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Amy Perez-Castillo
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Perez in 2015
Maria Armida Parale Perez

September 5, 1969 (1969-09-05) (age 52)
Quezon City, Philippines
Occupation Host, actress
Years active 1986–present
Agent Star Magic (1997–2006)
Backroom Inc. (2006–present)
  • Brix Ferraris (m. 1995–2014)
  • Carlo Castillo (m. 2014)
Children 3
Relatives Lorna Tolentino (cousin)
Zsa Zsa Padilla (cousin)

Maria Armida Parale Perez-Castillo (born September 5, 1969), known professionally as Amy Perez, is a Filipina TV and radio presenter, and occasional actress who is best known for hosting the now-defunct Philippine noontime show Magandang Tanghali Bayan on ABS-CBN and the reality tabloid talk show, Face to Face on TV5. In 2013, she co-hosted The Singing Bee with Roderick Paulate. Since 2016, Perez is one of the main host of It's Showtime, which marked her comeback as a noontime show host.


Perez' earliest big-time gig was co-hosting the noontime variety programs Family Kuarta o Kahon (1986–1990), Eat Bulaga! (1989–1995), Sa Linggo nAPO Sila (1990–1995), 'Sang Linggo nAPO Sila (1995–1998), and Magandang Tanghali Bayan from 1998 until she left in 2002. After two years to quit hosting variety shows, she was chosen to be one of the hosts for the morning talk-variety show M.R.S..

As an actress, Amy Perez played a variety of roles in television and movies. She took the role of Anne in Anak ni Baby Ama and also appeared in Flavor of the Month, starring Joey Marquez and Alma Moreno. It was in these movies that she was discovered to have much flair for comedy. Perez' performance as Helen in the Robin Padilla-starrer Sa Diyos Lang Ako Susuko is one of the roles for which she received critical acclaim. She also starred in Petrang Kabayo 2: Ang Ganda-Ganda Ko, Palibhasa Lalake, Ipagpatawad Mo, Tigasin and Pera o Bayong (Not da TV). She appeared in television dramas like Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan in which she played the role of Mirriam, Habang Kapiling Ka as Divine Ogata and Ikaw sa Puso Ko in 2004. Moreover, she appeared in the two episodes of Komiks in 2006: 1. Alpha Omega Girl; 2. Agua Bendita. There was also a segment entitled Kama in a horror flick directed by Jose Javier Reyes Matakot Ka sa Karma in which she took the role of Myrna. She was also a star in an episode of Love Spell: "Shoes ko po, Shoes ko Day!" just last 2007 and she was a character in I've Fallen for You, which she played Ninang Beth.

Personal life

Perez and musician Brix Ferraris have a son named Adi. She is a cousin of veteran actress Lorna Tolentino. She filed for annulment from Ferraris but was denied by the Supreme Court. Perez then met her current partner, radio host Carlo Castillo. They have a son together born in 2008. In 2012, Perez was confirmed to be 3 months pregnant, her second child to Castillo, and she confirmed that she was to take a 1-year leave from Face to Face.


TV shows

Year Title Role
2016–present It's Showtime Herself / Additional Main Host
2014–present Sakto Herself / Main Host
2013–2015 The Singing Bee Herself / Host
2013–2020 Umagang Kay Ganda Herself / Host
2012–2013 Good Morning Club Herself / Host
Ang Latest
2010–2012 Sapul sa Singko
Untold Stories Mula Sa Face To Face Herself / Host
2010–2011 Juicy! Herself / Guest Panelists
2010–2013 Face to Face Herself / Host
2009 Only You Emily
2006 Gulong ng Palad Lorraine Pineda
Love Spell: Shoes Ko Po, Shoes Ko Day! Various
2006–present Kabuhayang Swak na Swak Herself / Host
2005 M.R.S.
2004–2005 Diretsahan
2004 Leya, ang Pinakamagandang Babae sa Ilalim ng Lupa Maruba
Ikaw sa Puso Ko Various
2002–2003 Habang Kapiling Ka Divine Ogata
2001 Sa Dulo ng Walang Hanggan Mirriam
1998–2003 Magandang Tanghali Bayan Herself / Host
1995–1998 'Sang Linggo nAPO Sila
1990–1995 Sa Linggo nAPO Sila
1987–1988 Kalatog Pinggan Herself / Co-Host
Palibhasa Lalake Amy / Amelia
1988–1995 Eat Bulaga! Herself / Co-Host
1986–1990 Family Kuarta o Kahon Herself / Co-Host


  • Si Agimat, si Enteng Kabisote at si Ako (2012) – Ina Magenta
  • Enteng Ng Ina Mo (2011) – Ina Magenta
  • Si Agimat at Si Enteng Kabisote (2010) – Ina Magenta
  • I've Fallen for You (2007) – Ninang Beth
  • Matakot Ka Sa Karma (2006) – Myrna
  • Pera o bayong (Not da TV) (2000) – Lola/Host
  • Tigasin (1999)
  • Batang-X (1995)
  • Oo Na, Sige Na (1994) – Nina Bermudez
  • Nag-iisang Bituin (1994)
  • Darna (1991)
  • Kaputol ng Isang Awit (1991) – Margaux Vicencio
  • Ipagpatawad Mo (1991)
  • Petrang Kabayo 2: Anong ganda mo! Mukha kang kabayo (1990) – Marianne
  • Sa Diyos Lang Ako Susuko (1990) – Helen
  • Flavor of the Month (1990)
  • Anak ni Baby Ama (1990)
  • Bobocop (1987)
  • Jack & Jill (1987) – Bridesmaid
  • Campus Beat (1984) – Annie

Radio shows

  • Sakto (DZMM) (2014–2020) (co-host with Marc Logan "2014–2018"; now co-hosted with Kuya Kim Atienza "2018–2020")
  • A.M.Y. (About Me & You) (DZMM) (2006–2010)
  • Amy Perez on Radio Romance 101.9 (101.9 Radio Romance now MOR 101.9) (1989–1991)
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