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| Angel Locsin
|Born||April 23, 1985 (age 28)|
|Birth Place||Bulacan, Philippines|
|Birth Name||Angelica Locsin Colmenares|
|Occupation||Actress, Model, Producer|
Locsin rose to prominence after being cast as one of the lead stars in the fantasy-themed television series Mulawin in 2004. Soon after, she starred as the superheroine Darna in the TV adaptation of the Mars Ravelo comics. When her contract expired on March 2007, Angel did not renew her contract with GMA Network and signed an exclusive contract with ABS-CBN despite her booming career on the first. Her first project under ABS-CBN was the television series Lobo. Locsin recently starred her first box office movie under Star Cinema, Love Me Again, directed by Rory Quintos.
 Early life
Locsin had her elementary education in St. James College, Quezon City and finished high school at the University of Santo Tomas High School, Manila. In August 2007 she attended a short-course for fashion design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London, United Kingdom.
 Early work
Locsin was discovered by a talent scout while she was shopping at SM City North EDSA in Quezon City. She then auditioned for several commercials. She is supposed to be a part of ABS-CBN's Star Circle Batch 9, but failed to sign a contract because her father, Angelo Colmenares, did not agree. After a yearTemplate:When, she became a contract star of GMA Artist Center, first appearing on the 1999 teen-oriented series Click. Locsin was also included in the cast of Ang Iibigin Ay Ikaw Pa Rin which also starred Christopher De Leon, Richard Gomez and Alice Dixson on the lead roles. In 2004, she also starred in All Together Now
 GMA Network
After Mulawin, Locsin played the title role of super heroine Darna in the fantasy television series Ravelo's Darna with Dennis Trillo as her leading man. According to AGB and AC Nielsen, Darna was the first primetime series to reach a 47.1% rating in 2005. It also generated 52.1% rating, the highest rating achieved by any GMA-7 show by that year, on its fourth episode, when Angel transformed from Narda to Darna. Since then, she received several TV commercials and endorsements, film projects, lead role projects thus getting huge popularity in the Philippines.
In March 20, 2006, Locsin starred in another fantasy television series, Majika. She played the role of Sabina, the elder daughter of Ayesa and Garam which were played by Carmina Villaroel and Zoren Legaspi. She was paired with Dennis Trillo playing the role of Argo. It ended on September 29, 2006.
In 2007, Locsin starred in Asian Treasures with action star Robin Padilla. Angel's role was inspired by Angelina Jolie's movie portrayals of Lara Croft. It was the first Philippine TV series that was shot in multiple countries such as Mongolia, Thailand and China. It aired on January 15, 2007 and ended June 29, 2007, which turned out to be her last project for GMA.
On August 11, 2007, Locsin signed a two-year exclusive contract with ABS-CBN., where her first assignment was an episode in the drama series Maalala Mo Kaya. In this exact episode is also where Angel won her first award as a Best Single Performance by an Actress in the recent 22nd PMPC Star Awards for Television. 
In January 28, 2008, Locsin launched her first drama series (teleserye) in ABS-CBN entitled Lobo where she was paired to Piolo Pascual. It premiered with a rating of 27.7%. Eventually, in the end of the series, it got the highest rating of 33.4% in the nationwide ratings game conducted by NUTAM Ratings. The series ended on July 11, 2008.
This 2009, Angel launched her new TV series, Only You, a Philippine remake of the Korean drama of the same title aired by SBS (South Korea) in 2005. Angel stars with Sam Milby and Diether Ocampo, directed by Rory Quintos which aired last April 27, 2009 at ABS-CBN Primetime. 
Locsin first starred in films such as Ping Lacson Supercop, Mano Po 2, Kuya and Singles. In 2004, Locsin starred in the films Mano Po 3 and Sigaw which both included in 31st Metro Manila Film Festival.
In 2005, GMA Films released the film, Let the Love Begin starring Locsin with Richard Gutierrez, Jennylyn Mercado and Mark Herras, directed by Mac Alejandre. It grossed PHP 122 million on the Box office. Locsin also reprised her role as Alwina in Mulawin: The Movie with Richard Gutierrez.
In early 2006, Locsin starred her second valentine movie film with GMA Films, I Will Always Love You with Richard Gutierrez and directed by Mac Alejandre. She starred the Filipino horror film, TxT and in 2006's Metro Manila Film Festival offering, Mano Po 5.
In early 2007, Locsin also reunited with Richard Gutierrez in The Promise where their roles were considered more mature than their last film. This was her last film with GMA Films before she signed a contract with Star Cinema.
Locsin had also produced her own film entitled Angels, which was shown in theaters on April 12, 2007.
In 2009, Locsin starred in her first movie under Star Cinema, Love Me Again The film was shot in Impasug-ong and Malaybalay City, Bukidnon. Other scenes were also shot in Darwin, Australia. The film premiered on January 15, 2009.
