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Erika Padilla

(1986-11-22) November 22, 1986 (age 33)
Nationality Filipino
Alma mater Ateneo de Manila University
Occupation Actress, TV host, sideline reporter
Years active2008present
Agent Star Magic (2008-2011)
Vidanes Artist Management
ABS-CBN (2008-present)
GMA Network (2014-present)
TV5 Network (2011-2017)
Jeffrey Cariaso
(m. 2017)

Erika Padilla (born November 22, 1986) is a Filipino actress, TV host, model and sideline reporter.


Early life

Padilla's father is General Ricardo Ilagan Padilla, a former regional director of Region 4 Calabarzon and the incumbent Mayor of Bongabon, Nueva Ecija. Her mother is a businesswoman and a former dancer and singer. [1] [2]


In 2008, Padilla joined the Miss Bikini Philippines pageant where she won the Miss Photogenic award. She and the other contestants of the pageant made a guest appearance on the TV show Wowowee. In the show, she met Johnny Manahan, who offered her to audition for Star Magic. [1] Before signing up with Star Magic, and eventually launching as a member of Star Magic Batch 16, Padilla did several modelling stints. She was part of Metro magazine's top 10 models in the Philippines. [3]

Padilla appeared as a court side reporter for the PBA on TV5, her first project outside the Kapamilya network. She was the backstage host of Killer Karaoke: Pinoy Naman. She also played supporting roles in some of the network's teleseryes.

She is now a freelance actress/television host signed to Vidanes Artist Management.

From 2014-2016, she was mostly seen in GMA-7 programs.

She is currently on ABS-CBN.

Personal life

Padilla is a graduate of Ateneo de Manila University, where she studied political science. [1]

Padilla is currently engaged to Alaska Aces coach and former Philippine Basketball Association player Jeff Cariaso. [4] Padilla gave birth to her son on September 7, 2017. [5]



2009 I Love Betty La Fea Herself / EcomodelCameo
2009 Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Bud Brothers Series Jennifer
2009 Dahil May Isang Ikaw Jannelle Paez
2009Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Somewhere In My Heart Amy [6]
2010 Habang May Buhay MichikoSpecial Participation
2010 Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo Diane
2010 Magkano Ang Iyong Dangal? Jenny
2010 Maalaala Mo Kaya RosaEpisode: "Gitara"
2010-11 Imortal Miriam Villamor
2011 Iskul Bukol Joseph Dizon
2011 Reputasyon Precious
2011 Maria La Del Barrio Liz
2011-12 The Jose and Wally Show Starring Vic Sotto Erika
2011–2017 PBA on Sports5 HerselfCourtside reporter [4] [7]
2012 A Beautiful Affair Dr. Trina Cawagas
2013 Kidlat Chichi
2013 Maria Mercedes Lou [8]
2013Killer Karaoke: Pinoy NamanHerself - Erika Kalurka [9]
2014 Kambal Sirena Gigi
2014 Eat Bulaga Lenten Special: Pangalawang Bukas Wife of Jose Manalo
2014 Ang Lihim Ni Annasandra Becca
2015-16 Pangako Sa 'Yo Betty Mae Verseles [10] [11]
2016 Juan Happy Love Story Joy [4]
2017 A Love to Last Melissa
2018 La Luna Sangre Miriam Villamor
2018 Ngayon At Kailanman Mariel Saavedra
2019Honey My Love So Sweet


2010 Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To!) Nora
2011 Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay Special appearance
2011 Segunda Mano Ivan's Stepmother
2011 Enteng Ng Ina Mo Nora
2013 My Little Bossings Leni
2013 She's The One Jessie
2015 Must Date The Playboy Joy
2016 The Achy Breaky Hearts Maxie [12]
2017Can We Still Be Friends
2019The Annulment

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