Marife Necesito is a Filipino actress on stage, film, and television productions. After portraying several obscure roles, she was cast in the film Mammoth with Mexican actor Gael García Bernal and American actress Michelle Williams.
Early life and career
Necesito was born in Manila and raised in Valenzuela City, a suburb of Metro Manila which at that time was part of Bulacan Province. After finishing high school at St. Jude Academy in Valenzuela's Malinta district, she pursued creative writing for Tagalog komiks and romance novels. When the komiks industry went downhill, she then shifted to acting for theater where she was trained by senior thespians Cecile Guidote-Alvarez and Angie Ferro. Her theatrical stint paved the way for her to act for television commercials and independent films.
Role in Mammoth
In Mammoth, Necesito portrays the role of Gloria, a mother of two sons who leaves the Philippines to work as a nanny of the daughter (Sophie Nyweide) of an American couple played by Gael García Bernal and Michelle Williams. When Bernal's character goes to Thailand for a business trip, he decides to change his life that would set off a chain of events that impact the rest of the family, including Gloria. Necesito bested other local actresses in the auditions, which she revealed took more than a year, including Alessandra de Rossi, Chin Chin Gutierrez, Joyce Jimenez, and Pinky Amador. She said in an interview with Philippine Daily Inquirer that she considers Mammoth as her biggest break so far.
|1996||Mumbaki||Village Woman||Butch Perez|
|1998||Sa Pusod ng Dagat||Maya's friend||Marilou Diaz Abaya|
|2001||Going Back||Dong Ha bargirl||Sidney J. Furie|
|2003||Kikay: Kaakit-akit, Kaaya-aya, Kikiligin Ka||Cesar Abella|
|2004||Ebolusyon ng Isang Pamilyang Pilipino||Gilda||Lav Diaz|
|2006||Pandanggo||Aling Espie||Ruelo Lozendo|
|2008||Heremias Book Two: The Legend of Tagabulag Island||Lav Diaz|
|2008||Tropical Manila||Kara||Sang-woo Lee|
|2008||Black Market Love||Momma||Peter Jacksen Choi|
|2009||Fidel (2009 film)||Jovi||Mark Shandii Bacolod|
|2009||Pitik Bulag||Merly||Gil Portes|
|2011||Mondomanila||Mother Mariya||Khavn Dela Cruz|
|2011||Taksikab||Marife||Archie Del Mundo|
|2011||Brod||Mrs Parapara||Ray Gibraltar|
|2011||Graceland||Mrs. Marcy Changho||Ron Morales|
|2011||Lilet Never Happened||Jacco Groen|
|2011||Darkest Night||Agira Espino||Noel Tan|
|2011||Sponsor||Delia||Mark Shandii Bacolod|
|2016||Be My Lady||Dahlia||Roderick Lindayag|
|2016-2018||Ika-6 na Utos||Yaya Vicky||Laurice Guillen|
- Nepales, Ruben V.. "Pinay lands important role in Williams-Bernal starrer", Philippine Daily Inquirer, September 19, 2008.
- Villasanta, Boy. "Filipina actress in 'love triangle' with two Hollywood stars", ABS-CBN News, April 27, 2008.