Actress Erich Gonzales is Erika Chryselle Gonzales Gancayco in real life. She was born on September 20, 1990 in Cebu City. She was raised in Davao City and took her high school in Holy Cross College of Sasa, also in Davao. She also took her college degree in Trinity University of Asia with Mass Communication as her course.
Erich Gonzales' career in showbiz started when she became the grand questor in the reality talent searh in ABS-CBN's Star Circle Quest in 2005. After her stint in the reality show, Erich appeared in "OK Fine, 'To Ang Gusto Nyo", a sitcom which was top billed by Aga Muhlach, Edu Manzano, Rica Peralejo and others.
Erich is also a regular performer and host in the teen variety show "ASAP Fanatic" every Sunday in the Kapamily Network. She then appeared in "Mga Anghel na Walang Langit", another ABS-CBN series which depicted the plight of exploited and unfortunate children.
After her hosting stint in Most Requested Show, Erich was casted in Carlo J. Caparas' "Ang Panday" in which she appeared in the second episode with her role as the present Violeta Golda.
In 2006, Erich Gonzales appeared in "Maalaala Mo Kaya" in the episode "Regalo" in which she portrayed the role of Con-Con Hernandez. The other TV appearance of Erich in that year is "Calla Lily" which was top billed by Sharlene San Pedro of "Goin' Bulilit". Erich portrayed the role of Diday wh oprovided some kilig factors in the series in her love story with Jigo as portrayed by Rodjun Cruz.
2007 was a better year for Erich. Her first project in that year was "Sana Maulit Muli" which was topbilled by Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson. It was a soap opera in the prime time slot which even had it's airplay in Taiwan. Her next project was "Star Magic Presents: Abt Ur Luv, Ur Lyf 2" where she played the role of Waling-Waling Agila.
Erich then returned to "Maalaala Mo Kaya" in the episode "Feeding Bottle". Then a new role was given to her in the series "Super Inggo 1.5: Ang Bagong Bangis" in which her character has the power to bring back the dead to life in zombie form. Although it was just a supporting role, it was a totally new experience for her. Then another fantasy series casted Erich in "Pedro Pendulo at ang mga Engkantao" in which shw appeared in episode 5 titled "Manananggal".
Erich Gonzales started the year 2008 with two appearances in "Your Song Presents" in the episodes "Bakit Labis Kitang Mahal" and "Muntik Na Kitang Minahal". She then appeared in another supporting role in "Kung Fu Kids" then back to "Maalaala Mo Kaya: in the eposode "Flowers".
She then landed to a minor role in "Ligaw Na Bulaklak" which was top billed by Roxanne Guinoo and Ara Mina. A bigger role was given to her in "Pieta", a TV remake of a movie of the same title.
2009 is the biggest break in the career of Erich Gonzales. She started the year with "Midnight DJ" in TV5 then a return to "Maalaala Mo Kaya" in the episode "Pansit". She then had a special participation in the hit "Agimat: Ang Mga Alamat ni Ramon Revilla Presents: Tiagong Akyat".
Then her biggest break, the prime time series "Katorse" with her role as Nene. The series became a nationwide hit that it topped the charts in the TV ratings game during it's airtime. That was also the beginning of the Erich Gonzales - Enchong Dee love team.
Another big project followed "Katorse" which featured Erich in "Tangning Yaman" which was also a hit. Next project was "Magkaribal" which also featured Bea Alonzo, Gretchen Barretto, Derek Ramsay and Enchong Dee. It was a drama but filled with fashion which became a nationwide hit during it's airing.
Erich also appeared in smaller projects such as "Wansapanataym", "Shout OUt!", and another stint in "Maalaala Mo Kaya" in the episode "Toga", She also appeared as guest in the different shows like "Gandang Gabi, Vice", "Kris TV", "Happy Yippee Yehey!" and "The Price is Right".
Erich hit another big show in 2011 with "Maria La Del Barrio" as the lead role in portraying the role of Maria Hernandez. This is the biggest show of Erich as of this writing. It is a local TV remake of a Mexican novela top billed by actress Thalia.
Erich Gonzales Movies/TV Shows
Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang
"Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang" is the first major project of Erich Gonzales in the post Enchong-Erich loveteam. This time, Erich is paired with hunk Derek Ramsay. The movie is a horror suspense genre which was directed by Richard Somes and Enrico Santos under Star Cinema and Skylight Films.
The supporting cast includes Tetchie Agbayani, Jeffrey Quizon, Sharlene San Pedro, Mark Gil and many more. The movie is about love stories of ghosts wherein the period is set to the Japanese rule.