Enrique Gil is a ‘RAWR’ award-winning Filipino actor, dancer, and model. The handsome model is multitalented, having showcased his skills in dancing, singing, and drumming. He has featured in a couple of successful projects alongside his beautiful on-screen and in-life girlfriend, Liza Soberano.
Having joined the entertainment industry at a tender age, Enrique Gil has earned himself a lot of respect and honors. He is one of the best Filipino actors who can never go wrong when it comes to romantic films. Last year, he has graced the TV screens again with a romantic teleserie Bagani alongside Liza Soberano.
Enrique Gil's profile summary
- Full name: Enrique Mari Bacay Gil V
- Nickname: Quen
- Birthdate: the 30th of March 1992
- Nationality: Filipino
- Marital status: In a relationship
- Place of birth: Cebu, Philippines
- Father's name: Enrique Amadeo Gil III
- Mother's name: Barbara Anne Bacay
- Profession: Actor, dancer, and model
- Eye color: brown
- Hair color: brown
- Height: 5’10” (178cm)
- Active years: 2008- present
Enrique early life
The real name of Enrique Gil is Enrique Mari Bacay Gil V (the fifth). He was born on the 30th of March 1992 in Cebu, a province in the Philippines. For his primary school education, Enrique schooled at Montessori De Manila in Las Pinas. He later attended Manresa School in Parañaque, and by 2008 he was done with schooling. Quen later attended San Beda College at Alabang and studied a course of Information Technology. He, however, dropped out along the way to pursue his acting passion. In 2017, he decided to resume his studies and started a Business Management programme at Southville International School.
Gil grew up in a decent family of five. They lived an ordinary, above average, and happy life. He and his siblings attended standard schools since their parents were on formal employment.
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Enrique Gil parents
Enrique’s father, Enrique Amadeo Gil III, was Spanish while his mother Barbara Anne Bacay is of the Filipino, Spanish, and Germany lineage. They both worked as flight attendants in the Philippine Airlines. The father of Enrique Gil, however, succumbed to cancer in 2008.
Enrique Gil siblings
Enrique is the second born in his family. He has a younger sister, Diandra Francis (Andie) and an older brother, Enrique Javier (Javy),.
Enrique Gil birthday
Having been in the entertainment industry for more than ten years, one would expect him to be in his thirties. Well, this is not the case. Enrique Gil age is 27. He celebrated one of his birthdays treating his family and girlfriend with a trip to Bali.
Enrique Gil's career
His career in modeling started back in 2008. Indeed, Enrique Gil height of 5’10” is perfect for a model and actor like him. At the age of 16 years, he joined Trumpets, a talent development camp for acting and commercial modeling, which included a musical theatre workshop. He worked alongside Coleen Garcia, where they both appeared in a series of TV commercials, including Lewis and Pearls ad. He was also an eco-model in the I Love Betty La Fea, a drama series. During this period, the ABS-CBN channel invited him to attend their workshop. Later that year, he was assigned to play Harold in the ABS-CBN’s series Pieta.
When a vacancy at Sitcom George and Cecil popped up, Gil’s mother convinced him to apply. The director never hesitated to cast him in. It is during the same year that he was assigned a role in yet another indie film, Pitas as the lead actor’s brother.
Enrique Gil movies and TV shows
Enrique has appeared in many television series, movies, songs, and TV shows. Here is a list of the movies and TV shows based on years.
In 2010, he starred in Diego and his Brothers as Anton, in Pitas as Kristan, and in Till My Heartaches End as Jacob Bareddo (Joco). In the same year, he hosted ABS-CBN’s 2010 music reality show.
In 2011, Enrique was supposed to play the role of Michael Miranda in Mula Sa Puso, though his period was cut short. The show was, however, canceled. In the same year, he appeared in ten drama series Good Vibes as Troy Cabrera. He appeared in “Way Back Home” the same year, where he worked alongside Julia Montes and Kathryn Bernardo. In addition to that, he played the role of Benjamin Maniego in a drama TV series Budoy.
In 2012, Gil and Kathryn Bernardo co-starred in the TV drama Princess and I as Dasho Rao Rinpoche. Months later, he starred in a teen romantic film, The Reunion. He appeared in the horror films Amorosa and The Strangers, which granted him entry to the Metro Mania Film Festival.
His projects in the year 2013 included, Muling Buksan Ang Puso with the co-star Julia Montes and others. She’s the One (2013) movie boosted his fame further, where he worked alongside Bea Alonzo and Dingdong Dantes. He later released his first dance album King of the Gil in July the same year. Several members in the entertainment industry supported his dance concert at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.
In 2014, he played a lead role alongside Julia Baretto in the series Mirabella. Later that year, he also co-starred alongside Liza in The Bet, which changed its name to Just the Way You Are in 2015. He took the lead role in Forevermore (2014), where he cast as Alexander (Xander) Grande, alongside Maria (Liza). The movie brought him lots of accolades, and the duo was assigned more romantic projects.
In 2016, Enrique and Liza co-starred in three movies. They ventured into two romantic films, Everyday I Love You and Dolce Amore. He later that year took up a challenging role in Dukot, an action movie. In 2017, the successive duo appeared in My Ex and Whys.
Gil is currently working with Liza on an ABS-CBN film, Bagan, where the duo will take lead roles. The couple has been receiving lots of love from their fans from various parts of the world. The fans have established a fan club, TAKTAK LizQuen, to support the duo.
Enrique Gil dating history
Enrique dated his co-actor, Coleen Garcia (Good Vibes), in the year 2010. Their love, however, lasted for only a year. The two revealed that it was more of ‘puppy love,’ and there was nothing serious.
Sometimes back, rumors surfaced that Enrique was dating Liza Soberano, although they did not confirm it. However, Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano revealed to the public early this year that they have been in a relationship since 2014. Enrique’s relationship with his girlfriend is a romantic one. He recently introduced her to his family. Gil’s family welcomed Liza with a surprise party.
His siblings get along well with Liza. Gil revealed that Liza and his sister Andie are super close; you would mistake them for best friends.
Nominations and awards
Due to his hard work and determination, Enrique has won several awards, including that one of the Most Promising Male Star of the Year in 2014 and RAWR’s Actor of the Year award. Apart from being an actor, he has also participated in charitable events such as PETA’s 2013 campaign that was formed to help “Free Mali,” an elephant that was held captive at Manilla Zoo, in Thailand.
Indeed, Enrique Gil is an ambitious and multi-talented actor. He has been on our screens for the past decade. He recently introduced her on-screen partner to his family. His romantic films with Liza Soberano have indeed been a breakthrough, and have been the reason behind his phenomenal success.