Disney’s latest feature film, Encanto, follows the story of Mirabel. Everyone in Mirabel’s family has magical gifts except her. Encanto follows Mirabel as she comes to terms with her true role in the family while helping loved ones heal from wounds created by transgenerational trauma. Entirely based on magical realism, Encanto is an entertaining tale about family dynamics and love.
Because Encanto is a celebration of Colombian culture, its plot is full of Colombian references and its cast is full of Colombian and Colombian-born actors. Some of them are already world famous, while others are just starting their careers. Either way, they’re all exceptionally talented.
14 Maria Cecilia Botero is Abuela Alma
Alma Madrigal is the matriarch of the Madrigal family and the leader of their magical city. She is a strong and dedicated mother and grandmother who sometimes fails to see what is truly best for her family. However, there is no denying that she does her best.
Abuela Alma is voiced by Maria Cecilia Botero, a famous Colombian actress, TV presenter and journalist. Before Encantoshe has worked in several Colombian telenovelas, such as Hilos De Sangre Azul, The Bruja and Caballo Viejo. She also hosted a morning show for four years called Dia A Dia.
13 Mauro Castillo plays Felix
Described as someone who is “just there to have a good time”, Felix is husband to Pepa and father to Dolores, Camilo and Antonio. Since he is not a blood madrigal, he has no gift. He is a relaxed guy who always tries to balance his wife’s strong emotions.
Felix is voiced by Mauro Castillo, a salsa musician from the Colombian Pacific Coast. Before Encanta, Castillo played Wilson Manyoma on the soap opera El Joe, La Léyenda but he is most famous for his music. Its Afro-Latin flavor is palpable in Encantothe hit song We’re not talking about Bruno.
12 Maluma is Mariano Guzman
Voiced by Maluma, Mariano Guzmán is a handsome man with a very sensitive side. He is originally Isabela’s boyfriend. After Isabela embraces her true identity, she breaks up with Mariano and he finds solace in Dolores.
Maluma is a famous Colombian singer and songwriter, particularly known for his reggaeton music. Curiously, he can’t show his voice in Encanto. Encanto is his first acting job, but he will also star in Marry me, a romantic comedy-drama, starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Lopez.
11 Adassa lends his voice to Dolores
Dolores Madrigal is the eldest daughter of Pepa and Felix. She is a shy girl who tends to reveal other people’s secrets due to her enhanced hearing abilities. Regardless of that, she clearly cares a lot about her family.
Dolores is voiced by Adassa, an urban reggaeton singer of Afro-Colombian descent. While Encanto is her first acting job, Adassa has been working on her music career since the early 2000s. Clearly, that’s her priority. In We’re not talking about Bruno, she showcases her talent as a rapper.
ten Ravi Cabot-Conyers is Antonio
Felix and Pepa’s son Antonio Madrigal is the youngest member of the Madrigals. He is a hyperactive and empathetic boy with the ability to communicate with animals, a gift he received at the start of Encanto. Ravi Cabot-Conyers lends his voice to Antonio.
Although he is only 10 years old, the career of Ravi Cabot-Conyers is quite short. outraged Encantohe appeared on Netflix #BlackAF like Kam and the movie Justine like Drew. It looks like Ravi Cabot-Conyer is on his way to stardom.
9 Alan Tudyk doubles Pico the toucan
Alan Tudyk voices Antonio’s Toucan, Pico. He is the first creature Antonio understands after receiving his gift. He has no lines in English, but the younger Madrigal translates his croaks and grunts.
Pico is not Tudyk’s first bird-like work. Besides Pico, he voiced Hei Hei in Moana and Iago in Aladdin. Besides that, Tudyk is currently known for playing Mr. Nobody in HBO. Doom Patrol and Dr. Harry Vanderspeigle in Foreign resident.
8 Angie Cepeda brings Julieta to life
Julieta Madrigal is the mother of Isabela, Luisa and Mirabel and is the wife of Agustín. She is a loving woman with the ability to heal people with her cooking. Her gift is an obvious nod to the Latin belief that a mother can cure anything, especially with homemade food.
