In 2004, she became the Ultimate Female Survivor of the second season of StarStruck of GMA Network. She appeared in several shows including Darna, Ay, Robot!, Majika, Fantastikids, Fantastic Man, Joaquin Bordado, Buena Familia, and Alyas Robin Hood.
In the year 2016, Cenon starred as Jewel in the romantic gore indie film Ang Manananggal sa Unit 23B. In December 2016, she appeared as the primary antagonist Georgia Ferrer in the TV show Ika-6 na Utos.
Rhiza Ann Cenon Simbulan was born in Gapan Nueva Ecija on December 21, 1987. Her mother, Rosanna, died in 1991 when she was only three years old. Her father works and lives in Abu Dhabi, UAE. She has one older brother.
Cenon's grandmother served as her parental guardian after her mother's death. She finished her high school at the Agustinian School of Cabuyao in Laguna. She later enrolled at the AMA Computer Learning Center in Quezon City and graduated as a computer programmer.
In 2004, Cenon joined GMA Network's original reality talent search. She became the Ultimate Female Survivor of StarStruck 2 The Nationwide Invasion (with Mike Tan as the Ultimate Male Survivor). They both received 1,000,000 pesos plus exclusive contracts from the GMA Network. After winning StarStruck, Cenon appeared as a guest performer on the musical variety show SOP Gigsters (2004 - 2006).
Cenon began her career with GMA Network playing the role of Mae in Now and Forever (2005). In the same year, she joined the cast of Darna. Cenon played Louella, a member of the Divas Impaktitas who was determined to exact vengeance upon Darna (played by Angel Locsin) after she what she did to her sister.
In 2006, Cenon appeared in Majika with Angel Locsin, Dennis Trillo, and Katrina Halili. She played the role of Pria / Sara, Sabina's (played by Angel Locsin) younger sister. After Majika, she starred in the movie Lovestruck (2006) where she won the New Movie Actress of the Year at the 2006 Star Awards for Movies. In the same year she also played Anabelle on the fantasy-adventure series, Fantastikids, where she starred alongside Marky Cielo, Jackie Rice and Glaiza de Castro, as well as former child star Paolo Contis and former beauty queen Melanie Marquez.
In 2008, Cenon starred in the drama action series Joaquin Bordado alongside Robin Padilla, Iza Calzado, and Mark Herras. She played the role of Cecile, the granddaughter of General Russo (played by Eddie Garcia) and sister of Kevin (played by Antonio Aquitania).
Cenon played a number of supporting roles from 2008 to 2010: Wena / Fantastic Girl in Fantastic Man (2008) alongside Mark Herras and Jackie Rice; Abril Del Castillo in Rosalinda (2009); Apple Madrigal in Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak (2010); Candy / Joy Flores in Langit sa Piling Mo (2010); Darlene Roces in Koreana (2010); and Regine in Bantatay (2010).
In 2011, Cenon appeared as Mia Valencia in I Heart You, Pare! and the antagonistic Marla Lucero / Fake Aginaya / New Bugana in Machete. The following year, she appeared in the drama series Legacy. Cenon played the supporting role of Juliet, the ambitious best friend of Diana Calcetas (played by Heart Evangelista). Right after Legacy, she played another role on Luna Blanca: Ang Ikalawang Yugto. Her character, Ashley Alvarez, was one of the main villainess in the series' second chapter.
Cenon appeared on three television series in 2013. The first drama series is Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga where she played the role of the antagonist Olga Villavicer / Sandra Sebastian. The second series, Indio, was an epic fantasy series directed by Dondon Santos. She played the role of Isabel Alonso, the supportive younger sister of the noble man Mariano Alfonso (played by Carlos Morales). The third series was Adarna where she played the role of Mikay.
In 2015, Cenon appeared as a supporting actress in three drama series on GMA Network: Mariel in Second Chances (2015); Margarita "Rita" Barcial in Kailan Ba Tama ang Mali? (2015); and Vaness Castro in Buena Familia (2015).
