Rica Peralejo

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Rica Peralejo
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Rica Peralejo
Born Regina Carla Bautista Peralejo
(1981-03-07) March 7, 1981 (age 33)
Philippines
Years active 1992–present
Agent Star Magic (1992–present)
Height 5'4"

Regina Carla "Rica" Bautista Peralejo-Bonifacio (née Peralejo) (born March 7, 1981) is a Filipina actress, singer, and television host. She is a member of ABS-CBN's circle of homegrown talents collectively known as Star Magic.[1]

Television career[edit]

Rica started out as child star and was part of ABS-CBN's popular youth oriented variety show Ang TV. During her early teens, she became part of the rival network's hit teen oriented drama, GMA Network's T.G.I.S.. A year later, Peralejo moved back to ABS-CBN and was cast as part of its own hit teen oriented drama, Gimik. She was also cast as part of the hit horror series !Oka Tokat. Her acting prowess was finally recognized as she became a staple in ABS-CBN's teleseryes such as Mula Sa Puso, Marinella, Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay, Sineserye Presents: Palimos ng Pag-ibig, Sa Piling Mo [2] and Pangarap Na Bituin. She was also part of the hit sitcoms Palibhasa Lalake, Oki Doki Doc and OK Fine Whatever. She also honed her hosting skills as a host for the showbiz oriented show Showbiz No. 1 and a segment host for Umagang Kay Ganda.[3] Rica was also hailed as a Dancing Queen with her Rated R segment in the Philippines' longest running variety show ASAP. She has appeared in several episodes of Komiks, Star Magic Presents, Philippine TV's longest running drama anthology Maalaala Mo Kaya and her own mini-anthology via Star Drama Presents: Rica. Recently, Rica has appeared in guest roles on 100 Days to Heaven and Ikaw Ay Pag-Ibig and became a guest judge on several occasions on It's Showtime.

Movies and reinventions[edit]

Between making television shows, Rica has made several movies. During her younger years, she was a staple in teen flicks such as T.G.I.S. The Movie, Takot Ka Ba Sa Dilim? and Silaw. She also did several comedy movies such as It's Cool Bulol and Banyo Queen. She later took on more daring roles in such movies as Balahibong Pusa, Tatarin, and Sa Huling Paghihintay.[4] She shift her gears again and went on to star in a string of horror movies like Tiyanaks, Matakot Ka Sa Karma and Spirit of the Glass which earned her the moniker "Scream Queen".[5] In recent years, Rica made special appearances in the movies Caregiver and Paano Na Kaya.

Other Work[edit]

Rica also embarked on a singing career and has released two solo albums [6][7] and contributions on soundtracks[8][9] and compilations.[10][11]

She was also an endorser for Philippine clothing brand, Bench.[12]

Peralejo is currently a lifestyle columnist for The Manila Bulletin.[13] She is also an active member of Victory Christian Fellowship Philippines.[14]

Organization[edit]

Scouts Royale Brotherhood

Personal life[edit]

Rica studied at the School of the Holy Spirit in Quezon City during her early years. She then finished Creative Writing at the Ateneo de Manila University[15]

She is married to Joseph "Joe" Bonifacio, son of Every Nation Church Pastor Joey Bonifacio.[16]

Last January 2014, she gave birth to a baby boy named Philip Nathaniel Peralejo Bonifacio.

Filmography[edit]

Movies[edit]

Year Title Role Production Company
2010 Paano Na Kaya Maan Chua Star Cinema
2008 Caregiver Karen Star Cinema
2007 Tiyanaks Sheila Regal Films
2006 Matakot Ka Sa Karma Mariel Canary Films
2005 Kutob Erika Canary Films
2005 Dilim Cinema One Originals
2005 Hari Ng Sablay Venus Regal Films
2004 Spirit of the Glass Kelly Canary Films
2003 Malikmata Sarah Canary Films
2002 Hibla Isabel Viva Films
2001 Tatarin Amanda Viva Films
2001 Dos Ekis Charisse Viva Films
2001 Banyo Queen Viva Films
2001 Buhay Kamao Vilma Viva Films
2001 Sa Huling Paghihintay Geri Viva Films
2001 Balahibong Pusa Becky Viva Films
2000 Ex-Con Kim Star Cinema
2000 Pera O Bayong Not Da TV Star Cinema
1999 Mula Sa Puso: The Movie Trina Star Cinema
1998 It's Cool Bulol Pinky Viva Films
1998 Silaw Viva Films
1997 T.G.I.S.: The Movie Mitch Ferrer Viva Films
1996 Where D' Girls R Viva Films
1996 Ang TV: The Movie Maneh Star Cinema
1996 Takot Ka Ba Sa Dilim? Viva Films
1995 Habang May Buhay Viva Films
1995 Pulis Patola 2 Seiko Films
1995 Bocaue Pagoda Tragedy Cely Seiko Films
1994 Eat All You Can Seiko Films

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2013 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Drawing Minda ABS-CBN
2013 Showtime guest judge ABS-CBN
2012 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Cross-stitch Abby ABS-CBN
2011 Ikaw Ay Pag-Ibig Rosario ABS-CBN
2011 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Tulay Eva ABS-CBN
2011 100 Days To Heaven Rachelle Bustamante ABS-CBN
2010 Showtime guest judge ABS-CBN
2007 Pangarap Na Bituin Sapphire / Bridgette Ramirez ABS-CBN
2007–2011 Umagang Kay Ganda Host/Herself ABS-CBN
2007 Sineserye Presents: Palimos ng Pag-ibig Fina Alcaraz ABS-CBN
2007 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Jacket April ABS-CBN
2006 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Love Letters Sophia ABS-CBN
2006 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Babymaker - ABS-CBN
2006 Star Magic Presents: Love Chop Sandy ABS-CBN
2006 Komiks: Bampy Vampire ABS-CBN
2006 Komiks: Vincent - ABS-CBN
2006 Sa Piling Mo Nicole Fuentebella ABS-CBN
2004 Showbiz No. 1 Host/Herself ABS-CBN
2003 OK Fine Whatever Ikay ABS-CBN
2002 Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay Helaena Argos ABS-CBN
2000 H2K: Hati-Hating Kapatid Gabriela or Gaby IBC 13
1999 Marinella Jenny ABS-CBN
1998 Oki Doki Doc Rica ABS-CBN
1998 Star Drama Presents: Rica several episodes ABS-CBN
1997 !Oka Tokat Rikki Montinola ABS-CBN
1997 Mula Sa Puso Trina ABS-CBN
1997–2007 ASAP Host / Herself ABS-CBN
1996 Gimik Jersey Salveron ABS-CBN
1995 T.G.I.S. Michelle "Mitch" Ferrer GMA Network
1995 Palibhasa Lalake Ashley ABS-CBN
1992 Ang TV Herself ABS-CBN

Videos[edit]

  • Understatement: The Bench Underwear and Denim Fashion Show (2004)

Discography[edit]

  • Sa Huling Paghihintay (soundtrack) (2000)
  • Ikaw Pa Rin At Ako (1999)
  • Fallin' (1995)

Awards[edit]

  • LUNA AWARDS BEST ACTRESS FOR 'HIBLA'
  • STAR AWARDS FOR MOVIES BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS FOR 'CAREGIVER'
  • FAMAS AWARDS BEST ACTRESS FOR 'HIBLA'
  • MMFF BEST ACTRESS FOR 'KUTOB'
  • MMFF BEST ACTRESS FOR 'SPIRIT OF THE GLASS'
  • LUNA AWARDS BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS FOR 'TATARIN'

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