Anjelah Johnson is a multi-talent; a former singer, dancer, and NFL cheerleader who is now a stand-up comedian and actress. So you can essentially say she does everything. When it comes to stand-up comedy, Anjelah’s gorgeous improv ability is better than ordinary.
She is also having the time of her life now that she has moved her talent to movies. And we all know what that means – she is not quitting soon. Let’s take you through her family life, husband, siblings, net worth and more.
Age, Early Life, and Rise to Fame
Johnson was born on May 14, 1982, into a devout Christian home that lived in San Jose, Califonia. She is of both Mexican and Native American descent. The comedian studied Speech communication at De Anza College but her shine started as a professional cheerleader for the Oakland Raiders. After being named Rookie of the year, she made up her mind to travel to Los Angeles to toe in comedy which she had caught interest in while in high school.
With a special passion for imitating various accents, Johnson enrolled in a joke writing class and took improv classes as well. Soon after, she began to appear as a star performer on her own shows. Her stand-up routines such as her impression of a Vietnamese nail salon employee was quite remarkable but her breakout came with the comedic role on Mad Tv. In 2008, her many memorable performances on Mad Tv won her a nomination for an ALMA Award for outstanding Female performance in a comedy TV series.
This motivated her to begin to record her own comedy albums with her first being a one-hour special Comedy Central titled That’s How We Do It in 2009. Four years later, she released her second special titled The Homecoming Show which aired on NUVOtv. This was followed by her third one-hour special, Not Fancy in 2014. Her fourth one-hour special Mahalo & Goodnight was filmed in 2017 and it premiered on the Epix channel.
Anjelah Johnson’s successful stand-up career segued into acting with notable roles in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, Enough Said, Marmaduke, Moms Night out, and Our Family Wedding. Her roles on the TV shows, Ugly Betty and Curb Your Enthusiasm were also prominent.
Her Net Worth
Apart from stand-up comedy routines and movie roles, Anjelah has appeared in multitudes of ads and commercials such as campaigns for Sprint, Verizon, Dryers Ice Cream, K-Swiss, among others.
She has acquired a good amount of wealth from her comedy and acting endeavors. With a net worth estimated at $500,000, there is no doubt that she lives a decent life.
Anjelah Johnson Husband, Brothers, Parents, and Family
Anjelah Johnson comes from a large extended family. She is one of the five children of her parents. Sadly for those itching for more information about the star’s family, there is no much information about her parents and four siblings. However, it is known that she has a brother named Kennie and a sister named Veronica.
Apparently, one of her brothers is gay. She stated this while appreciating the gay community for the massive following she gets from them. She went on to reveal that her brother is a successful hairstylist in Los Angeles and, that he’s one of her main inspirations for her Bon Qui Qui character.
When it comes to celebrity love affair, some lovers prefer to keep their relationship open to the public. Then there’s these two who pretty much choose to do just the opposite and they are Anjelah Johnson and Manwell Reyes. Not only do they hide their outings and relationships from tabloids, but they do so across social media channels too. They try not to lay it all out there for reasons best known to them. However, that doesn’t mean they’ve been able to hide everything there is to know about their relationship from the rest of the world. So here is what we have found; John and Reyes married on June 11, 2011, in Half Moon Bay, a small city located in Califonia Coast.
They first met at a friend’s wedding where Manwell had performed with his band. Two years later, through the help of a mutual friend, the duo met again and fell instantly in love with each other. That was the beginning of the beautiful love they share till this date.
The couple has no children yet, and according to Anjelah, she and her heartthrob don’t want children of their own even though they enjoy spending quality time with their nieces and nephews.
Just like Johnson, Manwell Reyes has a successful entertainment career. He is the lead singer for the musical act – Group 1 Crew, a 5 time Dove Award-winning band he started in 2003. Apart from propelling the group to gaining a front position in Christian music and being a key songwriter of the group, Manwell also owns a flourishing blog that shares impressive posts. He is also a host on NUVO TV’s show The Collective. He has also moved to films featuring in Restored Me and Mom’s Night Out alongside his wife Anjelah Johnson.