Kris Aquino
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Kristina Bernadette Cojuangco Aquino (born February 14, 1971), commonly known as Kris Aquino, is a Filipino
Filipino people
The Filipino people or Filipinos are an Austronesian ethnic group native to the islands of the Philippines. There are about 92 million Filipinos in the Philippines, and about 11 million living outside the Philippines ....

 television and movie personality who gained prominence from her talk show
Talk show
A talk show or chat show is a television program or radio program where one person discuss various topics put forth by a talk show host....

s, game shows, and numerous endorsements. Known as the Queen of All Media and Philippines' Queen of Talk, she is the youngest daughter of former Philippine senator Benigno Aquino, Jr.
Benigno Aquino, Jr.
Benigno Simeon "Ninoy" Aquino, Jr. was a Filipino Senator and a former Governor of Tarlac. Aquino, together with Gerry Roxas and Jovito Salonga, formed the leadership of the opposition to the Marcos regime in the years leading to the imposition of martial law in the Philippines...

 and Corazon Cojuangco-Aquino, who served as the 11th President of the Philippines
President of the Philippines
The President of the Philippines is the head of state and head of government of the Philippines. The president leads the executive branch of the Philippine government and is the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines...

, and sister of Benigno Aquino, III, the current President of the Philippines
President of the Philippines
The President of the Philippines is the head of state and head of government of the Philippines. The president leads the executive branch of the Philippine government and is the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines...

.

Her first movie was Pido Dida, Sabay Tayo, which was followed by films such as Feng Shui
Feng Shui (film)
Feng Shui is a 2004 Filipino horror movie starring Kris Aquino about an old bagua mirror that showers luck and prosperity to its owner and brings death to those near her. The film grossed Php 137.56 million. The film was a blockbuster hit in 2004...

and So...
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Kristina Bernadette Cojuangco Aquino (born February 14, 1971), commonly known as Kris Aquino, is a Filipino
Filipino people
The Filipino people or Filipinos are an Austronesian ethnic group native to the islands of the Philippines. There are about 92 million Filipinos in the Philippines, and about 11 million living outside the Philippines ....

 television and movie personality who gained prominence from her talk show
Talk show
A talk show or chat show is a television program or radio program where one person discuss various topics put forth by a talk show host....

s, game shows, and numerous endorsements. Known as the Queen of All Media and Philippines' Queen of Talk, she is the youngest daughter of former Philippine senator Benigno Aquino, Jr.
Benigno Aquino, Jr.
Benigno Simeon "Ninoy" Aquino, Jr. was a Filipino Senator and a former Governor of Tarlac. Aquino, together with Gerry Roxas and Jovito Salonga, formed the leadership of the opposition to the Marcos regime in the years leading to the imposition of martial law in the Philippines...

 and Corazon Cojuangco-Aquino, who served as the 11th President of the Philippines
President of the Philippines
The President of the Philippines is the head of state and head of government of the Philippines. The president leads the executive branch of the Philippine government and is the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines...

, and sister of Benigno Aquino, III, the current President of the Philippines
President of the Philippines
The President of the Philippines is the head of state and head of government of the Philippines. The president leads the executive branch of the Philippine government and is the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines...

.

Her first movie was Pido Dida, Sabay Tayo, which was followed by films such as Feng Shui
Feng Shui (film)
Feng Shui is a 2004 Filipino horror movie starring Kris Aquino about an old bagua mirror that showers luck and prosperity to its owner and brings death to those near her. The film grossed Php 137.56 million. The film was a blockbuster hit in 2004...

and So... Happy Together. In 2006, she regained the same Box Office title for her movie Sukob
Sukob
Sukob is a 2006 Star Cinema film starring Kris Aquino and Claudine Barretto. The movie was directed by Chito Rono who Kris worked with in the 2004 hit horror film Feng Shui...

, which is the highest-grossing Filipino film of all time. She is also the Executive Editor of her own bi-monthly magazine called K! The Kris Aquino Magazine. In December 2009, Aquino showcased her own Home Collection called K Everyday. In partnership with ABS-CBN Licensing
ABS-CBN
ABS–CBN Corporation is a Philippine-based media conglomerate. It is the Philippines' largest media and entertainment conglomerate. The corporation was the merger of Alto Broadcasting System which at that time owned by James Lindenberg and Antonio Quirino, and the Chronicle Broadcasting Network ...

, K Everyday features cooking collection, kitchen collection, plastic collection, and stationery collection.

She is currently part of ABS-CBN
ABS-CBN
ABS–CBN Corporation is a Philippine-based media conglomerate. It is the Philippines' largest media and entertainment conglomerate. The corporation was the merger of Alto Broadcasting System which at that time owned by James Lindenberg and Antonio Quirino, and the Chronicle Broadcasting Network ...



She is currently residing at Makati City
Makati City
The City of Makati is one of the 17 cities that make up Metro Manila, one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. Makati is the financial center of the Philippines and one of the major financial, commercial and economic hubs in Asia...

.

Early life

Aquino was born to Corazon Aquino
Corazon Aquino
Maria Corazon Sumulong Cojuangco-Aquino was the 11th President of the Philippines and the first woman to hold that office in Philippine history. She is best remembered for leading the 1986 People Power Revolution, which toppled Ferdinand Marcos and restored democracy in the Philippines...

 and Benigno Aquino, Jr.
Benigno Aquino, Jr.
Benigno Simeon "Ninoy" Aquino, Jr. was a Filipino Senator and a former Governor of Tarlac. Aquino, together with Gerry Roxas and Jovito Salonga, formed the leadership of the opposition to the Marcos regime in the years leading to the imposition of martial law in the Philippines...

