Carla Abellana

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Carla Abellana
BornCarla Angeline Reyes Abellana
(1986-06-12) June 12, 1986 (age 27)
Manila, Philippines
OccupationActress, model, TV host
Years active2009–present
RelativesDelia Razon (grandmother)
Rey "PJ" Abellana (father)
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Carla Abellana
BornCarla Angeline Reyes Abellana
(1986-06-12) June 12, 1986 (age 27)
Manila, Philippines
OccupationActress, model, TV host
Years active2009–present
RelativesDelia Razon (grandmother)
Rey "PJ" Abellana (father)

Carla Angeline Reyes Abellana (born June 12, 1986 in Manila, Philippines) is a Filipina actress and commercial model who played the lead role in the Philippine adaptation of the Mexican telenovela, Rosalinda, aired in GMA Network.[1] She recently finished starring as Eulalia "Lally" Agatep-Soriano in My Husband's Lover on GMA Network.


Born in Manila, Philippines, Abellana is the daughter of the former 80's heartthrob Rey "PJ" Abellana, and Rea Reyes. Her grandmother is Delia Razon, who was born to a German father and a Filipino-Spanish mother. She graduated from De la Salle University-Manila as Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree.[1][2]

Early career[edit]

Abellana in 2009

Abellana started as a commercial model. Her endorsed products included Pantene shampoo, Jollibee Ice Craze, Beverly Hills 6750, Nestle Magic Sarap, Bench clothing line, Ponds and many more.

In 2009, she auditioned to be one of the three leading ladies of Richard Gutierrez for the television series, Zorro. Instead of giving her a leading lady role in Zorro, the management of GMA Network saw a potential in her and decided to launch her as a new star by giving her a leading role in a television soap. She was chosen to star in the Philippine remake of the Mexican telenovela, Rosalinda which was originally starred by Mexican actress Thalía.


Abellana is part of the ever growing family of Bench Philippines. She started in 2009, and is one of the most famous talents/model of the said clothing brand. Abellana did a photo shoot for Americas Next Top Model judge and photographer, Nigel Barker. The photo shoot was for Philippine's socialite magazine, Philippine Tatler. During the Philippine Fashion Week 2011, Abellena did modelling for Bench Philippines and featured a gown designed by Top fashion designer Michelle Sison alongside Iya Villania, Nikki Gil, Cesca Litton and Geneva Cruz.


Aside from Rosalinda, she has co-hosted for SOP Rules. Then, it is announced that Abellana will be hosting along with Dennis Trillo and Raymond Gutierrez in the fifth season of StarStruck, replacing Jolina Magdangal which aired on November 2009. She is now co-hosted Party Pilipinas on Channel 7. She also hosted Binibining Pilipinas 2010 and the recent Miss World Philippines 2013 which was both aired and hosted by GMA 7.

Movie career[edit]

Carla is a contract star of Regal Films. She signed a 12-picture contract with the company. Her first movie under Regal Films is Mamarazzi which stars Eugene Domingo, JC Tiuseco and Andi Eigenmann.[3] Abellana appeared in her very first horror movie which was an entry to 2010 Metro Manila Film Festival, Shake, Rattle & Roll XII.[3] In September 2011, Abellana starred in the Regal Films movie My Neighbor's Wife alongside Lovi Poe, Dennis Trillo and Jake Cuenca. It is said that this is Abellana's most daring movie to date. By the end of 2011, Abellana also appeared in two movies which are both entries for the 2011 Metro Manila Film Festival: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow (film) with Maricel Soriano and Gabby Concepcion and; Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story alongside Gov. E. R. Ejercito.



2009RosalindaRosalinda Romero Perez / PalomaGMA Network
SRO Cinema Serye: Carenderia Queen[4]Juliet
StarStruck VHerself/Host
2009-2010SOP RulesHerself/Performer
2010The Last PrinceSonia
Sine Novela: Basahang GintoOrang Dimarucot / Laura Leyva
Love Bug Presents: The Last Romance[5]Rackie
Binibining Pilipinas 2010Herself/Host
Jillian: Namamasko PoJoyce
2010-2013Party PilipinasHerself/Performer/Host
2011Magic PalayokPilar Sallave
Kung Aagawin Mo Ang LangitEllery Martinez
Miss World Philippines 2011Herself/Host
2012LegacyHerself (endorser)
Manny Many PrizesHerself/Co-Host
Makapiling Kang MuliLeilani Angeles
Win na Win 2013Herself/Host
Protégé: The Battle For The Big Artista BreakHerself/Journey Host
Pepito Manaloto: Ang Tunay na KwentoTeacher Jenny
Sarap DivaHerself /Guest
Eat BulagaHerself / Guest Judge
Cooking with the StarsHerself / Guest
Chef Boy Logro: Kusina MasterHerself / Guest
2013Magpakailanman: The Undying Love Story of Leonardo & Nonyx BuelaNonyx Buela
Celebrity BluffHerself / Contestant
Sunday All StarsHerself / Host
My Husband's LoverEulalia "Lally" Agatep-Soriano
Miss World Philippines 2013Herself / Host
Bubble GangHerself / Cast Member
2014Del Monte KitchenomicsHerself / Host
Buzz Ng BayanGuestABS-CBN
Gandang Gabi ViceGuest
Magpakailanman: Sinapupunang PaupahanNeneth VillegasGMA Network


2010MamarazziMimiRegal Films
Shake, Rattle & Roll XIIDianePMPC Star Awards for Movies Award for Best New Movie Actress
Young Critics Circle Award for Best Performance
Nominated — Metro Manila Film Festival Award for Best Actress
Nominated — Golden Screen Awards for Breakthrough Performance by an Actress
2011My Neighbor's WifeJasmineNominated — Luna Awards for Best Supporting Actress
Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga StoryFidelaViva FilmsNominated — FAMAS Award for Best Actress
2014Third EyeMyleneRegal Films
So It's YouLira

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAwardCategoryNominated forResult
201036th Metro Manila Film FestivalBest ActressShake, Rattle & Roll XII: PuneraryaNominated
24th PMPC Star Awards for TVBest New Female TV PersonalityRosalindaWon
201137th Metro Manila Film FestivalBest Supporting ActressYesterday, Today, TomorrowNominated
Young Critics Circle for FilmBest PerformanceShake, Rattle & Roll XII: PuneraryaWon
27th PMPC Star Awards for MoviesBest New Movie ActressWon
8th Golden Screen AwardsBreakthrough Performance by an ActressNominated
201230th Luna AwardsBest Supporting ActressMy Neighbor's WifeNominated
Yahoo OMG! AwardsActress of the YearNoneNominated
201327th PMPC Star Awards for TelevisionBest ActressMy Husband's LoverNominated
The PEP List 2013Female TV Star of the YearMy Husband's LoverNominated
2014Golden Screen Awards for TelevisionOutstanding Performance by an Actress in a Drama SeriesMy Husband's LoverWon


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