Johanna Braddy

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Johanna Braddy
Johanna Elizabeth Braddy

(1987-08-30) August 30, 1987 (age 31)
Years active2004–present
Josh Blaylock
(m. 2012; div. 2015)

Freddie Stroma (m. 2016)

Johanna Elizabeth Braddy (born August 30, 1987) is an American actress. She played the leading role in the 2009 horror film The Grudge 3, and has appeared in Hurt (2009), Easy A (2010), Paranormal Activity 3 (2011), and The Levenger Tapes (2011). She also starred in a main role as Jenny Matrix in the hit web series Video Game High School from 2012 to 2014. In 2015, Braddy co-starred as Anna Martin in the Lifetime dark comedy-drama series Unreal. She also starred as Shelby Wyatt in the ABC thriller series Quantico.

Early life[edit]

Braddy was born in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, daughter of Jo Beth, a preschool music teacher and a vocalist, and Steven "Steve" Braddy, an engineer.[1] Braddy has one brother, Cole Braddy, who is eight years younger.[1] Braddy attended McIntosh High School in Peachtree City, Fayette County, Georgia, and graduated in 2005.[2]


Braddy made her screen acting début in the ABC Family television film Pop Rocks playing Olivia Harden.[3] She made her voice acting debut in Avatar: The Last Airbender playing the role of Princess Yue. Braddy also played small parts in films Broken Bridges, Home of the Giants and Whore. On television, she had recurring roles in the FX drama The Riches, ABC Family teen comedy-drama, Greek, and VH1 soap Hit the Floor. She also guest starred on Cold Case, Southland, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Suburgatory, and Shameless.

In 2009, Braddy had her first leading role in the horror film The Grudge 3,[4] a third installment in The Grudge franchise, released direct-to-video. The following year, she played a supporting role in the teen comedy Easy A starring Emma Stone.[5] She had roles in horror films Hurt, The Levenger Tapes, Paranormal Activity 3,[6] and The Collection. From 2012 to 2014, she co-starred in the web series Video Game High School.

In 2013, Braddy was cast opposite Constance Zimmer and Shiri Appleby in the Lifetime dark comedy-drama, Unreal.[7] The series premiered on June 1, 2015 with positive reviews from critics.[8] Also in 2015, Braddy was cast as a series regular in the ABC thriller Quantico along with Priyanka Chopra, Yasmine Al Massri, Graham Rogers, Jake McLaughlin and Aunjanue Ellis.[9][10]

Personal life[edit]

Braddy married her co-star from Video Game High School, Josh Blaylock, on November 11, 2012.[11] They divorced in 2015, the exact date is unknown. Around the end of June 2015, Braddy confirmed in her verified Twitter account that they were no longer married.[12]

Braddy began dating her Unreal co-star, Freddie Stroma, in the Summer of 2015.[13] Braddy and Stroma became engaged on May 15, 2016 during a romantic weekend in Vancouver, Lower Mainland, British Columbia, Canada,[14] and married on December 30, 2016, at The Stables at Foxhall Resort and Sporting Club in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia.[15]



Year Title Role Notes
2006 Broken Bridges Kayla Chartwell
2007 Surf's Up Additional voices Voice role
2007 Home of the Giants Freshman
2007 Penny Dreadful Willa Fowler Short film
2008 Whore Margot
2009 The Grudge 3 Lisa Direct to video
2009 Wild About Harry Lucy Carmichael
2009 Ponyo Additional voices English adaption
2009 Hurt Lenore Coltrane
2010 Easy A Melody Bostic
2011 The Levenger Tapes Amanda
2011 Paranormal Activity 3 Lisa
2011 Born to Race Rachel
2012 The Collection Missy Solomon
2014 Believe Me Callie
2015 Run the Tide Michelle Turner


