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Best known to audiences from her starring role on The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Amy Jo Johnson has launched a dramatic career with Felicity. On her first hiatus from Felicity, she starred in VH-1's first original movie, Sweetwater, which also showcased her musical talents.

Born and raised in Cape Cod, Mass., this small-town girl always wanted to perform. Amy Jo developed a taste for the limelight while competing all over the world as a gymnast until the age of 17. She honed her acting skills in community theater and while studying at New York's American Musical Dramatic Academy after graduating from high school. Two years later, she moved to California.

Her first professional job was a perfect fit - as one of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Johnson was able to combine both her athletic and acting talents. After two and a half years on the phenomenal hit series and two major motion pictures, Johnson was ready to stretch her talent in new projects.

She left the series and immersed herself in classes and theater, including a production of Much Ado About Nothing at Pasadena's Knight Bridge Theater. Ensuing parts were dramatic, including the television movies Killing Mr. Griffin, about a group of high school students who kidnap their teacher, and Perfect Body, in which she starred as an anorexic gymnast.

On the big screen, Johnson appeared opposite Billy Crudup in Robert Towne's Without Limits, chronicling the life and death of Olympic runner Steve Prefontaine.

Equally as passionate and determined about music as she is about acting, Johnson also performs in Los Angeles clubs as lead singer and guitarist. She also wrote and performed an original song on the recently released Felicity soundtrack.

Bio courtesy Warner Bros. (01-Jan-2000)


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