Dimples Romana, born Dianne Marie Romana on November 13, 1984 in Parañaque, Metro Manila, is a Filipina actress and commercial model. She can portray all sort of characters with ease, be it the protagonist’s best friend or an evil villainess. Because of her impeccable acting abilities, Dimples has become one of the most bankable supporting actresses of her generation.
She took up Bachelor of Science in Tourism in the University of Sto. Tomas and also finished International Hospitality Management Major in Culinary Arts at Enderun College.
Dimples first appeared in ABS-CBN shows including the primetime soap opera starring Judy Ann Santos, Esperanza (1997) and the youth-oriented television drama series, Tabing Ilog (1999), with other teen stars Paula Peralejo, John Lloyd Cruz, Patrick Garcia, Jodi Sta. Maria, Paolo Contis, Desiree del Valle, Baron Geisler and Kaye Abad. In 2002, Dimples was cast as John Lloyd Cruz’ character’s best friend in the hit teleserye, Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay, which also starred Lorna Tolentino and Bea Alonzo.
She was already starting to set a name in Philippine show business when she decided to marry non-showbiz boyfriend Boyet Ahmee. She was just 19 years old then and showbiz had to take a back seat because she got pregnant. They have a daughter named Cal.
After a couple of years, Dimples started to re-enter showbiz via the movies All My Life and Minsan Pa. She also started to accept TV projects which included Carlo J. Caparas’ Ang Panday, Sineserye Presents: May Minamahal, Lobo, Only You and Geroge and Cecil. In 2012, Dimples was cast as Criselda Barrameda, the primary antagonist in the the hit fantaserye, Rod Santiago’s Agua Bendita, starring then new-comer Andi Eigenmann.
Her next TV project was the 2012 remake of the 1992 drama, Mara Clara, where she played Alvira Del Valle. Dimples also appeared in several episodes of the award-wiining drama anthology, Maalala Mo Kaya, including the Ninoy and Cory Story, where she played Imelda Marcos. Other Kapamilya shows Dimples appeared in included 100 Days To Heaven, Ikaw Ay Pag-Ibig, Lorenzo’s Time, and most recently, A Beautiful Affair.
Dimples Romana currently hosts Kabuhayang Swak na Swak, an informative program about setting up and maintaining a certain business, alongside Bobby Yan.