• Anjelah Johnson-Reyes is a former NFL cheerleader and MADtv cast member
• She has a net worth of $500,000 earned through acting and comedy
• She is married to Christian hip hop musician Manwell Reyes and has no children of her own
• She created the popular characters Mi Ling/Tammy and Bon Qui Qui
• She has large followings on social media and has released 3 stand-up specials on Netflix

Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthMay 14, 1982
SpouseManwell Reyes
FactShe has been the spokesperson for a series of TV commercials for Taco Cabana.

Who Is Anjelah Johnson?

Anjelah Johnson-Reyes is a comedian, actress, and former National Football League (NFL) cheerleader, but perhaps best known for being a previous cast member of the 13th season of the television series “MADtv”. As a comedian, she’s created various popular characters including the Vietnamese Mi Ling/Tammy, a nail salon employee and ex-fast food employee, and now Bon Qui Qui, a music star. The latter character found a lot of popularity during her stand-up performances.

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Finding Riches as a Comedian

How rich is Anjelah Johnson? As of early-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $500,000, mostly earned through success in acting and comedy. She’s also appeared in several films and television series throughout her career. As she continues her work, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Beginnings, Comedy, Touring, and Beyond

Anjelah was born on 14 May 1982, in San Jose, California USA, into a Christian family of Native American and Mexican descent. At the age of eight, she became active in sports, playing soccer, softball and running track. She also did cheerleading and practiced dances such as hip hop as well as break dancing. During high school, she became very interested in acting and was especially fond of imitating a variety of accents. After matriculating, she attended De Anza College where she studied speech communications. After completing her studies, she became a cheerleader for the NFL team, the Oakland Raiders, the squad named the Oakland Raiderettes, and she had the honor of gaining a Rookie of the Year award, and went on to perform with her team at Super Bowl XXXVII.

In 2005, she move to Los Angeles finally decided to pursue a career in comedy, and so joined a joke writing class and also took on improve classes. Her abilities in comedy quickly attracted attention, and soon she was headlining her own stand-up shows. She mainly found popularity in a stand-up routine doing an impression of a Vietnamese nail salon employee – a video of her performance was uploaded on YouTube and it became viral, elevating her to find more opportunities to increase her net worth. She then went on to join the comedy sketch show “MADtv” as a featured performer. It was a somewhat difficult time as tension for a writers’  strike was about to occur, and she was not able to get many scripts. She then decided to write create the rude fast food employee Bon Qui Qui, who would also gain a huge following on YouTube. In 2008, for her work on “MADtv” she was nominated for an ALMA Award for Outstanding Female Performance in a Comedy Television Series.

Johnson would then get her first one hour comedy special on Comedy Central in 2009, entitled “Anjelah Johnson: That’s How We Do It”. A few of her notable subsequent film appearances have included “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squekquel” which is the second installment of the film series, and she was also a part of “Our Family Wedding”, and lent her voice for the live-action adaptation of “Marmaduke”. She also started to be regularly featured in television shows including appearing in the late night talk show hosted by George Lopez entitled “Lopez Tonight”.

In 2011, she became a spokesperson for the Mexican restaurant Taco Cabana, then the following year she became a national campaign spokesperson for the vRide campaign called “Don’t be an S.O.V. (single occupant vehicle)”, which encouraged single commuters to rideshare or carpool. In 2013, she reprised her role of Bon Qui Qui for an Alexander Wang skit, and this was soon followed by her second stand-up comedy special released on Netflix entitled “Homecoming Show”. One of her latest projects is a third stand-up special called “Anjelah Johnson: Not Fancy” which was also released on Netflix.

Is Anjelah Johnson Married? Does She Have Any Children?

In 2011, Anjelah married Christian hip hop musician Manwell Reyes, known as a member of Group 1 Crew – the couple tied the knot in Half Moon Bay, California. They have both stated that they have no intention of having children of their own, but they enjoy the company of their nieces and nephews.

Comedy Brings a Strong Online Following

Anjelah has her own personal website which details her stand-up tours in various locations, which include the US mainland, Saipan and Guam. Her website also consists of merchandise which fans can buy, and the latest photos as well as videos of her. She also has pages on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, all with huge numbers of followers. She uses her social media pages to post videos or clips of her stand-up comedy shows, but also as a platform to promote advocacies such as support for women in agriculture.

