Vina Morales BiographyKnown as Sharon Garcia Magdayao in real life, Vina Morales is a multi-talented actress, model and a singer in the Philippines. She was born in Cebu City on October 17, 1975. Her father is on the Cebuano descent while her mother has a Spanish blood. Vina has three other sisters, Shaina who is also an actress, Sheila and Sheryl Magdayao.
Her break to pursue a singing career came when she first started singing as a member of the St. Vincent Ferrer Parish choir group at the age of nine. Her talent in singing was discovered by Father Fritz T. Malinao who believed in her singing ability and prompted Vina to sing his composition which is an entry for the Cebu Pop Music Festival. The song that Vina sang entitled Paglaum won the First prize and she also won the title of Best Interpreter for the young talents in the country. Her one-of-a-kind performance was witnessed by a talent representative from Viva Films who immediately offered her a contract for acting and singing career in the show business. Accepting this opportunity, Vina and her family moved to Manila and started auditioning on different movies and television show. She then started becoming known for her screen name as Vina Morales.
Her first movie show appearance was in the movie Nakagapos na Puso that also stars Sharon Cuneta. She also made other movies like The Sarah Balabagan Story, Utol Kong Hoodlum, Anghel na Walang Langit, Eto na naman ako, Ang Boyfriend kong pari, Wag na wag kang lalayo, Sagot kita: Mula ulo hanggang paa, 'Di puwedeng hindi puwede!, Ako'y ibigin mo... Lalaking matapang, Lab en Kisses, April Boys: Sana'y mahalin mo rin ako, Huwag mong isuko ang laban, The Flor Contemplacion Story, The Untold Story: Vizconde Massacre II - May the Lord Be with Us, Love Notes, The Flor Contemplacion Story, Campus Girls, Darna, Miss na miss kita (Utol kong hoodlum II), Alyas Batman en Robin, Teacher's Enemy No. 1, Wooly Booly 2: Ang titser kong alien, Petrang Kabayo 2: Anong ganda mo! Mukha kang kabayo, Ang pagbabalik ni Pedro Penduko, Pinagbiyak na bunga: Lookalayk, Sana'y ikaw na nga, Kadenang bulaklak, Sala sa init, sala sa lamig,Estudyante blues, Captain Barbell, Binhi, Kumander Bawang, Bondying: The Little Big Boy, and Abot hanggang sukdulan as among others.
Vina is also a song writer where she also co-wrote with Piolo Pascual the lyrics for her song Paano Kaya Magtatagpo? She performed numerous live concerts and recorded her own albums. Her other songs include Pangako, Yakapin Mo Ako and Saan Darating ang Umaga. VIna is also popular in performing concerts in other countries like the multi-city US tour that she made in 2003. These were her concerts Vina’s Hot and Vina Revealed. She has also appeared in television shows like the Agua Bendita which is an ABS CBN’s soap opera, Nasaan Ka Elisa? which is a remake of a telenovela in Colombia and the teleserye May Isang Pangarap. She made a major international concerts, one of which was with Martin Nievera in Canada and the United States. She also made a significant appearance in the New York International Music Festival as the first Filipino artist to perform at the same event in Las Vegas in 2003.
Vina gave birth to her daughter Ceana with her husband Cedric Lee in 2009. Ceana’s name is the combination of her and Cedric’s name which means “God is Gracious” in Hebrew. Vina owns a salon which is managed by her sister Shiela. Among the popular television shows where Vina graced with her appearance are Maalala Mo Kaya, May Isang Pangarap, Maria Mercedes, Wowowee, May Bukas Pa, Agua Bendita, Wansapanataym: Ulo, Star Circle Quest: The Search for the Next Kiddie Superstar, Darating Ang Umaga, ASAP, Codename: Verano, That's Entertainment, and Wansapanataym: Mommy On Duty.