Angel Locsin at the premiere of Love Me Again in LA.
Angelica Locsin Colmenares
(1985-04-23) April 23, 1985
|Occupation||Actress, model, film producer, fashion designer|
|Agent||GMA Artist Center (2002–2007)
ABS-CBN Entertainment (2007–present)
Angelica Locsin Colmenares (born April 23, 1985) is a Filipina television and film actress, commercial model, film producer and fashion designer. She came to prominence for her television roles as Alwina in the 2004 fantasy-themed television series Mulawin and as the superheroine Darna in the TV adaptation of the Mars Ravelo eponymous comic. Locsin was a contract artist of GMA Network up to early 2007 until she transferred to its rival network, ABS-CBN. She then starred as Lyka in the television series Lobo, which earned her an International Emmy Award nomination for best performance. She later on starred in blockbuster films In The Name Of Love and One More Try for which she garnered critical acclaim for both performances. The two films earned Locsin the Star Award for Movies for Movie Actress of the Year and the Box-Office Entertainment Award for Film Actress of the Year, winning both awards two consecutive years. In 2013, she won the FAMAS Award and the Film Academy of the Philippines Award for best actress for her performance in One More Try.
Early life and education
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Locsin was born on April 23, 1985 in Santa Maria, Bulacan. Since the age of 14, she has lived with her father, Angelo Colmenares, and has had no contact with her mother.[why?] She studied at St James College in Quezon City for her primary education and finished high school at the University of Santo Tomas High School in Manila. In August 2007, she attended a short-course for fashion design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. Despite being of Christian faith, she is a part of a Muslim Royal Family in Marawi City in the province of Lanao del Sur through her mother.[clarification needed]
Early work (2001–2004)
Locsin was discovered at a shopping center by a talent scout. She then auditioned for several commercials and was supposed to be a part of ABS-CBN‘s Star Circle Batch 9, but failed to sign a contract because her father opposed the idea. Later, she became a contract star of GMA Artist Center, first appearing on the second season of the teen-oriented series, Click and was also included in the cast of Ang Iibigin Ay Ikaw.
Breakthrough and GMA Network (2004–2007)
In August 2004, Locsin starred in the fantasy-themed TV series Mulawin, alongside Richard Gutierrez, wherein she portrayed, “Alwina”, one of the two main protagonists. The show was a huge success and received high ratings until its finale on March 2005.
Following the success of Mulawin, Locsin was cast in the title role as Darna in the 2005 fantasy-themed TV series of the same name. The show was also highly regarded by the public, gaining immensely high ratings and surpassing the records set by her previous TV show. Darna‘s pilot week average is 50.08% and its highest rating was 52.1% while the lowest was 33.3%.
Locsin starred in another fantasy-themed TV series, Majika, together with Dennis Trillo, which was aired from March to September 2006. She played the role of Sabina, a seemingly ordinary girl who lived in the world of mortals but is unknowingly the one destined to become the most powerful female magician. Afterwards, she was cast in Asian Treasures, opposite Robin Padilla. It was the first Philippine TV series that was shot in multiple countries such as Mongolia, Thailand and China. The show was aired from January to June 2007. Both shows were also well received.
In August 2007, Locsin signed a two-year exclusive contract with ABS-CBN. Her first acting appearance with the network was via Maalaala Mo Kaya in the episode “Pilat”. Her performance gained her the Star Award for TV for Best Single Performance by an Actress. By January 2008, she launched her first drama series with the network entitled Lobo, together with Piolo Pascual in the lead role. She earned an International Emmy Award for Best Performance by an Actress nomination for her performance in the series. She also received an Ani ng Dangal Award for her iEmmy nomination and another Ani ng Dangal Award for Lobo‘s international recognition in BANFF Canada. In 2009, Locsin starred in the top-rated TV series, Only You, a Philippine remake of the Korean drama of the same title aired by SBS Korea in 2005. She starred alongside Sam Milby and Diether Ocampo. The show was directed by Rory Quintos and was the 3rd Most Watched TV Series of 2009 based on TNS survey.
