Kean Cipriano

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Background information
Birth nameKean Edward Uson Cipriano
Born (1987-06-11) June 11, 1987 (age 34)
Pasig, Philippines
Genres Alternative rock
Pop rock
Pinoy rock
Instruments Vocals, guitar, drums
Years active2005–present
Labels Sony Music Philippines (20062012)
Universal Records (20122017)
Soupstar Entertainment (20062017)
Sindikato Productions/Callalily Entertainment/O/C Records (2017present)
Associated acts Callalily, Gracenote, 6Cyclemind, Nadine Lustre, Julie Anne San Jose, Yeng Constantino

Kean Edward Uson Cipriano (born June 11, 1987) is a Filipino singer, composer, actor, music video director, and musician. He is well known as the current vocalist of pop-rock band Callalily. He launched his own record label, O/C Records (2018)


Early and personal life

Kean Edward Uson Cipriano was born in Pasig, and has two younger brothers, Keno and Keano. He finished his high school education at Lourdes School of Mandaluyong. Cipriano attended the Conservatory of Music at the University of Santo Tomas and read business administration at the Entrepreneurs School of Asia (ESA).

In September 2015, Cipriano joined as a celebrity player of Your Face Sounds Familiar 2.

In October 2015, Cipriano confirmed his relationship with actress Chynna Ortaleza on Tonight with Boy Abunda . Two months later, on New Year's Eve, the couple announced their marriage. [1] [2] The couple are expecting their first child, a daughter. [3]

On March 17, 2016, his father, Edgie Cipriano died due to cardiac arrest. [4]


He was part of ABS-CBN's noontime show "Magandang Tanghali Bayan" and won opposite Trixie Cacho on the LUV IDOL segment..

In 2010, Cipriano began his acting career via the TV5 series BFGF with Alex Gonzaga followed by a sitcom titled, Hapi Together.

In 2011, Cipriano expanded his acting career by starring in his first movie together with Eugene Domingo titled, Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank [5] where he played Rainier, a director. He also made several guest appearances in late morning series, Showtime aired over at the ABS-CBN Network, it is there that he met his close friend, Vice Ganda, the two later topbilled The Unkabogable Praybeyt Benjamin which became the highest grossing Filipino film of all-time. In the same year he appeared in his first independent film titled, San Lazaro. He starred in his own television drama that aired on TV5 titled, P.S. I Love You with Gonzaga. [6]

In 2012, Cipriano starred in a film titled The Reunion to be released by Star Cinema together with Enchong Dee, Enrique Gil and Xian Lim with Bangs Garcia as his leading-lady. [7]

He used to be a "freelancer" in entertainment, appearing in projects of (but without any formal association with) the three largest television networks when he first entered the showbiz. Currently, he is a talent of ABS-CBN.

In 2013, Cipriano won the one-million peso briefcase in "Kapamilya Deal Or No Deal" together with Enchong Dee. On June 5, it was announced that he will take part on the second Philippine Popular Music Festival together with Banda ni Kleggy as the interpreters for the song called "Space" written by Raffy Calicdan. [8]

In 2015, Cipriano teamed up with Nadine Lustre, to interpret Mark Villar's "Sa Ibang Mundo", an entry to the 4th Philippine Popular Music Festival held at Meralco Theater on July 25, 2015.


With Callalily

With BBS (Big Band Syndicate)



YearTitleRoleFilm Company
2011 Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank Rainier Star Cinema with Cinemalaya
Praybeyt Benjamin Emerson Ecleo Star Cinema with Viva Films
San LazaroCarlo BenedictoWatusi Productions
2012 The Reunion Pat Star Cinema
Madaling Araw, Mahabang GabiDante Nico GarciaPanoramanila Pictures
2013 Bakit Hindi Ka Crush Ng Crush Mo? Edgardo Salazar Star Cinema
Ang Huling Henya Dexter Viva Films with Mutivision Pictures
2014 Praybeyt Benjamin 2 Emerson Ecleo Star Cinema
VIVA Films
English Only, Please RicoQuantum Films
2016 Love is Blind Yari Regal Entertainment
That Thing Called Tanga Na
Ang Babae sa Septic Tank 2: Forever is Not Enough RainierQuantum Films
2017 Seven Sundays Jerry Star Cinema
All Of You Quantum Films
Bar Boys JoshuaQuantum Films

Television Dramas

2011 BFGF Prince Kean Prieto TV5
2012 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Cellphone Justin ABS-CBN
2013–present ASAP Himself / Performer
2014 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Train Boyfriend
2014 Ipaglaban Mo: Niloko Nyo Ako Ely
2015 Pablo S. Gomez's Inday Bote Jerome Santiago
2015 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Sketch Pad Teen Rustie
2016 Dolce Amore Alvin "Binggoy" Ibarra
2017–2020 I Can See Your Voice Sing-VESTIGATOR
2018 Playhouse Renato "Ato" Payuan
2019 FPJ's Ang Probinsyano Migz

Music video director

YearSong titleArtist
2013"Darating" Ney Dimaculangan, Kleggy Abaya (of Banda ni Kleggy) and Dello Gatmaitan
2013"Pansamantala" Callalily
2014"Walang-Wala"Banda ni Kleggy
2015"Umay"Rye Sarmiento (of 6Cyclemind/Banda ni Kleggy)
2015"Lunod" 6Cyclemind
2015"I Will Wait" Gracenote (feat. Chynna Ortaleza)
2016"Sana Mali" Moonstar88
2017"Pakipot, Suplado Alexa Ilacad
2017"Sa'n Ako Magsisimula Callalily
2017"Naghihintay Sa'yo" Mark Carpio
2017"Tanging Ikaw" Tony Labrusca
2017"Labo" KZ Tandingan
2017"Tunay Na Pag-Ibig" Sam Milby
2018"Litrato" Callalily

Film director

YearFilmRoleFilm company
2015Bakit Kasi Ako, Iba Na Langwith Soupstar Entertainment

Awards and nominations

YearAward-Giving BodyAward/CategoryNominated workResult
2012 35th Gawad Urian Awards Best Actor (Pinakamahusay na Pangunahing Aktor) Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank Nominated
2016 42nd Metro Manila Film Festival Best Actor Ang Babae sa Septic Tank 2: Forever is Not Enough Nominated

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