Lia Marie Johnson
|Lia Marie Johnson|
November 23, 1996 |
Wahiawa, Hawaii, U.S.
|Residence||San Diego, California, U.S.|
|Occupation||Actress, singer, guitarist, YouTube personality|
|Known for||MyMusic, YouTubers React, Teens React, Kids React, Expelled,
Terry the Tomboy
Lia Marie Johnson (born November 23, 1996) is an American teen actress and internet personality notable for appearing in a various web series created by the Fine Brothers, including the Emmy-winning web series Kids React, and for her own vlogging and social media output. In 2012 her personal YouTube channel, "Lia Marie Johnson", was reported to have received 13 million views. In 2014, this was reported to have increased up-to 39 million views and 705,000 subscribers, while her Instagram account was followed by 1.1 million followers. In an Adweek profile she was referred to as one of "12 of the biggest young stars on YouTube".
Life and career
Online activity and career
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 member of 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. She can currently be seen on YouTube singing with Alejandro Luis Manzano of Boyce Avenue presenting a new edge on a cover of the single, " Latch" by Disclosure. The song was originally sung by singer Sam Smith. Johnson has also been featured on the covers of Adweek and BYou Magazine.
|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: "Girl Watching Degrassi"|
|2010–2011||Kids React||Herself||Fine Brothers Entertainment|
|2010||The Station||Bethanny||1 episode|
|2010||Sidewalk Symphony||Female drummer||Short|
|2010–2011||OMGtv!! LIVE||Herself||3 episodes|
|2011||Monster in My Swimming Pool||Katie||Short|
|2011–2014||Teens React||Herself||Fine Brothers Entertainment|
|2012||Open Your Eyes||Short|
|2012||It's a Criminal World||Segment: "Shattered Allegiance"|
|2012||Teens Wanna Know||Guest||1 episode|
|2012–2014||Terry the Tomboy||Terry||AwesomenessTV Skit|
|2013||Spirits (2013 Web series)||Kaelyn Farrow||3 episodes|
|2014||Expelled||Katie||Alongside Cameron Dallas and Marcus Johns|
|2014||Terry the Tomboy||Terry||Debut June 21, 2014 on Nickelodeon|
|2014||React to That||Herself|
|2014–present||YouTubers React||Herself||Fine Brothers Entertainment|
- Gallagher, Michael Aaron (12 July 2012). "Lia Marie Johnson always wears her sunshine (Exclusive Interview)". Stay Famous. Retrieved 21 May 2013.
- T.L. Stanley (March 9, 2014). Photography by Karl J. Kaul. "Meet 12 of the Biggest Young Stars on YouTube". Adweek (Prometheus Global Media) LV (10). Retrieved June 7, 2014.
- "Teens/Elders React to Election 2012". YouTube. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
- Lia Marie Johnson (interview participant) (August 22, 1012). YouTube Cutie Lia Marie Johnson Talks Past, Present, & Future (Video podcast). Santa Monica, California: Fanlala, Inc. Retrieved June 7, 2014.
- Oliver, Dana (March 30, 2014). "Kids' Choice Awards 2014: Hollywood's Youngest Stars Do Crop Tops & Cutouts (PHOTOS)". Hufpost Style. TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc. Retrieved June 7, 2014.
- Lia Marie Johnson (interview participant) (May 27, 2014). Lia Marie Johnson Talks About Working with BYOU Magazine (Video podcast). Santa Monica, California: Fanlala, Inc. Retrieved June 7, 2014.
- Lia Marie Johnson at the Internet Movie Database
- Lia Marie Johnson's channel on YouTube
- Lia Marie Johnson on Twitter