Jane Oineza

Elizabeth Jane Urbano Oineza (born July 22, 1997)[3] is a Filipino actress, commercial model and singer. A child star on Goin' Bulilit and Kung Fu Kids, she gained local relativity on Pinoy Big Brother. Oineza also received recognition overseas, winning a World's Best Actress certificate[4] and International Emmy nomination for Manika (2012).

Elizabeth Jane Oineza
Elizabeth Jane Urbano Oineza

(1996-07-22) July 22, 1996 (age 24)
Bani, Pangasinan, Philippines
OccupationActress,[1] model,[2] singer
Years active2001–2012; 2013–present
AgentStar Magic
(2001–2012; 2013–present)
ASAP Artists
Brightlight Productions (2020–present)
Regal Entertainment

Life and careerEdit


Elizabeth Jane Urbano Oineza was born in the town of Bani, Pangasinan,[5] to Erwin Oineza, a businessman in northern Luzon, and Jennifer Urbano. The oldest among three siblings, she lived with her family throughout the Ilocos region and is fluent in Tagalog and English with some proficiency in Ilokano. She is of mostly Pangasinense and Ilocano ancestry.[6] She was raised Roman Catholic and currently practicing.[7]

Scouted to join the entertainment industry at an early age, Oineza's first appearances on television began as a child model in over twenty television commercials for various product brands.[8]

From then on, Oineza became her family's sole breadwinner after her parents resigned from their respective jobs to assist her in her career. The family moved from the provinces to live in Pasig and then later Quezon City.[9][10]

Oineza later admitted that her lack of acting opportunities led directly to financial problems for her family, confessing on reality show Pinoy Big Brother: All In,[11] yet her mother continually recognizes her daughter's efforts: "very dedicated in everything she does".[12]


Immediately upon release of a popular shampoo ad, a talent manager urged Oineza to venture into acting. She made her acting debut at the age of 5 in the primetime drama Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan (2001–2003).

Oineza then portrayed the young versions of heroine protagonists in Sana'y Wala Nang Wakas (2003–2004) in the role of young Ara to Kristine Hermosa, and Marina (2004) as young Marina to Claudine Barretto. Soon, Oineza came to prominence in the children's sketch comedy show Goin' Bulilit in various skits and parody roles.[8]

After graduating from said show after three years, she joined the live-action fantasy series Kung Fu Kids (2008) as Moira,[13] one of seven kids holding different personalities to be united by a prophecy.[3] Kung Fu Kids became the most-watched program in urban Philippines in early 2008 according to NUTAM, with 37.1%.[14]

Since then, Oineza became a staple of local soap operas, as supporting and guest cast in Ligaw na Bulaklak (2008), Shout Out! (2010), Maria la del Barrio (2011), Oka Tokat (2012), and featured multiple guestings on drama anthology series Maalaala Mo Kaya and Wansapanataym, notably episodes "Unan" and "Bola", the life depictions of Julie Vega and Vice Ganda respectively.[15]

During this time period, she obtained more challenging roles. In the midst of drama portrayals, Oineza materialized on the big screen with her first indie short in Sampalataya for Philippine's 2009 Urban Mediamakers Film Festival Entry as Mayumi, a blind girl who dreams in colors but sees everything in black and white. She returned to co-starring in mainstream Star Cinema-produced movies, namely Miss You Like Crazy (2010), I Do (2010) and psychological horror film Amorosa (2012).[16]

Oineza then participated in the period indie, Bayaning Pepe, a film under the direction of Carlos Morales, encompassing a story traced back into the younger years of National Hero Jose Rizal. She received rave reviews from independent film critics[17] as she played the infamous Leonor Rivera, Rizal's "lover by correspondence".[18]


In 2013, Oineza gained international recognition for her role in Maalaala Mo Kaya's Manika (lit. Doll) (2012); with a Finalist Certificate for Best Performance by an Actress at the prestigious New York Festivals, nominee for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Single Drama nomination at the Golden Screen Awards, and cast of Best Drama nomination at the International Emmy Awards.[19][20][21][22] Noted to be her first-starring role on TV,[23] Oineza plays Nene, a girl raped by her stepfather, witnesses her mother succumb to drug addiction and escapes to a convent. Doll broke barriers as one of the most-talked about episodes of the MMK series, reaching a 40% national viewer rating via Kantar Media/TNS.[24] Later that year, she was relaunched as part of Star Magic 2013.[25]

Oineza was then cast in Muling Buksan Ang Puso, and played a psychopathic character urged to kill the main character's sister in the action series Juan dela Cruz.[26]

Separately, she appeared in another Maalaala Mo Kaya episode entitled Bimpo where she played a young woman born with cerebral palsy. Her portrayal garnered her a second nod for Best Single Performance by an Actress at the 27th PMPC Star Awards for Television alongside acclaimed veteran Nora Aunor.[27]

In 2014, Jane joined Pinoy Big Brother: All In as a celebrity housemate.[28] Because of her love-lines and strong personality,[29] Oineza gained immense media attention and viewer relevance.[30][31][32] After 120 days, she was named 3rd Big Placer.[33]

In 2015, Jane appeared in the afternoon primetime teleserye Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita opposite Jerome Ponce. In the series, she portrays Corrine Natividad, a determined daughter who desires to fix her broken family.[34]

Oineza also featured in Sponge Cola's single Move On, released locally and worldwide via iTunes.[35][36][37] After appearing in films The Love Affair (2015) and Always Be My Maybe (2016), she starred in the film adaptation of the published Wattpad horror series entitled Bloody Crayons released in July 2017. She also played a role in the Regal Entertainment horror film Haunted Forest alongside Jameson Blake, Maris Racal and Jon Lucas.

