Maricar Reyes

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This name uses Philippine naming customs for married women. The birth middle name or maternal family name is Pozon, the birth surname or paternal family name is Reyes, and the marital name is Poon.
Maricar Reyes
Born Maricar Concepcion Pozon Reyes
(1981-06-20) June 20, 1981 (age 35)
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
Years active 2008—present
Agent Star Magic
Cornerstone Talent Management Center
Religion Christian
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.

Early life[edit]

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.[1] 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.[1]

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.[2] 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.

Personal life[edit]

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.[3] In April 2013, Poon confirmed that he and Reyes were engaged.[4] They were married on June 9, 2013 in a private Christian wedding.



Year Title Role Notes
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
White House Coreen
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


Year Title Role Notes
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[edit]

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


  1. ^ a b ABS-CBN News. "Maricar Reyes shows there's life after a sex scandal". Retrieved 13 March 2013. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Manila Bulletin. "Richard Poon Reveals Ongoing Romance With Maricar Reyes". Retrieved 13 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Alberto, Margie, Cathrina Maulion. "Singer Richard Poon confirms engagement to actress Maricar Reyes". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 1 May 2013. 

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