Marian Rivera Biography, Age, Height, Family, Latest Updates

Marian Rivera is a Spanish-Filipino actress, dancer, model, producer, and recording artist. She rose to fame when she played the lead role in the GMA television series Marimar in 2007. She is the Filipino celebrity with the most number of followers on Facebook at more than 25 million as of 2021.

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Latest Update
Marian Rivera is now a producer. Together with husband Dingdong Dantes, Michael B. Tuviera and Jojo B. Oconer, ahe produced the latest GMA series Jose & Maria’s Bonggang Villa.

Marian Rivera
Marian Rivera (Photo Copy: Facebook Page)

Personal Information
Real Name –> Marian Rivera Gracia-Dantes
Nickname –> Marian
Birthdate –> August 12, 1984 (Age: 38)
Birthplace –> Madrid, Spain
Height –> 5’2″ (1.57 m)
School –> De La Salle University – Dasmariñas
Course –> Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Note: Marian worked for the National Institute of Mental Health in Mandaluyong City before she entered the entertainment industry.

Family and Childhood
Father –> Francisco Javier Gracia Alonso (Spanish)
Mother –> Amalia Rivera from Bacoor, Cavite, Philippines

Marian was born in Spain to a Spanish father and a Filipino mother. After her parents divorced when she was three years old, her mother brought her to the Philippines where she grew up under the care of her maternal grandmother.

Married Life
Marian Rivera is the husband of actor Dingdong Dantes. They married on 30 December 2014 in a televised wedding held at Cubao Cathedral in Quezon City. The couple have a daughter named Maria Letizia Dantes (born November 23, 2015) and a son named Jose Sixto G. Dantes IV (born April 16, 2019).

Showbiz Career
Marian Rivera worked as a commercial model before she appeared in her first television program in Kung Mamahalin Mo Lang Ako aired by GMA Network in 2005. That same year, she was cast in her first movie in Enteng Kabisote 2. She continued to act in supporting roles for two years before she played her lead role via Marimar in 2007. In 2008, she released her first album entitled Marian Rivera Dance Hits. The following year, she released her single “Sabay Sabay Tayo” which received a platinum award.

Marian Rivera was selected as one of the judges for 2021 Miss Universe pageant help in Israel where the Philippine representative Beatrice Luigi Gomez was placed in the Top 5.

Marian Rivera in Israel for Miss Universe
Marian Rivera in Israel for Miss Universe (Photo credit: FB page)

Television Programs
2022 – Jose & Maria’s Bonggang Villa
2022 – Tadhana: Ang Lihim ni Tatay
2020 – First Yaya
2019 – Life Begins in Time
2016-2017 – Encantadia
2014 – Temptation of Wife
2011-2012 – Amaya
2009–2010 – Darna
2008 – Ang Babaeng Hinugot sa Aking Tadyang
2008 – Dyesebel
2007-2008 – Marimar
2005 – Kung Mamahalin Mo Lang Ako

Movie List
2019 – Ang Balon
2018 – Fantastica
2016 – Imagine You and Me
2014 – My Big Bossing’s Adventures
2014 – Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles 2
2013 – Kung Fu Divas
2013 – Ekstra
2013 – My Lady Boss
2013 – Dance of The Steel bars
2011 – Ang Panday 2
2011 – Tween Academy: Class of 2012
2011 – Temptation Island
2010 – Super Inday and the Golden Bibe
2010 – Noy
2010 – You to Me Are Everything
2009 – Tarot
2008 – Desperadas 2
2008 – Shake Rattle & Roll X
2008 – Scaregivers
2008 – One True Love
2008 – My Best Friend’s Girlfriend
2008 – Desperadas
2007 – Bahay Kubo
2006 – Pamahiin
2005 – Enteng Kabisote 2

Major Awards
* Marian was voted for record of three times to be FHM Magazine’s Sexiest Woman in 2008, 2013, and 2014
2019 – Bert Marcelo Lifetime Achievement Award by 50th Box-office Entertainment Awards
2017 – Best Female TV Host for Sunday PinaSaya by 31st PMPC Star Awards for Television
2013 – Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Drama Series for Amaya by 4th Enpress Golden Screen Television Awards

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