Famous for her excellence on thrilling stunts as well as promising acting, Amy Johnston, an American actress and stuntwoman turned professional in 2009. Johnston performed stunts on many acclaimed films such as Deadpool (2016), Suicide Squad (2016), and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Moreover, she worked as a notable cast in the films Lady Bloodfight (2016) and Accident Man (2018) along with the TV series Escape the Night (2018- 19).
When and Where Was Amy Johnston Born?
Johnston was born on February 5, 1990, in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, the USA, and grew up in Wyoming. She is the daughter of David Johnston, the 5-time for World Kickboxing Association professional champion. Amy is an American by nationality and is of white ethnicity.
At the age of 6, she began training martial arts under her father's guidance and is a 3rd Black Belt Martial Artist. After graduating from a local high school in Wyoming, she didn't enroll at college and rather went to pursue a career in stunts and acting.
As of December 2020, Amy Johnston is 30 years old and has a height of 5 feet 4 inches (163 cm).
Career As Stuntwoman
Driven by her father's spirit in martial arts, Amy Johnston initially pursued her career as a fight choreographer in Kung Fu Femmes (2010, TV series), Angering the Gods (2011, short video), and Pair of Kings (2012, TV series).
In 2014, she got a career break as a stunt double for Blackwidow (portrayed by Scarlett Johansson) in the Marvel film Captain America: The Winter Soldier, starring Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, and Sebastian Stan.
Further, Johnston performed stunts in films such as Bad Night (2015), Deadpool (2016), Suicide Squad (2016), Deadpool 2 (2018), and Ava (2020). Her thrilling stunts can be seen in the TV series Melissa & Joey, Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Sweet/Vicious, K.C. Undercover, Lucifer, and Magnum P.I.
In addition to that, Amy worked as a stunt motion capture for video games like:
- Rise of the Tomb Raider (2015)
- Batman: The Telltale Series (2016)
- Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (2017)
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (2018)
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018)
- Marvel's Avengers (2020)
- The Last of Us: Part II (2020)
- Spider-Man: Miles Morales (2020)
Acting Journey- Films and TV Series
Alongside stunts, the Van Nuys, Los Angeles-born actress records notable acting works as well; counts 33 acting credits in 2020. Following her TV debut in 2009 through The Adventures of Señor Toro, Amy made guest appearances in Kung Fu Femmes (2010), Living Reel: The Series (2011), and Pair of Kings (2012).
In 2012, she was cast as Vampire Lucy in the film Dracula: Reborn, and a year later, worked in the 2014 film Raze.
Though, Amy Johnston's acting recognition came through the 2016 film Lady Bloodfight co-starring Muriel Hofmann and Jenny Wu. The same year, the American actress worked in Female Fight Squad (2016) and The Gate (2016, short-film).
Having worked in BorderClash 3: SoundClash (2017, short) and Accident Man (2018), Johnston appeared as Jael in Escape the Night (2018- 19, 7 episodes). In 2019, she was cast in the film Breaking Barbi and Eleven Eleven; and guest-starred in Magnum P.I. (2020).
Reportedly, she would portray the title character in the TV film Paloma's Flight, set to release in 2021 and will star Joe Lando, Paul Haapaniemi, and Susie Castillo.
Did you know? Amy is a member of the Thousand Pounds Action Company.
Amy Johnston Is Dating- Who Is Her Boyfriend?
The American actress & stuntwoman is pretty open about her relationship disclosure. According to her Instagram posts, she is currently in a relationship with boyfriend-turned-fiance Zac Morris. Even though it is still yet to be out how the duo met, they seem to be dating since 2009; Amy shared an Instagram snap on the occasion of their 10th anniversary on January 17, 2019.
On November 10, 2017, the couple announced their engagement via an Instagram video-post, where they were dancing and shared a romantic kiss.
For now, no plans for their wedding are out. They reside in Los Angeles.
Professional for over a decade, Amy Johnston earns a considerable sum of money as a stuntwoman as well as an actress. In December 2020, Johnston's estimated net worth is $1 million. Her notable on-screen works include Lady Bloodfight (2016), Accident Man (2018), and Escape the Night (2018-19, TV series).
Over the years, she has performed stunts in the films such as Deadpool, Suicide Squad, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. On average, a stuntwoman in the United States earns a salary of $38,596 per year, while depending on the experience and project, it can range from $16,640 to $74,880.
Her Instagram (@amyejohnston) has over 71.8K followers in 2020, which has the potential to earn her $291 - $485 per sponsored post.
by chandra, 15 Dec, 2020