Anthony Jennings facts

Actor Anthony Jennings has recently gained attention for his role as Snoop in the TV series Can’t Buy Me Love. However, this rising star is no stranger to acting, having been part of several notable film and TV projects before.

If you’re curious about the charming young actor, dive into this list of 7 Anthony Jennings facts, including his previous acting projects and on-screen partners.

1. He’s British-Filipino

Anthony Jennings family
Image adapted from: Ogie Diaz via YouTube

Anthony Jennings was born Anthony Michael Jennings on 1st November 2000. His mom is Filipino while his late dad was British.

While he’s mixed-raced, Jennings grew up in the Philippines. He spent the majority of his formative years in Negros Occidental, under the care of his grandparents.

He is the oldest child in his family and has 2 younger brothers.

2. He only finished Grade 2

Grade 2 lang ang tinapos, pero ito ang narating niya? #AnthonyJennings|  Ogie Diaz
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Grade 2 lang ang tinapos, pero ito ang narating niya? #AnthonyJennings| Ogie Diaz

Interview with Ogie Diaz where Jennings shared his educational background.
Video credit: Ogie Diaz via YouTube

Because of financial constraints that forced his family to keep moving, Jennings completed his studies only until Grade 2. He then began to take commercial acting gigs, which kept him from going back to his studies.

So, when he first auditioned for an acting role in ABS-CBN, he couldn’t even read, write, or do basic math. He had to learn these skills on his own during his teens.

Fortunately, he was able to take an education program and was a senior in high school as of 2022. He also aspires to continue his college education in the future.

3. He marked his acting debut in Hello, Love, Goodbye

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Jennings as Eric in Hello, Love, Goodbye.
Image credit: @anthonyjenningss via Instagram

Jennings made his acting debut in the 2019 blockbuster film Hello, Love, Goodbye, alongside acclaimed actors Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards.

He portrayed the role of Eric, the youngest brother of Alden Richards’ character Ethan, and made his appearance towards the end of the movie at the airport.

Earlier that year, Jennings was introduced as part of the Star Magic Circle 2019 with Kyle Echarri and his Can’t Buy Me Love co-star Belle Mariano.

4. His first lead role was in the MMFF film Love At First Stream

FULL TRAILER | Love at First Stream | Daniela, Anthony, Kaori, Jeremiah
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FULL TRAILER | Love at First Stream | Daniela, Anthony, Kaori, Jeremiah

Video credit: ABS-CBN Star Cinema via YouTube

Jennings’ first lead role was in a Metro Manila Film Festival entry, proving his acting chops.

He played Tupe in Love at First Stream alongside Senior High star Daniela Stranner. The film was directed by Cathy Garcia-Sampana, who is known for helming numerous KathNiel movies.

The main cast also includes Kaori Oinuma and Jeremiah Lisbo.

5. He’s worked with famous Filipino loveteams

Anthony Jennings - KathNiel
Jennings with KathNiel.
Image credit: @anthonyjenningss via Instagram

Before working with DonBelle in Can’t Buy Me Love, Jennings had collaborated with other well-known Filipino loveteams.

In 2020, he was in the LizQuen teleserye Make It With You. Later that year, he took on a supporting role in the KathNiel digital series The House Arrest of Us.

If you enjoy Jennings’ kengkoy character as Snoop in Can’t Buy Me Love, his performance as Rhamboy in Make It With You is worth checking out.

6. He’s partnered with Daniela Stranner thrice

Tara, G! Full Trailer | iWantTFC Original Series
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Tara, G! Full Trailer | iWantTFC Original Series

Tara, G! full trailer.
Video credit: iWantTFC via YouTube

Before his successful on-screen chemistry with Maris Racal, Jennings had been part of 2 other loveteams.

Notably, he’s partnered with Daniela Stranner thrice. Besides Love at First Stream, they served kilig moments in Make It With You, and the 2022 barkada series Tara, G!.

Additionally, Jennings has also teamed up with Can’t Buy Me Love co-star Vivoree Esclito in the YouTube series Lost But Found in 2022.

7. He has a YouTube channel

BINONDO FOOD CRAWL 2022 || Anthony Jennings
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BINONDO FOOD CRAWL 2022 || Anthony Jennings

Video credit: Anthony Jennings via YouTube

If you’re craving more content from the up-and-coming actor, explore his YouTube channel, Anthony Jennings. There, he takes on challenges like the Spicy Noodle Challenge and answers fan questions.

Jennings kicked off his YouTube journey in May 2022 with a Binondo Food Crawl video. As of now, the actor has 11.9k subscribers.

Jennings has also delved into hosting. He led the vodcast Boys After Dark on YouTube alongside his fellow Rise Artist Studios talents Aljon Mendoza, Gello Marquez, Jae Miranda, and Markus Paterson.

Things to know about Anthony Jennings

While Anthony Jennings only gained mainstream attention recently, there are more stellar performances from the actor we can enjoy. And that being said, we can’t wait to see what more he has to offer!

Get to know more inspiring Filipino celebrities who went from rags to riches, including multimedia star Vice Ganda. Or dive into timeless Filipino dramas that are more than just iyakan and sampalan.

Cover image adapted from: @anthonyjenningss via Instagram


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