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Lourdes Virginia Moran Poe, better known by her screen name Lovi Poe (born February 11, 1989 in Quezon City, Philippines), is an award-winning Filipina actress and singer who is currently a contract star of GMA Network. She is the daughter of the legendary actor Fernando Poe, Jr. and is famous for playing the role of Kristal in Bakekang.
Poe was born in St. Luke's Hospital in Quezon City and studied at the Colegio San Agustin in Makati, where she finished high school on March 31, 2007. She took freshman classes at the International Academy of Management and Economics in Makati City, Philippines. She is currently taking up Psychology at Miriam College, in Quezon City.
She was handpicked by international singing duo Same Same for a duet called "Without You" which is included in the duo's debut album "The Meaning of Happy." She was first paired to Cogie Domingo. Her biggest acting break to date is when she played the coveted role of Kristal, the daughter of Bakekang which she pushes into show business to be an actress in the 2006 Bakekang TV Series which gain critics and praises on her acting. She was also a part of Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan as the newspaper journalist who is a friend of a policeman who turned into a superhero among with his other cousins, which is played by Marky Cielo as Alexis Lorenzo or Zaido Green. they played as loveteams in the series. In 2008, she had another biggest break playing her first daring role as Joanna in GMA daytime drama Sine Novela: Kaputol ng Isang Awit which stars Glaiza de Castro, Marky Cielo and Jolo Revilla.
In 2008, Lovi recently won a New Movie Actress of the Year award for her movie Shake Rattle and Roll 9 in 24th PMPC Star Awards for Movies.
She is part of the Gabby Concepcion 20-city tour which kicked off on August 17, 2008. Her "Bloom" solo concert at Music Museum is set for October 16. Bloom is also the title of her 2nd album under SonyBMG. She is also part of the cast of "Paukay-Ukay" of Regal Entertainment.
In late 2008, Lovi starred in "LaLola" where she worked with Rhian Ramos, Eula Valdez and the late Marky Cielo. In 2009, she was seen in "Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang" where she is paired with Prince Stefan.
In mid-May 2009, Lovi surprised everyone when she joined TV5's youth-oriented show "Lipgloss" as Princess Ava/Sophia. Her home network GMA-7 previously did not allow her to join the series as per network policy stating their contract talents be exclusive to their network. But her manager Leo Dominguez defended their move saying that "Lovi does not have an existing contract with GMA". Since then Lovi has not appeared in any of the Kapuso Network's shows. It was also reported that she entertained offers from GMA's rival network ABS-CBN to become a Kapamilya talent after rumored boyfriend Jolo Revilla was named as one of the lead stars of the network's new fantasy series "Agimat". She was strongly considered to be cast as Jolo's leading lady in the series until her manager decided to accept GMA's offer to cast Lovi in the new sitcom Show Me the Manny. In 2010, she became a regular on the GMA Sunday noontime variety show Party Pilipinas. She was supposed to play a role in the action-adventure series Panday Kids but eventually left the project, as she no longer liked her role. In July 2010, she appeared in the independent film Mayohan for which she won her first acting award, the Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival Award for Best Actress. As of 2011, it has been confirmed in news reports that her "secret" boyfriend is drug-addict Representative Ronald Singson. Ronald was recently convicted of cocaine trafficking by a court in Hong Kong and sentenced to 18 months in prison.
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