Manilyn Reynes Jimenez (born April 27, 1972 in Cebu, Philippines) is a Filipina actress and singer.
Reynes is also considered a Philippine Pop Culture Icon from the 80's and also reaching her peak in The Music World as an O.P.M Icon with many Jukebox artists and Female Divas in the 90's in her status her songs have been also covered by many filipino artists including fellow Cebuana-Visayan native and fan herself Sheryn Regis who revived the song Sayang Na Sayang. In 2008 to pay homage to her fellow Visayan and was part of her final album as Regis took hiatus from the Entertainment Industry.
Manilyn Reynes started as a child actress in 1982. She first appeared in the movie "To Mama with Love". A year after, she won her first best child actress award for the movie "Minsan May Isang Ina" where she portrayed the role of a child with epilepsy. As a child actress, she did movies with big stars like Nora Aunor, Dolphy, and Maricel Soriano. She was also gifted with a golden voice, which served as her passport to fame. She was first contracted with Ivory Records where she had two albums: "Apple Thoughts" and "Manilyn.. Christmas".
In 1986, she became one of the pioneers of "That's Entertainment" (A musical youth oriented show hosted by German Moreno). Together with Kristina Paner and Sheryl Cruz, they were introduced as the new Regal Babies and were baptized as "The Triplets". The trio guested together in different shows and appeared in movies like "Batang Quiapo", "I Have Three Hands", "Mga Kuwento Ni Lola Basyang", and "When I Fall In Love".
Her debut album titled "Manilyn" earned a platinum award. The album includes the viral hit "Sayang Na Sayang" which topped the Philippine billboards in the year 1988. She was the youngest recording artist to have a major concert in the Bigdome in 1990. She also appeared in numerous episodes of Kuya Germs' "Young Love, Sweet Love". Her fame continued to shine and she was given the title "Star of the New Decade" by the press. She also had her own television show titled "Manilyn Live", which was co-hosted by Ariel Rivera and Francis Magalona, and "Dear Manilyn".
In the year 1996, she left GMA and transferred to its rival network (ABS-CBN). She became a host of "Sang Linggo Napo Sila" and had her series of dramatic episodes in "Maalaala Mo Kaya" and "Star Drama Theater Presents: Manilyn". She became inactive in showbiz after the birth of her first child but she occasionally appears as a guest star in some shows.
In the year 2005, her career was revived. She became a host of MOM's and portrayed the role of Corazon in Marimar.
During her teenage years, she was first paired up with Janno Gibbs who became her boyfriend in real life. She was also linked to singer-actors Kempee De Leon, Billy Joe Crawford and Ogie Alcasid but she ended up with her co-That's Entertainment actor Aljon Jimenez. She married to her long time boyfriend Aljon Jimenez who proposed for marriage in the national television.