Cenon's acting career blossomed in the year 2016. She with actor Martin del Rosario starred in Ang Manananggal sa Unit 23B. This romantic gore independent film was directed by Prime Cruz and produced under The IdeaFirst Company. Cenon plays Jewel, the lonely manananggal who fell in love with the heartbroken man named Nico (played by Martin del Rosario). Sex and masturbation scenes were shot during the filming. Her portrayal of Jewel is considered as her first mature role.
In December 2016, Cenon together with fellow actors Sunshine Dizon, Gabby Concepcion, and Mike Tan starred in the afternoon primetime series Ika-6 na Utos. She plays the role of Georgia Ferrer / Athena Francisco, the glamorous and evil mistress of Airline Captain Jerome "Rome" Fuentabella (played by Gabby Concepcion). Her character was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in the 2017 7th EdukCircle Awards. Her portrayal of Georgia is considered as Cenon's breakthrough role.
On June 15, 2017, after twelve years of being a talent of GMA Artist Center under GMA Network, Cenon signed an exclusive contract with Viva Artist Agency, but she signed a contract with the owner of Artist Center. She will star with ABS-CBN actor JC Santos in the upcoming movie Mr. and Mrs. Cruz. The movie will be released sometime in 2018.
Cenon appeared on several covers of FHM Philippines Magazine and was included on the list of the magazine's 100 Sexiest Women in the World. Cenon was ranked number 45 in 2005, number 68 in 2006, number 50 in 2007, number 58 in 2008, number 91 in 2009, number 95 in 2010, number 95 in 2011, number 15 in 2013, number 26 in 2014, number 22 in 2015, number 75 in 2016, and number 45 in 2017. She succeeded Sunshine Cruz as the FHM Philippines Cover Girl on May 15, 2013.
Cenon had an estranged relationship with her father and brother.
In an interview in 2016, she said that she suffered depression and attempted to commit suicide. She took up painting as an instrument to beat her depression. Independencia: Ang Panimula, Cenon's first painting exhibit, was held in a restaurant in San Juan City on June 19, 2016. Most of her paintings were abstract.
Aside from painting, Cenon is an enthusiast of archery. She is also into cooking. In 2015, she enrolled at the Center for Culinary Arts, Manila after the successful opening of her food business, PaBurrito.
|2016–2018||Ika-6 na Utos||Georgia "Adyang" Ferrer† / Athena Francisco†||Main Antagonist|||
|2016||Dear Uge: Maid in China||Dahlia||Episode guest|||
|Alyas Robin Hood||Nancy Benitez||Season 1|||
|Karelasyon: Third Eye||Marie||Episode: "Third Eye"
Credited as Ryza Cenon
|Sinungaling Mong Puso||Leda Robles-Aguirre||Guest Cast|
|A1 Ko Sa 'Yo||Candy||Episode: "True to Yourself"
Credited as Ryza Cenon
|Maynila: Fan Mode||Season 5|
|2015||Buena Familia||Vaness Castro|
|Maynila: Sisters for Life||Miranda||Season 4|
Credited as Ryza Cenon
|Kailan Ba Tama ang Mali?||Margarita "Rita" Barcial|
|Innamorata||Doña Priscilla Manansala|
|Prinsesa ng Buhay Ko||Selena Monteverde|
|Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga||Olga Villavicer / Sandra Sebastian|
|2012||Aso ni San Roque||Grace Santos|