Later in 2010, she starred in the TV series Imortal, the sequel to her earlier work, Lobo, together with John Lloyd Cruz. It was directed by Chito Roño. The shows website had 15 million hits in just 3 months. It had a game entitled “Pangil” and webisodes downloaded in a weekly basis. It won an Anvil and Quill Award.
In 2014, Locsin returns to primetime TV after three years through the hit series, The Legal Wife, together with Jericho Rosales, Maja Salvador and JC de Vera. The series was directed by Dado C. Lumibao and Rory Quintos. Due to high ratings, the show helped in dropping the crime rate as reported by PNP.
Locsin also became a Pilipinas Got Talent judge. She happened to have two Maalaala Mo Kaya two-part episodes, one SAF tribute and one Mother’s Day Special. In 2017, she guested in La Luna Sangre as Lia.
Locsin’s first film appearance was in 2000 via Ping Lacson Supercop, wherein she played the role of a young Robina Gokongwei. She later on made a cameo appearance in Mano Po 2 in 2003 and starred in the teen-oriented movie Kuya in 2004 as well as in the comedy film Singles. Also, she starred in the drama film Mano Po III: My Love and in the horror film Sigaw which were both entries to the 2004 Metro Manila Film Festival.
In 2005, Locsin with Richard Gutierrez starred in the romantic film Let the Love Begin, released under GMA Films. She and Gutierrez also reprised their roles as Alwina and Aguiluz in the movie adaptation of the TV series Mulawin, which was an entry to the 2005 Metro Manila Film Festival.
Early in 2006, Locsin starred in the romantic movie I Will Always Love You. She also starred in the horror film TxT and in the romantic drama-comedy film Mano Po 5. The latter was an entry to the 2006 Metro Manila Film Festival.
Locsin reunited with Gutierrez in the romantic drama film The Promise in 2007 where their roles were considered more mature than the previous films they both starred in. She had also produced her own film entitled Angels, which was shown in theaters on April 2007.
Locsin gained critical acclaim in her 2011 drama film with Aga Muhlach, In the Name of Love. Her performance garnered her several accolades including the Star Award for Movies for Movie Actress of the Year, the Gawad PASADO Award for Pinakapasadong Aktres, and a nomination for best actress at the FAMAS Awards.
She reunited with John Lloyd Cruz in the romantic comedy film Unofficially Yours in 2012 and then starred, together with Dingdong Dantes and Angelica Panganiban in the drama film One More Try, Star Cinema’s entry to the 2012 Metro Manila Film Festival. Locsin’s performance in the latter was highly praised by film critics and media personalities and earned her the Star Award for Movies for Movie Actress of the Year for the second year in a row, the FAMAS Award for Best Actress and the Film Academy of the Philippines Award for Best Actress.
In 2016, she was awarded by both mainstream and indie film enthusiasts as she received #LifePeg or Lifetime Achievement Award from Star Cinema and Aktres ng Dekada Award from Inding- Indie Awards. She also starred opposite Vilma Santos in Everything About Her and won Best Supporting Actress in the 1st Eddy Editor’s Choice Awards. She also had an LGBT- themed movie The Third Party in which she play the title role. She is set to star in a Star Cinema movie entitled “Wife, Husband, Wife” and this will be her reunion movie with Richard Gutierrez and Angelica Panganiban.
On April 23, 2007, Locsin celebrated her birthday with GABRIELA Foundation, an NGO that supports women and children. On April 20, 2008, Locsin organized a gift-giving to the less fortunate children in Payatas, Quezon City and gave poor children food, clothing and other basic needs. It was her birthday gift supported by her sponsors.
