Starting as a young actress, Rica Peralejo has grown to become one of the most celebrated talents. She is an award-winning actress, wife, and mother. How much do you know about the beautiful Rica?
Rica Peralejo is a Filipino actress, television host, and singer. She is known for her roles in Star Cinema and Viva Films. She is a talented and dedicated actress who has been in the entertainment industry since her teen years. She is also a member of ABS-CBN’s elite team of homegrown talents known as Star Magic.
Name: Regina Carla Bautista Peralejo
Rica Peralejo birthday: 7th March 1981
Rica Peralejo age: 39 years
Zodiac sign: Pisces
Occupation: Actress, singer, television host
Marital Status: Married
Weight: 49 kg
Rica Peralejo height: 163 cm (5’ 4”)
Rica Peralejo was born on 7th March 1981. Although not much is known about her parents, she has known siblings. She has two sisters, Paula Peralejo and Nica Peralejo, and a brother named Nico Peralejo.
Peralejo attended high school in the School of the Holy Spirit. She graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University with a degree in AB Literature.
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Rica Peralejo husband
The star previously dated Bernard Palanca. After they broke up, she met and dated Joseph Bonifacio. She married Joseph on 29th January 2010 in a beautiful beach themed wedding. Joseph is a pastor of Every Nation Church. Designed by Rajo Laurel, the Rica Peralejo wedding gown was so unique and beautiful that it ranked among the best celebrity wedding gowns in the Philippines.
Together Rica and Joseph have two sons, Philip Nathaniel and Manu Bonifacio. Philip was born in early 2014. Rica Peralejo, baby Manu was born on 9th June 2019 after a 25-hour home birth labor experience.
Rica started acting at the age of 12 years in 1993. She performed in the ABS-CBN’s youth show known as Ang TV. In 1997 she acted on T.G.I.S on GMA-7. Since then, she has appeared in numerous television shows and films.
She debuted as a singer in 1995 with an album titled “Fallin.” In 1999 she released another solo album titled "Ikaw Pa Rin at Ako.”
Some of the movies she has acted in include:
- 2010 - Paano Na Kaya
- 2008 - Caregiver
- 2007 - Tiyanaks
- 2006 - Matakot Ka Sa Karma
- 2005 - Hari Ng Sablay
- 2004 - Spirit of the Glass
- 2003 - Malikmata
- 2002 - Hibla
- 2001 - Sa Huling Paghihintay
- 2000 - Pera O Bayong Not Da TV
- 1999 - Mula sa Puso: The Movie
- 1998 - Silaw
She has also acted in various television shows. They include:
- 2015 - Mommy Hacks
- 2014 - I Do
- 2013 - Its Showtime
- 2012 - Teen Gen
- 2011 - 100 Days to Heaven
- 2010 - Showtime
- 2007 - Umagang Kay Ganda
- 2006 - Star Magic Presents: Love Chop
- 2004 - Showbiz No.1
- 2003 - Ok Fine Whatever
- 2002 - Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay
- 2000 - H2K: Hati-Hating Kapatid
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Peralejo has been nominated for many awards throughout her acting career. Some of the awards she has won include:
- Best Supporting Actress – 20th FAP Awards for her role in “Tatarin” in 2002.
- Best Actress - 21st FAP Awards for her role in "Hibla” in 2003.
- Best Morning Show Host – 23rd PMPC Star Awards for TV for hosting “Umagang Kay Ganda” in 2008.
- Best Morning Show Host- 24th PMPC Star Awards for TV, 1st Media Newser Philippines Awards, 8th Gawad Tanglaw Awards, and 4th UPLB Gandingan Awards for hosting “Umagang Kay Ganda” in 2010.
- Best Morning Show Host – 5th UPLB Gandingan Awards and 25th PMPC Star Awards for TV for the show “Umagang Kay Ganda” in 2011.
Rica Peralejo business
In 2015, Rica left the show business to focus on her family by becoming a full-time mother and wife. The television star is a certified blogger. She has a website called, every day a new page. She has authored different christian books that are available on the website.
She is a You Tuber who blogs mostly about her daily life as a wife and mother. You can find the Rica Peralejo skincare routine, homeschooling routine and her life story among her many vlogs.
Rica is very active on social media. All her social media pages have a large number of followers. She loves traveling, as evidenced by her many travel photos on her Instagram page. Her social media handles are:
YouTube: Rica Peralejo-Bonifacio
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Rica Peralejo is a proud wife to pastor Joseph and a proud mother of two handsome boys. Although she left the film industry, she continues to inspire people through her blogs and books. Her legacy as an actress and award-winning television host will live on for many years to come.