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Overview (3)

Born in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA
Nickname A.J.
Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Amy Jo Johnson grew up on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA. As a child she competed as a gymnast, learning skills that would later be of great use to her in her breakthrough role as Kimberly Hart the Pink Ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993). She gave up competing when she was 17, and concentrated more on her acting interests, appearing in various community theatre projects. Once she graduated from high school she went to New York to study at the American Musical Dramatic Academy. After two years there she moved to California where she landed the aforementioned part as the Pink Ranger also in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995). After her stint there she went back to the theatre as well as doing several television movies. Amy's own talents as a musician have come into play in her role as Julie Emrick on Felicity (1998). When not working on the show Amy appears with her band Valhalla, where she is the lead singer as well as a guitarist. Amy also paints, primarily with oil and acrylics, and is devoted to her pit bull, Lucy.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: <jarrell@vt.edu>

Spouse (1)

Olivier Giner (August 2009 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (26)

August 19, 1998, her mother, Christine, died of uterine cancer, with which she had struggled for ten months. In January 1998, she won the role of Julie Emrick on Felicity (1998) but considered turning it down to be with her mother, during her last days.
Hobbies: Lead Singer/Guitarist for band Valhalla.
Attended Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School, So. Yarmouth, Massachusetts.
Now in a band named "Amy Jo Johnson" which released a CD in 2001.
Chipped the bone in one of her elbows in Gymnastics.
Wrote story 'Memories of My Mother' in the book 'Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Tough Stuff'.
She cites the main reason for her departure from Felicity (1998) in 2000 was that she needed to grieve for her mother. Her mother had died two years previously and she felt that being on such a prominent show hadn't given her the time or space to do so.
Enjoys music, painting, and writing
Plays the guitar and piano
Brother and Sister: Grieg Johnson Jr. (older, car salesman) and Julie Johnson Clary (older).
Has a butterfly tattooed on her left ankle as a symbol of freedom. Her mom suggested a squirrel tattoo to her.
Has a bulldog Lucy.
Her mother worked in a clothing store.
On Wildfire (2005) as Kris's rival, "Tina Sharp". [April 2006]
Starring in 'Love, Janis' at the Village Theater, NYC [May 2002]
Starring in CTV's Flashpoint (2008). [July 2008]
In 2007-present she lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. [2007]
Decided to leave Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993) midway through the third season because she was ready to move on and find other acting opportunities.
Married Olivier Giner, her longtime boyfriend and father of her 8-month-old daughter named Francesca. [August 2009]
Gave birth at age 38, to her 1st child, a daughter named Francesca Christine Giner, on December 1, 2008 at 9:09 p.m., weighing 7 lbs., 1 oz. Her middle name honors Amy's late mother. Child's father is her fiancé (now husband) Olivier Giner.
Bears such as strong resemblance to fellow actress Jennifer Garner, fans often confuse the two, and whenever this happens, Johnson takes it in stride and sometimes signs autographs as Garner if asked for one.
Became a Canadian citizen in June 2015. Now has dual citizenship.
Her maternal grandfather was a Portuguese immigrant, from the Azores. Her other ancestry is English, and a smaller amount of French-Canadian.
She is left-handed.
Has the distinction of being one of only two (including Jason David Frank) original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993) cast members to appear in all three of the franchise's theatrically released films, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995), Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (1997), and Saban's Power Rangers (2017).

Personal Quotes (6)

My mom taught me to go after my dreams. I have this faith in myself that I must have gotten from her. I believe I can do anything. If I decide I want to be a doctor tomorrow, I'm going to be a doctor. Amy Jo Johnson, discussing memories of her mother; Teen People, December 1999
[on her transition from kids shows to drama shows] I think I just grew up. At a certain point I'm just not a kid anymore. But boy did I ride that out! I was 28 years old when I played Julie Emrick on Felicity. Love that!!
[on asking if she kept any props from her time on the Power Rangers show] I wish I did!! Would come in handy right now with our Indiegogo campaign for my first feature film The Space Between. Ah well...
[Being asked if she would make a cameo in any of the upcoming Power Rangers films] I did hear about this and would absolutely do a cameo in these films if I were asked. What fun would that be!
[on the question if she likes behind the scenes work in oppose to acting] Yes, I do. I feel more comfortable behind the camera for some reason. I think it's where I was meant to be. The 20 years I spent in front of the camera has been the best training ground on so many levels for me. I do still enjoy acting, but my heart is in writing and directing.
My fondest memory of Power Rangers was just being a kid and hanging out with the cast and crew. We had such a great time on and off set. We were like a family. Lots of very fun parties and laughs.

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