36 Facts About Coco Martin


Coco Martin has won 2 FAMAS Awards, 2 Gawad Urian Awards and 3 Golden Screen Awards.

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Coco Martin is recognized as the most awarded actor of his generation, with 119 awards and recognitions and 40 nominations from various award giving bodies since 2006.

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In 2017, Coco Martin starred as the titular character in the Ang Panday reboot, while serving as the director thus marking his directorial debut.

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Coco Martin is credited under his real name, Rodel Nacianceno for his roles as director.

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Coco Martin is the chairman of CCM Film Productions, his own production company established in 2017.

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Coco Martin was born as Rodel Pacheco Nacianceno to Maria Teresa and Ramon Nacianceno on 1 November 1981 in Santa Cruz, Manila, and raised in Novaliches, Quezon City.

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Coco Martin's parents separated when he was young and his grandmother Matilde stepped in to take care of him.

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Coco Martin has admitted in interviews that spent most of his time on the streets during his childhood years to make ends meet.

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Coco Martin went to college at the National College of Business and Arts in Fairview, Quezon City, where he obtained a degree of Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management.

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Coco Martin eventually returned to janitorial work, and after nine months, returned home to the Philippines.

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Coco Martin started out in one of the ABS-CBN's talent agencies, Star Magic, as part of the Star Circle Batch 9 in 2001 alongside Angel Locsin, Rafael Rosell, Janus Del Prado, Heart Evangelista, Princess Schuck, and Alwyn Uytingco.

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Coco Martin made his first cameo film appearance in the 2001 film Luv Text starring Judy Ann Santos where he was credited under his real name, Rodel Nacianceno.

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Coco Martin later starred in the 2001 film Lakas at Pag-ibig under the name Rodel Salvador, then in 2002 appeared as Coco Martin in the film Ang Agimat: Anting-anting ni Lolo under Imus Productions.

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In 2007, Coco Martin starred in the film "Siquijor: Mystic Island" directed by Mark Philip Espina, and had a cameo role for a Seiko Films' produced indie film, Foster Child.

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Coco Martin acted on his first Cinema One Originals entry "Tambolista" alongside Jiro Manio and Sid Lucero and was directed by Adolfo Alix, Jr.

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In 2007, Coco Martin appeared as a supporting actor for the first time in a mainstream film under GMA Films titled Batanes: Sa Dulo ng Walang Hanggan alongside Iza Calzado and Taiwanese actor, Ken Chu of F4.

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Coco Martin appeared in Season 15 of Daisy Siete, "Isla Chikita"under GMA Network, his first-ever TV series.

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In 2008, Coco Martin returned in starring to indie films with "Condo" under Breaking The Box Productions directed by Coco Martin Cabrera.

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Coco Martin starred as an idealistic security guard named Benjamin Castro Jr.

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In 2008, Coco Martin starred again in another critically acclaimed indie film Daybreak, a Philippine gay film written by Charliebebs Gohetia and directed by Adolf Alix, Jr.

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Coco Martin returned to the Cinemalaya film festival in 2008 with the film, "Jay" alongside Baron Geisler.

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In late 2008 while accomplishing success in the indie films, Coco Martin started doing television series and was cast in Ligaw na Bulaklak, his first ABS-CBN series.

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Coco Martin starred in his first mainstream film under Star Cinema, Sa 'yo Lamang, and in the primetime series 1DOL with Sarah Geronimo and Sam Milby.

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Coco Martin was nominated for Best Actor at the 2009 FAMAS Award.

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The following year, Coco Martin top-billed his first indie film produced by Star Cinema titled "Noy" directed by Dondon Santos.

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Coco Martin was nominated for multiple awards for his portrayal as Alexander and Javier del Tierro in the said series, and he won as Best Actor in the 20th KBP Golden Dove Awards and Best Drama Actor at the 25th Star Awards for TV.

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In 2012, Coco Martin starred in another ensemble series titled Walang Hanggan, an adaptation of the 1991 film Hihintayin Kita sa Langit.

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Coco Martin was paired with Julia Montes, his first official love team.

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In 2012, Coco Martin starred in a film by Emmanuel Quindo Palo titled Sta.

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Nina, Coco Martin was chosen to star in a 2013 film A Moment in Time together with Julia Montes as his leading lady.

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In 2014, Coco Martin top-billed Maybe This Time, a film with singer-actress Sarah Geronimo produced by Star Cinema and VIVA Films.

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Coco Martin was given a certificate of appreciation for his favorable portrayal of a highly dedicated and responsible CIDG Police officer in the series.

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In 2017, Coco Martin launched his own production company CCM Productions and he had its first directorial and producing debut in the film Ang Panday, a 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival entry where he served as the lead star.

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In 2021, Coco Martin starred in a romantic comedy film Love or Money with Angelica Panganiban under CCM Productions and Star Cinema.

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Coco Martin is set to appear again in a true-to-life Brillante Mendoza film "Apag" which includes Lito Lapid, Gladys Reyes, Gina Pareno, Joseph Marco, Shaina Magdayao and Mercedes Cabral.

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In 2017, Coco Martin established his own film Production Company 'CCM Film Productions'.

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