Jean Garcia

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In this Philippine name. The middle name or maternal family name is Rodriguez and the surname or paternal family name is Maitim.
Jean Garcia
Born Jessica Anne Rodriguez Maitim
(1969-08-22) August 22, 1969 (age 47)
Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines
Occupation Actress
Years active 1983–present
Children Jennica Garcia

Jessica Anne Rodriguez Maitim (born August 22, 1969) better known as Jean Garcia 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, Alvina Montenegro in Ina, Kasusuklaman Ba Kita? and Karina "Rina" Mercado in The Half Sisters, which both aired on GMA Network.


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 primetime teleserye Pangako Sa 'Yo (2000) where she played antagonist Madam Claudia Buenavista. Her next landmark role is in the critically acclaimed Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay (2002) as Lady Morganna. She also starred in the first musical fantaserye 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 Impostora, La Vendetta, Majika and others. She is recently in the said network's newest telefantasya, Dyesebel. Garcia played Abresia in Gagambino.

She was FHM Philippines' October 2008 covergirl. Garcia played "Sister Maria Belonia" in Shake, Rattle & Roll X, a Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 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] Garcia recently played the reprising role of Diony in the TV remake of Pinulot Ka Lang sa Lupa, which is based on the 1987 film of the same title released by Regal Entertainment (originally portrayed by Eddie Garcia).



Year Title Role Type of Role Film Company
1995 Sarah... Ang Munting Prinsesa Miss Maria Minchin Main Cast / Antagonist Star Cinema


Year Title Role Notes Network
2017 Pinulot Ka Lang sa Lupa Diony Sta. Maria-Esquivel Main Cast/Antagonist GMA Network
2016 Dear Uge: Ms. Fortune Teller Maria Episode Role
Karelasyon: Up and Down Dianne Lead Role
Once Again Madel Mateo-Evangelista Supporting Cast
2015 Beautiful Strangers (TV series) Magnolia Valez-Castillo Special Guest / Antagonist
2014-2016 The Half Sisters Karina "Rina" Mercado-Valdicañas / Alexa Robbins Main Cast / Protagonist
2013/2014 Adarna Larka / Lupe Supporting Cast / Protagonist
2013/2016 Love Hotline Herself Lead Hostess GMA News TV
2013 Kakambal ni Eliana Isabel Cascavel-Monteverde Main Cast GMA Network
Para Sa 'Yo Ang Laban Na Ito Herself Lead Hostess
2012 Magpakailanman: Hinagpis Ng Isang Ina Nanay Silveria Lead Role
One True Love Ellen Balute-Sandoval Main Cast
Alice Bungisngis and her Wonder Walis Esmeralda Reyes Supporting Cast / Antagonist
2011 Spooky Nights: Short Time of My Life Chariz's Adoptive Mother Lead Role
Time of My Life Lisa Marquez Supporting Cast
2011/2013 Personalan Herself Co-Hostess GMA News TV
2011 Alakdana Teresa San Miguel Supporting Cast GMA Network
2010 Ilumina Elvira Montero Azardon-de Salcedo† / Melina Montero Azardon-de Sebastian† Supporting Cast / Antagonist
Diz Iz It! Herself / Judge Guest Appearance
Sine Novela: Ina, Kasusuklaman Ba Kita? Alvina Mendiola-Montenegro Lead Role
2009 Stairway to Heaven Maita Aragon-Reyes Extended Cast / Antagonist
Dear Friend: Karibal Claire Lead Role
All About Eve Katrina Alegre-Gonzales Main Cast
2008/2009 Carlo J. Caparas' Gagambino Abresia / Divina Miguel Lopez Gutierrez Main Cast / Antagonist
2008 Mars Ravelos' Dyesebel Reyna Lucia Villamayor / Doña Ava Legaspi Main Cast
2007/2008 La Vendetta Amanda Cardinale-Trajano Main Cast / Antagonist
2007 Impostora Betty Carreon Supporting Cast / Antagonist
Mga Kwento ni Lola Basyang: Ang Parusa ng Duwende Aling Tona Lead Role
2006/2007 Atlantika Reyna Celebes / Celeste Supporting Cast
2006 Majika Eloida / Luring† Supporting Cast / Antagonist
2005 Extra Challenge: Kasabwat Herself Challenger / Contestant
Makuha Ka sa Tikim Herself Lead Role ABS-CBN
Pablo S. Gomez's Kampanerang Kuba Lucia Saavedra Supporting Cast
2003/2004 It Might Be You Orlanda "Ola" Mae Lacuesta
2002/2003 Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay Lady Morganna Frost Arcangel Main Cast / Antagonist
2000/2002 Pangako Sa 'Yo Madam Claudia Zalameda-Buenavista / Claudia Zalameda-Barcial
1995/1996 Familia Zaragoza Beatrice Zaragoza Main Cast
1995/1997 Valiente Elaine Velasquez-Braganza Supporting Cast / Antagonist GMA Network
1992/1995 ABS-CBN
1989/1990 Student Canteen Herself Co-Hostess RPN
1987 GMA Supershow GMA Network
1986/1996 That's Entertainment 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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