Empress Schuck

Empress Karen Carreon Schuck-Guingona (born February 19, 1993), also known mononymously as Empress, is a Filipino actress, model, singer, dancer and fashion designer.

Empress Schuck
Empress Karen Carreon Schuck

(1993-02-19) February 19, 1993 (age 30)[1]
Quezon City, Philippines
EducationEspiritu Santo Parochial School
Angelicum College
  • Actress
  • model
  • singer
  • dancer
  • fashion designer
Years active1997–present
Agent(s)Star Magic
GMA Artist Center
Viva Artist Agency
Height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Vicente "Vino" Guingona
(m. 2021)
RelativesPrincess Schuck (sister)

Early lifeEdit

Schuck was born on February 19, 1993, in Quezon City to a Filipino-German events singer Hans Schuck and a Filipino mother. She is the 4th child among six siblings. She has three brothers; Hans Erard, Prince Justin, Vhonrich and King Matthew and a sister actress Princess Schuck.[2][3]


Schuck started in Vaseline shampoo commercial as a model when she was 7 years old in 1999.[citation needed]

In 2000 Schuck was discovered by ABS-CBN when she was 8 years old. At 11 years old, Schuck appeared in Bida Si Mister, Bida Si Misis. Schuck's first movie was 9 Mornings, when she was 9 years old.[citation needed]

In 2003 she won the Most Popular Child Actress in the 2003 Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation.[citation needed]

Schuck was seen on GMA Network when she played the role of Young Cassopeia in Etheria. She also appeared in Super Inggo as Ava Avaniko. Schuck was known as Hillary in Star Magic Presents: Abt Ur Luv[4] and Star Magic Presents: Abt Ur Luv, Ur Lyf 2.

She appeared on Your Song Presents: Underage where she played the role of Cecilia.[5]

On February 9, 2015, Schuck appeared in the drama series Kailan Ba Tama ang Mali?.[6]

As of 2017, she is already a freelancer actress but more usually appears in GMA Network.

In 2018 she portrayed a young version of Lilet in My Special Tatay.

Personal lifeEdit

Schuck has a daughter Athalia with her husband, Vino Guingona, grandson of former Philippine Vice President Teofisto Guingona Jr. and nephew of former senator Teofisto Guingona III.[7][8][9] On March 6, 2021, the couple tied their knot at the Hillcreek Gardens in Tagaytay, Cavite.[10]



