Maritoni Fernandez

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Maritoni Fernandez
Born Antonita Moynihan
(1969-03-31) March 31, 1969 (age 45)
Years active 1989–present

Maritoni Fernandez (born Antonita Moynihan on March 31, 1969[1]) is a Filipina character actress, model and entrepreneur.

Family[edit]

She is the daughter of Antony Moynihan, 3rd Baron Moynihan,[2] who is English with some Irish roots, and a Filipina mother. She is niece to Colin Moynihan, the current Baron Moynihan and head of the British Olympic Committee.[3] Antonita was reared by her grandmother in York, England during her childhood years and later moved to the Philippines to accompany her father who became a close friend of former Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos and a successful food critique and restaurant owner in Manila in the 1980s. She is the mother of actress Lexi Fernandez, who is currently a GMA Network contract artist.

Career[edit]

As an adult, Antonita became a commercial model and actress in the Philippines, adopting the screen name Maritoni Fernandez.[4] She has had considerable success as a screen actress, figuring in many movies with the respected Filipino actor Fernando Poe, Jr. and appearing in the award-winning Hong Kong film Days of Being Wild by acclaimed director Wong Kar-wai.

On her 30th birthday, Maritoni was diagnosed with breast cancer and has since undergone a lumpectomy in the United States.[5] In remission, she has been serving as a spokesperson for breast cancer patients and survivors in the Philippines and abroad.[6][7]

Maritoni is currently an entrepreneur-owner of Herb-All Organic Trading Corporation which is a food supplement company specializing in young barley powder and other natural health supplements. Simple Thoughts, her easy text floral service Bella Regalo, RSVP Event Planning and Design, and Just Desserts[8] in addition to her jobs as commercial model and actress in television soap operas for a major Philippine television network. She resides with her children in Makati City Manila.[9] She is a member of the ICanServe Foundation.

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2014 Anasandra Anasandra Querebin GMA Network
My Destiny Teresita Mendoza
2013 Prinsesa ng Buhay Ko Tess Macalintal
Magpakailanman: Ligaw na Diyosa Doctora
2012/2013 Paroa: Ang Kuwento ni Mariposa Belen
2012 A Beautiful Affair Evelyn Saavedra ABS-CBN
Legacy Anna Marie Leviste GMA Network
2011 Elena M. Patron's Blusang Itim Victoria Soriano
2010 Langit sa Piling Mo Gloria Hilario
2009/2010 Ikaw Sana Loreta Reyes-Montemayor
2009 Sine Novela: Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin? Donya Connie Sanchez
Ms. Constance
2008 Lobo Dr. Vivian Lee ABS-CBN
2006 Pinakamamahal Marikrissa Padua GMA Network
Carlo J. Caparas' Bakekang Elsa
2003 It Might Be You Frida Montegracia-Trinidad ABS-CBN
1996 Anna Karenina Ruth Monteclaro GMA Network

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