Carmita Martin also known as Carmi Martin (born August 9, 1963) is a Filipina actress, model, and comedian.

Carmi Martin
Born
Carmita Martin

(1963-08-09) August 9, 1963 (age 60)
Alma materCAP College Foundation
Occupation(s)Actress, model, comedian
Years active1976–present
Known forTonight with Dick and Carmi, The Better Half, Four Sisters and a Wedding

Martin has acted in film and TV projects; she has also gained new fame in the 2010s and 2020s, such as in the films In the Name of Love, No Other Woman, Working Girls (2010) remake, Four Sisters and a Wedding as the antagonist's mother-in-law. In 2017, she came back to ABS-CBN in The Better Half as an antagonist. In 2018, she starred in Since I Met You, and in 2022-present on the sitcom Happy ToGetHer with John Lloyd Cruz.[1]

Career

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She first appeared in Dolphy's Angels with Liz Alindogan, Anna Marie Gutierrez, Yehlen Catral and the late comedy king Dolphy. She did more movies with Dolphy such as Stariray, The Quick Brown Fox, John en Marsha, Dancing Master, Dino Dinero, and Father & Son. Her last movie, with Dolphy, was Dobol Trobol (2008) with Vic Sotto in 2008.

She became a mainstay of Chicks to Chicks in 1980 on IBC-13 until its transfer to ABS-CBN 2 in 1986. She also did Abangan ang Sususnod na Kabanata. With these sitcoms, she was able to hone her flair for comedy. She had a weekly drama anthology entitled Carmi on BBC Two, directed by Soxy Topacio from 1985 to 1986, where she portrayed various characters and acted with other thespians. She also had a variety show with Roderick Paulate on Channel 2 (1986-87), Tonight with Dick and Carmi. One film that showed her acting prowess was Hot Property, directed by National Artist Lino Brocka as an entry to the 1983 Metro Manila Film Festival.

Despite being able to do dramas like Cain at Abel (1982); Laruan (1983); Bayan Ko: Kapit sa Patalim (1985); Bagong Hari (1986); Martin excels prominently in comedy; the funny other woman in Andres de Saya (1982); the tactless office employee in Working Girls (1984); the disorganized but demanding woman in Sa Totoo Lang (1985); the sexy PE teacher in Ma'am, May We Go Out (1985); the wacky stepmother in When I Fall in Love (1986).

In 2018, she starred in the ABS-CBN movie, Since I Found You. In 2022, she joined the sitcom Happy ToGetHer with John Lloyd Cruz, with whom she also starred in the ABS-CBN Primetime Soap Ikaw ang Lahat sa Akin.[1]

In 2023, Martin starred in Ten Little Mistresses, the first Filipino-produced film to be launched on Amazon Prime Video.[2][3]

Personal life

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She took a two-year certificate course at the Philippine School of Interior Design in 2003. And she graduated from Fine Arts at The Philippine Women's University on April 2, 2011.[4][5]

Filmography

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Film

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Year Title Role
1980 Dolphy's Angels Marlene
John & Marsha 80
The Quick Brown Fox
Iskul Bukol Freshmen
1981 Stariray
Mahinhin vs. Mahinhin Stella
Mr. One-Two-Three Part 2
D' Gradwets
1982 For Y'ur Height Only Marilyn
Cain and Abel Cita
Andres de Saya 2: Mabagsik Na Daw! Viviana Nabalute
1983 Hot Property
Tulume Alyas Zorro Blanquita
1984 Working Girls Suzanne Galang
Lovingly Yours: The Movie Elaine Solis
1985 This Is My Country Carla
Bomba Arienda Carol
Ma'am May We Go Out Ms. Dibdiban
1986 Bagong Hari
1987 Walang Karugtong ang Nakaraan Lucy
1988 I Love You 3x a Day Grace Samson
1989 Gabriela Gabriela
1990 Dino Dinero Charlotte
1991 Humanap Ka ng Panget Fifi
1995 Father & Son
1997 To Saudi with Love
1998 Ikaw Na Sana: The Movie Barbara
1999 Labs Ko Si Babe Violy Pagsisisihan-Escallon
2000 Kahit Isang Saglit
2003 Message Sent
2004 I Will Survive Belinda
2007 Paraiso: Tatlong Kwento Ng Pag-asa Diday
2008 Dobol Trobol: Lets Get Redi 2 Rambol! Gabriela
2009 OMG (Oh, My Girl!) Inday Langging
2010 Working Girls Suzanne Galang Cavendah
2011 No Other Woman Babygirl Dela Costa
In the Name of Love Chloe Evelino
2012 The Healing Bles
The Mistress Marion Alfonso
2013 The Bride and the Lover Josephine Paredes
Four Sisters and a Wedding Jeanette Bayag / Salarzara
2014 Sa Ngalan ng Ama, Ina, at mga Anak Cindy
Beauty in a Bottle Miss Santy
Feng Shui 2 Rubylyn "Ruby" Anonuevo
2015 Ex with Benefits Bobby
2016 Love Me Tomorrow Angelina "Angie" Monteclaro
2017 Extra Service L
Loving in Tandem Remedios "Aling Edios" Camantigue
Bes and the Beshies Tisay
Unexpectedly Yours Helena
Carlo J. Caparas' Ang Panday Delilah
Deadma Walking Priscilla
2018 Ang Dalawang Mrs. Reyes Amanda Reyes
Harry and Patty Belle / Myrna
2019 The Panti Sisters Nora Panti
3pol Trobol: Huli Ka Balbon! Cristy Esguerra
2023 Ten Little Mistresses Magenta

