Jillian Ward

Jillian Ward (English: /ˈɪlən wɑːrd/ JI-lee-yən WARD; Tagalog: [ˈdʒiʎɐn ˈwɐɹd]; born Jhyllianne Wardë; February 23, 2005[4][5]) is a Filipino actress, singer, and vlogger. She is known for playing the title role of Gertrudis "Trudis" Capili-Ferrer in GMA Network's Sine Novela, Trudis Liit, Donna Marie "Mayi" Madreal-Escalante in the afternoon drama, Prima Donnas, and Dra. Analyn Santos in the afternoon medical drama, Abot-Kamay na Pangarap.[6][7][8]

Jillian Ward
Jhyllianne Wardë

(2005-02-23) February 23, 2005 (age 18)
Manila, Philippines
  • Actress
  • singer
  • vlogger
Years active2009–present
AgentSparkle GMA Artist Center
Known for
Height5 ft 2 in (157 cm)[1]
TitleKapuso Teen Queen[2]
  • Elson Penzon (father)
  • Jennifer Wardë-Penzon (mother)
Musical career
LabelsGMA Music (2010–present)
YouTube information
Years active2018–present
(February 2, 2023)
Total views17M[3]
(February 2, 2023)
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers 2020

Last updated: February 2, 2023

Life and careerEdit

Jillian Ward was born as Jhyllianne Wardë on February 23, 2005, in Manila, Philippines, to Elson Penzon and Jennifer Wardë-Penzon.[9][10][11] She first appeared in a commercial for Promil. Before starring in GMA Network's TV remake of the classic film Trudis Liit, she had played the role of Daldanika in The Last Prince.[12][13]

In November 2019, Ward founded her own business, Wonder Tea Philippines, which was opened in Floridablanca as its first branch. It was followed by Guagua, San Fernando and Porac as their second, third and fourth branches.[14]

In August 2020, Ward published her first YouTube vlog titled "MY SECOND HOUSE' CONSTRUCTION TOUR" featuring her 3-storey home in Pampanga.[15]

On February 25, 2023, Ward wore her dark blue galaxy-inspired gown designed by Mak Tumang during her Debut, which was held at Okada Manila.[16]



Year Title Role Ref. Notes
2010 Si Agimat at Si Enteng Kabisote Bebeng [17] Credited as "Gillian Ward"
2011 My Valentine Girls Ishi / Lily [18] Segment: "Soulmates"
Oh! Pa Ra Sa Ta Y Wa Yeah! Bettina [19] Short film
Aswang Ahnia [20]
2012 The Mommy Returns Sapphire "Saf" Martirez [21]
Si Agimat, si Enteng Kabisote at si Ako Bebeng [22]


Year Title Role Network
2009 Eat Bulaga! Herself GMA Network
2010 The Last Prince Daldakina
Wachamakulit Herself
Maynila Melanie
Sine Novela: Trudis Liit Gertrudis "Trudis" Capili-Ferrer
Maynila Sean
Pepito Manaloto Angelica
2010–2011 Jillian: Namamasko Po Jillian the Doll
2011 Captain Barbell Leah "Lelay" Concepcion / Super Tiny
Andres de Saya Jecjec
2011–2012 Daldalita Lolita Matias / Daldalita
2012 Biritera Louise May Imperial
2012–2014 Kap's Amazing Stories Marikit
2012 Spooky Valentine Princess
Luna Blanca Book 1 Luna Sandoval / Luna De Jesus / Cara Amor Montecines
Cielo de Angelina Young Angelina
2013 Indio Young Rosa
Home Sweet Home Jessie Caharian
Magpakailanman: Kabang: Hero Dog Dina
One Day Isang Araw Daisy
Magkano Ba ang Pag-ibig? Young Richelle
Genesis Young Racquel
2014 My BFF Chelsea / Elsie
2015 Pari 'Koy Sarah Espiritu Cruz
Magpakailanman: Apoy ng Pangarap (The Beverly Grimaldo Story) Young Bebs
2016 Poor Señorita Charisse Dela Cruz
Dear Uge: Maid in China Tricia
2016–2017 Sa Piling ni Nanay Maya Salvacion-de Guzman / Katherine Mercado
2017 Maynila Charlene Liantada
Haplos Teen Angela Marie
2017–2019 Daig Kayo ng Lola Ko Alice Espino / Princesita
2017–2018 Super Ma'am Michelle Ombrero
2018 Lip Sync Battle Philippines Herself / Guest Performer
Sunday PinaSaya
Dear Uge: Pasiklaban sa Lamayan Julia
Magpakailanman: Ang Batang Biktima ng Sanib
2018–2019 My Special Tatay Odette Villaroman
2019–2022 Prima Donnas Donna Marie "Mayi" Madreal-Escalante
2019 Maynila Sara
2020; 2022–present All-Out Sundays Herself / Guest Performer
2022 Daig Kayo ng Lola Ko: Tiki Toktok Angelica "Angel" Andres
Tadhana: Tayong Dalawa Sophia
Happy Together: Kalapati Maye
2022–present Abot-Kamay na Pangarap Dra. Analyn Santos



