Johnson at the Big Apple Con, November 15, 2008
|Born||Lynn Holly Johnson
December 13, 1958
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Occupation||Figure skater, actress|
|Spouse(s)||Kelly Givens (1993-present) 2 children|
Lynn-Holly Johnson (born December 13, 1958) is an American professional ice skater and actress. After achieving some success as a figure skater in the mid-1970s, she began an acting career, including a Golden Globe-nominated role in 1978's Ice Castles.
Early life and career
Johnson was born Lynn Holly Johnson in Chicago, Illinois to Margaret, a housewife, and Alan Johnson, a general contractor. She has a brother, Gregg, and an older sister, Kimberlee. Johnson added the hyphen to her name after her roommate signed Johnson's name that way.
Johnson won the silver medal at the novice level of the 1974 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. She gave up competitive skating in 1977 to turn professional and join the Ice Capades, and subsequently began an acting career, making her film debut in Ice Castles, where she played a figure skater. The film, a romantic drama co-starring Robby Benson, was a minor success in December 1978, grossing $18 million domestically. Johnson, who was described as "an appealing young woman who actually happens to be a good skater who can act" by film critic Roger Ebert, was nominated for a Golden Globe as "New Star of the Year in a Motion Picture - Female" for her performance in the film.
Johnson was subsequently cast in the lead role of the Disney horror drama, The Watcher in the Woods. The film received a limited release in April 1980, but was pulled from theatres and not given a wider release until October 1981. Also in 1981, Johnson starred as Bond girl Bibi Dahl in the James Bond movie For Your Eyes Only. In that movie she played yet another ice-skater who unsuccessfully yet comically attempts to seduce an unwilling and much older James Bond (played by Roger Moore) only to later join him to stop her financier from giving an important piece of equipment to the KGB.
In 1996, Johnson quit acting to concentrate on her family; her last acting role at that time was a made-for-television film, Fugitive X: Innocent Target. Johnson currently lives in the Los Angeles, California area with her husband and their two children, son Kellen and daughter Jensie. In the fall of 2007 she returned to acting in a community theater production of It's a Wonderful Life. In January 2010, Johnson suffered a stroke brought on by a patent foramen ovale, a heart condition. Johnson underwent heart surgery to correct it shortly after.
|1978||Ice Castles||Alexis Winston|
|1980||Watcher in the Woods||Jan Curtis|
|1981||For Your Eyes Only||Bibi Dahl|
|1984||Where the Boys Are '84||Laurie Jameson|
|1987||Alien Predator||Samantha||Filmed in 1984. Alternative title: The Falling|
|1988||The Sisterhood||Marya||Alternative title: Caged Woman|
|1989||Hyper Space||Arias Christensen|
|1990||Out of Sight, Out of Mind||Kathy Jordan||Alternative titles: Sight Unseen
Out of Sight, Out of Her Mind
|Diggin' Up Business||Tesia Papadapacropolis||Alternative title: Say Bye-Bye|
|1993||The Criminal Mind||Mrs. Augustine|
|1982||CHiPs||Ellen Getraer||1 episode|
|1983||Matt Houston||Cindy Gaines||1 episode|
|Trapper John, M.D.||1 episode|
|1984||More Than Murder||Sandy||Television movie|
|1986||MacGyver||Ingrid Bannister||1 episode|
|1996||Fugitive X: Innocent Target||Kara||Television movie|
Awards and nominations
|1980||Golden Globe Award||Nominated||Golden Globe Award for New Star Of The Year - Actress||Ice Castles|
|1985||Golden Raspberry Award||Won||Worst Supporting Actress||Where the Boys Are '84|
- Thomas, Bob (1979-02-03). "Lynn holly Johnson Comes By Talent Naturally". Toledo Blade. Retrieved 2009-06-17.[dead link]
- Brady, Shirley (2000-05-15). "Good Skate". People! Magazine. Retrieved 2009-06-17.
- "Ice Castles: The Numbers". the-numbers.com.
- Ebert, Roger. "Ice Castles review". rogerebert.suntimes.com. Retrieved 2006-03-11.
- Sharon, Keith (February 7, 2013). "The Bond girl and her very public stroke". OC Register.
- Newport Beach Repertory Theater Presents Auditions for 17th Year Production It's a Wonderful Life
- Sharon, Keith (February 7, 2013). "Bond girl gets some new lines". OC Register.
- Official website
- Lynn-Holly Johnson at the Internet Movie Database
- DeLorenzo's Dugout interview - cached (October 16, 1998)
- Lynn Holly Johnson interview (August, 2012)
- Lynn Holly Johnson Interview