Keean Johnson first began gaining recognition in the entertainment world in 2013, but he’s been in the spotlight since the age of 11. 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, sharing his photographs and artwork on social media, posting his dance videos on Youtube while booking TV and film roles. Some of his small screen credits include Nashville and Spooksville and on the big screen, Alita: Battle Angel (2019), in which he played the role of Hugo.
Keean Johnson: biography
The talented entertainer was born Keean MannyJohnson on February 25, 1995 in Colorado. Although his father Mark is British, Johnson holds American citizenship as this was his place of birth. His mother also has American citizenship. Johnson has a lot to thank his mother for excelling in all of his talents.
From a very young age, starting in fourth grade, Keean’s mother homeschooled him alongside his younger brother. His mother’s decision was based on her philosophy that creativity is as important as science. In his interview with Flaunt, Johnson revealed that during his childhood, his mother would push him to do something creative in addition to learning science-related things like math, science and social studies.
This endowment proved vital to young Johnson, who has grown to maintain a constant level of activity in all his crafts. Keean Johnson’s parents not only let him be homeschooled, but also owned him less from a young age, giving him the privilege of becoming more independent. As a result, they had no problem with their son traveling the country to audition for performances.
His professional career began at the age of 11. His first appearance was a role in a play entitled Choral His parents would later move to New York where Johnson would appear in over 300 Broadway shows. He was involved in the 2008 play Billy Elliot which went on to win a Tony Award.
After his time in Manhattan, Keean Johnson moved to Chicago in 2010, where he continued to act in plays. While he was acting in a play, he was discovered by Claire Simon, a casting director who dug deep into his talent and encouraged his family to move to Los Angeles to improve his chances of an acting career.
His family caved in, and once he hit Hollywood, it wasn’t long before Keean Johnson started taking on roles. His first screen gig was a recurring role as Colt Wheeler in the second season of Nashville His role lasted from 2012 to 2018. During the show, he booked another recurring role on The Fosters His first regular role on the series was as Adam Freeman on Hub Network Spooksville The role, which came right after he graduated from high school, earned him two Young Artist Award nominations.
Prior to his big 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 celebrity girlfriend. In February 2019, it was revealed that he was in a relationship with actress Sofia Boutella. Sources reported that the two had been together for at least a year before breaking the news in February 2019.
The news came after the pair made their first public appearance together at the Los Angeles premiere of Johnson’s Alita: Battle Angel. After going public with their relationship, the two have also increased the number of times they’ve posted about each other on social media. One of their Instagram posts that caught the eye was a photo of an artistic collaboration between them.
A main talking point of their relationship after the announcement was a big age difference between them. Keean Johnson is 14 years younger than the beautiful actress. Sofia Boutella has many acting credits to her name including; Kingsman: Secret Service , The Mummy , and Atomic Blonde where she had a lesbian sex scene with Charlize Theron.
Everything you should 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 starred as a young Reagan in the History Channel documentary entitled Reagan
• His favorite holiday destination is Iceland, thanks to the fact that he enjoys surfing.
• His top three travel essentials include a sketchbook, headphones, and a good book.