Angelica Panganiban

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Angelica Panganiban
Born Angelica Charlson
(1986-11-04) November 4, 1986 (age 27)
Manila, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Occupation Actress
Years active 1992-present
Agent Star Magic (1992–present)

Angelica Panganiban (born November 4, 1986) is a Filipino film and television actress.

Panganiban started her career at the age of 6 when she appeared in the TV show, Love Note.[1] Her first regular show was the 90's youth-oriented variety show, Ang TV on ABS-CBN. She made her first movie role, in Carlo J. CaparasAntipolo Massacre.[2] She also starred in films like Separada, Sarah... Ang Munting Prinsesa, Ama, Ina, Anak and earned Best Child Actress awards and nominations in the FAMAS Awards and PMPC Star Awards.

For a long time, Panganiban played teeny-bopper roles in G-mik and Berks.

In 2004, Panganiban elevated herself as a mature actress in the movie, Santa Santita and gained Best Actress nominations in the Film Academy of the Philippines or FAP Luna Awards, FAMAS Awards, and ENPRESS Golden Screen Awards. She is also known for her dramatic performances in the movie, A Love Story and television series, Iisa Pa Lamang and Rubi wherein she received Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress awards and nominations in the Film Academy of the Philippines or FAP Luna Awards, ENPRESS Golden Screen Awards, and PMPC Star Awards. She also starred in horror films like: White Lady, Bulong, and Segunda Mano where she was recognized as Best Supporting Actress in the FAMAS Awards. In 2011, she earned Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Musical or Comedy) award in the 8th ENPRESS Golden Screen Awards for Movies [3] and Comedy Actress of the Year award in the 42nd Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation for her role in Here Comes The Bride.[4] She also won several Best Comedy Actress awards and nominations in the ENPRESS Golden Screen and PMPC Star Awards for the gag show, Banana Split.

Early life[edit]

Angelica Panganiban was born in Payatas on November 4, 1986. Her biological mother is a Filipina who died in 2008 and was buried in Singapore while her biological father, Mark Charlson is an American [5] from Iowa, United States and a former member of the US Navy.[6] She uses the surname Panganiban from her adoptive family. Panganiban finished elementary school in 1999 at St. Vincent in Teacher’s Village, Quezon City, and high school in 2003 at St. Vincent, West Avenue. She was the Junior-Senior Prom Princess in 2002 and Miss Junior and Senior Prom in 2003. She was a cheerleader and a Feature Editor in their school newspaper. She attended college at Thames International Business School, majoring in Mass Communication.

Career[edit]

Early work (1992-2003)[edit]

As a child star, Panganiban received Best Child Actress awards and nominations because of her outstanding performances in movies. Her notable appearances include: Jenny in the 1995 Maricel Soriano drama movie, Separada where she won two Best Child Actress awards in the FAMAS and PMPC Star Awards; and Becky in the 1995 family-drama film, Sarah... Ang Munting Prinsesa with her friend, Camille Prats in the title role where she received Best Child Actress nominations. She also appeared in a weekly drama series, Familia Zaragoza.

As a teen star, Panganiban starred in the youth-oriented show, G-mik in 1999 and she was paired with Carlo Aquino. In 2001, Panganiban played the role of Paula Villamines in the drama series, Sa Puso Ko Iingatan Ka which was topbilled by Judy Ann Santos. In 2002, she portrayed the role, Nicole in another youth-oriented show entitled, Berks along with her love team partner, Carlo Aquino.

Her team up with Carlo Aquino continued. She appeared as the girlfriend of Aquino's character in the hit comedy film, Ang Tanging Ina topbilled by Ai-Ai de las Alas in 2003. Up until the third installment of Regal Entertainment's Mano Po, the movie Mano Po III: My Love in 2004, wherein she played as the young Vilma Santos and Aquino as the young Christopher de Leon.

Breakthrough (2004-2012)[edit]

In November 2004, at the age of 18, after portraying several supporting roles, she landed the lead and the title role in the movie, Santa Santita[7] opposite Jericho Rosales. The director of the film, Laurice Guillen and the producer, Tony Gloria of Unitel Pictures requested Johnny Manahan of ABS-CBN Talent Center to audition his talents for the role. “We auditioned 30 of them,” Guillen said. “Some of them had played supporting roles in films already. But we couldn't find what we were looking for among them. Then one day, Angelica Panganiban came to audition. And we found in her the actress we wanted.” Her performance in that film earned her three Best Actress nominations in the FAMAS,[8] FAP Luna, and ENPRESS Golden Screen Awards.[9] Eventually in the same year, she played a lead role in the soap opera, Mangarap Ka with Piolo Pascual. In 2005, she starred in drama series, Vietnam Rose with Maricel Soriano.

