Matet De Leon started her showbiz career as a child star and she starred in numerous films. Her first teleserye was in the 2001 primetime drama series Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan starring Claudine Barretto. She portrayed the role of Lucila “Lucy” Ilagan-Cristobal. She also appeared in Kapamilya teleseryes such as May Bukas Pa, Habang May Buhay, Momay, Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala, and Pangako Sa ‘Yo.
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Matet also appeared in the primetime drama series A Love To Last, wherein she played the role of Tracy, the best friend and colleague of Andeng (Bea Alonzo). She also was part of the main cast in the weekly fantasy series Wansapanataym: My Hair Lady, wherein as Cristy, the real mother of Goldie/Maria Anna (Loisa Andalio). Matet also guested on the top-rating primetime action drama FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano as Menchu, the tita and colleague of Marco (JC Santos) who tried to stop him from pursuing Alyana (Yassi Pressman) because she is still married to Cardo (Coco Martin).
Her most recent portrayal was when she took on the role of Ruth Estacio-Dimagmaliw, the foster mother of main character Mikmik (Sophia Reola) in Nang Ngumiti Ang Langit.
Matet is currently seen in the rerun of The Legal Wife. She portrays the role of Rowena, the bestfriend of Maja Salvador’s Nicole, who is trying her very best to put sense into her forlorn and desperate bestie, who is left rejected and discarded in an illicit, unrequited love affair with Jericho Rosales’ Adrian.
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Aside from being a talented actress and being known as the “Bestfriend ng Bayan,” Matet is also a loving wife to her basketball player-turned-chef husband, Mickey Estrada, and a caring mother to their three adorable daughters, Mishka, Mikaela, and Mia. In a guesting for Magandang Buhay, the couple shared that their affair was a result of love at first sight and incessant exchange of text messages. Matet and Mickey happily tied the knot in 2004.
Catch Matet in The Legal Wife, weekdays on Kapamilya Gold.