Carla Abellana

Carla Abellana

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Carla Angelina Reyes Abellana
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Carla Abellana in 2014.
Born June 12, 1986 (age 32)
Manila, Philippines
Alma mater De La Salle University
Occupation Actress, model
Partner(s) Tom Rodriguez
Relatives Delia Razon (grandmother)

Carla Angeline Reyes Abellana (born June 12, 1986)[1] is a Filipina actress and commercial model who played the lead role in the Philippine adaptation of the Mexican telenovela Rosalinda in 2009. She is also known for her lead role in Sine Novela: Basahang Ginto in 2009, Kung Aagawin Mo Ang Langit in 2011, Makapiling Kang Muli in 2012, My Husband’s Lover in 2013, My Destiny in 2014, Because of You in 2015, and Mulawin vs. Ravena and I Heart Davao in 2017. She is currently starring as Crystal Roces in Pamilya Roces.


Born on June 12, 1986,[2][3] in Manila, Philippines. Abellana is the daughter of actor Rey “PJ” Abellana and Rea Reyes. Her grandmother is veteran actress, Delia Razon, who was born to a German father and a FilipinoSpanish mother. She graduated cum laude from De La Salle University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology.[4][5]


Abellana began her career as a commercial model. In 2009, she auditioned for Zorro, but GMA Network instead cast her in a lead role in Rosalinda, a remake of the Mexican telenovela of the same name. She subsequently became a model for Bench, also in 2009.[6] In 2011, Nigel Barker photographed her for a photo shoot in the Philippine Tatler.[7] She also appeared in the Philippine Fashion Week 2011, where she modeled clothes by Michele Sison.[8] She has co-hosted SOP Rules,[citation needed] StarStruck,[9] Party Pilipinas,[10] the cooking show Del Monte Kitchenomics,[11] and Karelasyon, a drama anthology series.[12] She has also hosted the pageants Binibining Pilipinas 2010[13] and Miss World Philippines 2013.[14] In 2013, she joined Sunday All Stars as a judge.[15]

Carla Abellana in 2009

Carla is a contract star of Regal Films. She signed a 12-picture contract with the company. Her first film under Regal Films is Mamarazzi.[16] Abellana appeared in her first horror film which was an entry to 2010 Metro Manila Film Festival, Shake, Rattle & Roll XII.[16] In September 2011, Abellana starred in the Regal Films film My Neighbor’s Wife. By the end of 2011, Abellana also appeared in two films, both of which are entries for the 2011 Metro Manila Film Festival: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow and 2013’s Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story. 2014 she started in the Ensemble Romantic Comedy by Jose Javier Reyes “Somebody to Love” her alongside Matteo Guidicelli and “So It’s You” with Jc De Vera and Tom Rodriguez In 2015, she starred again with Tom Rodriguez in the Film “No Boyfriend Since Birth” her second film with Reyes.

Personal life[edit]

She is currently in a long time relationship with Tom Rodriguez.[17]



Drama and Comedy[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Network
2009 Rosalinda Rosalinda Perez-Altamirano / Rosalinda Del Castillo-Altamirano / Paloma Dorantes Lead Role / Protagonist GMA Network
SRO Cinema Serye: Carenderia Queen[18] Juliet
2010 The Last Prince Sonia Special Guest
Sine Novela: Basahang Ginto Orang Dimarucot / Laura Leyva Lead Role
Love Bug Presents: The Last Romance[19] Rackie Main Role
Ilumina Hannah Special Participation
Jillian: Namamasko Po Joyce Special Guest
2011 Magic Palayok Pilar Sallave-Cruz Lead Role
Kung Aagawin Mo Ang Langit Ellery Martinez Main Role
2012 Legacy Herself (endorser) Special Guest
Makapiling Kang Muli Leilani Angeles Lead Role
Pepito Manaloto: Ang Tunay na Kwento Teacher Jenny Special Guest
2013 Magpakailanman: The Undying Love Story of Leonardo & Nonyx Buela Nonyx Buela Lead Role
My Husband’s Lover Eulalia “Lally” Agatep-Soriano Lead Role
Bubble Gang Herself/Main Cast
2014 Magpakailanman: Sinapupunang Paupahan Neneth Villegas Lead Role
Ismol Family Majay Ismol Main Cast
My Destiny Grace Dela Rosa-Andrada Lead Role
2015 Pari ‘Koy Michelle Capistrano-Banal Special Guest
Dangwa Julia Episode Guest
Because Of You Andrea Marquez-Salcedo Lead Role
2016 Dear Uge: Acting Dyowa Sarah Episode Role
Juan Happy Love Story Adult Katrina Cassandra “Katkat” Kaliwanagan-Arboleda Cameo Role
Karelasyon: Pag-ibig na nakatadhana Estela Episode Role
2017 Mulawin versus Ravena Aviona Special participation
I Heart Davao Hope Villanueva-Torres Lead Role
2018 Pamilya Roces Crystal Rose Javellana / Crisan Reyes Lead Role / Antagonist


Year Title Role
2009 StarStruck V Herself/Host
2010 Binibining Pilipinas 2010
2010-2013 Party Pilipinas Herself/Host/Performer
2011 Miss World Philippines 2011 Herself/Host
2012 Manny Many Prizes
Protégé: The Battle For The Big Artista Break
2013-2015 Sunday All Stars Herself/Performer/Host
2014–present Del Monte Kitchenomics Herself/Host
2015–2017 Karelasyon Herself/Host


Year Title Role Notes
2010 Mamarazzi Mimi
Shake, Rattle & Roll XII Diane PMPC 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
2011 My Neighbor’s Wife Jasmine Nominated — Luna Awards for Best Supporting Actress
Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow Charlotte Nominated — 2011 Metro Manila Film Festival for Best Supporting Actress
Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story Fidela Nominated — FAMAS Award for Best Actress
2014 Third Eye Mylene
So It’s You Lira Joy Macaspac
Somebody to Love Sabrina Madrilejos
Shake, Rattle & Roll XV Aimee Nominated — 2014 Metro Manila Film Festival for Best Actress
2015 No Boyfriend Since Birth Carina Miranda

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated for Result
2010 36th Metro Manila Film Festival Best Actress Shake, Rattle & Roll XII: Punerarya Nominated
24th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best New Female TV Personality Rosalinda Won
2011 37th Metro Manila Film Festival Best Supporting Actress Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow Nominated
Young Critics Circle for Film Best Performance Shake, Rattle & Roll XII: Punerarya Won
27th PMPC Star Awards for Movies Best New Movie Actress Won
8th Golden Screen Awards Breakthrough Performance by an Actress Nominated
2012 30th Luna Awards Best Supporting Actress My Neighbor’s Wife Nominated
Yahoo OMG! Awards Actress of the Year None Nominated
FAMAS Awards Best Actress Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story Nominated
2013 27th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Drama Actress My Husband’s Lover Nominated
The PEP List 2013 Female TV Star of the Year My Husband’s Lover Nominated
2014 Golden Screen Awards for Television Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Drama Series My Husband’s Lover Won
Yahoo! OMG Awards Actress of the Year None Nominated
40th Metro Manila Film Festival Best Actress Shake, Rattle & Roll XV: Ulam Nominated

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