Ara Mina

This name uses Philippine naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Pascual and the second or paternal family name is Reyes.
Ara Mina
Born Hazel Pascual Reyes
(1979-05-09) May 9, 1979
Manila, Philippines
Other names Ara, Tara
Occupation Actress, fashion model, and singer
Years active 1983–present
Partner(s) Patrick Meneses
Children 1
Relatives Cristine Reyes

Hazel Pascual Reyes (born May 9, 1979), better known by her screen name Ara Mina, is a Filipina actress, fashion model and singer. She won the Golden Screen Award in 2004 for Best Actress in a drama in the Philippines for her role as Luna in Minsan Pa. Mina is also known for her roles in the films Mano Po and Huling Birhen sa Lupa, the two of which that have given her acting trophies in the past.

Mina has appeared on the television shows Bubble Gang, Prinsesa ng Banyera, and Totoy Bato. She also played the role of Glacilda Bautista in Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin?.[1] Mina has also starred as Josie Ramirez in the afternoon drama Yesterday's Bride on GMA Network. In 2013, she has appeared in the drama anthologies of networks ABS-CBN and GMA, Maalaala Mo Kaya and Magpakailanman, respectively, and has also made guest appearances on Wansapanataym on ABS-CBN and Startalk on GMA.

In 2016 Mina returned to her home network GMA Network and as her comeback project she will be doing the remake of 1987 film Pinulot Ka Lang sa Lupa and will play the role as an antagonist.

Personal life

She is the daughter of Chuck Mathay, a former Philippine congressman from Quezon City. Her half-sister Cristine Reyes is also an actress with ABS-CBN.

On December 17, 2014, Mina gave birth to a daughter, Amanda Gabrielle Meneses, her first child with Bulakan mayor, Patrick Meneses.[2]



Year Title Role Type of Role Network
2017 Pinulot Ka Lang sa Lupa Elizabel "Lisa" Buenavidez Supporting role / Antagonist GMA Network
2016 Dear Uge Sylvia Mercado Episode guest
Karelasyon Lorraine
Yan Ang Morning! Herself Guest appearance
Pepito Manaloto Geena Episode guest
Tasya Fantasya Yvonne Supporting role / Antagonist TV5
Ipaglaban Mo: Kasambahay Veronica Episode guest ABS-CBN
2015 Kapamilya, Deal or No Deal (season 5) One of the 20 Lucky Stars/Briefcase #4 Guest appearance
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Sanggol Episode guest
2014 Trenderas Diane San Miguel Supporting role TV5
Wansapanataym: Enchanted House Dorothy Barin Episode guest ABS-CBN
2013 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Double Bass Liezel
Wansapanataym: Dolly Daldal Lisa
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Drawing Shirley
Teen Gen Violeta "Violet" Bernardo-Torres Extended role / Antagonist GMA Network
Magpakailanman: The Wally Bayola Story Riza Episode guest
2012 Yesterday's Bride Josilda "Josie" Ramirez Supporting role / Antagonist
P.S. I Love You Cassandra Extended role TV5
2011 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Tulay Ester Episode guest ABS-CBN
Ang Utol Kong Hoodlum Rhea Bustillos Main role TV5
I Dare You Herself (Challenger) Guest appearance ABS-CBN
Showtime Herself
Untold Stories Mula sa Face to Face Episode guest TV5
2010 Ilumina Elsa Sebastian Supporting role / Antagonist GMA Network
2009 Sine Novela: Tinik Sa Dibdib Trixie Veneracion-Marquez / Trixie Domingo Main role / Antagonist
Sine Novela: Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin? [1] Glacilda Bautista
Carlo J. Caparas' Totoy Bato [3] Elena Magtanggol Special guest role
2008 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Dagat Leah Episode guest ABS-CBN
Ligaw na Bulaklak Janet / Jennifer Alegro Main role / Antagonist
2007 Prinsesa ng Banyera Cassandra Ynares / Elena Main role
Bubble Gang Herself Guest appearance GMA Network
Lupin Sister Anna Nicole Main role / Antagonist
2006 Magpakailanman Episode guest
2005 Mars Ravelo's Darna Dyesebel Special guest role
2004 Mulawin Vultura / Violeta / Veronica Main role
Te Amo, Maging Sino Ka Man Destiny Extended role
2002 Kung Mawawala Ka Lucinda Montemayor Supporting role
2000 Kiss Muna Ara Main role
1997 'Sang Linggo nAPO Sila Herself / Co-host Guest appearance ABS-CBN
1986 That's Entertainment Herself GMA Network


Ayos na ang Kasunod (2000)


Year Award-Giving Body Category Work Result
2002 Metro Manila Film Festival Best Actress Mano Po Won [4]
2005 19th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Drama Actress Mulawin Nominated


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