During 2006, she appeared regularly in Your Song, Komiks, and Love Spell; she also topbilled the horror suspense film, White Lady. In 2007, she starred in a fantasy series, Rounin and played the role of Aura. In the same year, Panganiban appeared in the film, A Love Story with Aga Muhlach and Maricel Soriano from which she earned her first Best Supporting Actress trophy in the FAP Luna Awards.[10] She also appeared in Judy Ann Santos' romantic soap opera, Ysabella as a guest character, and in December 2007, she played Lena in Maging Sino Ka Man: Ang Pagbabalik with Derek Ramsay, Toni Gonzaga, and the original cast: John Lloyd Cruz, Bea Alonzo, Sam Milby, and Anne Curtis. She became a full-fledged adult dramatic actress in the 2008 primetime drama series, Iisa Pa Lamang with Claudine Barretto. That series made her the Villain of the Year in the 1st Supreme to the Extreme Awards (Philippine Star),[11] and she earned Best Drama Actress nomination in the 23rd PMPC Star Awards for Television.[12]

In October 2008, Panganiban pioneered a comedy gag show, Banana Split in ABS-CBN. The show also featured Valerie Concepcion, Roxanne Guinoo, Dianne Medina, and Cristine Reyes. She's the only one who remained from the original cast when the show started its second season in 2009 up to the present.

In February 2009, Panganiban appeared in an episode of Your Song with Derek Ramsay, and in mid-2009 she filmed her television series, Rubi which was based on the 2004 Mexican telenovela Rubí and the pilot episode aired in February 2010. She was joined by Diether Ocampo, Shaina Magdayao, and Jake Cuenca. Panganiban received Best Actress in a Daily Soap Opera award in the 7th USTv Students' Choice Awards[13] through that series. Later that year, she also starred in the drama/romance movie, I Love You, Goodbye with her then boyfriend Derek Ramsay. This was rated the Second Best Picture in the 2009 Metro Manila Film Festival and made her a box-office favorite after it won awards for Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Story and Best Director.[14] Panganiban was nominated for Best Festival Actress. In the same year, she also received Best Comedy Actress nomination in the PMPC Star Awards for Television through Banana Split.[15]

The following year, Panganiban starred in Here Comes The Bride, a 2010 comedy film with Eugene Domingo, Tuesday Vargas, Jaime Fabregas, Tom Rodriguez, and John Lapus. The movie gained positive reviews from viewers and critics and enjoyed box office success. Panganiban won the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Musical or Comedy) award in the 8th ENPRESS Golden Screen Awards for Movies.[16] Because of this film, Panganiban was hailed as the Comedy Actress of the Year in the 42nd Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation.[17] She also won as the Best Comedy Actress through Banana Split in the 24th PMPC Star Awards for Television.[18]

Panganiban topbilled a horror-comedy film, Bulong together with Vhong Navarro in February 2011. It was Star Cinema's opening salvo for that year and was directed by Chito Rono.[19][20] She also consistently demonstrated her comedic antics onscreen through Banana Split as she earned another Best Comedy Actress nomination in the 25th PMPC Star Awards for Television, and won the Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Gag or Comedy Program award in the ENPRESS Golden Screen Awards.[21]

Panganiban proved her versatility in acting when she received her second Best Supporting Actress award through the horror suspense film, Segunda Mano in the 60th FAMAS Awards.[22] The movie also starred Kris Aquino and Dingdong Dantes. It was an official entry in the 2011 Metro Manila Film Festival of Star Cinema with the AgostoDos Pictures, and MJM Productions.

In 2012, Panganiban starred in four different films: Every Breath U Take, a romantic comedy film opposite fellow Star Magic artist, Piolo Pascual; Madaling Araw Mahabang Gabi, an Indie film that was written and directed by friend, Dante Nico Garcia; 24/7 in Love, a romantic comedy film that starred an ensemble cast of selected Star Magic talents in celebration of its 20th year anniversary; and the romantic drama film, One More Try which was an official entry in the 2012 Metro Manila Film Festival by Star Cinema, with Dingdong Dantes, Zanjoe Marudo, and Angel Locsin.

