Jane Oineza

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Jane Oineza
Jane Oineza at ASAP 2013 by Dtrix.jpeg
Oineza at ASAP Studio 10 in 2013
Born Elizabeth Jane Urbano Oineza
(1996-07-22) July 22, 1996 (age 18)
Bani, Ilocos, Philippines
Nationality Filipina
Occupation Actress,[1] Model,[2] Singer
Years active 2001-present
Agent Star Magic (2001–present)
Religion Roman Catholic[3]
Emmy Awards
Best Drama
2012 Manika, nominated (International)

Elizabeth Jane Urbano Oineza (better known as Jane Oineza,[4] born on July 22, 1996) is a Filipina actress. Acknowledged as a child star through Goin' Bulilit and Kung Fu Kids, she held recurring roles in Maria la del Barrio, Oka2kat and Muling Buksan Ang Puso. Gaining relativity locally during her stint in the popular reality show Pinoy Big Brother: All In as the Third Big Placer, she also received recognition overseas with a New York Festivals World’s Best Actress certificate[5] and International Emmy nomination for Manika.


Jane Oineza was born in the town of Bani, Pangasinan.[6] She lived with her parents along the Ilocos region until she was scouted to join the entertainment industry. The oldest among three siblings, she is bilingual, fluent in Tagalog, English, and with some proficiency in Ilokano.[7] Her father, Erwin, was a businessman of Ilocandia ancestry situated in northern Luzon, and her mother, Jenn (née Urbano), held a succession of office jobs. They both resigned from their lines of work to assist their daughters’ career and moved from the provinces to reside in Pasig and later Quezon City.[8] As a result of insufficient funds when she did not receive acting opportunities, her family lived off financially unstable. Due to career, she has also been homeschooled since age five, intermittently following a home-study program under Living Heritage Academy.[9] Until now, Oineza is acknowledged as the breadwinner of her household, with her mother recognizing her daughter's efforts in an interview: “very dedicated in everything she does”.[10][11][9]


2001–2008: Career beginnings[edit]

In 2001, Oineza's career started as a child model in over twenty television commercials for various product brands.[12] After a well-acknowledged shampoo commercial appearance, a talent manager urged Oineza, who was four years old at the time, to venture into acting. She made her television debut in the primetime drama Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan (2001–2003). In 2002, she had her first film role as a Powerpuff Girl in Bakit Papa?, headlined by the SexBomb Girls from their hit song with the same name. Oineza then joined the cast of Sana'y Wala Nang Wakas (2003–2004) playing the role of young Ara to Kristine Hermosa, and Marina (2004) as young Marina to Claudine Barretto. In 2005, Oineza came to prominence as a child star on popular kiddie gag show, Goin' Bulilit (2005–2008) as herself. After graduating from said show after three years, she joined the cast of the live-action fantasy series Kung Fu Kids (2008) as Moira,[13] one of seven kids holding different personalities to be united by a prophecy.[4] The show became the most-watched program in urban Philippines in early 2008 according to NUTAM, with 37.1%.[14]

2008–2013: Supporting roles[edit]

Since then, Jane has been a staple of local soap operas, appearing in Ligaw na Bulaklak (2008), Shout Out! (2010), Maria la del Barrio (2011), Oka Tokat (2012), and featured multiple guestings on drama anthology series Maalaala Mo Kaya and Wansapanataym.[15] During this time period, she obtained more challenging roles. In the midst of drama portryals, Oineza materialized on the big screen with her first indie short in Sampalataya for Philippine's 2009 Urban Mediamakers Film Festival Entry as Mayumi, a blind girl who dreams in colors but sees everything in black and white. She returned to co-starring in Star Cinema-produced movies, namely Miss You Like Crazy (2010), I Do (2010) and psychological horror film Amorosa (2012).[16] Oineza then participated in the period indie, Bayaning Pepe, a film under the direction of Carlos Morales, encompassing a story traced back into the younger years of National Hero Jose Rizal. She played the infamous Leonor Rivera, Rizal's "lover by correspondence".[17]

In 2013, Oineza gained international recognition for her controversial role in Maalaala Mo Kaya’s Manika (lit. Doll) (2012); with a Finalist Certificate for Best Performance by an Actress at the prestigious New York Festivals, nominee for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Single Drama nomination at the Golden Screen Awards, and cast of Best Drama nomination at the International Emmy Awards.[5][18][19][20] Noted to be her first-starring role on TV,[21] Oineza plays Nene, a girl raped by her stepfather, witnesses her mother succumb to drug addiction and escapes to a convent. Doll broke barriers as one of the most-talked about episodes of the MMK series, reaching a 40% national viewer rating via Kantar Media/TNS.[22] Later that year, she was relaunched as part of Star Magic 2013.[23] Oineza was then cast in Muling Buksan Ang Puso, and played a psychopathic character urged to kill the main character's sister in the action series Juan dela Cruz. Separately, she appeared in another Maalaala Mo Kaya episode entitled Bimpo where she played a young woman with cerebral palsy. Her portrayal garnered her a second nod for Best Single Performance by an Actress at the 27th PMPC Star Awards for Television alongside acclaimed veteran Nora Aunor.[24]

