In 2009, Xyriel joined and earned the 3rd runner up spot in Star Circle Quest: Search for the Next Kiddie Idol. After appearing in various Kapamilya shows, she was awarded the big opportunity to play the young version of the twin leads in the primetime series Agua Bendita. Her well-regarded performance in the said teleserye paved the way for greater opportunities, including starring roles in her own drama series. She was remarkable as Momay in the teleserye with the same title and phenomenal as Coney Reyes’ alter ego in the hit series 100 Days to Heaven, for which she won Best Child Performer, Best Drama Actress and Most Popular Child Performer for 2012 .
Xyriel has also enjoyed a string of critical success for her big screen ventures. She won Best Child Actress awards for her performances in the films Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last Na ‘To!), Pak! Pak! My Dr. Kwak!, Enteng ng Ina Mo and A Mother’s Story. She also appeared in the films Amarosa, 24/7 In Love, Sisterakas, Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy and the teleseries Hawak-Kamay.