Jean Garcia

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Jean Garcia
Born Jessica Anne Rodriguez Maitim
(1969-08-22) August 22, 1969 (age 46)
Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines
Occupation Actress
Years active 1983–present

Jean Garcia (born Jessica Anne Rodriguez Maitim, August 22, 1969) is a Filipino television and film actress, who hails from Angeles City, Pampanga. She is best known for her role as Madam Claudia Buenavista in the original version of Pangako Sa 'Yo, Alvoina Montenegro in the remake of Ina, Kasusuklaman Ba Kita?, a short-lived series which aired on GMA Network, and Karina 'Rina' Mercado in the hit series The Half Sisters, which also aired on GMA Network


Jessica Rodriguez Maitim was born on August 22, 1969. 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 (2000) where she played antagonist Madam Claudia Buenavista. Her next landmark role is in the crittically-acclaimed Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay (2003) as Lady Morganna. 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.[citation needed]

Selected filmography[edit]


Year Title Role(s) Type of Role Network
2014-2016 The Half Sisters Karina "Rina" Mercado-Valdicañas / Alexa Robbins Main role GMA
2013-2014 Adarna Larka / Lupe Supporting role
2013–present Love Hotline Herself Lead hostess GMA News and GMA
2013 Kakambal ni Eliana Isabel Cascavel-Monteverde Main role GMA
Para Sa 'Yo Ang Laban Na Ito Herself Lead hostess
2012 Magpakailanman: Hinagpis Ng Isang Ina Nanay Silveria Episode guest
One True Love Ellen Balute-Sandoval Main role
Alice Bungisngis and her Wonder Walis Esmeralda Reyes Supporting role / Antagonist
2011 Spooky Nights: Short Time of My Life Chariz's Adoptive Mother Episode guest
Time of My Life Lisa Marquez Supporting role
2011-2013 Personalan Herself Main hostess GMA News
2011 Alakdana Teresa San Miguel Supporting role GMA
2010 Ilumina Elvira Montero Azardon-Salcedo / Melina Montero Azardon-Sebastian† Supporting role / Antagonist
Diz Iz It! Herself Guest Judge
Sine Novela: Ina, Kasusuklaman Ba Kita? Alvina Mendiola-Montenegro Lead role
2009 Stairway to Heaven Maita Aragon-Reyes Extended role / Antagonist
Dear Friend: Karibal Claire Main role
All About Eve Katrina Alegre-Gonzales
2008 Carlo J. Caparas' Gagambino Abresia / Divina Miguel Lopez Gutierrez Main role / Antagonist
Mars Ravelo's Dyesebel Reyna Lucia Montemayor / Doña Ava Legaspi Main role
2007-2008 La Vendetta Amanda Cardinale-Trajano
2007 Impostora Betty Carreon Main role
Mga Kwento ni Lola Basyang: Ang Parusa ng Duwende Aling Tona Episode guest
2006-2007 Atlantika Reyna Celebes / Celeste Supporting role
2006 Majika Eloida / Luring†
2005 Extra Challenge: Kasabwat Herself / Challenger Episode guest Contestant
Makuha Ka sa Tikim Herself Lead hostess ABS-CBN
Pablo S. Gomez's Kampanerang Kuba Lucia Saavedra Supporting role
2003-2004 It Might Be You Orlanda "Ola" Mae Lacuesta
2002-2003 Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay Lady Morganna Frost Arcangel Main role / Antagonist
2000-2002 Pangako Sa 'Yo Madam Claudia Zalameda-Buenavista / Claudia Zalameda-Barcial
1996-1997 Familia Zaragoza Beatrice Zaragoza Main role
1995-1997 Valiente Elaine Velasquez-Braganza Supporting role / Antagonist GMA
1992-1995 ABS-CBN
1989 Student Canteen Herself Main hostess RPN
1987 GMA Supershow Herself Co-hostess GMA
1986 That's Entertainment Herself Performer

Awards and nominations[edit]

Metro Manila Film Festival

    • 1994: Best Supporting Actress Winner for Trudis Liit

PMPC Star Awards for Television:

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

GMA Box Office Group

    • 2007: Best Box Office Actress Nomination


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