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Dawn Zulueta
Born Marie Rachel Salman Taleon
(1969-03-04) March 4, 1969 (age 46)
Manila, Philippines
Occupation Actress, television host, commercial model
Years active 1985–present
Spouse(s) Antonio Lagdameo, Jr. (m. 1997)
Children 2
Parent(s) Jose Fazil Taleon (father)
Maria Cleofe Salman (mother)
Relatives Jed Madela (cousin)
Website twitter.com/DawnZpost

Marie Rachel Salman Taleon (born March 4, 1969)[1] is a Filipina 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 won 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]

The only person in Philippine movie history to ever bag two acting awards in a single ceremony from any awards night (Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress in the 1991 FAMAS Awards).

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 in a lead role as Elaine, which became a career booster as a lead actress. In the same year, 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 musical, A Little Night Music. In 2011, she made a comeback television show the remake of Mula Sa Puso, which she's plays Margda, who originally played by Jacylyn Jose.

Educational life[edit]

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

Personal life[edit]

She is married to Anton Lagdameo, Jr.[12][13] They have two children.[14][15][16]

Selected filmography[edit]

  • Nakagapos na Puso (1986) as Meldy
  • Bondying (1988)
  • One Day Isang Araw (1988)
  • Paano Tatakasan ang Bukas (1988)
  • Isang Bala Isang Buhay (1989) as Dolores
  • Bakit Iisa Lamang ang Puso (1989) as Diana
  • Kasalanan Bang Sambahin Ka? (1990) as Grace
  • Pangarap na Ginto (1990)
  • Hindi Pahuhuli ng Buhay (1990)
  • Una Kang Naging Akin (1991) as Vanessa
  • Hihintayin Kita sa Langit (1991) as Carmina
  • Alyas Batman en Robin (1991) as Wonder Woman
  • 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) as Marisa
  • Huwag Kang Umiyak Sa Dagat (1993)
  • The Cecilia Masagca Story: Antipolo Massacre (1993)
  • Chinatown 2: The Vigilantes (1994)
  • Buhay ng Buhay Ko (1994)
  • Maginaw ang Pagibig Mo (1994)
  • The Maggie Dela Riva Story...God Why Me? (1994) as Maggie Dela Riva
  • Sana'y Laging Magkapiling (1994)
  • Lagalag: The Eddie Fernandez Story (1994) as Dulce
  • Wanted Perfect Father (1994) as Lily
  • The Annabelle Huggins Story: Mea Culpa (1995) as Annabelle
  • Patayin Sa Sindak Si Barbara (1995) as Ruth
  • Salamat sa Lotto (1995)
  • Bakit May Kahapon Pa? (1996)
  • Ikaw Naman ang Iiyak (1996) as Elaine
  • 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) as Dolly
  • Catch Me, I'm in Love (2011) as First Lady Elena Rodriguez
  • Ang Nawawala (2012) as Esme Bonifacio
  • She's Dating The Gangster (2014) as older Athena Dizon
  • The Love Affair (2015) as Trisha

Television shows[edit]

Year Title Role Network Channel
2015 You're My Home Marian Chavez-Fontanilla ABS-CBN
Kapamilya, Deal or No Deal Herself/Celebrity Player (with her husband)
2014 Mars Ravelo's Dyesebel Lucia Reyes
2013 Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin Zenaida Dizon
Minute to Win It Player
Binibining Pilipinas 2013 Host
2012 Toda Max SPO3 Emily Mapaginitan
Walang Hanggan Emilia "Emily" Cardenas-Guidotti/Montenegro
2011 Mula Sa Puso Magdalena "Magda" Trinidad-Pereira
2009 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Tsinelas Lina Simples
2008 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Sulat Malou
2007 Mars Ravelo's Lastikman Ruth Abelgas
2006 Encantadia: Pag-ibig Hanggang Wakas Ynang Reyna / Mine-a GMA Network
Now And Forever: Duyan Adea
2004 Encantadia Ynang Reyna / Mine-a
Forever in My Heart Stella Carbonel
2001–2003 The Price Is Right Host ABC
1996 Startalk GMA Network
1995 Okey Ka Fairy Ko! Faye
1988 GMA Supershow Host

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award-Giving Body Category Work Result
1993 19th Metro Manila Film Festival [17] Best Festival Actress Kung Mawawala Ka Pa Won
1995 25th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards Box Office Queen The Maggie Dela Riva Story Won
2010 24th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Single Performance by an Actress Maalaala Mo Kaya: Tsinelas Nominated
2011 ASAP Pop Viewers' Choice Awards Pop Female Fashionista Magazine Category Won
2012 26th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Drama Actress Walang Hanggan Nominated
2013 GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards [18] All Time Favorite Love Team on Movies and TV (with Richard Gomez) Walang Hanggan Won
2013 Golden Screen TV Awards Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Drama Series Walang Hanggan Nominated
2014 28th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Drama Actress (with Cristine Reyes) Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin Nominated


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  2. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0958613/bio
  3. ^ Trixie Zabal and Kris Alcantara. "On the Spot: Dawn Zulueta". Spot.ph. Retrieved 20 September 2015. 
  4. ^ "HugeDomains.com - ShowbizPinoy.com is for Sale (Showbiz Pinoy)". showbizpinoy.com. Retrieved 20 September 2015. 
  5. ^ Video 48. "Video 48: THE 1993 METRO MANILA FILM FESTIVAL: AGA MUHLACH WINS ANEW; "KUNG MAWAWALA KA PA" BEST PICTURE". video48.blogspot.com. Retrieved 20 September 2015. 
  6. ^ http://freewebs.com/famas_awards/1993_famas.htm
  7. ^ "Dawn Zulueta". facebook.com. Retrieved 20 September 2015. 
  8. ^ http://telebisyon.net/balita/Looking-back-and-choosing-the-best-of-the-90s---STAR-BYTES-by-Butch-Francisco/artikulo/131848/
  9. ^ "38th Gawad Urian winners (2015) - Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino (MPP)". manunuri.com. Retrieved 20 September 2015. 
  10. ^ "designsof3decades". oocities.org. Retrieved 20 September 2015. 
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  12. ^ "koleksyon.com". koleksyon.com. Retrieved 20 September 2015. 
  13. ^ PEP.ph (10 August 2008). "Dawn Zulueta celebrates a delightful decade of marriage - PEP.ph: The Number One Site for Philippine Showbiz". pep.ph. Retrieved 20 September 2015. 
  14. ^ http://lifestyle.inquirer.net/wellness/wellness/view/20091201-239439/How-Dawn-Zulueta-shapes-up-after-pregnancy
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  17. ^ "Metro Manila Film Festival:1976". IMDB. Retrieved 2014-04-09.
  18. ^ "44th Guillermo Mendoza Box-Office Entertainment Awards". Pep.ph. Retrieved 2014-05-19.

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