Marc Pingris is a Filipino professional basketball player who is currently playing for the Star Hotshots in the Philippine Basketball Association. The first steps in his career started in the PBA at the 2004 PBA draft from which he gradually earned he reputation as the best defender in the PBA today.
Taking Michael Jordan, an American former professional basketball player, as an idol, Pingris started practicing his "Jordan-like" skills in basketbal when he was a child. In the second year in high school, he was accepted to the school's varsity team. During his collegiate years, he played for the varsity basketball team of the Far Eastern University, Manila and also played for the Cebu Gems in the Metropolitan Basketball Association.
He got married to actress
Danica Sottowith a son, Jean Michael, and a daughter, Anielle Micaela.