Anjelah Johnson-Reyes was born and raised in San Jose, California and is of Mexican
and Native American descent. She is one of five children and has a large extended family
to which she remains close. In the beginning of her career, Johnson was a professional
cheerleader for the Oakland Raiders. As an Oakland Raiderette, she was named Rookie
of the Year and even performed in Super Bowl XXXVII. After that year she decided to
move to Los Angeles to pursue her dream of acting.
She became an internet sensation with her viral video “Nail Salon” which led to many
stand up and performance opportunities. That same year she joined the cast of “MADtv”
as a series regular, which spawned another internet sensation “Bon Qui Qui." This
original character, a disgruntled fast food employee with no filter, has been enjoyed,
viewed and replicated by well over 55 million people worldwide. After recording and
releasing 3 songs and 2 music videos for Bon Qui Qui, Anjelah signed a record deal with
Atlantic records to release a full album. The songs and the videos are currently available
on iTunes and YouTube.
Anjelah has appeared in multiple ads & commercials, including campaigns for Sprint,
Visa, Snickers, Verizon, All-State, K-Swiss, Dryers Ice Cream and she is currently the
spokesperson for a Texas based restaurant chain, Taco Cabana. Anjelah has also guest
starred on shows such as The Shield, Ugly Betty, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and others all
while traveling with her stand up comedy.
In June 2009 Anjelah recorded her first one-hour special for Comedy Central and Warner
Brothers Records titled “That’s How We Do It”. Her second one-hour special, The
Homecoming Show, aired on NUVOtv in July of 2013 and is now available on DVD.
Johnson starred in OUR FAMILY WEDDING alongside Carlos Mencia, Regina King,
and Oscar winner Forest Whitaker. She can also be seen as a live action character in the
film ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE SQUEAKQUEL alongside Jason Lee and
the voices of Justin Long, Anna Faris and Amy Poehler. Anjelah also leant her voice for
the animated film MARMADUKE along with Emma Stone, Owen Wilson and Jeremy
She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband, musician Manwell Reyes of the
band Group 1 Crew, and continues to act and tour the country with her sold out comedy