Jean Garcia (born August 22, 1969) is a Filipina television and film actress, who hails from Angeles City, Pampanga.
She is best known for her role as Claudia Zalmeda Buenavista in the 2000 soap opera Pangako sa 'Yo and Alvoina Montenegro in the remake of Ina, Kasusuklaman Ba Kita?, a short-lived series which aired on GMA Network.
Jean Garcia was born as Jessica Rodriguez Maitim. She attended Trinity University of Asia (formerly Trinity College of Quezon City)in Quezon City until she was discovered in a noon time show Kalatog Pinggan. She has two children. Jennica Garcia (actress) is one of them.
Her most famous role was in the teleserye Pangako sa 'Yo where she played antagonist Madam Claudia Buenavista. She also starred in the first musical fantaserye (fantasy/soap opera) 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 La Vendetta, Impostora, Majika and others. She is recently in GMA 7's newest telefantasya, Dyesebel. She played Abresia in Gagambino.
She was FHM Philippines' October 2008 covergirl. Garcia played "Sister Maria Belonia" in Shake, Rattle & Roll X, a MMFF (Metro Manila Film Festival) 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 for The GMA.
Awards and nominations
- 2013 (Golden Screen TV Awards) · Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (One True Love)
- 2012 (9th Golden Screen Awards) · Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading(Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa) Role-Drama (won)
- 2007 (GMA Box Office Y.Groups) · Best Box Office Actress ((Nominated))
- 2006 (Star Awards) · Jean Garcia (Kalbaryo ng Isang Ina: Patricia Peachy Dungalo Story/MKM, GMA-7) ((Nominated))
- 2005 (Star awards for TV) Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series(Kampanerang Kuba- ABS-CBN2) ((Nominated))
- 2003 (Empress Golden Awards)· Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – Jean Garcia (It Might Be You, ABS-CBN), (won)
- 1994 (MMFF Awards - Metro Manila Film Festival) · Best Supporting actress - Jean Garcia (Trudis Liit) (won)