Welcome to the Family Madrigal: Uncovering the Ages of the Characters in Encanto and the Stars Behind Them

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There’s no denying that Disney’s Encanto was an unstoppable hit. Images and songs from the movie were everywhere in 2021 and still persist heavily into this year.

Everyone knows about it – whether you’re a casual TikTok user, who has fallen victim to the earworm “We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” or a parent with young toddlers ready to gouge out your eyes if you have to hear that song again.

The magical Madrigals

Encanto centers around the extraordinary members of the Madrigal family, who each possess a unique power.

They use their gifts to assist their small village located in the magical realm of Encanto. It’s a Spanish word that means “charm” or “enchantment” but is also used as a term of endearment.

The Madrigal Family from the 2021 animated musical fantasy film EncantoThe Madrigal Family from the 2021 animated musical fantasy film Encanto (Credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

However, one of the youngest Madrigals, Mirabel, doesn’t have a magical gift. This becomes a problem when the family’s home, Casita, begins to lose its magic.

Perfect timing

Released during the darkest throes of the COVID-19 pandemic, Encanto seemed to come at the perfect time.

A heartwarming tale about a family struggling to stick together rang true for the public, as many were forced to be separated from their loved ones during quarantine.

Plus, it has a super catchy soundtrack. Written by Broadway hitmaker Lin-Manuel Miranda and composed by Academy Award nominee Germaine Franco, it certainly sweetened the deal.

The Madrigals from the critically-acclaimed animated film EncantoThe Madrigals from the critically-acclaimed animated film Encanto (Credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

However, with such a large cast of characters, it can be difficult to keep track of everyone in the Madrigal family. Some eagle-eyed viewers noticed that not every character’s age was in the script. This made it even harder to make sense of the large Madrigal family tree.

Here’s everything we know about the ages of the Madrigal family members and how they compare to their voice actors:

1. Mirabel Madrigal – 15 years old

Mirabel is the protagonist of Encanto. She feels like an outcast since she doesn’t appear to have a magical gift of her own unlike the rest of her family. Her quirky, kind demeanor makes her a wonderful vessel for this coming-of-age tale.

Mirabel Madrigal voiced by Stephanie Beatriz for EncantoMirabel Madrigal voiced by Stephanie Beatriz for Encanto (Credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), who voices Mirabel, is quite a bit older at 41 years old. However, she said that she sees a lot of herself in Mirabel and her experiences.

As for the flashback scenes, 5-year-old Mirabel is voiced by Noemi Josephina Flores.

Stephanie Beatriz in a plunging Genny dress and Stuart Weitzman heelsStephanie Beatriz in a plunging Genny dress and Stuart Weitzman heels at the National Board of Review Annual Awards Gala in New York City on March 15, 2022 (Credit: JOHN NACION / Startraksphoto)

2. Isabela Madrigal – 21 years old

The eldest of Mirabel’s siblings, Isabela is known far and wide for her beauty and grace, which she can physically manifest by making flowers grow everywhere.

Later, when she realizes she doesn’t need to be perfect, she discovers just how powerful her gift can be. At 21, Isabela’s story arc perfectly encompasses the struggles of a beautiful woman at that age.

Isabela Madrigal voiced by Diane Guerrero for EncantoIsabela Madrigal voiced by Diane Guerrero for Encanto (Credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

The equally beautiful Diane Guerrero (Orange Is the New Black), who voices Isabela, is slightly older at 35 years old.

Diane Guerrero wearing an Off-White dress with a long train and Christian Louboutin slingback heelsDiane Guerrero wearing an Off-White dress with a long train and Christian Louboutin slingback heels at the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party (Credit: PAPIXS / INSTARimages)

3. Luisa Madrigal – 19 years old

The extremely buff Luisa is the last of Mirabel’s sisters. She can be seen performing amazing feats of strength, such as lifting donkeys and houses.

It’s not until later that she reveals how taxing her gift is – both physically and emotionally. Like a typical 19-year-old (and a typical middle child), Luisa keeps this struggle to herself until she’s “ready to blow.”

Luisa Madrigal voiced by Jessica Darrow for EncantoLuisa Madrigal voiced by Jessica Darrow for Encanto (Credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

She is voiced by 27-year-old singer and actress Jessica Darrow. She also lends her voice to Encanto’s legendary hit “Surface Pressure,” which gives the introduction to her character in the film.

Despite the song’s success – Surface Pressure is RIAA certified platinum – Darrow is relatively new to the screen. So keep an eye out for her in the future!

Although she’s a bit older than her onscreen counterpart, Darrow is extremely outspoken about her identity as a lesbian. She loves that Luisa is a role model for girls, who don’t feel like they fit the mold of what a woman “should” be.

