Anjelah Johnson-Reyes Nominated for Audie Award for Narrating Her Book “Who Do I Think I Am?”

Anjelah Johnson-Reyes is celebrating a special recognition…

The 2023 Audie Awards nominees have been revealed with the the 40-year-old half-Mexican American actress/comedian making the grade.

Anjelah JohnsonThe Audie Awards, which are presented by The Audio Publishers Association, recognize distinction in audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment.

Johnson-Reyes is nominated in the Humor category for Who Do I Think I Am?, which she wrote and narrated for Hachette Audio.

Hugo Martínez’s Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts is nominated in the Audiobook of the Year category.

Raúl E. Esparza is nominated in the Autobiography/Memoir category for narrating Safe, Wanted, and Loved: A Family Memoir of Mental Illness, Heartbreak, and Hope.

There are 26 competitive categories, including two that are gendered – best female narrator and best male narrator. Winners will be revealed at the Audie Awards Gala on March 28.

The ceremony will be streamed from Chelsea PiersPier Sixty in New York City.

“The Audio Publishers Association congratulates all of this year’s finalists,” Ana Maria Allessi, president of the APA, said in a statement. “This year’s finalists are representative of the immense talent in the audiobook community and beyond. From the recently crowned EGOT recipient Viola Davis to Grammy winner Paul Simon to audiobook luminaries like Soneela Nankani and Edoardo Ballerini, we’re proud of these multi-hyphenates who are helping shape the medium. We look forward to celebrating all of them at the March 28 gala.”

The Audio Publishers Association is a not-for-profit trade organization. Since 1986, the APA has worked to bring audio publishers together to increase interest in audiobooks. For more information about the APA, visit

Here are nominees in four key categories:

Audiobook of the Year
The 1619 Project, created by Nikole Hannah-Jones and The New York Times Magazine; edited by Caitlin Roper, Ilena Silverman, and Jake Silverstein; various narrators; published by Penguin Random House Audio
Finding Me, written and narrated by Viola Davis; published by HarperAudio
Miracle and Wonder: Conversations with Paul Simon, by Malcolm Gladwell and Bruce Headlam; narrated by Paul Simon, Malcolm Gladwell, and Bruce Headlam; published by Pushkin Industries
Remarkably Bright Creatures, by Shelby Van Pelt; narrated by Marin Ireland and Michael Urie, published by HarperAudio
Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts, adapted by Tyler English-Beckwith, based on the graphic novel by Rebecca Hall and Hugo Martínez, various narrators; published by Podium Audio

The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man, by Paul Newman; edited by David Rosenthal; foreword by Melissa Newman; afterword by Clea Newman Soderlund; narrated by Jeff Daniels, Melissa Newman, Clea Newman Soderlund, Ari Fliakos, January LaVoy, John Rubinstein, and Emily Wachtel; published by Penguin Random House Audio
Hello, Molly!, written and narrated by Molly Shannon; published by HarperAudio
Left on Tenth, written and narrated by Delia Ephron; published by Hachette Audio
Safe, Wanted, and Loved: A Family Memoir of Mental Illness, Heartbreak, and Hope, by Patrick Dylan; narrated by Raúl E. Esparza; published by Snow Anselmo Press with Girl Friday Productions
Unprotected: A Memoir, written and narrated by Billy Porter, published by Recorded Books, a division of RBmedia

Happy-Go-Lucky, written and narrated by David Sedaris; published by Hachette Audio
Let’s Catch Up Soon, by Sarah Cooper; narrated by Sarah Cooper and Felip Jeremic, published by Audible Originals
The Office BFFs, written and narrated by Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey; published by HarperAudio
Who Do I Think I Am?, written and narrated by Anjelah Johnson-Reyes; published by Hachette Audio
The Wilder Widows, by Katherine Hastings; narrated by Pamela Dillman; published by Flyte Publishing

Narration by the Author(s)
Apparently There Were Complaints, written and narrated by Sharon Glesspublished by Simon & Schuster Audio
Finding Me, written and narrated by Viola Davis; published by HarperAudio
Hello, Molly!, written and narrated by Molly Shannon; published by HarperAudio
Ten Steps to Nanette, written and narrated by Hannah Gadsby; published by Penguin
Random House Audio
Waypoints, written and narrated by Sam Heughan; published by Hachette Audio

Click here for the complete list of nominees.