, senator
Senate of the Philippines
The Senate of the Philippines is the upper chamber of the bicameral legislature of the Philippines, the Congress of the Philippines...

 during the Ferdinand Marcos
Ferdinand Marcos
Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos, Sr. was a Filipino leader and an authoritarian President of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986. He was a lawyer, member of the Philippine House of Representatives and a member of the Philippine Senate...

 regime. The youngest of five children, her siblings are Maria Elena "Ballsy" Aquino-Cruz, Aurora Corazon "Pinky" Aquino-Abellada, current Philippine president Benigno Simeon Aquino III
Benigno Aquino III
Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III , also known as Noynoy Aquino or PNoy, is a Filipino politician who has been the 15th and current President of the Philippines since June 2010....

, and Victoria Eliza "Viel" Aquino-Dee. She is the cousin of actress and equestrienne Mikee Cojuangco and the niece of Philippine Olympic Committee president Jose "Peping" Cojuangco, Jr.
Jose Cojuangco, Jr.
Jose Sumulong Cojuangco, Jr. , more popularly known as Peping Cojuangco, is a former Philippine Congressman and the current president of the Philippine Olympic Committee.-Personal life:...



In the 1978 parliamentary elections
Philippine parliamentary election, 1978
A general election was held in the Philippines on April 7, 1978 for the election of the 166 regional representatives to the Interim Batasang Pambansa...

 where her father was a candidate, the seven-year-old Aquino wooed the crowds as a stand-in for her imprisoned father at campaign rallies. The young campaigner was featured on the front page of New York Times and on Time Magazine. Aquino spent most of her elementary school days in the United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

 when the Aquino family was in exile. At 12 years old her father died after he was assassinated on the tarmac of Manila Airport. Kris Aquino returned to the Philippines and was a precocious presence in rallies against the Marcos regime.

After the 1986 revolution
1986 EDSA Revolution
The People Power Revolution was a series of popular demonstrations in the Philippines that occurred in 1983-86. The methods used amounted to a sustained campaign of civil resistance against regime violence and electoral fraud...

 that removed President Ferdinand Marcos from power, the teenage Aquino stepped into the limelight, starting with guest spots on television dramas and comedies, as well as talk shows. Finally, she made her film debut with actor-comedian Rene Requiestas
Rene Requiestas
Renato "Rene" Requiestas was one of the top Filipino comedians of the late 1980s up to the early 1990s.Requiestas was known for his sidekick roles alongside other comedy actors such as Joey de Leon and his pairing with Kris Aquino in romantic comedies, as well as his distinctive gaunt, toothless...

 in the comedy Pido Dida. This movie was a blockbuster hit and made Aquino the box office queen for that year.

Aquino afterwards had a commercially steady, though critically panned career and managed to score an acting nomination for The Fatima Buen Story. She is not a good speaker. She starred in a film based on a true-life murder, the Vizconde Massacre. Its financial success and successive crime films of the same vein in which she starred in gained her the nickname "Massacre Queen" by newspaper critics.

Aquino went to elementary school at Poveda Learning Centre, high school at the Colegio San Agustin-Makati where she was classmates with Pinky Webb
Pinky Webb
Joanna Marie Pagaspas Webb, known as Pinky Webb is a news anchor on the Philippine television channels ABS-CBN and ANC as well as the radio station DZMM...

. She graduated college from Ateneo De Manila University
Ateneo de Manila University
The Ateneo de Manila University is a private teaching and research university run by the Society of Jesus in the Philippines. It began in 1859 when the City of Manila handed control of the Escuela Municipal de Manila in Intramuros, Manila, to the Jesuits...

 in 1992 with a degree of Bachelor of Arts in English and Literature.

Career

In 1986, Aquino, at 14, made her first TV appearance on Inday Badiday's See-Tru on GMA-7. She was the star of the short-lived comedy show ABS-CBN Luv Ko Si Kris.

With her movie career slowing, Aquino shifted her sights on a television career as a talk show host launched through Kris
Kris (Talk Show)
Kris was a Philippine mid-afternoon talk show produced by Viva Television and it was co-produced and broadcast by PTV from 1994–1996, when the contract between Viva and PTV has expired and it was now co-produced and broadcast by GMA Network in 1996 in three months, from 1996 . The talk show was...

produced by Viva Television
VIVA Entertainment
VIVA Entertainment, Inc., also known as Viva Entertainment Group is a Philippine entertainment company. Its history started in 1981 when Vicente "Vic" del Rosario, Jr. founded Viva Films.-Divisions:*Viva Productions, Inc...

 on Channel 4
National Broadcasting Network
People's Television is the flagship government television network owned by the Philippine Government through People's Television Network, Inc. . Its head office, studios and transmitter are located at Broadcast Complex, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City .-History:The country's government...

 (at that time named PTV, this was transferred to GMA Network
GMA Network
GMA Network is a major commercial television & radio network in the Philippines. GMA Network is owned by GMA Network, Inc. a publicly listed company...

 which has partnership with Viva and after Viva's contract with PTV ended). It was in GMA Network showbiz oriented talk show Startalk
Startalk
Startalk TX is a long-running showbiz-oriented television talk show in the Philippines aired every Saturday afternoons by GMA Network and simulcast over Super Radyo DZBB. It is hosted by Butch Francisco, Joey de Leon, Ricky Lo and Lolit Solis.-History:...

where she co-hosted with Boy Abunda
Boy Abunda
Eugenio "Boy" R. Abunda, Jr. is a Filipino television host, publicist, talent manager and celebrity endorser. He is dubbed as the "King of Talk" in local show business.-Early life:Boy Abunda was born in Borongan City, Eastern Samar...

 and Lolit Solis that her hosting capabilities were noticed.

