Who is Kathryn Bernardo?
Kathryn Chandria Manuel Bernardo was born under the zodiac sign of Aries on 26 March 1996, in Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija, Philippines; she holds Filipino nationality, and her ethnicity is Asian. She’s a model, singer, and actress with nearly 40 credits to her name, perhaps known best for her role as Malia in the series “La Luna Sangre”, starring alongside Richard Gutierrez and Daniel Padilla.
Early life and education
Kathryn was raised in Cabanatuan alongside her older brother Kevin, and two older sisters Chrysler and Kaye, by their parents Teodore and Luzviminda.
There is no information about their occupations, so it’s assumed that they prefer to keep their lives private.
She attended the Operation Brotherhood Montessori Center (OBMC), and upon matriculating in 2014, enrolled at Enderun Colleges, in Taguig, Philippines, where she’s still studying marketing.
Roles in series
Kathryn made her first appearance on television portraying Young Jenny in two episodes of the series “Endless Love”, followed by her roles as Anna Abella in “Magkaribal”, and then as Mara in “Mara Clara”, alongside Julia Montes and Mylene Dizon.
She portrayed Ella Dimalanta in the series “Growing Up”, followed by her role as Mikay Maghirang in “Princess and I”.
After that, she made appearances in several series, mostly Filipino productions such as “Got to Believe” and “The Promise”, before she portrayed Malia in “La Luna Sangre” and Q in “The House Arrest of Us”, which was her most recent role on television.
Roles in movies
Kathryn made her big screen acting debut portraying Young Lupe in the 2003 movie “Lupe: A Seaman’s Wife”, followed by her roles in “Gagamboy”, “Wherever You Are”, and “Way Back Home” among others, before she was cast to play Athena in “She’s Dating the Gangster”, which brought her a nomination for the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences Awards (FAMAS) award Best Actress, in 2015.
In the following years, she portrayed Jackie Serrano in “Crazy Beautiful You”, starring alongside Daniel Padilla and Lorna Tolentino in this romantic comedy drama, which had 27 award nominations and won four; Kathryn was nominated for FAMAS award for Best Actress, and won Star Awards for Movies Special Award Movie Love Team of the Year in 2015, which she shares with Daniel Padilla.
Kathryn was cast to play Gabriela ‘Gab’ Dela Cuesta in “Can’t Help Falling in Love”, followed by her appearance as George in the 2018 “The Hows of Us” again starring alongside Daniel Padilla, and Jean Garcia, in this romantic comedy drama, which had 16 award nominations and won three; Kathryn won the Star Awards for Movies Special Award Movie Love Team of the Year, which she also shares with Daniel Padilla, and she won Star Award Movie Actress of the Year, in 2019.
In the 2019 movie “Hello, Love, Goodbye” she portrayed Joy, starring alongside Alden Richards and Maymay Entrata; the movie had 24 award nominations and won seven, and Kathryn was nominated for FAMAS Award Best Actress, and also for the Film Academy of the Philippines (FAP) Award Best Actress, and for Gawad Urian Award Best Actress (Pinakamahusay na Pangunahing Aktres). She won the Star Award for Movies Special Award Movie Love Team of the Year, which this time she shares with Alden Richards, and was nominated for Star Award Movie Actress of the Year in 2021.
Kathryn’s most recent role was in the 2020 movie “After Forever”, starring alongside Daniel Padilla; the interesting fact about Kathryn is that she is the only Filipino actress who starred in two movies that earned more than 800 million Philippine Pesos, which is over $15 million – magazine “People Asia” named her ‘the box office queen of the year.’
Love life and relationship with Daniel Padilla
Kathryn hasn’t spoken about her previous relationships, however, it is widely known about her and her boyfriend Daniel Padilla’s love story. Daniel was born under the zodiac sign of Taurus on 26 April 1995, in Manila, Philippines, and has nearly 30 acting credits to his name, perhaps known best for his role as Primo in the movie “The Hows of Us”.
The two met when Daniel was 16 and Kathryn 15, working together on the series “Growing Up”, back in 2011; they kept their love a secret, but finally in August 2018, they confirmed that they are a couple. They celebrated their 10th anniversary on 25 September 2021; for years their fans have been calling them the ‘KathNiel team’.
In an interview for “Boy Abunda”, Daniel stated that: ‘I am a ship and she is my anchor’, and Kathryn said that she knew from day one when she saw him that he is her soulmate, although they had some misunderstandings and fights. Daniel said he was young and stupid and made some mistakes, but luckily Kathryn forgave him.
As of December 2021, the two are still together, but speaking of Kathryn’s love life, she hasn’t been married or engaged and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Besides acting, Kathryn launched her music career in 2012 when she released her first single “Mula Noon Hanggang Ngayon”, followed by her song featuring Daniel “Got to Believe in Magic”.
In 2014, she released her debut album “Kathryn”, which was certified gold for selling over 7,500 copies nationwide.
Kathryn’s Instagram account is followed by over 16 million people, and she’s posted over 2,000 photos and videos onto it, mostly featuring her everyday life, updates about her work, and her modeling for brands such as “Bench”, “Lazada” and “Ponds”, among others.
Kathryn is into sports – she likes swimming, and does aerobics; when she wants to relax, she meditates.
In her spare time, Kathryn likes to read books or watch movies.
She’s into traveling – her favorite travel destination is El Nido, Palawan, Philippines, which is known for its lagoons, white-sandy beaches, and resorts.
Age, height, and net worth
Kathryn is 25 years old, and has long black hair and brown eyes; she weighs around 110lbs (50kgs) and is 5ft 2ins (1.57m) tall, with vital statistics of 32-25-33.
As of December 2021, her net worth has been estimated at close to $2 million.