To learn more about the 2023 finalists visit


Anjelah Johnson-Reyes to Serve as Presenter at This Year’s PGA Awards

Anjelah Johnson-Reyes is headed to the PGA Awards

The Producers Guild of America has revealed the presenters lineup for the 34th annual PGA Awards, to be held on Saturday at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, with the 40-year-old half-Mexican American actress/comedian making the list.

Anjelah JohnsonIn addition to Johnson-Reyes, other notable celebrities set to take the stage to present throughout the evening include Angela Bassett, Austin Butler, Billy Eichner, Bob Odenkirk, Brendan Fraser, Cate Blanchett, Danielle Deadwyler, Dave Burd, Diego Luna, Eugenio Derbez, Hannah Einbinder, Hong Chau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jay Ellis, Kate Hudson, Ke Huy Quan, Kerry Condon, Leslie Odom, Jr., Michelle Williams, Michelle Yeoh, Mo Amer, Monica Barbaro, Nicole Byer, Paul Dano, Robert Rodriguez, Ron Howard, Sacha Baron Cohen, Sandra Oh, Sherry Lansing and Stephanie Hsu.

The PGA Awards celebrate the producers behind the best films, television series, and new media projects of the year.

Widely known as a reliable bellwether for the Best Picture category at the Oscars, the PGA has nominated Avatar: The Way of Water, The Banshees of Inisherin, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Elvis, Everything Everywhere All at Once, The Fabelmans, Glass Onion: Knives Out Mystery, Tár, Top Gun: Maverick and The Whale for its Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures Award.

The 2023 Producers Guild of America Awards is produced by Anchor Street Collective for the Producers Guild of America.

Anjelah Johnson-Reyes to Star in Prime Video’s Holiday Comedy “Candy Cane Lane”

Anjelah Johnson-Reyes is getting into the Christmas holiday season way early…

The 40-year-old half-Mexican American actress and comedian has joined the cast of Prime Video’s holiday comedy Candy Cane Lane.

Anjelah JohnsonJohnson-Reyes is among a list of new cast additions that includes Ken Marino and D.C. Young Fly.

They join previously announced cast members Eddie Murphy, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jillian Bell, Genneya Walton, Madison Thomas, Thaddeus J. Mixson, Robin Thede, Chris Redd and Danielle Pinnock.

Reginald Hudlin directs off a script by Kelly Younger, inspired by his own childhood holiday experiences.

Story details are being kept under wraps.

The movie is shooting in Los Angeles and a part of the California Film & Television Tax Credit Program. The film will stream on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide and marks the first film falling under Murphy’s three-picture and first-look film deal with Amazon Studios.

Johnson-Reyes has six comedy specials streaming on various platforms. Additionally, she has guest starred on shows like Life & BethSuperstoreThe ShieldUgly Betty and Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Her film credits include Enough Said, Our Family Wedding, and Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel.

WWE Studios Acquires Worldwide Rights to Johnson’s “The Resurrection of Gavin Stone”

Anjelah Johnson-Reyes’ latest project is going global…

WWE Studios has acquired worldwide rights to The Resurrection of Gavin Stone, a faith-based title from the Harvest Bible Chapel’s Vertical Church Films.

Anjelah Johnson-Reyes

The film is toplined by the 33-year-old half-Mexican American actress/comedian, Brett Dalton, D.B. Sweeney and Neil Flynn and features former WWE champ Shawn Michaels.

Andrea Nasfell wrote the screenplay and Vertical Church founder Dallas Jenkins (What If…) helmed it. The outfit’s first feature-length effort is a long way the studio’s usual action fare featuring its star wrestlers: It centers on a former child star-turned-washed-up and troubled actor (Dalton), who after receiving a community service sentence pretends to be a Christian so he can play Jesus in a mega-church Easter production in order to fulfill his hours. Along the way, he reconnects with his past and builds upon his faith to discover his most important role is far away from the shining lights of Hollywood.

“It is a privilege to be working with the Harvest Bible Chapel and Vertical Church Films, as they share our understanding of the importance of a strong foundation for storytelling,” said WWE Studios president Michael Luisi. “The Resurrection of Gavin Stone is a heartwarming tale of faith and redemption that will allow us to continue growing our audience as we expand into new genres.”