Angelica Panganiban was born in Payatas on November 4, 1986 and was raised by an adoptive family. Her biological mother died in 2008. She recently got reconnected and met her estranged biological father who is an American from Iowa.
Panganiban finished elementary school in 1999 at St. Vincent in Teacher’s Village, Quezon City, and high school in 2003 at St. Vincent, West Avenue. She was the Junior-Senior Prom Princess in 2002 and Miss Junior and Senior Prom in 2003. She was a cheerleader and also a feature editor in her school newspaper. She attended college at Thames International Business School, majoring in Mass Communication.Angelica Panganiban’s started her showbiz career when she is just 6 years old, via the kiddie gag show Ang TV on ABS-CBN. She then appeared in numerous television programs in the Kapamilya network such as Familia Zaragoza, G-mik and Berks. By age 16, she was given lead roles in such drama series as Mangarap Ka with Piolo Pascual and Vietnam Rose with Maricel Soriano.
She was then cast in other ABS-CBN shows including Rounin, Ysabella, and Maging Sino Ka Man: Ang Pagbabalik. In 2008, Angelica portrayed the role of Scarlet Dela Rhea-Castilejos in the hit soap opera, Iisa Pa Lamang, which also starred Claudine Barretto, Cherry Pie Picache and Gabby Concepcion.
In 2010, Angelica takes on a bida-kontra bida route as the feisty Rubi Perez-Ferrer in the drama series, Rubi. She portrayed estranged twins in the drama series Apoy Sa Dagat, opposite Piolo Pascual and Diether Ocampo in 2013.
Angelica Panganiban starred in several critically-acclaimed films including Santa Santita, A Love Story, I Love You, Goodbye, Here Comes the Bride, Bulong, and Segunda Mano. Her most recent films were Every Breath You Take with Piolo Pascual, 24/7 in Love with John Lloyd Cruz (her current squeeze) and One More Try with Angel Locsin, Dingdong Dantes and Zanjoe Marudo. It won the Best Picture award in the Metro Manila Film Festival 2012.
Apart from dramatic roles , Angelica also delves in comedy and is a regular of the gag show, Banana Split, which landed her several Best Comedy Actress awards from various award giving bodies. She also earned raves and awards for her performance in the comedy film, Here Comes The Bride.