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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.

Now in a band named 'Amy Jo Johnson' which released her first CD in 2002.

On May 2002, Johnson starred in 'Love, Janis' at the Village Theater, Nova York.

Loves The Grateful Dead, along with many other classic rock bands.

Expecting her first child with fiancé, Olivier Giner, in Fall 2008.

On Monday, December 1, 2008, Amy gave birth to a baby girl, Francesca Christine Giner. Francesca was born at 9:09 p.m., weighing 7 lbs., 1 oz. Her middle name honors Amy's late mother.

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

Favorite musicians: Grateful Dead, Natalie Merchant, Sarah McLachlan, James Taylor, The Beatles, The Allman Brothers Band and Jewel Kilcher.

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.

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 her longtime boyfriend and father of her 8-month-old daughter named Francesca, Olivier Giner. [August 2009]

Gave birth to her 1st child at age 38, 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.

I learned very early that being afraid makes you hesitate. So I tend to do things that scare me.

I really wanted the attention

(New York)It's my favorite place in the whole world

I realized I was falling in love with a passion (being an actress)

Something much more substantial than just wanting the attention (being an actress)

I studied at Lee Strasberg's Academy for one year and a half. Then I got in a car and went out to LA. It was a real spur of the moment thing

It's totally different from New York. Like in New York you don't need a car, the energy's totally different.

I was really lucky to get a part just a week after getting to the West Coast

I've treated it like going to school ... Learning to be in front of the camera

We ended up hanging out a lot more, going out at night 'cause we didn't know anybody else (Power Rangers: the movie)

I left Power Rangers because... I knew that that particular job couldn't help me any further in getting to my dream

I think that it makes it harder for me to get work, but I am trudging through the stereotype and will get past it with dedication and persistence

My favorite work that I have done would have to be Killing Mr. Griffin

I just loved the people I worked with and the material was very exciting to me (Killing Mr. Griffin)

While rolling someone had climbed into the garbage without my knowing and when I reached out to throw away my waffle they reached out and I screamed bloody murder and ran (Perfect body)

I fluctuate from happy to sad more than five times in one day and I always enjoy the ride... When I want something I focus my entire being in that direction and either it's a win or it's a failure but at least I definitely tried... I do better alone than with a partner... I hope for magic and live in a daydream... I love to break the rules for the sake of an interesting life... I do nothing small... probably because I am... I flow with creative passion and jump from project to project chasing the wave of inspiration... Happiness to me is an important part of this great adventure... happiness to me is when I am in the flow of living in harmony with my insides... Happiness to me is when my brain doesn't run the ship... is when I am on autopilot... when wisdom is silence.

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

My dad was a used car salesman and he sold me my first car when I was 17, a 1976 Mercury Comet. It was a pretty baby blue. This car only cost me a hundred bucks. I ended up selling it the next year to a friend for $150. Actually, my dad sold me the next three cars that I had, including the Honda Civic I drove to Los Angeles. I bought that one for $500, the signal arm was gone, so we had to stick a screwdriver in its place. I ended up selling the Honda for $1,500. I guess I am my father's daughter!

 


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