Angelica Charlson born November 4, , professionally known as Angelica Panganiban , is a Filipina film and television actress and comedian. Charlson started her career at the age of 6 when she appeared in the TV show, Love Note. She made her first movie role, in Carlo J. For a long time, Charlson played teeny-bopper roles in G-mik and Berks. Charlson experienced a second peak in her career after starring in the film, That Thing Called Tadhana which earned her commercial and critical success, notably the Best Actress honor from the Cinema One Originals Film Festival and the 13th Gawad Tanglaw Awards.
Her biological mother is a Filipina who died in and was buried in Singapore , while her biological father, Mark David Charlson is an American  from Iowa and a former member of the US Navy. Charlson finished elementary school in at St. She was also a cheerleader and a Feature Editor in their school newspaper. She attended college at Thames International Business School, majoring in mass communication.
As a child star, Charlson received Best Child Actress awards and nominations because of her outstanding performances in movies. She also appeared in a daily drama series, Familia Zaragoza. As a teen star, Charlson starred in the youth-oriented show, G-mik in and she was paired with Carlo Aquino. In , she portrayed the role, Nicole in another youth-oriented show entitled, Berks along with her love team partner, Carlo Aquino.
Her team up with Carlo Aquino continued. In November , at the age of 18, after portraying several supporting roles, she landed the lead and the title role in the movie, Santa Santita  opposite Jericho Rosales. But we couldn't find what we were looking for among them.
Then one day, Angelica Charlson came to audition. And we found in her the actress we wanted. In , she starred in drama series, Vietnam Rose with Maricel Soriano. In , she starred in a fantasy series, Rounin and played the role of Aura. She became a full-fledged adult dramatic actress in the primetime drama series, Iisa Pa Lamang with Claudine Barretto.
She's the only one who remained from the original cast when the show started its second season in up to the present. The movie gained positive reviews from viewers and critics and enjoyed box office success. Charlson topbilled a horror-comedy film, Bulong together with Vhong Navarro in February It was Star Cinema's opening salvo for that year and was directed by Chito Rono.
The year is Charlson's late night TV domination doing both drama and comedy. It was Panganiban's first time to play a dual role in the series and first in the history of Philippine TV to have billed the lead star twice. In the late , as Banana Nite ended its two-year run, her gag show, Banana Split which celebrated its 7th Anniversary was renamed into Banana Sundae and took a new timeslot.
In a tell-all interview with The Buzz , Charlson disclosed that her biological mother died in and was interred in Singapore. She added that she did everything to find her biological father, Mark Charlson, who she said did not try to find her because he had thought that she and her mother had died in a car accident.
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