Thursday, July 22, 2010

Maxene Magalona Rise to Fame

Maxene Magalona Rise to Fame
Maxene Magalona, real name Maxene Sofia Maria Arroyo Magalona, is a Filipino actor that was born on November 23, 1986 in the Philippines. She comes from a family of well known prominent Filipino actors. Her father, Francis Durango Magalona is a well respected Filipino actor, music artist and is considered as the pioneer of the hiphop culture in the Philippines.

Her father's late parents Pancho Magalona and Tita Duran are also prestigious former actors during their time. Her sister Saab and her brother Elmo are also Filipino actors. Her mother Pia Arroyo-Magalona is a well know Filipino celebrity and is currently a DJ in the newly launched radio station "U92".

Maxene started her elementary level of education at Miriam college, Quezon but later on transferred to Assumption, Antipolo. She eventually continued her secondary level of education at Assumption but finished at Montessori Integrated School to complete her secondary level of education. She finished her tertiary level of education at Ateneo de Manila University having a bachelor's degree in Social Sciences on March 2010.

She first appeared on Pinoy TV in the ABS-CBN network kiddie TV show series "Ang TV" in 1992. She then followed it with the magazine television show "5 and Up" in 1995. Maxene took a break in showbiz for a while and re-appeared in 2000 in the TV show "Y2K: Yes 2 Kids". She followed it by being casted in the Comedy TV series "Daddy Di Do Du" that was aired from 2001 to 2007.

Maxene also starred for a number of TV episode shows such as "Love to Love", "SRO Cinemaserye" and for couple of episodes in "Sine Novela" where she starred in the episodes "Una Kang Naging Akin" and her most recent "Trudis Liit".

She also became a host in QTV network's "Fam Jam". Maxene also performed regularly in the noontime entertainment TV show "ASAP Fanatic" of ABS-CBN network and "SOP Rules" of GMA network.

She debuted in her first ever TV drama series "Hanggang Kailan" where she played the role Angela. She then followed it with "Saang Sulok ng Langit" where she played Gemma in 2005 and "Sana Ngayong Pasko" where she played the role Irene Dionisio in 2009.

Her first primetime TV show was in the primetime TV series based from Carlo J. Caparas' popular graphic novel "Kamandag", where she played the leading lady role named Lily. She was also offered the main star role Alwina for the TV hit series "Mulawin" which she turned down to focus more on her college education. The role was passed on to fellow actor Angel Locsin which eventually helped Angel's career catapult to stardom.

Her first movie appearance was in the movie "Bahay ni Lola" where she played various roles in 2001. She then succeeded it with Pinoy Movies such as "Mano Po 1", "Singsing ni Lola", "Kuya", "Happily Ever After" and her most recent "Rekrut" where she played a wife role.

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