Pokwang is a Filipino actress, comedian, singer, model, and social media personality. Jump to movie list.
Complete Name –> Marietta Subong
Screen Name –> Pokwang
Birth Date –> August 27, 1970 (age 52)
Hometown –> Iloilo City, Philippines
Height –> 5’2″
Family / Love Life
Husband –> Lee O’Brian (Married: 2015; Separated: 2021)
Daughters –> Ria Mae, Malia Francine O’Brian
Siblings –> 11
Life Before Showbiz
Pokwang came from a poor family in Iloilo. Her father was a drunkard while her mother did whatever work is available to support her twelve children. Pokwang is the seventh.
In 1990, Pokwang went to Japan to work as a dancer. Since her contract was only for six months, she has to come back to the Philippines and re-apply for another six months. She returned to the Philippines for good after two years. At that time, she was pregnant with her first child.
Due to lack of work opportunities in the Philippines, Pokwang went to the Middle East to work as a domestic worker. In less than six months, her only son died in the Philippines. She was distressed because she cannot go home immediately to attend the funeral.
When she finally came back home, Pokwang found a job as a comedian in a bar in Quezon City. She met Eric Nicolas who convinced her to join a comedy contest at ABS-CBN television.
In 2004, Pokwang started her career in the entertainment industry when she joined and won Clown in a Million, a contest segment of Yes, Yes Show! television program of ABS-CBN. Since then, she appeared in many TV programs of ABS-CBN until 2021 when she transferred to GMA.
Television Programs / Digital Series
2022-Present – TikToClock
2022 – Mano Po Legacy: Her Big Boss
2022 – Regal Studio Presents: Yaya Terror
2021 – The Boobay and Tekla Show
2021 – Wanted: Ang Serye
2014 – Mirabella
2012-2013 – Aryana
2011-2016 – Kris TV
2004—2005 – Krystala
2004- Maalaala Mo Kaya: Teddy Bear
2004 – Maid In Heaven
2004 – Yes, Yes Show
1998 – Eezy Dancing
2023 – Ten Little Mistresses
2019 – Mission Unstapabol: The Don Identity
2018 – Oda Sa Wala
2018 – Sol Searching
2016 – Mercury is Mine
2015 – All You Need Is Pag-Ibig
2014 – My Illegal Wife
2010 – Super Inday and the Golden Bibe
2004 – Bcuz of U
GayaGaya Puto Maya
Happy Yipee Yehey! Nananana!
Sana Kunin Ka Na Ni Lord
2015 – Nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Program for Mirabella by Golden Screen TV Awards
2014 – Bert Marcelo Lifetime Achievement Award by GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards
2012 – Best Comedy Actress for Toda Max by 26th PMPC Star Awards for TV
2007 – Best Comedy Actress for Aalog-Alog by 21st PMPC Star Awards for TV