Maxene Sofia Maria Arroyo Magalona-Mananquil (born November 23, 1986) is a Filipino actress and yoga teacher currently signed under ABS-CBN. Being a former GMA talent under the GMA Artist Center, she was known for her portrayal as Vivian Salvador in the My Lover, My Wife and Donna Vallejo on Daddy Di Do Du. Under ABS-CBN, she is best known for her portrayal as Alex Acosta on Doble Kara.
Maxene Sofia Maria Arroyo Magalona
November 23, 1986
|Alma mater||Ateneo de Manila University|
|Agent||Star Magic (1992–1998; 2014–present)|
GMA Artist Center (1998–2014)
|Family||Enrique Magalona (great grandfather)|
Pancho Magalona (grandfather)
Tita Duran (grandmother)
Francis Magalona (father)
Saab Magalona (sister)
Frank Magalona (brother)
Elmo Magalona (brother)
Hiro Peralta (cousin)
Regine Velasquez (aunt)
Magalona was born in Sta. Elena, Philippines. Her father is the late Filipino rapper Francis Magalona and her grandparents are the late actors Pancho Magalona and Tita Duran. Pia Arroyo-Magalona is her mother and her sister is Saab who also joined showbiz in 2007, and her younger brother Elmo Magalona also joined showbiz three years later in Party Pilipinas, Pilyang Kerubin and also in Kaya ng Powers. She is also the niece, of second degree, to singer Regine Velasquez. She graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University in March 2010 with a Social Sciences bachelor's degree, although she didn't attend the graduation ceremonies due to personal reasons.
Starting career on ABS-CBNEdit
GMA Network (1998–2014)Edit
Then in 1998, she transferred to GMA Network. she made her first appearance in Munting Anghel in 2000. Then 2001 second appearance in Daddy Di Do Du in which she worked with Vic Sotto. In 2004, the role of Alwina in Mulawin was originally given to her, but she had to turn down the offer as she was about to start college at the time. It was later given to Angel Locsin. To date, her biggest break on television is when she was chosen to be one of Richard Gutierrez's leading ladies in major lead role Kamandag this is marks first primetime drama series on GMA Network. After Kamandag, Maxene played Jessa, originally played by Sharon Cuneta, in Sine Novela: Una Kang Naging Akin opposite Wendell Ramos and Angelika dela Cruz.
In 2009, Magalona joined the cast of SRO Cinemaserye: Ganti, opposite Marvin Agustin and Geoff Eigenmann. Maxene also starred on Sine Novela: Kung Aagawin Mo ang Lahat sa Akin with JC Tiuseco, Glaiza de Castro and Patrick Garcia.
In June 2010, she joined with the cast of Sine Novela: Trudis Liit, with her co-stars Pauleen Luna, Mike Tan, Gina Alajar, and new Kapuso child actress Jillian Ward. Then in February 2011, she starred on GMA afternoon drama show, My Lover, My Wife opposite Adrian Alandy and Kapuso Actress Nadine Samonte.
In 2013, Magalona joined the GMA afternoon drama series Mga Basang Sisiw playing Vicky Sta. Maria, the main antagonist role and villain of the series, with the lead stars Renz Valerio, Bianca Umali and Miko Zarsadias.
Return to ABS-CBN (2014–present)Edit
In the 3rd quarter of 2014, she signed an exclusive contract and returned to her home network after 16 years, ABS-CBN. and since then had a guest stint as one of the Hurado's on It's Showtime; as guest player in The Singing Bee; as special guest in Kris TV; and starred in Maalaala Mo Kaya (Episode title: Nurse Cap), portraying the nurse rapper, Fatima Palma. Magalona's first major project as a Kapamilya Artist is being part of ABS-CBN's Primetime Soap Dream Dad together with Jana Casandra Agoncillo and Zanjoe Marudo.
In November 2015, after 2 months of pilot, Magalona joined the cast of Doble Kara as Alexandra "Alex" Acosta on its season 2. A sweet and kind hearted to the kids where she worked and she raised by her older half- brother Sebastian "Seb" Acosta portrayed by Sam Milby. She met Kara Dela Rosa portrayed by Julia Montes (which Seb married Kara at season 4). At first, she likes Kara for her brother and keep asking her brother to take Kara out. But, when she finds out that Kara's adopted mother Lucille Acosta- Dela Rosa portrayed by Carmina Villaroel was her half sister from her father side, the sweet and kind hearted lady became mean to Kara and her family because she believes that Lucille's family is the reason why she grew without parents. Later on, she became the main antagonist of the series started in season 4.
