Sam Milby
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Milby in 2015
Samuel Lloyd Milby

(1984-05-23) May 23, 1984 (age 37)
Troy, Ohio, United States[1]
  • Actor
  • model
  • singer
Years active2005–present
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Partner(s)Catriona Gray (2020-present)
RelativesAda Milby
Musical career
InstrumentsGuitar, piano, vocals

Samuel Lloyd Milby (Tagalog pronunciation: [ˈmilbɪ], born May 23, 1984)[1] is a Filipino-American actor, musician, guitarist, model, recording artist, and businessman. In 2005, Milby decided to seriously pursue a career in show business and modeling.


Samuel Lloyd Milby was born on May 23, 1984 in Troy, Ohio, the youngest child of Elsie Ronquillo Lacia (born March 15, 1958, Tago, Surigao del Sur),[2] and Lloyd William Milby (born October 21, 1934, Dayton, Ohio), an entrepreneur.[1][3]

Sam Milby was raised in Tipp City, Ohio. At age nine, he trained and lived with his ice-skating coach, and was home schooled until he was 15. He competed in numerous major ice skating competitions, including the Junior Nationals. He and his skating partner of four years won silver and other awards in the course of his serious skating stint.[citation needed]

Returning to the Philippines in 2005, Milby decided to seriously pursue a career in show business and modeling. He landed bit roles in some ads before obtaining a lead role in Close Up's TV commercial with Barbie Almalbis. He subsequently joined Pinoy Big Brother, which featured 12 men and women from different walks of life; Milby was not one of the original 12, but joined the cast when one of the contestants left the house. After this, he became an actor and recording artist and signed a contract with ABS-CBN. His first major film debut was Close to You, produced by ABS-CBN subsidiary Star Cinema and co-starring John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo.[citation needed]

In early 2006, Milby released a self-titled debut album. His concert, titled "Heartthrobs," was performed at the Music Museum on February 2 and 3, 2007. It was repeated on March 17, 2007 following the big success of the first concert. His first major solo concert, "Sam Milby: Rockoustic Heartthrob," occurred at the Aliw Theater on October 25, 2008. He also performed in several concerts in USA, Canada, Asia, and Europe.

In 2012, Milby spent three months in the United States, taking part in auditions in New York. He also performed in concerts and tours, playing Lazarus for one night in the Broadway musical Godspell, and guest-starring in Anna Maria's Benefit Concert in New York with Anna Maria's Godspell costars Corbin Bleu, Wallace Smith, Nick Blaemire, Eric Krop, and George Salazar.

In 2013 Milby joined PETA campaign to remove Mali, the only captive elephant in the Philippines, from the Manila zoo, and have her transferred to Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary in Thailand.[4]

Milby took part in the Cannes Film Festival in 2013, where the Adolfo Alix Jr. movie Death March, in which he had acted, was screened in Un Certain Regard section.

Personal life

On May 23, 2020, Milby revealed that he is in a relationship with Miss Universe 2018, Catriona Gray.[5]


Sam Milby in April 2010.


Other appearances

  • 2006, "Langit Na Naman", on Hotsilog: The ASAP Hotdog Compilation
  • 2007, "You and I," "Can't Cry Hard Enough," "In Love with You", on Maging Sino Ka Man Soundtrack
  • 2012, "After All" on "A Beautiful Affair OST"
  • 2014, "And I Love You So", "Chasing Cars" on Star Cinema (20th Year Commemorative Album)



Year Title Role Network
2005 Pinoy Big Brother Himself/Contestant ABS-CBN
2006–present ASAP Host/Performer
2006 Star Magic Presents: Tender Loving Care Calvin
Maging Sino Ka Man Jaime "JB" Roxas Berenguer
Your Song: I've Fallen in Love Stephen
2007 Your Song Presents: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do Will
Your Song Presents: Ikaw Lamang
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Pilat Jeffrey
Maging Sino Ka Man: Ang Pagbabalik Jaime "JB" Roxas Berenguer
2008–2009 Dyosa Prinsipe Adonis
2009 Only You Theodore "TJ" Javier Jr.
Your Song Presents: Someone To Love Morrie Smith
May Bukas Pa Jeff
2010 Precious Hearts Romances Presents:Impostor Anthony Florencio
1DOL Vincent "Vince" Serrano
2011 Your Song Presents: Kim Ronnie
Mara Clara Mara's Sweet 16 Escort
100 Days to Heaven Roel Villanueva
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Piano Charles Buenafe
2012 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Journal Nono Revilleza
Wansapanataym: I'll Be Home For Christmas Carl
2013 Kahit Konting Pagtingin Adam Ledesma
Toda Max Doc Milby
Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala Eros Diomedes
2014 Minute to Win It Himself
Mars Ravelo's Dyesebel Liro
2015 Nathaniel Anghel Armen
2015–2017 Doble Kara Sebastian "Seb" Acosta
2018–2019 Halik Ace Corpuz
2020 The Tapes Sonny Cruz iWant
2020–2021 Ang sa Iyo ay Akin Gabriel Villarosa Kapamilya Channel