Year Title Role Notes Source
1997 Oka Tokat Susie Guest
1998 Y2K: Yes 2 Kids Herself/host
1999 G-mik Young Orphan
2000 Munting Anghel Bubbles
2001 Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin Young Clarissa
2001 Batang Vidaylin Herself
2001 Recuerdo de Amor Young Luisa Arellano
2002 Ang Iibigin Ay Ikaw Elmina
2003 Chikiting Patrol Herself/host
2005 Etheria Young Cassiopea
2005 Maalaala Mo Kaya Yam Episode: "Diary"
2006 Super Inggo Ava Avanico [4]
2006–2014; 2021–present ASAP Herself / Performer / Host
2006 Maalaala Mo Kaya Jasmin Episode: Korte
2006 Star Magic Presents: Abt Ur Luv Hillary Smith [1][4]
2006 Your Song Presents: Let It Snow Carol
2007 Dalawang Tisoy
2007 Love Spell Presents: Barbi-Cute Guest
2007 Star Magic Presents: Abt Ur Luv Ur Lyf 2 Hillary Smith
2007 Mars Ravelo's Lastikman Madonna Puntawe
2007 Your Song Presents: Santa Clause Carol
2008 Star Magic Presents: Astigs in Haay...School Life April
2008 Star Magic Presents: Astigs in Luvin' Lyf Reema
2008 Maalaala Mo Kaya Young Angge Episode: "Basura"
2008 Maalaala Mo Kaya Rhea/Lester Episode: "Sumbrero"
2008 Maalaala Mo Kaya Rahina Episode: "Bracelet"
2008 Maalaala Mo Kaya Episode: "Salamin"
2008 Your Song Presents: Imposible Melanie "Melai" Raymundo
2009 Pare Koy Dally
2009 Your Song Presents: Underage Cecilia Serrano
2009 Goals & Girls Herself/Guest
2009 Maalaala Mo Kaya Teen Coring Episode: "Bangka"
2009 May Bukas Pa Danica Valera
2010 Agimat: Ang Mga Alamat ni Ramon Revilla: Pepeng Agimat Helen San Simarin
2010 Rosalka Rosa Dimaano / Sofia Credited as "Empress" [11]
2010 PO5 Herself/Guest
2010 Wansapanataym Fina Episode: "Ali Badbad en da Madyik Banig"
2010 Shoutout! Herself – Host/Performer [1]
2011 Shoutout!: Level Up Herself – Host / Performer
2011 Your Song Presents: Kim Michelle Mercado
2011 Maalaala Mo Kaya Anna Episode: "Pictures" [12]
2011 100 Days to Heaven Gina Bernardo
2011 Guns and Roses Joanne "Joni" Dela Rocha
2011 Wansapanataym Trina Episode: "OMG, Oh My Ghost"
2011 Ikaw Ay Pag-Ibig Nene
2012 E-Boy Teen Ria Villareal
2012 Mundo Man ay Magunaw Sheryl San Juan
2012 Wansapanataym Regina Episode: "I'll Be Home For Christmas"
2012 Maalaala Mo Kaya Roanna Episode: "Police Uniform"
2013 Maalaala Mo Kaya Lani Episode: "Letter"
2013 Apoy Sa Dagat Young Adrianna "Andeng" Lamayre
2013 Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala Iris Diomedes [13]
2013 Maalaala Mo Kaya Claire Episode: "Picture"
2014 Maalaala Mo Kaya Iza Calzado Episode: "Pagkain"
2014 Maalaala Mo Kaya Jenny Episode: "Bus"
2014 Ipaglaban Mo April Episode: "Akin Ka Lang"
2014 Maynila Eliza
2015 Kailan Ba Tama ang Mali? Sonya Barcial [6]
2015 Sunday All Stars Herself Performer / Host
2015 Beautiful Strangers Maureen Guest
2015 Wagas Cynthia Episode: "Hector & Cynthia Love Story"
2016 Someone to Watch Over Me Cynthia Villacastro
2017 Ipaglaban Mo Lenny Episode: "Paso"
2017 Karelasyon Kristel Episode: "Finale"
2017 Wish Ko Lang Marga Episode: "Sunog"
2017 My Love from the Star Damsel Villa Guest appearance
2017 Tadhana Julie Episode: "Thailand"
2017 Maalaala Mo Kaya Episode: "Super Dad"
2017 Trops Monet
2017 Maalaala Mo Kaya Liza Episode: "Karayom"
2017 Alyas Robin Hood Young Judy
2017 Kambal, Karibal Young Ma. Anicia Enriquez
2018 Asintado Dra. Monalisa "Mona" Calata
2018 My Special Tatay Young Isay
2018 Imbestigador Leah Episode: "Testigo"
2018 Ipaglaban Mo! Patricia Cruz Episode: "Dalisay"
2019 Hiram na Anak Rowena "Wena" Barrion
2019 Sahaya Casilda
2019 Imbestigador Girlie Masota Episode: "Girlie Masota Murder Case"
2019 The Better Woman Young Erlinda
2019 Ipaglaban Mo! Elena Episode: "Pagkukulang"
2020 Maalaala Mo Kaya Dette Episode: "Tattoo"
2020 Bawal na Game Show Herself / Contestant Pilot episode
2022 The Broken Marriage Vow Grace Jimenez


