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Angelica Panganiban Biography

Born on November 4, 1986, as Angelica Jane David Charlson, Angelica Panganiban-Homan is a Filipino-American actress, model, TV personality, and comedian.

One of the most experienced and adaptable actresses in the Philippines, Panganiban is regarded as the new “Queen of Drama” by several media outlets. She has received three FAMAS Awards, two Cinema One Originals Digital Film Awards, two Cinema One Originals Awards, and nine consecutive years of being named “Best Comedy Actress” at the PMPC Star Awards and Golden Screen TV Awards. In addition, she is among the youngest recipients of the Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation’s Bert Marcelo Lifetime Achievement Award for her services to the Philippine industry, having received it at the age of 28.

When Panganiban made her TV debut in the series Love Note, she was six years old. Her first regular program was Ang TV, an ABS-CBN youth-oriented variety show from the 1990s. In the Antipolo Massacre directed by Carlo J. Caparas, she landed her first film role. Along with acting in movies like Separada, Sarah… Ang Munting Prinsesa, Ama, Ina, and Anak, also received nominations for the PMPC Star honors and Best Child Actress honors. She portrayed teeny-bopper characters in Berks and G-mik.


With the 2004 film Santa Santita, she leaped to adult actress status, earning nominations for Best Actress at the Film Academy of the Philippines (FAP) Luna Awards, FAMAS Awards, and ENPRESS Golden Screen Awards. She is renowned for her dramatic roles in the television series Rubi and Iisa Pa Lamang, as well as the film A Love Story. For these roles, she was nominated for the PMPC Star Awards, ENPRESS Golden Screen Awards, and the Film Academy of the Philippines’ FAP Luna Awards, and she won Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress.

She also acted in horror movies, including Segunda Mano, Bulong, and White Lady, for which she won the FAMAS Award for Best Supporting Actress. She won the 42nd Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation’s Comedy Actress of the Year award and the 8th ENPRESS Golden Screen Awards for Movies’ Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Musical or Comedy) in 2011 for her performance in Here Comes the Bride.[9] In addition, she received multiple nominations for the PMPC Star and ENPRESS Golden Screen accolades for Best Comedy Actress and won several accolades for the parody show Banana Split.

After acting in the movie That Thing Called Tadhana, which brought her both commercial and critical acclaim and won her awards for Best Actress at the 13th Gawad Tanglaw Awards and the 2014 Cinema One Originals Film Festival, Panganiban reached a second career high. For the same film, she was nominated for an Achievement in Acting award at the 2015 Guam International Film Festival. She was also chosen to play Madam Claudia Buenavista, a legendary role, in the Pangako Sa ‘Yo remake.


Angelica Panganiban: History ‧ Bio ‧ Photo
Full Name: Angelica Jane David Charlson Homan
Stage Name: Angelica Panganiban
Born: 4 November 1986 (age 37 years old)
Place of Birth: Payatas, Quezon City, Philippines
Nationality: Filipino, American
Education: Ateneo de Manila University
Height: 1.68 m
Parents: Mark Charlson, Annabelle Panganiban
Siblings: N/A
Spouse: Gregg Homan (m. 2023)
Boyfriend • Partner: Carlo Aquino (2000-2007), John Lloyd Cruz (2012-2016), JB Magsaysay (2005), Cholo Barretto (2019), Derek Ramsay (2006-2012)
Children: Amila Sabine Homan
Occupation: Actress • Model
Net Worth: US$5 million-US$10 million

Angelica Panganiban’s Net Worth

Angelica Panganiban's Net Worth
Angelica Panganiban’s Net Worth

The extremely talented and adaptable Angelica Panganiban has accumulated a respectable net worth of $5 to $10 million. Her remarkable success in acting, modeling, presenting, comedy and other industries has brought her a substantial fortune.

Angelica has succeeded in these fields because of her talent and commitment, securing her place as a well-known personality in the entertainment industry. Her outstanding accomplishments demonstrate her enormous talent and capacity to enthrall audiences in a variety of settings.

Angelica Panganiban’s Early Life

Angelica Panganiban's Early life
Angelica Panganiban’s Early Life

On November 4, 1986, in Payatas, Quezon City, Angelica Jane David Charlson was born. While her real father, Mark David Charlson, is an American from Iowa and a former US Navy veteran, her mother was a Filipina who passed away in 2008 and was buried in Singapore. The Panganiban surname was given to her by her adoptive family.