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Pop Rocks Olivia Harden Television film
2005 Surface Lisa Episode: "Pilot"
2005–2007 Avatar: The Last Airbender Princess Yue Voice role, 5 episodes
2007 Cold Case Hilary West – 1964 Episode: "The Good-Bye Room"
2007 The Riches Tammy Simms Recurring role, 6 episodes
2007 Drake & Josh Emily Episode: "Dance Contest"
2007 Samantha Who? Teenage Samantha Episode: "The Restraining Order"
2008 The Oaks Young Jessica Unsold Fox pilot
2008 Danny Fricke Jennifer Stockwell Unsold A&E pilot
2009 Lie to Me Jacquelin Mathis Episode: "Pilot"
2009 Greek Jordan Reed Recurring role, 15 episodes
2009 A Marriage Sophie Unsold CBS pilot
2009–2010 Southland Olivia Sherman 2 episodes
2010 Detroit 1-8-7 Elizabeth Fadden Episode: "Lost Child/Murder 101"
2010 CSI: Miami Lucy Strickland Episode: "Wheels Up"
2011 Leverage Hayley Beck Episode: "The 10 Li'l Grifters Job"
2011 Friends with Benefits Grace Episode: "The Benefit of Mardi Gras"
2011 Criminal Minds Tammy Bradstone Episode: "Proof"
2012 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Carly Green Episode: "Play Dead"
2012–2014 Video Game High School Jenny Matrix Web series; main role
2013 Suburgatory Leslie Episode: "Go, Gamblers!"
2013 Necessary Roughness Cindy Luck Episode: "Gimme Some Lovin'"
2013 Hit the Floor Mia Sertner Recurring role, 4 episodes
2013 Perception Ashley Damlison Episode: "Asylum"
2014 Shameless Shelley Episode: "My Oldest Daughter"
2015 Unreal Anna Martin Main role, 10 episodes
2015–2018 Quantico Shelby Wyatt Main role


  1. ^ a b "JOHANNA E. BRADDY". High Treason Productions. Archived from the original on 2010-04-19. Retrieved 2013-08-13.
  2. ^ Marilyn A. Haas (2007). "An insight to being a working actor in Los Angeles.Q&As with Johanna Braddy and Kinsey McLean" (PDF). Arts & Expressions. 5 (2): 22–23. Retrieved 2013-08-13.
  3. ^ Phil Gallo (September 8, 2004). "Review: 'Pop Rocks'". Variety. Retrieved 2015-10-23.
  4. ^ MrDisgusting (April 10, 2008). "Shawnee Smith Cast in 'The Grudge 3'!". Retrieved 2015-10-23.
  5. ^ Justin Kroll (June 16, 2009). "People News Johanna Braddy". Variety. Retrieved 2015-10-23.
  6. ^ Frank Scheck (October 19, 2011). "Paranormal Activity 3: Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2015-06-16.
  7. ^ Lesley Goldberg (November 4, 2013). "'Rules of Engagement,' 'Mad Men' Alums Among 4 Cast in Lifetime's 'Unreal' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2015-06-16.
  8. ^ "UnReal: Season 1". June 1, 2015. Retrieved 2015-06-16.
  9. ^ Lesley Goldberg (March 3, 2015). "'Believe' Star Boards ABC's 'Quantico' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2015-06-16.
  10. ^ Nellie Andreeva (May 7, 2015). "ABC Orders Six Drama Pilots To Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2015-06-16.
  11. ^ "JOHANNA & JOSH". Wayback Machine. Archived from the original on July 26, 2013. Retrieved 23 July 2013.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  12. ^ "@blaylock_josh and I aren't married, we're great friends!". Johanna Braddy on Twitter. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  13. ^ Webber, Stephanie (4 August 2015). "UnREAL Costars Freddie Stroma and Johanna Braddy Are Dating: Photo, Details!". Us Magazine. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
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  15. ^ "Johanna Braddy Marries Freddie Stroma: Exclusive Details". 2016-12-31. Retrieved 2017-01-01.

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