Anjelah Johnson

Johnson in 2010, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Angela Nicole Johnson

Place of Birth: Santa Clara, California, United States

Date of Birth: May 14, 1982

Ethnicity: Mexican [Spanish, Indigenous], some English

Anjelah Johnson is an American actress and comedian. She was an NFL cheerleader.

Anjelah is the daughter of Susan and Mitchell Johnson. Anjelah’s official website states that she is “of Mexican and Native American descent.”

She is married to musician Manwell Reyes, of Group 1 Crew. Manwell is of Puerto Rican descent.

Anjelah is a devout Christian.

Anjelah’s paternal grandfather was Reuben/Rubin Chavez Johnson (the son of Ramon Johnson and Ramona Chavez). Ruben was born in Arizona. Anjelah’s great-grandfather Ramon was the son of Charles S. Johnson, who was born in New Mexico, to a Virginia-born father, of British Isles descent, and to a Mexican mother; and of Tiburcia Holguin, who was of Mexican descent. Anjelah’s great-grandmother Ramona was born in Arizona, to Mexican parents, Hylario D. Chavez and Maria.

Anjelah’s paternal grandmother is named Eleanor Haines. Eleanor was born in Arizona.

Anjelah’s maternal grandfather was named Manuel Castaneda.

Anjelah’s maternal grandmother was Rachel Jimenez (the daughter of Ambrocio Jimenez and Felipa Contreras).

Sources: Family history of Anjelah Johnson –

Anjelah’s paternal great-grandmother, Ramona Chavez, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

18 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    she may be 56,25 Mexican 43,75 White

    • madman says:

      She only has 3,125% confirmed British ancestry. If her paternal grandmother is entirely British, which she may or may not be, that only adds up to 28,125%.

      • Oaken05 says:

        I’m not even sure why anyone is trying to compare apples-to-oranges. Mexican is a nationality, “white” is roughly what you’d call a race. Most Mexicans have significant “white” ancestry.

        Anyway, at least the part of the country she’s from, you’d be comparing Mexican and “Anglo,” which is a mostly apples-to-apples comparison. In any case, judging by what little we know so far, she appears to be at least a quarter Anglo.

      • andrew says:


        In fact you are right. Never been good in math. Possibly 28,125% I’d say.

  2. madman says:

    Anjelah’s paternal grandfather was Ruben Johnson.

    One of Anjelah’s paternal great-grandmothers’ name was Ramona.

  3. madman says:

    Either her ancestors first names vary on records, or that marriage record is not the right one but the surnames just happen to be the same.

    Anjelah’s maternal grandfather was Manuel Castaneda.

    Anjelah’s maternal grandmother was Rachel Jimenez (the daughter of Ambrocio Jimenez and Felipa Contreras).

  4. madman says:

    This is likely her father. His mother’s surname is Haines.

  5. bulbasaur says:

    She is full Mexican descent (Spanish +Native) not half. She says so on her website and on twitter she posted a picture of her family.

    • Oaken05 says:

      I went and look up a pic of her father. He could very well just be Native/predominantly native. And if they have her father’s name correct, why would you assume he’s Mexican? What’s your evidence?

    • madman says:

      Yes, Mitchell Lewis Johnson is a very common surname among the Mexicans.

      A lot of Americans leave out British ancestry when stating their ethnicity. I might look into her father’s side later.

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