After her GMA and Viva no longer wanted her services, she went back to media conglomerate and GMA Network
GMA Network
GMA Network is a major commercial television & radio network in the Philippines. GMA Network is owned by GMA Network, Inc. a publicly listed company...

's rival ABS-CBN which noticed her undeniable hosting wit, offered her a contract and launched Today with Kris Aquino
Today with Kris Aquino
Today with Kris Aquino was a Philippine talk show hosted by actress Kris Aquino which premiered on November 18, 1996 on ABS-CBN. It was dubbed as "the first interactive talk show" and was considered the Philippines' version of the Oprah Winfrey show...

.
In January 2003 to May 2004, she hosted the talk show Morning Girls with Kris and Korina
Morning Girls with Kris and Korina
Morning Girls with Kris and Korina was a morning talk show on ABS-CBN, hosted by broadcaster Korina Sanchez and Kris Aquino. Originally intended for only two weeks, the show instead ran for 16 months...

, alongside popular broadcast journalist Korina Sanchez
Korina Sanchez
Korina Maria Sanchez-Roxas is a Filipina broadcast journalist, TV host and commercial endorser.-Early life:Korina Sanchez was born on October 5, 1964 in Hong Kong. Her father, Ramon P. Sanchez, Sr. , was the General Manager of then Hong Kong landmark, Ambassador Hotel. She is the only girl of Ramon...

. It was intended for only two weeks but went on for 16 months. In 2007, she officially left The Buzz
The Buzz
The Buzz may refer to:*The Buzz , a fictional character in the Marvel Comics' series Spider-Girl*The Buzz , a television show on the UK channel Eat Cinema...

and Pilipinas, Game KNB?
Pilipinas, Game KNB?
Pilipinas, Game KNB? was a long-running Philippine game show aired on ABS-CBN. Hosted by Edu Manzano, past versions of the show were hosted by Kris Aquino and aired on primetime. It is also aired on The Filipino Channel...

after giving birth to her second son, James. She was replaced by Edu Manzano
Edu Manzano
-Television:*Unang Hirit *Family Feud: The Showdown Edition *Asar Talo Lahat Panalo! *Pilipinas Game Ka na Ba? *1 Vs...

 in Pilipinas, Game KNB?. According to her, she had to give up her hosting stint on the said shows to give more time to her baby. It was also assumed that she does not want to go back to The Buzz because she no longer wants to work with former co-host Cristy Fermin
Cristy Fermín
Cristinelli "Cristy" Fermin is a controversial Filipino talk show host and showbiz reporter. She finished Criminology at the Lyceum of the Philippines University.-Career:...

.

In the October 2008 issue of YES! Magazine, Aquino was considered top or the leading celebrity endorser, ranking number one among the twenty popular celebrity endorsers.

Aquino is the executive editor of the K Magazine of ABS -CBN publishing. "Carrying Kris celebrity equity, "K" is about getting her style, her personality, her lifestyle and her appeal. The magazine reflects the key concerns of the target marget presented by Kris herself: beauty, fashion, body, relationships, career, money and self."

Aquino hosted the Philippine franchise
Kapamilya, Deal or No Deal
Kapamilya, Deal or No Deal is the Philippine franchise of Deal or No Deal, hosted by Filipino actress, TV & game show host, Kris Aquino, which premiered on June 5, 2006 on ABS-CBN....

of Deal or No Deal
Deal or No Deal
Deal or No Deal is the name of several closely related television game shows, the first of which was the Dutch Miljoenenjacht produced by Dutch producer Endemol. It is played with up to 26 cases with certain sums of money...

, which is part of ABS-CBN's primetime lineup. It ended its first season on February 23, 2007. The second season of the said game show started on June 11, 2007. On May 5, 2008, she appeared on the US version as part of a "Deal or No Deal
Deal or No Deal
Deal or No Deal is the name of several closely related television game shows, the first of which was the Dutch Miljoenenjacht produced by Dutch producer Endemol. It is played with up to 26 cases with certain sums of money...

 around the world" event, where host Howie Mandel
Howie Mandel
Howard Michael "Howie" Mandel is a Canadian stand-up comedian, television host, and actor. He is well known as host of the NBC game show Deal or No Deal, as well as the show's daytime and Canadian-English counterparts. Before his career as a game show host, Mandel was best known for his role on...

 and an American contestant were taken to an international location, and played the game in that country, with the local models and host assisting Mandel. She also hosts Boy & Kris
Boy & Kris
Boy & Kris was a Philippine morning talk and lifestyle show of ABS-CBN. The show is hosted by Boy Abunda and Kris Aquino aired on weekday mornings...

, a morning talk show that replaced Homeboy, together with Boy Abunda
Boy Abunda
Eugenio "Boy" R. Abunda, Jr. is a Filipino television host, publicist, talent manager and celebrity endorser. He is dubbed as the "King of Talk" in local show business.-Early life:Boy Abunda was born in Borongan City, Eastern Samar...

, and Be Bench/, a model search show together with Piolo Pascual
Piolo Pascual
Piolo Jose Pascual is a Filipino film and television actor, musician, model, and producer.-Biography:...