2014–: Pinoy Big Brother and Rise To Stardom[edit]

In 2014, Jane joined Pinoy Big Brother: All In as a celebrity housemate.[25] Considered to be one of the most controversial housemates of the season, she gained media relevance and viewer attention from her stay inside the house. After 120 days, she was named 3rd Big Placer on the show.[26] Said to be groomed as ABS-CBN's next leading lady,[1] she will lead in the upcoming primetime teleserye Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita?. This will be her first ever teleserye in a starring role.[27] The said series will replace Miss Ripley in the fourth quarter of 2014.



Year Title Role Studio
2014 Endless Jane
(Pinoy Big Brother: All In)
2012 24/7 in Love Bambi
Star Cinema
Amorosa Amanda
2010 I Do Awit
Miss You Like Crazy (film) Magdalena Samonte
2009 Sampalataya Mayumi
2007 Supahpapalicious Special Guest
Bahay Kubo: A Pinoy Mano Po! Young Rose
Regal Films
2002 Bakit Papa? Blossom


Year Title Role Network
2014 Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita Cristy
Kris TV Herself / Guest
The Singing Bee Herself
Gandang Gabi, Vice! Guest
The Buzz Guest
It's Showtime Guest
Aquino & Abunda Tonight Guest (August 27, 2014)
Pinoy Big Brother: All In Herself (Celebrity Housemate / 3rd Big Placer)
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Kwintas Young Angie
Luv U Joey
2013-present ASAP Herself (Performer / Co-Host)
2013 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Cake Nene
Muling Buksan Ang Puso Natalia Mercado
Wansapanataym: Mommy On Duty Jonah del Rosario
Little Champ Brownsugar
Juan dela Cruz Shermaine
2012 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Bimpo April
Wansapanataym: The Amazing Gelliescope Janice Tuazon
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Manika Nene
Aryana Perlita
Oka2kat Princess
2011 Maria la del Barrio Vanessa de la Vega
Reputasyon Young Catherine Villamayor
Wansapanataym: Flores De Mayumi Sunshine
Shout Out! Herself (Host / Performer)
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Bahay Nicole
Magkano Ang Iyong Dangal? Young Alona Sandoval
2009 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Relo Apple
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Bola - The Vice Ganda Story Jamie
2008 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Medyas Jerelyn
Ligaw na Bulaklak Lilette
Kung Fu Kids Moira "Moi" Ocampo
2007 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Telebisyon Young Onay
Prinsesa ng Banyera Young Maningning Burgos
2006 Bida si Mister, Bida si Misis Jackie
2005 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Unan - The Julie Vega Story Young Julie
Wansapanataym Susie
Goin' Bulilit Herself (Various Roles)
Mga Anghel na Walang Langit Pepay's friend
2004 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Poste Young Shaina
Marina Young Marina/Christina/Nanay Ista
2003 Sana'y Wala Nang Wakas Young Arabella Grace Garcia
2001 Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan Arabella Crisostomo


Year Awards & Recognitions Award Giving Body Result Ref
2014 3rd Big Placer Pinoy Big Brother All In Won
2013 Best Drama (Manika) 41st International Emmys Nominated [20]
Best Performance by an Actress (Manika) New York Festivals Awards - International TV & Film Won [5]


Best Performance by an Actress (Manika) 26th PMPC Star Awards Nominated [28]
Philippine's Hottest 20 Stars Under 20 Starmometer Included:#8
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Single Drama (Manika) 10th Golden Screen Awards Nominated [19]
Best Single Performance by an Actress (Bimpo) 27th PMPC Star Awards Nominated [24]
2012 PEP's Bets for Stardom in 2013 Philippine Entertainment Portal Included:#12 [29]


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  14. ^ Kung Fu Kids rule NUTAM/TV Ratings Feb 4 to 7
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  17. ^ http://aliwanavenue.com/2012/08/08/bayaning-pepe-premieres-august-17-sm-manila-cinema-9/ ‘BAYANING PEPE’ PREMIERES AUGUST 17 @ SM MANILA CINEMA 9!
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  28. ^ [2] PMPC bares nominees for 26th Star Awards for Television. Retrieved 2013-12-18.
  29. ^ "PEP’s Bets for Stardom: Lucky 13 for 2013". Philippine Entertainment Portal (Philippine Entertainment Portal Inc). December 2012. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 

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