Kristina Bernadette Cojuangco Aquino , professionally known as Kris Aquino, is a Filipino talk show host, actress, producer, entrepreneur, product endorser, and writer. She has hosted talk shows and game shows, and also starred in movies and selected television series. She is the youngest daughter of former Philippine senator Benigno S. Aquino, Jr., and Corazon CojuangcoAquino, who served as the 11th President of the Philippines. Her brother is Benigno S. Aquino, III, the 15th President of the Philippines.
Aquino was born in Quezon City, Philippines, to Corazon C. Aquino and Benigno S. Aquino, Jr. who was at the time, a senator of the Ferdinand Marcos regime. The youngest of five children, her siblings are Maria Elena Ballsy AquinoCruz, Aurora Corazon Pinky AquinoAbellada, incumbent Philippine President Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III, and Victoria Elisa Viel AquinoDee. She is the cousin of actress and equestrienne Mikee Cojuangco and the niece of Philippine Olympic Committee president Jose Peping Cojuangco, Jr. She has Chinese, Spanish, and Kapampangan ancestry. When she was still a baby, her father was arrested and was sent to jail while her mother raised her and her siblings.