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Manilyn Manaloto Reynes
April 27, 1972
Cebu City, Philippines
|Other names||Star of all Decades, Mani, Mane, Manilyn, Elsa|
|Occupation||Actress, singer, songwriter|
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Reynes is the wife of Aljon Jimenez, and mother to three boys.
|1983||To Mama With Love|
|Minsan May Ina|
|Daddy Knows Best|
|1985||Ride on Baby|
|I Have Three Hands|
|Mga Kwento Ni Lola Basyang|
|1986||When I Fall in Love|
|Ang Daigdig ay Isang Butil na Luha|
|1987||Jack en Poy: Hale-Hale Hoy|
|Twinkle, Twinkle Magic Star|
|Super Inday and The Golden Bibe|
|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|
|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|
|Ober Da Bakod 2|
|1997||Wang Wang, Buhay Bombero|
|Ibulong mo sa Diyos 2|
|1999||Sa Piling Ng Aswang|
|2000||Di Ko Kayang Tanggapin|
|2006||Shake, Rattle and Roll 8|
|2008||One Night Only|
|2009||Ded Na Si Lolo|
|Love on Line (LOL)|
|2014||My Big Bossing|
|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|
|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|
|2006||Mga Kuwento ni Lola Basyang||Tita Herbie|
|Carlo J. Caparas' Bakekang||Martha|
|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|
|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||Ryan Ryan Musikahan||Herself||ABS-CBN|
|1993||Lunch Date||Host||GMA Network|
|1991||Young Love Sweet Love||Various Roles||RPN|
|1985–1990||Eat Bulaga!||Host||RPN |
|1986–1992||That's Entertainment||Herself||GMA Network|
- 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)
- 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
|2008||Metro Manila Film Festival||Best Supporting Actress||One Night Only||Won|
|2016||30th PMPC Star Awards for Television||Best Comedy Actress||Pepito Manaloto||Won|
- "Manilyn Reynes celebrates 25th year in showbiz". GMA News Online.
- "Manilyn Reynes signs three-year contract with GMA Network". gmanetwork.com.
- "Metro Manila Film Festival:2008". IMDb. Retrieved 9 April 2014.