Keean Johnson did not receive recognition in the entertainment world until 2013, but he has been in the spotlight since he was 11 years old. Johnson is a quadruple threat with active careers as an actor, photographer, dancer, and musician. He manages to find the right balance between his talents by distributing his photographs and artwork through social media, posting his dance videos on YouTube, and booking both TV and film roles. Some of his small opening credits include Nashville and Spooksville and on the big screen Alita: Battle Angel (2019), where he portrayed the role of Hugo.
Keean Johnson: Biography
The talented entertainer was born as Keean Manny Johnson on February 25, 1995, in Colorado. Although his father, Mark, is British, Johnson has American citizenship because this was his birthplace; his mother also has American citizenship. Johnson owes a lot to his mother, for he has excelled in all his talents.
At a very young age, beginning in the fourth grade, Keean’s mother taught him at home with his younger brother. His mother’s decision was based on her philosophy that creativity is as important as the academic world. In his interview with Flaunt, Johnson revealed that as he grew up, his mother would encourage him to do something creative in addition to learning academic things like math, science, and social studies.
This foundation proved to be vital for young Johnson, who has grown to maintain a constant level of activity in all of his craft professions. Keean Johnson’s parents not only homeschooled him but were less possessive of him from an early age, which gave him the privilege of becoming more independent. As a result, they had no problem with their son traveling the country to audition for gigs.
His career began professionally when he was 11 years old, his first appearance being a role in a stage play called Plainsong. His parents later moved to New York, where Johnson appeared in over 300 shows on Broadway. In 2008 he played a role in the play Billy Elliot, which later won a Tony Award.
After his time in Manhattan, Keean Johnson moved to Chicago in 2010, where he continued to appear in plays. While he was in a play, he was discovered by Claire Simon, a casting director, who recognized his talent and encouraged his family to move to Los Angeles to improve his chances of an acting career.
His family gave in, and when he reached Hollywood, it wasn’t long before Keean Johnson began casting roles. His first appearance on screen was a recurring role as Colt Wheeler in the second season of Nashville. His role lasted from 2012 to 2018, and while he was on the show, he booked another recurring role in The Fosters. His first regular role on the show was as Adam Freeman in Hub Network’s Spooksville. The role, which came immediately after his high school graduation, earned him two nominations for the Young Artist Award.
Prior to his major role in Alita: Battle Angel, Johnson appeared in the INSP-produced comedy-drama Heritage Falls, which was released in 2016.
His relationship with actress Sofia Boutella
Keean Johnson has already found his famous girlfriend. In February 2019 the news appeared that he is in a relationship with the actress Sofia Boutella. Sources reported that the two had been together for at least a year before their revelation in February 2019.
The news came after the couple made their first public appearance together at the premiere of Johnson’s Alita: Battle Angel in Los Angeles. After the couple went public with their relationship, they also increased the frequency with which they post about each other on social media. One of their Instagram posts that stood out was a photograph of an artistic collaboration between the two.
A major point of discussion in their relationship after the announcement was the large age difference between them; Keean Johnson is 14 years younger than the beautiful actress. Sofia Boutella has had many acting successes, including Kingsman: The Secret Service, The Mummy, and Atomic Blonde, where she had a lesbian sex scene with Charlize Theron.
Everything To Know About the Actor
– At the age of 6 Keean Johnson had a role as Sam Armstrong in a short film called Sam Presents.
– He has a younger brother named Cade who was born on August 27, 1999. Cade is an aspiring actor and played as the young Reagan in the History Channel’s Reagan documentary.
– His favorite holiday destination is Iceland, which he owes to the fact that he likes to surf.
– Among his three most important things to travel with are a sketchbook, headphones, and a good book.