S. I Love You||Andrea Tuazon|
|2011||Regal Shocker: Piano||Amanda|
|Babaeng Hampaslupa||Grace Mallari Wong / Elizabeth Wong-See|
|2010–2011||BFGF||Claridad "Claring"/Ma. Claridad P. Malinao|
|2008–2009||Your Song Presents: My Only Hope||Cefelita "Fifi" Madrigal|
|Mars Ravelo and Jim Fernandez's Tiny Tony||Michelle|
|Your Song Presents: Without You||Jen|
|2007||Your Song Presents: Sana Ngayong Pasko||Anna|
|Pangarap na Bituin||Chorva Ayala-Gomez|
|Gokada Go!||Alex Sy|
|"Panaginip Lang"||2015||Andrei Antonio|
|"Break Na Tayo"||Jasper Salimbangon|
(with Marion, Morissette and Kidwolf)
|2016||Frannk Lloyd Mamaril|
(with Toni Gonzaga)
|"Please Lang" |
(featuring Toni Gonzaga)
(featuring Perea Street)
|2021||Alex Gonzaga and Edrex Clyde Sanchez|
|I Am Alex G.|
|As lead artist|
|"Panaginip Lang"||2015||I Am Alex G.|
|"Break Na Tayo"|
(with Toni Gonzaga)
|Mary, Marry Me OST|
|"Please Lang" |
(featuring Toni Gonzaga)
|As featured artist|
(Marion featuring Alex Gonzaga, Morissette and Kidwolf)
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
| Hit Chart || Pinoy |
|"Panaginip Lang"||2015||8||6||I Am Alex G.|
|Year||Award Giving Body||Category||Nominated Work||Results||Ref.|
|2013||27th PMPC Star Awards for TV||Best Comedy Actress||Banana Nite||Nominated|
|Best Talent Search Program Hosts||The Voice Kids||Won|
|Anak TV Awards||Makabata Stars||N/A||Won|
|2014||28th PMPC Star Awards for TV||Best Talent Search Program Hosts||The Voice of the Philippines||Won|
|Best Comedy Actress||Banana Nite||Nominated|
|2016||12th USTv Awards||Students' Choice of Reality/Game Show Host||The Voice Kids||Won|
|Anak TV Awards||Makabata Stars||N/A||Won|
|2019||MOR Pinoy Music Awards||LSS Hit of the Year||"Chambe"||Nominated|
|PMPC Star Awards for Music||Female Recording Artist of the Year||Nominated|
|Song of the Year||Nominated|
|2020||Eastwood City Walk Of Fame||Celebrity Inductee||N/A||Won|
|PUSH Awards||Popular Digital Star||Pending|
|2nd VP Choice Awards||YouTuber of the Year||Won|
|CICP Spotlight Awards||YouTube Superstar||Won|
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