Panganiban completed his primary education at Teacher’s Village, Quezon City’s St. Vincent School in 1999, and his high school education at the same school’s Main campus on West Avenue in 2003. In 2002, she won the title of Junior-Senior Prom Princess, and in 2003, she won Miss Junior and Senior Prom. In addition, she was a feature editor for their school newspaper and a cheerleader. She majored in mass communication while attending Thames International Business School for her collegiate education.

Angelica Panganiban Career

Early work (1992–2003)

Angelica Panganiban Career
Angelica Panganiban Career

Due to her exceptional film performances, Panganiban was recognized as a child star and won accolades and nominations for Best Child Actress. Her noteworthy roles include Jenny in the 1993 drama film Separada starring Maricel Soriano, for which she won two FAMAS and PMPC Star Awards for Best Child Actress; and Becky in the 1995 family drama film Sarah… Ang Munting Prinsesa, starring her friend Camille Prats in the lead role, for which she was nominated for Best Child Actress. In the daily drama series Familia Zaragoza, she also made an appearance.

In 1999, Panganiban made her television debut as a teenage star, costarring alongside Carlo Aquino in the youth-oriented series G-mik. Panganiban portrayed Paula Villamines in the drama series Sa Puso Ko Iingatan Ka in 2001; Judy Ann Santos starred in the lead role. Along with her love teammate Carlo Aquino, she played the role of Nicole in another youth-oriented program called Berks in 2002.

She remained in Carlo Aquino’s team. She made an appearance in the popular comedy film Ang Tanging Ina (2003), which starred Ai-Ai de las Alas as Aquino’s girlfriend. She portrayed the young Vilma Santos and Aquino the young Christopher de Leon in the 2004 film Mano Po III: My Love, the third Mano Po chapter from Regal Entertainment.

Breakthrough (2004–2012)

She got the lead and title role in the film Santa Santita[16] with Jericho Rosales in November 2004, at the age of eighteen, following several supporting roles. The film’s director, Laurice Guillen, and producer, Tony Gloria of Unitel Pictures, asked ABS-CBN Talent Center’s Johnny Manahan to try out for the part. Guillen stated, “We gave thirty of them auditions.” “A few of them have previously appeared in supporting parts in movies. However, among them, we were unable to locate what we were seeking.

Then Angelica Panganiban showed up for the audition one day. We were able to locate the desired actress in her.” Her work in that movie brought her three Golden Screen Award nominations for Best Actress, including those from the FAP Luna, EXPRESS, and FAMAS. She eventually starred alongside Piolo Pascual in the soap serial Mangarap Ka that same year. She co-starred alongside Maricel Soriano in the drama series Vietnam Rose in 2005.

She made frequent guest appearances in Love Spell, Komiks, and Your Song in 2006 in addition to serving as the lead actress in the horror-thriller White Lady. She portrayed Aura in the fantasy television series Rounin in 2007. Panganiban won her first FAP Luna Award for Best Supporting Actress that same year when she starred in the movie A Love Story alongside Aga Muhlach and Maricel Soriano.

In December 2007, she played Lena in Maging Sino Ka Man: Ang Pagbabalik alongside Derek Ramsay, Toni Gonzaga, and the original cast members John Lloyd Cruz, Bea Alonzo, Sam Milby, and Anne Curtis. She also made a special appearance in Judy Ann Santos’ romantic soap opera, Ysabella. In 2008, she made her breakthrough as an adult dramatic actor when she starred with Claudine Barretto in the primetime drama series Iisa Pa Lamang. She was nominated for Best Drama Actress in the 23rd PMPC Star Awards for Television, and that series earned her the Villain of the Year title in the first Supreme to the Extreme Awards (Philippine Star).

On ABS-CBN, Panganiban launched the comic sketch show Banana Split in October 2008. Cristine Reyes, Roxanne Guinoo, Dianne Medina, and Valerie Concepcion were also present on the show. From the time the show’s second season began in 2009 until its final episode aired in 2020, she was the only actress from the original cast to still be working.

A pilot episode of Panganiban’s television series Rubi, which was based on the 2004 Mexican opera Rubí, premiered in February 2010. She also had an appearance in an episode of Your Song alongside Derek Ramsay in mid-2009. Diether Ocampo, Shaina Magdayao, and Jake Cuenca joined her. Through the series, Charlson won the 7th USTV Students’ Choice Awards for Best Actress in a Daily Soap Opera.

She co-starred with her ex-boyfriend Derek Ramsay in the drama/romance film I Love You, Goodbye later that year. After winning prizes for Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Story, and Best Director, she was ranked as the Second Best Picture at the 2009 Metro Manila Film Festival, making her a box office darling. A nomination for Best Festival Actress was made for Charlson. She was also nominated for Best Comedy Actress in the PMPC Star Awards for Television that same year through Banana Split.

