Angelika de la Cruz
|Angelika de la Cruz|
|Born||Maria Lourdes Egger de la Cruz-Casareo
29 October 1981
Quezon City, Philippines
|Occupation||Actress, Singer, Host|
|Spouse(s)||Orion Casareo (2008–present)|
Maria Lourdes Egger dela Cruz-Casareo, better known by her screen name Angelika de la Cruz (born October 29, 1981), is a Filipina actress and singer. She started her career in 1995, and has since appeared in television shows and movies. Originally with ABS-CBN, she became a contract artist under GMA Network in 2007.
- 1 Personal life
- 2 Acting career
- 3 Singing career
- 4 Filmography
- 5 Discography
- 6 Awards and nominations
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Angelika Dela Cruz was born to a Filipino father Ernie Dela Cruz and an Italian-Austrian mother Angelica Egger. She has also a younger sister, Mika Dela Cruz, who is also an actress, and two brothers, Erick and Edward, one of the lead singers for the boy band "Freshmen". She currently resides in Malabon, Metro Manila. Dela Cruz is also the owner of Starz Bar and restaurant. Her younger brother Edward died in a vehicular accident in June 7, 2010. On an episode of Showbiz Central, de la Cruz stated that she had married Orion Casareo in August 2008 and was expecting a child.
Dela Cruz' acting debut came in when she landed a major supporting role in the movie Nights Of Serafina where she was able to work with then-sexy actress Georgia Ortega. The film achieved critical success and gained her a Best New Actress of the year award at the PMPC Star Awards for Movies. Network giant ABS-CBN soon noticed her potential and cast her in the top rated soap series Mara Clara with Judy Ann Santos and Gladys Reyes.
After her stint in the long-running drama series, she was able to work again with Judy Ann Santos in the primetime drama series Esperanza which achieved high ratings and made her a household name. In the series, she was first paired to dancer turned actor Spencer Reyes however, their tandem was not accepted by the viewers so ABS CBN paired her to actor Jericho Rosales. Her team up with Rosales made its way to popularity when they both starred in Magandang Hatinggabi a movie produced by Star Cinema and the teen-oriented horror series Oka Tokat. They appeared together in the Star Drama Theater anthology, Maalaala Mo Kaya and Flames. They also became regulars in ASAP and Magandang Tanghali Bayan. Though active in television, Dela Cruz also made her way to the big through the youth-oriented films such as Seventeen So Kaka, Istokwa and Huwag Mo Nang Itanong. She achieved critical praises in her appearance in the horror film "Manananggal ng Maynila" and in Esperanza: The Movie.
After working with ABS-CBN, dela Cruz tried her luck in ABS CBN's rival GMA Network. The network cast her in shows including primetime mini-series Di Ba't Ikaw, noontime variety show SOP and action-fantasy series Pintados. She was able to showcase her acting ability by playing the lead role in the mini-series Liwanag Ng Hatinggabi with award-winning actress Lorna Tolentino and in Umulan Man O Umaraw. Her breakout role came when she became the lead star of the primetime television series Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin. The show became a huge success and she was crowned as the Soap Opera Princess of GMA. She also appeared in the teen-oriented show Click but due to her rising popularity, she was pulled out from the show.
After the success of Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin, she once again headlined another primetime drama called Habang Kapiling Ka opposite Victor Neri. Her outstanding performance in the series gave her a Best Actress nomination at the 2003 PMPC Star Awards for TV. Dela Cruz also took part and matured in movies. In 2000, she earned a Best Supporting Actress nomination for the movie Deathrow, an official entry to the Metro Manila Film Festival. She also signed-up for the movie Hari Ng Selda where she was paired to action star Robin Padilla and the comedy film S2pid Luv with rapper Andrew E. Both were under Viva Films.
After her contract with GMA expired in 2003, dela Cruz moved back to ABS-CBN and teamed-up with her on-and-off screen partner Jericho Rosales in the hit TV series Sana'y Wala Nang Wakas with Diether Ocampo and Kristine Hermosa. The series became one of the most watched shows in primetime and its popularity has reached abroad. Dela Cruz who played the optimistic, talented young lady who became romantically involved with the character played by Jericho Rosales was applauded by both viewers and critics. After the success of Sana'y Wala Nang Wakas, Dela Cruz was cast in another primetime television series called Ikaw Ang Lahat Sa Akin where she shared the screen with Star Magic's brightest talents such as Claudine Barretto, John Lloyd Cruz, Shaina Magdayao and Bea Alonzo. She also appeared as one of the main hosts of the showbiz-oriented show Entertainment Konek and Sunday variety show ASAP.
Villainous and present roles
Her career took a different direction in 2006 when she played an anti-heroine role to Sarah Geronimo in the hit drama series Bituing Walang Ningning, a TV adaptation of a 1980s hit movie starring Cherie Gil and Sharon Cuneta. Her superb performance as Lavinia Arguelles won her a Best Actress nomination at the 2007 PMPC Star Awards for Television and a Best Actress award in Gawad Amerika. She later appeared as Kristine Hermosa's ambitious twin sister in the afternoon drama Prinsesa ng Banyera.
