Through the mid-1980s, this Filipino actor received FAMAS and FAP Honours for his roles in, respectively, The Unfaithful Wife and Paradise Inn. He later on appeared in movies and tv series such as for example Mulawin: The Film and Rio del Mar. When he was simply fifteen years of age, he produced his display debut in the tv screen series Araw-Araw, Gabi-Gabi. His delivery name was Michael Edward Gil Eigenmann; he later on used the professional name of Michael De Mesa. His a lot more than two-decade relationship to fellow FAMAS-winning entertainer Gina Alajar led to actor sons called AJ, Geoff, and Ryan. Ten years after separating from Alajar, he wedded jazz dancer Julie Reyes. He was raised in a family group of entertainers: his parents, Rosemarie Gil and Eddie Mesa, both experienced successful acting professions, as do his siblings Tag and Cherie Gil.