Year Title Role Notes Source
2002 9 Mornings Sandy del Rosario
2006 Pacquiao: The Movie Young Isidra
2006 Shake, Rattle & Roll 8 Nina Segment: "LRT" [14]
2007 Angels Nina
2007 Resiklo Gila [15]
2008 Magkaibigan Katrina Valenzuela [4]
2009 Hilot Carmen
2009 Pasang Krus Rossana
2009 BFF (Best Friends Forever) Nina [4]
2009 Ang Darling Kong Aswang Keka
2010 Sa 'Yo Lamang Agnes
2010 Working Girls Sylvia
2010 I'll Be There Portia
2010 Rosario Soledad
2010 Dalaw Marieta [14]
2012 Guni-Guni Joanna [14]
2012 Amorosa Sandra [14]
2012 Shake, Rattle and Roll Fourteen: The Invasion Cynthia Segment: "Pamana"
2013 Tuhog Angel [16][17]
2013 On The Job Tina
2013 Pagpag: Siyam na Buhay Zarina
2014 Beauty in a Bottle Herself
2016 Ang Tatay Kong Sexy Mariel
2017 Throwback Today Andie
2018 Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral Señorita Felicidad "Neneng" Aguinaldo
2018 Kahit Ayaw Mo Na Joey

Music videosEdit

Year Title Artist
2013 Mahal na Mahal Sam Concepcion

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Work Award Category Result Source
2003 9 Mornings 2003 FAMAS Awards Best Child Actress Won
2007 Resiklo 33rd Metro Manila Film Festival Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2015 Kailan Ba Tama ang Mali? 29th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Drama Actress Nominated


  1. ^ a b c "The Empress of Drama Turns 18". ABS-CBN News. February 18, 2011. Retrieved October 12, 2016.
  2. ^ "Show Biz Profiles: Empress Schuck Turns 17". ABS-CBN.com. February 19, 2010. Retrieved August 11, 2021.
  3. ^ Schuck, Empress (July 18, 2020). Sino Pinaka with Siblings and Mama. Empress Schuck (in Filipino). The Philippine Star. Archived from the original on December 12, 2021. Retrieved August 11, 2021.
  4. ^ a b c d e Balbuena, Vanessa A. (June 21, 2010). "Empress Schuck Finally Gets Her Big Break". The Philippine Star. Retrieved October 12, 2016.
  5. ^ Almo, Nerisa (February 26, 2010). "Empress Schuck Wishes to Become a Successful Drama Actress like her Idol Judy Ann Santos". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved October 12, 2016.
  6. ^ a b Lo, Ricky (March 16, 2015). "Empress on What 'Completes' Her". The Philippine Star. Retrieved October 12, 2016.
  7. ^ "Watch: Empress Schuck Admits she's Pregnant". GMA News. April 11, 2015. Retrieved October 12, 2016.
  8. ^ Dabu, Bianca Rose (April 12, 2015). "Look: Empress Schuck Reveals the Father of her Baby". GMA News. Retrieved October 12, 2016.
  9. ^ San Diego Jr., Bayani (September 27, 2015). "Empress Schuck Gives Birth to Baby Girl". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved October 12, 2016.
  10. ^ "Empress Schuck has tied the knot with Vino Guingona!". GMA Network. March 7, 2021.
  11. ^ "Empress Schuck's House in QC Robbed". ABS-CBN News. September 28, 2010. Retrieved September 29, 2010.
  12. ^ Siazon, Rachelle (January 22, 2011). "On Maalaala Mo Kaya: Zsa Zsa Padilla and Empress Fight over John Prats". ABS-CBN Corporation. Archived from the original on March 3, 2011. Retrieved October 12, 2016.
  13. ^ Policarpio, Allan (February 2, 2015). "Empress' Network move like 'Changing Schools'". Philippine Daily Inquirer.
  14. ^ a b c d "Empress opens 'Third Eye' for Horror Flick". ABS-CBN News. August 10, 2012. Retrieved October 12, 2016.
  15. ^ Carvajal, Dolly Anne (December 24, 2007). "Recycled Idea". Dolly Wood. Retrieved October 12, 2016 – via Google News.
  16. ^ Torre, Ricky (July 22, 2013). "'Tuhog': Life is a Frenzy". Rappler. Retrieved October 12, 2016.
  17. ^ Mahinay, Ashlie (March 12, 2013). "Empress Schuck, FHM Cover Girl March 2013". FHM Philippines. Retrieved July 20, 2015.

External linksEdit

Preceded by FHM Cover Girl
(March 2013)
Succeeded by