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Dawn Zulueta
Born Marie Rachel Salman Taleon
(1969-03-04) March 4, 1969 (age 45)
Manila, Philippines
Occupation Actress, TV Host, Commercial Model
Years active 1985–present
Spouse(s) Anton Lagdameo

Marie Rachel Salman Taleon (born March 4, 1969)[1] is a Filipino film-television actress, host and commercial model.[2]

Early Life and Career[edit]

Zulueta holds the distinction of winning both the Filipino Academy of Movies Arts and Sciences (FAMAS) awards for Best Lead Actress (Hihintayin Kita sa Langit) and Best Supporting Actress (Una Kang Naging Akin) in 1991. She also bagged the Supporting Actress of the Year in the Film Academy of the Philippines for Una Kang Naging Akin.[3] She was also declared by the Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Foundation Entertainment Award as the Box Office Queen of 1994 for starring in that year's highest-grossing film: The Maggie Dela Riva Story...God Why Me?[4]

Her other Best Actress honors include the 1993 Metro Manila Film Festival for Kung Mawawala Ka Pa;[5] 1993 FAMAS for Kung Mawawala Ka Pa;[6] and 1994 Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) Star Awards for Movies for Buhay ng Buhay Ko.[7] Further, she has received multiple nominations (for both lead and supporting roles) from the prestigious Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino (MPP) Gawad Urian.[8][9]

In 1996, Zulueta starred with 90's rising star and former child star Sheryl Cruz and 1994 Beauty Queen Charlene Gonzales in the hit Drama-Vengeance film Ikaw Naman Ang Iiyak for Viva Films as a lead role as Elaine which became a career booster as a lead actress.

In 1996, Zulueta was cited in a Manila Times article as the 10th Best Filipino Actress from 1970 to 1996.[10] In addition, a 1999 Manila Standard article named her as one of the Top 10 Actresses of the 1990s.[11]

In 2010, Zulueta took the lead role in a stage musicale, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC.

Educational life[edit]

Zulueta studied at Assumption Convent (elementary) and Colegio de Santa Rosa Makati (high school).

Personal life[edit]

She is married to Davao Del Norte Representative and businessman Antonio Lagdameo.[12][13] They have two children.[14][15][16]

Selected Filmography[edit]

  • Nakagapos na Puso (1986)
  • Bondying (1988)
  • One Day Isang Araw (1988)
  • Paano Tatakasan ang Bukas (1988)
  • Isang Bala Isang Buhay (1989) as Dolores
  • Kasalanan Bang Sambahin Ka? (1990)
  • Pangarap na Ginto (1990)
  • Hindi Pahuhuli ng Buhay (1990)
  • Una Kang Naging Akin (1991)
  • Hihintayin Kita sa Langit (1991) as Carmina
  • Alyas Batman en Robin (1991)
  • Iisa Pa Lamang (1992) as Clara
  • Apoy sa Puso (1992)
  • Hanggang May Buhay (1992)
  • Akin ang Pangarap mo (1992) as Alita
  • Saan Ka Man Naroroon (1993) as Amanda
  • Paniwalaan Mo (1993) as Loren
  • Kung Mawawala Ka Pa (1993)
  • Huwag Kang Umiyak Sa Dagat (1993)
  • The Cecilia Masagca Story: Antipolo Massacre (1993)
  • Buhay ng Buhay Ko (1994)
  • Maginaw ang Pagibig Mo (1994)
  • The Maggie Dela Riva Story...God Why Me? (1994)
  • Sana'y Laging Magkapiling (1994)
  • Lagalag: The Eddie Fernandez Story (1994)
  • Wanted Perfect Father (1994)
  • The Annabelle Huggins Story: Mea Culpa (1995)
  • Patayin Sa Sindak Si Barbara (1995)
  • Salamat sa Lotto (1995)
  • Bakit May Kahapon Pa? (1996)
  • Ikaw Naman ang Iiyak (1996)
  • Lahar:Paraisong Abo (1997)
  • To Saudi with Love (1997)
  • Itataya ko ang Buhay Ko (1997) as Andrea
  • Filipinas (2003) as Gloria
  • Magkaibigan (2008) as Teresa
  • Sigwa (2010)
  • Catch Me, I'm in Love (2011) as First Lady Elena Rodriguez
  • Ang Nawawala (2012)
  • Ang Sugo: The Last Messenger (2014) as Honorata de Guzman-Manalo

Television Shows[edit]

Year Title Role Network Channel
2014 Mars Ravelo's Dyesebel Lucia ABS-CBN
2013 Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin Zenaida Dizon ABS-CBN
2013 Minute To Win It Herself/Guest ABS-CBN
2013 Binibining Pilipinas 2013 Herself/Host ABS-CBN
2012 Toda Max SPO3 Emily Mapaginitan ABS-CBN
2012 Walang Hanggan Emilia "Emily" Cardenas-Guidotti-Montenegro ABS-CBN
2011 Mula Sa Puso Magdalena "Magda" Trinidad ABS-CBN
2009 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Tsinelas Lina Simples ABS-CBN
2008 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Sulat Malou ABS-CBN
2007 Mars Ravelo's Lastikman Ruth Abelgas ABS-CBN
2006 Encantadia: Pag-ibig Hanggang Wakas Mine-A GMA Network
2006 Now And Forever: Duyan Adea GMA Network
2004 Encantadia Mine-A GMA Network
2004 Forever In My Heart Stella Carbonel GMA Network
2001–2003 The Price Is Right (Philippines) Herself ABC
1995 Startalk Herself/Host GMA Network
1995 Okey Ka Fairy Ko! Faye GMA Network
1988 GMA Supershow Herself/Co-host GMA Network
  • RSVP (GMA Network 1991-1994)
  • Davao ang Gintong Pagasa (RPN-9 1992-1994)


Year Award-Giving Body Category Work Result
1993 Metro Manila Film Festival [17] Best Actress Kung Mawawala Ka Pa Won


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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 13:53:45 -0700

Any other stars that you fancy working with? A: I am thankful that my on-screen tandem with Jodi worked so well. I am happy to work with her on a different project. But I would also like to be able to experience how it is to work with Anne Curtis or ...


Wed, 09 Apr 2014 09:10:33 -0700

Richard's last hit drama series was Kapamilya's “Walang Hanggan,” which revived his love team with Dawn Zulueta. Meanwhile, he is happy that his wife, Leyte 4th district Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez, is hosting a new ballroom dance show, “Celebrity Dance ...


Tue, 01 Apr 2014 12:09:21 -0700

Directed by Don Cuaresma and Francis Pasion, "Dyesebel" also stars Dawn Zulueta, Ai Ai delas Alas, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Eula Valdez, and Gabby Concepcion. Tweet. Printer-friendly version. Send to friend. Sponsored Links. Latest; Most Read. Race begins in ...
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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 09:07:30 -0700

Sa Dyesebel, present sina Dawn Zulueta, Gerald Anderson, Sam Milby, Ai Ai delas Alas, Bangs Garcia at Ogie Diaz. Hindi na nakarating si Anne Curtis dahil kasabay ng party ang Binibining Pilipinas Coronation Night where Anne was the main host.

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