Michelle Johnson (actress)
September 9, 1965 |
Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.
|Other names||Michelle Williams|
|Spouse(s)||Matt Williams (1999–2002)|
Director Stanley Donen cast Johnson as a 17-year-old to appear as Michael Caine's love interest in Blame It on Rio. The movie was notable as Johnson's first starring role and for her many topless scenes and one full-frontal nude scene.
Johnson appeared in a number of roles over the next fifteen years. She appeared in theatrical films, television movies and television series, including a recurring role for one season of The Love Boat. She appeared in films Gung Ho (1986), Waxwork (1988) and The Glimmer Man (1996). She also co-starred in TV movie Dallas: War of the Ewings in 1998 as Jennifer Jantzen, and in 1985 played Rhonda Cummings in Dallas's episode.
Johnson was born in Anchorage, Alaska, to a homemaker mother and a psychologist father. Her family moved to Phoenix, Arizona, and she attended Alhambra High School from 1979 through 1983, graduating one semester early in January 1983. She was preparing to start a modeling career when she was spotted in Phoenix, and signed up to work as an actress on Blame It on Rio instead.
|1984||Blame It on Rio||Jennifer Lyons|
|1986||Gung Ho||Heather DiStefano|
|1987||Beaks: The Movie||Vanessa Cartwright|
|Werewolf||Kelly Nichols||TV series, pilot episode|
|1988||The Jigsaw Murders||Kathy DaVonzo|
|Slipping Into Darkness||Carlyle|
|Driving Me Crazy||Ricki|
|Tales from the Crypt: Split Second||Liz|
|1992||A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story||Linda Kolkena Broderick|
|Death Becomes Her||Anna|
|Far and Away||Grace|
|Her Final Fury: Betty Broderick, the Last Chapter||Linda Kolkena Broderick|
|1992 & 1993||Murder She Wrote||Episodes "Incident in Lot 7" & "Ship of Thieves"|
|1993||Body Shot||Danielle Wild/Chelsea Savage|
|1994||Incident at Deception Ridge||Natalie Harris|
|Menendez: A Killing in Beverly Hills||Lisa|
|1995||Illicit Dreams||Melinda Ryan|
|The Donor||Dr. Lucy Flynn|
|When the Bullet Hits the Bone||Lisa|
|1996||The Glimmer Man||Jessica Cole|
|The Outer Limits||Ady Sutton||episode: First Anniversary|
|1998||Dallas: War of the Ewings||Jennifer Jantzen|
- Michelle Johnson Biography (1965-)
- Jeff Pearlman (2001-10-29). "Best supporting actress". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2007-10-09.
- "Matt Williams' actress-wife seeks divorce". Sports Illustrated. 2002-07-16. Retrieved 2007-10-09.
- Beale, Lauren:  Chicago Tribune, April 16, 2009, "Michelle Johnson sells Sunset Strip-area home for $4.1 million"