Karel Marquez

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Karel Marquez Santos
Born Karla Ysabel Marquez Santos
(1986-12-21) December 21, 1986 (age 30)
Manila, Philippines
Years active 2002-present
Sean Fariñas (2012-present)
Children 2

Karla Ysabel Marquez-Santos (born December 21, 1986; Manila, Philippines), professionally known as Karel Marquez, is a Filipino actress, model, singer, and TV host who's currently signed under manager, Becky Aguila since July 2017. Before she joined GMA Network, she was part of ABS-CBN Talent Management & Development Center (known as Star Magic). She was Star Magic's Batch 10 alumna. Today, she is a freelance artist and entrepreneur.


Marquez started as VJ in Myx, a subsidiary of ABS-CBN, in 2003. She was transferred to ABS-CBN's rival network, GMA Network, despite being a VJ in Myx until 2007. She starred in GMA's afternoon Philippine television drama Pati Ba Pintig Ng Puso?. She was also a mainstay in GMA's Sunday variety program SOP. She hosted a segment in GMA's gag show Bitoy's Funniest Videos, titled "Just 4 Kikays". She co-starred in GMA's primetime Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan, as Lyka. She was one-half of the cover girls in the November 2006 edition of FHM Philippines. Marquez, alongside Drew Arellano, was also a co-host in Coca Cola: Ride To Fame, a reality talent show. She was also a radio DJ.

She starred in GMA's Philippine television drama My Husband's Lover.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Marquez's first relationship (ex boyfriend) was with Arman de Guzman, with whom she had two children, Keiley and Kyler. [2] Marquez began dating Sean Fariñas in January 2012. They became engaged on May 6, 2016 and got married last December 1, 2016 until present..[2]



Year Title Role Type of Role Network
1998/2003 Magandang Tanghali Bayan Herself Co-hostess ABS-CBN
2002/2004 Berks Penelope Main role
2002/2012 ASAP Herself / Performer Guest appearance
2003 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Garapon Episode guest
2003-2007 Myx Herself / Former VJ Guest appearance
2004-2009 2004–05 PBA season Herself / Muse of Purefoods TJ Hotdogs ABC
2004-2009 Bitoy's Funniest Videos Herself Co-hostess GMA Network
2005 Qpids Guest appearance ABS-CBN
2006 Komiks: Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko Ruwanna Episode guest
2007 Sine Novela: Pati Ba Pintig ng Puso? Agatha Supporting role / Antagonist GMA Network
SOP Rules Herself / Performer Guest appearance
Mga Kwento ni Lola Basyang: Ang Palasyo ng mga Duwende Lota Episode guest
Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan Lyka Extended role / Antagonist
2007-2009 Celebrity Duets: Philippine Edition Herself Guest appearance
2010 SOP Co-hostess
Pidol's Wonderland Arwana Episode guest TV5
2011 Babaeng Hampaslupa Fake Elizabeth Wong / Stephanie† Supporting role / Antagonist
Real Confessions: Mga Pinutol na Pangarap Maricel Apatan Episode guest
Sa Ngalan ng Ina Carmela Illustre Supporting role
Regal Shocker: Salamin Sophie Episode guest
Mistaken Identity Princess Violeta Main role / Antagonist GMA Network
2011-2012 Glamorosa Young Claudia Montesilva-Herrera Cameo appearance / Antagonist TV5
2012 Isang Dakot Na Luha Bernadette Supporting role / Antagonist
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Stuffed Toy Winnie Episode guest ABS-CBN
Yesterday's Bride Dra. Sabrina Torres Main role / Antagonist GMA Network
2013 My Husband's Lover Evelyn Agatep Recurring role
Genesis Young Brenda Natividad Special participation
Cassandra: Warrior Angel Louella Supporting role / Antagonist TV5
2014 Rhodora X Jonalyn Abanes-Leoncio Guest appearance / Antagonist GMA Network
My Destiny Cynthia Dela Rosa-Dimaano Special participation
2014-2015 Ang Lihim ni Annasandra Cecilia
2015 Bet on Your Baby Herself with her baby Kyler Episode guest ABS-CBN
2016 Ika-6 na Utos Lara Salcedo-Fuentabella Special participation GMA Network
2017 Tadhana Sunny Episode guest
La Luna Sangre Nisha Echavez Supporting Role ABS-CBN
Tukhang Ellen Lead Role Cignal TV


  1. ^ Carvajal, Dolly Anne (July 22, 2013). "Karel Marquez talks about love, sibling rivalry and career". Inquirer.net. Retrieved October 24, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Ruiz, Mara (May 7, 2016), "Karel Marquez, engaged na!", GMA News, retrieved October 24, 2016 

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