Recent roles (2013-present)[edit]

The year 2013 is Panganiban’s late night TV domination doing both drama and comedy. February 11, 2013 marked her comeback in Philippine Primetime via television drama, Apoy Sa Dagat alongside Piolo Pascual and Diether Ocampo. It was Panganiban’s first time to play dual role in the series and first in the history of Philippine TV to have billed the lead star twice. Also, aside from her weekend Banana Split, a version of the gag show entitled, Banana Nite is now airing at weeknights after Bandila which she topbills together with fellow Banana Split stars: John Prats, Zanjoe Marudo, Jason Gainza, Pooh, Melai Cantiveros, Badjie Mortiz, Ryan Bang, Sunshine Garcia, Aiko Climaco with Alex Gonzaga, Boom Labrusca, Kim de Guzman, Jef Gaitan, and Kean Cipriano as additions.[23]

Personal life[edit]

Panganiban only learned about her adoption on January 5, 2010 after the taping of her gag show, Banana Split. She however, confessed that even before that, she already had doubts about her identity. In a tell-all interview with The Buzz, Panganiban divulged that her biological mom died in 2008 and was buried in Singapore. She did everything to find her biological dad, Mark Charlson. She said her father did not try to find her because he thought that she and her mother had perished in a car accident.[24] After 24 years, she was reunited with her biological father in Los Angeles, California when her home network ABS-CBN gave her a week-long break from work in November 2010.[25]

Filmography[edit]

Movies[edit]

Year Title Role Production Company
1993 Antipolo Massacre Viva Films
Golden Lions Films
Kadenang Bulaklak Young Baby Viva Films
1994 Lipa Massacre Chelsea
1994 Separada Jenny Star Cinema
1995 Sarah... Ang Munting Prinsesa Becky
1996 Ang TV The Movie: The Adarna Adventure Aya
Ama, Ina, Anak Issa
1997 Hanggang Kailan Kita Mamahalin? Justine
Ang Pulubi at Ang Prinsesa Nikka
1998 Magandang Hatinggabi Myla
2000 Daddy O, Baby O Nina
2001 Mila Lani
Tabi Tabi Po Agnes FLT Films International
2002 Jologs Party Guest Star Cinema
2003 Dayo Cameo Role Cutting Edge Productions
Ang Tanging Ina Gretchen Star Cinema
2004 Mano Po 3: My Love Young Lilia Regal Films
Santa Santita Malen Unitel Pictures
2006 All About Love Kikay Star Cinema
Pitong Dalagita Joyce Canary Films
Grupong Sinehan
Matakot Ka Sa Karma Trina Canary Films
OctoArts Films
White Lady Christina Regal Films
2007 A Love Story Karyn Torres-Montes Star Cinema
2009 Manila Sydney Bicycle Pictures
MJM Productions
Star Cinema
I Love You, Goodbye Lizette Jimenez Star Cinema
2010 Here Comes The Bride Stefanie (Bride) Star Cinema
OctoArts Films
Quantum Films
2011 Bulong Oprah Star Cinema
The Unkabogable Praybeyt Benjamin Herself/Brandon's Fiancé Voice cameo Star Cinema
Viva Films
Segunda Mano Mariela Domingo-Galvez/Marie Domingo Star Cinema
2012 Every Breath U Take Majoy Marasigan
Madaling Araw Mahabang Gabi Panoramanila Pictures
24/7 in Love Verna Francisco Star Cinema
One More Try Jacqueline Mendoza
2013 Ang Alamat ni China Doll Helen Cinema One Originals
2014 Whistleblower TBA Quento Media Deus Lux Mea
Hope in the Bottle TBA Star Cinema

