Denise got her break in show business after director and Star Magic’s big boss Johnny Manahan discovered her in a play staged by Repertory Philippines. Her first television project was in Ang TV 2, followed by a supporting role in the teleserye Pangako Sa ‘Yo.
As a teen, Denise joined the cast of the Singapore production of MTV Asia’s Rogue and returned to her local showbiz roots to star in the Philippine dramas Precious Hearts Romances Presents Bud Brothers, You’re Mine, Only Mine, Midnight Phantom, Kristine, Pintada and Paraiso. She was also paired with actor Rafael Rosel in the series Dahil Sa Pag-Ibig and played one of the major roles in the teleseries Annaliza and Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita.
Denise joined and won as Grand Winner in the second season of the celebrity impersonation competition Your Face Sounds Familiar, where she had the chance to stun both the judges and the viewers with her talent in singing. She is currently part of the all-girl trio hosting Lifestyle Network’s Modern Girls.