Jessy Mendiola

Jessica Mendiola Tawile (born December 3, 1992), better known by her screen name Jessy Mendiola, is a Filipina actress.

Mendiola was born in the United Arab Emirates where her father used to work. She is the second of three siblings, her mother is Filipina while her father is British-Lebanese. She was three years old when her mother moved and brought her and her elder sister to the Philippines. Her mother left her father due to undisclosed reasons. Her younger sister was born in the Philippines when her parents reconciled. Her parents eventually separated for the second and last time. She remains in contact with her father, who now works overseas. Mendiola studied elementary and high school along with her elder sister in Our Lady of Mercy School in Quezon City.

Jessy Mendiola was one of the 18 new talents launched by ABS-CBN under Star Magic Batch 15. She, along with Megan Young, Alfonso Martinez, Carlo Guevarra and her Star Magic batchmates, joined the cast of Star Magic Presents: Abt Ur Luv when it was revamped to Abt Ur Luv Ur Lyf 2 in 2007. She had a minor role in Sineserye Presents: Natutulog Ba Ang Diyos?.

In 2008, she was cast as Chappy Girl in the TV adaptation, of the same name, of the film Volta.

Mendiola was supposed to appear in Habang May Buhay. She was featured in the 2008 trailer of the show which was originally titled as Humingi Ako Sa Langit. The show, which was supposed to air in 2008, was cancelled, reshot and recast.

In 2010, she had a guest appearances in George and Cecil, playing the love interest of Dino Imperial's Jun. Mendiola revealed that she was pulled out of Habang May Buhay and was cast as Christina in the TV series Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo instead. Due to good feedback, her one week guest appearance in Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo was extended. She was later cast in Your Song Presents: Gimik 2010, playing the role of the reformed rebel Jessy. Mendiola was supposed to appear in Kokey @ Ako, opposite Enrique Gil, but their characters written off in favor of Melai Cantiveros and Jason Francisco. She eventually returned as a recurring character in the last few episodes of the show.

She had lead roles in Maalaala Mo Kaya's "Marriage Contract" episode and in the "Kakambal Ko'y Manika" episode of Wansapanataym. Her biggest break is playing the title role of the ABS-CBN afternoon TV show Sabel.

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