|Luna Blanca: Ang Ikalawang Yugto||Ashley Alvarez|
|My Beloved||Teen Pepay|
|2011||Time Of My Life||Rochelle|
|Machete||Marla Lucero / Fake Aginaya / New Bugana|
|I ♥ You, Pare!||Mia Valencia|
|Langit sa Piling Mo||Candy / Joy Flores|
|Sine Novela: Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak||Apple Madrigal|
|2009||Rosalinda||Abril Del Castillo|
|Dear Friend: Bakasyonistas||Mia|
|2007-2008||Fantastic Man||Wena / Fantastic Girl|
|Majika||Sara / Pria|
|2005||Darna||Louella / Divas Impaktitas|
|Now and Forever: Mukha||Mae|
|2017||Magpakailanman: "The Healing Touch Of Love"||Jorina|||
|2015||Magpakailanman: "Tapat na Asawa, Baliw na Ina: The Ompong and Vangie Pagunsan Story"|
|2014||Magpakailanman: "Ang Ina na Hindi Malilimutan: The Lauro Tuaño Story"||Malou|
|Magpakailanman: "Tatay na si Totoy, Nanay na si Nene: The Moymoy and Rina Story"||Cynthia|
|Wagas: Marc & Danica Love Story||Danica Sotto|
|2013||Wagas: Ed-Julie Love Story||Julie|
|Magpakailanman: "Coming Out: The Charice Pempengco Story"||Alyssa Quijano|
|Magpakailanman: "Transman: The Nil Nodalo Story||Kat|
|Tanikala V: Liwanag sa Dapithapon||May Montealegre|
|2012||Magpakailanman: "The Power of Love: The Nathaniel Cruz Story (2012)"||Jenny|
|Spooky Nights: Sapi||White Lady|
|2011||Spooky Nights: Panata||Alice|
|2010||Face to Face Untold Stories: Dalawang Babae, Pusong Lalake||Dawn|
|Dear Friend Presents: Tisay||Weng|
|2009||SRO Cinemaserye Presents: Exchange Gift||Veronique|
|Dear Friend Presents: Bakasyonista||Mia|
|2006||Love to Love (Season 12): Jass Got Lucky||Chloe|
|Love To Love (Season 8): Stuck In Love||Barbie|
|2017||Sunday PinaSaya||Herself / Guest||||
|2011/2013||Party Pilipinas||Herself / Performer|
|2004||StarStruck||Herself / Ultimate Female Survivor|
|2017||Mr. and Mrs. Cruz||Gela|
|2016||Ang Manananggal sa Unit 23B||Jewel|
|2016||Enteng Kabisote 10 and the Abangers||Georgia Ferrer|
|Year||Award-giving body||Category||Nominated work||Result||Ref.|
|2018||Osaka Asian Film Festival||Best Performer (Yakushi Pearl Award)||Mr. and Mrs. Cruz||Won|||
|2017||7th OFW Gawad Parangal||Best Supporting Actress||Ika-6 na Utos||Won|||
|7th EdukCircle Awards||Nominated|||
|2016||QCinema Film Festival 2016||Best Actress||Ang Manananggal sa Unit 23B||Nominated|||
|2006||Star Awards For Movies||New Movie Actress for the Year||Lovestruck||Won|||
|Year||Magazine Company/ Issue Title||Award Title||Result||Reference|
|2005||FHM Philippines||FHM Philippines’ 100 Sexiest Women||
|2006||FHM Philippines||FHM Philippines’ 100 Sexiest Women||
|2007||FHM Philippines||FHM Philippines’ 100 Sexiest Women||
|2008||FHM Philippines||FHM Philippines’ 100 Sexiest Women||
|2009||FHM Philippines||FHM Philippines’ 100 Sexiest Women||
|2010||FHM Philippines||FHM Philippines’ 100 Sexiest Women||
|2011||FHM Philippines||FHM Philippines’ 100 Sexiest Women||
|2013||FHM Philippines||FHM Philippines’ 100 Sexiest Women||
|2014||FHM Philippines||FHM Philippines’ 100 Sexiest Women||
|2015||FHM Philippines||FHM Philippines’ 100 Sexiest Women||
|2016||FHM Philippines||FHM Philippines’ 100 Sexiest Women||
|2017||FHM Philippines||FHM Philippines’ 100 Sexiest Women||
|FHM Cover Girl