LJ Reyes

Lourna Jane Pujeda Reyes (born December 25, 1987), known professionally as LJ Reyes, is a Filipina actress. She is best known as one of the Final Four in the 2nd season of the widely acclaimed GMA reality TV show, StarStruck.

L. J. Reyes
Born
Lourna Jane Pujeda Reyes

(1987-12-25) December 25, 1987 (age 33)
Other namesL. J. Reyes, Flora
OccupationActress, dancer, model, comedian
Years active2004–present
AgentGMA Artist Center (2004–present)
Known forMarge in D' Originals
Senyora Angeli in Pinulot Ka Lang sa Lupa
Flora in Yagit
Kate in Prinsesa ng Buhay Ko
Lourdes in Aso ni San Roque
Zaira in Time of My Life
Partner(s)Paulo Avelino (2009–2013)[1][1]Paolo Contis (2015–2021)
ChildrenEthan Akio (son)[1]
Summer Ayana (daughter)

Life and careerEdit

LJ Reyes currently resides in Fairview, Quezon City. She spent her high school days at St. Stephen's High School. In 2004, she auditioned for the second season of StarStruck where she ended up as First Princess. Her first show was "Now and Forever: Mukha", where she worked with StarStruck runners-up and winners Ryza Cenon, CJ Muere and Mike Tan. Aside from acting, she is also a good dancer, performing with Cenon, Mark Herras, Marky Cielo among others. She is involved mostly in supporting roles in GMA Network shows. She had her biggest break in her first villain role in Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan then, playing one of the leading ladies to JC de Vera in Babangon Ako't Dudurugin Kita. LJ had another break by joining the cast of Una Kang Naging Akin, another Filipino soap opera. Reyes was given many praises by critics for her outstanding role in Una Kang Naging Akin which made her rise to fame. She posed for the local FHM magazine in December 2009 where she was also the cover girl.[2]

In 2010, she formed a trio called SH3, with Ryza Cenon and Chynna Ortaleza, and they performed on the Sunday variety show SOP Rules until the group disbanded because of plagiarism issues. She won the 2010 Cinemalaya Best Supporting Actress for her role in the indie movie The Leaving.

LJ was baptized in August 2015 as a Born Again Christian.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

She dated Paulo Avelino, a fellow GMA artist who was a contestant in the 4th season of StarStruck. On July 24, 2010, she gave birth to their son, Ethan Akio Reyes. She dated Paolo Contis from 2016 to 2021. On January 4, 2019, she gave birth to their daughter Summer Ayana Reyes Contis. On September 1, 2021 she confirmed that she and Paolo Contis were no longer together.

FilmographyEdit

Drama television showsEdit

Year Title Role Network
2018 The Cure Katrina Contes
GMA Network
Sherlock Jr. Meryl
2017 Tadhana: Yaya Abogada Chona
3 Days of Summer Herself
D' Originals Marjorie "Marge" Pineda-Tolentino
Wish Ko Lang: Miss Pulis SPO3 Rowena Jacosalem
Pinulot Ka Lang sa Lupa Angeli "Geli" Martinez-Esquivel
2016 Dear Uge: My Millenial Mom Rita
Dear Uge: Single Teacher meets Single Dad Luisa
Poor Señorita Angie Batumbakal
Karelasyon Claire
Alamat: Alamat ng Saging Juana (Voice Only)
Wagas (Courageous Caitie Story) Feliz Lucas
GMA News TV
2015—2016 MariMar Inocencia Corcuera-Arcega
GMA Network
2015 Karelasyon#PanchoLJRyza Melissa
Magpakailanman: Under1Roof Heidi
2014-2015 Yagit Florentina "Flora" Fabro Trinidad-Macabuhay
2013 Prinsesa ng Buhay Ko Kate Napoleon
Bayan Ko Atty. Karen Canlas
GMA News TV
Wagas (Coach Rio Dela Cruz and Nicole Wuthrich Story) Nicole Wuthrich
2012 Aso ni San Roque Lourdes / Lualhati Salvador
GMA Network
The Good Daughter Frances Madrigal†
2011 The Time of My Life Zaira Marquez
2010 Sine Novela: Ina, Kasusuklaman Ba Kita? Katrina Evangelista
2009 All My Life Maricar
Zorro Sandy
Totoy Bato Gilette Molina
2008 Sine Novela: Una Kang Naging Akin Liway Mallari
Babangon Ako't Dudurugin Kita Joanna Marie "Joey" Salcedo
2007—2008 Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan Amazonang Lila / Debbie
2007 Fantastic Man Binhi (Season 2)
Lupin Elaine
Magic Kamison Misty
2006—2007 Makita Ka Lang Muli Vianne
2006 I Luv NY Ponyang
2005 Now And Forever: Mukha Melody

MoviesEdit

Year Title Role Studio
2015 Haunted Mansion Veronica Lobregat Regal Entertainment
2015 Anino Sa Likod ng Buwan Emma Octobertrain Films, The IdeaFirst Company
2013 She's The One Alice Star Cinema
2012 Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles Hilda Reality Entertainment, Agosto Dos Pictures, GMA Films
Intoy Syokoy ng Kalye Marino Doray Cinemalaya
2010 The Leaving Grace Cinemalaya
2007 Pi7ong Tagpo Tanya C Features
2006 Manay Po! Gina Regal Entertainment
Puso 3 Erika GMA Films
2005 Lovestruck Sophia GMA Films

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Organization/Critics Category Work Result
2016 39th Gawad Urian Awards Best Actress Ang Anino sa Likod ng Buwan Won
2013 ENPRESS Golden Screen Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Drama) Intoy Shokoy ng Kalye Marino Nominated
2010 Cinemalaya 2010 Best Supporting Actress The Leaving
2008 FHM Philippines Rank #89
2007 FHM Philippines Rank #45
2006 FHM Philippines Rank #65
2005 StarStruck 2 First Princess
2005 StarStruck 2 4 Pre-Recognition Award

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Here’s Paulo Avelino’s Heartbreaking Reason Why He Did Not Attend His Son’s Batman-Inspired 7th Birthday Party. Published on 2016-09-13. Retrieved 2017-07-29.
  2. ^ "LJ Reyes, nagpasexy na!". GMA Network.
  3. ^ "19 Celebrities Who Changed Religions". Retrieved 6 August 2017.

External linksEdit


Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Yasmien Kurdi
StarStruck
Runner-up

2004 (season 2)
Succeeded by
Iwa Moto