. Nestor Torre, a known critic of the Philippine Entertainment industry, pointed out that Aquino took a lot of risks when she chose to give up her two former shows. The critic pointed out that giving up The Buzz
The Buzz
The Buzz may refer to:*The Buzz , a fictional character in the Marvel Comics' series Spider-Girl*The Buzz , a television show on the UK channel Eat Cinema...

and Pilipinas, Game KNB?
Pilipinas, Game KNB?
Pilipinas, Game KNB? was a long-running Philippine game show aired on ABS-CBN. Hosted by Edu Manzano, past versions of the show were hosted by Kris Aquino and aired on primetime. It is also aired on The Filipino Channel...

deprived her of the major exposure that those two popular shows afforded her. Torre also noted that it is much more difficult to successfully launch new shows than to resume hosting programs that are already popular.

She hosted another TV franchise Wheel of Fortune
Wheel of Fortune (Philippine game show)
There are two Philippine versions of Wheel of Fortune. The first was aired on ABC-5 aired from October 2001 to October 2002. It was hosted by Rustom Padilla and Victoria London...

, which incidentally replaced Kapamilya, Deal or No Deal
Kapamilya, Deal or No Deal
Kapamilya, Deal or No Deal is the Philippine franchise of Deal or No Deal, hosted by Filipino actress, TV & game show host, Kris Aquino, which premiered on June 5, 2006 on ABS-CBN....

. She said in an interview that she was a huge fan of the U.S. version and was thrilled to bring the show back to her country. (Wheel of Fortune had already had one 2001-02 run in the Philippines, which was hosted by Rustom Padilla and Victoria Wonderheim.) She hosted Showbiz News Ngayon on its newest season. In October 2008 after former The Buzz co-host Cristy Fermin was suspended by ABS-CBN, the Kapamilya network asked Aquino to once again host the top-rated showbiz oriented talk show together with Boy Abunda and Ruffa Gutierrez. After much controversy, Aquino hosted The Buzz again starting on October 26, 2008.

Aquino officially left Showbiz News Ngayon on June 25, 2010 and The Buzz on June 27, 2010 after being an on and off main host of the show for ten years. The reason for her leaving the show is that she will be spending time with her family and for her not to cause any issues while her brother Benigno Aquino III
Benigno Aquino III
Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III , also known as Noynoy Aquino or PNoy, is a Filipino politician who has been the 15th and current President of the Philippines since June 2010....

 is in office as President of the Philippines. Despite her leave for her family, she hosted ABS-CBN's new noontime variety show called Pilipinas Win Na Win
Pilipinas Win Na Win
Pilipinas Win Na Win was a noon-time variety show broadcast by ABS-CBN in the Philippines. The show was presented by its main hosts Rico J. Puno, Rey Valera, Marco Sison, and Nonoy Zuñiga with their co-hosts Pokwang, Valerie Concepcion, and K Brosas. The show premiered on July 31, 2010, and aired...

but left after two months upon the decision of the management.

Film

Aquino got her start in film with the help of Regal Films, one of the oldest film outfits in the Philippines. Her early film includes the Pido Dida series, where she was paired with comedian Rene Requiestas
Rene Requiestas
Renato "Rene" Requiestas was one of the top Filipino comedians of the late 1980s up to the early 1990s.Requiestas was known for his sidekick roles alongside other comedy actors such as Joey de Leon and his pairing with Kris Aquino in romantic comedies, as well as his distinctive gaunt, toothless...

 and earned her first box-office queen award. She later shifted into other roles, notably with massacre films such as The Vizconde Massacre, Myrna Diones Story, Elsa Castillo-Ang Katotohanan, and Humanda Ka Mayor. Despite her being a big draw in the box office, her acting skills were considered stiff and mechanical. She was dubbed then as "massacre queen" because of her portrayals in massacre movies which was the vogue during the time.

She first drew praise for her acting when she earned a nomination from the Gawad Urian award-giving body, composed of film critics, for the film The Fatima Buen Story. She eventually won a supporting actress award for the film Mano Po
Mano Po
Mano Po is Regal Entertainment's entry for the 2002 Metro Manila Film Festival. The film focuses on the lives of the Chinese-Filipino community. Mano Po stars an all-star cast headed by Maricel Soriano, Richard Gomez, Kris Aquino and Ara Mina...

(2002 Regal Films), where she portrayed a weak-willed and submissive scion of a wealthy Filipino-Chinese clan. This was her comeback movie after her long layoff from movie acting.

Aquino's most commercially-successful movies in her career are: Feng Shui
Feng Shui (film)
Feng Shui is a 2004 Filipino horror movie starring Kris Aquino about an old bagua mirror that showers luck and prosperity to its owner and brings death to those near her. The film grossed Php 137.56 million. The film was a blockbuster hit in 2004...

, a Star Cinema
Star Cinema
ABS-CBN Film Productions, Inc. , is the wholly owned film production subsidiary of ABS-CBN Corporation. It is the Philippines' largest film production, producing most of the highest grossing films in the Philippines.-1994:...

 production that featured Chinese influences and omen. Feng Shui, which was made during the wave of "Asian-style horror" flicks that spread throughout the continent after 2002's The Ring
The Ring (2002 film)
The Ring is a 2002 American psychological horror film directed by Gore Verbinski and starring Naomi Watts and Martin Henderson. It is a remake of the 1998 Japanese horror film Ring....

