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

Jessica Anne Rodriguez Maitim, better known as 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 Madame Claudia Buenavista in the 2000 soap opera 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


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.[citation needed]

Selected filmography[edit]


Year Title Role Network
2014-present The Half Sisters Rina Mercado-Valdicañas / Alexa Robbins GMA Network
2013 Adarna Larka / Lupe
Love Hotline Host GMA News TV
GMA Network
Kakambal ni Eliana Isabel Cascavel GMA Network
Para Sa’Yo Ang Laban Na Ito Host
2012 Magpakailanman: Hinagpis Ng Isang Ina Nanay Silveria
One True Love Ellen Balute-Sandoval
Personalan Host GMA News TV
Alice Bungisngis and her Wonder Walis Esmeralda Reyes GMA Network
2011 Spooky Nights: Short Time of My Life Chariz's adopted mother
Time Of My Life Lisa Marquez
Alakdana Teresa San Miguel
2010 Ilumina Elvira Montero / Melina Azardon
Diz Iz It Judge
Sine Novela: Ina, Kasusuklaman Ba Kita? [1] Alvina Montenegro
2009 Stairway to Heaven Maita Aragon
Dear Friend: Karibal Claire
All About Eve Katrina Alegre
2008 Carlo J. Caparas' Gagambino Abresia / Divina Miguel Lopez Gutierez
Mars Ravelo's Dyesebel Reyna Lucia Montemayor / Doña Ava Legaspi
2007 La Vendetta Amanda Cardinale-Trajano
Impostora Betty Carreon
Mga Kuwento Ni Lola Basyang: Ang Parusa ng Duwende Aling Tona
2006 Atlantika Reyna Celebes / Celeste
Majika Eloida / Luring
2005 Extra Challenge: Kasabwat Challenger
Makuha Ka sa Tikim Host ABS-CBN
Pablo S. Gomez's Kampanerang Kuba Lucia Saavedra
2003 It Might Be You Ola / Orlanda Mae Lacuesta
2002 Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay Lady Morganna Frost Arcangel
2000-2002 Pangako Sa 'Yo Madam Claudia Zalameda-Buenavista
1996 Familia Zaragoza Beatrice Zaragoza
1995-1997 Valiente Elaine Velasquez-Braganza GMA Network
1992-1995 ABS-CBN
1989 Student Canteen Host RPN
1987 GMA Supershow Host GMA Network
1986 That's Entertainment Host/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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