Some have come a long way, while others have just landed their big break.
Disney’s Encanto has taken the world by storm, with its mix of fantastic storytelling and Lin Manuel’s catchy sing-a-long music. Some might wonder who are the voices behind these amazing characters and what were they doing before this massive hit of a movie.
Stephanie Beatriz as Mirabel Madrigal
Before lending her voice to Mirabel Madrigal, Stephanie Beatriz made her big break playing the no-nonsense Detective Rosa Diaz on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, where she made fans laugh out loud with her straight-faced comedy and bullying demeanor.
Here’s Stephanie Beatriz now:
Diane Guerrero as Isabela Madrigal
Here she is as Maritza in 2013’s Orange Is The New Black:
And here’s Diane Guerrero now:
John Leguizamo as Bruno Madrigal
Here he is as Benny Blanco in 1993’s Carlito’s Way:
Here’s John Leguizamo now:
Maria Cecilia Botero as Abuela Alma
Cecilia hit big with the telenovela Dos Mujeres where she played Laura Blanco:
Maria Cecilia Botero now:
Angie Cepeda as Julieta Madrigal
Here’s Angie then, as one of the many telenovelas she starred in was Luz Maria as the title character:
And here’s Angie Cepeda now:
Wilmer Valderrama as Agustin Madrigal
Here’s Wilmer Valderrama when he was playing the loveable Fez for That 70’s Show:
And here’s Wilmer Valderrama now:
Jessica Darrow as Luisa Madrigal
Here’s Jessica’s first big role in 2019’s Feast Of The Seven Fishes.
Jessica Darrow now:
Carolina Gaitan as Pepa Madrigal
Here she is as Catalina Marin in the popular telenovela Sin Senos No Hay Paraiso.
Carolina Gaitan now:
Mauro Castillo as Felix Mardigal
Here is Mauro in one of his first acting gigs as legendary Colombian singer Wilson Soako for the telenovela El Joe, la leyenda.
Mauro Castillo now:
What did you think of Encanto? Did you realize how many of these actors were just getting their big break here in the states? Let us in the comments if you recognize any of these actors from other roles.