Maria Armida "Amy" Parale Perez-Castillo (Tagalog: [ˈɐmɪ ˈpɛrɛs kasˈtiʎo]; born September 5, 1969), also known as Tyang Amy, is a Filipino television and radio presenter. Noted for her strong opinions and distinct brand in hosting,[1] she has since established herself as a dependable figure in morning and noontime variety shows.[2][3] Among the shows she presented or co-hosted include Family Kuarta o Kahon (1986), Eat... Bulaga! (1988), Sa Linggo nAPO Sila (1989), 'Sang Linggo nAPO Sila (1995), Magandang Tanghali Bayan (1998), M.R.S. (2005), Kabuhayang Swak na Swak (2006), Face 2 Face (2010), The Singing Bee (2013) Umagang Kay Ganda (2013) and It's Showtime (2016). She has received a selection of accolades for her work such as five PMPC Star Awards for Television including two wins for "Best Female TV Host" and three Alta Media Icon Awards.

Amy Perez-Castillo
Amy Perez in 2015
Born
Maria Armida Parale Perez

(1969-09-05) September 5, 1969 (age 54)
Quezon City, Philippines
Occupation(s)Host, actress
Years active1986–present
Agents
  • Star Magic (1997–2006)
  • Backroom Inc. (2006–present)
Spouses
Brix Ferraris
(m. 1995; ann. 2014)
Carlo Castillo
(m. 2014)
Children3
RelativesLorna Tolentino (cousin)
Zsa Zsa Padilla (cousin)
YouTube information
ChannelsFun Fun Tyang Amy
Years active2018–present
Genres
  • Travel
  • Lifestyle
  • Comedy
Subscribers617,000
Total views21.6 million
Associated acts
100,000 subscribers2018

Last updated: June 23, 2023

Career

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Perez's earliest big-time gig was co-hosting the noontime variety programs Family Kuarta o Kahon (1986–1990), Eat Bulaga! (1989–1995), Sa Linggo nAPO Sila (1990–1995), 'Sang Linggo nAPO Sila (1995–1998), and Magandang Tanghali Bayan from 1998 until she left in 2002. After two years of absence from variety shows, she was chosen to be one of the hosts for the morning talk-variety show M.R.S.

As an actress, Perez portrayed diverse roles in both television and film. Notable performances include her role as Anne in 'Anak ni Baby Ama' and appearances in 'Flavor of the Month' alongside Joey Marquez and Alma Moreno. These films showcased her comedic talent, earning her recognition. Perez received critical acclaim for her portrayal of Helen in the Robin Padilla-starrer 'Sa Diyos Lang Ako Susuko.' She also featured in 'Petrang Kabayo 2: Ang Ganda-Ganda Ko,' 'Palibhasa Lalake,' 'Ipagpatawad Mo,' 'Tigasin,' and 'Pera o Bayong (Not da TV).'

On the television front, Perez took on roles in dramas such as 'Sa Dulo ng Walang Hanggan' (Mirriam), 'Habang Kapiling Ka' (Divine Ogata), and 'Ikaw sa Puso Ko' in 2004. She also appeared in two episodes of 'Komiks ' in 2006: 'Alpha Omega Girl' and 'Agua Bendita.' Additionally, she starred in the horror flick 'Matakot Ka sa Karma,' directed by Jose Javier Reyes, playing the role of Myrna in the segment entitled 'Kama.'

Her television appearances extended to 'Love Spell' in 2007, where she featured in the episode 'Shoes ko po, Shoes ko Day!' and ' I've Fallen for You,' portraying the character Ninang Beth. In 2019, Perez became the celebrity endorser for Belo Medical Clinic.[4]

Personal life

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Perez and musician Brix Ferraris share a son named Adi. She is also a cousin of veteran actress Lorna Tolentino. Despite filing for annulment from Ferraris, her request was denied by the Supreme Court.[5] Subsequently, Perez entered into a relationship with radio host Carlo Castillo, with whom she has a son born in 2008. [6] In 2012, she confirmed her pregnancy, expecting her second child with Castillo, and announced a one-year leave from 'Face to Face.'

Filmography

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Film

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Year Title Role
1984 Campus Beat Annie
1987 Jack & Jill Bridesmaid
1988 Bobo Cop
1989 Sa Diyos Lang Ako Susuko
1990 Anak ni Baby Ama
Flavor of the Month
Sa Diyos Lang Ako Susuko Helen
Petrang Kabayo 2 (Anong Ganda Mo! Mukha Kang Kabayo) Marianne
1991 Ipagpatawad Mo
Kaputol ng Isang Awit Margaux Vicencio
Darna
1994 Nag-iisang Bituin
Oo Na, Sige Na Nina Bermudez
1995 Batang-X
1999 Tigasin
2000 Pera o Bayong: Not da TV Lola/Host
2006 Matakot Ka sa Karma Myrna
2007 I've Fallen for You Ninang Beth
2010 Si Agimat at si Enteng Kabisote Ina Magenta
2011 Enteng Ng Ina Mo
2012 Si Agimat, si Enteng Kabisote at si Ako

