Amy Jo Johnson

Amy Jo Johnson

Born: October 6, 1970
Age: 48
Birthplace: Hyannis, Massachusetts, U.S.
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Amy Jo Johnson (born October 6, 1970) is an American-Canadian singer and actress best known for her roles in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Felicity, The Division, and Flashpoint.

Johnson came to prominence in the early 1990s as part of the original Power Rangers cast. After leaving the show, she had several parts in made-for-television movies before landing a leading role in Felicity on The WB, which ran from 1998 to 2002. In the 2000s, she continued her acting career, with main roles in The Division and Flashpoint, as well as recurring and guest roles on several other shows.

In addition, she had directed and produced two acclaimed short films: Bent (2013) and Lines (2014).

In 2017, her first self-produced feature film The Space Between was released.

Johnson is also a singer-songwriter and has released three albums to date.


Personal life

Johnson was born in Hyannis, Massachusetts, grew up in Dennis, Massachusetts on Cape Cod, to Greig, a car salesman, and Christine, who managed a clothing store. She attended Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School.

As a teenager, Johnson participated in gymnastics. She reached Class One and participated in competitions hosted in the United States and Europe in uneven bars, vault, beam, and floor. At the age of 17, she left gymnastics to pursue acting.

Johnson is married to Olivier Giner (August 2009). They live in Toronto and have one daughter, Francesca Christine, born in December 2008. Johnson became a Canadian citizen on June 23, 2015, giving her dual citizenship.

Acting career

Johnson moved to New York City at 18 to pursue an acting career. She attended the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. She later moved to Los Angeles to audition for her first part.

Johnson's first role was as Kimberly Ann Hart, the Pink Ranger, in the 1993 series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. She acquired the role less than a month after moving to Los Angeles. Her gymnastics background was an advantage in fight scenes. The series achieved unexpected success, and Johnson had a fair share of media exposure. In an appearance on VH1's I Love the '90s, Johnson jokingly stated that having been the Pink Power Ranger was something she would "never live down." In later years, Johnson stated that becoming famous from the show was at times overwhelming and had given her nightmares, but that overall, she learned many things and is grateful to the show and her fans.

After she left the series in 1995, Johnson went on to star in Disney Channel's Susie Q and in the Saved by the Bell: The New Class episode "Backstage Pass." In 1997, she starred in NBC's adaptation of Lois Duncan's novel Killing Mr. Griffin and played a gymnast with an eating disorder in Perfect Body. Johnson also participated in the film Without Limits. She also reprised her role as Kimberly Hart in Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie.

In 1998, Johnson was invited to play Julie Emrick in The WB series Felicity. She held a main role on Felicity for three seasons and was a special guest in its fourth and final season.

In the early 2000s, Johnson had roles in Interstate 60, Pursuit of Happiness, and Infested, as well as television film Hard Ground. She also had guest starring roles on Spin City and ER. In 2004, she starred as Stacy Reynolds in the fourth season of The Division. In the latter half of the decade, she had recurring roles in Wildfire and What About Brian, and she starred in television films Magma: Volcanic Disaster on Syfy and Fatal Trust on Lifetime. In addition, Johnson took parts in a few independent films: Veritas, Prince of Truth and Islander.

Beginning in 2008, Johnson became a series regular on Flashpoint as Constable Jules Callaghan, a member of the fictional Strategic Response Unit of the Toronto Police service. She was nominated for a Gemini Award for her performance. The show aired new episodes through 2012.

Since 2012, Johnson has had guest roles on a few shows including a recurring role on USA's Covert Affairs. In addition, she has directed and produced two acclaimed short films : Bent (2013) and Lines (2014).

Music career

Johnson is a singer-songwriter and has released three albums: The Trans-American Treatment (2001), Imperfect (2005), and Never Broken (2013). She has performed in the Los Angeles area with The Amy Jo Johnson Band. In December 2007, she contributed guest vocals to Koishii & Hush's cover of The Cars track "Since You're Gone", which was released as a single.

Some of Johnson's music has been featured on television shows. Johnson's character in Felicity was originally described as a dancer, but with Johnson's input, the producers rewrote the character as a singer and guitarist. As a result, Johnson was able to perform her own song, "Puddle of Grace," on the show. In Flashpoint, her songs "Dancing In-Between" and "Goodbye" were featured.

In 2013, she had performed the song "God" from her movie Bent. In 2014, her song "Lines" had featured in her movie Lines. In 2017, her song "Cracker Jacks" is the theme song from the movie The Space Between.

