Maxene Magalona

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Maxene Magalona
Born Maxene Sofia Maria Arroyo Magalona
(1986-11-23) November 23, 1986 (age 29)
Manila, Philippines
Other names Maxene Magalona, Maxx
Occupation Actress, Model
Years active 1992–present
Agent Star Magic (1992–1995; 2014–present)
GMA Artist Center (2001–2014)
Family Enrique Magalona (great grandfather)
Pancho Magalona (grandfather)
Tita Duran (grandmother)
Francis Magalona (father)
Saab Magalona (sister)
Frank Magalona (brother)
Elmo Magalona (brother)
Hiro Peralta (cousin)

Maxene Sofia Maria Arroyo Magalona (born November 23, 1986 in Manila, Philippines) is a Filipina actress who is currently under ABS-CBN. Being a former GMA 7 talent, she is known for her portrayal as Vivian Salvador in the My Lover, My Wife and Donna Vallejo on Daddy Di Do Du.

Personal life[edit]

Maxene was born in Sta. Elena, Philippines. Her father is the late Filipino rapper Francis Magalona and her grandparents are the late actors Pancho Magalona and Tita Duran. Pia Arroyo-Magalona is her mother and her sister is Saab who also joined showbiz in 2007, and recently her younger brother Elmo Magalona also joined showbiz this year in Party Pilipinas, Pilyang Kerubin and also in Kaya ng Powers. She graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University on March 2010 with a Social Sciences bachelor's degree, although she didn't attend the graduation ceremonies due to personal reasons.[1]


Her first show as a child was the ABS-CBN kiddie show "Ang TV" followed by 5 & Up. Then in 2001, she made her appearance in Daddy Di Do Du in which she worked with Vic Sotto. In 2004, the role of Alwina in Mulawin was originally given to her, but she had to turn down the offer as she was about to start college at the time. It was later given to Angel Locsin.[2] To date, her biggest break on television is when she was chosen to be one of Richard Gutierrez's leading ladies in major lead role Kamandag this is marks first primetime drama series in GMA.[3] After Kamandag, Maxene played Jessa, originally played by Sharon Cuneta, in Sine Novela: Una Kang Naging Akin opposite Wendell Ramos and Angelika dela Cruz.

In 2009, Magalona joined the cast of SRO Cinemaserye: Ganti Ng Puso, opposite Marvin Agustin and Geoff Eigenmann.[4] Maxene also starred on Sine Novela: Kung Aagawin Mo Man Ang Lahat Sa Akin with JC Tiuseco, Glaiza de Castro and Patrick Garcia.[5]

In 2010, she joined with the cast of Sine Novela: Trudis Liit, with her co-stars Pauline Luna, Mike Tan, Gina Alajar, & new kapuso child actress Jillian Ward. Then on February 2011, she starred on GMA 7 afternoon drama show, "My Lover, My Wife" opposite Luis Alandy and Kapuso Actress Nadine Samonte.

In 2013, Magalona joined the GMA's afternoon drama series Mga Basang Sisiw playing Vicky Sta. Maria, the main antagonist role & villain of the series, with the lead stars Renz Valerio, Bianca Umali, Miko Zarsadias.

In the 3rd Quarter of 2014, she signed an exclusive contract under ABS-CBN Corporation and since then had a guest stint as one of the Hurado's on It's Showtime; as guest player in The Singing Bee; a special guest in Kris TV; and starred in MMK Maalaala Mo Kaya: Nurse Cap, portraying the nurse rapper, Fatima Palma. Magalona's first major project as a Kapamilya Artist is being part of ABS-CBN's Primetime Soap "Dream Dad" together with Jana Casandra Agoncillo and Zanjoe Marudo.


