Born Mariko Nicolette Egger de la Cruz in Tokyo, Japan, to Ernie de la Cruz and an Austrian mother named Angelika Egger, she grew up in Malabon City and Caloocan City, Philippines. She was raised with two brothers and one sister; tragically, her brother Edward died in a 2010 automobile accident.
Notable for her appearances in the Philippine youth sketch comedy series Goin Bulilit, Cruz is also known for her work in Maalaala Mo Kaya and Mirabella and in the Star Cinema film T2.
She entered the entertainment industry as a contestant on the 2006 season of Star Circle Summer Kid Quest.
She received a 2010 PMPC Star Award for Best Child Film Actress.
|2015||You're My Home||Jennifer||ABS-CBN|
|2013||Luv U||Marjorie "Marj" de Silva||ABS-CBN|
|2012||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Panyo||Rio Santos||ABS-CBN|
|2011||Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin||Marcelo Gabrielle Young||ABS-CBN|
|2011||Wansapanataym: Cacai Kikay||Cacai||ABS-CBN|
|2011||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Itak||Young Jovel||ABS-CBN|
|2010||M3 (Malay Mo Ma-develop)||Ara||ABS-CBN|
|2009||Maalaala mo kaya||young Chen||ABS-CBN|
|2009||Dahil May Isang Ikaw||Young Angel||ABS-CBN|
|2009||Kambal sa Uma||Young Vira||ABS-CBN|
|2009||Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Bud Brothers||Young Betchay||ABS-CBN|
|2008||Iisa Pa Lamang||Young Sofia Castillejos||ABS-CBN|
|2008||Eva Fonda||Elena de Jesus||ABS-CBN|
|2006||Star Circle Summer Kid Ques||Herself / Kid Questor||ABS-CBN|
|2009||Ang darling kong Aswang||Angel|
|2007||My Kuya's Wedding||Young Yvette|
|2009||Ang Darling Kong Aswang||Angel|
|2010||RPG Metanoia||May / Cassandra (voice)|
ABS-CBN’s hit legal drama “Ipaglaban Mo” tackles the story of a father who committed parricide after poisoning his own daughter this Saturday (Apr 30). Richelle (Mika Dela Cruz) is a college student deeply in love with her sweetheart Emman (Joshua Garcia). Despite their young love, Emman knows that Richelle’s priorities are her education and family. They are very much in love with each other that they even made dreams together.
Richelle’s father Narsing (Raymond Bagatsing), however, is not in favor of their relationship and demands that his daughter end her relationship with Emman. But the young girl continues to disobey him, until rage urges Narsing to force her to drink poison, which led to her death. Will Richelle get the justice she deserves? Will Narsing’s family stand witness against him?
Don’t miss the “Lason” episode of “Ipaglaban Mo,” directed by Carlo Artillaga this Saturday (April 30) after “It’s Showtime” on ABS-CBN.
After the successful finale of the primetime drama series "You're My Home," teen actress Mika dela Cruz is returning to heavy drama on the Saturday episode of the legal drama series "Ipaglaban Mo." She will play the role of a child abuse victim. On Thursday, the 17-year-old dela Cruz promoted the upcoming episode and entertained questions from fans through Kapamilya Chat. A netizen then asked dela Cruz if she is ready to entertain suitors as she turns 18 this year.
"Never pa po akong nagka-boyfriend, ever. So, mag e-eighteen na ako, so medyo kabado ako sa future kung anong magiging reaction ng family ko," she said.
A certified "ate's girl," she added that her suitors must first seek the approval of her sister, actress Angelica dela Cruz, before they start courting her.
"Sasakalin po ako ng ate ko," she quipped. "Siyempre, lahat po ng babae dadaan sa ganun e. In-expect ko naman po na medyo ganun po ang mangyayari sa akin."
The young stars of "You're My Home" Mika dela Cruz, Paul Salas and Sam Concepcion appeared on the morning show "Umagang Kay Ganda" on Monday, ahead of the soap's debut later that day.
ABS-CBN's newest family drama series, which is headlined by Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta, will air after "On The Wings of Love."
"Sobra po excited. Ang tagal naming hinintay," dela Cruz said.
"We have stellar cast. I think 'yun ang aabangan ng tao. We have Char-Dawn on screen again, Jessy Mendiola and JC de Vera. It's great set of people sa isang serye. Sabi nga ni direk Jerry Sineneng, our director, na piling-pili lang talaga, " Concepcion added.
Watch out Mika this Coming Sunday on Matangalawin,she will be there together with nash and aaron so dont forget to watch!..thanks.
Ang Darling Kong Aswang is a 2009 film starring Vic aka “Bossing” Sotto and Cristine Reyes. Ang Darling Kong Aswang movie is said to be an entry in the Metro Manila Film Festival. The movie features high-end effects which is best suit for its genre as fantasy, horror and comedy. Ang Darling Kong Aswang is directed by Tony Y. Reyes.
Vic Sotto’s famous sidekick, Ritchie d’Horsie is coming back to give audience an old fashion comedian-character. While Ang Darling Kong Aswang movie best suits for children, teenage boys and adults are most probably after for l“awang” which is played by FHM’s Sexiest Woman of 2009, Cristine Reyes.
The September 19 episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya features the dramatic prowess of veteran actor Ronaldo Valdez and rising child star Mika dela Cruz in a heart-warming story about family. Mika plays the role of young Chen who has always been an avid fan of Philippine folklore because it was what her Lolo Uge (Valdez) instilled in her.
But unlike other kids who eventually outgrow their fascination with mythical creatures such as dwarves and fairies, Chen believes that they have the power to cure her mom’s cancer. But when her mom suddenly dies, she begins to hate her grandfather for telling her the stories which she now sees as lies. Will she ever forgive Lolo Uge for encouraging her to hold on to her fantasies? Catch Maalaala Mo Kaya right after The Singing Bee on ABS-CBN.