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Carla Humphries
Born
Madeleine Lauren Humphries

May 20, 1988 (1988-05-20) (age 33)
California, U.S.
Occupation
  • Actress
  • model
Years active 2003–present
Agent Star Magic (2003–present)
Viva Artists Agency (2013–present)
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)

Madeleine Lauren Humphries (born May 20, 1988), known professionally by the names Carla Humphries or Madz Humphries is an American-born Filipina actress and commercial model. She was born in California to a Filipina mother and an Italian-American father. Humphries is best known for her roles as Rita Arguelles in the television drama Bituing Walang Ningning (2006), and as Brenda Smith in the youth-oriented program Abt Ur Luv (2006). She also appeared on the January 2011 cover of FHM Philippines Magazine.

Humphries was a member of Star Magic, ABS-CBN's circle of homegrown talents from 2003 to early 2009. In March 2010, she joined TV5's line-up of talents. In 2013, she starred in the action film 10,000 Hours alongside Robin Padilla where she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress.

Career

Early career

Humphries was discovered in 1999 at the age of 11 by Johnny Manahan, the director of the ABS-CBN Talent Center (now known as Star Magic) She was invited to join the Talent Center's acting workshops and audition as a Talent Center artist after Manahan saw her perform in her school's Recognition Day program.

Humphries attended workshops in various disciplines, including acting, singing, and personality development over the course of two years. She was accepted and launched as a member of Star Circle Batch 11 in May 2003.

After her launch, Humphries began appearing in one-time guest supporting roles on various shows on the ABS-CBN network. Her first recurring guest role came in late 2003, when she was cast as a fashion model named "Paris" in the youth-oriented TV show Berks. In the show, Paris subsequently became the girlfriend of Berks regular, Ketchup (portrayed by Ketchup Eusebio). The role would be the first time Humphries is paired with a comedian, a pattern that is later repeated in the TV show Qpids.

In 2004, Humphries appeared in a supporting role in her first movie, My First Romance, as a friend of the lead character portrayed by Heart Evangelista. She was also cast that same year in her first primetime recurring guest role as "Penelope" in the TV series Sarah, the Teen Princess where she was positioned as a romantic rival of the show's lead character portrayed by Sarah Geronimo.

In 2005, Humphries was cast in ABS-CBN's Reality Loveteam Search Qpids in 2005, where she and her loveteam partner Janus del Prado emerged as the Qpids Voter's Choice for receiving the most votes from viewers through phone calls and SMS text messages. Qpids was where the stage name "Carla Humphries-Loren" was first used, with the intent to eventually transition her stage name to "Carla Loren" ostensibly to improve her name recall among Filipino viewers. After Qpids, however, Humphries continued to be credited as "Carla Humphries."

In 2006, Humphries and loveteam partner Janus del Prado were cast in the Langis episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya, a drama anthology on ABS-CBN, where Humphries' performance garnered glowing reviews from the local entertainment press.

In the same year, Humphries was cast as "Rita Arguelles" in the primetime drama series Bituing Walang Ningning, which starred Sarah Geronimo and Angelika dela Cruz. The series ran for 21 weeks during which time one of her shampoo commercials also began airing in the Philippines.

Humphries also appeared that same year in supporting roles in two well-received Star Cinema movies, D' Lucky Ones and First Day High.

Humphries was also cast as one of the four lead characters in the youth-oriented TV series Star Magic Presents: Abt Ur Luv, which began airing in November 2006. The show launched her new loveteam with Victor Basa, won Best Youth Oriented Program at the 21st PMPC Star Awards (2007), and aired a total of 57 episodes. The series finale aired on January 5, 2008.

In 2008, Humphries joined the cast of Palos—a primetime action / drama TV series on the ABS-CBN network where she was cast as a medical doctor who also happens to be the First Daughter of the Republic of the Philippines. The role is a departure from the teen and youth-oriented roles that Humphries has portrayed since her launch as a Star Magic artist in 2003.

After Palos ended, Humphries also appeared on Ligaw na Bulaklak, an afternoon drama series that began airing on the ABS-CBN network in May 2008.

Humphries was handpicked to play Joanna Bonifacio in the film adaptation of the crime novel Smaller and Smaller Circles.

Print and on-cam modelling

In 2003 shortly after her launch, Humphries began appearing in local style and fashion magazines intended for the teen market.

In 2004, she landed her first magazine cover with Pink and appeared for the first time in Metro Weddings, an upscale magazine targeted at the bridal market. Also in the same year, Humphries appeared in her first TV commercial for Globe Telecom's GenTxt club.

In 2006, she landed her first multi-country TV commercial for Sunsilk shampoo. Her commercials were aired in 6 countries in the Asian region.

In 2009, she appeared in another Globe TV commercial. featuring the mobile company's postpaid phone plans.

In 2011, she was on the cover of the January issue of FHM Philippines.

Mentions

  • 2013. Metro Manila Film Festival Nominated for Best Supporting Actress in the Movie "10000 HOURS"
  • 2008. Metro Magazine's 19 Hottest Personalities
  • 2008. Ranked No. 13 in the Maxim Philippines Hot 100 List
  • 2007. Ranked No. 82 in the Maxim Philippines Hot 100 List

Personal life

Humphries was in a relationship with actor Janus del Prado. She also previously dated John James Uy.

Family

Humphries is the second of four children born to a Filipina mother and an Italian-American father who grew up in France. Humphries and older brother Alec were born in the United States, while her two younger siblings Nicolas and Samantha were born in France and the Philippines, respectively.

Education

Humphries studied in French schools until her mother transferred her to the ABS-CBN Distance Learning Center (DLC) in Manila, where she obtained her high school diploma.

