|Born||Carla Angeline Reyes Abellana
June 12, 1986
|Occupation||Actress, model, TV host|
|Relatives||Delia Razon (grandmother)
Rey "PJ" Abellana (father)
Carla Angeline Reyes Abellana (born June 12, 1986 in Manila, Philippines) is a Filipina actress and commercial model who played the lead role in the Philippine adaptation of the Mexican telenovela, Rosalinda, aired in GMA Network. She is currently starring as Eulalia "Lally" Agatep-Soriano in My Husband's Lover on GMA Network.
Born in Manila, Philippines, Abellana is the daughter of the former 80's heartthrob Rey "PJ" Abellana, and Rea Reyes. Her grandmother is Delia Razon, who was born to a German father and a Filipino-Spanish mother. She graduated from De la Salle University-Manila as Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree.
In 2009, she auditioned to be one of the three leading ladies of Richard Gutierrez for the television series, Zorro. Instead of giving her a leading lady role in Zorro, the management of GMA Network saw a potential in her and decided to launch her as a new star by giving her a leading role in a television soap. She was chosen to star in the Philippine remake of the Mexican telenovela, Rosalinda which was originally starred by Mexican actress Thalía.
Abellana is part of the ever growing family of Bench Philippines. She started in 2009, and is one of the most famous talents/model of the said clothing brand. Abellana did a photo shoot for Americas Next Top Model judge and photographer, Nigel Barker. The photo shoot was for Philippine's socialite magazine, Philippine Tatler. During the Philippine Fashion Week 2011, Abellena did modelling for Bench Philippines and featured a gown designed by Top fashion designer Michelle Sison alongside Iya Villania, Nikki Gil, Cesca Litton and Geneva Cruz.
Aside from Rosalinda, she has co-hosted for SOP Rules. Then, it is announced that Abellana will be hosting along with Dennis Trillo and Raymond Gutierrez in the fifth season of StarStruck, replacing Jolina Magdangal which aired on November 2009. She is now co-hosted Party Pilipinas on Channel 7. She also hosted Binibining Pilipinas 2010 and the recent Miss World Philippines 2013 which was both aired and hosted by GMA 7.
Carla is a contract star of Regal Films. She signed a 12-picture contract with the company. Her first movie under Regal Films is Mamarazzi which stars Eugene Domingo, JC Tiuseco and Andi Eigenmann. Abellana appeared in her very first horror movie which was an entry to 2010 Metro Manila Film Festival, Shake, Rattle & Roll XII. In September 2011, Abellana starred in the Regal Films movie My Neighbor's Wife alongside Lovi Poe, Dennis Trillo and Jake Cuenca. It is said that this is Abellana's most daring movie to date. By the end of 2011, Abellana also appeared in two movies which are both entries for the 2011 Metro Manila Film Festival: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow (film) with Maricel Soriano and Gabby Concepcion and; Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story alongside Gov. E. R. Ejercito.
|2009||Rosalinda||Rosalinda Romero Perez / Paloma||GMA Network|
|SRO Cinema Serye: Carenderia Queen||Juliet|
|2010||The Last Prince||Sonia|
|Sine Novela: Basahang Ginto||Orang Dimarucot / Laura Leyva|
|Love Bug Presents: The Last Romance||Rackie|
|Binibining Pilipinas 2010||Herself/Host|
|Jillian: Namamasko Po||Joyce|
|2011||Magic Palayok||Pilar Sallave|
|Kung Aagawin Mo Ang Langit||Ellery Martinez|
|Miss World Philippines 2011||Herself/Host|
|Manny Many Prizes||Herself/Co-Host|
|Makapiling Kang Muli||Leilani Angeles|
|Win na Win 2013||Herself/Host|
|Protégé: The Battle For The Big Artista Break||Herself/Journey Host|
|Pepito Manaloto: Ang Tunay na Kwento||Teacher Jenny|
|Eat Bulaga||Herself/Guest Judge|
|Cooking with the Stars||Herself/Guest|
|Chef Boy Logro: Kusina Master||Herself/Guest|
|2013||Magpakailanman: The Undying Love Story of Leonardo & Nonyx Buela||Nonyx Buela|
|Sunday All Stars||Herself/Host|
|My Husband's Lover||Eulalia "Lally" Agatep-Soriano|
|Miss World Philippines 2013||Herself/Host|
|2013–present||Bubble Gang||Herself/Cast Member|
|Shake, Rattle & Roll XII||Diane||PMPC Star Awards for Movies Award for Best New Movie Actress
Young Critics Circle Award for Best Performance
Nominated — Metro Manila Film Festival Award for Best Actress
Nominated — Golden Screen Awards for Breakthrough Performance by an Actress
|2011||My Neighbor's Wife||Jasmine||Nominated — Luna Awards for Best Supporting Actress|
|Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story||Fidela||Viva Films||Nominated — FAMAS Award for Best Actress|
|Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow||Charlotte||Regal Films||Nominated — Metro Manila Film Festival Award for Best Supporting Actress|
Awards and nominations
|2010||36th Metro Manila Film Festival||Best Actress||Shake, Rattle & Roll XII: Punerarya||Nominated|
|24th PMPC Star Awards for TV||Best New Female TV Personality||Rosalinda||Won|
|2011||37th Metro Manila Film Festival||Best Supporting Actress||Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow||Nominated|
|Young Critics Circle for Film||Best Performance||Shake, Rattle & Roll XII: Punerarya||Won|
|27th PMPC Star Awards for Movies||Best New Movie Actress||Won|
|8th Golden Screen Awards||Breakthrough Performance by an Actress||Nominated|
|2012||30th Luna Awards||Best Supporting Actress||My Neighbor's Wife||Nominated|
|Yahoo OMG! Awards||Actress of the Year||None||Nominated|
|2013||27th PMPC Star Awards for Television||Best Actress||My Husband's Lover||Nominated|
|The PEP List 2013||Female TV Star of the Year||My Husband's Lover||Nominated|
- PEP: Newcomer Carla Abellana to portray pinay Rosalinda!
- GMA Network: Carla Abellana corrects Wikipedia entry about her
- PEP: Regal kicks off 50th anniversary celebration with Eugene Domingo's Mamarazzi
- PEP: Carla Abellana: "Kailangan pa ng maraming exposures at mahabang panahon para matawag akong magaling na aktres."
- PEP: Carla Abellana needs no permit from Geoff Eigenmann to work with Dennis Trillo
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Carla Abellana.|
- Carla Abellana Official Website at Multiply
- Carla Abellana at iGMA.tv
- Carla Abellana at the Internet Movie Database