Marian Rivera (born Marian Gracia Rivera in Madrid, Spain)born On August 12 1984 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. However, her breakout role did not come until 2007 when she was cast for the title role in the Philippine remake of MariMar. Marian Rivera is currently GMA Network’s talents.
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 along with Oyo Boy Sotto. She was also seen in Enteng Kabisote 2: Okay Ka Fairy Ko: The Legend Continues, also with Oyo Boy Sotto. Later GMA Network cast her into mother roles for the afternoon Philippine-Malaysian drama Muli with Alfred Vargas and Super Twins were Jennylyn Mercado and Nadine Samonte play as her twin daughter.
Rivera starred the title role of MariMar, which premiered on August 13, 2007 reached 52.6% ratings on its finale. Later, Rivera was awarded in GMMSF Inc. in the 38th Box-Office Entertainment Awards.
In 2008, Rivera played the role of Dyesebel. Rivera played the role of a mermaid under the ocean. It aired on April 28, 2008. She was also seen with Dingdong Dantes in their 3rd drama show together, “Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang”.
In April 23, 2009, GMA-7 Senior Vice President (SVP) for Entertainment announced that Marian Rivera is television’s newest Mars Ravelo’s Darna.
In 2010, Rivera along with Dingdong Dantes will be back on primetime television via the TV remake of Endless Love.