Glaiza de Castro

Glaiza Castro Galura (born January 21, 1988 in Valenzuela City, Philippines), better known as Glaiza De Castro, is a Filipina actress and singer. She has been a contract artist of GMA Network since 2006. After beginning her career in GMA in 2001, she transferred to its rival network, ABS-CBN, where she played mostly minor and supporting roles before returning to GMA in 2006. During the first two years of her second stint with GMA, she continued to play supporting roles in series such as Boys Nxt Door and Asian Treasures before landing a lead role in the television remake of the film Kaputol ng Isang Awit. She appeared in villain roles in the remakes of Kung Aagawin Mo Ang Lahat Sa Akin and Stairway to Heaven, and on the musical series Diva before finally achieving leading lady status in the fantasy series Grazilda in 2010. In addition to her television appearances, she has also acted in a number of mainstream and independent films, including Sukob, Batanes, and Still Life. As a singer, De Castro has so far released two albums: Magbalik Ka, released in 2001, and the self-titled Glaiza, released in 2006. Glaiza De Castro was born on January 21, 1988, in Valenzuela City, a city in the northern part of the Philippines' National Capital Region, to a family of born-again Baptists. Her parents are both musicians who have performed in countries all across Asia. Her uncle, Dan Alvaro, and her brother, Alchris Galura, are also actors. As a child, De Castro sang at her local ministry as a member of a children's choir; later on, in high school, she formed a band with her friends, where she acted as both songwriter and vocalist. She also as the niece of Miguel Castro Enriquez or Mike Enriquez who become as a TV personality worked in GMA Network.