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5 rising Filipino Canadian talents taking the acting world by storm

/ 12:10 PM June 21, 2023

Filipino Canadian talents are making a splash in the entertainment industry, particularly in acting. With their impeccable performances, exceptional skills, and diverse cultural heritage, these actors and actresses are capturing the interests of viewers worldwide.

From breakthrough roles to critically-acclaimed performances, here are some of the rising Filipino Canadian talents who are taking the spotlight in the entertainment scene.

Zenia Marshall – A Promising Talent on the Rise

5 Rising Filipino Canadian Talents Taking the Acting World by Storm

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This 22-year-old Filipino Canadian actress proudly represents the Filipino community in Peacock’s teen drama series, “One of Us Is Lying.”

Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Zenia is also an alternative pop indie songwriter. She has been into singing since she was a kid.

In addition, she has also been active in several musicals, ballets, and theater productions since age four.

She got her inclination to perform from her parents Luisa Marshall, an internationally-acclaimed Tina Turner Tribute artist, and Steve Marshall, a businessman, and musician.

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Hera Nalam – A Rising Star with Raw Talent

5 Rising Filipino Canadian Talents Taking the Acting World by Storm

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As a young actress and a teen newcomer in the entertainment scene, this Filipino Canadian talent is a breath of fresh air. She lives in Winnipeg and is pursuing a career in the arts industry.

She landed her first acting role as a lead in the rom-com film, “I Propose We Never See Each Other Again After Tonight.” This indie movie came out only across Canada.

She has had her share of cultural struggles, but her dedication to improving her craft and her willingness to accept challenging roles has made her a talent to watch for in the next years.

Eric Bauza – A Filipino Canadian Voice Acting Marvel

5 Rising Filipino Canadian Talents Taking the Acting World by Storm

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He is a well-known voice actor for famous characters, a certified Filipino Canadian talent working behind the curtains.

Born and raised in Canada, Bauza was the voice behind the beloved characters of Tweety Bird, Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, and some of the characters in Ben 10: Omniverse and The Fairly OddParents.

His skill in bringing animated characters to life has left an impression on viewers of all ages. With his remarkable voice range, he has become a sought-after talent in the voice-acting industry.

Gabrielle Jacinto – A Rising Actress with Filipino Roots

5 Rising Filipino Canadian Talents Taking the Acting World by Storm

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A Vancouver-based actress of Filipino descent, Gabrielle has graced the acting scene with her undeniable talent.

Her career in the entertainment industry blossomed in her last year of high school when she starred in a short for film class.

Since 2019, she has starred in music videos and short films. In addition, she made notable appearances in productions like “The Vows We Keep” and “A Million Little Things.”

Recently, she was also a part of the Netflix series, “My Life with the Walter Boys.” This opportunity cemented her rising star status and proved her talent and dedication to acting.

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Manny Jacinto – From Edmonton to Hollywood

5 Rising Filipino Canadian Talents Taking the Acting World by Storm

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Despite his already famous stature, we just can’t leave him off this list, as he has become one of the most recognized Filipino Canadian talents in Hollywood.

Born in the Philippines and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, he is well-known for his role as Jason Mendoza in the TV series, “The Good Place.”

His talent in injecting humor into his roles while in heartfelt moments has made him a fan favorite. His expertise goes beyond television.

He also appeared in movies like “Top Gun: Maverick,” and “Bad Times at the El Royale.” Manny Jacinto continues to establish his name in the acting industry and represents the Filipino Canadian community with pride.


These Filipino Canadian talents have significantly enriched the realm of acting. They are just some of the examples of exceptional individuals who have captivated their viewers with their acting skills.

As they continue to soar and break barriers, they are not just leaving a mark on the acting world. They also serve as an inspiration for aspiring artists from diverse cultures.

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