Mark Anthony Fernandez, from Gwapings member to primetime star

Oct 7, 2016

Showbiz, by lineage, is Mark Anthony Fernandez's birthright being the eldest son of the late action star Rudy Fernandez and actress/politician Alma Moreno.

It comes as no surprise that the young actor decided to make his own mark in the industry.

At the age of 12, he joined showbiz as 1/3 of the popular '90s teen group Gwapings with Eric Fructuoso and Jomari Yllana.

Through the course of his career, Mark Anthony has experienced several ups and downs—including his well-documented relationships and continued struggle against illegal drugs—but the actor continued to strive and claim his spot in the limelight even after his "dark times."

His good work attitude and acting skills paved the way for the revival of his career and made him one of GMA-7's primetime mainstays. He was paired with the Kapuso network's roster of leading ladies including Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, Heart Evangelista, Jennylyn Mercado, Camille Prats, and many others.

This 2016, the 37-year-old actor was arrested for another drug-related incident that could possibly lead to lifetime imprisonment. Mark Anthony is currently facing a non-bailable case for allegedly possessing one kilo of marijuana.

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Here's a timeline of Mark Anthony's career from Gwapings to his most recent projects Ma'Rosa and Wish I May:

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