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small bio on Phillip Johnson


I got this from Lifetime.com

CHARACTER: America
A young boy neglected and abandoned in the foster care system

Philip Johnson
The title role in the Lifetime Original Movie “America” marks 17-year-old Philip Johnson’s first foray into acting. A native of Detroit, Johnson was discovered by “America” executive producers Rosie O’Donnell and Larry Sanitsky while dining with his family at Small Plates, an eatery in downtown Detroit, just a few days before principal photography of “America” was scheduled to begin. O’Donnell invited Johnson to read for the lead role the next day. He impressed the cast and crew with his spot-on reading and landed the role immediately. Johnson’s younger brother, Steven, also appears in the movie as America at age 10. Johnson is a senior in high school and is currently being recruited by colleges, including Harvard. He was planning to major in engineering, but is now considering a career in acting.


Wow, this kid's only 17, I totally thought he was older. He's a good looking guy.


"Is there some reason my coffee isn't here? Has she died or something?"-The Devil Wears Prada

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I'm almost 30 and I thought he was hot,lol. I thought he was amazing in the movie!

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I know! I just wanted to hold him!

"Is there some reason my coffee isn't here? Has she died or something?"-The Devil Wears Prada

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I thought he was older too, but someone told me he was a senior at her former high school! lol

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He attended Cass and alot of the extras are in my brother's class.



Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege.

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