She is definitely one of the hottest and most talented young actresses of her generation. We have seen how she skyrocketed to fame as a versatile child star and bloomed into a promising teen actress, as she never failed to astound us with her laudable acting chops.
Just like some of the artists we have in the industry at the present, Andrea Brillantes kicked-off her career as part of the gregarious ensemble of Goin’ Bulilit.
Her cuteness and talent were noticed, and this led to a slew of television projects.
Most of her roles in the beginning were of young versions of the main protagonists, namely, the young Jackie (Jessy Mendiola) in Budoy, the young Celyn (Kim Chiu) in Ina, Kapatid, Anak, the young Veronica (Andi Eigenmann) in Kahit Puso’y Masugatan, the young Amanda (Cristine Reyes) in Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin, and the young April (Maja Salvador) in the critically acclaimed “Bimpo” episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya.
Formerly credited with her real name Blythe Gorostiza, her teleserye debut was in Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Alyna, wherein she played Sophia, the lovechild of the titular character’s beau who thinks that she was her mother. Meanwhile, her first-ever lead role was in the fantasy-science fiction drama E-boy, where she was cast as the titular character’s best friend Princess.
It was only in the 2013 remake of the 80’s TV series Annaliza, when she had her breakthrough and started to be known by her screen name “Andrea Brillantes”. Her compelling and notable portrayal of the titular role, originally by the late child star Julie Vega, brought her the Best Child Performer trophy from the 27th PMPC Star Awards for TV.
In 2014, she starred in the family drama Hawak Kamay as Lorraine, the daughter of Iza Calzado’s Attorney Bianca Magpantay.
A year after, she seemingly had graduated from naïve and placid kiddie roles when she was tapped to take on the remarkable character of the rebellious Lia Buenavista in the incarnation of the classic soap opera Pangako Sa ‘Yo. It was originally played by Jodi Sta. Maria, who was also in the show as the infamous Amor Powers.
The 15-year-old actress then appeared in the daytime series Ikaw Lang Ang Iibigin as Stephanie, the supportive younger sister to the stern Isabel (Coleen Garcia). It was succeeded by her special participation in the fantaserye Bagani as the young Matadora/Bighani.
Andrea also conquered the Kapamilya Gold block with her intense portrayal as the antagonistic Margarette Mondragon in Kadenang Ginto.
Join Andrea as she shares her career milestone as a certified Kapamilya on Dec 4, 2020, 2PM. Watch it live on Star Magic and ABS-CBN’s Official YouTube and Facebook accounts, TFC IPTV, iWant TFC app and KTX.ph. Star Magic Shines On will also be seen on TFC Cable and Satellite on December 05, Saturday, TFC IPTV VOD beginning December 5, Saturday at 7:45pm Pacific Time.