In 2015, Magalona began dating musician Rob Mananquil. On February 14, 2017 (Valentine's Day), the two became engaged when the latter proposed to the former while vacationing in Tokyo. Magalona and Mananquil married on January 11, 2018 at a ceremony in Boracay. The two are currently based in the town of Ubud in Bali, Indonesia, where they are undergoing yoga teacher training.
|2020||Ipaglaban Mo: Himlayan||Denise|
|2017||Ipaglaban Mo: Tali||Faith|
|Ipaglaban Mo: Suspetsa||Beth|
|2015—2017||Doble Kara||Alexandra "Alex" Acosta-Hernandez†|
|2014—2015||Dream Dad||April Mae Pamintuan|
|2013||Mga Basang Sisiw||Victoria "Vicky" Santa Maria† |
|Indio||Rosa Delos Santos|
|2011||Pahiram ng Isang Ina||Andrea Martinez|
|Mars Ravelo's Captain Barbell||Dalisay|
|My Lover, My Wife||Vivian Torres-Delgado|
|2010||Sine Novela: Trudis Liit||Mercedes "Ched" Cristobal|
|2009||Sana Ngayong Pasko||Irene Dionisio|
|Sine Novela: Kung Aagawin Mo ang Lahat sa Akin||Maureen Andrada|
|2008||Sine Novela: Una Kang Naging Akin||Jessa Mallari|
|2007—2008||Carlo J. Caparas' Kamandag||Lily|
|2005||Saang Sulok ng Langit||Gemma|
|2004||Hanggang Kailan||Angela Villarama|
|2015||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Box||Tess Alparce-Dado|
|2014||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Nurse Cap||Nurse Fatima Palma|
|2012||Magpakailanman: The Maricel Apatan Story||Maricel Apatan|
|SRO Cinemaserye: Ganti||Eloisa Barrientos|
|2005||Love to Love Season 1: Rich in Love||Trina|
|2015||Sabado Badoo||Cameo Footage Featured|
|2012||Pepito Manaloto: Ang Tunay na Kwento||Angie|
|Spooky Valentine Presents: Manibela||Jellie|
|2001—2007||Daddy Di Do Du||Donna Vallejo|
|2017||The Source||Herself / Guest|
|2015||LolaBasyang.com||Rosa / Rosamistika|
|Kapamilya, Deal or No Deal (season 5)||Herself Contestant with Edgar Allan Guzman|
|Your Face Sounds Familiar 1||Herself Performer / Pop Icon|
|ASAP||Herself Performer / Co-Host|
|2014||Kris TV||Herself Special Guest|
|The Singing Bee||Herself Guest Player|
|It's Showtime||Herself / Special Guest Hurado|
|The Ryzza Mae Show||Herself|
|Protégé: The Battle For The Big Artista Break||Webi-Jock / Co-Host|
|2010—2013||Party Pilipinas||Guest / Performer|
|2004—2010||SOP Rules||Herself / Performer|
|2000||Y2K: Yes 2 Kids||Herself|
|1998||5 and Up|
|2019||Eerie||Sister Mia||Star Cinema|
|2018||The Girl in the Orange Dress||Martha||Quantum Films|
|2017||Unexpectedly Yours||Georgina||Star Cinema|
|2016||Love Me Tomorrow||Jessica|
|2007||Bratz: The Movie||Yasmin|
|2005||Happily Ever After||Laura|
|2002||Singsing ni Lola||Vik|
|2002||Mano Po||Young Elisa|
|2001||Bahay ni Lola||Tintin|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2013||27th PMPC Star Awards for Television||Best Reality Competition Program Host||Protege: The Battle For The Big Artista Break||Nominated|
|61st FAMAS Awards||Celebrity Skin of the Night||N/A||Won|
|2009||FHM Philippines||100 Sexiest Women||Ranked #82|
|2009||Pure 'N Fresh Top Teen Awards||Top Teen ‘IT’ Girl: Pure 'N Fresh Role Model||Nominated|
|2008||FHM Philippines||100 Sexiest Women||Ranked #48|
|2005||FHM Philippines||100 Sexiest Women||Ranked #79|
|2004||FHM Philippines||100 Sexiest Women||Ranked #23|
- Brosas, Alex (September 30, 2020). "Maxene Magalona, Rob Mananquil find bliss in teaching yoga". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved March 2, 2021.
- (in Tagalog) Chika Minute: Maxene Magalona, nagtapos na sa college
- Maxene Magalona had a hand in Angel Locsin's success
- Maxene Magalona at Jewel Mische, bagong leading ladies ni Richard Gutierrez!
- Geoff Eigenmann and Maxene Magalona take on mature roles in SRO Cinemaserye
- Kung Aagawin Mo Ang Lahat sa Akin will premiere on 22 June
- Catolico, Gianna Francesca (February 15, 2017). "Maxene Magalona gets engaged to BF on Valentine's Day". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved January 11, 2018.
- Hallare, Katrina (January 11, 2018). "Maxene Magalona, Rob Mananquil get married in Boracay". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved January 11, 2018.
- Alegre, Dianara (August 7, 2020). "Maxene Magalona shares benefits of living in Ubud, Bali for 5 months". GMA Entertainment. Retrieved March 2, 2021.
- "Maxene Magalona set to start teaching yoga classes online". Push. September 1, 2020. Retrieved March 2, 2020.
- "Maxene Magalona takes on her first kontrabida role in Agustin dela Cruz's 'Mga Basang Sisiw' | GMANetwork.com - Entertainment - Home of Kapuso shows and stars - Articles". GMA Network. Retrieved November 12, 2013.
- FHM Philippines 2009: 100 Sexiest Women - Maxene Magalona
- FHM Philippines 2008: 100 Sexiest Women - Maxene Magalona