Awards and nominations

Among other notable recognitions, Johnson received a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role at the 24th Annual Gemini Awards in 2009. She also received two nominations as Best Actress for her role in Flashpoint at the Monte Carlo TV Festival.

Year Result Award Category Work Ref.
2000 Nominated Teen Choice Awards TV Star Choice Sidekick Felicity
2002 Nominated Slamdunk Film Festival Best Actress Pursuit of Happiness
2009 Nominated Gemini Awards Best Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role Flashpoint
2010 Nominated Monte Carlo TV Festival TV Best Actress Flashpoint
2012 Nominated Monte Carlo TV Festival Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series Flashpoint
2013 Won Long Island Film Festival Shelly Award for Woman Filmmakers Bent
2013 Won Women in Film and Television Audience Choice Bent
2013 Won Toronto International Film Festival Jury Award Bent
2014 Won Buffalo Niagara Film Festival Best Canadian Short Bent
2014 Won Toronto International Short Film Festival Best Comedy Lines
2015 Won Buffalo Niagara Film Festival Best Actress Lines



Year Title Role Notes
1995 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie Kimberly Ann Hart / The Pink Ranger
1996 Susie Q Susie Q / Maggie
1997 Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie Kimberly Ann Hart
1997 Perfect Body Andie Bradley
1998 Without Limits Iowa's Finest
1999 Cold Hearts Alicia
2001 Pursuit of Happiness Tracy
2001 Liars Club Karen
2002 Interstate 60 Laura
2002 Infested Jesse
2005 Adjusting Arbie Fairy Short film
2006 Islander Cheryl
2007 Veritas, Prince of Truth Marty Williams
2011 Summer Song Jenni
2012 Tiger Eyes Gwen Wexler
2013 Coming Home for Christmas Wendy O'Brien Video
2013 Bent Amelia Director/Actress
2014 Lines Amelia Director/Actress
2015 Shooting Blanks (The Blunder) Amelia (voice) Director/Actress
2016 The Space Between Amelia Director/Actress
2017 Power Rangers Angel Grove Citizen Cameo


Year Title Role Notes
1993-1995 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Kimberly Hart / The Pink Ranger Main cast: 138 episodes
1994 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Alpha's Magical Christmas Kimberly Ann Hart Video short
1995 Eddie Files, TheThe Eddie Files Cindy Episode: "The Counting Principle: Eddie in Barbieland"
1996 Saved by the Bell: The New Class Linda Episode: "Backstage Pass"
1996 Susie Q Susie Quinn / Maggie TV film
1997 Killing Mr. Griffin Susan McConnell TV film
1997 Perfect Body Andie Bradley TV film
Felicity Julie Emrick Main cast (season 1-3)
Special Guest Star (season 4): 50 episodes
1999 Sweetwater Nansi Nevins TV film
2001 Night Visions Sara Episode: "Rest Stop/After Life"
2001 ER Jill Episode: "Partly Cloudy, Chance of Rain"
2002 Spin City Stephanie Episode: "Sex, Lies and Video Date"
2003 Hard Ground Elizabeth Kennedy TV film
2004 I Love the 90s Herself Episode: "10"
2004 Division, TheThe Division Stacy Reynolds Main cast: 22 episodes
2005-2007 Wildfire Tina Sharp Recurring: 7 episodes
2006 Magma: Volcanic Disaster Brianna Chapman TV film
2006 What About Brian Karen - Car Girl Episodes: "Pilot", "What About the Fish" & "What About Angelo's Ashes"
2006 Fatal Trust Kate TV film
2008-2012 Flashpoint Jules Callaghan Main cast: 75 episodes
2013 Cracked Sydney Reid Episode: "Night Terrors"
2014 Bookaboo Herself Episode: "The Talent Show"
2014 Covert Affairs Hayley Price Recurring


Studio albums

  • The Trans-American Treatment (2001)
  • Imperfect (2005)
  • Never Broken (2013)

As a featured performer

  • "Clear Blue Day", "Puddle of Grace" from the series Felicity (1998)
  • "Motherless Child", "What's Wrong", "Two Words", "In A Rainbow", "First Love", from the TV movie Sweetwater (1999)
  • "Cat in the Snow" from series The Division (2004)
  • "Goodbye", "Dancing in Between" from series Flashpoint (2008)
  • "God" from the movie Bent (2013)
  • "Lines" from the movie Lines (2014)
  • "Cracker Jacks" from the movie The Space Between (2017)

[ Source: Wikipedia ]