Year Title Role Film Outfit
2006 Close to You Lance Star Cinema
You Are the One Will Derby / Vernard Garcia
2007 You Got Me Lt. Kevin Robles
2008 My Big Love Macky Galvez
My Only Ü Cameo Role
Cul De Sac Hero First Indie Film
2009 And I Love You So Chris Panlilio Star Cinema
Ang Tanging Pamilya: A Marry Go Round Prince Price
2010 Babe, I Love You Nicolas "Nico" Veneracion Borromeo Star Cinema and Viva Films
Third World Happy (Indie Film) West / Wesley Cinema One Originals
2011 Forever and a Day Eugene Star Cinema
2012 This Guy's in Love with U Mare! Cameo Role Star Cinema and Viva Films
24/7 in Love Charles Padilla Star Cinema
2013 Four Sisters and a Wedding Tristan Harris
Death March Roy Cook Indie Film
Kimmy Dora: Ang Kiyemeng Prequel Rodin Bartoletti Spring Films, MJM Productions, and Quantum Films
2014 Starting Over Again Cameo Role Star Cinema
The Gifted Mark Ferrer/Marco Yuzon Viva Films
2015 The Prenup Sean Billones Regal Entertainment
2016 Camp Sawi Louie/Camp Master Viva Films
The Third Party Max Labrador Star Cinema
2018 Ang Pambansang Third Wheel Neo Viva Films
Mary, Marry Me Peter "Pete" Cummings TEN17P and
2019 3pol Trobol: Huli Ka Balbon! Andrew CCM Film Productions
2020 Hayop Ka! The Nimfa Dimaano Story Iñigo Villanueva Spring Films
Rocketsheep Studio

Awards and nominations

Year Award Giving Body Category Nominated Work Results
2006 19th Aliw Awards Best New Male Artist N/A Won
36th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards Most Promising Male Singer N/A Won
20th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best New Male TV Personality ASAP Won
22nd PMPC Star Awards for Movies New Movie Actor of the Year You Are the One Won
ENPRESS Golden Screen Awards Breakthrough Performance by an Actor Nominated
1st ASAP Pop Viewers' Choice Awards Pop Screen Kiss(shared with Toni Gonzaga) Won
Pop Movie Theme Song(shared with Toni Gonzaga) You Are the One (song from the movie You Are the One) Won
Anak TV Seal Awards Top 10 Most Admired Male Personality N/A Included
2007 MYX Music Awards Favorite Male Artist N/A Nominated[6]
37th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards Prince of Philippines Movies You Are the One Won
2nd ASAP Pop Viewers' Choice Awards Pop Screen Kiss You Got Me Won
21st PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Drama Actor Maging Sino Ka Man Nominated
2008 Star Magic Ball Awards Most Chandon Sparkling Couple of the Night(shared with Anne Curtis) N/A Won
22nd PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Drama Actor Maging Sino Ka Man: Ang Pagbabalik Nominated
2009 Dangal ng Bayan Awards Best Actor Only You Won
Best Male Performing Artist Love Duets Won
2010 Gawad Pasado Awards Best Actor And I Love You So Nominated
7th Golden Screen Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Drama) Nominated
5th ASAP Pop Viewers' Choice Awards Pop Pin-Up Boy N/A Won
Pop Love Team(shared with Anne Curtis) Babe, I Love You Won
2011 35th Gawad Urian Awards Best Actor Third World Happy Nominated
6th Myx Music Awards Favorite Myx Celebrity VJ N/A Nominated
Eastwood City Walk of Fame Celebrity Inductee Acting, Singing, musician, Endorsing Won
2012 25th Awit Awards Best Ballad Recording "Hindi Kita Iiwan" Won
7th Myx Music Awards Favorite Mellow Video Nominated


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