Carla Abellana is no ordinary actress. She possesses a very pretty face and beautiful body. Carla came from a family of artists - her father is Rey "PJ" Abellana and her mother is Rhea Reyes who is the daughter of premiere actress Delia Razon. That's why it's no wonder when Carla Abellana finds herself into showbiz. It runs in her blood and she can't avoid it.
Added to that resume is her brains. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from De La Salle University - Manila with a degree in Psychology. That's what separate her from other personalities in the industry.
Carla Abellana has already appeared in some TV commercials which includes Palmolive Shampoo and Jolibee Ice Craze.
Carla's potentials reached the GMA-7 bigwigs and they picked her to play the lead role in the local remake of Mexicanovela "Rosalinda" which was originally portrayed by Thalia. She will be paired with Geoff Eigenmann and many critics are writing positive reviews in their tandem.
The said role was originally rumored to be given to Marian Rivera but many were surprised when out of nowhere, Carla Abellana was announced by the Kapuso Network to portray the coveted role.
"Rosalinda" debuted on July 6 in the number 6 spot in the ratings, way too low for the expectations of the critics. But it slowly climbed to the ratings contest and in the fourth day, it occupied the no.2 spot in the whole Philippines, just a point behind "Zorro" of Richard Gutierrez.
Carla signed a 12 picture movie contract with Regal Entertainment. Her introductory movie is "Ang Nanay Kong Aswang" which is horror comedy movie with Eugene Domingo and Rubi Rubi. Originally, the role of "Nanay" was given to Ai-Ai delas Alas and Eugene as sidekick. But due to some personal reasons, Ai-Ai beg-off from the project and Eugene assumed the "Nanay" role and Rubirubi was casted to assume the sidekick. This movie is scheduled to be released in the Philippines by 2010.
Another movie is "Nieves The Engkanto Slayer" with Marian Rivera. "Nieves" is an adventure, comedy and fantasy film which is directed by Mike Tuviera. Other actors in this movie is Jake Cuenca, Robert Villar and Pekto. This movie is also an entry to the 2009 Metro Manila Film festival.
Marian and Carla are again to team-up in a drama movie "The Other Man" under premiere director Maryo J. De Los Reyes. This movie is also slated to be released in 2010 where Dennis Trillo and Nadine Samonte completes the main cast.
Another 2009 Metro Manila Film Festival entry "Mano Po 6" also casted Carla alongside the megastar Sharon Cuneta. Her role for this movie was originally offered to actress Angel Locsin but Angel was not available due to some previous commitment and Carla was the perfect choice for this role. Carla is again paired with Dennis Trillo in this movie and Helen Gamboa completes the powerhouse cast.
Carla is also preparing for her hosting job for the fifth saeson of StarStruck, a reality talent search in GMA-7. She will be co-hosting the said reality show, which is slated in November 2009, with Dingdong Dantes and Raymond Gutierrez. She is currently hosting a Kapuso variety show SOP Rules.
Aside from acting and hosting, Carla is also into music. Universal Records is currently preparing for her first album and according to Carla, everything has been running well and anytime soon, she will be recording her first song for the album.