Sunshine Dizon

This name uses Philippine naming customs for married women. The birth maternal family name is Cansancio, the birth paternal family name is Dizon, and the marital name is Tan.
Sunshine Dizon
Born Margaret Sunshine Cansancio Dizon
(1983-07-03) 3 July 1983
Other names Sunshine, Shine, Sunny
Occupation Actress, Host, Singer, Director
Years active 1986-2010; 2012-present
Agent GMA Artist Center

Sunshine Dizon (born Margaret Sunshine Cansancio Dizon on 3 July 1983) is a Filipina actress. She started in show business when she was three years old.


Born as Margaret Sunshine Cansancio Dizon in 1983 to Isagani Bengzon Dizon and Dorothy Cansancio Dizon, Dizon is the youngest in their family. At a young age, her mother who was then a producer of films and TV shows, noticed her interest in show business. She entered Philippine show business at the age of three.

When she was six, her dad left for the States. After a few months, she and her mom followed. She spent her seventh birthday in the United States.

In 2010, Dizon married a businessman Timothy Tan. However, after their 6 years of marriage, they are both separated after Dizon found out that her husband had an affair with another woman.



Sunshine Dizon started acting at the age of three. Her screen name then was simply "Sunshine". The first movie that she did was "God’s Little Children".

She has already worked in Kung Kasalanan Man (1989) and "Hindi Pa Tapos Ang Laban" and "Kahit Butas ng Karayom Papasukin Ko" where she got her first acting recognition as Best Child Actress from FAMAS.

In television, she became a regular on Bubble Gang. She also became part of "That's Entertainment" for six months. After which, VIVA signed her and cast her in "DATS".

She played one of the leads in the TV Series Anna Karenina as well as on the cast of Thank God It's Sabado. She starred in Honey, My Love, So Sweet (1999) and Kiss Mo Ko (1999).

Dizon's films include "Honey, My Love So Sweet" and "Kiss Mo Ko".

Sunshine Dizon appeared in the television series Anna Karenina.

In 2001, she starred in the prime time television drama Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin with Angelika dela Cruz and later the soap opera Kung Mawawala Ka. She was cast in Masikip sa dibdib (2004) and the TV sitcom Daboy En Da Girl (2002), Mga Batang lansangan... ngayon (2002), Filipinas (2003) and Sabel (2004). She also starred in the GMA mini-series Umulan Man o Umaraw and Tuwing Kapiling Ka.

She played Sang'gre Pirena in the Encantadia series for which she won two Best Actress Awards from ENPRESS and Gawad Amerika.

She appeared in the sitcom Bahay Mo Ba To? (2005) and Captain Barbell (2006) as well as the title role in Carlo J. Caparas' Bakekang, for which she received a Best Actress by PMPC Atar Awards.

In Impostora, she played a dual role and later appeared in La Vendetta for GMA Network who signed her as an exclusive contract star. She was cast in the GMA Films' movie Dagaw and Sundo which to be aired in 2009.

In 2008, she starred in Obra. In 2009, Dizon started taping for All About Eve.

In 2012, Dizon has briefly returned to Philippine television, appearing on Regine Alcasid's cooking/talk show Sarap Diva along with Katrina Halili. Then later in 2013, Dizon has made her acting comeback via Mundo Mo'y Akin where she plays Perlita Mendoza. The appearance of Dizon's character in Mundo Mo'y Akin is quite similar to her previous titular role in Bakekang.

In 2016, Dizon is joining again in the retelling-sequel of Encantadia in which she plays Adhara. This also serves as her return in that said show but with a different role.


In 2016, Dizon made her directorial debut as an in-house television director of the weekend programs produced by 8TriMedia Broadcasting Network through its television channel 8TriTV on CableLink Channel 7.[1]