Jessica Darrow wearing a black bandeau, a striped blazer, matching striped pants, and strappy heelsJessica Darrow wearing a black bandeau, a striped blazer, matching striped pants, and strappy heels at the Greenwich International Film Festival’s Change-maker Gala to honor Lin-Manuel Miranda and The Miranda Family Foundation held at L’Escale Restaurant in Greenwich, Connecticut on May 25, 2022 (Credit: Marion Curtis / StarPix for GIFF)

4. Abuela Alma Madrigal – 75 years old

The family matriarch, Abuela Alma Madrigal keeps her family in line. She’s also in charge of protecting Casita’s powers, and as a result, her family’s powers as well.

Unfortunately, Abuela Alma places too much responsibility on herself alone, lashing out at Mirabel when their powers begin to wane. Luckily, she realizes the error of her ways, making for a heartwarming end to the film.

Abuela Alma Madrigal voiced by Maria Cecilia Botero for EncantoAbuela Alma Madrigal voiced by Maria Cecilia Botero for Encanto (Credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

She is voiced by 67-year-old Maria Cecilia Botero, a Colombian actress, and journalist. She has appeared in a number of Spanish-language titles, such as Lorena and Caballo Viejo. However, Abuela’s singing voice is provided by 66-year-old Tony Award-winning Broadway performer Olga Merediz.

Maria Cecilia Botero at the Encanto World PremiereMaria Cecilia Botero at the Encanto World Premiere held at the El Capital Theatre in Los Angeles, California on November 3, 2021 (Credit: Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock)

5. Abuelo Pedro Madrigal – 26 years old

Although Abuelo Pedro only appears in spirit during the film, he plays an integral role as his death causes the manifestation of the powers of Casita and the Madrigals.

When Abuelo Pedro crossed the river, he was intended to be the same age as 26-year-old Sebastian Yatra when he recorded his song Dos Oruguitas. This would make Abuelo Pedro 26 years old when he sacrificed himself and lost his life for his family.

6. Julieta Madrigal – 50 years old

The mother to Mirabel, Isabela, and Luisa, Julieta has the power to heal nearly any affliction through her delicious cooking and baking. At 50, she is slightly older than her other siblings (by just a few minutes, as they are triplets).

Julieta Madrigal voiced by Angie Cepeda for EncantoJulieta Madrigal voiced by Angie Cepeda for Encanto (Credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

She is voiced by 47-year-old actress Angie Cepeda, who has appeared in a number of telenovelas like Pobre Diabla. Cepeda also reprised the role of Julieta for the Spanish and Italian versions of Encanto.

Angie Cepeda in a risqué all-red ensemble at the premiere of HaloAngie Cepeda in a risqué all-red ensemble at the premiere of Halo held at Hollywood Legion Theater in Los Angeles, California on March 23, 2022 (Credit: Faye Sadou / Media Punch / INSTARimages)

7. Agustin Madrigal – A little bit younger than 50 years old

Although Agustin is one of the goofiest Madrigal family members, this further endears him to his wife Julieta and daughter Mirabel. Since he was married into the family, he doesn’t possess a magical gift unlike the others.

As in many of the film’s characters, Agustin’s age is never deliberately stated. However, the creators have noted that Agustin is intended to be slightly younger than Julieta and his siblings, making him between the ages of 45 and 49.

Agustin Madrigal voiced by Wilmer Valderrama for EncantoAgustin Madrigal voiced by Wilmer Valderrama for Encanto (Credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

If Agustin’s voice sounds familiar to you, it’s because he’s voiced by Demi Lovato’s ex-boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama (That ‘70s Show). The actor is slightly younger than Agustin at 42 years old.

Wilmer Valderrama wearing an olive suit and brown leather dress shoesWilmer Valderrama wearing an olive suit and brown leather dress shoes at the Salute to the NCIS Universe event during Paleyfest LA on April 10, 2022 (Credit: Fayes Vision / Startraksphoto)

8. Bruno Madrigal – 50 years old

“We don’t talk about Bruno, no, no!”

Bruno is the only Madrigal with the ability to see the future. This causes him to be heavily ostracized from his family, as they begin to believe that he is a bad omen.

In all reality, Bruno can’t change or influence the future – he can only predict what will happen. Honestly, Bruno’s worst quality is telling other people when the future will be bad. It’s one thing if he’s trying to stop a truly dangerous disaster, but maybe he should use a little tact and keep the fact that it might rain on someone’s wedding day to himself…

As a triplet (and as the character that inspires what is arguably the catchiest song on Encanto’s soundtrack), it makes sense that Bruno is the same age as his 50-year-old sisters Julieta and Pepa.

Bruno Madrigal voiced by John Leguizamo for EncantoBruno Madrigal voiced by John Leguizamo for Encanto (Credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

He is voiced by legendary actor John Leguizamo (Romeo + Juliet, Ice Age, Moulin Rouge!), who is slightly older than his onscreen counterpart at 61 years old.

John Leguizamo at the Encanto World PremiereJohn Leguizamo at the Encanto World Premiere held at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles, California on November 3, 2021 (Credit: Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock)

9. Pepa Madrigal – 50 years old

The last of the Madrigal triplets, Pepa shares the same age as her siblings, Julieta and Bruno. Try as she might, Pepa is dominated by her emotions, and unfortunately, so are her powers, which leads to lots of tiny thunderstorms around the Madrigal home.

