Alex Vincent Medina
Alex Vincent Medina (born May 26, 1986), also known as Alex Medina, is a Filipino film and television actor. He is known for his roles in various indie films. He recently portrayed Diego/Joshua in the soap opera Ina, Kapatid, Anak. He is the son of Pen Medina and brother of Ping Medina.
Medina won the best actor award in the Cinema One Originals Film Festival for the movie, Palitan.
Alex Medina was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. He is the son of veteran Filipino actor Pen Medina. He has three brothers: Karl, Ping and Victor, who are also actors. He also has three younger siblings: Japs, Victor, and Zeth.
Medina studied Marketing and Corporate Communications at San Beda College until he dropped out to focus on his acting career.
Medina started acting in student films for fine arts majors at the University of the Philippines, Diliman (UP-Dilman). His on-screen debut was in the film Concerto in 2008. This movie, set in the World War II era, was part of the Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival and received accolades and positive feedback.
In 2009, Medina signed a management agreement with Manny Valera. He subsequently played supporting roles in several films including Fidel and Iliw.
In 2011, he was cast in the film Ka Oryang playing a minor role, but he was brought to the attention of various directors and independent film makers when his later films received accolades locally and internationally.
In 2012, he starred in the UP-Diliman film Balang Araw directed by Archie Dimaculangan. The following month, he worked on several different indie films including Mariposa: Sa Hawla Ng Gabi and Pascalina.
Medina's next big role was in Palitan, in which he played the main character Nestor, a desperate, underdog employee who is deeply in debt to his boss. Nestor was a daring role and featured his first appearance in an erotic scene in a motion picture. His work in the film was well received by critics. His last indie film in 2012 was Supremo, in which he played a supporting role.
In the 2012 Cinema One Originals Film Festival, Medina's indie films won various awards including: Mariposa: Sa Hawla Ng Gabi which won an award for Michael Espanol for Best Production Design; Pascalina, and Palitan for which he won Best Actor while his co-star Mara Lopez won Best Actress.