In 2008, dela Cruz signed up with GMA Network and made a comeback in the primetime drama series Babangon Ako't Dudurugin Kita where she played the role of Via, the main antagonist in the story. The series gave her the opportunity to work again with her previous co-stars such as Marvin Agustin, Tonton Gutierrez and Dina Bonnevie. Later that year, she was given another antagonist role in the afternoon drama series Una Kang Naging Akin which became a consistent top rater in the ratings game. In October of the year, she was cast as the scheming ex-girlfriend of JC de Vera in the primetime series La Lola. After giving birth, dela Cruz returned to the screen by playing Iza Calzado's good-hearted sister in the afternoon drama series Kaya Kong Abutin Ang Langit. She most recently appeared in the primetime series Pilyang Kerubin, fantasy series Dwarfina,the comedy series Futbolilits. She made a guest appearance on the pilot episode of Kokak before being cast as one of the leads in the primetime drama series Biritera in which she received positive reviews. After playing a good character in Biritera, she went back to playing villanous roles in the afternoon drama series Kasalanan Bang Ibigin Ka? and in the primetime fantasy series Aso ni San Roque.
Despite an active career in showbiz, Angelika’s foremost passion lies is singing. In 1996, she released a 10-track self-titled album under BMG Records followed by a second album entitled My Only Wish three years later.
Angelika’s soothing voice soon caught Imperial Records’ attention. The Japanese label then tapped the singer-actress to record a few songs, which eventually gained international fame and earned for her a budding name in Japan.
To give way to her flourishing acting career, Angelika’s singing streak took a hiatus for years, until she later managed to sing once again in 2006 when she was included in the soundtrack of her television starrer Bituing Walang Ningning. She recorded two songs for the series: Miss Na Miss Kita and Dito Ba? featuring Sarah Geronimo.
Lawsuit Against BMG Music
On March 17, 1995, de la Cruz (Lourdes Egger dela Cruz in real life) signed a contract with BMG under which she was required to record at least two albums over three years. But Dela Cruz only recorded one album during the period so BMG exercised on March 23, 1998 its option to extend the contract for two more years.
She was required to record one album, which she was able to do. Despite the expiration of the option period, on May 8, 2000, BMG informed her she still had to record one album under the option period.
On June 5, 2001, Dela Cruz sued and asked for damages, claiming that after recording one album BMG never gave her any proposal for a second one and that despite the lapse of the option period, the firm refused to release her on the ground that she still had to record one album.
The RTC found merit in Dela Cruz’ petition, awarding her payment for damages, and the payment of royalties for the unfulfilled number of required songs under the agreement but BMG appealed the case and CA ruled in Dela Cruz’ favor.
However, CA deleted the lower court’s award to Dela Cruz of P1.5 million in actual damages, P200,000 in moral damages, another P200,000 in exemplary damages, as well as P50,000 in attorney’s fees.
The CA said there was no evidence to support the award of actual, moral and exemplary damages. And since both parties have legitimate claims to each other, CA said the award of attorney’s fees was not warranted.
|2014||Kambal Sirena||Reyna Arowana||
|2013||Mundo Mo'y Akin||Rodora Santos / Giselle Atienza-Carbonel|
|2012||Aso ni San Roque||Bulan|
|Kasalanan Bang Ibigin Ka?||Leslie Montelibano|
|2010||Pilyang Kerubin||Melissa Alejandrino|
|2009||Kaya Kong Abutin Ang Langit||Nancy Rosales|
|Una Kang Naging Akin||Vanessa Yumul|
|Babangon Ako't Dudurugin Kita||Via Fausto|
|2007||Prinsesa ng Banyera||Mayumi Burgos / Daphne Pertierra||
|Si Pedro Penduko at ang mga Engkantao||Kalagua / Dr. Eva Tabinas|
|Little Big Superstar||Star Judge|
|2006||Bituing Walang Ningning||Lavinia Arguelles|
|2005||Ikaw Ang Lahat Sa Akin||Karri Medrano|
|2003||Sana'y Wala Nang Wakas||Mary Ann Santos|
|MTB: Ang Saya Saya||Host|
|ASAP Mania||Host / Performer|
|2002||Habang Kapiling Ka||Erica Malvarosa||
|2001||Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin||Mylene Fuentebella / Katherine Morales / Carmencita San Diego|
|2000||Umulan Man o Umaraw||Andrea|
|Liwanag Ng Hatinggabi||Luna|
|1999||Pintados||Diwata / Reewa Zulueta|
|Di Ba't Ikaw||Arlene|
|SOP Rules||Host / Performer|
|1997||Oka Tokat||Tessa Sytangco||
|Esperanza||Cecille Montejo / Regina Salviejo|
|2012||DLSC-St. Benilde Myray Production||An Angel's Tale||Angelika|
|2011||Creative Minds Production||Babang Luksa||Idang|
|2002||Viva Films||S2pid Luv||Wendy|
|Viva Films||Hari ng Selda: Anak ni Baby Ama 2||Angelica|
|1999||Star Cinema||Esperanza the Movie||Cecille / Regina|
|Regal Films||Seventeen so kaka||Neneng|
|1998||Star Cinema||Magandang Hatinggabi||Marianne|
|1997||Star Cinema||Ipaglaban Mo II||Agnes|
|Regal Films||Huwag Mo Nang Itanong||Cely|
|Regal Films||Mananggal ng Maynila||Terry|
|Regal Films||Nights of Serafina||Diana|
|1996 Sony Music||Angelika||Fill the World with love
Hindi lamang sa Pangarap
Sa Atin Lang
Kung Bubuksan Mo Man ang Puso Ko
Now you Go
Sasabihin Ko Na Ba?