Title Year Album Label Ref.
"Tomorrow (Unreleased)" 2010 Non-album single
"Natutulog ba ang Diyos?" 2012 Cielo de Angelina OST GMA Records [23]
"Best Friends Forever" 2014 Novela (Album by Janno Gibbs)
"Sa Piling ni Nanay" 2016 Mga Awit Mula Sa Puso Vol. 7
"Daig Kayo ng Lola Ko" 2017 Daig Kayo ng Lola Ko OST [24]
"Ikaw Ang Tahanan Ko" 2019 Prima Donnas OST GMA Music [25]
"Bukod Tangi" 2022 [26]
"First Love Na Nga Ba"

Music Video AppearancesEdit

Title Year Artist(s) Album Director Ref.
"Maria Clara" 2022 Magnus Haven Non-album single Albert S. Langitan


Year Award-Giving Body Category Work Result
2011 25th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best New Female TV Personality Trudis Liit Won
42nd GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards Most Popular Male/Female Child Performer[27] Si Agimat at Si Enteng Kabisote Won
2012 28th PMPC Star Awards for Movies Movie Child Performer of the Year[28] Aswang Won


  1. ^ "Jillian Ward". Sparkle GMA Artist Center. Retrieved May 1, 2022.
  2. ^ Eusebio, Aaron. "LOOK: Fans surprise Jillian Ward wiith an electronic billboard". GMA Network. Retrieved February 22, 2022.
  3. ^ a b "About Jillian Ward". YouTube.
  4. ^ Caligan, Michelle (February 24, 2015). "Jillian Ward, ready nang maging tween star". GMA News (in English and Tagalog). GMA Network, Inc. Retrieved July 9, 2016.
  5. ^ Samodio, Anica (March 3, 2016). "LOOK: Jillian Ward is all grown up!". GMA Network. GMA Network, Inc. Retrieved July 9, 2016.
  6. ^ "Sine Novela Presents Mars Ravelo's Trudis Liit". GMA Network. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  7. ^ "Meet the newest 'Prima Donnas' of showbiz". The Manila Times. August 19, 2019. Retrieved August 19, 2019.
  8. ^ Chus, EJ (August 31, 2022). "'Abot Kamay Na Pangarap' star Jillian Ward shares advice to people who work hard pursuing their dreams". GMA Network. GMA Network, Inc. Retrieved September 1, 2022.
  9. ^ "IN PHOTOS: Celebrities born in February". GMA Network. Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  10. ^ "Jillian Ward shows how her father is at cooking". GMA Network. Retrieved May 18, 2020.
  11. ^ "Ang Youngest Kapuso Artist". GMA Network. Retrieved August 18, 2020.
  12. ^ "Do you still remember the child star "Trudis Liit"? She's a beautiful grown-up now!". Fact News PH. Retrieved July 9, 2020.
  13. ^ "Jillian Ward, mas handa na sa seryosong teenage roles". GMA Network. Retrieved March 3, 2022.
  14. ^ "Jillian Ward business minded na sa murang edad". July 24, 2020. Retrieved May 26, 2021.
  15. ^ "Kapuso Watch: Jillian Ward shares construction of her second home in first vlog". GMA Network. Retrieved September 23, 2020.
  16. ^ "Jillian Ward looks radiant in her galaxy-themed debut ball gown". GMA Entertainment. Retrieved February 25, 2023.
  17. ^ "Ryzza Mae Dizon and Jillian Ward become close friends on the set of "Si Agimat, Si Enteng Kabisote, at si Ako"". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved December 17, 2012.
  18. ^ "New Valentine movie for Richard". The Manila Times. January 14, 2011. Retrieved January 14, 2011.
  19. ^ "PEP REVIEW: Kasambuhay, Habambuhay is a heartwarming collection of short films that impart core Filipino values". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved June 10, 2011.
  20. ^ "PEP REVIEW: Aswang presents a strong narrative combined with visually stunning cinematography". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved November 5, 2021.
  21. ^ "RED CARPET WATCH: The Mommy Returns premiere night". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved May 9, 2012.
  22. ^ "Jillian Ward at Ryzza Mae Dizon, naging malapit dahil sa 'Si Agimat, Si Enteng, at si AKO'". GMA Network. Retrieved December 18, 2012.
  23. ^ "BEA BINENE hindi natatakot sa demanda ni ATTY. TOPACIO". bandera.inquirer.net. October 22, 2012. Retrieved October 22, 2012.
  24. ^ "READ: Ano ang naging reaksyon ni Jillian Ward nang malaman niyang siya ang kakanta ng theme song ng 'Daig Kayo Ng Lola Ko'?". GMA Network. April 21, 2017. Retrieved April 21, 2017.
  25. ^ "Ikaw ang Tahanan ko Jillian Ward (Prima Donnas OST)". GMA Network. March 25, 2020. Retrieved March 25, 2020.
  26. ^ "GMA Playlist artists celebrate love in all forms". MSN. February 23, 2022. Retrieved February 24, 2022.
  27. ^ "42nd Box-Office Entertainment Awards honors outstanding actors and actresses of 2010". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved May 21, 2014.
  28. ^ "28th PMPC Star Awards for Movies Winners List". March 14, 2012. Retrieved April 9, 2016.

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