|Artist Birtday :||12/01/1977 (Age 44)|
|Born In :||Malate, Manila, Philippines|
|Occupation(s) :||Actor, Film Producer, Singer, Model, Record Producer|
|Genres :||Pop, OPM|
Piolo Jose Nonato Pascual, was born on January 12, 1977 in Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center located in Malate, Manila. He is the youngest son of Amelia “Amy” Nonato Pascual and Philip Victoriano Pascual.
While growing up, Pascual enjoyed a close bond with his siblings—Chiqui, Paulette, Pam, Choi, and Patricia—despite their own father’s early death. His father was a casting director for international films that are shot in the Philippines, though Piolo can’t recall if it affected his ambition on becoming an actor, ramp model or a performer. He lived an ordinary life; he went to school and spent time on outings and celebrations with his family. Piolo attended elementary and high school at St. Francis School in Santa Ana, Manila. When he was in 5th Grade, Piolo joined the school theater group, Teatro Ni Kiko, where he was introduced to the world of theater and acting.
While he was in third year high school, Piolo started appearing in That’s Entertainment, a popular teen variety show that aired in the 1990s. He eventually left That’s Entertainment, however, to get into college full-time, studying at the University of Santo Tomas (UST), where he studied AB General Education. He later shifted to Physical Therapy in preparation for his immigration to the U.S. Around 1996, however, Piolo had to put his studies and career plans on hold due to his imminent migration to the U.S.
Piolo joined his family in the United States that year. They lived in Los Angeles, where he worked as an ER representative in a hospital where his mother worked. When Pascual turned 21, he decided to return to Manila in order to pursue his acting career once again.
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