John Lloyd Cruz is a famous actor and model in the Philippines. He is remembered for his successive box-office hit movies such as One More Chance, A Very Special Love, and You Changed My Life.
Real Name: John Lloyd Espidol Cruz
Nickname: Lloydie, JLC, Juward, Idan
Birthdate: June 24, 1983
Birthplace: Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Father: Luisito Llora Cruz
Mother: Aida Espidol-Cruz
Height: 1.78 m
Elementary: Marikina Catholic School
High School: ABS-CBN Distance Learning Center
John Lloyd had been romantically linked with several actresses in the past. The most recent is Ellen Adarna with whom he has a baby boy. Previously, he was in love with Kaye Abad when they were working together in the drama Tabing Ilog. Later, he became the boyfriend of Ciara Sotto. After that, he dated Liz Uy whom he met in Hongkong. In 2009, he and Ruffa Gutierez were in a romantic relationship. Then Shaina Magdayao came along. The two split in 2012. Next in line was Angelica Panganiban.
John entered showbiz at the age of 12 when he appeared in the defunct Calvento Files TV program. At 14, he became a member of ABS-CBN’s Star Magic.
John Lloyd has been a part of ABS-CBN’s ASAP since 1997. He appeared almost regularly in previous episodes of Maala-ala Mo Kaya. In 2017, he was one of the cast in the drama La Luna Sangre
In 1997, John Lloyd made his debut in film with his appearance in Ikaw Pala ang Mahal Ko. This was followed successively by Nagbibinata (1998), Oo Na, Mahal Na Kung Mahal (1999), Gimik: The Reunion. (1999) and Forevermore (2002).
In 2003, his stardom truly arrived when he was cast in My First Romance which became his first box-office hit. Subsequent films were Now That I Have You (2004), Dubai (2005), Close to You (2006), All About Love (2006), One More Chance (2007), A Very Special Love (2008), My Only You (2008), You Change My Life (2009), In My Life (2009)
In 2010, he was cast in Miss You Like Crazy opposite Bea Alonzo. That sae year, he was paired with Toni Gonzaga in My Amnesia Girl. The following year, he team-up with Angel Locsin in the film Unofficially Yours. Later movies were The Mistress, 24/7 in Love, It Takes A Man And A Woman, The Trial, A Second Chance, Honor Thy Father, A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery, Just the 3 of Us, The Woman Who Left, and Finally Found Someone (2017).
2005 – PMPC Star Award for Movies for Movie Supporting Actor of the Year (Dubai)
2005 – FAMAS Award for Best Supporting Actor (Dubai)
2006 – FAP Luna Award for Best Actor (All About Love)
2009 – Gawad PASADO Award for Best Actor (In My Life)
2010 – FAMAS Award for Best Actor (Miss You Like Crazy)
See also: Top Actors from the Philippines