Date of Birth: April 23, 1985
Birth Location: Bulacan, Philippines
Why Is She Famous?
Angel Locsin has forged an impressive career since making her professional debut less than a decade ago. A sex symbol, a popular actress and a well-known television personality, Angel Locsin has virtually conquered the Philippines’ entertainment scene.
Although somewhat innocent, Angel Locsin also has this mischievous, playful look in her eyes when she smiles at you. And we can't help but wonder... what is this naughty but nice girl-next-door thinking?
Locsin is a native of Bulacan where she spent her elementary education. Angel finished her High School in University of Santo Tomas, Manila. In August 2007, she attended a short-course for fashion design in London, United Kingdom.
Locsin's career was discovered by a talent scout while she cuts classes with a friend. She was shopping at SM City North EDSA in Quezon City. She then auditioned for several commercials. She was supposed to be a part of the Batch 9 under ABS-CBN's Star Circle Batch (now Star Magic), but she failed to sign a contract because her father, Angelo Colmenares, didn't agree. After a year, she became a contract star of GMA Artist Center.
Locsin first appeared on Click, a 1999 teen-oriented program under GMA Network. Locsin also included in the cast of Ang Iibigin Ay Ikaw Pa Rin which was starred by Christopher De Leon, Richard Gomez and Alice Dixson on the lead roles. In 2004, she also starred in All Together Now.
Locsin star to fame when she appeared in the fantasy series Mulawin which was about two races of winged humanoids, the Mulawin must fight the Ravena to protect the mortals from its wrath. It also tells the story of Aguiluz and Alwina, whose love for each other hinders to fulfill their mission. It premiered on August 2, 2004 and ended on March 18, 2004. Mulawin solidified the number 1 place for GMA Network with a peak of nearly 50%. It had featured a film entitled Mulawin: The Movie which was included in the 2005's Metro Manila Film Festival entries.
Locsin got her stardom when she portrayed Darna in GMA Network's telefantasya, Mar's Ravelos Darna which aired in 2005. She was paired to Dennis Trillo. Since then, she received several TV commercials and endorsements, film projects, lead role projects thus getting huge popularity in the Philippines. Locsin has been considered as the Queen of GMA Network after reigning this successful fantaserye.
In March 20, 2006, Locsin starred in GMA Network's Majika with Dennis Trillo as her leading man. She played the role Sabina, the elder daughter of Ayesa and Garam which were played by Carmina Villaroel and Zoren Legaspi. It was officially ended on September 29, 2006.
In 2007, Locsin gave her extra-ordinary action performance when she starred in Asian Treasures with Philippine's Action Star, Robin Padilla. It was the first Philippine series that was shot in multiple countries such as Mongolia, Thailand and China. Its pilot episode aired on January 15, 2007. The series gained much popularity even before the pilot episode, This was because of the popularity of its two leads especially Locsin. It was the most expensive TV series ever produced in the Philippine television costing more than 140 million pesos, roughly 3.1 million dollars.The ending was shot in Luneta Park, Manila.
Move to ABS-CBN
On August 11, 2007 Locsin finally signed a 2-year exclusive contract in ABS-CBN after she left the GMA Network. Angel was warmly welcomed by ABS-CBN executives including Eugenio Lopez III, Malou Santos and Ms.Charo Santos. Angel said that she is really excited to work with Anne Curtis and Judy Ann Santos.
In January 28, 2008, Locsin launched her first teleserye in ABS-CBN entitled Lobo where she was paired to Piolo Pascual. The teleserye was also the most expensive teleserye made by ABS-CBN and it ended last July 11, 2008.
Locsin will star the Remake of Mexican telenovela's Maria Mercedes which had been popular in the Philippines and in some countries all over the world. She will be playing the lead role as Maria Mercedes and this will be her biggest break on Television. It will be directed by Cathy Garcia Molina and Locsin will be paired to the Box Office King, John Lloyd Cruz. It is expected to be shoot on third quarter of 2008 and to be air on January, 2009 under ABS-CBN and Star Cinema Productions.