Gladys Reyes

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Gladys Reyes-Roxas
Born Gladys Paras Reyes
(1978-06-23) June 23, 1978 (age 38)
Davao City, Davao Region, Philippines
Nationality Philippines
Other names Gladys Reyes-Roxas
Occupation Actress
Years active 1984–present
Spouse(s) Christopher Roxas (2004–present); 3 children

Gladys Paras Reyes-Sommereux (née Reyes; born June 23, 1978), is a Filipina actress best known for her role as "Clara," the antagonist to "Mara" (played by Judy Ann Santos) from the 90's ABS-CBN hit teleserye, Mara Clara.[1][2] She received the PMPC Star Awards for Best Drama Actress for the TV series Saan Ka Man Naroroon.[3]

She received a Urian Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film Magkakabaung.[4] She is currently a board member of Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB).[5]



Known by the alias, Primera Kontrabida,[6] Gladys Reyes had her big break for the 1990s soap opera, Mara Clara, as Clara, which was portrayed by Julia Montes in the hit remake of the same name.

Reyes is a known member of Iglesia ni Cristo,[7] as well as an alumna of New Era University where she earned her bachelor's degree in Mass Communications.

She is the wife of Christopher Roxas (born Jean-Christopher Sommereux; 1978), her co-star in Mara Clara.[8] They now have three children.[9]




Year Title Role Notes
2015 Felix Manalo Avelina Manalo
2012 This Guy's In Love With U Mare! Terry
2010 Petrang Kabayo Pregnant Kalesa Passenger Cameo role
2002 Biyahera Lilia
Cass & Cary: Who Wants To Be A Billionaire? Attorney Juliet
May Pag-ibig Pa Kaya? Pilar
2001 Tabi-tabi Po! Minerva "Demonyita" segment
1999 Pepeng Agimat Viola
Weder-weder lang 'yan Girlie
1998 Kasal-kasalan (Sakalan) Angel
I'm Sorry, My Love Sylvia
Ikaw Na Sana (Movie Version) Angela Rosales Main role/Antagonist
1997 Anak ng Dilim Adela Philippine remake of the US film, Carrie[10]
Sa Kabilugan Ng Buwan Michelle
Minsan Lamang Magmamahal Pinky
Isinakdal Ko Ang Aking Ina Carol
1996 Kung Alam Mo Lang Mechie
Ang Titser Kong Pogi Auntie
Mara Clara: The Movie Clara del Valle/David Main Role/Antagonist
Sana Naman Noreen
1989 SuperMouse and the Robo-Rats Young Dambu
1988 Afuang: Bounty Hunter Ablyn Afuang supporting role
1986 Captain Barbel Kidnap Victim Cameo Role
Nakagapos na Puso young Elisa
1984 Baby Tsina Elena's Baby Reyes' first film role


