Former child actress Xyriel Manabat is now all grown up and in her early teens. Xyriel was first known in the reality TV show “Star Circle Quest: Search for the Next Kiddie Idol”. She placed third in the said competition and since then, she started her career in acting.
The child actress then starred in the series “Agua Bendita” where she got her breakthrough role as the young Agua and Bendita. Her first title role came in the year 2010 in the Teleserye “Momay” where she played as a cute little child ghost. After “Momay”, she acted with the veteran actress Coney Reyes in the TV series “100 Days to Heaven” as the hard-headed Anna Manalastas. After “100 Days to Heaven”, Xyriel played a number of the young title roles. Her last series where she acted all throughout the teleserye was Piolo Pascual’s “Hawak Kamay”.
Xyriel won a number of acting awards throughout her showbiz career. She was first awarded as the Best Child Performer in the 36th Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) and next as the Best Child Actress in the 59th Famas Awards both for the Star Cinema film “Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na ‘to). The last award that she received was the Best Single Performance by an Actress in the 13th Gawad Tanglaw for Television for Maalaala Mo Kaya’s (MMK): Salamin episode.
Now, Xyriel is still active in her showbiz career but the cute and adorable child actress that we know has already grown up to be such a fine and beautiful young lady. Xyriel is now in her teenage years, 13 years old to be exact and she looks like she is preparing herself for more mature (teeny) roles that will suit her. Her last TV appearance was in the ABS-CBN series “Wildflower” with Maja Salvador where she played the part of young “Lily Cruz”.
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