|Birthdate:||April 21, 1988|
|Birthplace:||Miami, Florida, United States|
Jencarlos Canela (born April 21, 1988) is an American actor and award-winning singer-songwriting musician. Canela was born in Miami, Florida, to Cuban parents, Lisette and Heriberto Canela. He is the older brother of actor Jason Canela, and they also have two older siblings. Jencarlos is known worldwide for his three internationally renowned telenovelas. Jencarlos was the protagonist as Ángel Salvador in the telenovela Más Sabe el Diablo that was recorded during the years 2009-2010.Gaby Espino and Miguel Varoni also starred in the telenovela. In 2010, the movie Más Sabe el Diablo: El Primer Golpe was released, again with Jencarlos, Gaby Espino, and Miguel Varoni. In 2011, he began recording the telenovela Mi Corazón Insiste with Carmen Villalobos. In the Telemundo award show Premios Tu Mundo 2012 the telenovela won the award for Novela of the Year and Jencarlos won the Favorite Lead Actor award. Jencarlos reappeared in 2013 in the new Telemundo telenovela Pasión Prohibida with Mónica Spear. In that same year the actor won as Favorite Lead Actor for the second time at Telemundo's award show Premios Tu Mundo 2013. After completing his projects as a television actor, Jencarlos began recording his third album, which he released on May 6, 2014. The album title is "Jen" since the album represents who and what Jencarlos is, just as he is, something Jencarlos referred to as "al desnudo" or "naked". In September 2013, the singer and actor began a new project called "Scan Me" on his Vevo account (JencarlosCanelaVEVO) with a series of YouTube videos showing behind the scenes clips as he and his collaborators created his new album. Jencarlos won Artist of the Year in the 2013 awards show Premios Juventud, and his song "I Love It" won the Song of the Summer award. In the 2014 Premio Lo Nuestro awards show, Jencarlos' "I Love It" video was nominated for Video of the Year.