, made P137 million. It was the highest grossing Filipino movie of 2004 (and the second most successful movie overall that year next to Spider-Man 2
Spider-Man 2
Spider-Man 2 is a 2004 American superhero film directed by Sam Raimi, written by Alvin Sargent and developed by Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, and Michael Chabon. It is the second film in the Spider-Man film franchise based on the fictional Marvel Comics character Spider-Man...

which made over P225 million). "Sukob," another horror thriller which she starred with Claudine Barretto
Claudine Barretto
Claudine Margaret Castelo Barretto-Santiago , popularly known as Claudine Barretto, is a film and television actress in the Philippines.-Television roles:...

 in 2006, is the highest grossing Filipino film of all time surpassing Ang Tanging Ina
Ang Tanging Ina
Ang Tanging Ina is a 2003 Filipino comedy film, starring Ai-Ai de las Alas. The movie was the highest grossing locally produced Philippine film ever made, until it was surpassed by Sukob in 2006. It currently ranks no...

, Anak
Anak
According to the Book of Numbers, during the conquest of Canaan by the Israelites, Anak was a well known figure, and a forefather of the Anakites who have been considered "strong and tall," they were also said to have been a mixed race of giant people, descendants of the Nephilim...

& her own starrer, Feng Shui.

Aquino had her share of box-office bombs. Her 2003 movie with actor Robin Padilla
Robin Padilla
Robinhood Ferdinand Cariño Padilla better known by his stage name Robin Padilla is a Filipino film and television action star. He is the younger brother of actors BB Gandanghari, Rommel Padilla and Royette Padilla...

, You and Me Against the World, flopped at the box-office right from the start. Made for P25,000,000 and released immediately after Aquino won acting awards (for her performance in 2002's Mano Po), You and Me Against the World made only P4,389,005. The film's producers lost an estimated P23,000,000, even with home videos accounted. Because You and Me Against the World failed to attract an audience, several movie theaters pulled the film out and replaced it with another film. Some theaters were reported to have done this on the movie's second day of play.

Personal life

Aquino had a live-in relationship with married actor Phillip Salvador
Phillip Salvador
Phillip "Ipe" Salvador is a three-time FAMAS award-winning Filipino actor.-Acting career:...

 with whom she has a son named Joshua.

She was married to Philippine Basketball Association
Philippine Basketball Association
The Philippine Basketball Association , is a men's professional basketball league in the Philippines composed of 10 company-branded franchised teams. It is the first and oldest professional basketball league in Asia and the second oldest in the world after the NBA...

 professional player James Yap
James Yap
James Carlos Yap Sr. is a Filipino professional basketball player for the B-Meg Llamados in the Philippine Basketball Association...

 of the Purefoods Tender Juicy Giants. They had a civil marriage on July 10, 2005. The following year, she announced on The Buzz
The Buzz
The Buzz may refer to:*The Buzz , a fictional character in the Marvel Comics' series Spider-Girl*The Buzz , a television show on the UK channel Eat Cinema...

that she was pregnant. In April, 2007, Aquino gave birth to her first son by Yap in Makati City
Makati City
The City of Makati is one of the 17 cities that make up Metro Manila, one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. Makati is the financial center of the Philippines and one of the major financial, commercial and economic hubs in Asia...

. Her son with Yap was named James "Bimby" Aquino Yap. In 2006, a former medical clinic receptionist stated that James Yap had an extra-marital affair with her.

Aquino suffered a miscarriage with collapsed gestational sac and blighted ovum on March 25, 2008, a day after she announced that her mother was diagnosed with colon cancer.

On June 27, 2010, Kris Aquino announced that she had separated from Yap, citing personal reasons and stated she is seeking an annulment of their marriage. Aquino and Yap vowed to become good friends after their annulment.

Ancestry



Business ventures

Being successful in her TV and movie career, Aquino ventured into several businesses. She owns Lena Restaurant and Sencillo, a Mexican restaurant in partnership with several celebrities, and Roberto Antonio, an upscale flower shop in partnership with Boy Abunda. She established a boutique ad agency in partnership with Boy Abunda but also including Nonon del Carmen and Agnes Maranan, and have decided to call it MAD (an acronym for their surnames, Maranan Abunda Aquino del Carmen). She and Abunda with other partners own Sierra Madre Water, which is promoted as a miracle water for life.

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1986 GMA Supershow
GMA Supershow
GMA Supershow, formerly titled Germside and then Germspesyal, was a Sunday noontime variety show formerly aired by GMA Network from 1978 to 1997, making it one of the longest running Sunday noontime shows in Philippine television history....

herself Co hosts
1989 Kris at 18 Herself TV special of Aquino's 18th Birthday Celebration
Luv Ko Si Kris Herself Main role
1992 Hoy Gising!
Hoy Gising!
Hoy Gising! was originally a TV Patrol segment turned into a long-running public service program. Three years later, Hoy Gising! revived the program again for Saturday afternoon airings as Hoy Gising! Kapamilya.-Origin and Style:...

Herself Segment host
Actually, 'Yun Na! Herself Host
1994 Kris
Kris (Talk Show)
Kris was a Philippine mid-afternoon talk show produced by Viva Television and it was co-produced and broadcast by PTV from 1994–1996, when the contract between Viva and PTV has expired and it was now co-produced and broadcast by GMA Network in 1996 in three months, from 1996 . The talk show was...

Herself Host
1995 'Sang Linggo nAPO Sila
'Sang Linggo nAPO Sila
Sang Linggo nAPO Sila was a daily noon-time variety show of ABS-CBN that aired from February 1995 to November 1998. It was hosted by the APO Hiking Society...

Herself
1995–1996 Startalk
Startalk
Startalk TX is a long-running showbiz-oriented television talk show in the Philippines aired every Saturday afternoons by GMA Network and simulcast over Super Radyo DZBB. It is hosted by Butch Francisco, Joey de Leon, Ricky Lo and Lolit Solis.-History:...

