Chane't Johnson

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Chane't Johnson
Born A'Drewana Chane't Johnson (1976-08-21)August 21, 1976
Dallas, TX, USA
Died December 2, 2010(2010-12-02) (aged 34)
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Other names Chanet Johnson
Occupation Actress, Producer, Director, Acting Coach
Years active 1998–2010
Spouse(s) Never married

Chane't Johnson (August 21, 1976[2] – December 2, 2010[3][4]) was an American actress, director, producer and acting coach.[5]

She appeared and guest starred in TV shows including Boston Public, Malcolm in the Middle, Without A Trace, LAX,[3] Brothers[3] and Life[4] as well as directing and producing her own films and web series.

Life and career[edit]

Born A'Drewana Chane't Johnson in Dallas, Texas,[3] Johnson received a BFA in Theatre Arts from Southern Methodist University.[5] She went on to earn an MFA in acting from the University of California San Diego (UCSD).[3]

Johnson started out as a stage actress. She was a trained Shakespearean actress[5] and performed in more than fourteen productions of Shakespeare's plays during multiple seasons of the Dallas Shakespeare Festival.[6] In 2001, she was chosen for the role of Lena in the play Boesman and Lena, written and directed by South African playwright Athol Fugard.[3][7]

As a television actress, Chane't had recurring guest-starring roles on shows such as Life, Day Break, LAX, Cold Case, Criminal Minds, Brothers, and Big Love.[5]

She executive produced and starred in the web series, Nurses Who Kill...[4] Her weekly web series Trailerate premiered in November 2009.[5]

As an acting coach, she trained actors such as Denzel Whitaker (The Great Debaters, Training Day) and Nicole Travolta (The Secret Life of the American Teenager).[8]

Johnson died from a heart attack in 2010.[4][7][9]

Before her death, Johnson had increasingly been cast in feature films, playing opposite Rosanna Arquette, Tom Arnold, Ian Somerhalder and Bijou Phillips[10][11][12] and was slated to produce and direct two feature horror/fantasy films, The Dark Sisters and Anomaly.[13] She was the director of two short films, Texas Toast and Pony Man, which are set to play on the film festival circuit in 2011.[4][5] Her short film First screened at the 2010 Newport Beach Film Festival.[5]


Year Film Role Notes
2003 Sticky Fingers Goodwill Volunteer Short film
2004 Miracle Mile Adoption Agency Worker Short film
A One Time Thing Detective
2005 Down Dog Grace Short film
Stress, Orgasms and Salvation Person
The Ring 2 Adoption Counselor
Love For Rent Cashier
2009 Wake Cop
2010 Jelly Lucille
Convincing Clooney Sherona
Walk A Mile In My Pradas Psychic
2011 The Chicago 8 Pamela
Year Title Role Notes
2002 The Division Woman #2 1 episode
The District Jury Foreperson 1 episode
The Guardian Mrs. Wilcox 1 episode
Boomtown Lois 1 episode
Boston Public Graduate #3 1 episode
2003 Angel Martha Jane 1 episode
Malcolm in the Middle Customer 1 episode
Monk First Teacher 1 episode
Emergency Room Betsy 1 episode
2004 Without a Trace Nora Wozniak 1 episode
LAX Tanika 7 episodes
Girlfriends Ellen 1 episode
2005 Criminal Minds Barbara Raleigh 1 episode
2006 Huff Dayna 1 episode
Day Break Neesha 3 episode
2007 Subs Lunch Lady TV movie
2008 Hackett Coach Jenny TV movie
Ernesto Receptionist 1 TV movie
Dan's Detour of Life Nicole Stevens TV movie
Cold Case Carla DiFranco 1 episode
2009 Life Agent Liz Ray 6 episodes
Brothers Candy 3 episodes
2010 Big Love INS Agent 1 episode
'Til Death Nurse Lawanda 2 episodes
The Middle. Chess Mom 1 episode


  1. ^[permanent dead link]
  2. ^, ID for Chane't Johnson Archived March 5, 2011, at the Wayback Machine."Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-03-05. Retrieved 2010-12-06.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Los Angeles Times, December 7, 2010
  4. ^ a b c d e Tubefilter NEWS, December 6, 2010 Archived December 9, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g VARIETY, December 6, 2010
  6. ^ Internet Movie Database, Biography for Chane't Johnson [1] accessed December 10, 2010
  7. ^ a b
  8. ^ Making It Happen" Monday!, Column by Philip Jordan, February 1, 2010 [2]
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