Full Name: Andre Nicholas Alonzo Forster Paras
Birthday: November 1, 1995
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California
Height: 6’4”ft/in | 193.0cm
Occupation: Actor, basketball player, model, dancer, singer
Andre Paras Profile
Andre Paras is a Filipino actor, model, host, and athlete. He is known for his role as Bradley Castillo in “The Half Sisters,” Bryan Ford in “That’s My Amboy,” and Ralph Vergara in the Philippine adaptation of “Descendants of the Sun.”
Andre Paras is a Filipino professional basketball player for the Blackwater Bossing of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). He is the son of former basketball player Benjie Paras and brother of Kobe Paras. He is also an actor, model, dancer and singer. He is the best known for his role as Chad Jimenez in the film adaptation of Diary ng Panget. Paras is most seen in GMA Network and most known for playing the role of Bradley Castillo in the hit melodrama The Half Sisters. After the success of The Half Sisters, Andre Paras and Barbie Forteza paired again in That’s My Amboy which aired on 2016.
Andre Paras was born on November 1, 1995 in Los Angeles, California to a PBA legend Benjie Paras and former actress Jackie Forster. He also has a younger brother, Kobe Para, who also plays basketball.
Andre Paras played for La Salle Greenhills in high school. In college, he played for the University of the Philippines (UP) Fighting Maroons like his father. In 2014, Paras transferred from University of the Philippines to San Beda College with the intention of playing for the San Beda Red Lions. After a year of studying in UP and playing as a rookie for the UP Fighting Maroons, he opted to transfer for not being able to balance his studies and acting career due to his hectic work schedule in his drama series The Half Sisters. He also said that although it was his dream to study in UP, he didn’t want to have a bad reputation in the university.
Andre Paras also said that his departure from the UP didn’t become an issue between him and his erstwhile teammates. The 6-foot-4 Andre will be joining San Beda, which has won four straight NCAA titles, after going through a winless season with the UP Fighting Maroons the prior season. Paras would then quit school to pursue an acting career.
Andre Paras ready to be a full-time basketball player
Andre Paras assured that his full commitment is in basketball after being selected by Blackwater in the third round of the PBA Draft recently.
The son of two-time PBA MVP Benjie Paras was drafted in the third round by Blackwater. He has signed a two-year offer from the Bossing.
The 25-year-old Paras admitted he was surprised that he was even selected because of the depth of the record draft pool.
“I honestly thought na hindi ako mada-draft or baka fourth round. When I saw the line-up of the draftees for this year, I was very honored to be a part of it because grabe ang talent nila. I’ve seen a lot of guys play in college or when they were in college. ‘Yung iba, international. ‘Yung iba, nakita ko lang sa highlights.
“Just to be part of this draft class with these guys is already like a bucket list achievement. For me kasi, ang talented nila at ang gagaling nila. I wouldn’t be surprised if I would not have been drafted because I know that the teams will be needing these kinds of talents in their team,” said Paras.