The next year, Panganiban played alongside Eugene Domingo, Tuesday Vargas, Jaime Fabregas, Tom Rodriguez, and John Lapus in the comedy film Here Comes The Bride (2010). Both reviewers and audiences gave the film favorable reviews, and it did well at the box office. At the 8th ENPRESS Golden Screen Awards for Movies, Charlson took home the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Musical or Comedy) trophy. Thanks to this movie, Charlson won the 42nd Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation’s Comedy Actress of the Year award. She also took home the 24th PMPC Star Awards for Television’s Best Comedy Actress title thanks to Banana Split.

Alongside Vhong Navarro, Panganiban starred in the lead role of the horror-comedy Bulong in February 2011. Chito Rono was the director, and it was Star Cinema’s first release of that year. She has regularly showcased her hilarious antics on TV with Banana Split, earning a nomination for Best Comedy Actress at the 25th PMPC Star Awards for Television and an ENPRESS Golden TV Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Gag or Comedy Program.

At the 60th FAMAS Awards, Panganiban demonstrated her versatility by winning her second Best Supporting Actress prize for the horror-thriller Segunda Mano. Dingdong Dantes and Kris Aquino also starred in the film. It was an official submission along with AgostoDos Pictures and MJM Productions for the 2011 Metro Manila Film Festival of Star Cinema.

Panganiban acted in four different movies in 2012: the romantic comedy Every Breath U Take, which he costarred in with Piolo Pascual, another Star Magic artist; Madaling Araw Mahabang Gabi, an independent movie written and directed by his friend Dante Nico Garcia; the romantic comedy 24/7 in Love, which featured a cast of chosen Star Magic artists in honor of the movie’s 20th anniversary; and the romantic drama One More Try, which Star Cinema entered as an official entry in the 2012 Metro Manila Film Festival and starred Dingdong Dantes, Zanjoe Marudo, and Angel Locsin.

Recent roles (2013–present)

Her return to Philippine primetime television was on February 11, 2013, in the drama Apoy Sa Dagat, costarring Piolo Pascual and Diether Ocampo. For the first time in the series’ history, Panganiban played two roles, and it was the first time the lead performer was billed twice on Philippine TV.

In addition, she co-starred on the top bill of Banana Nite, a parody show that aired weeknights after Bandila, alongside other Banana Split stars John Prats, Zanjoe Marudo, Jason Gainza, Pooh, Melai Cantiveros, Ryan Bang, Alex Gonzaga, Boom Labrusca, Jef Gaitan, and Kean Cipriano.

Panganiban, Angeline Quinto, and Assunta de Rossi starred as the lead characters in the comedy-satire movie Beauty in a Bottle in 2014. She co-starred with JM De Guzman in the romance comedy That Thing Called Tadhana. Panganiban won two consecutive awards for Best Actress at the 2014 Cinema One Originals Film Festival, and this was one of the entries. Because of her outstanding portrayal as Mace Castillo in the aforementioned film, she was also nominated for an Achievement in Acting award at the 2015 Guam International Film Festival.

In the 2015 Pangako Sa ‘Yo remake, Panganiban represented the legendary Madam Claudia Buenavista, who was first portrayed by Jean Garcia.

When Banana Nite came to an end in late 2015, her comedy show Banana Split, which was celebrating its seventh year, was renamed Banana Sundae and moved to a new time slot. JC De Vera, Jessy Mendiola, Jobert Austria, and Pokwang were added to the group.

Actress Panganiban, who always displays her versatility, was nominated for Best Drama Actress and Best Comedy Actress at the 29th PMPC Star Awards for Television for her roles in Pangako Sa ‘Yo and Banana Split, respectively.

Following the withdrawal of Julia Montes and Nadine Lustre, it was revealed on July 17, 2020, that Panganiban will be joining the series on the forthcoming Walang Hanggang Paalam on the Kapamilya Channel.

She also stated that Walang Hanggang Paalam would be her final drama series before retiring from teleseryes, but she made it clear that she would not completely give up acting or ABS-CBN.

Advocacies and issues

Panganiban has expressed strong opinions on a wide range of Philippine political topics, including as the government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and the debate surrounding the extension of the ABS-CBN franchise.

Angelica Panganiban’s Personal Life

Angelica Panganiban's Personal Life
Angelica Panganiban’s Personal Life

Panganiban said that her biological mother passed away in 2008 and was buried in Singapore during a candid interview with The Buzz. She went on to say that she made every effort to locate her biological father, Mark Charlson, who, according to her, did not look for her because he believed she and her mother had perished in an automobile accident. After being away for 24 years, she was finally reunited with Charlson in Los Angeles, California, in November 2010, thanks to a week-long work break granted by ABS-CBN.