Ready to Fall In Love Again
Tanging Puso Lang
Di Ko Alam
Pagkatapos ng Gabi
|1999||My Only Wish
||I Miss You
Hold Me in your Arms
Sana ay Magbalik Ka
Let the Love Begin
Don't throw it Away
In the Heat of Summer
My Only Wish
|In My Dreams||Unknown Tracks|
|2001||Metropop Song Festival||A Day and A Night More|
|2006||Bituing Walang Ningning Soundtrack
||Miss Na Miss Kita
Dito ba? (feat. Sarah Geronimo)
Awards and nominations
|2000||Metro Manila Film Festival||Best Supporting Actress||"Deathrow" (2000) !||Nominated|
|2000||49TH FAMAS Annual Awards||German Moreno Youth Achievement Awardee||German Moreno Youth Achievement Award||Won|
|1999||Metro Manila Film Festival||Best Supporting Actress||"Esperanza" (1999)||Nominated|
|1997||PMPC Star Awards for Movies||Best New Actress of the Year||"Nights of Serafina" (1996)||Won|
|Year||Organization||TV Award||TV show||Remarks|
|2014||Golden Screen TV Awards||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Program||"Mundo Mo'y Akin" (2013)||Nominated|
|2007||PMPC Star Awards for Television||Best Actress||"Bituing Walang Ningning" (2006)||Nominated|
|2007||Gawad America||Best Actress||"Bituing Walang Ningning" (2006)||Won|
|2006||ASAP Pop Awards||Best Character Actress||"Bituing Walang Ningning" (2006)||Nominated|
|2005||Shall We Dance: The Celebrity Dance Challenge||Grand Champion||Shall We Dance: The Celebrity Dance Challenge (2005)||Won|
|2003||PMPC Star Awards for Television||Best Actress||"Habang Kapiling Ka" (2002)||Nominated|
|1998||PMPC Star Awards for Television||Best Single Performance by an Actress||GMA Telesine "Propeta" (1997)||Nominated|
|1997||PMPC Star Awards for Television||Best Single Performance by an Actress||Maalaala Mo Kaya episode "Jeepney" (1996)||Nominated|
|2006||PARI||Gold Record Award||Bituing Walang Ningning:Soundtracks||Won|
|2001||Metropop 2001||Song Interpreter of the year||"A Day and a Night More"||Nominated|
|2001||Gintong Parangal ng Malabon||Gintong Parangal Awardee||herself||Won|
|1998||Parangal ng Bayan||People's Choice Awardee for Most Promising Female Performer||herself||Won|
|1997||Parangal ng Bayan||People's Choice Awardee for Most Promising Female Performer||herself||Won|
|1993||Likhawit||4th Placer, Amateur Division||herself||Won|
Magazine and others
|2010||YES! Magazine||100 Most Beautiful Stars of 2010||Ranked 81|
|2010||Starmometer||100 Most Beautiful Filipina of 2010||Ranked 75|
|2008||Starmometer||100 Most Beautiful Filipina of 2008||Ranked 57|
|2008||Maxim Philippines||100 Hottest Women on the Planet||Ranked 79|
|2007||Starmometer||100 Most Beautiful Filipina of 2007||Ranked 61|
|2006||Starmometer||100 Most Beautiful Filipina of 2006||Ranked 17|
|2003||FHM's Philippines||100 Sexiest Women in the World||Rank 99|
|2000||FHM's Philippines||100 Sexiest Women in the World||Rank 48|
|1999||Moviestar Magazine||15 Most Brightest Stars of 1999||Ranked 15|
- "Angelika dela Cruz and her family grieve over Edward's death | PEP.ph: The Number One Site for Philippine Showbiz". PEP.ph. Retrieved 2013-09-15.
- "Angelika: I’m married, three months pregnant | Showbiz | GMA News Online". Gmanews.tv. 2008-10-12. Retrieved 2013-09-15.
- "Angelika dela Cruz in her Palace | PEP.ph: The Number One Site for Philippine Showbiz". PEP.ph. Retrieved 2013-09-15.
- "Angelika dela Cruz enjoys popularity and high rating of Biritera | PEP.ph: The Number One Site for Philippine Showbiz". PEP.ph. Retrieved 2013-09-15.
- "Angelika dela Cruz, planong pasukin na ang pulitika sa 2013 | Showbiz | GMA News Online". Gmanetwork.com. 2012-02-02. Retrieved 2013-09-15.
- "Latest News in the Philippines". Manila Standard Today. Retrieved 2013-09-15.