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Christopher De Leon Biography

Birth Name:
Christopher Strauss de Leon
Birth Place:
Manila, Philippines
Actor, producer, politician

Fast Facts

  • Got his first break in Tinimbang Ka Ngunit Kulang (1974) after late director Lino Brocka spotted him at a gas station and won his first Best Actor award at the FAMAS Awards for it
  • Met his wife Sandy Andolong for the first time when late director Ishmael Bernal introduced them during a movie premiere in 1978
  • In 1999, was granted US citizenship by virtue of his maternal grandfather
  • Hosted the first Philippine version of the quiz show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? in 2000
  • Sworn-in as a senior board member of the 2nd district of Batangas City in 2010