Adrienne-Joi Johnson

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A.J. Johnson
Born Adrienne-Joi Johnson
(1963-01-02) January 2, 1963 (age 54)
Orange, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation Actress, Dancer, Fitness trainer, Model
Years active 1988–present
Website Official website

Adrienne-Joi Johnson (born January 2, 1963), sometimes credited as A.J. Johnson, is an American actress, choreographer and fitness coach. Acting since 1988, Johnson has made many guest appearances on sitcoms, television dramas and music videos; she also has numerous supporting roles in films, including House Party and Baby Boy.

Early life[edit]

Johnson graduated with honors in 1985 from Spelman College, a historically black women's college in Atlanta, Georgia. She is a past Miss Maroon & White and the first Miss Collegiate Black America. Originally from New Jersey, the former Rumson-Fair Haven Regional high school homecoming queen is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. She was initiated into the organization while attending Spelman College during her undergraduate years.


She has appeared in A Different World, In the Heat of the Night, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Amen, the short-lived Sirens, Chicago Hope, The Jamie Foxx Show, and Touched by an Angel. She has also appeared in television movies such as A Mother's Courage: the Mary Thomas Story (1989), Clippers (1991), Murder Without Motive: The Edmund Perry Story (1992), Love, Lies & Lullabies (1993), and The Beast (1996).

Johnson has appeared in theatrical releases and independent films such as School Daze (1988), House Party (1990), Double Trouble (1992), Sister Act (1992), The Inkwell (1994), High Freakquency (1998), Two Shades of Blue (2000), Tara (2001), Baby Boy (2001), and Skin Deep (2003).

Personal life[edit]

In addition to being an actress and dancer, Johnson is also a wellness coach to celebrities and was the host of the VH1 reality fitness competition From Flab to Fab and has made numerous fitness/healthy living television and magazine appearances. Johnson has been the spokesperson for American Cancer Society (having lost her mother to cancer at age 17), weight loss products and has made appearances for Procter & Gamble, GSK Pharmaceuticals, and Walmart. She also appeared as Lindsay Lohan's life coach in the 2014 Oprah Winfrey Network docuseries, Lindsay.


Television Work[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Film Result
1990 NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Young Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story Won
1991 Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Female in a comedy-drama film House Party Nominated
2002 Black Reel Awards Theatrical- Best Supporting actress in a Motion Picture Baby Boy Nominated

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