Maricar Reyes, born Maricar Concepcion Pozon Reyes on June 20, 1981, is a Filipino actress, model and general practitioner. 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 entering show business, Maricar appeared in TV and print ads released in the Philippines and across Southeast Asia, for brands like Coca-Cola, Globe Telecom, Sunsilk, Pond’s Whitening, Modess, Nescafe, KFC,Pantene ProV Conditioner, and Contractubex.
Her first acting job came in 2008 via ABS-CBN’s Komiks Presents: Kapitan Boom. She then appeared in other Kapamilya shows including 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.
In 2009, Maricar got embroiled in a sex video scandal which also involved Hayden Kho. A newly signed member of Star Magic during that time, Maricar decided to keep silent about the controversy, which proved to be advantageous to her fledgling career. She continued appearing on various TV shows like nothing devastating had happened to her.
In the same year, she appeared in her first movie, And I Love You So, which earned her a nomination for New Movie Actress of the Year at the Star Awards for Movies. It was followed by other movie projects, Miss You Like Crazy and White House, both in 2010.
In 2011, Maricar won the Best Actress award (tied with Lilia Cuntapay) at the Cinema One Originals Film Festival Awards for her performance in the digital film Anatomiya ng Korupsyon.
On television, she continued to play supporting roles in various series including Dahil sa Pag-Ibig, Be Careful With My Heart, and Juan dela Cruz. She currently portrays Sasha Bayle, the main antagonist in the hit series Sana Bukas Pa ang Kahapon starring Bea Alonzo.
Maricar married singer Richard Poon on June 9, 2013 in a private Christian wedding.