Angelika Dela Cruz
Maria Lourdes Egger dela Cruz-Casareo, better known by her screen name Angelika de la Cruz (born October 29, 1981), is a Filipina actress and singer. She started her career in 1995, and has since appeared in television shows and movies. Originally with ABS-CBN, she became a contract artist under GMA Network in 2007. Angelika Dela Cruz was born to a Filipino father Ernie Dela Cruz and an Italian-Austrian mother Angelica Egger.She has also a younger sister, Mika Dela Cruz, who is also an actress, and two brothers, Erick and Edward, one of the lead singers for the boy band "Freshmen". She currently resides in Malabon, Metro Manila. Dela Cruz is also the owner of Starz Bar and restaurant. Her younger brother Edward died in a vehicular accident in June 7, 2010.On an episode of Showbiz Central, de la Cruz stated that she had married Orion Casareo in August 2008 and was expecting a child. Dela Cruz' acting debut came in when she landed a major supporting role in the movie Nights Of Serafina where she was able to work with then-sexy actress Georgia Ortega. The film achieved critical success and gained her a Best New Actress of the year award at the PMPC Star Awards for Movies. Network giant ABS-CBN soon noticed her potential and cast her in the top rated soap series Mara Clara with Judy Ann Santos and Gladys Reyes.