Meet Joelis Vallejo, Mother Of Actor/Singer Rhenzy Feliz
A hairstylist by profession, Joelis Vallejo is known as the mother of Rhenzy Feliz.
We Don't Talk About Bruno, but we can definitely talk about one of its singers Rhenzy Feliz.
The rising actor, singer, and model made his debut at the age of eighteen in 2012 on the Television show Casual.
He gained massive fame following his role as Camilo Madrigal in Disney's 2022 Oscar-winning animated film Encanto.
Similarly, the actor famously played the alternate version of Alex Wilder in Hulu's Runaways, based on Marvel comics.
Feliz credits his mother for his success as she worked hard to raise her son. She moved from one place to another for the betterment of his future.
More details on the mother-son relationship. Also, How old is Feliz? What is his height? How much is his networth?
The actor/singer previously dated actress Isabella Gomez, who is his current girlfriend? Let's find out.
Who Is Joelis Vallejo?
Joelis Vallejo was born and raised in the Bronx. There are no details on her early life and family.
She married young and gave birth to her son Rhenzy Feliz at 21.
There are no details of the first husband. Reportedly they divorced shortly after the marriage, and Joelis became a single mother very young.
Vallejo remarried to a mystery man after almost a decade, and the family moved to Los Angeles for a fresh start.
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Joelis Vallejo's Struggles To Raise Her Son Rhenzy Feliz
Vallejo was only 21 when she became a single mother, and with no proper job and two mouths to feed, she worked really hard.
Feliz, in an interview, mentioned that his mother used to clean offices was a receptionist at a hair salon, and worked in retail.
He also remembered Joelis working two jobs simultaneously to pay the bills and for the food.
The actor/singer is always grateful for his mom and also credits his success to her.
The mother-son duo moved to Florida when Feliz was young as Joelis hated the cold in New York and didn't want her son to grow up in the Bronx neighborhood.
Feliz's mother took on several odd jobs in Florida, and the pair kept relocating.
Due to this, he reportedly attended eight different schools while still in elementary school and credited his mom for his awesome childhood.
"We moved to Florida because she hated the cold and didn't want me to grow up in an environment like that. We didn't end up in an amazing place in Florida, but it was better than the Bronx in New York at that time... And because of her, I had a very good childhood."
The family then finally settled in Los Angeles after Joelis got married.
Rhenzy Feliz: Age, Height, Father
Rhenzy Feliz was born on October 26, 1997, in The Bronx, New York City, USA.
As of now, he is 24 years and stands approximately 5 feet 9 inches (175 cm).
There are almost no details available on his father, but it looks like he shares a great bond with him.
In one of his Instagram posts, he wished his old man on father's day with a heartfelt caption.
The message read:
"I wouldn't be who I am without you. You've made me the man I am in so many ways. Thank you to the most annoyingly charismatic person I know :) I love you Pa. Happy Father's Day! And to all the other Fathers who love their children with all their beings unconditionally thank you too."
After moving to Los Angeles, Feliz attended ‘Santa Monica High School’ (SAMOHI).
Though Feliz had expressed interest in performing arts since he was six, he did not pursue performing arts during his high school years.
Instead, the actor chose to play baseball; however, he, later on, felt that he had no genuine passion for the sport, so he decided to pursue a career in performing arts. Eventually, he graduated, majoring in Drama.
Feliz started his career in the entertainment world following his participation in the 2016 'August Wilson Monologue Competition' and 'The Music Center's Spotlight Program.
Joelis Vallejo Career And Net Worth Details
As of 2022, Vallejo's net worth is estimated at $500k. She is an LA-based hairstylist, and as per the sources, her average income is $22.54 per hour.
On the other hand, her son Rhenzy Feliz is worth $1 million.
His reported average earning is $100k per year. Also, as per the sources, Disney's voice actors usually make $40 per hour.
He was part of Disney's recent hit Encanto which earned 252.4 million USD at the box office amid the global pandemic.
The movie was later released on Disney+, making 1.224 billion total minutes of viewing.
Rhenzy also earns from sponsorships and endorsements. Reportedly, the actor charges between $307.5-$512.5 per sponsored post on his official Instagram account with 102k followers.
Career Highlights- Roles As Spencer In Casual, Camilo Madrigal in Disney's Encanto
Rhenzy Feliz officially began his career in 2016 when he was cast in the popular comedy-drama series Casual.
The Hulu show created by Zander Lehmann and directed by Jason Reitman premiered on October 7, 2015.
He played Spencer, a teenager suffering from terminal cancer, and appeared in 10 episodes, sharing the screen with actors like Tara Lynne Barr and Michaela Suzanne Watkins.
A year later, in 2017, the now 24-year-old appeared in the hit supernatural teen drama Teen Wolf.
He appeared in five episodes as Aaron. The actor gained his first lead role in Marvel's Runaways as Alex Wilder.
The show released its first season on November 21, 2017, and ended after three seasons on December 13, 2019.
Additionally, Feliz made a guest appearance on Kevin (Probably) Saves The World as Marc (a young man who has left home searching for adventure).
Success From Encanto & We Don't Talk About Bruno
In the like manner, the Runaways star lends his voice to Disney's animated film Encanto as Camilo Madrigal.
The film tells the tale of the Madrigals, an extraordinary family who live in a wondrous, charming place called an Encanto.
The movie became a massive hit, even winning the Best Animated Film category at the Academy Awards, the BAFTAs, the Golden Globes, the National Board of Review, and the Producers Guild of America.
Also, Encanto star Feliz was one of the singers of the film's song 'We Don't Talk About Bruno,' written by Lin-Manuel.
The song featuring actors like Stephanie Beatriz, Adassa, Carolina Gaitán, Mauro Castillo, and Diane Guerrero became a sensation and one of the reasons for Encanto's success.
It reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and even surpassed 2013's hit Let It Go (from Frozen), becoming the best song from Disney in more than 26 years. The song was also performed at the 2022 Oscars.
Feliz has also sung songs like Up Heaps, Fighters, Begonia, Skittishly, Chiropractor, and Ballout.
Personal Life- Who Is Rhenzy Feliz's Girlfriend?
Currently, Rhenzy Feliz is not dating anyone as there is no official announcement. Reportedly, he dated Isabella Gomez in the past.
Gomez is a Colombian-American actress known for appearing in One Day at a Time and Head of the Class.
The couple was introduced by a mutual friend Ariela Barer who starred alongside Feliz in Marvel's Runaways.
The duo started the relationship in 2018; however, they broke up after a year and a half. He has not been in a public relationship ever since.
Rhenzy likes to travel and visit new places. He spends his free time playing video games.
Also, in some of his interviews, he mentioned that he would love to scuba dive at the Great Barrier Reef in the future.