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|Ang Iibigin Ay Ikaw||Mariella|
|2003||Ang Iibigin Ay Ikaw Pa Rin||Mariella|
|Love To Love||Chara/Charina||Episode: “Kissing Beauty”|
|2004||All Together Now||Tetet|
|Magpakailanman||Jhunnalyn dela Peña||Episode: “Sa Kabila ng Kanyang Pamamaalam”|
|2005||Initial D Fourth Stage||Kyoko Iwase||Voice only|
|2006||Majika||Sabina||Nominated—Star Award for TV for Best Drama Actress|
|Tokyuu Shirei Solbrain||Reiko Higuchi||Voice only|
|2007||Asian Treasures||Gabriella Agoncillo||Nominated—Star Award for TV for Best Drama Actress|
|2007||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Melody||Episode: “Pilat”
Star Award for TV for Best Single Performance by an Actress
|2008||Lobo||Lyka Raymundo-Ortega||Ani ng Dangal Multimedia Award
Asian Star Entertainment Global Excellence Award for Most Outstanding Actress
Special Citation Medal for Best Actress Nomination in International Emmy Awards
Nominated—International Emmy Award for Best Performance by an Actress
Nominated—Star Award for TV for Best Drama Actress
|2009||Only You||Jillian Mendoza||Nominated—Star Award for TV for Best Drama Actress|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya||Nemie||Episode: “Blusa”
Philippine Psychiatric Association SiSA Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Performance
|2010||Imortal||Lia Ortega-Rodriguez/Lyka Raymundo-Ortega||Nominated—Golden Screen Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Drama Series
Nominated—Star Award for TV for Best Drama Actress
|Maalaala Mo Kaya||Jenna||Episode: “Litrato”
Nominated—Star Award for TV for Best Single Performance by an Actress
|2011||100 Days to Heaven||Tagabantay (a nurse)|
|2011–2013||Toda Max||Isabel Padausdos||Nominated—Golden Screen Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Gag or Comedy Program
Nominated—Star Award for TV for Best Comedy Actress (2012)
Nominated—Star Award for TV for Best Comedy Actress(2013)
|2012||Wansapanataym||Abby||Episode: “Ang Kulay ng Pasko”|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya||Mildred||Episode: “Mask”|
|2014||The Legal Wife||Monica Santiago-de Villa||4th EdukCircle Best Drama Actress
4th OFW Gawad Parangal Best Actress
13th Gawad Tanglaw Best Actress for Television
2nd Paragala Best Actress
Northwest Samar State University Visionary Awards Best Actress
Nominated—Star Award for TV for Best Drama Actress
KBP Golden Dove Awards Best Actress- Nominated
|Promil Pre-school i-Shine Talent Camp||Mentor/ Teacher|
|2015||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Suzette Tucay||Episode: “Plano”|
|2- Part Tribute Episode to The Fallen 44
Star Award for TV for Best Single Performance by an Actress- Nominated
| Episode: “Watawat”
|2016||Pilipinas Got Talent (season 5)||Judge|
|2017||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Roma Tarub||“Picture” (Main antagonist)|
|Mulawin vs. Ravena||Alwina||Brief appearance/archive footage from the movie.|
|La Luna Sangre||Amalia “Lia” Rodriguez
Lead Cast / Protagonist / Antagonist
|2018||Pilipinas Got Talent||Judge|
|2019||The General’s Daughter||Rhian Bonifacio|
|2000||Ping Lacson: Supercop||Young Robina Gokongwei||Credited as Angelica Culmonares|
|2003||Mano Po 2||Melissa||Metro Manila Film Festival Entry|
|Mano Po III: My Love||Eliza||Metro Manila Film Festival Entry|
|2005||Let the Love Begin||Patricia||P124 Million (Estimated Domestic Gross)|
|Mulawin: The Movie||Alwina||Metro Manila Film Festival Entry|
