Model, singer, television and film actress, she is best known for role as Luna in the 2004 drama Minsan Pa, her role in the 2002 film Mano Po, and in the television series Wansapanataym.
Though most actors and actresses are signed either by GMA or ABS-CBN Networks, she spent most of her early career bouncing between the too. Her onscreen debut was in GMA Network's That's Entertainment in 1986.
In 2002 she was nominated for a Metro Manila Film Festival Best Actress award for her role in Mano Po. In 2005 she was nominated for a PMPC Star Award as Best Drama Actress for her role in the television show Mulawin.
She was born Hazel Pascual Reyes in Manila. Her father is former Filipino congressman from Quezon City, Chuck Mathay. In December 2014, she had a daughter named Amanda Gabrielle Meneses with the mayor of Bulakan, Patrick Meneses,
Her sister is fellow prominent Filipino television actress Cristine Reyes.