 Personal life
In April 23, 2007, Locsin celebrated her birthday with Gabriela foundation, a political-sector partylist that support women and less-fortunate children. In April 20, 2008, Locsin set a gift-giving to the less fortunate children in Payatas, Quezon City and helped certain poor children gave food, clothing and their basic needs. It was her birthday gift which was supported by her sponsors.
|1999||Click||Charley||GMA Network||starred with Richard Gutierrez, Chynna Ortaleza and Alessandra De Rossi|
|2003||Ang Iibigin Ay Ikaw Pa Rin||Mariella|
|2004||All Together Now||Tetet|
|Love To Love (Season 3): Kissing Beauty||Chara / Charina|
|Mulawin||Alwina||first lead role TV project with Richard Gutierrez|
|2005||Darna||Darna / Narda||first GMA TV series to peak 52.1% ratings|
|2006||Majika||Sabina||second TV project with Dennis Trillo after Darna|
|2007||Asian Treasures||Gabriella Agoncillo||with Robin Padilla/Philippine's most expensive TV series|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya : Pilat||Melody||ABS-CBN||with Sam Milby/Locsin first episode in MMK|
|2008||Lobo||Lyka Raymundo||first project with Piolo Pascual/Nominated in the 24th PMPC Star Awards for Television for Best Primetime TV series|
|2009||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Blusa||Nemie||This is her 2nd appearance on the anthology program.|
|2009||ASAP 09'||Host / Performer||Angel was already lauched as the newest member of ASAP|
|2009||Only You||Jillian Mendoza||Her first TV series in ABS-CBN with Sam Milby and Diether Ocampo.|
|2009||Himala ||Elsa||Ricky Lee has stated it himself. (Director of Himala. He produced 2 ABS-CBN Angel Locsin projects such as Lobo and Only You.|
|2010||Maria Mercedes (Philippine TV Series)||Maria Mercedes||ABS-CBN||It is confirmed that Locsin will play as Maria Mercedes|
|2000||Ping Lacson: Supercop||Young Robina Gokongwei||Millennium Cinema||Locsin's first movie appearance|
|2003||Mano Po 2||Eliza||Regal Films|
|Singles||Sam||movie with Ara Mina and Aubrey Miles|
|Sigaw||Pinky||30th MMFF entry with Richard Gutierrez|
|Mano Po III: My Love||Eliza||first movie with Vilma Santos/30th MMFF entry|
|2005||Let the Love Begin||Pia / Patricia||GMA Films||first GMA Films movie to grossed P120 Million Pesos|
|Mulawin: The Movie||Alwina||with Regal Films/31st MMFF entry|
|2006||I Will Always Love You||Cecille||with Regal Films/grossed more than Php 116 Million Pesos|
|TxT||Joyce||APT Entertainment||film with Oyo Boy Sotto and Dennis Trillo|
|Mano Po 5: Gua Ai Di||Charity||Regal Films||32nd MMFF entry with Richard Gutierrez|
|2007||The Promise||Andrea||GMA Films||with Regal Films/Locsin's last movie under GMA and Regal Films|
|Angels||Angie||Golden Eye Productions||trilogy movie produced by Locsin|
|2009||Love Me Again||Arah||Star Cinema||first movie under Star Cinema with Piolo Pascual.|
|TBA||-||With Aga Muhlach, coming soon on Philippine theaters.|
|2010||Etiquette of a Mistress||-||It is directed by Chito S. Roño under Star Cinema.|
 Acting Awards
|2004||Metro Manila Film Festival||Best Actress||Sigaw||Nominated|
|2005||Mulawin The Movie|
|2006||Metro Manila Film Festival||Mano Po 5: Gua Ai Di|
|2008||22nd PMPC Star Awards for Television||Best Actress||Lobo|
|Best Single Performance by an Actress||Maalaala Mo Kaya : Pilat||Won|
|2009||37th International Emmy Awards||Best Performance by an Actress||Lobo||(Currently Nominated/Results TBC)|
 Other Awards
|2003||FHM Philippines||Sexiest Women in Philippines||(Rank #10)|
|2005||FHM Philippines||Sexiest Women in Philippines||Won|
|Box Office Entertainment Awards||Princess of Philippine Movies and Television||Won|
|FAMAS Awards||Miss FAMAS Popularity||Won|
|FAMAS Awards||German Moreno Youth Award||Won|
|2006||FHM Philippines||Sexiest Women in Philippines||(Rank #2)|
|2007||Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards||Pinoy Wannabe (Texter's Choice)||Won|
|FHM Philippines||Sexiest Women in Philippines||(Rank #3)|
|Anak TV Seal Awards||Most Admired TV Personalities||(Rank #5)|
|2008||Box Office Entertainment Awards||Princess of Philippine Movies and Television||Won|
|Maxim Philippines||Hottest and Sexiest Women||Won|
|FHM Philippines||FHM Philippines Sexiest Women||(Rank #3)|
|Uno Magazine Awards||Real Hottest Uno Girls||(Rank #2)|
|10th Global Excellence Awards||Outstanding Actress and Commercial model||Won|
|Supreme to the Extreme Awards||Road Distraction Award for Folded & Hung Billboard||Won|
|ASAP Pop Viewers Choice Award||Pop Covergirl for Maxim||Won|
|ASAP Pop Viewers Choice Award||Pop Female Fashionista||Won|
|Anak TV Seal Awards||Most Admired Female Personalities||(Ranked #4)|
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Godinez, Bong. "Angel Locsin's controversial network shift", PEP.Ph, July 11, 2008.