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Network
1992 Love Note[26] ABC 5
1992 Ang TV Herself ABS-CBN
1993 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Sa Kandungan Mo Inay Angelica
1995 Familia Zaragoza Angelica Lagrimas
Kadenang Kristal Mariela GMA 7
1995–present ASAP Herself/Performer/Host ABS-CBN
1997 Wansapanataym Len
1999 G-mik Angelica "Jelai" Rivera
2001 Sa Puso Ko Iingatan Ka Paula Villamines
2002 Berks Nicole
2003 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Unan Julie Vega
2004 ASAP Fanatic co-host
Mangarap Ka Catherine Sita "Cutie" Carter
2005 Vietnam Rose Dang Thien Tin
2006 Your Song: Can't Let You Go
Komiks Presents: Bampy
Star Magic Presents: Deal Or No Deal Belle
Star Magic Presents: The Sweetest Victory Angel
Your Song: Silent Night
Your Song: Can't Let You Go
Komiks Presents: Si Piolo at Si Lorelei Lorelei
2007 Rounin Aura
Your Song: Upside Down Episode Guest
Your Song: Don't Matter Episode Guest
Love Spell: Home Switch Home Princess
Love Spell: My Soulfone Wena
Ysabella Venice
Maging Sino Ka Man: Ang Pagbabalik Maria Lena "Lena" Rubio Madrigal
2008 Your Song: I'll Take Care Of You Ria
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Isda Inday
Iisa Pa Lamang Scarlet Dela Rhea-Castilejos
2008–present Banana Split Various
2009 Your Song Tammy
2010 Rubi Rubi Perez-Ferrer / Theresa de la Fuente
2011 100 Days to Heaven Claire
2013 Apoy Sa Dagat Rosanna Del Sol (Serena Mirasol) / Rebecca Del Sol
2014 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Lipstick Susan
Pasion De Amor TBA
Pinoy Big Brother: All In Guest Judge

Awards and nominations[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Category Movie Organization Result
2013 Best Actress [27] Ang Alamat ni China Doll Cinema One Originals Film Festival Won
Every Breath U Take 31st Luna Awards Nominated
Best Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role (Drama) One More Try 10th ENPRESS Golden Screen Awards for Movies Nominated
Best Actress [28] 61st FAMAS Awards Nominated
Film Actress of the Year[29] 44th Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation Awards Won
Best Actress 29th PMPC Star Awards for Movies Nominated
2012 38th Metro Manila Film Festival Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Segunda Mano 60th FAMAS Awards Won
2011 Comedy Actress of the Year[30] Here Comes The Bride 42nd Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation Awards Won
Best Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role (Musical or Comedy) 8th ENPRESS Golden Screen Awards for Movies Won
2009 Best Actress I Love You, Goodbye 35th Metro Manila Film Festival Nominated
2008 Best Supporting Actress A Love Story Luna Awards Won
ENPRESS Golden Screen Awards Nominated
2005 Best Actress Santa Santita Luna Awards Nominated
FAMAS Awards Nominated
ENPRESS Golden Screen Awards Nominated
1998 Best Child Actress Hanggang Kailan Kita Mamahalin FAMAS Awards Nominated
1997 Ama, Ina, Anak Nominated
PMPC Star Awards for Movies Won
1996 Sarah... Ang Munting Prinsesa FAMAS Awards Nominated
PMPC Star Awards for Movies Nominated
1995 Separada FAMAS Awards Won
PMPC Star Awards for Movies Won

Television[edit]

Year Category Show Organization Result
2013 Best Comedy Actress Banana Split 27th PMPC Star Awards for Television Nominated
Outstanding Performance by an Actress (Gag or Comedy Program) [31] 10th ENPRESS Golden Screen Awards Won
2012 Best Comedy Actress 26th PMPC Star Awards for Television Nominated
2011 Outstanding Performance by an Actress (Gag or Comedy Program) [32] 8th ENPRESS Golden Screen Awards Won
Best Actress in a Daily Soap Opera Rubi 7th USTv Students' Choice Awards Won
Best Comedy Actress Banana Split 25th PMPC Star Awards for Television[33] Nominated
2010 24th PMPC Star Awards for Television Won
2009 Best Drama Actress Iisa Pa Lamang 23rd PMPC Star Awards for Television Nominated
Best Comedy Actress Banana Split Nominated
2008 Villain of the Year Iisa Pa Lamang [34] 1st Supreme to the Extreme Awards (Philippine Star) Won

Special awards and recognitions[edit]

Box office[edit]

Year Organization Award
2009 Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation
Promising Female Box Office Star for Movies & TV[35]
1997
Most Popular Child Star

Rankings[edit]

Year Organization Category Rank
2014 FHM Philippines Philippines 100 Sexiest Women Rank #30
2013 Rank #12
2012 Rank #20
2011 Rank #13
2010 Rank #6
2009 Rank #9
2008 Rank #10
Maxim Hot 100 Hottest 100 Women Rank #6
2007 Rank #1
FHM Philippines Philippines 100 Sexiest Women Rank #4
2006 Rank #14
2005 Rank #9

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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  6. ^ "Angelica Panganiban: No Regrets About Not Meeting Real Mom". 
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  25. ^ "Finding father". 
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