Donna Marie Johnson is an actress, acting coach, image and career consultant, and motivational speaker.
Donna has been in the entertainment industry for over 20 years working in television, film and theater. A few of her credits include a featured role on the Dave Chappell Show, a recurring role on the soap “As The World Turns,” and performing with several theater groups in New York and regional theaters.
She served as the Education Coordinator for the Roundabout Theatre’s Youth Ensemble (RYE), and worked with the Negro Ensemble Company, Frank Silvera’s Writers Workshop, The Maryland Council for Arts Coordination, and Ballet West in Colorado. She is an active member of SAG/AFTRA.
In the fashion industry, she helped produce and direct shows for Adrienne Vittadini, Gianfranco Ferre, Limited Express, Randolph Duke, Matsuda, Carmelo Pomodoro, Donna Summer and Willi Wear.
Donna possesses a passion for developing the talents of actors. She has created a collaborative approach to coaching while encouraging students to master acting techniques to discover and enhance their underdeveloped assets and unique talent.
Donna’s former students include:
- Wayne Lopez (Grey’s Anatomy, Queen of the South, The Soloist)
- Robert McKay (Hightown, Hidden Figures, The Sinner, Blue Bloods)
- Jerry Ferrara (Entourage, Power, Sully, The King of Queens)