Birth Name: Allan Pineda Lindoa
Place of Birth: Angeles City, Philippines
Date of Birth: November 28, 1974
apl.de.ap was born in Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines. His American father was in the air force, stationed at Clark Air Base, and was African-American. His mother, Cristina Pineda, was Filipino. apl.de.ap speaks Tagalog and Kapampangan.
apl.de.ap was initially raised by his single mother. At the age of fourteen, with the help of the Pearl S. Buck Foundation, he moved to the U.S., where he was adopted by his sponsor, a lawyer named Joe Ben Hudgens.