|Born||Matthew Nicolas Evans
October 22, 1986
|Alma mater||Far Eastern University, Manila|
|Occupation||Actor, Model, TV host, Dancer, Musician|
|Agent||Star Magic (2006–present)|
|Known for||Komiks Presents: Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko|
|Spouse(s)||Katrina Fariñas (2013–present)|
|Children||3 (including 1 adopted)|
Matthew "Matt" Nicolas Evans (born October 22, 1986) is a Filipino actor of American descent who was a contender of the Philippine reality television show Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition 1. He rose to fame through his Filipino teleseryes Komiks Presents: Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko, Tanging Yaman and Rosalka. He studied college in Far Eastern University, Manila.
Evans was born to father Thalmage Eugene Evans, an American citizen, and mother Vivien Mercado Nicolas, a Filipino. He has two half siblings: Mark, who is full Filipino and Akira, who is half Japanese.
Evans resides in Quezon City, Philippines. His biological father left his mother before he was born. His father was serving in the United States Air Force at that time. He eventually found out from his uncle that his biological father had died from a heart attack on June 10, 2010.
Evans has a daughter with former partner Johnelline Hickins (daughter of former '80s star, Coca Nicolas). On October 3, 2013, Evans married Katrina Fariñas, who belongs in a prominent political family in the Philippines, the Fariñas Family of Ilocos Norte. In 2014, they welcomed their first child, Hayley Marley. Evans also adopted Fariñas' son from a previous relationship, thus the child is now using the name Hayden Tyler Fariñas Evans. In 2015, Evans announced that they are expecting "baby Evans #3", Ellie Madison, who would be Fariñas' and Evans' second child together.
Evans' former live-in partner Johnelline Hickins had him arrested and detained at a precinct jail in Pasig on October 21, 2012 after he allegedly hurt her and her brother during an altercation at their home, a day prior to his 26th birthday. Evans was released 2 days after on a ₱200 bail. According to the initial report, Hickins and her brother were planning a surprise birthday party for Evans when the actor and Hickins had a heated argument. Hickins fell off the stairs while she and Evans were arguing, prompting the girl's brother to intercept. The brother said he tried to stop the actor from hurting his sister, who just gave birth last month, but he was kicked in the face and then held a knife to his face.
The camp of Evans, however, denied that the actor inflicted any injury against his then-girlfriend and her brother.
In a statement, Evans' legal counsel Gerly Rico said there was indeed an altercation among the three but denied that the actor injured Hickins and His brother. Evans corrected the reports that the altercation began when he went home drunk on Saturday night after going out with friends. He said he was at home the whole evening hosting a small party for some friends. He said he and Hickins quickly got into an argument after she asked why his guests had already left. He suspects she deliberately taunted him as part of a ruse for the surprise birthday party she was planning for him.
He wanted to leave the house, he said, but Hickins tried to stop, leading to a struggle near the staircase on the second floor of the house in which Hickins tripped off and fell. The brother went into the rescue and got a minor scuffle with Evans but broke up immediately. Evans denied that he held a knife on him as there was no knife present on the place and that he only fought back for self-defense.
Evans vowed not to reconcile with Hickins ever again after being humiliated in prison. However reports say that they were able to settle and came up to an agreement with sharing custody with their child since Evans is now married to Katrina Fariñas, who is related to the Fariñas political clan of Ilocos Norte.
