Angel Locsin (born Angelica Colmenares on April 23, 1985), is a television and film actress, commercial model, film producer and fashion designer in the Philippines who was introduced in GMA Network's youth-oriented program, Click. 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 popular Mars Ravelo comics. When her contract expired last March 2007, Angel did not renew her contract to her mother studio, GMA Network, and signed an exclusive contract in ABS-CBN despite her booming career on the first. According to her, this is purely a career move. She is now the lead star in Lobo.
Locsin was first seen in films such as Ping Lacson Supercop, Mano Po 2 and Kuya. Then in 2004, she made her first lead role in Singles with Ara Mina and Aubrey Miles which was produced by Regal Films. Since then, she became a regular film actress. She also starred in Mano Po 4 and Sigaw. Luckily, In 2005 Locsin made her first valentine movie from GMA Films entitled Let the Love Begin with Richard Gutierrez which grossed P120 Million Pesos on the box-office. She also reprised her role as Alwina in Mulawin:The Movie. In early 2006, Locsin made another box-office hit I Will Always Love You which grossed more than P160 Million Pesos. In that same year, she starred in TXT and her Metro Manila Film Festival entry, Mano Po 5. She reunited with Richard Gutierrez in The Promise, where their roles are considered mature compared than their past movies. Locsin also produced her own film entitled Angels which was shown in theaters in April 12, 2007. Since Locsin signed an exclusive contract in Star Cinema, she is not permitted to do films other than Star Cinema. Recently, Piolo Pascual confirmed that she and Angel will be having a movie tentatively titled Wild Hearts under Star Cinema that is suppose to shoot in Australia on June and July, 2008 and will be showing nationwide on October 1, 2008.
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