Maika Jae Rivera Tanpoco
October 27, 1995
|Occupation||Actress, singer, VJ, dancer, athlete|
|Agent||Star Magic (2016–present)|
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|Website||Maika Rivera on Instagram|
|Full name||Maika Jae Rivera Tanpoco|
|Country (sports)||Philippines (2000–present)|
|Residence||Angeles City, Pampanga|
|Born||27 October 1995|
Angeles City, Pampanga
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
Maika Jae Rivera Tanpoco (born October 27, 1995 in Angeles, Pampanga), professionally known as Maika Rivera, is a Filipina tennis player, model and actress. She was one of the few popular tennis players in the Philippines along with Tin Patrimonio.
In 2016, Tanpoco changed her screen name to Maika Rivera as she became a member of Star Magic, an ABS-CBN Talent Agency. She joined the cast of The Blood Sisters as the evil cousin of Erich Gonzales character.
Rivera started her career as one of the Girltrends of the variety show, It's Showtime, created by ABS-CBN and her villain role in Always Be My Maybe created by Star Cinema. Since then, she became a star magic artist of ABS and began appearing on their television dramas such as Magpahanggang Wakas, Maalaala Mo Kaya and Ipaglaban Mo!. Previously in 2017, she joined the cast of La Luna Sangre and played the role Malina, the antagonist of the cast. In September 2017, she joined the cast of Wildflower as a recurring guest character Stefanie to Lily (Maja Salvador) and Diego (Joseph Marco). Began 2018, Rivera joined the cast of The Blood Sisters as Andrea, the main antagonist of the series. She became famous because of her role of that drama suspense TV series.
Rivera's film debut is her antagonist role in Always Be My Maybe by Star Cinema, starring Arci Muñoz and Gerald Anderson. She also became a member of Girl Trends on ABS-CBN's noontime show It's Showtime.
2016–present: Drama Roles
Recently, Rivera made her television acting debut via Magpahanggang Wakas, where she played Chesca Lozado, Jena and Tristan's mean and tough daughter and shared credits with Muñoz, Gelli de Belen and John Estrada. She will be paired up with Marco Gumabao. Later, after appearing in that show she appeared in some episodes in Maalaala Mo Kaya and played various roles in that show. She was also seen in Ipaglaban Mo! episodes.
2017–present: Main, recurring and villain roles
Maika became a regular guest in It's Showtime and appeared in the show's segment Girltrends as a member, FUNanghalian as a member/leader (Team Girls), Cash-Ya! Kaya! and COPY-CUT. Later, she appeared in La Luna Sangre along with co-stars Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla, Angel Locsin, Richard Gutierrez and others and she portrayed Malina, a cruel and unsympathetic vampire, Supremo's loyal servant and Malia and Tristan's enemy, Malina dies at the LLU massacre after Malia killed the other evil vampires that kills humans.
Right after La Luna Sangre, she played another recurring role in the one of the most watched TV series in Philippines Wildflower, she portrayed Stefanie Oytengco, Divine's eldest daughter and the one who manages Divine's jewelry shop, in the series her mother (Divine) was kidnapped by Lily Cruz to gain information about Emilia's criminal acts. Later after Lily successfully destroys Emilia's illegal jewelry business. Stefani was killed by Emilia's hired killers along with Divine and her siblings. Later after playing a special recurring role in that series.
She appeared in the highest rating Philippine television drama-action-suspense series topbilled by Erich Gonzales in three characters: Erika, Carrie, and Agatha. Produced by Dreamscape Entertainment and directed by Jojo Saguin, that tackles the issue surrogacy, The Blood Sisters along with Erich Gonzales, Ejay Falcon, Enchong Dee, and AJ Muhlach where she played the evil cousin of Erich Gonzales character. Shortly therefore, she reprises her role in the remake of the 1999 hit TV series, and rehashing the subplot of Saan Ka Man Naroroon where Claudine Barreto played triplets with distinct contrasting characteristics, and today Erika Erich Gonzales played the triplets role with also different personalities or traits. Maika Rivera played the pivotal villain role of Andrea Bermudez in that series, Andrea is the mean cousin of the triplets, at first she is happy and free spirited but later it is revealed that she is greedy, self-centered, envious, ruthless, scolding and cunning. She opposes the triplets. Andrea is the treacherous relative who masterminds Rosemarie's accident. She tries to murder her grandmother because Rosemarie refuses to help her ailing daughter in law (Andrea's mother). She is a sophisticated girl who resents the appearance of the triplets in her life. Andrea schemes to destroy them as she intends to be the sole beneficiary of the Bermudez wealth. She is very wicked and ruthless person who will do anything to get what she wants, (wealth). She is the character who creates tension and conflict in the family dynamics.
Off the Court
She appears for Metro magazine with volleyball superstar Alyssa Valdez of Ateneo Lady Eagles and Men's Health Philippines along with another volleyball superstar Cha Cruz, who was included in the Top 100 of FHM Philippines 100 Sexiest Women along with Rachel Anne Daquis.
|2016—2019||It's Showtime||Performer (Girl Trend member)||ABS-CBN|
|2016||Magpahanggang Wakas||Cheska Lozado|
|2017||La Luna Sangre||Malina|
|2018||The Blood Sisters||Andrea Bermudez|
|Sana Dalawa ang Puso||Irish|
|Ngayon At Kailanman||Tamara "Tam"|
|2019||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Wheelchair||Olivia|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: MVP||Karen|
|2016||Always Be My Maybe||Tracy||Star Cinema|
|2018||I Love You, Hater||Sophie||Star Cinema|
|2018||The Girl in the Orange Dress||Honey||Quantum Films|
- "Maika's dream now a reality". The Standard (Philippines). June 9, 2013.
- "Capadocia faces Tanpoco for title". Manila Bulletin. November 22, 2014.
- "The Blood Sisters". TVGuide.com. Retrieved 2018-05-09.
- "UAAP, PBA stars sizzle in Metro's 'Body Special'". ABS-CBN Sports. May 19, 2015.
- "Introducing Tennis Star Maika Tanpoco". Men's Health Philippines. June 29, 2015.
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