- ↑ Lucio, Remedios. "Angel Locsin's movie to be shoot in Bukinon and Australia", Philippine Entertainment Portal, June 27, 2008. (Tagalog)
- ↑ Land Down Under Official Website
- ↑ Salut, Eric John (2008-11-05). Angel Locsin set to fly to Australia for shooting (Tagalog). Journal Online. Retrieved on 2008-11-05.
- ↑ Angel Locsin confirms new TV series with Sam Milby ABS-CBNNews.com Retrieved on 01/06/2009
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Alvarez, Trish. "Angel Locsin stars in Pinoy version of Koreanovela Only You", Philippine Entertainment Portal, February 20, 2009.
- ↑ Lim, Candice. "Angel Locsin to study fashion design in London", Philippine Entertainment Portal, June 18, 2008. (Tagalog)
- ↑ "Angel spreads her wings in Mulawin", PEP.Ph.
- ↑ "Angel soars high in Darna", PEP.Ph. (English)
- ↑ "Angel's magic formula", PEP.Ph.
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 "Angel's last project in GMA-7", PEP.Ph. (English)
- ↑ Dimaculangan, Jocelyn. "Angel Locsin: "Natagpuan ko na ang bagong bahay ko." (I've found my new home)", Philippine Entertainment Portal, August 12, 2008. (Tagalog)
- ↑ 13.0 13.1 "Angel Locsin and Sam Milby fall in love in October 19 episode of "Maalaala Mo Kaya"", Philippine Entertainment Portal, October 18, 2007.
- ↑ "TV Ratings (Jan. 25-28): Good start for three new ABS CBN primetime shows", PEP.Ph, January 29, 2008. (English)
- ↑ Godinez, Bong. "Lobo devours July primetime NUTAM rating contest", Philippine Entertainment Portal, August 14, 2008. (English)
- ↑ Dimaculangan, Jocelyn. "Piolo Pascual and Angel Locsin do final taping for "Lobo"", Philippine Entertainment Portal, July 5, 2008. (Tagalog)
- ↑ Asian DB - Your Connection to Asia
- ↑ Erece, Dinno. "Richard Gutierrez and Angel Locsin play their first mature roles in "The Promise"", Philippine Entertainment Portal, January 13, 3007. (Tagalog)
- ↑ "Angel Locsin produces own film", GMANews.tv, April 2, 2007. (Tagalog)
- ↑ Bonifacio, Julie. "Piolo Pascual and Angel Locsin set to start shooting their film for Star Cinema", Philippine Entertainment Portal, August 23, 3008. (Tagalog)
- ↑ Lo, Ricardo. "Piolo, Angel insured for ‘risky’ Star Cinema starrer", Philippine Star, August 27, 2008. (English)
- ↑ Bonifacio, Julie. "Birthday girl Angel Locsin gets surprise party from "Lobo" cast and crew", PEP.Ph, April 24, 2008. (Tagalog)
- ↑ IMDb profile of Click
- ↑ "Angel Locsin ready for any controvercy thrown at her", Philippine Entertainment Portal, January 23, 2008. (Tagalog)
- ↑ http://www.pep.ph/news/22005/Ricky-Lee-says-Angel-Locsin-will-be-a-good-choice-to-reprise-Nora-Aunors-role-as-Elsa-in-%3Cem%3EHimala%3C-em%3E
- ↑ I Will Always Love You Website
- ↑ "Mano Po 5: Gua Ai Di", Regal Multimedia.
- ↑ "Fans crown at premier of The Promise", GMANews.tv, February 14, 2008. (Tagalog)
- ↑ Erece, Dinno. "Angel Locsin's talent manager now a movie producer", Philippine Entertainment Portal, March 25, 2007. (Tagalog)
- ↑ Siazon, Rachelle. "Angel Locsin on contract issue with Mother Lily: ‘Wala namang problema talaga’", ABS-CBN.com, September 4, 2008. (Tagalog)
- ↑ Star Cinema reveals its line up for 2009 ABS-CBN.com
- ↑ http://www.sunstar.com.ph/manila/angel-still-hopes-work-sharon
 External links
- Angel Locsin's Official Website
- Angel Locsin Blog
- Angel Locsin at Askmen
- Angel Locsin at the Internet Movie Database
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