Karel Marquez

Karla Ysabel Marquez-Santos (born December 21, 1982; Manila, Philippines), professionally known as Karel Marquez-Santos, is a Filipino actress, model, singer, and TV host who's currently signed under manager, Becky Aguila since July 2017. Before she joined GMA Network, she was part of ABS-CBN Talent Management & Development Center (known as Star Magic). She was Star Magic's Batch 10 alumna. Today, she is a freelance artist and entrepreneur.

Karel Marquez-Santos
Karla Ysabel Marquez-Santos

(1986-12-21) December 21, 1986 (age 33)
Manila, Philippines
Years active2002–present
Partner(s)Sean Fariñas (2012–present)


Marquez started as VJ in Myx, a subsidiary of ABS-CBN, in 2003. She was transferred to ABS-CBN's rival network, GMA Network, despite being a VJ in Myx until 2007. She starred in GMA's afternoon Philippine television drama Pati Ba Pintig Ng Puso?. She was also a mainstay in GMA's Sunday variety program SOP. She hosted a segment in GMA's gag show Bitoy's Funniest Videos, titled "Just 4 Kikays". She co-starred in GMA's primetime Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan, as Lyka. She was one-half of the cover girls in the November 2006 edition of FHM Philippines. Marquez, alongside Drew Arellano, was also a co-host in Coca-Cola: Ride To Fame, a reality talent show. She was also a radio DJ.

She starred in GMA's Philippine television drama My Husband's Lover.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

Marquez's first relationship (ex-boyfriend) was with Arman de Guzman, with whom she had two children, Keiley and Kyler.[2] Marquez began dating Sean Fariñas in January 2012. They became engaged on May 6, 2016 and got married last December 1, 2016 until present.[2]



Year Title Role Network
1998/2003 Magandang Tanghali Bayan Herself ABS-CBN
2002/2004 Berks Penelope
2003 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Garapon
2003–2007 Myx Herself / Former VJ
2004–2009 Bitoy's Funniest Videos Herself GMA Network
2006 Komiks: Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko Ruwanna ABS-CBN
2007 Sine Novela: Pati Ba Pintig ng Puso? Agatha GMA Network
Mga Kwento ni Lola Basyang: Ang Palasyo ng mga Duwende Lota
Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan Lyka
2010 SOP Herself
Pidol's Wonderland Arwana TV5
2011 Babaeng Hampaslupa Fake Elizabeth Wong / Stephanie
Real Confessions: Mga Pinutol na Pangarap Maricel Apatan
Sa Ngalan ng Ina Carmela Illustre
Regal Shocker: Salamin Sophie
Mistaken Identity Princess Violeta GMA Network
2011–2012 Glamorosa Young Claudia Montesilva-Herrera TV5
2012 Isang Dakot Na Luha Bernadette
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Stuffed Toy Winnie ABS-CBN
Yesterday's Bride Dra. Sabrina Torres GMA Network
2013 My Husband's Lover Evelyn Agatep
Genesis Young Brenda Natividad
Cassandra: Warrior Angel Louella TV5
2014 Rhodora X Jonalyn Abanes-Leoncio GMA Network
My Destiny Cynthia Dela Rosa-Dimaano
2014–2015 Ang Lihim ni Annasandra Cecilia
2016 Ika-6 na Utos Lara Salcedo-Fuentabella
2017 Tadhana Sunny
La Luna Sangre Nisha Echavez ABS-CBN
2018 Contessa Virginia "Gigi" Palaroan GMA Network


  1. ^ Carvajal, Dolly Anne (July 22, 2013). "Karel Marquez talks about love, sibling rivalry and career". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Ruiz, Mara (May 7, 2016), "Karel Marquez, engaged na!", GMA News, retrieved October 24, 2016

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