Television

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Year Title Role Network
1986–1990 Family Kuarta o Kahon Herself / Co-host RPN
1988–1995 Eat Bulaga! ABS-CBN
1987–1988 Palibhasa Lalake Amy / Amelia
Kalatog Pinggan Herself / Co-host
1990–1995 Sa Linggo nAPO Sila Herself / Host ABS-CBN
1995–1998 'Sang Linggo nAPO Sila
1998–2003 Magandang Tanghali Bayan
2001 Sa Dulo ng Walang Hanggan Mirriam
2002 Wansapanataym: Ang Pilyo at Ang Pilya Susan
2002–2003 Habang Kapiling Ka Divine Ogata GMA Network
2004 Ikaw sa Puso Ko Various
Leya, ang Pinakamagandang Babae sa Ilalim ng Lupa Maruba
2004–2005 Diretsahan Herself / Host ABC
2005 M.R.S. ABS-CBN
2006–2010 Kabuhayang Swak na Swak
2006 Love Spell: Shoes Ko Po, Shoes Ko Day! Various
Gulong ng Palad Lorraine Pineda
2009 Only You Emily
2010–2013 Face to Face Herself / Host TV5
2010–2011 Juicy! Herself / Guest
2010–2012 Untold Stories Mula sa Face to Face Herself / Host
Sapul sa Singko
2012–2013 Ang Latest
Good Morning Club
2013–2020 Umagang Kay Ganda ABS-CBN
2013–2015 The Singing Bee
2014–2023 Sakto DZMM TeleRadyo
TeleRadyo
2016–present It's Showtime ABS-CBN
Kapamilya Channel
A2Z
TV5
GTV
GMA Network
2023 Unang Hirit Herself / Guest GMA Network
2023–present Kasalo Herself / Host TeleRadyo Serbisyo
2024 Family Feud (Philippine game show) Herself / Guest GMA Network

Radio shows

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Year Title Station Ref(s)
1989–1991 Amy Perez on Radio Romance 101.9 Radio Romance 101.9
Ah OA (Amy and Hans On-Air) Radyo5 92.3 News FM
2006–2010 A.M.Y. (About Me & You) DZMM Radyo Patrol 630
2014–2020 Sakto
2023–present Kasalo DWPM Radyo 630 [7]

Awards and nominations

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Award Year[a] Nominee / Work Category Result Ref.
Alta Media Icon Awards 2016 Umagang Kay Ganda Best Morning Show Host Won [8]
2017 Won [9]
2018 Won [10]
Anak TV Seal Awards 2023 Amy Perez Net Makabata Star Won [11]
EdukCircle Awards 2013 Umagang Kay Ganda Best Talk Show Host Won[b] [12][13]
Gawad Pilipino Icon Awards 2022 Sakto Outstanding Female TeleRadyo Host of the Year Won [14]
Jeepney TV Fan Favorite Awards 2022 It's Showtime Favorite Musical/Variety Show Host Nominated [15][16]
Nwssu Students' Choice Awards 2023 Sakto Best Female Morning Show Host Won [17][18]
Paragala Central Luzon Media Awards 2019 Umagang Kay Ganda Won [19]
PMPC Star Awards for Television 1999 Magandang Tanghali Bayan Best Female TV Host Won
2007 Kabuhayang Swak Na Swak Best Educational Program Hosts
(Shared with Uma Khouny and Chase Tinio.)
Nominated [20]
2008 Best Educational Program Hosts
(Shared with Uma Khouny.)
Nominated [21]
2009 Best Educational Program Hosts
(Shared with Gilbert Remulla.)
Nominated [22]
2012 Good Morning Club Best Morning Show Hosts
(Shared with Good Morning Club hosts.)
Nominated [23]
Kumare Klub Best Morning Show Hosts
(Shared with Christine Bersola-Babao and Chiqui Roa-Puno.)
Nominated
Face to Face Best Public Affairs Program Hosts Nominated
2013 Good Morning Club Best Morning Show Hosts
(Shared with Good Morning Club hosts.)
Nominated [24]
Face to Face Best Public Affairs Program Hosts
(Shared with Gelli de Belen.)
Nominated
2014 The Singing Bee Best Game Show Hosts
(Shared with Roderick Paulate.)
Nominated [25]
2015 Umagang Kay Ganda Best Morning Show Hosts
(Shared with Umagang Kay Ganda hosts.)
Nominated [26]
2016 It's Showtime Best Female TV Host Nominated [27]
Umagang Kay Ganda Best Morning Show Hosts
(Shared with Umagang Kay Ganda hosts.)
Won
2017 It's Showtime Best Female TV Host Nominated [28][29]
Umagang Kay Ganda Best Morning Show Hosts
(Shared with Umagang Kay Ganda hosts.)
Won
2018 It's Showtime Best Female TV Host Nominated [30]
Umagang Kay Ganda Best Morning Show Hosts
(Shared with Umagang Kay Ganda hosts.)
Nominated
2019 It's Showtime Best Female TV Host Nominated [31]
Umagang Kay Ganda Best Morning Show Hosts
(Shared with Umagang Kay Ganda hosts.)
Won
2021 It's Showtime Best Female TV Host Won [32]
Umagang Kay Ganda Best Morning Show Hosts
(Shared with Umagang Kay Ganda hosts.)
Nominated
2023 It's Showtime Best Female TV Host Nominated [33]
Yahoo OMG! Celebrity Awards 2013 Umagang Kay Ganda Favorite Female TV Host of the Year Nominated [34][35]

Notes

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  1. ^ Indicates the year of ceremony. Each year is linked to the article about the awards held that year, wherever possible.
  2. ^ Tied with Ryzza Mae Dizon.

References

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  5. ^ SC: Amy and Brix Still Married Archived September 3, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Actress-host Amy Perez gives birth to baby boy!. Pep.ph. Retrieved on June 27, 2017.
  7. ^ Radyo 630 [@Radyo630] (July 17, 2023). "Hindi tayo iiwan nina Amy Perez at Jeff Canoy ngayong gabi dahil 'kasalo' tayo sa kanilang talakayan! Follow us! 📲💻" (Tweet) – via Twitter.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
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