Lia Marie Johnson
|Lia Marie Johnson|
|Born||(1996-11-23) November 23, 1996
Wahiawa, Hawaii, U.S.
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Occupation||Singer, songwriter, actress, YouTube personality|
|Known for||MyMusic, YouTubers React, Teens React, Kids React, Expelled,
Terry the Tomboy, The Thinning
Lia Marie Johnson (born November 23, 1996) is an American singer, songwriter, actress and Internet personality notable for appearing in various web series, including the Emmy-winning web series Kids React created by the Fine Brothers, and for her own vlogging and social media output. She is known for her starring role in the Nickelodeon movie Terry the Tomboy and for recurring roles in AwesomenessTV‘s Side Effects TV Series and My Music. In 2012 her personal YouTube channel, “Lia Marie Johnson”, was reported to have received 16 million views. As of 2017, Lia’s YouTube channel is reported to have surpassed 117 million views and currently maintains over 1.7 million subscribers, while her Instagram account was followed by 1.5 million followers. In a 2014 Adweek profile she was referred to as one of “10 of the biggest young stars on YouTube”. In 2015 she was named one of the Top 100 YouTubers in the world.
Early and personal life
Johnson was born in Wahiawa, Hawaii, the daughter of a military family. Her family eventually settled in California. In 2012, in a combined episode of Teens React and Elders React about the 2012 United States presidential election, Johnson stated that she is a Democrat.
Johnson’s YouTube account was created on December 17, 2007, with early videos uploaded by her mother which featured her performances at talent shows, and church recitals. After two years, Johnson began to control the output of the channel, creating content that has come to include personal commentary, sketch comedy, and musical performances. In 2010, Johnson began to work with the Fine Brothers as a recurring guest on their Kids React series. This exposure increased the traffic to her own channel and became an early source of her online fame. In the aftermath of the initial series episodes, she was surprised by the phenomenon of strangers knowing her and approaching her as fans, and remarked “I think Kids React was my very first viral video, ‘cus everyone knew my name after that.”
In 2011, Johnson was added to the recurring cast of the spin-off series Teens React, and in 2014 was moved again to the newly established YouTubers React, which featured herself and various well known YouTube personalities. In 2014, Johnson appeared at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, and starred in Terry the Tomboy: The Movie, a spin-off film based on the eponymous character she portrays on the Nickelodeon sketch comedy series, AwesomenessTV. In 2015 she covered the single “Latch” by Disclosure, singing with Alejandro Luis Manzano of Boyce Avenue, and released it on YouTube. The song was originally performed by singer Sam Smith. Johnson has also been featured on the covers of Adweek and BYou Magazine. On January 9, 2015, Johnson released her first single, “Moment Like You”, along with a music video which can be found on her YouTube channel.
Johnson’s YouTube career slowed during 2016, during which time she did not post a video for over seven months. She finally uploaded a video on September 28 explaining to her fans that she had signed to Capitol Records, and was continuing to work on the music album she had been recording for the previous two years. In October 2016, she released her first single through Capitol Records titled “DNA” which surpassed 8 million Spotify streams. On February 17, 2017 Johnson released her second single “Cold Heart Killer”. The music video for the song was released on March 10, 2017.
A year later, Johnson debuted her third single “Champagne” on May 17, 2018.
Awards and nominations
|2015||Woodie Awards||Social Climber Woodie||Herself||Nominated|
|2008||No Man’s Land|
|2008||When Weather Changed History||Granddaughter||1 episode|
|2009||Shattered Allegiance||Danielle Rourke (age 10)||Short|
|2009||I Do and I Don’t||Kim (age 10)||Short|
|2009||Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!||Cheerleader||One episode (credited as Lia Johnson)|
|2009||The Unit||Soccer player||1 episode (uncredited)|
|2009||Cam Gigandet vs. Twilight Fans||Fan #7||Video short|
|2010||The Ryan and Randi Show||Singer||Short|
|2010||Shane Dawson TV||Girl watching Degrassi||Episode: “Hot Teens Go Wild On Degrassi: Part 2”|
|2010||The Station||Bethanny||1 episode|
|2010||Sidewalk Symphony||Female drummer||Short|
|2010–11||OMGtv!! LIVE||Herself||3 episodes|
|2011||Monster in My Swimming Pool||Katie||Short|
|2012||Open Your Eyes||Short|
|2012||It’s a Criminal World||Segment: “Shattered Allegiance”|
|2012||Teens Wanna Know||Guest||1 episode|
|2012–14||Terry the Tomboy||Terry|
|2013||Spirits||Kaelyn Farrow||3 episodes|
|2014||Terry the Tomboy||Terry||Television film (Nickelodeon)|
|2014||React to That||Herself|
|2015||Everything Before Us||Tiff||Wong Fu Productions|
|2016||The Thinning||Ellie Harper||YouTubeRed Original Movie|
|2016||American Wrestler: The Wizard||Kristi Larson||ESX Productions|
As a lead artist
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
|“Moment Like You”||2015||—||Non-album single|
|“Cold Heart Killer”||2017||—|
As a featured artist
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
|“Falling For You”
(Norman Doray & Anevo featuring Lia Marie Johnson)
|2015||Let’s Roll||Trevor Moran|
|“Moment Like You”||Herself|
|“Go Flex“||Post Malone|
|2017||“Cold Heart Killer”||Herself|
Julia Ling in 2011.
|Born||Xiao Wei Lin 林小微
Temple City, California, U.S.