Julieta’s voice actor is Angie Cepeda, a Colombian actress with a long career in her country. Internationally, she is known for her work as Lila in the television series 2091 and her role as Maria Gonzales in Wild horsesdirected and starred by Robert Duvall.
seven Carolina Gaitan is Aunt Pepa
Pepa Madrigal is one of Abuela Alma’s daughters. Pepa is Julieta and Bruno’s sister and Felix’s wife. Since Pepa can control the weather depending on her mood, she is often portrayed as overly emotional by everyone around her, which forces her to hide her true feelings.
Pepa is voiced by Carolina Gaitan, a Colombian actress with several prominent roles in Colombian soap operas. In addition to that, Gaitan has several leading roles in internationally acclaimed Latin series, such as Celia, Sin Senos Si Hay Paraiso, and those of Netflix Narcos.
6 Wilmer Valderrama lends his voice to Agustin
Agustin Madrigal is the father of Isabela, Luisa and Mirabel. He is an accident-prone man who fortunately married a woman with a gift of healing. He has no magic gift, but he is a kind father and a loving husband.
Wilmer Valderrama, a Venezuelan-Colombian, is Agustin’s voice actor. Currently, he plays Special Agent Nick Torres in NCISbut Valderrama is known for his role as Fez, the eccentric foreign student in the 1998 sitcom That 70s show.
5 Jessica Darrow as Luisa
Luisa Madrigal is the middle child of Agustin and Julieta. She’s a 19-year-old girl with superhuman strength, so everyone always asks her for favors. Luisa never complains and takes responsibility for carrying everyone’s burdens. In fact, she feels a lot of anxiety and fear of failure.
Jessica Darrow, a Cuban-American actress, provides the voice of Luisa. Before EncantoDarrow worked on the film Feast of the Seven Fishes, where she played Sarah. His career is just getting started, but there’s no doubt that Darrow’s career will only grow from here.
4 Rhenzy Feliz voice Camilo
Camilo Madrigal is the second son of Pepa and Felix. He is a 15-year-old boy who “doesn’t quite know who they are yet”, according to Encanto‘s writer, Charise Castro Smith. This lack of self-awareness is evident when considering her gift: shapeshifting.
Camilo is voiced by 24-year-old actor Rhenzy Feliz. Although Feliz’s career is not yet very long, he is widely known for playing Alex Widler in the live-action series Marvel Runawaysas well as Aaron in the supernatural show Teen Wolf.
3 Diane Guerrero plays Isabelle
Isabela is the eldest daughter of Julieta and Agustin and the golden child of the Madrigal family. She can create flowers out of nothing, but her gift is just a metaphor for the unattainable perfection that everyone expects of her. Thanks to Mirabel, she frees herself from these expectations. Isabela is voiced by Diane Guerrero.
Guerrero’s most famous work to date is her role as Crazy Jane on HBO. Doom Patrol. However, she also played the beloved Maritza Ramos in Orange is the new black and Lina Santillan in Joan the Virgin.
2 John Leguizamo plays Bruno
Abuela Alma’s only son, Bruno, is a sensitive and caring man who can see the future. Due to his gift, he is often branded as a bringer of bad news and is ostracized by his family and town. There is even a very famous song about it, We are not talking about Bruno.
John Leguizamo provides the voice of Bruno in Encanto. The 57-year-old actor has a long career in film, television and Broadway. He is particularly famous for playing Sid in the Ice Age films, Dr. Victor Clemente in the 12th season of Emergency roomand Ozzy Delvecchio in Line.
1 Stephanie Beatriz voice Mirabel
EncantoMirabel’s main character always felt like he didn’t belong to his family because he lacked a magical gift. However, when her family’s miracle begins to waver, she realizes that she is the only one who can save the Madrigal’s magic.
Although she is only 15, Mirabel is played by 40-year-old actress Stephanie Beatriz. Fans surely know her for her role as Rosa Díaz in the NBC comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Recently, Beatriz also showed her talent in the film In the heightswhere she plays Carla.
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