Andre Tiangco is a Filipino actor that was born November 30, 1970 in San Fernando, Pampanga, Philippines to parents Armando Tiangco and Amelia Garcia. He studied at St. Scholastica’s Academy and had his secondary education at Don Bosco Academy, which is an exclusive school for boys only. In 1991, he graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University and earned a degree in Bachelor of Arts in Communications. After which, he underwent training in Los Angeles, California at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute.
Andre’s theater credits experience such as Crime and Punishment, where he performed as a lead player on the Rodion Raskolnikoy at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Hamlet has also shown at CCP. Other theater shows in which he displayed his exemplary talent as an artist are “The Iceman Cometh,” “The Merchant of Venice,” “Macbeth,” “La Ronde,” and “Once On This Island.”
He furthered his studies under the popular renowned Japanese Noh Master Naohiko Umekawa. In 2001, he started his television acting career in the drama series “Recuerdo de Amor,” with ABS-CBN. After that, he appeared in numerous TV programs such as “Nasaan Ka Maruja,” “Tanging Yaman,” “Gimik 2010,” “Idol,” “Wansapanatym,” “Imortal,” “Buhawi,” “Jack,” “Mara Clara,” and “Nasaan Ka Elisa?” The movie entitled “Pandanggo,” was his first movie appearance opposite Chin Chin Gutierrez and Raymond Bagatsing. Andre Tiangco aside from being a TV and movie actor is also a stage director. On stage, he had directed shows as “Mga Awit Ng Ibong Adarna,” “Sandosenang Sapatos,” which was recognized and nominated as best play of the year at the 21sr Aliw Awards in 2008 in the musical category, “Orasyon,” “Jose Rizal’s “Junto Al Pasig” which was a Rock Musical, “Ang kinang Ni Kahlim,” and El Filibusterismo,” which are all very memorable.
Andre Tiangco was had also studied under actress Susan Anspach and director Allan Miller, who is the official mentor of Barbara Streisand. He also had several appearances in Hollywood movies and TV shows. He has various TV credits in his name such as “Ally Mcbeal,” and “Friends.” In the movie “the Deep End of the Ocean,” he shares a nonspeaking part in a scene with Michelle Pfeiffer. “Bourne” was considered a unique project for him because the film was almost entirely done in the Philippines. It was a very exciting experience for him because the film was done under the direction and supervision of a renowned director in Hollywood. The chance to work with the likes of Hollywood celebrities such as Jeremy Renner and Rachel Weisz was quite intimidating at first but he managed to adjust and learn quickly how to handle the situation. They were all human anyway, and they have one purpose to pursue, that is to finish working the international film as scheduled.
If there is one thing that he learned in his career, it is to be the best. Efficiency and focus are also very important if you want to be successful in your acting career, he quips.