Maricar Reyes

This name uses Philippine naming customs for married women. The birth maternal family name is Pozon, the birth paternal family name is Reyes, and the marital name is Poon.
Maricar Reyes
Born Maricar Concepcion Pozon Reyes
(1981-06-20) 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
Years active 2008—present
Agent Star Magic
Cornerstone Talent Management Center
Spouse(s) Richard Poon (m. 2013)

Maricar Reyes-Poon (born Maricar Concepcion Pozon Reyes; June 20, 1981), is a Filipina actress of Mindanao descent.

Early life

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 Maricar 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

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 Source
2008 Komiks Presents: Kapitan Boom Young Gretchen Special Participation
2009 I Love Betty La Fea Candy Guest Role
2009 Precious Hearts Romances Presents:

Bud Brothers

Cassandra "Sandy" Banting
2009 May Bukas Pa Ate Ina Guest
2009 Your Song Presents: Gaano Kita Kamahal Amy Rosales
2009 Midnight DJ Rosana Episode: "Kuwintas ng Mangkukulam"
2009 George and Cecil Kristina "Krissy" Guest
2009 Maalaala Mo Kaya Bebing Episode: "Salamin" [5]
2009 Lovers in Paris Karen Roxas
2010 Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo Selina Castillo Sebastian
2010 Agimat: Ang Mga Alamat ni Ramon Revilla Presents: Tonyong Bayawak Diwata Alvara
2010-11 Imortal Samantha Imperial
2011 100 Days to Heaven Emerald Capistano
2011 Maalaala Mo Kaya Chona Episode: "Traysikel"
2011-12 Growing Up Lisa Ortega
2011 Maalaala Mo Kaya Juana Tejada Episode: "Niagara Falls" [6]
2012 Dahil Sa Pag-Ibig Agnes Javier
2012 Wansapanataym Angel Barbie Episode: "Mitos' Touch"
2011 Maalaala Mo Kaya Gladys Villanueva Episode: "Singsing"
2012-14 Be Careful With My Heart Rafaella "Rafi" Alcantara Special Participation
2013 Wansapanataym Gigie Episode: "Gigie in a Bottle"
2013 Maalaala Mo Kaya Charity Pangilinan / Carlita Lolo Episode: "Hair Clip" [7]
2013 Juan dela Cruz Tatlong Maria
2013 Honesto Josefina "Fina" Lualhati Special Participation
2014 Maalaala Mo Kaya Elena Santos-Bautista Episode: "Marriage Contract" [8]
2014 Luv U Olive Jalbuena
2014 Sana Bukas pa ang Kahapon Sasha Bayle
2015 Oh My G! Tessa Zaldivar-Cepeda Special Participation
2015 Ang Probinsyano Isabel


Year Title Role Notes Source
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
2010 White House Coreen
2011 Anatomiya ng Korupsyon Cely Won — Cinema One Originals Film Festival Award for Best Actress (tied with Lilia Cuntapay) [2]
2011 Shake, Rattle & Roll 13 Isay Segment: "Tamawo"
Nominated — Metro Manila Film Festival Award for Best Actress
2012 24/7 in Love Lorraine
2014 Somebody to Love Sophie
2016 The Unmarried Wife


Year Work Award Category Result Source
2009 Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Bud Brothers PMPC Star Awards for Television Best New Female TV Personality Won
2010 Kasalanan by 6cyclemind & Gloc9 MYX Music Awards Favorite Guest Appearance in a Music Video Nominated
2011 Shake, Rattle & Roll 13 Metro Manila Film Festival Award Best Actress Nominated


  1. 1 2 ABS-CBN News. "Maricar Reyes shows there's life after a sex scandal". Retrieved 13 March 2013.
  2. 1 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.
  5. "Salamin (Kuba)". Maalaala Mo Kaya. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  6. "Niagara Falls". Maalaala Mo Kaya. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  7. "Hair Clip (Twin Sisters)". Maalaala Mo Kaya. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  8. "Marriage Contract". Maalaala Mo Kaya. Retrieved 24 August 2016.

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