The real name of Jolina Magdangal is Maria Jolina Perez Magdangal. She was born on November 6, 1978 in St. Luke’s Hospital, in Quezon City, Philippines to parents Generoso “Jun” Magdangal Jr., and Paulette Perez-Magdangal. She has a sister and one brother namely Melanie and Jonathan respectively. Jolina was auditioning for Ryan Cayabyab’s group, 14K when she was discovered. She is a Filipina actress, singer, host, and entrepreneur. She was considered as a pop icon because of her unique fashion statements, music and attitude towards work. Jolina first joined the showbiz industry through the children and teenage oriented show in ABS-CBN entitled “Ang TV,” which showcased her contemporaries such as Claudine Barretto, Jan Marini and a whole lot more. 1990’s were the years that highlighted Jolina’s acting career. She starred in “Gimik,” a weekend afternoon show opposite loveteam Marvin Agustin. That was in the years 1997-2000.
Their team was one of the accepted and well-loved in the history of Philippine entertainment. ‘Labs ko si Babes,” was the last TV show she had done at ABS-CBN and “Arriba –Arriba,”a Saturday comedy show where she was given the lead role. She was as popular as can be and her business is also doing well. Her other TV shows include, “Abangan Ang Susunod Na kabanata,” “Sang Linggo NaPo Sila,” Onli In Da Pilipins,” “ASAP,”and “Richard Loves Lucy.” She was given her first break in the movies via “Hataw Na,” where she displayed his singing and dancing skills. The movie was a big blockbuster hit.
Jolina has been able to accumulate numerous awards and recognitions from different sectors of the society. She is the only celebrity that has maintained a clean and wholesome image. She may be selective in her choice of movies but she also guaranteed that these films can be box office hits. Jolina has also proven herself to be a certified singing artist as seen on her multi-platinum award she had received from recording companies. She has also been a role model and had effectively endorsed certain products. She had been considered as a role model of her time, and continued to be a good example of what a youth should be.
Today, Jolina had seasoned to be a mature actress. She had met the man of his life in the person of Mark Escueta, the drummer of the band “Rivermaya,” in which she married not only once, but twice. Many thought that their life after their marriage can get complicated but Jolina and Mark had made it as simple as time management. They understand their works because they are both in the showbiz industry.
They are just so thankful that they have known each other and have been friends for quite some time that there is no place for any doubts in their hearts. Jolina’s wish for now is that to have a child in the near future. That would definitely complete her as a woman and would be the best award she can receive in her entire life.