Born as Jessica Rodriguez Maitim in real life on August 22, 1969, Jean Garcia is a Filipino actress and a television star. She was born in Angeles, Pampanga and studied at the Trinity University of Asia in Quezon City. She was first discovered from the noon time show Katalog Pinggan that gave her a break to start an acting career in the Philippine show business. She has two children and appeared in short lived TV series in GMA Network in the soap opera Pangako Sa Yo. She played the role of Claudia Zalmeda Buenavista, an antagonistic character that made her audience begin to love her acting role as a kontrabida or villain in the soap opera.
She has a budding career in the Philippine television when the played different roles in many popular soap operas among which includes her first musical fantaserye show entitled Kampanerang Kuba. She also appeared in Makuha Ka sa Tikim which is a cooking show. She then later pursued her showbiz career by transferring to ABS CBN Network where she received more projects to appear on various television shows like the Impostora, La vendetta and Majika with the role of a villain character. She also appeared in other TV shows from GMA Network like Gagambino and Dyesebel.
Jean Garcia also appeared as a cover model for the prestigious men’s magazine FHM Philippines. Her other television projects are All About Eve, and Ilumina. She also appeared in the movie Shake, Rattle and Roll X. Jean proved herself to be one of the most bankable television actress after she received nomination and awards from the following: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in her role in the One True Love in 2013; Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Drama Role for Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa in 2012; nominated as Best Box Office Actress in 2007; nominated for Star Awards in 2007 for her role in the Kalbaryo ng Isang Ina: Patricia Peachy Dungalo Story; nominated as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for the Kampanerang Kuba in 2005 during the Star Awards for TV; won the title for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in the 2003 Empress Golden Awards for It Might Be You; and won as Best Supporting actress in the 1994 MMFF Awards for her role in Trudis Liit.