Lovely Abella

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Lovely Abella
Lovely Abella

(1985-12-11) December 11, 1985 (age 34)
Other namesLove, Lovely
OccupationActress, Television presenter, Dancer, Model
Years active2005–present
AgentTalent5 (2010-2015)
GMA Artist Center (2015-present)
Known forCristina, Bonifacia

Lovely Abella (born on December 11, 1985), is a Filipina dancer, host, comedian, model, entrepreneur, and an actress. She is currently under the management of GMA Artist Center and GMA Network.

Personal life[edit]

Abella is an Ilongga, she was born and raised in Koronadal, South Cotabato, Mindanao. Her mother is from Bacolod while her father is from South Cotabato. She has a daughter named Crisha Kaye, and is currently in a long-term relationship with Benj Manalo. The Son Of Actor Comedian Jose Manalo


During her teenage years, Abella said that she used to be one of the pranksters in Bitoy's Funniest Videos portraying as a massage therapist in Boracay to prank customers. According to her, this was her first-ever acting/comedy stint way back in 2004. This minor appearance opened doors for her as she was given a slot to be one of the Wowowee Dancers.[1]

Abella was also previously known as one of the main dancers of Willie Revillame in Wil Time Bigtime when the latter moved to TV5, but was later promoted to a co-host due to her natural hosting skills and bubbly personality; giving her the opportunity to be one of the mainstays in Willie's game shows until Wowowillie. Her rising career in the network gave her lots of opportunities, such as guesting in various shows and even dedicating an episode for her in Star Confessions in which she shared her own life story.

Before she got her major break in GMA Network, Abella made a number of roles as an extra in various shows for both TV5 and GMA Network; most notably in Madam Chairman, Carmela, 2½ Daddies, and Buena Familia where she was left uncredited and unknown for that time being.[2] She briefly had her comedic acting stint in A1 Ko Sa 'Yo before she got her major supporting role in Calle Siete as Bonifacia "Bonnie" Suarez.

Her biggest break in GMA Network was when she auditioned to be one of the cast members of the weekend noon-time variety show, Sunday PinaSaya where she shortly appeared as a guest before becoming a mainstay cast. Due to her potentials in comedy, she was included as a new Bubble Gang member. Even though she's been exposed to comedy shows as of now, she's still undergoing drama and acting workshops to improve her craft.[3][1]

Abella was cast in the prime-time series, D' Originals, where she played her first-ever major antagonist role as Cristina "Tina" Pineda, a rival and the half-sister of Marge. She has since been frequently cast in various drama series and anthologies offered by GMA Network and GMA News TV.[3]



Year Title Role(s) Network
2019 Magkaagaw Suzi Gomez GMA Network
One of the Baes Mad Woman / Guest
Wagas Presents: Throwback Pag-ibig Kristine Liam
Dear Uge: Chubby-yutiful Lydia
Dragon Lady Ginger Garcia
Magpakailanman: Fathers and Lovers Rosella
Dear Uge: Louise-Vi-Ton Louise
2018 Wagas: Dear Preacher Husband Abby GMA News TV
Ika-5 Utos Gwen GMA Network
Maynila: Bubble Gum Romance Emily Bartolome
Dear Uge: I Hate You, I Love You Princess
The Stepdaughters Mylene Depositorio
Wagas: Love Moves Rio GMA News TV
Celebrity Bluff Herself / Contestant GMA Network
Dear Uge: Kuwentong Barya Liwayway
All Access Herself GMA One
All Star Videoke Herself / Contestant GMA Network
Magpakailanman: Mula Asawa Hanggang Awa (A Married Woman's Story) Aliza
Day Off Herself / Guest GMA News TV
2017 Road Trip: Samar Herself / Guest Traveler GMA Network
Wagas: Haunted Manyika Helen GMA News TV
Dear Uge: Segunda Mommy Apple GMA Network
The Lolas' Beautiful Show Herself / Guest
Tadhana: Love Rehab Irma
Daig Kayo ng Lola Ko: Sleeping Rosa Dorcas Rosas
Celebrity Bluff Herself / Contestant
Wagas: Babaeng Syokoy Teresita GMA News TV
All Star Videoke Herself / Contestant GMA Network
Sarap Diva Herself
Tunay na Buhay
Sarap Diva
Follow your Heart Herself / Player
Hay, Bahay! Ella
Wagas: Gayuma ni Kumare Den GMA News TV
Karelasyon: Magnanakaw ng Puso Ana GMA Network
Dear Uge: Kabit si Yaya Monica
D' Originals Cristina "Tina" Pineda
Wagas: My Big Sexy Love Francine Prieto GMA News TV
Magpakailanman: Ang Batang Binihag ng Kulto Daisy GMA Network
2016 Sunday PinaSaya Herself / Co-host
Calle Siete Bonifacia "Bonnie" Suarez
Wowowin Herself / Guest / Co-host
2012 Wowowillie Herself / Performer TV 5
2010 Wil Time Bigtime


Year Title Role Notes
2019 Hello, Love, Goodbye Gina Marikit
2017 Trip Ubusan: The Lolas vs. Zombies Abigail "Abe" Salazar Second movie appearance
2016 Imagine You and Me Faye First movie appearance
2009 Nobody, Nobody But...Juan Wowowee dancer Cameo appearance


  1. ^ a b FHM Philippines. "Lovely Abella". Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  2. ^ "WATCH: Lovely Abella, ikinuwento kung paano siya nagsimula bilang isang dakilang extra". Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Kilalanin ang 'Sunday PinaSaya' mainstay na si Lovely Abella". Retrieved 10 September 2016.