AMY JO JOHNSON is a multi-faceted artist with over twenty years experience in the entertainment industry. Working successfully as an actress for more than two decades, Johnson is most known for her roles as Julie Emrick on the critically-acclaimed series Felicity, and Jules Callaghan on the award-winning Canadian series Flashpoint.
In 2012 Amy Jo stepped behind the camera to begin her career as a filmmaker. Her first three short films have won numerous awards such as the Audience Choice Award at the 2013 WIFT-Toronto Short Film Showcase, the Jury Award at the 2013 Toronto Independent Film Festival, Best Canadian Short Film in the 2013 Buffalo Niagara Film Festival, and Best Comedy in the 2014 Toronto International Short Film Festival. Amy Jo has also received The Shelly Award for women filmmakers at the 2013 Long Island Film Festival.
Amy Jo has also been critically recognized for her screenwriting. Her first screenplay, "Crazier Than You", won the 2012 Blacktie Screenplay Competition at the Long Island Film Festival, and placed 3rd in the 2013 Write Brothers Screenplay Competition at the Canada International Film Festival. Johnson is currently developing her debut feature film "The Space Between" which was shepherded through the Canadian Film Centre Producers program, with producer in resident Jessica Adams, and is set to shoot June 2015.
Amy Jo is also a musician with three albums under her belt. Her latest project, Never Broken, is a compilation of original tunes about the struggles we face in life, and what it takes to persevere through them. Never Broken, as well as Amy Jo's other albums, The Trans-American Treatment and Imperfect, have been featured on various TV shows and are available on iTunes. They can also be heard on streaming radio stations such as Pandora and Spotify.
Born and raised in the USA, but after fifteen years of living in Los Angeles she craved a new adventure, and in 2005 moved her life to Canada where she fell in love, had a baby and landed the award-winning Canadian series Flashpoint. The love she has for her new home has inspired her to become a permanent resident, and is patiently waiting for Citizenship. Amy Jo creates from the heart and is driven to hopefully inspire and help influence people in a positive way. This, to her, is what art and life are all about.