|2006||Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition 1||Himself / Housemate||Evicted (Day 28)|
|2006–2009||ASAP '06||Himself / Host / Performer|
|2006||Your Song Presents: Dahilan||Milton|
|2006||Love Spell Presents: Wanted Mr. Perfect||Homer|
|2006||Komiks Presents: Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko||Pedro Penduko|
|2006||Super Inggo||Pedro Penduko|
|2006||Love Spell Presents: Pasko Na, Santa Ko||Paolo|
|2007||Your Song Presents: Pangarap Lang||Kent|
|2007||Komiks Presents: Pedro Penduko at ang mga Engkantao||Pedro Penduko|
|2007||Love Spell Presents: Hairy Harry||Harry|
|2008||Your Song Presents: Sayang Na Sayang||Paolo|
|2008||Iisa Pa Lamang||Toby Torralba|
|2008||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Pangking||Episode: "Notebook"|||
|2008||Maynila||Calvin||Episode: "New Year's Plea"|
|2009||Your Song Presents: Underage||Migs Gonzales|||
|2009||Maalaala Mo Kaya'||Chris||Episode: "Tasa"|||
|2009||Jim Fernandez's Kambal Sa Uma||Gabriel "Gab" Ledesma|
|2009||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Maning||Episode: "Bangka"|||
|2010||Tanging Yaman||Francisco "Francis" Baltazar|
|2010||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Bibot||Episode: "Basura"|
|2010||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Gary||Episode: "Titulo"|||
|2010||Pablo S. Gomez's Juanita Banana||Prince Rikitik|
|2011||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Bobit||Episode: "School ID"|||
|2011||100 Days to Heaven||Paul|
|2011||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Eddie||Episode: "Tinapay"|||
|2011||Angelito: Batang Ama||Rolan Dimaano|
|2012||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Tikboy||Episode: "Bahay"|||
|2012||Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Paraiso||Justin Abar|
|2013||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Lando||Episode: "Ilog"|
|2013||Muling Buksan Ang Puso||Pancho Mercado|
|2014||The Legal Wife||Young Dante|
|2014||Pure Love||Jake Espiritu / Scheduler|
|2014||Ipaglaban Mo!||Adam||Episode: "Ang Pangako Mo Sa Akin"|
|2015||Maalaala Mo Kaya'||Episode: "Kamay"|||
|2015||Ipaglaban Mo!||Jay-R||Episode: "Nasa Maling Landas"|
|2015||Dream Dad||Paul Montelibano|
|2015||Bridges Of Love||Carlos' enemy|
|2015||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Phil||Episode: "Pagkain"|||
|2015||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Obet||Episode: "Banana Que"|
|2015||On The Wings Of Love||Adrian Velasco|
|2016||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Samson||Episode: "Puno ng Mangga"|||
|2016||The Greatest Love||Andres "Andrei" Alegre Jr.|
|2007||Shake, Rattle and Roll 9||Richard|
|2009||Love on Line (LOL)||Danny|
|2011||No Other Woman||Jake Escaler|
|2012||24/7 in Love||Special Participation|
|2014||Bride for Rent||Onyok dela Cruz|
|2014||Once A Princess||Ricky Almeda|
|2015||Must Date The Playboy||Nathan Ocampo|
|2016||Always Be My Maybe||Pancho|
Awards and nominations
|2008||Shake, Rattle, and Roll 9||PMPC Star Awards for Movies||New Movie Actor of the Year||Won|||
- "Matt Evans, Girlfriend Wed". ABS-CBN News. 4 October 2013. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
- Amoyo, Aster (2 July 2014). "Matt Evans Malaki ang Ipinagbago nang Magkaasawa". Rated A. Pilipino Star Ngayon. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
- "Matt Evans, Wife Katrina Expecting Second Baby". ABS-CBN News. 25 June 2015. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
- "Aggrieved Matt Evans Vows Not to Reconcile with Live-in Partner". InterAksyon. 29 October 2012. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
- "Matt Evans Arrested for Allegedly Hurting Partner". ABS-CBN News. 21 October 2012. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
- "Notebook (Highschool Love)". Maalaala Mo Kaya. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
- Quintos, Napoleon (13 February 2009). "Matt Evans and Melissa Ricks Star in the TV Version of Underage". Feature. ABS-CBN. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
- "Tasa (Broken Home)". Maalaala Mo Kaya. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
- "Bangka (Nanay Curing 1)". Maalaala Mo Kaya. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
- "Titulo (Baril at Bulaklak)". Maalaala Mo Kaya. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
- "School ID". Maalaala Mo Kaya. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
- "Tinapay". Maalaala Mo Kaya. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
- "Bahay". Maalaala Mo Kaya. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
- "Kamay (Deaf Girl)". Maalaala Mo Kaya. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
- "Pagkain (Big Love)". Maalaala Mo Kaya. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
- "Puno ng Mangga". Maalaala Mo Kaya. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
- "I America". Cinemalaya Institute. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
- "One More Chance Big Winner sa Star Awards". The Philippine Star. 29 June 2008. Retrieved 5 August 2016.