Eugene Domingo: Comedienne for All Seasons

eugene domingoEugene Domingo, born July 23, 1971,  is a Filipina theater, movie and television actress. In 2010, she starred in six films, namely, Working Girls 2010, Here Comes the Bride, Mamarazzi, Petrang Kabayo, RPG: Metanoia, Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na ‘To!), which were produced by different Filipino production companies, making her the first lead actress in Philippine cinema to star in the most number of films in a year.

Eugene Domingo started her acting career in the University of the Philippines’ Theatre Arts program, where she apprenticed as an actress, production and stage management staff under the university’s theater company Dulaang UP. Her first foray into the world of film acting was via Regal Films’ Emma Salazar Case. She eventually appeared in other movies and television shows including Sa Dulo ng Walang Hanggan (2002), where she was noticed for her performance as Simang. 

In 2003, she was cast as Ai Ai delas Alas’ sidekick Rowena in the blockbuster comedy film, Ang Tanging Ina. She played Rowena in the film’s succeeding sequels as well as in its TV adaptation. Because of her impeccable comedic timing and mass appeal, Uge was given meatier roles in both TV and film projects. Some of her more notable TV performances include Marina, Kampanerang Kuba, Sineserye Presents: Palimos ng Pag-Ibig and Volta. She also delved into hosting (Cool Center, Comedy Bar and Celebrity Bluff).

In film, Eugene Domingo is known for her memorable performances in Poster Child, Pisay, D’ Lucky Ones, Ang Cute ng Ina Mo, Paano Kita Iibigin, Apat Dapat, Dapat Apat, Pasukob, Ploning, Here Comes the Bride, Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank, Wedding Tayo, Wedding Hindi, MomzillasStatus: It’s Complicated, andTuhog.

In 2009, she was launched launched on her very first lead role in Kimmy Dora: Kambal sa Kiyeme (2009) its sequels, Kimmy Dora and the Temple of Kiyeme (2012) and Kimmy Dora: Ang Kiyemeng Prequel (2013).

Her most successful film to date is the Cinemalaya 2011 entry, Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank which holds the record for the highest grossing independent film in Filipino entertainment history. The indie film won for her several Best Actress awards here and abroad.

Recently, she won as Best Actress at the Tokyo International Film Festival for her performance in the indie film, Kuwentong Barbero.



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