Year Title Role(s) Type of Role Network
2016 Dear Uge: Maid in China Margie Episode Role GMA Network|- Oh My Mama Inday Bartolome Supporting role
Once Again Edna Evangelista Guest appearance
Dear Uge: Ang triplets ng Tres Marias Alma Episode guest
Poor Señorita Lydia dela Cruz Guest appearance
Dear Uge: Ang tunay na buhay ni Antonietta Bella Episode guest / Antagonist
2015-2016 Little Nanay Vivian San Pedro Supporting role / Antagonist
2015 Let the Love Begin Maricar "Katy" Fernandez / DJ Katy Fairy Supporting role / Antagonist
2014-2015 Basta Every Day, Happy! Herself Lead hostess
2014 My BFF Mercedes Guest appearance
Kambal Sirena Barracuda Supporting role / Antagonist
2013 Pyra: Ang Babaeng Apoy Susan Del Fierro Supporting role / Antagonist
Home Sweet Home Agoncillia Caharian Supporting role / Antagonist
The Ryzza Mae Show Herself Guest appearance
Magpakailanman: The Ruben Marasigan Story Sonia Episode guest
Celebrity Bluff Herself Contestant
Follow That Star Herself Lead hostess GMA News TV
2012 Nay-1-1 Herself Co-hostess GMA Network
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Upuan Letty Canlas Episode guest ABS-CBN
Istorifik: Pidol's Kuwentong Fantastik Various roles Episode guest(s) TV5
Enchanted Garden Dolores Extended role / Antagonist
Wansapanataym: Ballpen De Sarah Pen Mrs. Quintin Episode guest ABS-CBN
Wako Wako Isay Gaudencio Main role
Juicy! Herself / Co-host Guest appearance TV5
2011 Gandang Gabi, Vice! Herself Guest appearance ABS-CBN
Wansapanataym: Unli-Gift Box Mylene Episode guest
Ikaw Ay Pag-Ibig Mrs. Dizon Guest appearance
Kris TV Herself Guest appearance
I Dare You Herself / Challenger Guest appearance
Guns and Roses Diana Montano-Alvaro Supporting role
2010-2011 Star Circle Quest for the Next Kiddie Superstars Herself Judge
2010 Laugh Out Loud Herself / Prankster / Female Vendor Guest appearance
Panahon Ko 'To!: Ang Game Show ng Buhay Ko Herself Contestant
Juicy! Herself / Co-hostess Guest appearance TV5
Showtime Herself / Hurado Guest appearance ABS-CBN
Habang May Buhay Dra. Clarissa C. Briones† Co-lead role / Antagonist
2009-2010 George and Cecil Miriam Macabanta Extended role
2009 Only You Dorina Sanchez Extended role
2009-2011 Go Negosyo Herself Lead hostess Q
2009 Daisy Siete: Kambalilong Madam L. / Along Episode guest GMA Network
2008-2009 Lalola Iris Diaz Supporting role
2008 Tasya Fantasya Mateng Main role
2007-present Moments Herself Lead hostess Net 25
2007-2008 Sine Novela Presents: My Only Love Perlita "Pearl" Busano-Maravilla Supporting role / Antagonist GMA Network
2006-2007 Carlo J. Caparas' Bakekang Deborah Yokohama Main role / Antagonist
2004-2007 Bahay Mo Ba 'To? Kelly Mulingtapang Main role
2004 Love to Love: Sweet Exchange Amanda Episode guest
Marinara Tara Supporting role / Antagonist
2001-2003 Recuerdo de Amor Ursula Supporting role ABS-CBN
Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan Ruella Agbayani Extended role / Antagonist
1999-2001 Saan Ka Man Naroroon Melissa Baldamesa-de Villa† Main role / Antagonist
1998 Ganyan Kita Kamahal Gwen Main role / Antagonist GMA Network
1997-1998 Ikaw Na Sana Angela Rosales† Main role / Antagonist
1992-1997 Mara Clara Clara del Valle / Clara Davis Co-lead role / Antagonist ABS-CBN
1986 That's Entertainment Herself Guest appearance GMA Network
1984 Eat Bulaga Presents: Little Miss Philippines Herself / Little Miss Metro Manila Contestant RPN
1984-1988 Lucky Kathy Main role IBC

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year TV Award/Critics Award Result
2000 14th PMPC Star Awards for TV[11] Best Drama Actress Saan Ka Man Naroroon (1999) Won
2013 27th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Celebrity Talk Show Host Moments (2012) Nominated
2013 Walk of Fame Philippines Walk of Fame Awardee Won
2016 42nd Metro Manila Film Festival Best Supporting Actress Die Beautiful Nominated


Year Title Role
2008 Licealiz
2010 Cebuana Lhuillier Pawnshop Rival
2011 Grow Herself (mom)
Preceded by
Candy Pangilinan
Showtime Hurado
15 February 2010 – 5 June 2010
Succeeded by


  1. ^ "'Mara Clara': the longest teleserye on Philippine television",, 16 January 2007; accessed 29 May 2011.
  2. ^ "Sundan ang buhay ng Primera Kontrabida na si Gladys Reyes sa Follow that Star". GMA Network. 10 January 2013. Retrieved 27 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Caligan, Michelle (24 June 2015). "Gladys Reyes is more inspired to star in movies now". GMA Network. Retrieved 27 August 2015. 
  4. ^ Cruz, Marinel R. (19 June 2015). "Night of first-time Urian winners". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 27 August 2015. 
  5. ^ Corrales, Nestor (11 January 2014). "Aquino reappoints Villareal as MTRCB chief". Retrieved 27 August 2015. 
  6. ^ "For Gladys Reyes, motherhood is about finding a balance". The Philippine Star. 12 June 2011. Retrieved 1 September 2015. 
  7. ^ Francisco, Katerina (22 July 2014). "Famous Iglesia ni Cristo personalities". Rappler. Retrieved 27 August 2015. 
  8. ^ Cruz, Marinel R. (21 November 2012). "Three Ps for a lasting relationship". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 27 August 2015. 
  9. ^ "Gladys Reyes in no hurry to have second baby",; retrieved 29 May 2011.
  10. ^ "Anak ng Dilim (1997) - Connections". Retrieved 2 January 2015. 
  11. ^ "Happy, triumphant faces at the 14th PMPC Star Awards for TV". The Philippine Star. 9 October 2000. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 

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