Carla Abellana

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Carla Abellana
Photograph of Carla Abellana
Born Carla Angeline R. Abellana
(1986-06-12) June 12, 1986 (age 28)
Manila, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Alma mater OB Montessori Center
De La Salle University
Years active 2009–present
Relatives Delia Razon (Grandmother)
Rey "PJ" Abellana (Father)

Carla Angeline Reyes Abellana 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.[1] She recently finished starring as Eulalia "Lally" Agatep-Soriano in My Husband's Lover on GMA Network.


Born on June 12, 1986,[2][3] in Manila, Philippines, Abellana is the daughter of actor 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.[1][4]

Early career[edit]

Abellana started as a commercial model. Her endorsed products included Pantene shampoo, Jollibee Ice Craze, Beverly Hills 6750, Nestle Magic Sarap, Bench clothing line, Ponds and many more.

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-hosting 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.


Film career[edit]

Carla is a contract star of Regal Films. She signed a 12-picture contract with the company. Her first film under Regal Films is Mamarazzi which stars Eugene Domingo, JC Tiuseco and Andi Eigenmann.[5] Abellana appeared in her first horror film which was an entry to 2010 Metro Manila Film Festival, Shake, Rattle & Roll XII.[5] In September 2011, Abellana starred in the Regal Films film My Neighbor's Wife alongside Lovi Poe, Dennis Trillo and Jake Cuenca. By the end of 2011, Abellana also appeared in two films, both of which are entries for the 2011 Metro Manila Film Festival: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow with Maricel Soriano and Gabby Concepcion and Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story alongside Gov. E. R. Ejercito.




Year Title Role Network Notes
2009 Rosalinda Rosalinda Romero Perez / Paloma GMA Network Lead Role
SRO Cinema Serye: Carenderia Queen[6] Juliet
2010 The Last Prince Sonia
Sine Novela: Basahang Ginto Orang Dimarucot / Laura Leyva Lead Role
Love Bug Presents: The Last Romance[7] Rackie Main Role
Ilumina Hannah Special Participation
Jillian: Namamasko Po Joyce Special Guest
2011 Magic Palayok Pilar Sallave Lead Role
Kung Aagawin Mo Ang Langit Ellery Martinez Main Role
2012 Legacy Herself (endorser) Special Guest
Makapiling Kang Muli Leilani Angeles Lead Role
Pepito Manaloto: Ang Tunay na Kwento Teacher Jenny Special Guest
2013 Magpakailanman: The Undying Love Story of Leonardo & Nonyx Buela Nonyx Buela Lead Role
My Husband's Lover Eulalia "Lally" Agatep-Soriano Lead Role
Bubble Gang Herself/Main Cast
2014 Magpakailanman: Sinapupunang Paupahan Neneth Villegas Lead Role
Ismol Family Majay Ismol Main Cast
My Destiny Grace Dela Rosa-Andrada Lead Role
2015 Pari 'Koy Michelle Angeles


Year Title Role Network
2009 StarStruck V Herself/Host GMA Network
2010 Binibining Pilipinas 2010
2010-2013 Party Pilipinas Herself/Host/Performer
2011 Miss World Philippines 2011 Herself/Host
2012 Manny Many Prizes
Protégé: The Battle For The Big Artista Break
2013–present Sunday All Stars Herself/Performer/Host
2014–present Del Monte Kitchenomics Herself/Host


Year Title Role Network
2013 Celebrity Bluff Herself/Contestant GMA Network


Year Title Role Studio Notes
2010 Mamarazzi Mimi Regal Films
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
Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow Charlotte Nominated — 2011 Metro Manila Film Festival for Best Supporting Actress
Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story Fidela Viva Films Nominated — FAMAS Award for Best Actress
2014 Third Eye Mylene Regal Films
So It's You Lira
Somebody to Love Sabrina
Shake, Rattle & Roll XV Aimee Nominated — 2014 Metro Manila Film Festival for Best Actress

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated for Result
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
FAMAS Awards Best Actress Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story Nominated
2013 27th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Drama Actress My Husband's Lover Nominated
The PEP List 2013 Female TV Star of the Year My Husband's Lover Nominated
2014 Golden Screen Awards for Television Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Drama Series My Husband's Lover Won
Yahoo! OMG Awards Actress of the Year None Nominated
40th Metro Manila Film Festival Best Actress Shake, Rattle & Roll XV: Ulam Nominated


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