Herself Host
1996–2001 Today with Kris Aquino
Today with Kris Aquino
Today with Kris Aquino was a Philippine talk show hosted by actress Kris Aquino which premiered on November 18, 1996 on ABS-CBN. It was dubbed as "the first interactive talk show" and was considered the Philippines' version of the Oprah Winfrey show...

Herself Host
Kris TV sitcom
1999–2010 The Buzz
The Buzz (talk show)
The Buzz is a weekly entertainment news and talk show in the Philippines. Premiering in 1999, it is the longest-running weekly entertainment news and talk show on ABS-CBN. It features local celebrity gossip and news.-Casting:...

Herself Host
2000 Puwedeng-puwede
2001–2007 Game KNB?
Pilipinas, Game KNB?
Pilipinas, Game KNB? was a long-running Philippine game show aired on ABS-CBN. Hosted by Edu Manzano, past versions of the show were hosted by Kris Aquino and aired on primetime. It is also aired on The Filipino Channel...

Herself Host
  • Replacing titles:
    Smart KNB?
    Million Million na! Game KNB?
    Next Level Na! Game KNB?
    Pilipinas, Game KNB?
2001 Balitang Kris Herself Host
Kris and Tell Herself Host
Maalaala Mo Kaya: "Lapida"
Maalaala Mo Kaya
Maalaala Mo Kaya is a Philippine drama anthology series broadcast on ABS-CBN every Saturday evening and being hosted by Charo Santos-Concio. Currently, it became the longest-running drama anthology on Philippine television and on Asia...

Annie with Phillip Salvador
Phillip Salvador
Phillip "Ipe" Salvador is a three-time FAMAS award-winning Filipino actor.-Acting career:...

2002–2004 Morning Girls
Morning Girls with Kris and Korina
Morning Girls with Kris and Korina was a morning talk show on ABS-CBN, hosted by broadcaster Korina Sanchez and Kris Aquino. Originally intended for only two weeks, the show instead ran for 16 months...

Herself Host
  • Replacing title:
    Morning Girls with Kris and Korina
    Korina Sanchez
    Korina Maria Sanchez-Roxas is a Filipina broadcast journalist, TV host and commercial endorser.-Early life:Korina Sanchez was born on October 5, 1964 in Hong Kong. Her father, Ramon P. Sanchez, Sr. , was the General Manager of then Hong Kong landmark, Ambassador Hotel. She is the only girl of Ramon...

  • 2003 Meteor Fever in Manila
    Meteor Garden
    Meteor Garden is a 2001 Taiwanese drama starring Barbie Hsu, Jerry Yan, Vic Zhou, Vanness Wu and Ken Chu. It is based on Japanese shōjo manga series, , written by Yoko Kamio...

    Herself Host
    TV special
    2004 Good Morning, Kris Herself Host
    2004–2005 Hiram
    Hiram (TV series)
    Hiram was a TV drama series in the Philippines, popularly known as teleserye shown on ABS-CBN and worldwide on The Filipino Channel.-Synopsis:...

    Diana Benipayo Main role, Her first teleserye
    2006–2009 Kapamilya, Deal or No Deal
    Kapamilya, Deal or No Deal
    Kapamilya, Deal or No Deal is the Philippine franchise of Deal or No Deal, hosted by Filipino actress, TV & game show host, Kris Aquino, which premiered on June 5, 2006 on ABS-CBN....

    Herself Host
    In 2007, the Philippine version was one of a few international versions of the Endemol franchise to appear in the United States version in "Deal or No Deal Around the World," where American contestants were flown to various international versions to play on the local sets, with the local models and host, assisted by US version host Howie Mandel
    Howie Mandel
    Howard Michael "Howie" Mandel is a Canadian stand-up comedian, television host, and actor. He is well known as host of the NBC game show Deal or No Deal, as well as the show's daytime and Canadian-English counterparts. Before his career as a game show host, Mandel was best known for his role on...

    , playing with US rules.
    2007–2009 Boy & Kris
    Boy & Kris
    Boy & Kris was a Philippine morning talk and lifestyle show of ABS-CBN. The show is hosted by Boy Abunda and Kris Aquino aired on weekday mornings...

    Herself Host
    2007 Be Bench/ The Model Search Herself Host
    2008 Sineserye Presents
    Sineserye Presents
    Sineserye Presents is a primetime show broadcast by ABS-CBN. It literally means a film serialized to a TV series which is the show's concept.-Origins:...

    : Patayin sa Sindak si Barbara
    Patayin Sa Sindak Si Barbara (TV series)
    Patayin Sa Sindak Si Barbara was an ABS-CBN primetime mini-series adapted from the movie, Patayin Mo Sa Sindak Si Barbara, originally starring Susan Roces in 1974 and later by Lorna Tolentino in 1995...

    Barbara Main role
    Wheel of Fortune
    Wheel of Fortune (Philippine game show)
    There are two Philippine versions of Wheel of Fortune. The first was aired on ABC-5 aired from October 2001 to October 2002. It was hosted by Rustom Padilla and Victoria London...

    Herself Host
    2009–2010 SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon
    SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon
    SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon is a Philippine primetime entertainment news program broadcast by ABS-CBN and is currently presented by Boy Abunda and Bianca Gonzales. The show premiered on February 16, 2009. On September 9, 2011, SNN aired its final broadcast...