Drama series[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes With
2015 Doble Kara Alexandra "Alex" Castillo ABS-CBN Main Role Edgar Allan Guzman
Nathaniel Olivia Domingo Guest Role Bryan Santos
2014–2015 Dream Dad April Mae Pamintuan Main Role Zanjoe Marudo
2013 Mga Basang Sisiw Victoria "Vicky" Santa Maria † GMA Network Main Role/Antagonist Mike Tan
Indio Rosa Delos Santos Special Participation Bong Revilla
2012 Faithfully Stella Quillamor Main Role Mike Tan
2011 Pahiram ng Isang Ina Andrea Martinez Main Role Marco Alcaraz
Mars Ravelo's Captain Barbell Dalisay Guest Role Richard Gutierrez
My Lover, My Wife Vivian Torres-Delgado Main Role Luis Alandy
2010 Sine Novela: Trudis Liit Mercedes "Ched" Cristobal Main Role Mike Tan
2009 Sana Ngayong Pasko Irene Dionisio Supporting Role JC Tiuseco
Sine Novela: Kung Aagawin Mo Ang Lahat Sa Akin Maureen Andrada Main Role Patrick Garcia, JC Tiuseco
2008 Sine Novela: Una Kang Naging Akin Jessa Mallari Main Role Wendell Ramos
2007–2008 Carlo J. Caparas' Kamandag Lily Main Role Richard Gutierrez
2005 Saang Sulok ng Langit Gemma Main Role Oyo Sotto
2004 Hanggang Kailan Angela Villarama Main Role Jake Cuenca

Drama anthology[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2015 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Box Tess Alparce-Dado ABS-CBN
2014 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Nurse Cap Nurse Fatima Palma
2012 Magpakailanman: The Maricel Apatan Story Maricel Apatan GMA Network
2009 Maynila Various
SRO Cinemaserye: Ganti Ng Puso Eloisa Barrientos
2005 Love to Love Season 1: Rich in Love Trina


Year Title Role Network
2015 Sabado Badoo Cameo Footage Featured GMA Network
2012 Pepito Manaloto: Ang Tunay na Kwento Angie
Spooky Valentine Presents: Manibela Jellie
2001–2007 Daddy Di Do Du Donna Vallejo
1992–1995 Ang TV Herself ABS-CBN


Year Title Role Network
2015 Rosamistika "Rosa" TV5
Kapamilya, Deal or No Deal (season 5) Herself Contestant with Edgar Allan Guzman ABS-CBN
Your Face Sounds Familiar Herself Performer/Pop Icon
ASAP Herself Performer/Co-host
2014 Kris TV Herself Special Guest
The Singing Bee Herself Guest Player
It's Showtime Herself / Special Guest Hurado
2013 Convergence Interview Net 25
The Ryzza Mae Show Herself GMA Network
2012 iBILIB
Protégé: The Battle For The Big Artista Break Webi-Jock / Co-Host
2010 Tweetbiz Host QTV 11
2010–2013 Party Pilipinas Guest / Performer GMA Network
2007–2010 SOP Rules Herself / Performer
2005 ASAP Fanatic Guest / Performer ABS-CBN
Fam Jam Host QTV 11
2000 Y2K: Yes 2 Kids Herself IBC Network
1995 5 and Up TV5
GMA Network


Year Title Role Production Company
2010 Rekrut Jamir's wife
2005 Happily Ever After Laura
2004 Kuya Grace
2002 Singsing ni Lola Vik
2002 Mano Po 1: My Family Young Elisa
2001 Bahay ni Lola Tintin

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Critics Category Work Award
2013 27th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Reality Competition Program Host Protege: The Battle For The Big Artista Break Nominated
61st FAMAS Awards Celebrity Skin of the Night N/A Won
2009 FHM Philippines 100 Sexiest Women Ranked #82[6]
2009 Pure 'N Fresh Top Teen Awards Top Teen ‘IT’ Girl: Pure 'N Fresh Role Model Nominated
2008 FHM Philippines 100 Sexiest Women Ranked #48[7]
2005 FHM Philippines 100 Sexiest Women Ranked #79
2004 FHM Philippines 100 Sexiest Women Ranked #23


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