|Born||A'Drewana Chane't Johnson
August 21, 1976|
Dallas, TX, USA
|Died||December 2, 2010
Los Angeles, CA, USA
|Other names||Chanet Johnson|
|Occupation||Actress, Producer, Director, Acting Coach|
She appeared and guest starred in TV shows including Boston Public, Malcolm in the Middle, Without A Trace, LAX, Brothers and Life as well as directing and producing her own films and web series.
Life and career
Born A'Drewana Chane't Johnson in Dallas, Texas, Johnson received a BFA in Theatre Arts from Southern Methodist University. She went on to earn an MFA in acting from the University of California San Diego (UCSD).
Johnson started out as a stage actress. She was a trained Shakespearean actress and performed in more than fourteen productions of Shakespeare's plays during multiple seasons of the Dallas Shakespeare Festival. 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.
Before her death, Johnson had increasingly been cast in feature films, playing opposite Rosanna Arquette, Tom Arnold, Ian Somerhalder and Bijou Phillips and was slated to produce and direct two feature horror/fantasy films, The Dark Sisters and Anomaly. 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. Her short film First screened at the 2010 Newport Beach Film Festival.
|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|
|Walk A Mile In My Pradas||Psychic|
|2011||The Chicago 8||Pamela|
|2002||The Division||Woman #2||1 episode|
|The District||Jury Foreperson||1 episode|
|The Guardian||Mrs. Wilcox||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|
|2005||Criminal Minds||Barbara Raleigh||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|
|2010||Big Love||INS Agent||1 episode|
|'Til Death||Nurse Lawanda||2 episodes|
|The Middle.||Chess Mom||1 episode|
- http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1520339712/nm1339172?slideshow=1[permanent dead link]
- Moviesplanet.com, 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.
- Los Angeles Times, December 7, 2010
- Tubefilter NEWS, December 6, 2010 Archived December 9, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
- VARIETY, December 6, 2010
- Internet Movie Database, Biography for Chane't Johnson  accessed December 10, 2010
- Making It Happen" Monday!, Column by Philip Jordan, February 1, 2010