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Mary Enrique Bacay Gil V is a Filipino actor, singer, and dancer who won the “RAWR” award for his performance as “Alexander ‘Xander’ Grande III” in the television series “Forevermore.” Among many others, Budoy, She’s The One, Muling Bukson Ang Puso, Dukot, and Dolce Amore are some of his other well-liked movies and TV shows. He was raised in Cebu City, Philippines, where he was born. After finishing high school, he enrolled in college to study information technology, but he left early to pursue acting and modeling. He enrolled in the “Trumpets” institute to receive training for a future as a commercial model and musical theater performer. Gil’s career started with TV ads, and he soon got parts in movies and TV shows. He issued the dance album “King of the Gil” in 2013. ‘Just the Way You Are,’ ‘Everyday I Love You,’ and ‘My Ex and Whys,’ among others, are just a few of the popular romantic drama series and films in which he has played the key parts. Gil has won numerous honors, including the “GMMS Foundation’s Most Promising Male Star of the Year (2014).”

Early Childhood & Life

Gil was born on March 30, 1992, to Barbara Anne Bacay and Enrique Amadeo Gil III in Cebu City, Philippines. His mother is of Filipino, German, and Spanish ancestry, and his father was Spanish, therefore he is of mixed descent. In 2008, his father succumbed to cancer. He is the second of the trio of kids. He has a younger sister named Diandra Frances (Andie) and an elder brother named Enrique Javier (Javy). His parents were flight attendants for “Philippine Airlines.”

He finished basic school at the Montessori De Manila in the BF Executive Village in Las Pias and went to the Manresa School in Paraaque for secondary education. Gil enrolled ‘San Beda College,’ Alabang, after finishing high school in 2008 to study information technology. He left school, though, in order to pursue his acting goal. Paul Salas and Dingdong Dantes, two Filipino entertainers, are related to him.

In addition to his demanding profession, Gil is currently enrolled in the Pearson HND Program for Business Management, which will help him get a top-up degree from the UK’s De Montfort University.

The Career of Enrique Gil

Gil joined ‘Trumpets,’ a center for commercial modeling and musical theater training, in the summer of 2008. At first, he was given tasks to appear in TV ads as a model. His ‘Lewis & Pearl’s’ commercial with actor Coleen Garcia caught people’s attention. In the drama series “I Love Betty La Fea,” he also made an appearance as one of the eco-models. The ‘ABS-CBN’ channel invited him to workshops run by them. Later, he was given the opportunity to portray “Harold” in the action-drama series “Pieta” on “ABS-CBN” (2008–2009).

Gil was convinced by his mother to attend an audition for the sitcom “George and Cecil” around this time, and he was subsequently cast in the show. Later, in the independent movie “Pitas,” (2010), he played the part of Kristel Moreno’s brother.

In 2010, he then participated in the war movie “Diego and His Brothers.” In the popular TV musical program ASAP (All-star Sunday Afternoon Party), Gil performed as one of the “Gigger Boys,” a group of dancers from “Star Magic.” He played the part of “Andrew” in the television show “Rosalka” in May 2010. He played Joco, Gerald Anderson’s younger brother, in the movie “Til My Heartaches End.” He was given the opportunity to host the musical reality variety show “Shoutout!” on “ABS-CBN” in 2010.

In the 2011 adaptation of “Mula Sa Puso,” when he played the part of “Michael Miranda” (originally played by Diether Ocampo), Gil got his big break. He played “Troy Cabrera” in the 2011 teen dance-musical drama “Good Vibes.” He collaborated with newcomers Julia Montes and Kathryn Bernardo on the 2011 Star Cinema film “Way Back Home.” In the 2011 television drama series “Budoy,” he played the character “BJ Maniego.”

Gil co-starred as “Dasho Jao Rinpoche” alongside Kathryn Bernardo in the teen TV drama “Princess and I” from 2012. He also appeared in “The Reunion,” a young romantic comedy, and “Amorosa,” his first horror movie, both in the same year. He contributed to the horror-adventure film “The Strangers,” one of the 38th Metro Manila Film Festival’s official entries.

He had an appearance in Myrtle Sarrosa’s 2013 music video for “Mr. Kupido.” Gil played the Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile in the longest-running drama anthology on Philippine television, “Maalaala Mo Kaya.” His following endeavor was the Julia Montes and Enchong Dee co-starring television series “Muling Buksan Ang Puso.” He co-stars with Bea Alonzo and Dingdong Dantes in the 2013 movie “She’s the One,” which is regarded as his breakout performance.

His first dance CD, “King of the Gil,” was released by “Star Records” in July 2013. A huge hit was Gil’s dancing performance at the “Smart-Araneta Coliseum.” Many people from the Philippine entertainment scene attended his show as guests.

In the 2014 drama/fantasy television series “Mirabella,” Gil co-starred with Julia Barretto, a debutante. Do the Moves, his single with Sarah Geronimo and apl.de.ap, was released on March 1; the music video for it was released on March 8. He was chosen to star alongside Liza Soberano in the Star Cinema adaptation of Kimberley Joy Villanueva’s novel “The Bet” in June 2014. The movie was then retitled “Just the Way You Are” and released in June 2015; it was a huge box office hit.

He received a lot of praise for playing the lead in his subsequent endeavor, the romantic-drama TV series “Forevermore” (2014). In this scene, Liza Soberano’s Maria Agnes Calay’s rebellious successor, Alexander “Xander” Grande III, is played by Gil. Because of how well received this series was, this couple appeared in further romantic endeavors.

His next project was the romantic comedy “Everyday I Love You,” which starred Liza Soberano and included Gerald Anderson as the third love interest. Gil and Soberano were chosen to star in the primetime television drama “Dolce Amore” in February 2016. ‘Simon Vicente ‘TenTen’ Ibarra,’ a poor and laborious lad from Manila, was the character he portrayed here.

In the 2016 action film “Dukot,” which was based on a real-life kidnapping incident, Gil had a difficult main role. His subsequent romantic comedy, “My Ex and Whys,” which debuted in February 2017, was a huge hit, earning $31.5 million on its opening day. Gil and Soberano, who have had success together, also starred in this movie. He is currently collaborating with Soberano in the fantasy TV show “Bagani” on ABS-CBN.

Recognition & Achievements

He won the ‘Most Promising Male Star of the Year’ honor at the ’45th Box Office Entertainment Awards of GMMSF’ on May 18, 2014. Throughout 2016 to 2018, he has received a number of “GMMS Foundation” prizes. He shared the “Popular Love-Team” and “Fan Club of the Year” trophies with Soberano in 2016 and took home three RAWR awards for “Favorite Actor of the Year.” Among the numerous other honors Gil has received are the “Yahoo! OMG! award,” “Push Awards,” and “Alta Media Icon Awards.”

Individual Life of Enrique Gil

Gil dated Coleen Garcia, an actor and fellow “Good Vibes” cast member, from 2010 to 2011. He is currently seeing Liza Soberano romantically.
Gil is a PETA member who actively took part in the 2013 “Free Mali” campaign, which was set up to aid in the relocation of the captive elephant “Mali” from the Manila Zoo to the “Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary” in Thailand.

Estimated Net Worth of Enrique Gil

The estimated net worth of Enrique Gil is around $1 million.