36 Facts About Sharon Cuneta


Sharon Cuneta has held numerous accolades as an actress, host, and recording artist, including multiple FAMAS, MMFF, and Awit Awards, the Philippine music industry equivalent of the Grammy Award.


Sharon Gamboa Cuneta was born on January 6,1966, at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Santa Mesa, Manila, to Pablo Cuneta, a former Mayor of Pasay who was the longest-serving mayor in the Philippines from 1951 to 1998, and Filipinos of American Ancestry Elaine Gamboa, the sister of actress and singer Helen Gamboa.


Sharon Cuneta's mother, Elaine Gamboa, was a Piano Major at the UST's Conservatory of Music in her youth, the young Sha-Sha would take up piano, guitar, flute and piano lessons to broaden her musical training and exposure at a young age.


Sharon Cuneta attended St Paul College, Pasig and International School Manila for her primary to secondary education.


In May 1978, Sharon Cuneta followed up with a song by Rey Valera entitled "Mr DJ".


Sining Silangan asked permission from Boss Vic Del Rosario if the young Sharon Cuneta who sang the theme song could join them on the float.


Boss Vic agreed and Sharon Cuneta, accompanied by her Mother, Elaine Sharon Cuneta, headed to Cebu.


Sharon Cuneta starred in her very first feature film, Dear Heart.


Sharon Cuneta was paired with then Close-Up model and Regal Films' 1980s heartthrob, Gabby Concepcion.


Sharon Cuneta was paired with other leading men, with the likes of William Martinez, Rowell Santiago and Miguel Rodriguez from 1982 to 1983, which made her the Ms.


In 1988, Sharon Cuneta only did two films, Jack 'n Jill Sa Amerika and Buy One, Take One, both receiving lukewarm response from the public.


Sharon Cuneta's variety show was moved from IBC to ABS-CBN on March 6,1988.


In 1989, Sharon Cuneta worked with Lino Brocka in two movies, 3 Mukha Ng Pag-ibig and Babangon Ako't Dudurugin Kita, the latter giving her another Best Actress nomination from FAMAS and the Film Academy of the Philippines.


Sharon Cuneta won a Platinum award in 1992, Double Platinum award in 1991 and 1992, and Triple Platinum award in 1992.


In 1992, Sharon Cuneta reunited with former flame, Richard Gomez in the film Ngayon at Kailanman and in 1994 with Kapantay Ay Langit.


Sharon Cuneta became one of the few actresses to be given a grand slam best actress award in Philippine Cinema.


Sharon Cuneta was named Best Actress during the 2002 Manila Film Festival in June for her role in Viva Films' Magkapatid.


Sharon Cuneta did not make any films from 2004 through 2007 as she concentrated her career more on television and music.


On January 6,2006, Sharon Cuneta returned to television from her maternity leave with a 40th birthday celebration on ABS-CBN's Ang Pagbabalik Ng Bituin.


In 2009, Sharon Cuneta starred in BFF: Best Friends Forever with Ai-Ai delas Alas and for the first time in her 30 years, a film with Regal Entertainment via Mano Po 6.


On November 22,2011, Sharon Cuneta left ABS-CBN, her home network of 23 years, and signed a five-year contract with TV5.


In 2012, Cuneta started her first talk show under her new network, Sharon: Kasama Mo, Kapatid.


In September 2013, Sharon Cuneta became a co-host of musical variety talk show The Mega and the Songwriter alongside Ogie Alcasid.


In September 2014, Sharon Cuneta announced through Facebook and Twitter that she had pre-terminated her five-year contract with TV5 and was a freelancer.


Sharon Cuneta became one of the coaches for the first season of The Voice Teens.


Sharon Cuneta is the most expensive and effective product endorser in the country.


Sharon Cuneta serves as the magazine's editor-in-chief and for the maiden issue, she welcomes readers into her home with advice and tips.


Sharon Cuneta owns a residential project of six high-quality exclusive four-storey townhouses at No 74 Scout Rallos, Quezon City, near trendy restaurants in the area and within walking distance to and from Tomas Morato and Timog Avenues.


Sharon Cuneta's poster is enshrined in The Shrine's Hall of Fame next to stars Michael Jackson, Barbra Streisand and the Ballet Folklorico de Mexico.


Sharon Cuneta was an "Ulirang Ina" and a Hallmark Channel Woman Achiever awardee in 2001.


In December 2004, Sharon Cuneta was the first in her category to be awarded the highly prestigious TOYM or "The Outstanding Young Men" award, presented to her by then-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.


Sharon Cuneta is the first recipient of the Myx Magna Award in 2006 as a music icon with an exemplary contribution to Philippine music.


Sharon Cuneta was the recipient of the OPM Lifetime Achievement Award at the MOR Pinoy Music Awards in 2015.


In 2017, Sharon Cuneta was elevated to the Makabata Hall of Fame of the ANAK TV Awards for being voted as Makabata Stars for seven years.


Sharon Cuneta was the first recipient of the VIVA Icon Award at the Viva Convention in 2019 for her invaluable contribution to television, film, recording and concerts.


Sharon Cuneta was lauded for being the Best Female TV Host by the same award-giving body in 1990 and, consecutively, from 1993 to 1996.