Ronnie Lazaro is a Gawad Urian Award-winning Filipino film and television actor, producer, casting and art director.
He has received many nominations throughout his career as an actor, nine of which were for Best Supporting Actor, and two for Best Actor. His films received recognition not only in the Philippines but also in international film festivals such as Cannes, Berlin and Hong Kong. The short film Anino, where he played the lead, received the Palme d’Or in Cannes Film Festival in 2000. He is currently working on a saga, Heremias, with Filipino director Lav Diaz, the first part of which has been shown for exhibition in the 23rd Turin Film Festival. He has also performed in several foreign projects filmed both in the Philippines and abroad.
Lazaro is also active in television and has appeared in various soap operas, such as Kamada, winner of the Dove Awards in 1997, and Anna Luna, where he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in 1990.
Lazaro was born in Negros Occidental, Philippines. His roots are in theatre: He co-directed an improvisational play entitled Pugakhang in 1979, and has toured nationwide to stage several plays including Hiblang Abo, which he co-produced.