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Erika Chryselle Gonzales Gancayco (born September 20, 1990), commonly known as Erich Gonzales, is a

Filipina actress, host, and model. She is a contract artist of ABS-CBN's Star Magic. She started her
showbiz career at the age of 14, when she joined as a contestant of the reality talent search Star Circle
Quest. She came to prominence after her lead role in the TV series Katorse.

[hide] 1 Biography
2 Career 2.1 2004-2008: Star Circle Quest and Supporting Roles
2.2 2009: Katorse
2.3 2010-2011: Career Expansion
2.4 2012-Present: Successful Movies and Juan Dela Cruz

3 Filmography 3.1 Movies

4 Awards and Nominations
5 References
6 External links


The youngest of three siblings, Gonzales was born in Cebu City, Philippines and raised in Davao City.
After winning Star Circle Quest, she changed her last name from Gancayco to Gonzales, her mother's
maiden name, for a more fitting screen name. Because of the start of her entertainment career, Erich
finished her high school years at ABS-CBN Distance Learning Center and is now attending college at the
Trinity University of Asia, majoring in Mass Communication and hail from San Antonio, Nueva Ecija. She
graduated her Primary Education in San Antonio Central School.


2004-2008: Star Circle Quest and Supporting Roles[edit]

Her career began when she won as Grand Questor in the second season of the reality talent search Star
Circle Quest in 2005, and later becoming a part of ABS-CBN's home-based training and management
program, Star Magic after her win. Erich became a familiar face as she appeared in numerous shows and
dramas as a supporting actress, such as Dorina in the hit phenomenon TV series Mga Anghel Na Walang
Langit. She also starred in the teen-oriented show Abt Ur Luv as Waling-Waling and as Ella in the drama
series Pieta. She then showed her versatility in acting when she played Camille in the drama series Sana
Maulit Muli[1] opposite to Gerald Anderson with Kim Chiu.

2009: Katorse[edit]

Erich got her biggest break in 2009 when she played the protagonist, a teenage mother in the TV
adaptation of the 1980 film Katorse, alongside Enchong Dee, Ejay Falcon, and Xian Lim. The series
became a top rater and was critically acclaimed catapulting Erich to stardom, earning her the title
Breakthrough Star of 2009 by an entertainment news show, The Buzz.[2]

In the same year, she made her film debut in her first digital movie (Indie film) Paano Ko Sasabihin? with
her perennial partner, Enchong Dee. The film became an official entry to the 2009 Cinema One Originals
Film Festival and was a recipient of several awards in the festival.[3][4]

2010-2011: Career Expansion[edit]

In 2010, following the success of Katorse, she landed her second lead role in the TV series Tanging
Yaman alongside her Katorse co-stars Enchong Dee and Ejay Falcon. The series was one of ABS-CBN's
offerings for the 60th Celebration of Filipino Soap Operas. While the series was still airing, Erich had
begun working for her third series project, Magkaribal. The show was highly acclaimed and is now
regarded as Philippines' First Fashionserye (first fashion TV series).[5]

After an impressive back-to-back hit TV series, Erich signed an exclusive two-year contract with Star
Cinema, poising her to prove her box-office draw.[6] Later that year, the hit love team of Erich and
Enchong starred in their first mainstream movie, I Do under Star Cinema. She also became the lead cast
of the indie film Noy with Coco Martin, which became the Philippines' entry in the 83rd Academy
Awards in Best Foreign Language Film category.[7][8]

In the same year, Erich was also given the opportunity to be one of the main hosts in the youth variety
show, Shoutout!, which featured teen stars.

The Filipino adaptation of Maria La Del Barrio was the highlight for Erich in 2011.[9] The series became a
Twitter trending royalty as it trended locally and worldwide on and off throughout its run. It was also
extended twice as its ratings remained consistently high.

In December 2011, Erich's indie film, Pinta*Kasi was finally screened in theaters as part of the 2011
Metro Manila Film Festival. The film won Best Picture in the New Wave Section[10] and Best Actor
(same category) for co-star, JM De Guzman. The said film was also invited to Beijing and Hawaiian film
festivals for its "strength of word of mouth buzz and its hip hop elements."[11]

But the biggest news for 2011 came in October when it was officially announced that Erich will be
starring with Thai heartthrob and Asia's Superstar, Mario Maurer in a film tentatively titled Suddenly It's

2012-Present: Successful Movies and Juan Dela Cruz[edit]

As Maria La Del Barrio ended with a high note in March 2012, Erich's other indie movie was released.
She starred in a horror movie alongside Derek Ramsay, titled Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang and opened
to a very warm audience reception. Earning seven million pesos on its first day, the movie becomes the
Highest Grossing Digital Film.[13][14] As a result, Star Cinema crowned Erich with the title Philippine Box
Office Queen for Digital Independent Film.[15]

In May 2012, Erich began working on her biggest project of the year, Suddenly It's Magic, a film with
Thai actor Mario Maurer under Star Cinema. With the collaboration of Filipino and Thai production
teams, actors, and actresses, the film is the first Filipino-Thai movie created between the two countries.
The official movie was released on October 31, 2012 in the Philippines, March 14, 2013 in Thailand,[16]
and March 28, 2013 in Cambodia.[17]

The latter part of 2012 was a hectic one for Erich. She made her debut appearance in Canada as part of
the TFC Liga Kapamilya Basketball Finals at the end of August. She wowed the crowds in Oshawa,
Ontario and Burnaby, British Columbia. Then on November 3, she entertained kapamilyas in Los Angeles
for the Star Magic 20 Tour. Erich capped her year with the release of her fourth indie film, Mariposa sa
Hawla ng Gabi with director Richard V. Somes.

