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Jennylyn Mercado

Facts about Jennylyn Mercado

Date of Birth:15 May 1987
Birthplace:Las Pi?City, Metro Manila, Philippines
First Name:Jennylyn
Last Name:Mercado
Eye Color:Black
Hair Color:Black
Star Sign:Taurus
Claim to Fame:Starstruck`s First Ultimate Female Survivor
Occupation:Actress, Singer
Religion:Roman Catholic
Occupation Category:Actress
Alternative Names:Jen
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Biography for Jennylyn Mercado

Jennylyn Anne Pineda Mercado also known as Jennylyn Mercado (born May 15, 1987 (33 years ago) in Las PiƱas City, Metro Manila, Philippines) is a Filipina actress and singer. She was the winner of the first season of StarStruck, a reality-based talent search show of GMA Network in the Philippines.


Jennylyn started out as a recording artist, in 1999 (21 years ago), with Alpha Records through the recommendation of her voice coach Susanna Pichay. She was with the singing group G4 of Nonoy Tan. Unfortunately, two of the co-members did not continue on so the group and the planned album was scrapped. But the group was able to record two songs. After G4, she went into modeling and landed an endorsing stint with Bambini cologne and a Ponds TV advertisement. She also made it to the elite Circle of 10 modeling search along with fellow StarStruck member, Dion Ignacio winning the Ms. Photogenic title. Prior to joining StarStruck.

In 2003 (17 years ago), Mercado joined the reality show StarStruck and together with Mark Herras were proclaimed the winners of the show. Each of them received one million pesos plus exclusive contracts from GMA Network. After winning StarStruck, she has appeared in several movies including So Happy Together and the teen-flick Let the Love Begin. In TV, she has appeared in the fantasy soap opera Encantadia, I Luv NY, Now and Forever, entitled Dangal, Super Twins, Paano Nga Ba Ang Mangarap, SRO Cinemaserye: Suspetsa, Ikaw Sana and Sine Novela: Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak.

She released her first album Living the Dream containing original compositions by composer Vehnee Saturno and a carrier single titled "Kahit Sandali". In May 2006 (14 years ago), Mercado released her second album, Letting Go which included the single "Sa Aking Panaginip" by Vehnee Saturno.Her first major concert was held on May 15, 2006 (14 years ago) at the Music Museum in Greenhills. In Jan. 2010 (10 years ago), under VIVA Records, she released her third album titled, "Love Is... Jennylyn Mercado".

Last May 15, 2009 (11 years ago), she had her birthday concert at The Music Museum, entitled, I Am Woman with guest stars Ogie Alcasid, Janno Gibbs, Richard Poon and Mark Herras. The concert ran for three hours and it was a Sold Out affair.

Jennylyn's acting career is being handled by Becky Aguila and VIVA Entertainment, Inc. While her singing career is managed by VIVA Records alone.

Personal life

She is the former girlfriend of co-StarStruck survivor Mark Herras. They started dating on Apr. 29, 2004 (16 years ago) and broke up on sep. 2005 (15 years ago). She became pregnant by her ex-boyfriend Patrick Garcia, who, reportedly, has distanced himself upon learning about the pregnancy. On Aug. 16, 2008 (12 years ago), she gave birth, via Caesarian section (8-9 p.m.) to an 8.12 pound (3.68 kg) baby boy at St. Luke's Hospital, Quezon City. Her child's name is Alex Jazz "AJ" Mercado. On Apr. 9, 2010 (10 years ago), Jennylyn Mercado and actor, Dennis Trillo, admitted that they are "exclusively dating" after a Philippine Tabloid released photos of them holding hands while strolling in a shopping center in Hong Kong.

In May 4, 1991 (29 years ago), when she was nearly four years old, she made headlines as a battered child. Her assailant was her stepfather, who burned her skin with cigarette butts and whacked her back with a flat iron. Her mother, who was then in Dubai working as a domestic helper, immediately came home. She came not to take care of her daughter, however, but to bail out her partner, who was in detention.

Mercado's life story was featured in the TV drama series Magpakailanman on Oct. 14, 2004 (16 years ago). She is now the official spokesperson of the Bata Foundation (Christian Mission Services), a non-governmental organization.


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