Drama series

Year Title Role Notes Network
2016 Ika-6 na Utos Emma/Doqueza Main Cast GMA Network
Dear Uge: Faking Girls Diane Vicencio Lead Role
Encantadia Adhara Main Cast / Antagonist
Once Again Brenda Carbonnel-Valderama† Special Participation / Antagonist
Dear Uge: My Husband's Ander Julieta Lead Role
2015/2016 Little Nanay Helga Vallejo-Cubrador Supporting Cast / Antagonist
2015 Pari 'Koy Noemi Espiritu-Cruz Main Cast
2014/2015 Strawberry Lane Elena "Elaine" Tolentino-Morales
2013/2014 Villa Quintana [2] Lumeng Digos-Samonte Supporting role
2013 Anna Karenina Perlita Mendoza† Cross-over character / Special Participation
Mundo Mo'y Akin [3] Lead role
2009 Sine Novela: Tinik Sa Dibdib Lorna Yadao-Domingo (3 Weeks only)
All About Eve Erika Alegre Reyes Main role
2007 Carlo J. Caparas' Kamandag [4] Reyna Ragona
La Vendetta [5][6][7] Eloisa Salumbides-Cardinale Lead role
Impostora [8][9] Sara Carreon / Vanessa Cayetano Lead role / Antagonist
2006 Carlo J. Caparas' Bakekang [10][11] Jacoba "Bakekang" Maisog Lead role
Mars Ravelo's Captain Barbell Blanca / Clarissa Magtangol / Ex-O Main role / Antagonist
Encantadia: Pag-ibig Hanggang Wakas Sang'gre Pirena Lead role / Protagonist
2005 Etheria: Ang Ikalimang Kaharian ng Encantadia
Encantadia Lead Role / Antagonist
2002 Kahit Kailan Bettina De Guzman / Betchay Main role
2001 Kung Mawawala Ka Rosa Camilla Montemayor Co-lead role
Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin Clarissa delos Santos Co-lead role / Antagonist
1997 T.G.I.S. Carla "Calai" Escalante Second batch cast
1996 Anna Karenina Anna Karenina "Karen" Villarama Main role

Drama anthology

Year Title Role Network
2016 Karelasyon: Halloween Special TBA GMA Network
2016 Magpakailanman: The Abused Boy Lisa
2015 Magpakailanman: Ang Batang Isinilang Sa Bilangguan Millete
2014 Magpakailanman: Ang Ina sa gitna ng Tsunami Lovely Pineda Ishii
Magpakailanman: Ang paghihiganti ng masamang Engkanto Susan
Magpakailanman: Pinutol na Kaligayahan Lenly Bayabados
2013 Magpakailanman: Sa Mata ng Daluyong [12] Love Añover
Magpakailanman: Isang Linggong Pag-ibig [13] Arlene Tolibas
Magpakailanman: The Lucy Aroma Story [14][15] Lucy Aroma
2010 Claudine Presents: Love Thy Neighbor Melba
2009 Dear Friend: Kay Tagal Kitang Hinintay Rachel
2008 Obra [16] Butch, Mira Bella Amor, Rosa
2005 Now and Forever: Agos Erika Arevalo
Magpakailanman : Silang Mga Inihabilin ng Langit Monica Sison
2004 Love to Love: True Romance Laura
Magpakailanman : Babangon Din Ang Kahapon
2003 Love to Love: Yaya Lovely Lovely Santos
Magpakailanman : Kakaibang Mukha ng Pag-Ibig

Comedy shows

Year Title Role Network
2005 Bahay Mo Ba ’To Dorothy Benoit GMA Network
2002 Daboy en da Girl Baby
1995 Bubble Gang Old Cast


Year Title Role Network
2010/2013 Party Pilipinas Co-Host, and Co-Performer GMA Network
SOP Fully Charged Co-Host
2009 SOP
1997 Jamming
1986 That's Entertainment Performer / Host


Year Title Role
2016 Fruits N' Vegetables: Mga Bulakboleros Female Principal
2014 Hustisya Lorena
Kamkam Elaine
2009 Sundo [17] Louella
2005 Mulawin The Movie Sang'gre Pirena
2004 Sabel Tonee
Masikip sa Dibdib Brigitte
Kilig...Pintig....Yanig Natasha
2003 Filipinas Diana
2002 Mga Batang Lansangan Ngayon Alma
1999 Kiss Mo Ko Dindi
Honey, My Love, So Sweet Lissa
Hindi Pa Tapus Ang Laban
1995 Kahit Butas Ng Karayom Mimi
Jessica Alfaro Story Jessica's daughter
1994 Kadenang Bulaklak Young Jasmine
1989 Huwag Kang Hahalik Sa Diablo
Captain Jaylo Batas sa Batas Baby
May pulis... may pulis... sa ilalim ng tulay Liza
Kung Kasalanan Man -
Bote, Dyaryo, Garapa -
Tatak Ng Isang Api -
Florencio Dino Public Enemy No. 1 -
Si Malakas at si Maganda Young Anna
1988 One day, isang araw -
Silang mga sisiw sa lansangan Teresa Perlas
1986 God's Little Children Anna


