Karel Marquez is Karla Ysabel Marquez Santos in real life. Karel is a prominent Filipino actress, a good singer and TV host in Philippine movie and Television industry. She is under contract with GMA network. Karel was born on December 21, 1986 in Manila, Philippines and started her career as a contract talent of ABS-CBN Star Magic Batch 10.
Karel was famously known as a VJ in Myx, also a subsidiary of ABS CBN in 2003. She still continued to be a VJ until 2007 although her contract already expired with the network. Karel then appeared in an afternoon GMA drama entitled “Pati Ba Pintig Ng Puso?,” together with Yasmien Kurdi, JC de Vera and Chynna Ortaleza. She was also a member of “SOP Rules,” opposite Kyla, Karylle, Jennelyn and Yasmien. She also hosted a segment in “Bitoy’s Funniest Video, “called “Just 4 Kikay’s.” In “Zaido,” she portrayed a role named Lyka. Her mother is also a famous singer and actress named Pinky Marquez and her father is Dr. Eduardo Santos. Karel has two siblings. At the height of her career, she left showbiz and was rumored to be pregnant. But the truth was, she took a break for health reasons.
In 2008, she married Armand Go and had their first daughter whom they named Keiley Audrianna in 2009. The couple had a church wedding the same year and a son was born in 2010 and named him Kyler Armand. Although she is very visible in her acting career right now, she still gives her first priority to her husband and children.
It was in TV5’s “Babaeng Hampaslupa,” that Karel made her comeback after giving birth to his son and she looked exactly the same when she took her break from showbiz world. She credits having the sexiest body on her being a hands-on mom and breastfeeding. They plan to have only two children so she says they had already met their quota.
Her husband supports her in the decision to go back to her work, because he understands that’s what she really loves to do. She was born a performer, and really has the passion for acting, singing, dancing and hosting. She has appeared in movies such as “Tiyanaks,””Angels,” and”Otso-otso, Pamela-mela Wan,” and her TV shows include, “Berks,” “Myx,” “ASAP,“”Magandang Tanghali Bayan,””Seasons of Love,” “Qpids,” “Komiks:Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko,” ‘Mga Anghel Na Walang Langit,” “Sine Novela; Pati Ba Pintig Ng Puso,” “Ride To Fame,””SOP Rules,” Bitoy’s Funniest Video,” and ‘Zaido.” Her various endorsements were, Pond’s, Royal Tru Orange, Smart, Oishi’s Oheya, Close Up, Sketchers, Artworks, Karanina, Freewaay, Bobson, Lee Pipes and Oxygen.
Karel’s latest teleserye is in “My Husband’s Lover,” which is aired over GMA 7 together with Dennis Trillo, Tom Rodriguez, Carla Abellana, and other big stars. Only a month after its initial telecast, this drama series had already been trending on network sites and had gained controversies among the morally uprights. Karel is enjoying the turn of events in her career. Amidst her busy schedules and tapings, she still enjoys being a mom to top it all.