Jean Garcia

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Jean Garcia
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BornJessica Anne Rodriguez Maitim
August 22, 1969
Manila City, Philippines
🏳️ NationalityFilipino
🏫 EducationTrinity College of Quezon City
💼 Occupation
Notable workGMA Network, ABS-CBN
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Jessica Anne Rodriguez Maitim (born August 22, 1969), better known as Jean Garcia, is a Filipina television and film actress, who hails from Angeles City. She is best known for her role as Madam Claudia Buenavista in the original version of Pangako Sa 'Yo, Alvina Montenegro in Ina, Kasusuklaman Ba Kita? and Karina "Rina" Mercado in The Half Sisters.


She attended Trinity University of Asia (formerly Trinity College of Quezon City) in Quezon City until she was discovered in a noontime show Kalatog Pinggan. She has two children, Jennica Garcia and Kotaro.


Her most famous role was in the soap opera Pangako Sa 'Yo (2000) where she played antagonist Madam Claudia Buenavista. Her next landmark role is in the critically acclaimed Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay (2002) as Lady Morganna. She also starred in the first musical fantaserye Kampanerang Kuba, and the cooking show Makuha Ka sa Tikim. She moved to ABS-CBN's rival network GMA Network, playing supporting and villainous roles in primetime shows like Impostora, La Vendetta, Majika and others. She is recently in the said network's newest telefantasya, Dyesebel. Garcia played Abresia in Gagambino.

She was the cover of FHM Philippines' October 2008 issue. Garcia played "Sister Maria Belonia" in Shake, Rattle & Roll X, a Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) entry. After Gagambino, she appeared in All About Eve, where she worked with Sunshine Dizon, Iza Calzado, Richard Gomez and Eula Valdez. She later joined the cast of the witchcraft series Ilumina.[citation needed] Garcia recently played the reprising role of Diony in the TV remake of Pinulot Ka Lang sa Lupa, which is based on the 1987 film of the same title released by Regal Entertainment (originally portrayed by Eddie Garcia).

She returned to ABS-CBN despite the denial of its legislative franchise renewal, on 2021, and Jean Garcia is part of the new series called Pangako, Ikaw Lang produced by Dreamscape Entertainment, starring Daniel Padilla, and Kathryn Bernardo.



Year Title Role
1989 Impaktita Cita
Huwag Kang Hahalik sa Diablo Sandra
1992 Lucio Margallo Hermie Margallo
1995 Sarah... Ang Munting Prinsesa Miss Maria Minchin
1995 P're Hanggang Sa Huli Tammy
1996 Trudis Liit Clara
1996 A.E.I.O.U. Sylvia Numerica
2003 Noon at Ngayon: Pagsasamang Kay Ganda Kathy
2004 Volta Kelly Tanjuakio / Celphora†
2005 Say That You Love Me Mabel
2006 I Will Always Love You Adelle Ledesma
2007 Hide and Seek Leah Alicanio
2008 Loving You Cyrill Sales
2008 Walang Kawala (No Way Out) Beng
2008 Shake, Rattle and Roll X Sister Maria Belonia†
2009 Ang Darling Kong Aswang Barang†
2011 Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa Karen
2016 Mano Po 7: Tsinoy Deborah "Debbie" Wong
2018 The Hows of Us Baby Silva
2019 Watch Me Kill Luciana
2019 Mission Unstapabol: The Don Identity TBA


Year Title Role Notes Source
1986—96 That's Entertainment Herself - Performer
1987 GMA Supershow Herself - Co-host
1989—90 Student Canteen Herself - Co-host
1992 Ipaglaban Mo! Dorothy Episode: "Desperado"
1992—97 Valiente Elaine Velasquez-Braganza
1993-2003 Lovesick Ryoba Aishi
1995—96 Familia Zaragoza Beatrice Zaragoza
2000—02 Pangako Sa 'Yo Claudia Zalameda-Buenavista [2]
2002—03 Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay Lady Morganna Frost Archangel
2003—04 It Might Be You Orlanda Mae "Ola" Lacuesta [3]
2005 Pablo S. Gomez's Kampanerang Kuba Lucia Saavedra
2005 Makuha Ka sa Tikim Herself - Host
2006 Majika Eloida / Luring
2006—07 Atlantika Reyna Celebes / Celest
2007 Mga Kwento ni Lola Basyang Aling Tona Episode: "Ang Parusa ng Dwende"
2007 Impostora Betty Carreon
2007—08 La Vendetta Amanda Cardinale-Trajano [4]
2008 Mars Ravelo's Dyesebel Reyna Lucia Villamayor / Doña Ava Legaspi
2008—09 Carlo J. Caparas' Gagambino Abresia / Divina Marquez Lopez Gutierrez [5]
2009 All About Eve Katrina Alegre-Gonzales [6]
2009 Dear Friend: Karibal Claire
2009 Stairway to Heaven Maita Aragon-Reyes
2010 Sine Novela: Ina, Kasusuklaman Ba Kita? Alvina Mendiola-Montenegro [7][8]
2010 Diz Iz It! Herself - Judge
2010 Ilumina Elvira Montero Azardon de Salcedo /

