Jan Marini

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Jan Marini
Jan Marini.jpg
Born Jan Marini Alano
(1978-08-12) August 12, 1978 (age 40)
Manila, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Other names Jan Marini Pizarras
Occupation Actress, singer, blogger
Years active 1992–present
Spouse(s) Gerard Pizarras
Children Brianna Laney, Raine Jarvis

Jan Marini Alano is an actress from the Philippines. She started her showbiz career in Ang TV, ABS-CBN’s teen-oriented gag/variety show in the early 1990s.[1] As one of the resident singers of the show, Jan honed her talents resulting in television appearances as a performer in various variety shows in the country. She released her eponymous debut album in 1995 with the single “Love Song” highlighting her soulful voice. She was included in the cast of the original soap Mula sa Puso as the lead’s best friend. Her appearance in the series paved the way for Jan to play different roles in numerous drama series and specials of the two major networks. She has also appeared in several mainstream and indie films throughout her career. Jan has also performed live at music bars in the Metro. In late 2010, Jan released her sophomore entitled “Once” boasting 11-tracks of both revivals and originals, two of which were penned by Jan herself including the carrier single “White Walls.” Her most recent regular appearance for TV was for ABS-CBN's "Pangako Sa'yo".

Jan is an advocate of natural and organic living, a fitness enthusiast and a homeschooling mom. She is also a blogger and an online influencer. Jan is a Christian. Jan is also running for councillor of District 4.

Personal life[edit]

Jan took a break from years of TV work and singing engagements to build a family with fellow actor Gerard Pizarras. The couple met on the set of the ABS-CBN TV series Mula Sa Puso, where they played an onscreen couple. After dating for three years, the couple married in May 7, 2000.[2] Together they have two kids; Rian (born 2001) and Rain (born 2006).[2]


Year Album Songs
Ang TV: The Album
  • Ang TV Theme (ATV cast)
  • Kahiyaan Lang
Ang TV: The Christmas Album'"
  • Silent Night (ATV cast)
  • Ang Aking Pamasko (ATV cast)
1995 Jan Marini
  • Sa Unang Tingin
  • Love Song
  • Because I Understand
  • Pakiusap
  • Now I Know Why
  • Ngayong Kapiling Ka
  • Kung Tunay Pa
  • Give It Time
  • If
  • New Life In Him
2010 Once [3]
  • The Same Love
  • Once
  • Maari Ba
  • White Walls
  • Just When I Needed You Most
  • Paano Na
  • The Hardest Thing
  • Do You Love Me
  • Pagdating Ng Bukas
  • So Done
  • Will You Still Love Me


Year Title Character/Role Network Notes
1992 Ang TV [5] Herself ABS-CBN
Ready, Get Set, Go Herself/Guest
Mr. Kupido "I'll Be There"
Sa Linggo nAPO Sila Herself
1995 'Sang Linggo nAPO Sila Herself
Maalaala Mo Kaya *"Bola";[6]"Lupa"[7]
Star Drama Presents *Appeared in several episodes
1996 Flames *Appeared in several episodes
Viva Spotlight *Appeared in few episodes GMA Network
Calvento Files *Appeared in few episodes ABS-CBN
1997 Mula Sa Puso [8] Mariel
2001 Kahit Kailan Tuding GMA Network
2004 Leya, Ang Pinakamagandang Babae Sa Ilalim Ng Lupa Delia
Magpakailanman *Appeared in few episodes
Te Amo, Maging Sino Ka Man Letty
2007 MariMar DSWD officer
Impostora[9] Gemma
2009 May Bukas Pa Fely Aragon ABS-CBN
Paano Ba Ang Mangarap?[10] Gemma Estrella GMA Network
2010 Beauty Queen
Pilyang Kerubin Marissa
Bantatay Charlene
Mara Clara Virginia/Barang ABS-CBN
2011 Magic Palayok GMA Network
Kung Aagawin Mo Ang Langit Sonia Tercero
Spooky Nights: Sumpa
2012 Biritera Mariel Arcega
Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga (2012 TV series) "[11] Consuelo Villavicer
2013 Magpakailanman: The Louise de los Reyes Story Elvie Perido
2013-2014 Honesto Rebecca ABS-CBN
2014-2015 Strawberry Lane Rebecca "Bebs" Rosales GMA Network
2015 Flordeliza Joan ABS-CBN
Pangako Sa 'Yo Lourdes Magbanua Buenavista
2016 Wansapanataym ABS-CBN
2016 Pepito Manaloto ABS-CBN
2017 Trops Ces GMA Network
2017 Daig Kayo ng Lola Ko Cathy GMA Network Episode: Ang Alamat Ng Durian


Year Title Character/Role
1995 Sana Maulit Muli [12] Melissa
1997 Flames: The Movie [13] Aida
1998 Dahil Mahal Na Mahal Kita [14] Jam
1999 Mula sa Puso: the Movie [14] Mariel
2005 Bilog [15] Karina
2008 Ate [16]
2015 The Breakup Playlist Adi


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  2. ^ a b Mendoza, Ruel J. (2012-08-29). "Jan Marini Alano on socialite role in Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga: "Kakaloka kasi hindi talaga ako sanay. Hip-hop ako, e!"". News. The Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 2012-08-31.
  3. ^ http://www.kabayancentral.com/music/gma/mm4806512514525.html
  4. ^ a b https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0547655/
  5. ^ http://www.pep.ph/blogs/chuvachika/?p=32
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-07. Retrieved 2011-11-18.
  7. ^ http://www.abs-cbn.com/Headlines/Article/1580/On-Maalaala-Mo-Kaya-Gina-Pareño-and-Ketchup-Eusebio-shine-in-this-week-s-touching-episode.aspx
  8. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0336878/fullcredits
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-02-18. Retrieved 2011-03-10.
  10. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1389675/
  11. ^ http://www.pep.ph/news/35466/jan-marini-alano-on-socialite-role-in-sana-ay-ikaw-na-nga-ldquokakaloka-kasi-hindi-talaga-ako-sanay-hip-hop-ako-erdquo
  12. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0220018/fullcredits#cast
  13. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0216753/fullcredits#cast
  14. ^ a b https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0336878/
  15. ^ http://cinema.theiapolis.com/movie-0GJF/bilog/cast.html
  16. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1175489/