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. Anjelah was a professional cheerleader for the Oakland Raiders then moved 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. She then joined the cast of “MADtv”, 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 75 million people worldwide. Anjelah released 3 songs and 2 music videos as Bon Qui Qui then signed a record deal with Warner Bros Records to release a full album in January 2015. Anjelah has also toured “Bon Qui Qui – Gold Plated Dreams” across the country with a full musical production complete with dancers performing the tracks from her WB Records release.
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. She has appeared in movies such as OUR FAMILY WEDDING, ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE SQUEAKQUEL and leant her voice to the animated films MARMADUKE and THE BOOK OF LIFE.
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. Her third hour special, “Not Fancy” released as a Netflix Original in October 2015.