She enrolled and attended one year at the University of Santo Tomas to study fine arts, before transferring to the Centre for International Education (CIE) to study entrepreneurship, whose more flexible schedule allowed her to pursue her acting career without giving up her studies.

Humphries also holds a Gemology Institute of America (GIA) Jewelry Design Certificate after completing the 9-week Jewelry Design class at the GIA in Bangkok, Thailand.

Interests

Humphries dabbles in both music and art, and at one point entertained the idea of working in a museum or a gallery. She has been painting since she was eight years old: "I have always loved drawing and was always best in drawing in school. After that, I did after-class painting workshops. I love painting abstracts and landscapes. My works either reflect me, or they're sceneries. But I don't consider myself a professional."

Filmography

Television

Year Title Role Notes Source
2003 Maalaala Mo Kaya Girlfriend Episode: "Bonnet"
2003 Tara Tena Sandra Episode: "Mukha ng Pag-ibig"
2003 Sana'y Wala Nang Wakas Secretary
2003 Berks Paris
2004 Wansapanataym Jennifer Episode: "Magic Paintbrush"
2004 Tara Tena Best Friend Episode: "Smart Joker, Sweet Lover"
2004 Marina Young Lorelei
2004 Wansapanataym Garden Fairy Episode: "Hardin ng Mga Wenekleks"
2004 Wazzup Wazzup Mindy / Tadjock
2004 Sarah The Teen Princess Penelope
2004 Wansapanataym Singing Angel Episode: "Ang Wish ko ay Sumapit"
2006 Qpids Herself
2006 Maalaala Mo Kaya Lani Episode: "Langis"'
2006 Vietnam Rose Young Editha dela Cerna Special Participation
2006 Your Song Presents: I'll Never Get Over You Getting Over Me Erica
2006 Pangarap at Tagumpay: Mga Kuwento sa Likod ng Wowowee Edwin's wife TV Special, "The Edwin Sumampong" story
2006 Komiks Presents: Ang Sandok ni Boninay Fairy
2006 Bituing Walang Ningning Rita Arguelles
2006 Star Magic Presents: My Angel Shane
2006 Your Song Presents: Panalangin Jessica
2006—2008 Star Magic Presents: Abt Ur Luv Brenda Smith
2007 Your Song Presents: Tuyo na'ng Damdamin Mira
2007 Your Song Presents: Kasalanan Ko Ba Jen
2007 Komiks Presents: Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko Cynthia
2008 Star Magic Presents: Abt Ur Luv: Ur Lyf 2 Brenda Smith Left the show for Palos.
2008 Maalaala Mo Kaya Pamela Episode: "Hair Clip"
2008 Palos Dr. Stella Guidotti
2008 Lovespell Jinky Episode: "Credit Card"
2008 Your Song Presents: Without You Olive
2008 Ligaw na Bulaklak Precious
2009 Midnight DJ Denise Episode: "Demon Cellphone Number"
2009 Only You Agnes Aguirre
2009 Everybody Hapi Dyesebel Guest, 1 episode
2009 Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Ang Lalaking Nagmahal Sa Akin Sophie Mendez
2010 Maalaala Mo Kaya Josephine (Corazon Aquino's sister) Episode: "Kalapati"
2010 Precious Hearts Romances Presents: The Substitute Bride Candra dela Rosa
2010 P.O.5 Herself / Co-host
2010 Everybody Hapi Erika Pulgado
2010 5 Star Specials Presents: Ruffa Gutierrez Miniseries: "Who's the Boss"
2010 5 Star Specials Presents: JC De Vera Miniseries: "Johnny Salamangkero"
2010 My Driver Sweet Lover Coleen
2011 Mga Nagbabagang Bulaklak Camella / Ivy Amor / Irish
2012 Felina: Prinsesa ng mga Pusa Chloe
2014 The Legal Wife Audrey
2015 Pablo S. Gomez's Inday Bote Marice Vargas-Delgado Special Participation
2015 Bridges Of Love Ivanka Vallera
2015 InstaDad Trina Dominguez
2015 Nathaniel Young Angela "AVL" Laxamana Special Participation
2015 Ipaglaban Mo! Susie Episode: "Pusong Mapanlinlang"
2015 FPJ's Ang Probinsyano Teacher Ophelia Special Participation
2016 A1 Ko Sa 'Yo Destiny Guest
2017 Ikaw Lang ang Iibigin Young Maila Salcedo Special Participation
2017 Pusong Ligaw Lauren
2017 Maalaala Mo Kaya Episode: Tulay
2018 The Stepdaughters Aileen

Film

Year Title Role Notes Source
2004 My First Romance Angel Guia
2006 First Day High Christine
2006 D' Lucky Ones Yammy
2007 A Love Story Ava
2008 For the First Time Marianne
2009 Ang Tanging Pamilya: A Marry Go Round Andi Listed as "Introducing"
2013 Bekikang: Ang Nanay Kong Beki Natalie
2013 10,000 Hours Isabelle Manahan
2015 Flotsam Mia
2015 Felix Manalo Pilar Manalo Danao
2017 Smaller and Smaller Circles Joanna Bonifacio
2018 The Significant Other
2020 Isa Pang Bahaghari Atty. Arlene Balmes

Music videos

  • 2003: "Bongga Ka 'Day" by The Akafellas
  • 2005: "Dito sa Puso Ko" by Nikki Gil & Josh Santana
  • 2005: "Change is Breaking Us Apart" by The Dawn
  • 2006: "D' Lucky Ones" by Sandara Park
  • 2010: "Naaalala Ka" by Jericho Rosales
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