Maricar Reyes-Poon (born Maricar Concepcion Pozon Reyes; June 20, 1981), is a Filipino actress.
Maricar Concepcion Pozon Reyes
June 20, 1981
|Alma mater||Ateneo de Manila University (B.S.)|
University of Santo Tomas (M.D.)
|Occupation||Actress, model, general practitioner|
Cornerstone Talent Management Center
|Height||163 cm (5 ft 4 in)|
Reyes was born in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. She graduated high school from St. Bridget's School in Quezon City. 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. She passed the medical licensure exam in 2008.
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.
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. 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.
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. In April 2013, Poon confirmed that he and Reyes had been engaged. They married in June 2013.
|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"|||
|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|
|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"|||
|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"|||
|2013||Juan dela Cruz||Tatlong Maria|
|2013||Honesto||Josefina "Fina" Lualhati||Special participation|
|2014||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Elena Santos-Bautista||Episode: "Marriage Contract"|||
|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|
|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|
|2011||Anatomiya ng Korupsiyon||Atty. Cely Martinez||Won — Cinema One Originals Film Festival Award for Best Actress (tied with Lilia Cuntapay)|||
|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|
|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|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|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|||
|Shake, Rattle & Roll 13||Metro Manila Film Festival Award||Best Actress||Nominated|
- "Maricar Reyes: The 24-karat doctor-actress", The Philippine Star, June 6, 2010, retrieved December 15, 2016
- "List of Physician Licensure Exam passers O - T", GMA News, February 22, 2008, retrieved December 15, 2016
- ABS-CBN News. "Maricar Reyes shows there's life after a sex scandal". Retrieved March 13, 2013.
- 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.
- Manila Bulletin. "Richard Poon Reveals Ongoing Romance With Maricar Reyes". Retrieved March 13, 2013.
- Alberto, Margie, Cathrina Maulion. "Singer Richard Poon confirms engagement to actress Maricar Reyes". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved May 1, 2013.
- "When 'harmless' chats become emotional cheating, according to Maricar Reyes". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved March 29, 2020.
- "Salamin (Kuba)". Maalaala Mo Kaya. Retrieved August 28, 2016.
- "Niagara Falls". Maalaala Mo Kaya. Retrieved August 5, 2016.
- "Hair Clip (Twin Sisters)". Maalaala Mo Kaya. Retrieved August 28, 2016.
- "Marriage Contract". Maalaala Mo Kaya. Retrieved August 24, 2016.