Desiree Del Valle BiographyA talented Filipina actress, Desiree del Valle was born as Desiree Lois del Valle Dunham on May 28, 1982 in Manila, Philippines. She had an American father and a Filipina mother. She is a member of ABS-CBN’s Star Magic batch 7. Desiree oftentimes portrays a villain in most soap operas and made lead stars miserable but she proclaims she’s really nice. She said she makes sure she makes an extra effort to be friendly when she is in public. Later, Desiree made her first lead role as Bernadette in the 2002-2003 ABSS-CBN TV hit series entitled “Bituin.”
Desiree is also blessed with a pretty face and very expressive eyes that makes her acting more effective. “Tabing Ilog” was the first TV teen drama anthology that she had starred. Desiree showcased her acting talent as a spoiler and with a slight streak of a villain. She had a very efficient portrayal which led to similar roles in several TV drama series. She continued to do so even with Santino in the blockbuster TV hit “May Bukas Pa” which was also aired in ABS-CBN.
“Tabing Ilog” actually mirrored and honed her as an actress. The role was quite challenging for her age, and there is really something about the character that influenced her personally and in other career decisions. There are actually many “firsts” in that teen show, her first on and off screen boyfriend is also a colleague, Paolo Contis. In “Tuli,” an Indie film, she played the role of a woman who does circumcision for a living, and no one deserves the role except Desiree del Valle. Others may truly hate her as a villain and her strong personality but this only means that she is effective in her acting talent. The producers are just so happy to give her this kind of roles because she has not only pulled it off easily but her features can without doubt fit the desired role.
When she was just little, Desiree already showed some interests in acting. She loves to sing, dance and entertain visitors and guests and even gave them menus to choose their food. When she was already in the prep grade, she thought it would be nice to be a nun. That’s maybe because she went to a Catholic School and was active in choirs. But she outgrew that anyway. When asked if she was not an actress, what would she be doing, she says she might end up opening a restaurant because her other passion is cooking. But she needs to cook personally because she had a perfect taste bud. Her Dad makes the best Chile Con Carne she had ever tasted, and she had learned to cook it better herself.
Desiree believes that sexiness comes from confidence and the way you carry yourself. Working with good actors especially veterans and legendary ones is what makes Desiree takes as a good challenge.