Known for her supporting roles in the Ang Tanging Ina Philippine comedy films, she also starred in the 2009 movie Kimmy Dora: Kambal sa Kiyeme. She gave perhaps her most acclaimed performances in the movies Bahay Kubo: A Pinoy Mano Po! (2007) and The Woman in the Septic Tank (2011).
After earning a degree in theater from the University of the Philippines, she was cast in a small role in a 1991 Regal Entertainment movie titled Emma Salazar Case.
In one year (2010), she appeared in six movies produced by several different Filipino entertainment companies (including Regal Films, VIVA Films, Star Cinema, and GMA Films).
She grew up in the Tondo district of Manila, Philippines.
She won a Metro Manila Film Festival Best Supporting Actress honor for her role in Bahay Kubo: A Pinoy Mano Po! The film also featured Marian Rivera, Maricel Soriano, and Eric Quizon.