Manilyn Reynes

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Manilyn Reynes
Born
Manilyn Manaloto Reynes

(1972-04-27) April 27, 1972 (age 47)
Cebu City, Philippines
Other namesStar of all Decades, Mani, Mane, Manilyn, Elsa
OccupationActress, singer, songwriter
Years active1982–present

Manilyn Reynes Jimenez (born April 27, 1972) also known as "Elsa" is a Filipina actress, singer, TV host and commercial model.

Since the 1980s into the 1990s, Reynes' songs have been covered by many Filipino artists including fellow Cebuana Sheryn Regis who revived the song "Sayang Na Sayang" in 2008 to pay homage to her fellow Visayan which was part of her final album as Regis took hiatus from the entertainment industry.

She appeared more than 40 films as an actress.

Career[edit]

She is now considered as The Star of all Decades for her numerous projects on television acting and singing as well. Manilyn Reynes started as a child actress in 1982. She first appeared in the movie To Mama with Love. A year after, she won her first best child actress award for the movie Minsan May Isang Ina where she portrayed the role of a child with epilepsy. As a child actress, she did movies with big stars like Nora Aunor, Dolphy, and Maricel Soriano. She was also gifted with a golden voice, which served as her passport to fame. She was first contracted with Ivory Records where she had two albums: Apple Thoughts and Manilyn.. Christmas.

In 1986, she became one of the pioneers of That's Entertainment (A musical youth oriented show hosted by German Moreno). Together with Kristina Paner and Sheryl Cruz, they were introduced as the new Regal Babies and were baptized as "The Triplets". The trio guested together in different shows and appeared in movies like Batang Quiapo, I Have Three Hands, Mga Kuwento Ni Lola Basyang, and When I Fall in Love.

During her teenage years, she was first paired up with Janno Gibbs who became her boyfriend in real life. She was also linked to singer-actors Keempee de Leon, Billy Joe Crawford and Ogie Alcasid but she ended up with her co-That's Entertainment actor Aljon Jimenez.

Timely after her break-up, she was contracted with OctoArts Records. Her debut album titled Manilyn earned a platinum award. The album includes the viral hit "Sayang Na Sayang" which topped the Philippine billboards in the year 1988. She was the youngest recording artist to have a major concert in the Bigdome in 1990. She also appeared in numerous episodes of Kuya Germs' Young Love, Sweet Love. Her fame continued to shine and she was given the title "Star of the New Decade" by the press. She also had her own television show titled Manilyn Live, which was co-hosted by Ariel Rivera and Francis Magalona, and Dear Manilyn.

In the year 1996, she left GMA and transferred to its rival network (ABS-CBN). She became a host of Sang Linggo Napo Sila and had her series of dramatic episodes in Maalaala Mo Kaya and Star Drama Theater Presents: Manilyn. The same year, she married her longtime boyfriend Aljon Jimenez who proposed for marriage in the national television. She became inactive in showbiz after the birth of her first child but she occasionally appears as a guest star in some shows.

In the year 2005, her career was revived. She became a host of MOM's and portrayed the role of Corazon in Marimar.

25th showbiz anniversary[edit]

On October 27, 2007, Manilyn Reynes celebrated her 25th year in showbiz. Her silver anniversary October 27 concert at Aliw Theatre with special guests Ogie Alcasid, Janno Gibbs, and Keempee de Leon.[1]

The year 2009 was a highlight in her career as she won an acting award for her prolific portrayal as a lesbian named Butch in the ensemble-comedy MMFF 2008 Entry One Night Only and another movie Ded na Si lolo is one of the finalist for best foreign film in a recently concluded Oscar award 2009.

In 2010, marked her comeback to ABS-CBN to guest star in the longest running drama anthology MMK (Maalaala Mo Kaya) in a role in which she played a mother who must sacrifice her soul to give her a family a better life after being unhappy for quite sometime. This gave her a chance to reunite with '80–'90s heartthrob and award-winning actor Romnick Sarmenta. The episode also re-aired its second time due to public demand.

In 2012, she guested in a Halloween special of Maalaala Mo Kaya as a woman who is haunted and must use her third eye to unravel a secret that only she can uncover.As of 2013 she is back on ABS-CBN, she had guest stints on Kapamilya shows like ASAP and Wansapanataym, and starred on the series Got to Believe starring Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla with her co generation actresses Carmina Villaroel and Isabel Granada, and actors Benjie Paras and Ian Veneracion.