Oineza also appeared in the noon time teleserye, Kapamilya Gold's Araw Gabi and Los Bastardos. Oineza also starred in the movie Finding You together with Jerome Ponce under Regal Entertainment.

As of 2019, Jane is set to play a role in the movie Ang Henerasyong Sumuko Sa Love.



Year Title Role
2020 Us Again Margie
2019 Ang Henerasyong Sumuko Sa Love Maan
Tayo Muna Habang Hindi Pa Tayo Alex
Finding You Kit
2017 Haunted Forest Nica
Bloody Crayons Olivia Mendez
2016 Always Be My Maybe Telay
2015 The Love Affair Cassie Ramos
2012 24/7 in Love Bambi
Amorosa Amanda
2010 Ang Tanging Pamilya Young Charlie
I Do Awit
Miss You like Crazy Karen Samonte
2009 Sampalataya Mayumi
2007 Supahpapalicious Special Guest
Bahay Kubo: A Pinoy Mano Po! Young Rose
2002 Bakit Papa? Blossom


Year Title Role
2020 I Got You Rissa
Fill in the Bank Herself (contestant)
2019 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Red Roses Lina San Miguel
Ipaglaban Mo: Palaban Clara
Project Feb 14 Ma. Anita "Annie" Mariano
Ipaglaban Mo: Akusasyon Herlyn
2018 Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Los Bastardos Gigi Octavio
Ipaglaban Mo: Nars May
Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Araw Gabi Amber Distrito
Ipaglaban Mo: Tapang Lynn San Jose
2017 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Picture Aisah
Ipaglaban Mo: Tiwala Divine Perez
2016 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Silver Medal Hidilyn Diaz
The Greatest Love Young Amanda
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Bangketa Ana "Naning" Presas
Ang Probinsyano Young Flora Borja
2015 Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita Corrine Natividad
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Lubid Nine
2014 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Bonnet Rovil Villas[38]
Pinoy Big Brother: All In Herself (contestant)
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Kwintas Young Angie
Luv U Joey
2013 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Cake Nene
Muling Buksan Ang Puso Natalia Mercado
Wansapanataym: Mommy On Duty Jonah Del Rosario
Little Champ Brownsugar
Juan Dela Cruz Shermaine
2012 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Bimpo April
Wansapanataym: The Amazing Gelliescope Janice Tuazon
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Manika Nene
Aryana Perlita
Oka2kat Princess
2011 Maria La Del Barrio Vanessa Dela Vega
Reputasyon Young Catherine Villamayor
Wansapanataym: Flores De Mayumi Sunshine
2010 Shout Out! Herself (Host / Performer)
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Bahay Nicole
Magkano Ang Iyong Dangal? Young Alona Sandoval
2009 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Relo Apple
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Bola - The Vice Ganda Story Jamie
2008 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Medyas Jerelyn
Ligaw na Bulaklak Lilette
Kung Fu Kids Moira "Moi" Ocampo
2007 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Telebisyon Young Onay
Prinsesa ng Banyera Young Maningning Burgos
2006 Bida si Mister, Bida si Misis Jackie
2005 Wansapanataym Susie
Goin' Bulilit Herself (various roles)
Mga Anghel na Walang Langit Pepay's friend
2004 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Poste Young Shaina
Marina Young Marina/Christina/Nanay Ista
2003 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Unan - The Julie Vega Story Young Julie Vega
Sana'y Wala Nang Wakas Young Arabella Grace Garcia
2001 Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan Arabella Crisostomo


Featured artistEdit

  • Various Parodies - (On Goin' Bulilit, 2005-2008)
  • Pinoy Big Brother All In Originals - Teen Love Song, Turtle Song, Bibimbap (Housemates, 2014)
  • Move On (Sponge Cola, 2015)

Awards and nominationsEdit

Awards and Nominations
Year Award Giving Body Category Nominated Work Results Reference
2012 New York Festivals - International TV and Film Best Performance by an Actress Maalaala Mo Kaya: Manika Nominated [4][15]
26th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Single Performance by an Actress Nominated [39]
10th Golden Screen TV Awards Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Single Drama Nominated [21]
PEP Awards PEP's Bets for Stardom in 2013 Included
Rank no. 12
2013 27th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Single Performance by an Actress Maalaala Mo Kaya: Bimpo Nominated [41]


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