After having a successful love team with Enchong Dee and team up with Mario Maurer, she appears
once again in the everyday primetime slot, as she becomes part of the biggest television series of ABS-
CBN for 2013. Titled Juan Dela Cruz, she is paired up once again with Noy co-star and Prince of Teleserye
Coco Martin as his leading lady.[18][19] The show immediately became number one in national TV
ratings during its pilot episode and is expected to continue throughout its run.[20]


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2014 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Baston Jessa Espiritu ABS-CBN
ASAP Host/Performer
Kris TV Guest Co-Host
2013 Kris TV Herself Guest Co-Host
Juan Dela Cruz Rosario Galang
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Sanggol Grace Poe-Llamanzares
Sarah G. Live Herself/Guest
2012 Wansapanataym: Jingle's Bell Jingle Cristobal
Gandang Gabi, Vice! Herself/Guest with Mario Maurer
Umagang Kay Ganda Herself/Guest
TodaMax Herself/Guest
Walang Tulugan with the Master Showman Herself/Guest GMA Network
Banana Split Herself/Guest ABS-CBN
Sarah G. Live Herself/Guest
Showbiz Inside Report Herself/Guest
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Apoy Merlie
2011-2012 Maria La Del Barrio Maria Hernandez
2011 The Price is Right Herself/Guest
Happy Yipee Yehey! Herself/Guest
Kris TV Herself/Guest
Gandang Gabi, Vice! Herself/Guest
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Toga Grace
Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin Young Lora Sebastiano
2010 Shout Out! Herself/Host
Wansapanataym: Bandanang Itim Venus
Magkaribal Chloe Abella
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Gitara Vangie
Tanging Yaman Josefina "Fina" Dimaguiba
Your Song Presents: Love Me, Love You Nurse
2009 Katorse Elena "Nene" Reyes
Agimat: Ang Mga Alamat ni Ramon Revilla Presents: Tiagong Akyat Cornelia Verde
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Pansit May Anne
Midnight DJ Chicklet TV5
Maynila: Sweet Melody Sara GMA Network
2009present ASAP Herself/Host/Performer ABS-CBN
2008 Carlo J. Caparas' Pieta Ella Torres
Ligaw na Bulaklak Fatima
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Flowers Nelyia
Kung Fu Kids Nicole "Nick" Magalang
Your Song Presents: Muntik Na Kitang Minahal Elizabeth
Your Song Presents: Bakit Labis Kitang Mahal Mia
2007 Komiks Presents: Pedro Penduko at ang mga Engkantao Marlene
Super Inggo 1.5: Ang Bagong Bangis Maeboo/Mariang Buhay
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Feeding Bottle Suzette
Star Magic Presents: Abt Ur Luv, Ur Lyf 2 Mallory "Waling-Waling" Aguilar
Sana Maulit Muli Camille Soriano
2006 Calla Lily Diday Ramirez
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Regalo Con-Con Hernandez
2005 Carlo J. Caparas' Ang Panday Violeta Golda
M.R.S. (Most Requested Show) Herself/Host
Mga Anghel na Walang Langit Dorina Rodriguez
ASAP Fanatic Herself/Performer
2004 Ok Fine 'To Ang Gusto Nyo Erich
Star Circle National Teen Quest Herself/Contestant


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Film Company


2014 TBA Star Cinema With Filipino actor Jake Cuenca
Once A Princess Erin Almeda Regal Films
Skylight Films
Star Cinema With Filipino actor Enchong Dee and JC de Vera
2013 Mariposa (Sa Hawla Ng Gabi)[21] Maya Cinema One Originals
Strawdogs Studio With Filipino actor Alfred Vargas
2012 Suddenly It's Magic Josephine "Joey" Hermosa Star Cinema With Thai actor Mario Maurer
Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang Corazon Star Cinema
Skylight Films With Derek Ramsay
2011 Pintakasi Josie Creative Media
Film Society of the Philippines With JM De Guzman
2010 I Do Mayumi 'Yumi' Punongbayan Star Cinema With Enchong Dee
Noy Divine Star Cinema
Cine Media With Coco Martin
2009 Paano Ko Sasabihin? Erhyl Cinema One Originals First indie film with Enchong Dee
Love Me Again Lovely Star Cinema With Piolo Pascual
2008 Shake, Rattle & Roll X Anna Regal Films With Gerald Anderson
2007 Paano Kita Iibigin Guada Star Cinema
VIVA Films With Piolo Pascual

Awards and Nominations[edit]