Julia Ling, born Xiao Wei Lin (Chinese: 林小微; pinyin: Lín Xiǎowēi) is an American actress. Her television work includes recurring roles on NBC series such as ER, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, and as a series regular on Chuck.
Early life and education
At age 6, Ling won the “Best Storyteller Award” by Chinese World News for storytelling. Ling’s artwork was featured on the front page of Pasadena Star News and in magazines and festivals. By age 9, Ling was performing award-winning solo dances throughout California, and her umbrella dance had aired on national television.
At Temple City High School, as a scholar athlete, she competed in dance, tennis, and swimming.
At UCLA, Ling majored in biomedical chemical engineering. She was Treasurer of the Chemical Engineering Society, Vice President of the Engineering Society of UCLA, and honorary member of the Society of Women Engineers.
Ling has starred in over 20 independent films and had numerous TV roles. She made her TV debut in 2003 on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and later starred in the recurring role of Kim Tao on NBC’s Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. She played Anna Wu on NBC’s Chuck for 3 seasons. Her other major guest and recurring roles on television include stints on House, ER, Grey’s Anatomy, The O.C. and The Deep End.
In 2007, Ling competed in the martial arts competition Jackie Chan Disciples. She was selected as a “Top Four Finalist” representing the U.S. at the International Finalists tournament in China. Her performance also won her the “Best Acting Award”. She was unable to compete in China because of her role on Chuck.
In 2008, Ling voiced and filmed her first live action series for the video game Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3.
|2004||Educating Lewis||Julia||Television film|
|2005||We All Fall Down||Schoolgirl||Short film|
|2005||Memoirs of a Geisha||Spring Festival Dancer||Uncredited|
|2009||Angus Petfarkin Pants His Masterpiece||Epsilon|
|2010||Love Sick Diaries||Origami Girl|
|2011||Halloween Knight||Val||Short film|
|2003||Buffy the Vampire Slayer||Power Potential #2||Episode “Chosen“|
|2006–2007||ER||Michelle, Mae Lee Park||6 episodes|
|2006||House||Anne Ling||Episode: “Sleeping Dogs Lie”|
|2006–2007||Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip||Kim Tao||5 episodes|
|2007||The O.C.||Lucy||Episode: “The Dream Lover”|
|2007–2010||Chuck||Anna Wu||22 episodes|
|2007||Grey’s Anatomy||Emma Rachel Lane||Episode: “Forever Young”|
|2010||The Deep End||Mei Brundage||Episode: “To Have and to Hold”|
|2011||I Hate My Teenage Daughter||Jane||Episode: “Pilot”|
|2009||Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 – Uprising||Izumi|
Browning at WonderCon 2015
|Born||Logan Laurice Browning
(1989-06-09) June 9, 1989
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Logan Laurice Browning (born June 9, 1989) is an American actress. She is best known for starring as Samantha White in the 2017 Netflix satirical-drama series Dear White People. She is also known for playing Sasha in the 2007 film Bratz: The Movie, Brianna Ortiz in Meet the Browns, Jelena Howard on the VH1 series Hit the Floor and Zora in the Playstation Network series Powers. 
Browning was born in Atlanta, Georgia. Although biracial (her birth mom was white and her birth father was black), she was adopted and raised by her African American parents. She attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.
She made her acting debut in the teen series Summerland as the character Carrie, and played Vanessa in the Nickelodeon series Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide in 2005–2006. She also appeared as the main love interest in Dijon Taton’s song “Wild Out”.
In 2007, Browning starred as one of the main characters, Sasha, in the live-action theatrical feature Bratz: The Movie, based on the popular fashion doll line.
Browning joined the cast of Meet the Browns during the second season, replacing Brianne Gould as the character Brianna Ortiz. She makes a brief appearance in Prima J‘s “Rockstar” music video, as well as B5‘s music video “U Got Me”. Browning had a recurring role on the Disney XD series Pair of Kings.
She appeared in two episodes of The Secret Circle, a TV series based on the novels of the same name by L.J. Smith. In April 2012, Browning was cast as Jelena Howard in VH1’s Hit the Floor. Before “Hit the Floor”, Browning was not a professional dancer. She was cast for her acting ability and trained for 8 months prior to the series filming.
|2007||Bratz: The Movie||Sasha|
|2013||Breaking at the Edge||Sara|
|2005–2006||Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide||Vanessa||5 episodes|
|2009–2011||Meet the Browns||Brianna Ortiz||106 episodes|
|2010–2013||Pair of Kings||Rebecca Dawson||6 episodes|
|2011||The Secret Circle||Sally Matthews||Episodes: “Bound” and “Loner“|
|2013–present||Hit the Floor||Jelena Howard||33 episodes|
|2014||Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse||Shawn||2 episodes|
|2016||Survivor’s Remorse||Trina||Guest star|
|2017-present||Dear White People||Samantha White||Main cast|
|2018||RuPaul’s Drag Race||Herself, guest judge||1 episode (season 10)|