Ashley Johnson Best Known For She is best-known for her character Annie Warbucks in the TV movie Annie: A Royal Adventure (1995), and for lending her voice as Gretchen Grundler in Disney’s Recess. She is also known for playing FBI Forensic Specialist Patterson in NBC series Blindspot.
Born Name: Ashley Suzanne Johnson
Nick Name: Dasher
Occupation: Actress, singer, voice actress
Years active: 1990–present
Born: August 09, 1983, 36 years and 7 months, Camarillo, California, United States
Sun Sign: leo
Height: 5 ft 5 in or 165 cm
Hair Color: Honey Blonde (Natural)
Eye Color: Blue
Measurements: 36-23-35 in or 91.5-58.5-89 cm
Bra size: 34B
Instruments: Guitar, cello, violin, piano
At 15, Ashley completed her high school.
Johnson took classes in violin and piano at the International School of Music.
Father – Clifford Johnson (Exploration Ship Captain)
Mother – Nancy Spruiell Johnson (Film Producer)
Siblings – Haylie Johnson (Older Sister) (Actress), Chris Johnson (Older Brother) (Actor)
Others – Evelyn Taft (Paternal Grandmother) (Pianist), Renn Lang (Niece), Lilou Jaymes Lang (Niece), Saylor Lang (Niece), Raimy Lang (Nephew)
The actress has Swedish, Danish, Irish, Norwegian, Scottish, and Native American ancestry.
Ashley Suzanne Johnson (born August 9, 1983) is an American actress, voice actress and singer. She is best known for her roles as Chrissy Seaver in Growing Pains, Annie Warbucks in Annie: A Royal Adventure!, Alex Marshall in What Women Want, Gretchen Grundler in Disney’s Recess, Terra in Teen Titans, Gwen Tennyson in the Ben 10 franchise, Ellie in The Last of Us, Tulip in Infinity Train, and Margaret in Much Ado About Nothing. She currently stars in the NBC drama Blindspot as FBI forensic specialist Patterson, and is a cast member of Critical Role.
In 2013 and 2014, she won BAFTA Games Awards for her performances as Ellie in The Last of Us and The Last of Us: Left Behind.
Johnson was born in Camarillo, California, the youngest child of Nancy Spruiell Johnson, an independent film producer, and Clifford Johnson, the captain of an exploration ship. She is of Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Irish, Scottish, and Native American descent. When she was nine days old, her father got a new job and the family moved to Franklin, Michigan.
Johnson studied violin and piano at the International School of Music; she also plays guitar and cello. When not acting or studying music, Johnson co-runs the photography company Infinity Pictures with her friend, production assistant Mila Shah.
Johnson’s older brother Chris worked on the television show The District. Her older sister Haylie Johnson is best known for her role as Haylie in Kids Incorporated. Haylie is married to Jonny Lang.
Johnson has been in a relationship since 2012 with Brian W. Foster, an American writer, poet and singer. They became engaged in December 2018.
Johnson’s career began at age six, when she played the role of Chrissy Seaver on the sitcom Growing Pains from 1990 to 1992. The character’s age was accelerated from a toddler between seasons for plotting purposes. By the time she was 12, Johnson had been in the casts of eight TV series. She later reprised her role as Chrissy in The Growing Pains Movie and Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers. In the one season series Phenom (1993–94), she played the mischievous younger sister of a rising teenage tennis star. Johnson appeared in the 1994 sitcom All-American Girl, which also lasted for only one season. She played DJ’s overbearing girlfriend Lisa in the 1995 Roseanne episode “The Blaming of the Shrew”. During the 1995–1996 ABC lineup, she played Gracie Wallace in the sitcom Maybe This Time as the daughter of Marie Osmond and grand-daughter of Betty White and love interest of Dane Cook. She played Alex Marshall, the daughter of Mel Gibson’s character, in the 2000 comedy What Women Want. In 2008, she became a regular on the drama Dirt as Sharlee Cates. In 2009, Johnson appeared in “Omega”, the season one finale of Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse.
In 2012, she appeared in The Avengers (also directed by Whedon) as a waitress who is saved by Captain America (Chris Evans). She was intended to appear in future Captain America films as his newest love interest (given that a brief scene in the film was implied), but that plan was shelved and instead, actress Emily VanCamp took over as Sharon Carter for the next two films. Although her role was minor, the Blu-ray edition of The Avengers contains some deleted scenes that expand her role in the movie and further her interactions with Captain America.
As a voice actress, she played Sean on the cartoon movie The First Snow of Winter in the US version in 1998, Gretchen Grundler on the Walt Disney TV animated series Recess, Terra in the Teen Titans animated series during the show’s second and fifth season, Jinmay on Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! and Gwen Tennyson on Ben 10: Alien Force and in future variations of the Ben 10 franchise. Four of her roles have love interests who are voiced by Greg Cipes (Chiro in Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!, Kevin in Ben 10, Beast Boy in Teen Titans, and Michelangelo in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles).
She co-starred in the PlayStation exclusive The Last of Us as the character Ellie, which was released to critical acclaim and commercial success. She subsequently won a video game BAFTA for Best Performer and a VGX Award for Best Voice Actress for her role in the game. On March 12, 2015, Johnson won another BAFTA for Best Performer for the same role in the game’s downloadable content, The Last of Us: Left Behind. She will reprise the role in The Last of Us Part II.
Johnson appears in several Geek & Sundry shows, including playing occult specialist Morgan on the web series Spooked on Hulu, playing Alhambra and Dead of Winter on the board gaming web series TableTop, and playing Pike Trickfoot/Yasha in Critical Role.
As of 2015, she plays FBI forensic specialist Patterson in the NBC drama series Blindspot.
In 2015, Johnson was the voice actress of a main character in Minecraft: Storymode by TellTale Games and Mojang, Petra the Warrior.
In 2016, Johnson provided the voice of Tulip in the pilot for Infinity Train and reprised the role for the full series in 2019.
She is managed by Anonymous Content.
Sense of humor
As a child, she did a TV commercial for Duncan Hines Brownies.
In 2016, Ashley appeared in a 2017 Ford Escape TV commercial titled NBC: Plus One.
She made her acting debut in films with the 1990 action movie Lionheart as Nicole Gaultier.
First TV Show
At the age of six, Ashley did her first TV show playing the role of Chrissy Seaver in the ABC sitcom Growing Pains from 1990 to 1992.
Ashley Johnson Favorite Things
Activities – Snowboarding, surfing, gun shooting
Pastime – Playing Music
Ashley Johnson Facts
At the age of 9 days, Ashley and her family moved to Michigan as her father got a job there. They settled in Franklin village in Detroit.
Ashley took classical training in piano and can also play instruments like guitar, cello, and the ukulele.
Ashley has been a former Miss Jr. Michigan.
She enjoys music and has been a member of many bands including one with her sister Haylie.
The young actress had already worked in over 8 different television series before the age of 21.
In her free time, Johnson co-runs Infinity Pictures, a photography company that was formed by the help of one of her friends Mila Shah who is also a production assistant.
Ashley has a brief appearance in the Emergency music video by The Perfect Victim (2008). She is seen in the video with Odette Annable.
She lent her voice to the character of Sean in the 1998 cartoon movie The First Snow of Winter.
She has been a part of the video games like Teen Titans (2005) in which she played Terra.
You can also check out her official blog @ theashleysuzanne.blogspot.com.