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Cherie Gil


Cherie Gil

Cherie Gil
Born Evangeline Rose De Mesa Eigenmann
(1963-05-12) May 12, 1963 (age 51)
Manila, Philippines
Occupation Actress
Years active 1970-present

Evangeline Rose De Mesa Eigenmann (born May 12, 1963) is a Filipino actress of Swiss German American, Spanish, and Filipino descent.[1]


Cherie Gil is the daughter of Filipino actors Eddie Mesa and Rosemarie Gil and sister to actors Mark Gil and Michael de Mesa.

She was formerly married to Rony Rogoff, an internationally-renowned violinist. Together they have two children, Bianca and Raphael, in addition to her first child Jay.[2] She is the aunt of actors Ryan, Geoff, AJ, Ira, Maxene, Andi, Gabby and Sid Lucero (Tim Eigenmann). She is the best friend of Sharon Cuneta and the godmother to KC Concepcion.

She was in Phuket, Thailand with her family when the killer tsunami hit the area on December 26, 2004. They evacuated their hotel after hearing the splash of the giant waves.[3][4]

After several years active in Philippine show business, Gil will step down temporarily to have surgery abroad on her throat that is aching and immediately needs to be acted upon.


She appeared on a number of hit teleseryes and primetime series in ABS-CBN. Currently she is seen in ABS-CBN. Her most recent projects are in Katorse, a remake of a film starring Dina Bonevie and a remake of the 1983 film Pieta wherein she played Amanda which was originally portrayed by her mentor the late Charito Solis. She is best known for portraying the role of Lavinia Arquelles in the movie Bituing Walang Ningning.

In 2010 she was picked up to star in the fantasy series Grazilda for GMA Network.

In early 2011, Cherie was picked up to join the cast of the comedy fantasy series, Magic Palayok co starred by Carla Abellana, and Geoff Eigenmann. The series did not picked up for second season after the season 1 finale which is composed of 88 episodes.

The GMA Network picked her to another television pilot Time of My Life.



Year Title Role Network
1999 May Bukas Pa Divina Miguel IBC
2001 Sa Puso Ko Iingatan Ka Star / Nena ABS-CBN
2002 Bituin Carmela Gaston
2004 Marina Victoria Raymundo
2006 Now and Forever: Dangal Chandra GMA Network
2006 Gulong ng Palad Philomena "Menang" Medel ABS-CBN
2007 Sineserye Presents: May Minamahal Becky Tagle
2007 Lastikman Ayessa White/Frosta
2008 Pieta[2] Amanda Tupaz
2009 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Wheelchair Romana
2009 Katorse Donya Margarita Arcangel
2010 Rubi Sylvana Velasco-Dela Fuente
2010 Grazilda Veronne GMA Network
2011 Magic Palayok Yvonne Ledesma
2011 Family Feud:Countdown Edition Herself / Contestant
2011 Time Of My Life Martha Lorico
2012 Legacy Eva Altamirano-Alcantara
2012 Protégé: The Battle For The Big Artista Break Herself / Judge
2012 Temptation Of Wife Stella Salcedo
2013 Muling Buksan Ang Puso Marietta ABS-CBN


Year Title Role Production Notes
1970 Mo neuih Bruka Emperor Film International Credited as "Sherrie Gil"
1977 Beerhouse Corazon Regal Films
1980 Gabi Ng Lagim Ngayon La Luna Premiere Productions
1980 Manila By Night Kano Regal Films
1980 Deadly Brothers CG Films International
1982 Oro, Plata, Mata Trining Ojeda Experimental Cinema of the Philippines
1982 Gaano Kadalas Ang Minsan
1983 M.I.B.:Men in Brief Diana
1984 Sa Hirap At Ginhawa Karen Viva Films
1985 Bagets 2 Marinel Viva Films
1985 Bituing Walang Ningning Lavinia Arguelles Viva Films
1986 Palimos ng Pag-ibig Verna Viva Films
1986 Sana'y Wala Nang Wakas Monique Viva Films
1989 Rosenda Ria Mina Films
1989 Ang Bukas Ay Akin Miriam Seiko Films
1989 Ang Babaeng Nawawala Sa Sarili Oliva VIVA Films
1990 Nagsimula Sa Puso Charie Vision Films
1990 Trese Angie Regal Films
1992 Ngayon At Kailanman Donna Benitez VIVA Films
1994 Wating Anya MAQ Productions
1994 Darna: Ang Pagbabalik Valentine VIVA Films
2000 Ika-13 Kapitulo Marge VIVA Films
2003 My First Romance Jackie's mother Star Cinema
2004 Lastikman: Unang Banat Lastika VIVA Films
2006 Donsol Mars Bicycle Pictures, Star Cinema
2009 Agaton & Mindy Tanya APT Entertainment
2010 Working Girls Amanda Dela Vega VIVA Films, GMA Films, Unitel Pictures
2010 Father Jejemon RVQ Productions Inc.
2012 Sossy Problems Martina GMA Films
2013 A Moment In Time Karen Linden Star Cinema


External links

  • Internet Movie Database
  • "Tomorrow is Always a Day Away" - Manila Standard
  • "Truth and beauty in ‘Master Class’" - Inquirer
  • "Underrated and under-utilized actors we should see more often" - Inquirer
  • "After you Cherie!" - Philippine Headline News
  • "Studio whispers: Cherie, Dawn get husbands' nod to return to showbiz" - Philippine Headline News
  • "Nescafé Gold Spot Awards: Seeking the top culinary destinations" - Philippine Star
  • "Cherie Gil goes onstage via Doubt" - Sun Star

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