|2006||I Will Always Love You||Cecille||P100 million (Estimated Domestic Gross)|
|Mano Po 5: Gua Ai Di||Charity|
|2007||The Promise||Andrea de Vera|
Segment: “Angel of Mine”
|2009||Love Me Again||Arah|
|2010||My Amnesia Girl||MMA Fighter||Cameo|
|2011||In The Name Of Love||Mercedes “Cedes” Fernandez||P117 Million ( Estimated Domestic Gross)|
|2012||Unofficially Yours||Princess Bricenio||P157 Million (Estimated Domestic Gross)|
|One More Try||Grace||P213 Million (Estimated Domestic Gross)Metro Manila Film Festival Entry|
|2013||Four Sisters and a Wedding||Alexandra Camille “Alex” Salazar||P145 Million (Estimated Domestic Gross)|
|2014||The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin||Young Lilibeth Santos||Cameo|
|2016||Everything About Her||Jaica Domingo||P208 Million (Estimated Total Gross)|
|The Third Party||Andi Medina||P110 Million (Estimated Total Gross)|
|2006||Herself||100 Most Beautiful Women in the Philippines 2006Rank #1||Won|
|2007||Herself||100 Most Beautiful Women in the Philippines 2007Rank #1||Won|
|2009||Maalaala Mo KayaEpisode: “Pilat”||PMPC Star Awards for TVBest Actress in a Single Performance||Won|
|Herself||100 Most Beautiful Women in the Philippines 2009Rank #1||Won|
|2009||Lobo||Asian Star Global Excellence AwardsOutstanding Actress||Won|
|International Emmy AwardsBest Single Performance by an Actress||Nominated|
|Ani ng Dangal Multimedia Award for International Recognition||Won|
|2010||Maalaala Mo KayaEpisode: “Blusa”||PPA Sisa AwardOutstanding Actress in a Drama Role||Won|
|Herself||100 Most Beautiful Women in the Philippines 2010Rank #1||Won|
|2012||In the Name of Love||PMPC Star AwardsMovie Actress of the Year||Won|
|GMMSFMovie Actress of the Year||Won|
|Gawad PASADOPinakapasadong Aktres||Won|
|2013||Herself||100 Most Beautiful Women in the Philippines 2013Rank #1||Won|
|Unofficially Yours||Yahoo! OMG!Actress of the Year||Won|
|One More Try||FAP LunaBest Actress||Won|
|FAMAS Best Actress||Won|
|PMPC Star AwardsMovie Actress of the Year||Won|
|GMMSFMovie Actress of the Year||Won|
|Yahoo! OMG!Actress of the Year||Won|
|2014||Four Sisters and a Wedding||Gawad PASADOPinakapasadong Katuwang na Aktres||Won|
|Herself||100 Most Beautiful Women in the Philippines 2014Rank #1||Won|
|2015||Herself||100 Most Beautiful Women in the Philippines 2015Rank #1||Won|
|The Legal Wife||4th Edukcircle AwardsBest TV Actress||Won|
|4th OFW’s Gawad ParangalBest TV Actress||Won|
|NSSUV AwardsBest TV Actress||Won|
|2nd Central Luzon’s Paragala AwardsBest TV Actress||Won|
|13th Gawad TanglawBest TV Actress||Won|
|2016||Various Movie Roles||3rd Inding- Indie Film FestivalAktres ng Dekada||Won|
|Star Cinema #LifePeg Lifetime Achievement Award||Won|
|2017||Everything About Her||1st Eddy (Entertainment Editors’ Choice)Best Supporting Actress||Won|
|57th Asia Pacific Film Festival Best Supporting Actress||Won|
|“Maalaala Mo Kaya“: Picture and Kotse- kotsehan (2- Part Special)||1st Gawad LasallianetaMost Outstanding TV Actress||Won|
|7th Edukcircle AwardsBest Single Performance by an Actress||Won|
|2018||2nd GEMS Best Actress in a Single Performance||Won|
|26th KBP Golden Dove Awards Best Actress in Drama||Won|
|16th Gawad Tanglaw Best Actress in a Single Performance||Won|
|Everything About Her||Film Development Council of the Philippines Special Citation||Won|
|Ani ng Dangal Award||Won|
|La Luna Sangre||4th EVSU-OCC Mass Media Awards Most Influential Actress||Won|
|1st Batarisan Awards Best Drama Actress||Won|