Who is Keean Johnson? Wiki Bio
Keean Johnson was born in Colorado, USA, on 25 October 1996 – his zodiac sign is Scorpio and he holds American nationality. Keean is an actor and a dancer, best known for portraying Hugo in the “Alita: Battle Angel” cyberpunk action film shot in 2019.
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Early life and education
Keean was raised in Colorado by his American mother and his British father – he has a younger brother Cade and the two were home schooled. Keean began taking dancing, singing, and acting classes at a very early age and first started performing on Broadway – in 2010, he moved from Manhattan in New York City to Chicago to try and pursue his acting career there.
Career as an actor
In 2010, Keean had an opportunity to work on stage with Claire Simon, a casting director, and it was him who encouraged Keean to move to Los Angeles with his family, so that he could study acting at a prestigious school as well as being able to audition for roles in movies and TV series.
Keean actually made his debut appearance when just six years old, playing Sam Armstrong in the “Sam Presents” short film in 2002.
In 2016, he played Markie Pitzpatrick in the “Heritage Falls” comedy drama film, and his biggest role came in 2019, when he played the lead role of Hugo in the “Alita: Battle Angel” cyberpunk action film – “Alita” is based on the Japanese manga series called “Gunnm” written by Yukito Kishiro. James Cameron produced the movie as well as wrote the script together with Laeta Kalogridis, while Alita is played by Rosa Salazar – the story follows Alita, a heroine cyborg who awakes in a new body without having memory of her past.
The movie was announced in 2003, but as Cameron was working on “Avatar” and other movies throughout the years, work on “Alita” didn’t start until mid-2016, and premiered on 31 January 2019 in London, while it was released in the USA on 14 February 2019 – it grosses over $404 million worldwide, which makes it director Robert Rodriguez’s highest-grossing movie.
After his success in “Alita”, Keean played the lead role as Alan alongside Alex Neustaedter and Daniel Zolghadri in the “Low Tide” drama film – he also portrayed James Murray in the “Midway” war film which follows the story of the attack on Pearl Harbor and the later Battle of Midway which occurred during World War II.
His latest appearance has been in the “Euphoria” film in which he played Daniel, while he has been cast to appear in the “Cut Throat City” film set to be released in 2020.
Keean has also been in several TV series throughout the years – he is best known for playing Colt Wheeler in “Nashville” from 2012 to 2018, while he also portrayed Tony in “The Fosters” from 2013 to 2018. He was Adam Freeman in “Spooksville” in 2013 through 2014, and in 2015 won the role of Ozo in “Guidance” and has to this day been shooting for the series. He guested as Finn in a single episode of “Notorius” in 2016.
For his performance in “Spooksville”, Keean was nominated for a Young Artist Award for best performance in a TV series – supporting young actor, as well as for a Young Artist Award for an outstanding young ensemble in a TV series, both in 2013.
Love life and marriage
Rumors began circulating the internet that the popular actor had started a relationship with Sofia Boutella, an actress best known for appearing in movies such as “Star Trek: Beyond” in 2016, “Mummy” in 2017, and “Climax” in 2018 – the rumors were confirmed after the two appeared in 2019 at the “Alita” movie’s debut in Los Angeles, where they stated that they had been dating for more than a year.
They then began to talk about one another on their social media accounts – people and the media are often talking about the two as well, as Sofia is 14 years older than Keean.
Before Keean, Sofia was in a relationship with Robert Sheehan, an actor best known for portraying Nathan Young in the “Misfits” TV show – their relationship lasted from March 2014 to October 2018.
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Hobbies and other interests
Keean has been sporting throughout the years, as he plays several sports with his friends, however, he has always been more focused on art – he has been taking photography classes since a very early age, and takes photos as a hobby, which he often uploads onto his Instagram account. He has also been interested in music and singing – his favorite bands are Nirvana and Three Doors Down, while he has been to numerous concerts. He has his own favorite actors and actresses which are Emma Watson, Selena Gomez, and Richard Gere, and their movies “Harry Potter”, “Spring Breakers”, and “Hachiko: A Dog’s Tale”.
Keean is a big lover of animals and has a pet dog, although his favorite animals are horses. He has been to numerous states in the USA for the shooting of movies he has appeared, and has attended many red carpet events in the US and Europe; his dream travel destination is London, England. He is very keen on surfing, and enjoys reading books and drawing in his sketchbook.
Appearance and net worth
Keean is 23 years old. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall, and weighs around 143lbs (65kgs) – his net worth is over $2 million as of late 2019.