January 2, 1963
Orange, New Jersey, U.S.
|Alma mater||Spelman College|
Adrienne-Joi Johnson, sometimes credited as A.J. Johnson, (born January 2, 1963) is an American actress, choreographer, fitness trainer, and life coach. Acting since 1987, 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.
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).
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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.
|1994||The Inkwell||Heather Lee|
|1998||High Freakquency||D.J. Venom|
|1999||Two Shades of Blue||Lisa|
|2003||Black Listed||Mild Cat||Video|
|1989||In the Heat of the Night||Shawna Hughes||"These Things Take Time"|
|1989||Day by Day||Frances||"Foul Play"|
|1989||CBS Summer Playhouse||Annie||"Coming to America"|
|1989||A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story||Ruby Thomas||TV film|
|1990||New Attitude||Tanya||"The Case of the Missing Toupee"|
|1990||The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air||Christina Johnson||"Def Poet's Society"|
|1990||1st & Ten: The Championship||Loretta||"The Squeeze"|
|1991||Amen||Courteney||"My Fair Homeboy"|
|1992||Murder Without Motive: The Edmund Perry Story||Cynthia||TV film|
|1994–95||Sirens||Off. Lynn Stanton||Main role|
|1996||The Beast||Nell Newcombe||"1.1", "1.2"|
|1996||Chicago Hope||Trish Cook||"Liver Let Die"|
|1997||The Jamie Foxx Show||Janine||"I Do, I Didn't"|
|1999||JAG||Lt. Gold||"The Return"|
|2000||Cover Me||Dolores||"Our Mr. Brooks", "Turtle Soup"|
|2001||Touched by an Angel||Yvette Lakes||"Angels Anonymous"|
|2016||Family Time||Tracy||"The Things We Do for Love"|
|2017||The Jellies!||Debbie Jelly (voice)||Main role|
Awards and nominations
|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|
- "This Is 54: 10 Times Birthday Girl AJ Johnson Gave Us All The Health & Wellness Goals". MadameNoire. 2017-01-04. Retrieved 2018-06-14.