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Year Film Awards/Critics Award Result
2003 Mutya ng Davao Pageant Mutya ng Davao Nominated
2005 Star Circle Quest Grand Teen Questor Won
2009 ABS-CBN Breakthrough Star of 2009 Won
ABS-CBN Best Bet Won
FAMAS Awards German Moreno Youth Achievement Award Won
42nd Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Foundation Awards Most Promising Love Team with Enchong Dee
ASAP Pop Viewer's Choice Awards Pop Fans Club for Loveteam with Enchong Dee Nominated
Pop Loveteam with Enchong Dee Nominated
Star Magic Ball Star Magic Ball's Most Romantic Couple with Enchong Dee Won
US Girls' August Awards 2010 Face of the Year (Teens) Won
FHM Magazine 12th of Philippines' 100 Sexiest Women In The World Won
41st Box Office Entertainment Awards Promising Love Team of the Year with Enchong Dee[22] Won
1st Barkada Choice Awards Female Icon of the Year Nominated
Yes! Magazine 100 Most Beautiful Stars of 2011 Won
FHM Magazine 38th of Philippines' 100 Sexiest Women In The World Won
ASAP Pop Viewer's Choice Awards Pop Fans Club for Loveteam with Enchong Dee Nominated
Star Magic Ball Star Magic Ball's Most Favorite Couple with Enchong Dee Won
Metro Manila Film Festival Best New Wave Actress Nominated
Yahoo! Philippines OMG! Awards 2012 Breakthrough Actress of the Year Nominated
43rd Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Foundation Awards Best Loveteam for TV and Movies with Enchong
Dee[23] Won
Female Star of the Night Won
Star Cinema Philippine Box Office Queen for Digital Independent Film Won
Yes! Magazine 100 Most Beautiful Stars of 2012 Won
FHM Magazine 40th of Philippines' 100 Sexiest Women In The World Won
Cinema One Originals Best Actress[24] Won
2013 FHM Magazine 34th of Philippines' 100 Sexiest Women In The World Won


1.Jump up ^ Erich Gonzales in Sana Maulit Muli | Manila Bulletin Newspaper Online. (2007-
2.Jump up ^ Erich Gonzalez is 2009's breakthrough star | ABS-CBN Online. (2009-12-28).
3.Jump up ^ 2009 Cinema One Originals Digital Film Festival opens Friday | Manila Bulletin Newspaper
Online. (2009-11-11).
4.Jump up ^ Five finalists compete in Cinema One Originals digital film fest 2009 | The Number
One Site for Philippine Showbiz. (2009-11-11).
5.Jump up ^ ABS-CBN Online.
6.Jump up ^ Erich Gonzales signs contract with Star Cinema | ABS-CBN News Online.
7.Jump up ^ Noy chosen as Philippine entry to the Oscars' Best Foreign Language Film category |
The Number One Site for Philippine Showbiz. (2010-09-23).
8.Jump up ^ Noy is RPs Entry for the 83rd Oscars Best Foreign Language Film | Manila Bulletin
Newspaper Online. (2010-09-24).
9.Jump up ^ Erich Gonzales is 'Maria la del Barrio' | ABS-CBN News Online. (2010-12-
10.Jump up ^ PEP REVIEW: Pintakasi: How art saves | The Number One Site for Philippine
Showbiz. (2012-02-06).
11.Jump up ^ Pinta*Kasi' goes multiplatform; invited to Beijing, Honolulu film fests | Manila Bulletin
Newspaper Online. (2013-01-31).
12.Jump up ^ Thai superstar Mario Maurer confirms movie with Erich Gonzales | The Number
One Site for Philippine Showbiz. (2011-10-16).
13.Jump up ^ Philippines Box Office March 2125, 2012. Boxofficemojo.
14.Jump up ^ 'Corazon' debuts at No. 2 in box office.
15.Jump up ^ Erich Gonzales hailed as Box Office Queen for Indie Films. Getitfromboy.
16.Jump up ^ Baifern Pimchanok Official Twitter Account. (2013-03-07).
17.Jump up ^ Find her and Mario Maurer in "Suddenly It's Magic", Filipino-Thai romantic love story. In
LEGEND CINEMA 28th March.. (2013-03-25).
18.Jump up ^ Coco slays 'aswang' in first 'Juan dela Cruz' trailer. (2012-12-14).
19.Jump up ^ Coco Martin and Erich Gonzales New Action-Drama Series Juan Dela Cruz Premieres On
Monday. Orangemagazinetv (2013-02-03).
20.Jump up ^ 'Juan dela Cruz' nationwide ratings soars to 42.6%. (2013-02-23).
21.Jump up ^
22.Jump up ^ "ABS-CBN big winner at GMMSF Entertainment Awards". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 2014-
23.Jump up ^ "Vice Ganda named Phenomenal Box-Office Star; Derek Ramsay is Box-Office King while
Anne Curtis and Cristine Reyes share Box-Office Queen title". Retrieved 2014-05-20.
24.Jump up ^ "Scions of veteran actors win top acting awards in Cinema One Originals 2012 | The Number One Site for Philippine Showbiz". Retrieved 2014-01-10.

External links[edit]
Erich Gonzales at the Internet Movie Database
Erich Gonzales at Star Magic