Who is Manwell Reyes, Anjelah Johnson’s Husband? Wiki bio
Jose Manwell Reyes was born in Germany on June 28 – the exact year of his birth is not known, but his zodiac sign is Cancer and he now holds American nationality as his family moved to the US shortly after his birth. Manwell is a singerbut probably best known as the husband of American actress and comedian Anjelah Johnson.
Youth and education
Manwell was raised as an only child in the US by his German parents who emigrated to the US – his father worked in a local supermarket while his mother was a housewife.
He became interested in music at a very young age and after his parents noticed, they enrolled him in a local music school.
Manwell’s family is Christian and both his parents are very religious and went to church at least once a week, so Manwell sang in both a church choir and the school choir, and after his matriculation exam, he enrolled in a Bible college, a higher educational institution that prepares its students for Christian ministry.
Career as a singer
Manwell is best known as one of the three vocalists of the Christian hip-hop band Group 1 Crew. It was founded in 2003 by Manwell, Pablo Villatoro and Blanca Callahan, who were the band’s vocalists and rappers. In 2013, Blanca left after becoming pregnant, and several people joined the following year, including Sarah Sandoz (vocals), Lance Herring on guitar, Loren ‘Snoopy’ Clark on bass guitar, and Brian Ramey on drums.
The group released their debut extended play (EP) in 2006 entitled “I Have a Dream”, followed by “No Plan B (EP)” in 2007, the same year as the release of their debut album “Group 1 Crew”. Their second album “Ordinary Dreamers” followed in 2008, and their two EPs “Movin’ the EP” and “Spacebound” were released in 2009 and 2010 respectively. In 2010 they released their third studio album “Outta Space Love”, followed by their fourth album “Fearless” in 2012, while in 2014 two of their new EPs “#Faster” and “#Stronger” were released. Their latest album “Power” was released on July 29, 2016, after which the band broke up in 2017.
The group was nominated for nine Gospel Music Association (GMA) Dove Awards, winning five.
In 2008 and 2009 they won Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year, and in 2010 they won Rap/Hip-Hop Recorded Song of the Year for their single “Movin’”. They won two 2011 awards for Rap/Hip-Hop Recorded Song of the Year for “Walking On The Stars”, and Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year for “Outta Space Love”.
Manwell has sung and rapped for many other artists and can be heard on many albums by other famous singers. In 2009, he helped record the song “Firestarter” performed by KJ-52, and was subsequently featured on Chris August’s “Center of It (Remix)” and “FIRE” and “Walking on Air” by Press Play in 2012 In 2013 he worked with various musicians, such as Byron ‘Mr. Talkbox’ Chambers on “Party”, Anthem Lights on “All Around the World” and “As Long As You Love Me”, and with V. Rose on “Supernova”.
Manwell also starred in Amanda Noelle’s song “Lights Out”, and some of the latest songs he has featured in include Jamie Grace’s “Just a Friend” and Manic Drive’s “VIP”, both of which came out in 2014, and “Compass” by Jonathan Thulin recorded in 2015.
Manwell also tried to become an actor and in 2014 appeared in the comedy movie “Mom’s Night Out” starring Sarah Drew, Sean Astin and Patricia Heaton, about several women who go to a party while their husbands take care of their children. He then appeared in the drama film “Restored Me” in 2016, starring Steven Bauer, Will Yun Lee and Richard T. Jones, about an ex-con who joins a local movie theater and begins to believe in God again, before he finds out that his theater is not what he thought it was.
Love life and marriage with Anjelah
Manwell met Anjelah Johnson at one of his band’s 2009 gigs – they started talking at the club where he was performing, exchanged phone numbers, and went out on a date a few days later. Anjelah initially did not tell Manwell about her acting career, but wanted to wait to surprise him later. After two years together, the two married on June 11, 2011 in Half Moon Bay, California, in a grand ceremony with their wide circle of friends and entire family present, and spent their honeymoon in Europe. As Anjelah stated during an interview, the two don’t want children of their own, but might consider adopting in the future, and are currently content working on their careers and helping raise their cousins.
