- Jessica Anne Rodriguez Maitim
August 22, 1969 (age 53)
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. 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).
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