We are SO excited to welcome Anjelah Johnson-Reyes onto the show today!! She is an actress + comedian, and was a cast member on the series MADtv during its 13th season! Anjelah’s MADtv characters included a Vietnamese nail salon employee named Mi Ling/Tammy and a fast food employee, the famous Bon Qui Qui! On today’s episode we talk all about her life’s journey — how her career began (hint: FREE church joke-writing class!?), overcoming obstacles, navigating relationships, growing spiritually and personally, building a career in LA + more!!
Anjelah’s beautiful marriage and partnership with husband, Manwell.
How Anjelah unexpectedly began her comedic career in a FREE church joke-writing class.
Learning to be famous after her very first video went VIRAL.
Her belief that this career path in comedy is a gift and that joy is medicine for all who are hurting.
Anjelah’s upbringing and how she navigated the residual hardship and trauma in her teen years.
How attending a church camp and delving into her Christian faith changed her life forever.
Anjelah’s journey from San Jose, CA to Oakland, CA to become an NFL cheerleader for the Oakland Raiders.
How Anjelah became an extra on Friends for seasons 9 + 10, and all that she took with her from those 2 years of growth and on-the-job education
Finding the energy and inspiration to both create your art and get closer to God spiritually, even amidst ‘downtime’ and hardship.
Changing your perspective + mindset to embody the principle, “It’s not about me.”
Uplifting other women because there is room for all of us!
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Anjelah on Hulu: Mahalo & Goodnight (2017)
Anjelah on Netflix: The Homecoming Show (2013) + Anjelah Johnson: Not Fancy (2015)
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