Sunday, May 31, 2009
Rivera first starred in an afternoon soap operas for TAPE Inc. and GMA Network including Kung Mamahalin Mo Lang Ako, Agawin Mo Man Ang Lahat and Pinakamamahal along with Oyo Boy Sotto. She was also seen in Enteng Kabisote 2: Okay Ka Fairy Ko: The Legend Continues, also with Oyo Boy Sotto.  Later GMA Network cast her into mother roles for the afternoon Philippine-Malaysian drama Muli with Alfred Vargas and Super Twins.
In 2006, Rivera signed a contract for Regal Films that she was cast in the horror movie, Pamahiin along with Dennis Trillo and Iya Villania.
In 2007, starred the title role of MariMar, which premiered on August 13, 2007 reached 52.6% ratings on its finale. Later, Rivera was awarded in GMMSF Inc. in the 38th Box-Office Entertainment Awards.
Rivera also starred in two MMFF movie entries such as Bahay Kubo and Desperadas. In 2008, Rivera's starred her first leading lady movie with Richard Gutierrez in the romantic-comedy My Best Friend's Girlfriend.
In 2008, Rivera played the role of Dyesebel. Dingdong Dantes, who was her leading man in MariMar, pairs up with Rivera as Fredo. Rivera played the role of a mermaid under the ocean. It aired on April 28, 2008.
Marian was also featured in Ogie Alcasid's video "Kung Sakali" and Regine Velasquez "Shine".
Marian was recently did a movie with Dingdong Dantes and her Desperadas co-star Iza Calzado, One True Love, .In 2009 she then, played the role of "Nieves" The Engkanto Slayer in her title episode of Shake, Rattle & Roll X, an MMFF entry, where she received praises due to her comedic timing. Also, she worked with singer and songwriter Ogie Alcasid along with Desperadas main stars, in the second movie of Desperadas"
She was seen with Dingdong Dantes in their 3rd drama show together, "Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang". 
Just last April 23, 2009, GMA-7 Senior Vice President (SVP) for Entertainment announced that Marian Rivera is television's newest Mars Ravelo's Darna.