General Info

Full NameAnjelah Johnson
Date Of BirthMay 14, 1982
Height1.63 m
ProfessionCheerleader, Comedian, Voice Actor, Honolulu, HI, United States, Nashville, TN, United States, Author, Poet
EducationKent State University
NationalityAmerican, American


SpouseManwell Reyes
SiblingsKennie Johnson, Veronica Johnson, Honolulu, HI, United States, Nashville, TN, United States


AwardsMichael L. Printz Award, MacArthur Fellowship, Coretta Scott King Award for Authors, Golden Kite Award for Picture Book Illustration
NominationsALMA Award for Favorite TV Actress - Comedy
MoviesHonolulu, HI, United States, Nashville, TN, United States, The Box, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, Anjelah Johnson: That's How We Do It, Our Family Wedding, Enough Said, Moms' Night Out, The Book of Life, The Resurrection of Gavin Stone, Anjelah Johnson: Not Fancy
TV ShowsMad TV

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1She has been the spokesperson for a series of TV commercials for Taco Cabana.
2Husband is the lead singer for the musical act "Group 1 Crew".
4Anjelah was an Oakland raider cheerleader.




Anjelah Johnson: Mahalo & Good Night2017TV Movie post-production
The Resurrection of Gavin Stone2016Kelly Richardson
Untitled MadTV Revival2016TV SeriesVarious
The Book of Life2014Adelita / Nina (voice)
Moms' Night Out2014Hostess
About a Boy2014TV SeriesLaurie
Enough Said2013Cathy
Curb Your Enthusiasm2011TV SeriesMimi
Marmaduke2010Afghan #2 (voice, as Anjelah N. Johnson)
Our Family Wedding2010Isabella Ramirez (as Anjelah Johnson)
Ugly Betty2010TV SeriesWendy
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel2009Julie (as Anjelah Johnson)
MADtv2007-2008TV SeriesVarious
Untitled Dave Caplan Pilot2008TV MovieMaria (as Anjelah N. Johnson)
On the Up2007TV Series
The Box2007/IIDiane (as Anjelah Johnson)
The Script2006ShortAngie
Love, Inc.2006TV SeriesFemale Client


Anjelah Johnson: Mahalo & Good Night2017TV Movie executive producer post-production
Anjelah Johnson: The Homecoming Show2013TV Special documentary executive producer
Anjelah Johnson: That's How We Do It!2010TV Special documentary executive producer - as Anjelah N. Johnson


Anjelah Johnson: Mahalo & Good Night2017TV Movie post-production
Anjelah Johnson: Not Fancy2015TV Special documentary as Anjelah Johnson


Anjelah Johnson: That's How We Do It!2010TV Special documentary as Anjelah N. Johnson


Eyes of Faith2017Documentary post-productionHerself (as Anjelah N. Johnson)
Home & Family2017TV SeriesHerself
Hollywood Today Live2016TV SeriesHerself
Anjelah Johnson: Not Fancy2015TV Special documentaryHerself (as Anjelah Johnson)
Comedy Up Late2014TV SeriesHerself
Gotham Comedy Live2013TV Series documentaryHerself - Host
The View2013TV SeriesHerself
Anjelah Johnson: The Homecoming Show2013TV Special documentaryHerself
Mario Lopez: One on One2013TV SeriesHerself
Why We Laugh: Funny Women2013TV Movie documentaryHerself
Comedy Unfiltered2012TV SeriesHerself - Comedian
The Mo'Nique Show2010TV SeriesHerself
The New America2010TV MovieHerself (as Anjelah N. Johnson)
Made in Hollywood2010TV SeriesHerself
Anjelah Johnson: That's How We Do It!2010TV Special documentaryHerself (as Anjelah N. Johnson)
The Movie Preview Awards2008TV Special as Anjelah N. Johnson
On the Up2007TV SeriesHerself


Nominated Awards

2010Imagen AwardImagen Foundation AwardsBest Supporting Actress - FilmOur Family Wedding (2010)
2008ALMA AwardALMA AwardsOutstanding Female Performance in a Comedy Television SeriesMADtv (1995)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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