On September 20, 2022, Amila Sabine Homan, her daughter, was born.

Angelica Panganiban Trivia

Angelica Panganiban Trivia
Angelica Panganiban Trivia

She never met her birth mother, a Filipina who passed away in Singapore in 2008. Her biological father, Mark Charlson, is a retired American Navy veteran from Iowa who was stationed in the Philippines in the middle of the 1980s on the USS O’Brien. When she was a newborn, Annabelle Panganiban adopted her, with assistance from her grandparents, Adolfo and Mila Panganiban. Her grandma Mila refers to her as “Angel” in an interview on the television program “Banana Split” because, in her words, “it’s as if God sent Angelica to their family as a blessing.”

had a six-year romance with Derek Ramsay, an actor.

Angelica Panganiban took home the Best Actress (Cinema One Plus) award at the 2013 Cinema One Originals Digital Film Festival for her role in Legend of China Doll.

Angelica Panganiban Social Media

Angelica Panganiban Social Media
Angelica Panganiban Social Media
  • Instagram: @iamangelicap
  • Twitter: @iamangelicap
  • YouTube: Angelica Panganiban vlog

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Angelica Panganiban Awards & Nominations

Angelica Panganiban Awards & Nominations
Angelica Panganiban Awards & Nominations


3 FAMAS Awards

  • 2012: Best Supporting Actress – Segunda Mano
  • 2017: Best Actress – The Unmarried Wife
  • 2 Cinema One Originals Digital Film Awards: (Unspecified categories)
  • Bert Marcelo Lifetime Achievement Award: Recognizing her contributions to the Philippine film industry


FAP Awards (Film Academy of the Philippines)

  • 2008: Best Supporting Actress – A Love Story (Winner)
  • 2013: Best Actress – Every Breath You Take
  • 2016: Best Actress – That Thing Called Tadhana
  • 2019: Best Actress – Exes Baggage

FAMAS Awards

  • 2010: Best Actress – I Love You Goodbye
  • 2013: Best Actress – One More Try

PMPC Star Awards for Television

  • Numerous nominations for both Best Drama Actress and Best Comedy Actress roles, including for Pangako Sa ‘Yo and Banana Split in 2019

Other Nominations

  • Gawad Urian Award for Best Actress
  • Myx Music Award for Favorite Guest Appearance In A Music Video

Angelica Panganiban Filmography

Angelica Panganiban Filmography
Angelica Panganiban Filmography
  • Ang TV
  • Familia Zaragoza
  • G-mik
  • Sa Puso Ko Iingatan Ka
  • Berks
  • Maalaala Mo Kaya
  • Mangarap Ka
  • Vietnam Rose
  • Maalaala Mo Kaya
  • Komiks
  • Star Magic Presents
  • The Goodbye Girl
  • The Kangks Show
  • Walang Hanggang Paalam
  • Call Me Tita

Who is the husband of Angelica Homan?

Actress Angelica Panganiban of Kapamilya began a lifetime adventure with Gregg Homan on December 31, 2023, when they exchanged vows at dusk.

What is the disease of Angelica Panganiban?

In a recent vlog, Angelica Panganiban shares information on her health. Avascular necrosis, a bone disease that develops when bone tissue dies from a lack of blood supply, is what Kapamilya actress Angelica Panganiban disclosed she has been diagnosed with.

Is Angelica Panganiban mixed?

She never met her birth mother, a Filipina who passed away in Singapore in 2008. Her biological father, Mark Charlson, is a former American naval officer from Iowa who served on the USS in the mid-1980s.

How did Angelica Panganiban meet Gregg Homan?

The original plan was for Angelica and Gregg to meet in 2018. “Hindi lang kami natuloy dahil nasa New Zealand siya (at the time),” she said. After two years, they eventually had the opportunity to meet while Gregg was filming the actress’s teleserye Walang Hanggang Paalam in Subic.

What is the real name of Angelica Panganiban?

Born Angelica Jane David Charlson, Panganiban (pronounced [pɐŋˈhanɪbɐn] in Tagalog) is an American-Filipina actress, model, TV personality, and comedian. One of the most experienced and adaptable actors in the Philippines, Panganiban is hailed by many media outlets as the new “Queen of Drama.”

What is the cause of avascular necrosis in Angelica Panganiban?

She was told she had Avascular Necrosis, a disorder where bone tissue dies from lack of blood supply when she finally went to Asian Hospital for medical advice. Angelica said in her most recent vlog post that she has already had surgery to treat her ailment.

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