    Herself Anchor
    2009 Pinoy Bingo Night
    Pinoy Bingo Night
    Pinoy Bingo Night is the Philippine game show version of National Bingo Night, which premiered on the ABS-CBN on March 30, 2009. It is hosted by Kris Aquino with Brod Pete as the "bingo caller" and Mel Feliciano as the "commissioner", who referees the playing studio audience.-Gameplay:Members of...

    Herself Host
    Salamat President Cory Herself The ABS-CBN TV specials on the Kapamilya vigil, funeral, legacy and burial of late president Corazon Aquino
    Corazon Aquino
    Maria Corazon Sumulong Cojuangco-Aquino was the 11th President of the Philippines and the first woman to hold that office in Philippine history. She is best remembered for leading the 1986 People Power Revolution, which toppled Ferdinand Marcos and restored democracy in the Philippines...

    Laban Ni Cory Herself
    Salamat President Cory: Huling Paalam Herself
    Salamat President Cory: A People's Farewell Herself
    Salamat President Cory: A People's Farewell Herself
    Last Journey of Ninoy Documentary Special Herself TV special
    2010 Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo
    Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo
    Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo is a Philippine primetime drama series that aired on ABS-CBN.It became the part of the 60th Year of Pinoy Soap Opera Celebration for its First Roaster of Primetime Drama's it won 3 ASAP awards for Best TV Series of the year Favorite TV Couple characters played by Gerald...

    Celine J. Crisanto Main role, Her second teleserye
    Maalaala Mo Kaya: "Kalapati"
    Maalaala Mo Kaya
    Maalaala Mo Kaya is a Philippine drama anthology series broadcast on ABS-CBN every Saturday evening and being hosted by Charo Santos-Concio. Currently, it became the longest-running drama anthology on Philippine television and on Asia...

    Herself Love story of Corazon Aquino
    Corazon Aquino
    Maria Corazon Sumulong Cojuangco-Aquino was the 11th President of the Philippines and the first woman to hold that office in Philippine history. She is best remembered for leading the 1986 People Power Revolution, which toppled Ferdinand Marcos and restored democracy in the Philippines...

     and Ninoy Aquino
    Pilipinas Got Talent
    Pilipinas Got Talent
    Pilipinas Got Talent is a Philippine talent show on ABS-CBN that began February 20, 2010. It is based on the Got Talent franchise, a British TV format conceived and owned by Simon Cowell's SYCO company. "Pilipinas" is the Filipino word for Philippines. Anyone can join and showcase their talents...

    Herself Judge
    Pilipinas Win Na Win
    Pilipinas Win Na Win
    Pilipinas Win Na Win was a noon-time variety show broadcast by ABS-CBN in the Philippines. The show was presented by its main hosts Rico J. Puno, Rey Valera, Marco Sison, and Nonoy Zuñiga with their co-hosts Pokwang, Valerie Concepcion, and K Brosas. The show premiered on July 31, 2010, and aired...

    Herself Host
    Showtime Herself Judge
    2011 The Price Is Right (Philippine game show)
    The Price Is Right (Philippine game show)
    The Price Is Right is a franchised Philippine game show aired on two networks. The first version aired every Sunday on ABC and was hosted by Dawn Zulueta, with voice over provided off screen by Mark Mangaliman, from 2001 to 2003. The second version, hosted by Kris Aquino on ABS-CBN, premiered on...

    Host
    Pilipinas Got Talent
    Pilipinas Got Talent
    Pilipinas Got Talent is a Philippine talent show on ABS-CBN that began February 20, 2010. It is based on the Got Talent franchise, a British TV format conceived and owned by Simon Cowell's SYCO company. "Pilipinas" is the Filipino word for Philippines. Anyone can join and showcase their talents...

     Season 2
    Judge
    Kris TV
    Kris TV
    Kris TV is a Philippine morning lifestyle talk show currently airing weekdays on ABS-CBN debuting June 27, 2011. It is hosted by the "Queen of All Media" Kris Aquino, who is making a talk show comeback after two years since Boy & Kris, and is more of a talk show comeback evolving from her previous...

    Herself Host
    "Pilipinas Got Talent
    Pilipinas Got Talent
    Pilipinas Got Talent is a Philippine talent show on ABS-CBN that began February 20, 2010. It is based on the Got Talent franchise, a British TV format conceived and owned by Simon Cowell's SYCO company. "Pilipinas" is the Filipino word for Philippines. Anyone can join and showcase their talents...

     Season 3"
    Judge

    Filmography

    Year Title Role Notes
    1990 Pido Dida: Sabay Tayo Dida
    1991 Pangako sa Puso
    Shake Rattle & Roll 3 Tanya (segment "Yaya")
    Pido Dida: Kasal Na Dida
    Ang Siga at ang Sosyal
    Magic To Win 5 Kathy Also known as Happy Ghost V
    1992 Pido Dida 3: May Kambal na Dida
    Mahal Kita Walang Iba
    My Funny Valentine Lauren
    1993 Vizconde Massacre
    Vizconde massacre
    The Vizconde Massacre was the multiple homicide of members of the Vizconde family on June 30, 1991 at their residence in BF Homes, Parañaque City, Metro Manila, Philippines. Estrellita, 47, had suffered thirteen stab wounds; Carmela, 18, had suffered seventeen stab wounds and had been raped before...

