Maricar Reyes

Maricar Reyes-Poon (born Maricar Concepcion Pozon Reyes; June 20, 1981), is a Filipino actress.

Maricar Reyes
Maricar Concepcion Pozon Reyes

(1981-06-20) June 20, 1981 (age 39)
Alma materAteneo de Manila University (B.S.)
University of Santo Tomas (M.D.)
OccupationActress, model, general practitioner
Years active2008—present
AgentStar Magic
Cornerstone Talent Management Center
Height163 cm (5 ft 4 in)
(m. 2013)

Early lifeEdit

Reyes was born in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. She graduated high school from St. Bridget's School in Quezon City.[citation needed] She finished her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology at the Ateneo de Manila University and studied Medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery.[1] She passed the medical licensure exam in 2008.[2]


Before becoming an actress, Reyes appeared in numerous TV and print advertisements in the Philippines and across Southeast Asia. Her first role came in 2008 via ABS-CBN's Komiks Presents: Kapitan Boom, where she played a younger version of a character portrayed by Gloria Sevilla. She also appeared on I Love Betty La Fea and Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Bud Brothers, which earned her the Star Awards for TV for Best New Female TV Personality.

In 2009, Reyes appeared in May Bukas Pa wherein she played the role of Ina, a woman who lost her sanity because of a dark past. She also appeared in her first starring role in the series Your Song Presents: Gaano Kita Kamahal.[3]

The same year, she was nominated for the Star Awards for Movies' New Movie Actress of the Year for the film And I Love You So, following a Cinema One Originals Film Festival Award for Best Actress in 2011 for her performance in Anatomiya ng Korupsiyon, where she played an idealistic young lawyer hired to replace a previous hearing officer in an unidentified family court.[4] She was also nominated for a Metro Manila Film Festival Award for Best Actress for her performance in Shake, Rattle & Roll 13 as a blind mother.

Personal lifeEdit

Reyes became a born-again Christian and attended Victory Christian Fellowship, where she met singer Richard Poon, with whom she had a relationship since 2012.[5] In April 2013, Poon confirmed that he and Reyes had been engaged.[6] They married in June 2013.[7]



Year Title Role Notes Source
2008 Komiks Presents: Kapitan Boom Young Gretchen Special participation
2009 I Love Betty La Fea Candy Guest
2009 Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Bud Brothers Cassandra "Sandy" Banting
2009 May Bukas Pa Ate Ina Guest
2009 Your Song Presents: Gaano Kita Kamahal Amy Rosales
2009 Midnight DJ Rosana Episode: "Kuwintas ng Mangkukulam"
2009 George and Cecil Kristina "Krissy" Guest
2009 Maalaala Mo Kaya Bebing Episode: "Salamin" [8]
2009 Lovers in Paris Karen Roxas
2010 Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo Selina Castillo Sebastian
2010 Agimat: Ang Mga Alamat ni Ramon Revilla Presents: Tonyong Bayawak Diwata Alvara
2010-11 Imortal Samantha Imperial
2011 100 Days to Heaven Emerald Capistano
2011 Maalaala Mo Kaya Chona Episode: "Traysikel"
2011-12 Growing Up Lisa Ortega
2011 Maalaala Mo Kaya Juana Tejada Episode: "Niagara Falls" [9]
2012 Dahil Sa Pag-Ibig Agnes Javier
2012 Wansapanataym Angel Barbie Episode: "Mitos' Touch"
2012 Maalaala Mo Kaya Gladys Villanueva Episode: "Singsing"
2012-14 Be Careful With My Heart Rafaella "Rafi" Alcantara
2013 Wansapanataym Gigie Episode: "Gigie in a Bottle"
2013 Toda Max Lady Z Guest
2013 Maalaala Mo Kaya Charity Pangilinan / Carlita Lolo Episode: "Hair Clip" [10]
2013 Juan dela Cruz Tatlong Maria
2013 Honesto Josefina "Fina" Lualhati Special participation
2014 Maalaala Mo Kaya Elena Santos-Bautista Episode: "Marriage Contract" [11]
2014 Luv U Olive Jalbuena
2014 Sana Bukas pa ang Kahapon Sasha Bayle / Sasha Syquia-Salvador
2015 Oh My G! Tessa Zaldivar-Cepeda Special Participation
2015 Maalaala Mo Kaya Mimi Episode: "Watawat"
2015 FPJ's Ang Probinsyano Isabel Special participation
2016 Maalaala Mo Kaya Vagelyn Federico Episode: "Kamay"
2016 Home Sweetie Home Tracy Guest
2017 La Luna Sangre Samantha Imperial
2018 Bagani Makiling


Year Title Role Notes Source
2009 And I Love You So Rachel Nominated — Star Awards for Movies for New Movie Actress of the Year
2010 Miss You Like Crazy Daphne Recto
2010 White House Coreen
2011 Anatomiya ng Korupsiyon Atty. Cely Martinez Won — Cinema One Originals Film Festival Award for Best Actress (tied with Lilia Cuntapay) [4]
2011 Shake, Rattle & Roll 13 Isay Segment: "Tamawo"
Nominated — Metro Manila Film Festival Award for Best Actress
2012 Kimmy Dora and the Temple of Kiyeme Flight stewardess
2012 24/7 in Love Lorraine
2013 She's the One Lyn
2014 Somebody to Love Sophie
2014 The Trial Pia
2015 All You Need Is Pag-ibig Sandra
2016 The Unmarried Wife Christina
2017 Northern Lights: A Journey to Love Joyce
2017 Love You to the Stars and Back Sheryl
2019 The Gift Rita

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Work Award Category Result Source
2009 Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Bud Brothers PMPC Star Awards for Television Best New Female TV Personality Won
And I Love You So Star Awards for Movies New Movie Actress of the Year Nominated
2010 Kasalanan by 6cyclemind & Gloc9 MYX Music Awards Favorite Guest Appearance in a Music Video Nominated
2011 Anatomiya ng Korupsiyon Cinema One Originals Film Festival Award Best Actress Won [4]
Shake, Rattle & Roll 13 Metro Manila Film Festival Award Best Actress Nominated


  1. ^ "Maricar Reyes: The 24-karat doctor-actress", The Philippine Star, June 6, 2010, retrieved December 15, 2016
  2. ^ "List of Physician Licensure Exam passers O - T", GMA News, February 22, 2008, retrieved December 15, 2016
  3. ^ ABS-CBN News. "Maricar Reyes shows there's life after a sex scandal". Retrieved March 13, 2013.
  4. ^ a b c Ching, Mark Angelo (November 14, 2011). "Veteran horror movie extra Lilia Cuntapay wins big in Cinema One Originals Digital Film Festival 2011 awards". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved November 14, 2011.
  5. ^ Manila Bulletin. "Richard Poon Reveals Ongoing Romance With Maricar Reyes". Retrieved March 13, 2013.
  6. ^ Alberto, Margie, Cathrina Maulion. "Singer Richard Poon confirms engagement to actress Maricar Reyes". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved May 1, 2013.
  7. ^ "When 'harmless' chats become emotional cheating, according to Maricar Reyes". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved March 29, 2020.
  8. ^ "Salamin (Kuba)". Maalaala Mo Kaya. Retrieved August 28, 2016.
  9. ^ "Niagara Falls". Maalaala Mo Kaya. Retrieved August 5, 2016.
  10. ^ "Hair Clip (Twin Sisters)". Maalaala Mo Kaya. Retrieved August 28, 2016.
  11. ^ "Marriage Contract". Maalaala Mo Kaya. Retrieved August 24, 2016.

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