Television

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Year Title Role Network
1976–1984 Student Canteen Co-host GMA Network
1984–1991 Chicks to Chicks / Chika Chika Chicks IBC
ABS-CBN
1987–1996 That's Entertainment Tuesday Group Member GMA Network
1988–1991 Tonight with Dick & Carmi Host / Performer ABS-CBN
1991–1997 Abangan Ang Susunod Na Kabanata Clara
1996 Oki Doki Doc Lyn
1997–1998 Ikaw na Sana Barbara Rosales Juico GMA Network
1999–2000 Liwanag ng Hatinggabi
1999–2001 Labs Ko Si Babe Viola Pagsisihan ABS-CBN
2001 Eto Na Ang Susunod Na Kabanata Clara
2001–2002 Ikaw Lang ang Mamahalin Beatrice Madrigal GMA Network
2002 Kahit Kailan Dolce Vita
2002–2003 Berks Javie's mother ABS-CBN
2003–2004 Buttercup Angela
2004–2005 Forever in My Heart Laura Guanzon GMA Network
2005 Love To Love: Wish Upon A Jar
Ikaw ang Lahat sa Akin Yolanda Gerochi-Fontanilla ABS-CBN
2006 Your Song: Forever's Not Enough
I Luv NY Diane Young GMA Network
Love Spell: Charm & Crystal ABS-CBN
Komiks Presents: Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko Aling Violy
2007 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Traffic Light
2007–2008 Mars Ravelo's Lastikman Dolores Puntawe
2008 Ako si Kim Samsoon Roció Ruiz GMA Network
Obra: Sintoy Lead Role
2008–2010 Everybody Hapi Ursula Pulgado TV5
2009 Carlo J. Caparas' Ang Babaeng Hinugot sa Aking Tadyang Hera Alcaraz GMA Network
Jim Fernandez's Kambal Sa Uma Lolita Dela Riva ABS-CBN
2009–2010 Katorse Yvonne Wenceslao
2010 First Time Real Ms. Dimaculangan GMA Network
Love Bug: Say I Do Chona
2010–2011 Beauty Queen Leavida Acuesta-Rivas
My Driver Sweet Lover Ms. Horinda TV5
2011 My Lover, My Wife Dra. Charity Romero GMA Network
Magic Palayok Alina Ledesma
2012 Spooky Nights: Korona Oria
Broken Vow Rosanna Sebastian
Regal Shocker: Aparador Sor. Gemma TV5
Luna Blanca Divine Alvarez-Buenaluz (Older version) GMA Network
Makapiling Kang Muli Helga
2013 Unforgettable Consuelo "Concha" De Ocampo
One Day, Isang Araw: Gamer Girl Angelina
2013–2014 Prinsesa ng Buhay Ko Eliza Montes-Grande
2014 Moon of Desire Soledad Ricafrente ABS-CBN
2014–2016 Ismol Family Apolonia "Mama Apple" Laqui GMA Network
2015 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Kamay Connie ABS-CBN
Magpakailanman: Masuwerteng Pinay Sa Brunei Sylvia GMA Network
2015–2016 Marimar Tía Esperanza Aldama
2016 Magpakailanman: Ang kriminal na binuhay ng Diyos Fely
That's My Amboy Maria Gregoria "Marissa" Tapang-Santos
Dear Uge: Barangayan Mercy
Karelasyon: Nagmumurang Kamatis Doris
Dear Uge: Paano Mapansin Ni Crush? Emily
2017 The Better Half Mayor Dyna "Mayora" Soriano ABS-CBN
Wansapanataym: Amazing Ving Sofronia "Momshie Soffy" Cristobal / Maskarada
2018 Brush Dra. Volla Sari-Sari Channel
Since I Found You Regina "Mama Reg" Cobarrubias ABS-CBN
2018–2019 FPJ's Ang Probinsyano Margarita "Margie" Corona†
2019 Dear Uge: Oh My Single Ladies Luisa GMA Network
Home Sweetie Home: Extra Sweet Manuela Montes ABS-CBN
2020 Ipaglaban Mo: Budol Anita
Tadhana: Salisi Part 1 / 2 Mabel GMA Network
2021 Hoy, Love You! Elizabeth iWantTFC
Wish Ko Lang!: Biyenan Maritess GMA Network
2021–2022 Happy ToGetHer Crispina "Pining" Y. Rodriguez
2022 Love You Stranger Patricia "Patty" Salazar
2023 Walang Matigas na Pulis sa Matinik na Misis Lucita "Lucing" Dallego

References

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  1. ^ a b Severo, Jan Milo. "Ex-ABS-CBN stars join John Lloyd Cruz in new GMA sitcom". Philstar.com. Retrieved December 2, 2023.
  2. ^ "'Ten Little Mistresses' premiere". Malaya Business Insight. February 13, 2023. Retrieved December 2, 2023.
  3. ^ Purnell, Kristofer. "First Filipino Prime Video original film 'Ten Little Mistresses' releases first-look photos, premiere date". Philstar.com. Retrieved December 2, 2023.
  4. ^ "Carmi Martin, Bb. Pilipinas finalist graduate from college - Yahoo News Philippines". Archived from the original on July 15, 2014. Retrieved June 7, 2014.
  5. ^ "For Carmi Martin, being single is a choice". July 18, 2012.
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