|Born||Maricar Concepcion Pozon Reyes
June 20, 1981
Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental, Philippines
|Alma mater||Ateneo de Manila University (B.S.)
University of Santo Tomas (M.D.)
|Occupation||Actress, Model, General Practitioner|
Cornerstone Talent Management Center
|Spouse(s)||Richard Poon (m. 2013)|
Maricar Reyes-Poon (born Maricar Concepcion Pozon Reyes; June 20, 1981), is a Chinese Filipino actress of Chinese and Spanish descent.
Reyes was born in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. She graduated high school from St Bridget's School in Quezon City. She finished her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the Ateneo de Manila University and studied medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. She passed the medical licensure exam in 2008.
Before becoming an actress, Reyes appeared in numerous TV and print advertisements in the Philippines and across Southeast Asia. Her first role came in 2008 via ABS-CBN's Komiks Presents: Kapitan Boom, where she played a younger version of a character portrayed by Gloria Sevilla. She also appeared on I Love Betty La Fea and Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Bud Brothers, which earned her the Star Awards for TV for Best New Female TV Personality.
Following the sex video scandal she got involved with Hayden Kho in 2009, Reyes made her first public appearance on the variety show ASAP, where she was introduced as one of the new members of Star Magic. Despite her involvement in the scandal with Kho, Reyes continued on with her acting career, appearing in several TV shows, including May Bukas Pa wherein she played the role of "Ate Ina" - a woman who lost her sanity because of a dark past. She also appeared in her first starring role in the series Your Song Presents: Gaano Kita Kamahal.
In 2009, she was nominated for the Star Awards for Movies' New Movie Actress of the Year for the movie And I Love You So, following a Cinema One Originals Film Festival Award for Best Actress in 2011 for her performance in Anatomiya ng Korupsyon, where she played an idealistic young lawyer hired to replace a previous hearing officer in an unidentified family court. She was also nominated for a Metro Manila Film Festival Award for Best Actress for her performance in Shake, Rattle & Roll 13 as a blind mother.
Maricar became a born-again Christian and attended Victory Christian Fellowship, where she met singer Richard Poon, with whom she had a relationship since 2012. In April 2013, Poon confirmed that he and Reyes were engaged. They were married on June 9, 2013 in a private Christian wedding.
|2014||Somebody to Love||Sophie|
|2009||And I Love You So||Rachel||Nominated—Star Awards for Movies for New Movie Actress of the Year|
|2010||Miss You Like Crazy||Daphne Recto|
|2011||Anatomiya ng Korupsyon||Cely||Cinema One Originals Film Festival Award for Best Actress (tied with Lilia Cuntapay)|
|Shake, Rattle & Roll 13||Isay||Segment: "Tamawo"
Nominated—Metro Manila Film Festival Award for Best Actress
|2012||24/7 in Love||Lorraine|
|2008||Komiks Presents: Kapitan Boom||Young Gretchen||Special Participation|
|2009||I Love Betty La Fea||Candy||Guest Role|
|Precious Hearts Romances Presents||Cassandra "Sandy" Banting||Series: "Bud Brothers"
Star Awards for TV for Best New Female TV Personality
|May Bukas Pa||Ate Ina||Guest Role|
|Your Song||Amy Rosales||Series: "Gaano Kita Kamahal"|
|Midnight DJ||Rosana||Episode: "Kuwintas ng Mangkukulam"|
|George and Cecil||Kristina "Krissy"||Guest Role|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya||Various roles||Episode: "Salamin" (as Bebing)
Episode: "Traysikel" (as Chona)
Episode: "Niagara Falls" (as Juana Tejada)
Episode: "Singsing" (as Gladys Villanueva)
Episode: "Hair Clip" (as Charity Pangilinan / Carlita Lolo)
|Lovers in Paris||Karen Roxas||Supporting Role|
|2010||Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo||Celina Castillo-Sebastian||Supporting Role|
|Agimat: Ang Mga Alamat ni Ramon Revilla||Diwata Alvara||Episode: "Tonyong Bayawak"|
|2010-2011||Imortal||Samantha Imperial||Supporting Antagonist|
|2011||100 Days to Heaven||Emerald Capistano||Guest Role|
|2011-2012||Growing Up||Lisa Ortega||Supporting Role|
|2012||Dahil Sa Pag-Ibig||Agnes Javier||Supporting Role|
|Wansapanataym||Various roles||Episode: "Mitos' Touch" (as Angel Barbie)
Episode: "Gigie in a Bottle" (as Gigie)
|2012-2014||Be Careful With My Heart||Rafaella "Rafi" Alcantara||Special Participation / Recurring Role|
|2013||Juan dela Cruz||Tatlong Maria||Minor Role|
|Honesto||Josefina "Fina" Lualhati||Special Participation|
|2014||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Elena Santos-Bautista||Episode: "Marriage Contract"|
|Luv U||Olive Jalbuena|
|Sana Bukas pa ang Kahapon||Sasha Bayle||Main Antagonist|
|2015||Oh My G!||Tessa Zaldivar-Cepeda||Special Participation|
|Ang Probinsyano||Isabel||Guest Role|
Awards and nominations
|Awards and Nomination|
|Year||Award Giving Body||Category||Nominated Work||Results|
|2009||23rd PMPC Star Awards for TV||Best New Female TV Personality||Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Bud Brothers||Won|
|2010||5th Myx Music Awards||Favorite Guest Appearance in a Music Video||Kasalanan (by 6cyclemind)||Nominated|
|2011||37th Metro Manila Film Festival||Best Actress||Shake, Rattle & Roll 13||Nominated|
- ABS-CBN News. "Maricar Reyes shows there's life after a sex scandal". Retrieved 13 March 2013.
- Ching, Mark Angelo (2011-11-14). "Veteran horror movie extra Lilia Cuntapay wins big in Cinema One Originals Digital Film Festival 2011 awards". The Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 2011-11-14.
- Manila Bulletin. "Richard Poon Reveals Ongoing Romance With Maricar Reyes". Retrieved 13 March 2013.
- Alberto, Margie, Cathrina Maulion. "Singer Richard Poon confirms engagement to actress Maricar Reyes". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 1 May 2013.