It is widely believed that Anjelah is the first woman Manwell slept with, as he is very religious and would not want to sleep with a woman unless they were married. Manwell is also believed to be the first man Anjelah has been with.
Hobbies and other interests
Manwell’s main hobby is singing, and although he is no longer a member of a band, he sings most of his time, including when he goes for a walk or cooks in his kitchen at home. He is very sporty and plays different sports such as football, basketball and tennis while also having multiple workouts every week in the gym, hence his muscular body.
— MANWELLREYES (@manwellreyes) April 29, 2020
He follows a somewhat strict diet and avoids eating meat because he is an animal lover and a supporter of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). He loves to travel and has been all over the US, while he has also been to Europe several times, visiting England and Germany, among others.
Manwell likes to watch movies with Anjelah late at night – some of his favorite actors and actresses are Morgan Freeman, Jim Carrey and Emma Watson while some of his favorite movies are ‘Bruce Almighty’, ‘The Green Mile’ and the franchise ‘Harry Potter”.
Appearance and power
Manwell is about 36 years old.
He has long black curly hair and brown eyes, is 1.82 m tall and weighs about 78 kg. As of May 2020, his net worth is estimated to be close to $1 million while Anjelah’s ability is estimated at over $500,000.
Who is Anjelah Johnson? Wiki bio
Anjelah Nicole Johnson was born in San Jose, California, USA, on May 14, 1982, so her zodiac sign is Taurus and she is an American national. She is a comedian, actress and a former National Football League (NFL) cheerleader, best known for playing a supporting character in the reality comedy series “MADtv”, which aired from 1995 to 2016, and starring in Michael McDonald, Debra Wilson and Ram Spears.
The show was a huge hit, winning 16 awards, including five Primetime Emmys, while being nominated for 73 other awards.
Anjelah was raised in San Jose by her Christian parents who are of Mexican and Native American descent. She became interested in playing various sports while attending grade school, such as soccer and softball, and was also a cheerleader for the Pop Warner Little Scholars nonprofit. Anjelah took hip-hop dance lessons during her teens and at her entrance exam in 2000 she did enrolled at De Anza College in Cupertino, California, where she graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in speech communications.
While in college in 2002, she was invited to serve as a cheerleader for the Oakland Raiders football team, which competes in the NFL league.
In 2005, Anjelah moved to Los Angeles to try to become a stand-up comedian and began taking improv classes. After two years of performing in LA clubs, she was invited to play a supporting character in the crime movie “The Box” starring Gabrielle Union and AJ Buckley. In 2009, she voiced Julie Ortega in the live-action animated musical comedy film “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel”, before playing Isabel in the romantic comedy film “Our Family Wedding”.
Looking at my creator like wow. I am aligned with you every step of the way. Even if it feels strange, new, different or scary… we walk this journey together. #tbt to my trip to Greece in 2018
Some of her roles that followed were in the action movie “Marmaduke” in 2010, the romantic comedy movie “Enough Said” and the animated musical fantasy movie “The Book of Life” in 2014. while her last appearance in a movie has been in the Christian drama “The Resurrection of Gavin Stone” in 2017, in which she played her first main character – Kelly Richardson.
Anjelah has also appeared in many TV series and made her debut in the sitcom “Love, Inc.” in 2006, followed by roles in the comedy drama “Untitled Dave Caplan Pilot” in 2008, another comedy drama “Ugly Betty” in 2010, and the Australian game show “Have You Been Paying Attention?” in 2018. Her last appearance in a TV series was in the sitcom “Superstore” in 2019 where she portrayed Robin Green.
In 2012, Anjelah released her debut extended play “The Come Up” under her alternate ego Bon Qui Qui, while Bon’s debut studio album “Gold Plated Dreams” was released on January 20, 2015.