Melina Montero Azardon de Sebastian

2011 Alakdana Teresa San Miguel
2011—13 Personalan Herself - Co-host
2011 Time of My Life Lisa Marquez
2011 Spooky Nights Chariz's adoptive mother Episode: "Short Time of My Life"
2012 Alice Bungisngis and her Wonder Walis Esmeralda Reyes [9]
2012 One True Love Ellen Balute-Sandoval
2012 Magpakailanman Nanay Silveria Episode: "Hinagpis ng Isang Ina"
2013 Para sa 'Yo ang Laban na Ito Herself - Co-host
2013 Kakambal ni Eliana Isabel Cascavel-Monteverde
2013—16 Love Hotline Herself - Host
2013—14 Adarna Larka / Lupe
2014—16 The Half Sisters Karina "Rina" Mercado-Valdicañas / Alexa Robbins [10][11]
2016 Once Again Madel Mateo-Evangelista
2016 Karelasyon Diane Episode: "Up and Down"
2016 Dear Uge Maria Episode: "Ms. Fortune Teller"
Credited as "Jean Garcia"
2017 Pinulot Ka Lang sa Lupa Diony Sta. Maria-Esquivel
2017 Dear Uge Monet Episode: "Yes! Yes! Sa Feng shui"
Credited as "Jean Garcia"
2017 Dear Uge Hilda Episode: "Konting tipid po"
Credited as "Jean Garcia"
2017—2018 Kambal, Karibal Teresa Abaya-Bautista
2018 Inday Will Always Love You Florence Zalameda
2018 Dear Uge Marie Episode: "A Tikoy Love Story"
Credited as "Jean Garcia"
2018 Dear Uge Virgie Episode: "Honor Teacher"
Credited as "Jean Garcia"
2018—2019 Ika-5 Utos Eloisa Vallejo-Buenaventura (later Lorenzo)
2019 Tadhana Elsa Episode: "Lundag"
Credited as "Jean Garcia"
2019—2020 The Gift Nadia Montes-Villegas
2021 First Yaya Christine Acosta
2021 Lolong Donna [12]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Metro Manila Film Festival

    • 1996: Best Supporting Actress Winner for Trudis Liit

PMPC Star Awards for Television:

  • 2000: Best Actress Winner for Pangako Sa 'Yo
    • 2006: Best Single Performance by an Actress Nomination for Magpakailanman: Kalbaryo ng Isang Ina
    • 2005: Best Supporting Drama Actress Nomination for Kampanerang Kuba

Golden Screen Awards:

    • 2014: Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Single Drama/Telemovie Program Pending Nominee for Magpakailanman: Hinagpis ng Isang Ina
    • 2013: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Nomination for One True Love
    • 2012: Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Winner for Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa
    • 2003: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Winner for It Might Be You

Gawad Tanglaw Awards

    • 2014: Best Performance by an Actress Winner for Magpakailanman: Hinagpis ng Isang Ina

GMA Box Office Group

    • 2007: Best Box Office Actress Nomination


  1. Jean Garcia about
  2. (April 30, 2015). "Pangako Sa 'Yo: Then and Now". Rappler. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
  3. 'It Might Be You' at ABS-CBN Global Archived 2013-10-20 at the Wayback Machine
  4. La Vendetta airs its finale week starting January 7
  5. "Gagambino", pasok sa GMA-7! Archived 2008-06-06 at the Wayback Machine
  6. FIRST READ ON PEP: GMA reveals upcoming lineup of shows Archived 2013-10-02 at the Wayback Machine
  7. GMA-7 offers two new star-studded afternoon soaps
  8. Kapuso stars who will run in 2010 elections must give up their shows for now
  9. "Entertainment - Home of Kapuso shows and stars". GMA Network. Retrieved 2013-05-11.
  10. "Bakbakang Eula Valdez at Jean Garcia, abangan sa 'The Half Sisters'". GMA Network. Retrieved 2015-10-16.
  11. "Afternoon drama show 'The Half Sisters' extended | The Manila Times Online". The Manila Times. Retrieved 2015-10-16.
  12. "IN PHOTOS 'Lolong' full cast revealed". July 16, 2021. Retrieved July 19, 2021.


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