Anjelah Nicole Johnson is a famous American actress and comedian. She is also a former NFL cheerleader. She has also made appearances in quite a few movies and many TV shows. She has also done a few music videos as her character of Bon Qui Qui.

Personal life

 Born on the 14th of May in 1982 in San Jose, California, US, as Anjelah Johnson-Reyes, she later changed her named to Anjelah Johnson. She was born into a strict Christian family. She became a Pop Warner cheerleader at the age of eight and was very much into soccer, softball and track from a young age. She was not only a cheerleader but she danced as well, practising hip hop and break dancing. Her acting began when she was a senior in high school. She found imitating different accents, very interesting.

Due to her interest in accents, she went on to study speech communications at the De Anza College. She later was chosen as one of the Oakland Raiderettes, the cheerleading group for the team Oakland Raiders in 2002. She was named Rookie of the Year, that year and she went on to perform at the Super Bowl XXXVI. In June,2011 on the 11th, Anjelah tied the knot with Group 1 crew member, Manwell Reyes. Their marriage was held at Half Moon Bay in California. Regarding the topic of children, Anjelah has told that neither of them want any children and they are enjoying their married life very much.


 After passing out from college, Johnson moved to Los Angeles in 2005. This move by her was made because one of her friends had suggested that she join a joke writing class. So she went to Los Angeles to pursue a career in comedy. She had a lot of popularity on YouTube with her impression of a Vietnamese salon employee.

In 2007, she was included as one of the casts in the sketch comedy TV show, Madtv. But she did not get enough lines as the writers had to produce scripts at a very fast pace and they could not cope up with it. But her other character of Bon Qui Qui, an employee at a fast food joint became very popular and she also had enough lines as she herself wrote them.

Owing to her performance in Madtv, she was nominated for the ALMA Award in 2008. The TV channel, Comedy Central hired her and there she had her own one hour special, named “njelah Johnson: That's how we do it”. She also made an appearance on the late night talk show, Lopez Tonight with host George Lopez.

In 2011, Taco Cabana, a Mexican restaurant hired her as a spokesperson and she was dubbed “TC Girl”. She has been on the sets of several films, including The Box, Our Family Wedding, Enough Said, Marmaduke, Mom's Night Out etc. Her TV appearances include shows like Love, Inc., On the Up, MADtv, Comedy Central, Ugly Betty and many more. She also has a Netflix special. Her estimated net worth is around five hundred thousand dollars.

Last Modified: Mar 10, 2020

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