Jolina Magdangal

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Jolina Magdangal
Birth name Maria Jolina Perez Magdangal
Also known as
  • Jolens
  • Pinoy Barbie of the 1990s
Origin Hagonoy, Bulacan, Philippines
Genres Pop, OPM
Occupation(s) Singer, actress, entrepreneur, comedian, television host
Instruments Vocals
Years active

1992–present ABS-CBN(1992-2002; 2014-present)

GMA (2002-2014)
Website Twitter
Notable instruments

Jolina Magdangal-Escueta (born November 6, 1978) is a Filipina actress, singer, TV host, entrepreneur and former teen idol.


Magdangal started her career by signing with talent agency Star Magic and made her debut on ABS-CBN channel's Ang TV on 1992. In her early years, she worked as a teen idol and also released her own brand of dolls. She was one of the most bankable artist of her generation, having blockbuster movies that was produced by ABS-CBN's film outfit called Star Cinema, commercials and regular TV shows.[1] But from then, In 2002, she parted ways with her network and moved to GMA where she remained for twelve years. She later returned to her home network ABS-CBN in 2014.

Apart from acting, Magdangal is also a pop singer and recording artist. She has released several albums with original OPM songs. Her most notable releases were Jolina (1999) and On Memory Lane (2000) which were certified platinum for selling more than 150,000 copies.[2]

Personal life[edit]

In 2011, she married Rivermaya's drummer Mark Escueta on two separate ceremonies. First, November 19 at a very private affair in Tagaytay, then, at the Splendido Taal Golf and Country Club also in Tagaytay on November 21, 2011. On July 15, 2013, they announced that they are expecting their first child.[3]



Year Title Role Film Production
1995 Hataw Na![4] Agnes Star Cinema
1996 Radio Romance Willie
Ama, Ina, Anak Rowena "Owie" Nolasco
Ang TV The Movie: The Adarna Adventure[4] Ibong Adarna
1997 Flames The Movie: Tameme Leslie
1998 Kung Ayaw Mo, Huwag Mo Ditas
Labs Kita... Okey Ka Lang Bujoy
Puso ng Pasko[4] Merry
1999 Gimik: The Reunion[4] Ese Aragon
Hey Babe Abigail
2000 Tunay na Tunay: Get Mo? Gets Ko! Meilin Lee / Tin-Tin
2002 Kung Ikaw Ay Isang Panaginip Rosalie
Home Along da Riber[4] Melody RVQ Productions
2004 Annie B.[4] Annie Batumbakal Viva Films
2005 Lovestruck[4] Jandra GMA Films
2007 Ouija[4] Romina GMA Films and Viva Films
2008 I.T.A.L.Y.[4] Destiny "Des" Pinlac GMA Films
2015 Mr. & Mrs. Split[4] Performer at Bar Star Cinema


Year Title Role Network
1992-1996 Ang TV Herself ABS-CBN
1993-1997 Abangan Ang Susunod Na Kabanata Jolina
1993-2001 Star Drama Presents
1995-1998 'Sang Linggo nAPO Sila Herself
1996-1999 Gimik [4] Socorro Corazon "SC" Aragon
1997-1999 Wansapanataym
1997-1999 Esperanza[4] Karen Carvajal de Montejo
1998 Onli In Da Pilipins Jolens
Richard Loves Lucy [4] Jules
1998-2002 ASAP Herself / Performer
1999-2000 Labs Ko Si Babe [4] Cinderella "Cindy" Robles
2000-2002 Arriba, Arriba![4] Winona Arriba
2002-2010 The Working President Herself / Host NBN
SOP [5] Herself / Performer GMA Network
2002-2003 Kahit Kailan [6] Frankie
2003-2004 Narito Ang Puso Ko [4] Antonina San Victores / Isabella
2004 StarStruck Kids Herself / Host
2004-2007 StarStruck [7]
2005 Love to Love [4] Jasmine
2005-2009 Unang Hirit [8] Herself / Host
2006 I Luv NY [4] Apolinaria "Poly" Balumbalunan
Bongga Ka Star! Herself / Host QTV
Hoooo U! Abby GMA Network
Masigasig Herself / Host QTV
2008 Pinoy Idol [9] Herself / Judge GMA Network
2008-2010 Dear Friend [4] Herself / Host
2009 Adik Sa'Yo [4] Joanna Maglipot (Lindenberg)
2010 Panday Kids [4] Ola
Diz Iz It! Guest Celebrity Judge
2010-2013 Party Pilipinas [10] Herself / Performer
2010-2011 Grazilda [4] Fairy Godmother
2011 Iglot [4] Ramona Sebastian
I Do (Times Two) Wedding Special [11] Herself
2012-2013 Personalan [12] Host GMA News TV
2012 My Daddy Dearest [13] Rose / Camilla GMA Network
Protégé: The Battle For The Big Artista Break [14] Herself
2012-2013 Del Monte Kitchenomics [15]
2013 Sarap Diva Herself / Guest
Mundo Mo'y Akin [4] Zenaida "Aida" Carbonel
The Ryzza Mae Show Herself / Guest
2013-2014 Sunday All Stars Herself / Host
Mars Guest Co-Host GMA News TV
2014 The Buzz Herself / Guest ABS-CBN
I Do Herself / Special Guest Performer With Rica Peralejo For The Final Ceremony
ASAP Herself / Performer / Co-Host
Aquino & Abunda Tonight Herself / Guest
Goin' Bulilit Herself / Celebrity Guest
Gandang Gabi, Vice! Herself / Guest with Marvin Agustin
It's Showtime (Variety Show) Herself / Guest
2015 Flordeliza Florida "Ida" Malubay-Maristela / Magsakay
The Singing Bee Herself Guest with Desiree del Valle & Carlo Aquino
Your Face Sounds Familiar Performer - Pop Icon
Matanglawin Herself/Guest
Written In Our Stars Eunice
Top Gear Philippines Herself/Host


Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Certification Sales
(sales thresholds)
1996 A Wish Comes True
1998 Jolina
  • Released: 1998
  • Label: Star Records
  • PARI: 7× Platinum
  • PHL: 210,000+
2000 On Memory Lane
  • Released: 2000
  • Label: Star Records
  • PARI: 6× Platinum
  • PHL: 180,000+
2002 Jolina Sings the Masters
  • Released: 2002
  • Label: Star Records
  • PARI: Gold
  • PHL: 20,000+
2004 Forever Jolina
  • PARI: Platinum
  • PHL: 30,000+
2006 Tuloy Pa Rin Ang Awit
  • Released: February 2006
  • Label: GMA Records
  • PHL: 10,000+
2008 Destiny
  • Released: July 2008
  • Label: GMA Records
  • PHL: 5,000+
2015 Back To Love
  • Released: November 2015
  • Label: Star Records
  • PHL:

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details Certification Sales
(sales thresholds)
2001 Red Alert: All Hits Dance Remix
Panaginip: Platinum Hits Collection
  • Greatest hits album
  • Released: 2001
  • Label: Star Records
  • PARI: Gold
  • PHL: 20,000+

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards and Nomination
Year Award Giving Body Category Nominated Work Results
2003 17th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Single Performance by an Actress Magpakailanman: Pasakalye ng Isang Pangarap Nominated
2005 19th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Morning Show Host (shared with Unang Hirit hosts) Unang Hirit Nominated
2006 20th PMPC Star Awards for TV Nominated
2007 21st PMPC Star Awards for TV Nominated
Best Talent Search Program Host (shared with Dingdong Dantes and Raymond Gutierrez) Starstruck: The Next Level Won
2008 22nd PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Morning Show Host (shared with Unang Hirit hosts) Unang Hirit Won
2009 23rd PMPC Star Awards for TV Nominated
2013 27th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Public Affairs Program Host (shared with Jean Garcia) Personalan Nominated
2015 29th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Drama Actress Flordeliza Nominated


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  3. ^ Yanoria, Luigene. "First on OMG! - Jolina Magdangal is pregnant". 15 July 2013. Yahoo! Southeast Asia Newsroom. Retrieved 18 August 2013. 
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  6. ^ Veronica R. Samio (July 31, 2002). "Jolina joins GMA!". Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
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  10. ^ Rose Garcia (July 10, 2012). "Jolina Magdangal recuperates after bad fall in Party Pilipinas backstage". Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Jolina Magdangal-Mark Escueta wedding special will air on GMA-7 this Sunday night". December 2, 2011. Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
  12. ^ Rose Garcia (May 11, 2013). "Jolina Magdangal on hosting public-affairs program Personalan: "Ito ako. Hindi ako magpapaka-plastic. Hindi ako magta-trying hard."". Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
  13. ^ Rose Garcia (August 13, 2012). "Jolina Magdangal will miss working with My Daddy Dearest co-stars Ogie Alcasid and JC Tiuseco". Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Jolina Magdangal reveals reason why she chose Mikoy Morales over her other protégés". September 25, 2013. Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
  15. ^ Glaiza Jarloc (August 27, 2012). "Luigi Muhlach joins Jolina Magdangal in 'Del Monte Kitchenomics'". Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
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