Jencarlos Canela (born April 21, 1988) is an award winning American actor and singer. He came to prominence for his role in the telenovela, Mas sabe el diablo. He also boast of three studio albums to his credit such as; Buscame, Un Nuevo Dia and Jen.
He won the song of the summer award for his hit single “I Love It” and the music video was nominated for Video of the Year at Lo Nuestro Awards show.
|Date of Birth:||April 21, 1988|
|Birth Place:||Miami, Florida, U.S|
|Parents:||Heriberto Canela, Lisette Canela|
|Siblings:||Jason Canela, Annette Canela|
|Children:||Nickolas Canela Espino|
|Net Worth:||$5 million|
Jencarlos was born on April 21, 1988 in Miami, Florida, United States, to parents from Cuba; Lisette and Heriberto Canela.
He has a younger brother, Jason Canela, who is an actor and two older siblings, Erick and Anette.
He also studied music and acting at the New World School of Arts, USA.
Canela started doing music at the age of 12 and came through as the lead singer of the group “Boom Boom Poo”.
He went solo in the late 2002 after two years of successful participation with the group.
He became the model and singer for Ford Motor Company “Ride It Like a Ford” ad campaign.
He has three albums to his credit. He released the first and second album, Buscame and Un Nuevo Dia in 2009 and 2011 respectively, under the independent label, Bullseye Music Entertainment.
He recorded the song “Suena” alongside Emilo Estefan, for Telemundo’s coverage of the 2012 Summer Olympics. He later signed with Universal Music Latin Entertainment.
Canela began acting in 2007 with a role as Alfredo Torres in the telenovela, Pecado Ajenos.
He was the protagonist as Angel Salvador in the telenovela Mas sabe el diablo in 2009, which also had the likes of Miguel Varoni and Gaby Espino.
He starred in the Telemundo telenovela, Pasion prohibida with Monica Spear in 2013 and portrayed Jesus Christ in the musical special Passion on fox in March 2016.
He also played the role Uncle Victor in the Netflix series The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia, in 2020.
- Perro Amor
- Hunted by Night
- Pecados Ajenos
- The Passion
- Grand Hotel
- The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia
- Buscame (2009)
- Un Nuevo Dia (2011)
- Jen (2014)
- Baila Baila
- Give It Up Tonight
- I Love It
- Cosita Linda
Awards & Nominations
Canela has won numerous awards such as:
- Favorite Lead Actor at Premios Tu Mundo (2013)
- Song of Summer for “I Love It” at Premios Juventud
- Favorite Lead Actor at Premios Tu Mundo (2012)
- Breakout Artist of the Year at Premio Lo Nuestro (2011)
He was nominated for:
- Latin Artist of the year at Premios Billboard de la Musica Latina (2010)
- Video of the Year at Premio Lo Nuestro (2014)
- Best Male Protagonist at Miami Life Awards (2014)
Canela and the Venezuelan actress and model, Gaby Espino, confirmed their relationship in September 2011 and announced their separation in August 2014. Both Canela and Gaby have a son together named Nickolas Canela Espino (born February 12, 2012).
Canela also dated Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2017 Danyeshka Hernandez from 2018 to 2021 as they parted ways in September 2021.
Jencarlos Canela has an estimated net worth of $5 million.
- Instagram: @jencarlosmusic
- Facebook: Jencarlos