• Jose Manwell Reyes was born in Germany in a Christian family and moved to the US as a child.
• He was in the Christian hip hop band Group 1 Crew, and appeared in the 2014 comedy film “Mom’s Night Out”.
• He is a singer, and has featured in songs by many famous musicians.
• Manwell met Anjelah Johnson during a performance and married her in 2011.
• He enjoys sports, travelling, and watching movies, and has a net worth of around $1 million.
Who is Anjelah Johnson’s husband Manwell Reyes? Wiki Bio
Jose Manwell Reyes was born in Germany on 28 June – 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 USA shortly after he was born. Manwell is a singer, but probably best known for being the husband of American actress and comedian Anjelah Johnson.
Childhood and education
Manwell was raised an only child in the US by his German parents who immigrated to the US – his father was working at a local supermarket while his mother was a housewife.
He became interested in music at a very early age, and after his parents noticed it, they enrolled him at 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 was singing in a church choir as well in his school’s choir, and upon matriculation, he enrolled at a Bible College which is a higher education institution which prepares its students for the Christian ministry.
Career as a singer
Manwell is best known for having been one of the three vocalists of the Christian hip hop band Group 1 Crew. It was founded by Manwell, Pablo Villatoro, and Blanca Callahan in 2003, who served as the band’s vocalists and rappers. In 2013, Blanca left after becoming pregnant, and in the following year several people joined in including Sarah Sandoz (vocals), Lance Herring on the guitar, Loren ‘Snoopy’ Clark on the bass guitar, and Brian Ramey on the drums.
The group released their debut extended play (EP) in 2006 entitled “I Have a Dream”, followed by “No Plan B (EP)” in 2007, which is the same year of 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” came out 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 the year 2014 saw two of their new EPs “#Faster” and “# Stronger” come out. Their last album “Power” was released on 29 July 2016, after which the band disbanded 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 awards in 2011 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 performers, and can be heard on many albums of other famous singers. In 2009, he helped record the “Firestarter” song performed by KJ-52, and was then featured on tracks “Center of It (Remix)” by Chris August ,and “F-I-R-E” and “Walking on Air” by Press Play in 2012. The year 2013 saw him work with several 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 featured in the song “Lights Out” by Amanda Noelle, and some of the latest songs in which he has featured are “Just a Friend” by Jamie Grace and “VIP” by Manic Drive which both came out in 2014, and “Compass” by Jonathan Thulin recorded in 2015.
Manwell also tried becoming an actor, appearing in the comedy film “Mom’s Night Out” in 2014 which starred Sarah Drew, Sean Astin and Patricia Heaton, about several women going to a party while their husbands are taking care of their children. He then appeared in the drama movie “Restored Me” in 2016, which starred Steven Bauer, Will Yun Lee and Richard T. Jones, about an ex-convict who joins a local movie theater and starts believing in God once again, before finding out that his theatre is not what he thought it was.
Love life and marriage with Anjelah
Manwell met Anjelah Johnson during one of his band’s performance in 2009 – they started talking at the club he was performing at, exchanged phone numbers, and went out on a date just days later. Anjelah didn’t tell Manwell about her acting career at first, but wanted to wait to surprise him later. After two years together, the two married on 11 June 2011 in Half Moon Bay in California, in a large ceremony with their wide circle of friends and entire family attending, and spent their honeymoon in Europe. As Anjelah has stated during an interview, the two don’t want to have children of their own, but might consider adopting in the future, and are currently satisfied with working on their careers and helping raise their nieces and nephews.
It is widely believed that Anjelah is the first woman with whom Manwell has slept, because he is very religious and wouldn’t want to sleep with a woman unless they were married. It is also believed that Manwell is the first man with whom Anjelah has been with.
Hobbies and other interests
Manwell’s main hobby is singing, and although he is no longer a member of any band, he is singing most of the time, including when he is going for a walk or cooking in his kitchen at home. He is very sporting and is playing a variety of sports such as football, basketball and tennis, while he also has several training sessions at the gym each week, thus his muscular body.
— MANWELLREYES (@manwellreyes) April 29, 2020
He is following a somewhat strict diet, and avoids eating meet as he is a lover of animals, and a supporter of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). He likes to travel and has been all around the US, while he’s also been to Europe on several occasions, visiting countries such as England and Germany among others.
Manwell is keen on watching movies late at night with Anjelah – 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 net worth
Manwell is around 36 years old.
He has long curly black hair and brown eyes, is 6ft (1.82m) tall, and weighs around 172lbs (78kgs). As of May 2020, his net worth is estimated at nearly $1 million, while Anjelah’s net worth is estimated at over $500,000.
Who is Anjelah Johnson? Wiki Bio
Anjelah Nicole Johnson was born in San Jose, California USA, on 14 May 1982, so her zodiac sign is Taurus and she holds American nationality. She is a comedian, actress and a former National Football League (NFL) cheerleader, best known for having portrayed a supporting character in the reality comedy series “MADtv”, which aired from 1995 to 2016, and which starred Michael McDonald, Debra Wilson and Aries Spears.
The show was a huge hit, winning 16 awards including five Primetime Emmys, while it was nominated for 73 other awards.
Anjelah was raised in San Jose by her Christian parents who are of Mexican and Native American origin. She became interested in playing a variety of sports while attending elementary school, such as soccer and softball, and was also a cheerleader at the non-profit organization Pop Warner Little Scholars. Anjelah was taking hip hop dancing lessons during her teenage years, and upon matriculation in 2000, she enrolled at De Anza College in Cupertino, California, from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in speech communications in 2003.
While at college in 2002, she was invited to serve as the cheerleader of the football team the Oakland Raiders, competing in the NFL league.
In 2005, Anjelah moved to Los Angeles to try and become a stand-up comedian and began taking improvisation classes. After two years of performing in clubs around L.A., she was invited to play a supporting character in the crime movie “The Box”, which starred Gabrielle Union and A. J. 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 movie “Our Family Wedding”.
Looking to my creator like wow. I am in alignment with you every step of the way. Even when it feels off, new, different, or scary… we are walking this journey together. #tbt to my trip to Greece in 2018
Some of her roles which followed were in the action film “Marmaduke” in 2010, the romantic comedy movie “Enough Said”, and the animated musical fantasy film “The Book of Life” in 2014. while her latest appearance in a movie has been in the Christian drama “The Resurrection of Gavin Stone” in 2017, in which she portrayed her first lead character – Kelly Richardson.
Anjelah has also appeared in many TV series, making her debut appearance 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 latest appearance in a TV series has been in the sitcom “Superstore” in 2019, in which 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” came out on 20 January 2015.