Liza Soberano is a Filipino-American actress and model. She started in a range of television series and films, including Wansapanataym (2011), Kung Ako’y Iiwan Mo (2012), She’s the One (2013), Must Be… Love (2013). She gained popularity thanks to the romantic comedy television series Forevermore (2014–15). Since then, she has taken on starring in romantic comedy films Just The Way You Are, based on the Wattpad book The Bet, Everyday I Love You (both in 2015) and the television series Dolce Amore (2016). In 2017, she starred in the romantic comedy drama film My Ex and Whys.
She was born January 4, 1998 in Santa Clara, California, from a Filipino father John Castillo Soberano, and an American mother, Jacqulyn Elizabeth Hanley.
At the age of 12, after moving to Manila, she was offered jobs to model for print ads. Soberano made her acting debut in the fantasy-drama, comedy anthology Wansapanataym (2011).
Soberano’s breakthrough came in when she received her first leading role in the hit romantic comedy television series Forevermore (2014) as strawberry farmer Maria Agnes Calay alongside Enrique Gil, who played Alexander “Xander” Grande III.
The mainstream success will come in 2016 and in 2017, when Soberano confirmed that she would star as Darna in Erik Matti’s upcoming film adaptation. Due to her popularity she gained many endorsement deals and was named as 2017 most popular endorser of the year of Campaign Asia magazine.