In July 17, 2016, Regine Velasquez's cookbook "Bongga sa Kusina" was launched and it featured "Manilyn Reynes' Tinu-Om" in one of its collections of delicacies when she guested in Regine Velasquez's T.V. show "Sarap Diva".

Today, she appears on TV every Sunday in the show Pepito Manaloto: Ang Tunay Na Kwento.In the 30th recent PMPC(Philippine Movie Press Club) Star awards for TV and Music she won as Best Comedy Actress for her funny character as Elsa Manaloto the other half of Pepito Manaloto played by the ace comedian Michael V.

Back to GMA Network[edit]

Reynes is now officially back as a Kapuso actress as she inked a three-year exclusive contract with GMA Network on Wednesday, March 12, at the GMA Network Center Building. Present at the event were GMA chairman and CEO Atty, Felipe L. Gozon, SVP for Entertainment TV, Ms. Lilybeth G. Rasonable, VP for Drama, Ms. Redgie Acuña-Magno, and Program Managers Charles Koo and Bang Arespacochaga. Reynes became a free lancer actress since in 2010 after her contract was expired. While she became a freelance actress she appeared several shows on GMA's rival network ABS-CBN as a major roles including the hit series Got To Believe which served as her last project in the said network. She also appeared in several episodes of ASAP, Maalala Mo Kaya and an Episode of Wansapanataym.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Reynes is the wife of Aljon Jimenez, and mother to three boys.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title
1983 To Mama With Love
Minsan May Ina
1984 Dear Mama
Daddy Knows Best
1985 Ride on Baby
I Have Three Hands
Mga Kwento Ni Lola Basyang
1986 When I Fall in Love
Horsey-Horsey:Tigidig-Tigidig
Ang Daigdig ay Isang Butil na Luha
Batang Quiapo
Payaso
1987 Jack en Poy: Hale-Hale Hoy
Family Tree
Bunsong Kerubin
1988 Stupid Cupid
Twinkle, Twinkle Magic Star
Super Inday and The Golden Bibe
Love Letters
Petrang Kabayo at ang Pilyang Kuting
Me and Ninja Liit
1989 Magic to Love
Isang Araw Walang Diyos
Super Mouse and the Roborats
1990 Ganda Babae, Ganda Lalake
Michael and Madonna
Feel na feel
Shake, Rattle & Roll II
1991 Kung Sino Pang Minamahal
Luv ko si Ma'am
The Adventures of Gary Leon at Kuting
Small en Terrible
Shake, Rattle & Roll III
1992 Daddy Goon
Aswang
Shake, Rattle & Roll IV
1993 Michael and Madonna 2
Ligaw-ligawan, Kasal-kasalan, Bahay-bahayan
Bulag, Pipi at Bingi
Ulong Pugot Naglalagot
1994 Multo in the City
Ging Gang Gooly Giddiyap
Shake, Rattle & Roll V
1995 Boy Gising
Ober Da Bakod 2
1996 Milyonaryong Mini
Kailanman
1997 Wang Wang, Buhay Bombero
Ibulong mo sa Diyos 2
1999 Sa Piling Ng Aswang
2000 Di Ko Kayang Tanggapin
2001 Super Idol
Super Lola
2006 Shake, Rattle and Roll 8
2008 One Night Only
2009 Ded Na Si Lolo
Love on Line (LOL)
2014 My Big Bossing
2020 "Mang Jose"