Year Film award/critics Award
2016 30th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Supporting Actress Awardee for Little Nanay
2015 63rd FAMAS Best Supporting Actress Nomination for Hustisya
2014 5th Golden Screen TV Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Nomination for Mundo Mo'y Akin
2009 23rd PMPC Star Awards for TV Female Face of the Night winner
Best Single Performance by an Actress for Obra butch episode- !
SOP Tag Awards Female Kapuso Fun Favorite Nominee '
2008 22nd PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Actress Awardee for Impostora [18]
2007 21st PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Actress Awardee for Bakekang[19]
2006 3rd Gawad Amerika Awards Best Actress Awardee for Encantadia
20th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Drama Actress Nominee for Encantadia: Pag-ibig Hanggang Wakas
54th PMPC Star Awards for Movies Best Supporting Actress Nomination for Mulawin The Movie
USTv Students' Choice Awards Students' Choice for Best Actress Nominee for Encantadia
2005 18th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Single Performance by an Actress Nominee for Magpakailanman: Silang Mga Inihabilin ng Langit
2nd ENPRESS Golden Screen Entertainment TV Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Awardee for Encantadia
Kapuso's Viewers Choice Awards Idol Mong Anti-Bida Nominee for Encantadia
53rd PMPC Star Awards for Movies Best Supporting Actress Nominee for Sabel
53rd FAMAS Awards
Film Academy of the Philippines Awards
Metro Manila Film Festival
2004 1st ENPRESS Golden Screen Entertainment TV Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Special Awardee for Magpakailanman: Babangon Din Ang Kahapon
2003 16th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Single Performance by an Actress Nominee for Magpakailanman: Kakaibang Mukha Ng Pag-ibig
1995 FAMAS Best Child Actress for Kahit Butas ng Karayom, Papasukin Ko


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  6. "Entertainment - Home of Kapuso shows and stars". Retrieved 14 January 2014.
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  8. "Teleserye "Impostora" nina Iza Calzado, at Sunshine Dizon hit na hit sa bansang Cambodia. | Kakulay Entertainment Blog". Retrieved 14 January 2014.
  9. "Sunshine Dizon, and Iza Calzado reunite in "Impostora" | The Number One Site for Philippine Showbiz". Retrieved 14 January 2014.
  10. "Ara, no hope na maging Bakekang; si Sunshine Dizon ang napili sa title role!". Retrieved 14 January 2014.
  11.  Updated 27 August 2006 - 12:00am (27 August 2006). "How Sunshine Dizon became Bakekang | Cebu Entertainment, The Freeman Sections, The Freeman". Retrieved 14 January 2014.
  12. "Magpakailanman presents: 'Sa Mata ng Daluyong: The Typhoon Yolanda Tragedy' | Showbiz | GMA News Online". 28 November 2013. Retrieved 14 January 2014.
  13. "Sunshine Dizon portrays life story of comedienne Arlene Tolibas this Saturday in 'Magpakailanman'". Retrieved 14 January 2014.
  14. "Press Release: Sunshine Dizon is 'Lucy Aroma' this Saturday in 'Magpakailanman' | taking a break". 12 January 2013. Retrieved 14 January 2014.
  15.  (The Freeman) (11 January 2013). "Sunshine Dizon returns to acting in Magpakailanman | Cebu Entertainment, The Freeman Sections, The Freeman". Retrieved 14 January 2014.
  16. Sunshine Dizon makes screen comeback via Obra
  17. Rhian Ramos, Sunshine Dizon and Robin Padilla to star in GMA Films' "Sundo"
  18. GMA 7 wins Best Station
  19. First read on pep: ABS-CBN named Best TV Station at PMPC Star Awards for TV

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