Biography Marian Rivera a Filipina actress. Marian Rivera (born Marian Gracia Rivera on August 12, 1984 in Madrid, Spain) is a Filipina actress and occasional singer-dancer. Her first TV role came in 2005 via TAPE Inc.'s afternoon drama, Kung Mamahalin Mo Lang Ako in the lead that was aired in GMA Network. In 2007 she was cast for the title role in the Philippine remake of MariMar. She released two studio albums Marian Rivera Dance Hits and Retro Crazy sold 75,000 copies. She currently signed with GMA Network.
Marian Rivera was born in Madrid, Spain to Francisco Javier Gracia Alonso, a Spaniard, and Amalia Rivera, a Filipina of Caviteña and Spanish descent. Rivera finish her college days at De La Salle University Dasmarinas.
Rivera first starred in an afternoon soap operas for TAPE Inc. and GMA Network including Kung Mamahalin Mo Lang Ako, Agawin Mo Man Ang Lahat and Pinakamamahal. She acted in Enteng Kabisote 2: Okay Ka Fairy Ko: The Legend Continues. Later GMA Network cast her into mother roles for the afternoon Philippine-Malaysian drama Muli.
Rivera formally signed a contract in GMA Network, Inc. and starred the title role of MariMar, which premiered on August 13, 2007. Later, Rivera was awarded in GMMSF Inc. in the 38th Box-Office Entertainment Awards.
In 2008, Rivera played the role of Dyesebel which aired on April 28, 2008. She also appeared in "Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang".
In 2010, Rivera, starred in the TV remake of Endless Love.
In 2011, Rivera, starred in GMA Network's teleserye Amaya.
In 2006, Rivera signed a contract for Regal Films that she was cast in the horror movie, Pamahiin.
Rivera also starred in two MMFF movie entries such as Bahay Kubo and Desperadas. In 2008, Rivera starred in the romantic comedy My Best Friend's Girlfriend.
In 2009, she then played the role of Nieves, The Engkanto Slayer, in a title episode of Shake, Rattle & Roll X, an MMFF entry. She also worked with singer and songwriter Ogie Alcasid and the Desperadas cast, for the sequel, Desperadas 2. She also starred in the horror movie, Tarot.
In early 2010, she appeared in You to Me Are Everything, a romantic comedy film.