    Carmela Vizconde
    Humanda Ka Mayor
    Geron Olivar
    Nandito Ako Marissa
    1994 The Elsa Castillo Story... Ang Katotohanan Elsa Castillo
    Myrna Diones Story Myrna Diones
    Tasya Fantasia Tasya
    The Fatima Buen Story Fatima Buen
    Bakit Pa Kita Minahal
    1995 Saan Ako Nagkamali
    1998 Hiwaga ng Panday Emily
    2000 Eto Na Naman Ako Herself Cameo
    2002 JOLOGS
    Jologs
    -Cast:*Diether Ocampo as Mando*Patrick Garcia as Dino*Vhong Navarro as Kulas*Onemig Bondoc as Trigger*Dominic Ochoa as Iñigo*John Prats as Ruben*Jodi Sta. Maria as Faith*Julia Clarete as Joan*Baron Geisler as Cher*Michelle Bayle as Chona...

    Herself Cameo
    Mano Po
    Mano Po
    Mano Po is Regal Entertainment's entry for the 2002 Metro Manila Film Festival. The film focuses on the lives of the Chinese-Filipino community. Mano Po stars an all-star cast headed by Maricel Soriano, Richard Gomez, Kris Aquino and Ara Mina...

    Juliet Go-Co Metro Manila Film Festival for Best Supporting Actress
    PASADO Award for Best Supporting Actress
    PMPC Star Award for Movies for Best Supporting Actress
    FAMAS Award for Best Supporting Actress
    KAPPT Award for Best Supporting Actress
    Dekada '70
    Dekada '70 (film)
    Dekada '70 is a 2002 Filipino drama film released based on a book called Dekada '70 written by Filipino author, Lualhati Bautista.-Plot:...

    Student leader Cameo
    2003 You and Me Against the World Diana
    Mano Po 2: My Home Young Sol Tan
    2004 Feng Shui
    Feng Shui (film)
    Feng Shui is a 2004 Filipino horror movie starring Kris Aquino about an old bagua mirror that showers luck and prosperity to its owner and brings death to those near her. The film grossed Php 137.56 million. The film was a blockbuster hit in 2004...

    Joy Ramirez
    So Happy Together Lianne
    2006 Sukob
    Sukob
    Sukob is a 2006 Star Cinema film starring Kris Aquino and Claudine Barretto. The movie was directed by Chito Rono who Kris worked with in the 2004 hit horror film Feng Shui...

    Sandy 3rd Highest-grossing Filipino film of all time
    2009 Mano Po 6: A Mother's Love
    Mano Po 6: A Mother's Love
    Mano Po 6: A Mother's Love is the sixth installment in the Mano Po film franchise, following Mano Po 5: Gua Ai Di in 2006. Produced by Regal Entertainment, Mano Po 6 marks the first appearance of the Sharon Cuneta in a Regal movie...

    Vivian Go Chan
    2010 Dalaw
    Dalaw
    Dalaw is a horror-suspense film starring Kris Aquino and Diether Ocampo. It is produced and released by Star Cinema and CineMedia. It is an official entry to the 36th Metro Manila Film Festival.-Plot:...

    Stella
    2011 Segunda Mano
    Segunda Mano
    Segunda Mano is an upcoming horror-suspense film starring Kris Aquino and Dingdong Dantes. It is produced by Star Cinema, Agostodos Pictures, and CineMedia...

    Mabel

    Awards and recognitions

    • 1990 Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Foundation Awards - Box Office Queen
    • 1998 PMPC Star Awards for TV - Best Talk Show (Today with Kris Aquino)
    • 2002 PMPC Star Awards for TV - Best Game Show (Game KNB?)
    • 2002 PMPC Star Awards for TV - Best Game Show Host (Game KNB?)
    • 28th Metro Manila Film Festival - Best Supporting Actress (Mano Po) 2002
    • 2003 PMPC Star Awards for TV - Best Talk Show (Morning Girls with Kris and Korina)
    • 2003 PMPC Star Awards for TV - Best Talk Show Host (Kris Aquino & Korina Sanchez)
    • 2003 PMPC Star Awards for TV - Best Showbiz Oriented Talk Show (The Buzz)
    • 2003 PMPC Star Awards for TV - Best Showbiz Oriented Talk Show Host, Female (The Buzz)
    • 2003 5th PASADO Awards - PinakaPASADOng Katuwang ng Aktres, Best Supporting Actress (Mano Po)
    • 2003 19th PMPC Star Awards for Movies - Supporting Actress of the Year (Mano Po)
    • 2003 51st Famas Awards - Best Supporting Actress (Mano Po)
    • 2003 KAPPT Awards - Best Supporting Actress (Mano Po)
    • 2004 PMPC Star Awards for TV - Best Talk Show (Morning Girls with Kris and Korina)
    • 2004 PMPC Star Awards for TV - Best Talk Show Host (Kris Aquino & Korina Sanchez)
    • 2004 Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Foundation Awards - Box Office Queen
    • 2005 PMPC Star Awards for TV - Best Game Show (Pilipinas! Game KNB?)
    • 2005 PMPC Star Awards for TV - Best Game Show Host (Pilipinas! Game KNB?)
    • 2006 Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Foundation Awards - Box Office Queen
    • 2006 PMPC Star Awards for TV - Best Game Show (Pilipinas! Game KNB?)
    • 2006 PMPC Star Awards for TV - Best Showbiz Oriented Talk Show (The Buzz)
    • 2006 PMPC Star Awards for TV - Best Showbiz Oriented Talk Show Host, Female (The Buzz)
    • 2008 PMPC Star Awards for TV - Best Celebrity Talk Show (Boy and Kris)
    • 2008 PMPC Star Awards for TV - Best Celebrity Talk Show Host (Kris Aquino)
    • 2009 27th People's Choice Dangal ng Bayan Awards - Best Female Game Show Host
    • 2009 Anak TV Seal Awards - Most Admired Female TV Personality

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