Still, Pepa fiercely loves her family, her husband Felix, and her three children – Dolores, Camilo, and Antonio.

Pepa Madrigal voiced by Carolina Gaitan for EncantoPepa Madrigal voiced by Carolina Gaitan for Encanto (Credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

She is voiced by 38-year-old Colombian actress Carolina Gaitan. She also reprised the role for the Spanish-language version of Encanto.

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Carolina Gaitan in an embellished bandeau and a sheer lime green skirt at the Encanto World Premiere held at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles, California on November 3, 2021 (Credit: Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock)

10. Felix Madrigal – Slightly older than 50 years old

As in the other characters, who were married into the Madrigals, the Encanto creators didn’t place too much importance on letting the viewers know how old Felix is.

What they did tell us is that Pepa’s husband is slightly older than the triplets. Felix could be anywhere from 50 to 56 years old, according to our best guesstimate.

Felix Madrigal voiced by Mauro Castillo for EncantoFelix Madrigal voiced by Mauro Castillo for Encanto (Credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

He is voiced by 44-year-old actor and singer-songwriter Mauro Castillo, who reprised the role for the Spanish-language version of Encanto.

Mauro Castillo at the Encanto World PremiereMauro Castillo at the Encanto World Premiere held at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles, California on November 3, 2021 (Credit: Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock)

11. Dolores Madrigal – 21 years old

The eldest child of Pepa and Felix, Dolores has the power of superhuman hearing. This causes her to be more of a listener than a talker.

Paired with her power, she is frequently overshadowed by her same-age cousin Isabela. Luckily, Dolores realizes that she is just as important and beautiful as her cousin, even making a love connection by the end of the film!

Dolores Madrigal voiced by Adassa for EncantoDolores Madrigal voiced by Adassa for Encanto (Credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

She is voiced by the mononymous Adassa, a 42-year-old Reggaeton singer.

Adassa wearing brown platform heels and a sleeveless dress with a geometric patternAdassa wearing brown platform heels and a sleeveless dress with a geometric pattern at the 2022 iHeartRadio Wango Tango held at Dignity Health Sports Park in Los Angeles, California on June 4, 2022 (Credit: Xavier Collin / Image Press Agency / ABACA / INSTARimages)

12. Camilo Madrigal – 15 years old

A mischievous shapeshifter, Camilo is 15 years old and slightly older than Mirabel. This is why the Madrigals were so shocked that Mirabel didn’t receive a gift, since Camilo had received such a cool one just a few months earlier!

Camilo is voiced by Rhenzy Feliz, who is a tad bit older than his onscreen counterpart at 24 years old. Still, Feliz captures Camilo’s “jerky teenage brother” vibe resulting in his voice going absolutely viral with the line, “Isabela, your boyfriend’s here!” on TikTok last year.

Rhenzy Feliz at the Huluween Celebration at Town StagesRhenzy Feliz at the Huluween Celebration at Town Stages on October 4, 2019, in New York City (Credit: Ron Adar / Shutterstock)

13. Antonio Madrigal – 5 years old

Mirabel has a special bond with Antonio, who sees her as a big sister, as they share the nursery together until Antonio comes of age to receive his gift.

She does a great job of comforting and supporting Antonio, who is worried that, like her, he may not receive a unique power at all.

He eventually gets one of the coolest gifts of all: the ability to talk to animals. Although Mirabel is happy for her youngest cousin, she is a bit jealous and will definitely miss her tiny roommate.

Antonio Madrigal voiced by Ravi Cabot-Conyers for EncantoAntonio Madrigal voiced by Ravi Cabot-Conyers for Encanto (Credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

Like his onscreen counterpart, Ravi Cabot-Conyers is one of the youngest members of the cast. At 11, he is just six years older than Antonio.

Ravi Cabot-Conyers at the Encanto World PremiereRavi Cabot-Conyers at the Encanto World Premiere held at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles, California on November 3, 2021 (Credit: Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock)

14. Mariano Guzman – 22 years old

Mariano is only a year older than both Dolores and Isabela, making him 22 years old.

Even though Mariano isn’t technically a Madrigal, there’s no way this hunk won’t end up joining the family. After ending his engagement with Isabela, he finally gained the freedom to go after his true love, Dolores!

Luckily, Dolores feels the same way. If there’s an Encanto sequel in the works, we will definitely look forward to seeing this new couple’s love bloom.

Mariano Guzman voiced by Maluma for EncantoMariano Guzman voiced by Maluma for Encanto (Credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

The iconic Colombian singer-songwriter Maluma lends his voice for Mariano. He is just a tad older than his onscreen counterpart at 28 years old.

Maluma wearing an all-black leather look from Roberto Cavalli at the 2021 MTV Europe Music AwardsMaluma wearing an all-black leather look from Roberto Cavalli at the 2021 MTV Europe Music Awards held at the Papp Laszlo Budapest Sports Arena in Budapest, Hungary on November 14, 2021 (Credit: Niviere David / ABACA / INSTARimages)

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