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2019 Madrasta Grace Segundo GMA Network
2018 Inday Will Always Love You Marta Magtibay
2017 Dear Uge: Aso't Pusa Karen
Meant To Be Amelia Altamirano-Bendiola
2016 Poor Señorita Madame Ligaya "Aya" De Beauvoir
Sinungaling Mong Puso Angelica Robles
Magpakailanman: Zumba Dancing Boy – Balang Mary Jane Bughaw
2015–2016 Destiny Rose Daisy Flores-Vergara
2015 Sabado Badoo Cameo Footage Featured
Once Upon a Kiss Aurora Servando-Rodrigo
2014 Sunday All Stars Herself / Performer
My BFF Lynette "Lyn" Garcia
2013–2014 Got To Believe Elizabeth "Betchay/Mama Bear" Lagro-Tampipi ABS-CBN
2013 ASAP 18 Herself / Guest Performer with Sheryl Cruz & Tina Paner as Triplets
Wansapanataym: Ang Nawawalang Ngipin Ni Tootsie DiwaTeeth
Magpakailanman: Rolando Niangar Story Sheryl Niangar GMA Network
Party Pilipinas Herself
2012 Magpakailanman: The Ryzza Mae Dizon Story Rizza Dizon
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Kandila Anna ABS-CBN
2011 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Internet Shop Nora
2011 Pidol's Wonderland: Goata Believe in Magic Various TV5
Untold Stories Face to Face
Daldalita Katrina De Leon GMA Network
Magic Palayok Old Magic Palayok
2010 First Time Laura Luna
2010–present Pepito Manaloto: Ang Tunay na Kwento Elsa Dela Cruz-Manaloto
2009 SRO Cinema Serye: Eva Castillo Story Eva Castillo
All My Life Sally Estrella
2008 The Singing Bee (Season 2) Celebrity Player / Millionaire ABS-CBN
2007 MariMar Corazon GMA Network
2006 Mga Kuwento ni Lola Basyang Tita Herbie
Carlo J. Caparas' Bakekang Martha
Magpakailanman Various Roles
2005 Moms Host QTV
2004 Maid in Heaven Filomena ABS-CBN
2002 K! The 1 Million Peso Videoke Challenge Celebrity Player GMA Network
2001 Da Boy En Da Guard Various Roles ABS-CBN
1999/2001 Sarap TV Host
1999/2003 Wansapanataym Various Roles
1997 Onli En Da Pelepens
Hapi Kung Healthy Host IBC
Ober Da Bakod Kasoy GMA Network
Spotlight Presents: Manilyn Various Roles
1996 Star Drama Theater Presents: Manilyn ABS-CBN
Maalaala Mo Kaya
1995/1998 'Sang Linggo nAPO Sila Herself / Co-Host
1995/1997 Okay Ka Fairy Ko Prinsesa Lavender GMA Network
1994 Manilyn Live Host RPN
Dear Manilyn
1994 Ryan Ryan Musikahan Herself ABS-CBN
1993 Lunch Date Host GMA Network
1991 Young Love Sweet Love Various Roles RPN
1988 Gintong Kristal
1985–1990 Eat Bulaga! Host RPN
ABS-CBN
1986–1992 That's Entertainment Herself GMA Network
1984–1987 Heredero RPN

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Apple Thoughts (1983)
  • Manilyn... Christmas (1985)
  • Triplets (1986)
  • Manilyn Reynes (1988)
  • Heartbeat (1989)
  • Gugma (1990)
  • High Energy (1990)
  • Still in Love with You (1992)
  • Mula sa Puso (1993)
  • Voices (1995)
  • True Love Ways (1996)
  • Manilyn Reynes Ultimate Collection (2000)
  • Once More (2002)
  • Meant to Be (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (June 15, 2017) (GMA Records)
  • Inday Will Always Love You Theme Song (June 5, 2018) (GMA Records)
Notes
  • Apple Thoughts – debut album, on Ivory Records
  • Manilyn... Christmas – first Christmas album which includes traditional Christmas songs, on Ivory Records
  • Manilyn – first album under OctoArts International, includes "Sayang Na Sayang"
  • Heartbeat – includes "Ikaw Pa Rin"
  • High Energy – includes "Pangako" (a duet with Ogie Alcasid) and "Kung Sino Pang Minamahal"
  • Still in Love – includes "Shake It Baby"
  • Mula sa Puso – includes "Mula sa Puso" and "Nandito Pa Rin Ako"
  • Gugma – compilation of Filipino songs translated in Cebuano
  • Voices – duet album under OctoArts International, featuring Ogie Alcasid, Jamie Rivera, Rico J. Puno, Joselito Pascual, Rannie Raymundo, Keempee de Leon, Dingdong Avanzado and Lloyd Umali
  • True Love Ways – last album under the label OctoArts-EMI, includes "Sabik Na Sabik"
  • Once More – includes remakes of classic songs and the song "Kulang Pa Ba?" composed by Ogie Alcasid, on Ivory Records

Awards[edit]

Year Award-Giving Body Category Work Result
2008 Metro Manila Film Festival Best Supporting Actress One Night Only[3] Won
Year Award-Giving Body Category Work Result
2016 30th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Comedy Actress Pepito Manaloto Won

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Manilyn Reynes celebrates 25th year in showbiz". GMA News Online.
  2. ^ "Manilyn Reynes signs three-year contract with GMA Network". gmanetwork.com.
  3. ^ "Metro Manila Film Festival:2008". IMDb. Retrieved 9 April 2014.