Marian Rivera is a Filipina actress. Her first TV role came in 2005 via TAPE Inc.’s afternoon drama, Kung Mamahalin Mo Lang Ako in the lead that was aired in GMA Network. However, her breakout role did not come until 2007 when she was cast for the title role in the Philippine remake of MariMar. Rivera first starred in an afternoon soap operas for TAPE Inc. She was also seen in Enteng Kabisote 2: Okay Ka Fairy Ko: The Legend Continues, also with Oyo Boy Sotto. Later GMA Network cast her into mother roles for the afternoon Philippine-Malaysian drama Muli. In 2007, when Angel Locsin did not renew her contract in GMA she left a big role and a primetime show which is Marimar. Marian starred the title role of MariMar, which premiered on August 13, 2007 reached 52.6% ratings on its finale. Later, Rivera was awarded in GMMSF Inc. in the 38th Box-Office Entertainment Awards. In 2008, Rivera played the role of Dyesebel. Rivera played the role of a mermaid under the ocean. It aired on April 28, 2008. She was seen with Dingdong Dantes in their 3rd drama show together, “Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang”. Just last April 23, 2009, GMA-7 Senior Vice President (SVP) for Entertainment announced that Marian Rivera is television’s newest Mars Ravelo’s Darna. For Film career, In 2006, Rivera signed a contract for Regal Films that she was cast in the horror movie, Pamahiin along with Dennis Trillo and Iya Villania. Rivera also starred in two MMFF movie entries such as Bahay Kubo and Desperadas. In 2008, Rivera starred alongside Richard Gutierrez in the romantic comedy My Best Friend’s Girlfriend. Rivera also filmed a movie with Dingdong Dantes and her Desperadas co-star Iza Calzado, One True Love. In 2009 she then played the role of Nieves, The Engkanto Slayer in a title episode of Shake, Rattle & Roll X, an MMFF entry, where she received praises due to her comic timing. She also worked with singer and songwriter Ogie Alcasid and the Desperadas cast, for the sequel, second movie of Desperadas”. Rivera is slated to star in the following movies of Regal Films: Tarot (August 26, 2009) opposite Dennis Trillo and The Other Man, alongside Carla Abellana.