Amy Perez

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Amy Perez
Born Maria Armida Parale Sarte-Perez-Castillo
(1969-09-05) September 5, 1969 (age 47)
Las Piñas, Rizal, Philippines
Occupation Host, actress
Years active 1980–present
Agent ABS-CBN (1987–present)
TV5 (2010–2013)
Backroom Inc. (2006–present)
Spouse(s) Brix Ferraris (estranged)
Carlo Castillo (m. 2014)
Children 3

Maria Armida Parale "Amy" Sarte-Perez-Castillo (born September 5, 1969) is a Filipino TV and radio presenter and occasional actress who best known for hosting the now-defunct Philippine reality tabloid talk show, Face to Face. In 2013, she co-hosts The Singing Bee with Roderick Paulate.[1][2] In 2016, Perez is set to be one of the main hosts of It's Showtime and ASAP on ABS-CBN.

Educational life[edit]

  • Elementary: Holy Child Parochial School San Juan
  • High School: Sienna College of Taytay Rizal / St.Scholastica's Academy Marikina
  • College: Sienna College of Quezon City / Ateneo Computer School Makati/ ISCHAM

Career[edit]

Perez' earliest big-time gig was co-hosting the noontime variety program Magandang Tanghali Bayan from November 1998 to February 2005. After the show bid farewell, she was chosen to be one of the hosts for the morning talk-variety show M.R.S.

As an actress, Amy Perez played a variety of roles in television and movies. She took the role of Honey in Anak Ni Baby Ama and also appeared in Flavor of the Month, starring Joey Marquez and Alma Moreno. It was in these movies that she was discovered to have much flair for comedy. Perez' performance as Helen in the Robin Padilla-starrer Sa Diyos Lang Ako Susuko is one of the roles for which she received critical acclaim. She also starred in Petrang Kabayo 2: Ang Ganda-Ganda Ko, Palibhasa Lalake, Ipagpatawad Mo, Tigasin, and Pera o Bayong (Not da TV). She appeared in television dramas like Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan in which she played the role of Mirriam, Habang Kapiling Ka as Divine Ogata and Ikaw Sa Puso Ko in 2004. Moreover, she appeared in the two episodes of Komiks in 2006: 1. Alpha Omega Girl; 2. Agua Bendita. There was also a segment entitled Kama in a horror flick directed by Jose Javier Reyes Matakot Ka sa Karma in which she took the role of Myrna. She was also a star in an episode of Love Spell “Shoes ko po, Shoes ko Day!” just last 2007 and she was a character in I've Fallen for You which she played Ninang Beth.

Personal life[edit]

Perez and musician Brix Ferraris have a son named Adi. She is a cousin of veteran actress Lorna Tolentino. She filed for annulment from Ferraris but was denied by the Supreme Court.[3] Perez then met her current partner, radio host Carlo Castillo (younger brother of GMA News reporter and anchor, Cedric Castillo). They have a son together born in 2008.[4] In 2012, Perez was confirmed to be 3 months pregnant, her second child to Castillo, and she confirmed that she was to take a 1-year leave from Face to Face.[5] In November 12, 2014, she married her long-time partner Carlo Castillo at The Mango Farm in Antipolo, Rizal.

Filmography[edit]

TV shows[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2016 It's Showtime Herself, Main Host ABS-CBN
2016 ASAP Herself, Main Host ABS-CBN
2013/2015 The Singing Bee Herself, Host with Roderick Paulate
2013 Umagang Kay Ganda Herself / Host
Gandang Gabi, Vice! Herself Guest with Roderick Paulate
Bandila Herself / Guest
It's Showtime Guest Celebrity Judge / Guest Performer with Roderick Paulate
Buzz ng Bayan Herself Guest
The Ryzza Mae Show Guest GMA Network
2012/2013 Good Morning Club Host TV5
Ang Latest
2010/2012 Sapul sa Singko
Untold Stories Mula Sa Face To Face Herself /Host
2010/2011 Juicy! Herself / Guest Panelists
2010/2013 Face to Face Host
2009 Only You Emily ABS-CBN
2006 Gulong ng Palad Lorraine Pineda
Love Spell: Shoes ko po, Shoes ko Day! Various
2006/2010 Kabuhayang Swak na Swak Host
2005 M.R.S.
2004/2005 Diretsahan ABC
2004 Leya, Ang Pinakamagandang Babae Sa Ilalim Ng Lupa Maruba GMA Network
Ikaw Sa Puso Ko Various
2003/2004 Twin Hearts Iris Medira
2002/2003 Habang Kapiling Ka Divine Ogata
2001 Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan Mirriam† ABS-CBN
1998-2002 Magandang Tanghali Bayan Host
1997/2001 ASAP
1995/1998 'Sang Linggo nAPO Sila
1990/1995 Sa Linggo nAPO Sila
1987/1998 Palibhasa Lalake Amy / Amelia
1988/1989 Eat Bulaga! Co-Host RPN
1987/1990 Family Kuwarta o Kahon Co-Host

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