Jencarlos Canela (born April 21, 1988) is an American actor and musician. He is best known for playing the leading roles in the telenovelas Más Sabe el Diablo and Mi Corazón Insiste. Canela was born in Miami, Florida, to Cuban parents. His father came from Cuba to the United States on the Mariel Boatlift. He graduated in 2006 from the New World School of the Arts in Miami, Florida, with honors. Canela began his music career at the age of 12, in the Miami based band Boom Boom Pop. In 2002, he began recording songs as a soloist. He performed at Miss World 2004 and Miss World 2005.