Natalie Johnson is a twenty year old American actress, model, singer and dancer. She was born in New York City. Her parents are both from Jamaica.
Johnson started her acting career at age three when she appeared in the movie “The Last Days”. At the age of five she starred alongside her father in the film “A Girl Like Me” which won Best Picture at the Academy Awards. She then made her television debut in the series “Cradle to Grave”, which aired on ABC Family.
In 2013, Johnson became one of the youngest actors ever nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Kate Hudson’s daughter in the NBC sitcom “Parks and Recreation”.
On February 28, 2014, Johnson released her first solo single entitled “Breathe Me” featuring rapper Young Thug. The song reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and peaked at number six on the R&B/Hip Hop charts. On March 2, 2015, Johnson released her second single titled “Love Game” featuring Drake.
The track debuted at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached number nine on the R&B/Hip Hop charts.
Johnson has been cast in several films such as “Annie”, “Fruitvale Station”, “Hidden Figures” and “The Greatest Showman” (in which she has a solo).
She is the daughter of musicians and actors Willard and Reta Johnson. She is also the younger sister of producer and musician Jordan Johnson.
On October 10, 2015, Johnson began dating American rapper Big Sean after meeting at the 2015 BET Awards. The couple called off their engagement on June 21, 2017. They reconciled by December of that year.
Natalie Johnson and Big Sean got engaged on August 30, 2018 in London. The couple are planning to have a wedding in 2019.
She was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People by People in 2014.
Her nationality is American. Her ethnicity is Black/African-American.
Her mother’s name is Reta Johnson. Her father’s name is Willard Johnson. She has a sister named Jordan and two brothers, James and Daniel.
Her zodiac sign is Virgo. She grew up in Los Angeles, California, where she currently lives. She attended the University of Southern California by a scholarship program.
She graduated in May 2012.
She has a net worth of $2 million dollars.
Her vital statistics are 34-25-34 and her height is 5 feet 3 inches. She wears a 34B Bra. Her shoe size is 8 (America)/4 (England).
She has a tattoo on her upper back that says “Just Breathe” in cursive and another small one on her ribs that says ” Believe”.
She released her first single “Love Game” along with Big Sean on March 2, 2015.
She has won the Kids Choice Award for Favorite TV Actress in 2015 and 2016. She has also won the Black Entertainment Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2014 and 2015.
She released her second single “Breathe Me” along with Big Sean on February 28, 2014. It reached number six on the U.S.
Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and number two on the U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Songs.
She was nominated for the “Favorite TV Actress” Award at the 2015 Kids Choice Awards.
She was nominated for “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series” at The American Comedy Awards in 2013.
She was included in the “100 Greatest Child Stars” list in 2007. She came in at number eighty.
Natalie’s lucky number is six, alluding to the fact that she was born on the sixth day of the sixth month of 1996. The number can be found in titles of works she has been involved in such as ‘6IX Seconds’, ‘Six Little McGhees’ and ‘Love Game’.
Natalie’s favorite food is her mother’s chicken Parmesan.
Her first kiss was with a boy named Lucas at the age of thirteen.
She’s allergic to cats.
She went to a private Catholic school called Holy Names University Elementary School.
She was diagnosed with bi-lateral hearing loss when she was three. She can’t hear high pitched sounds very well, but has a cochlear implant to help her hear.
She has a dog named Blossom and a cat named Lilo.
She has English, as well as remote Portuguese and remote Spanish, ancestry.
She’s right handed.
She loves horror movies. Her favorite is The Shining and The Silence of the Lambs.
Her acting idols are Daniel Day-Lewis, Tilda Swinton, Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep and Leonardo DiCaprio.
She loves strange and exotic foods such as sea urchin, foie gras, Guinea pig and snake.
She hates roller coasters and scary movies.
She can’t be in a room by herself. If she is she gets very anxious.
She has a half sister named Marley.
Her family once owned a salon, hence the reason why she loves hair and make-up.
She wanted to be a judge or lawyer when she was little.
If she wasn’t an actress she would be a writer or director.
She can speak a little bit of French.
She is best known for her role as Billie Jackson in the series will & Grace.
Her life philosophy is “Don’t be a tourist, travel”.
She has an intense fear of birds. She’s not sure where it came from. It could be due being in a episode of Will & Grace where she was terrorized by a bunch of what she thought were really vicious birds.
It could also be due to the fact that one attacked her on the set of Freeform’s Stitchers in 2015.
She once said that if she wasn’t an actress, she would want to be a detective or own a bakery.
Sources & references used in this article:
User profiles for Natalie Johnson by …, L Wang, KP Kuhl, A Jackson, NC Johnson… – Nature Catalysis, 2018 – nature.com
Improved CO 2 reduction activity towards C 2+ alcohols on a tandem gold on copper electrocatalyst by VK Sharma, N Johnson, L Cizmas, TJ McDonald… – Chemosphere, 2016 – Elsevier
A review of the influence of treatment strategies on antibiotic resistant bacteria and antibiotic resistance genes by …, CM Brown, DJ Webb, B Hebert, NL Johnson… – Journal of cell …, 2004 – jcs.biologists.org
Spatial mapping of integrin interactions and dynamics during cell migration by image correlation microscopy by …, CA Ambler, KA Monaco, N Johnson… – Blood, The Journal …, 2002 – ashpublications.org
Vascular endothelial growth factor receptor Flt-1 negatively regulates developmental blood vessel formation by modulating endothelial cell division by NC Johnson, S Manchester, L Sarin… – … science & technology, 2008 – ACS Publications