Have you ever wondered who portrayed Hugo’s character in Alita: Battle Angel? The role was played by Keean Johnson, who gained popularity after featuring in this Sci-Fi movie written by James Cameron. Keean is an American film and television actor who started acting at a young age.
At the age of 11, this American icon was featured in Plainsong at the Denver Center for Performing Arts, and in 2008, he was cast in the Tony Award-winning Billy Elliot The Musical.
Keean Johnson profile summary
- Birth name: Keean Manny Johnson
- Date of birth: October 25, 1996
- Keean Johnson age: 23 years (as of September 2020)
- Place of birth: Denver, Colorado, USA
- Sun sign: Scorpio
- Nationality: American
- Profession: Actor
Keean Johnson was born in Denver, Colorado, United States of America. Keean Johnson parents raised the actor and his younger brother Cade in Colorado.
His mother has three-quarters Hispanic descent, one-half Chilean, and one-quarter Mexican, while his father is of British descent.
Therefore, Keean Johnson ethnicity is White Caucasian, but his descent is mixed. His father is called Mark Johnson, but his mother’s name is not disclosed.
How old is Keean Johnson? As of 2020, the Alita: Battle Angel star is 23 years old.
Keean Johnson height is 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm), while his weight is 60 kilograms (132 lbs). His eyes and hair are dark brown. The actor’s body measurements for his biceps, waist, and chest are 14-31-40 inches, respectively.
Keean was passionate about dancing, acting, singing, and photography from an early age. The talented actor started acting when he was 11 years after he appeared in the play titled Plainsong.
He came into limelight after appearing in Big Green Rabbit, a television series. Later, he played the role of the protagonist in the Spooksville television series. Keean Johnson and Katie Douglas were featured in this series from 2013-2014.
The talented actor qualified for other television credits for The Fosters, Guidance, Nashville, and a film credit for Heritage Falls.
Keean Johnson actor portrayed Hugo's role in Alita: Battle Angel, an American cyberpunk action film based on Yukito Kishiro’s manga series Gunnm.
The series was written by James Cameron and Laeta Kalogridis, coordinated by Robert Rodriguez, and created by Cameron and Jon Landau.
Some of the other cast members in the series are Rosa Salazar, who starred as Alita, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley, and Christoph Waltz.
Keean Johnson movies and TV shows
Here are some of the films that he has appeared in:
- The Ultimate Playlist of Noise (post-production)
- 2020 - Cut Throat City as Junior
- 2020 - Emperor as Rufus Little
- 2019 - Midway as James Murray
- 2019 - Low Tide as Alan
- 2019 - We Summon the Darkness as Mark
- 2016 - Heritage Falls as Markie Fitzpatrick
Listed below are some of the television series that the celebrity has featured in:
- 2019 - Euphoria as Daniel
- 2019 - Made in Hollywood as Keean
- 2019 - IMDb on the Scene as Johnson
- 2019 - Hollywood Insider as Keean
- 2019 - Alita: Battle Angel as Hugo
- 2016 - Guidance as Kyo 'Ozo' Ozonaka
- 2016 - Notorious as Finn
- 2014-2016 - Nashville as Colt Wheeler
- 2015 - The Fosters as Tom / Tony
- 2014 - Switched at Birth as Angelo 'A.J.' Sorrento, Jr.
- 2013-2014 - Spooksville as Adam Freeman
- 2013 - Spooksville Freak Files
- 2012 - Sam Presents as Sam Armstrong
- 2007 - Big Green Rabbit as Hide
- 2016 - Heritage Falls (performed: Sacrifice of Fools)
Awards and nominations
The actor has received two nominations throughout his life as listed below:
Young Artist Awards
- In 2014, he was nominated for an award in the category of Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Leading Young Actor for his role in Spooksville.
- In 2014, he was nominated for an award in the category of Outstanding Young Ensemble in a TV Series for his role in Spooksville.
Keean Johnson net worth
The talented actor has managed to earn a lot of money from his acting career. His net worth is approximated to be 2 million dollars, all of which he has attained from the film industry.
Who is Keean Johnson girlfriend?
The Fosters star is known to be in a relationship with Sofia Boutella, an actress famous for featuring in The Mummy. The pair made headlines in February 2019, after they were noticed attending the Alita: Battle Angel premiere together.
Afterward, these rumors turned into reality after they confessed that they had been dating for more than a year. They had even separated for a short period, before rekindling their love life.
The couple shared matching photos on Instagram but with different captions. It was a photo of Sofia, whose body and face was colorfully painted, and they tagged each other in the captions.
Here is what The Mummy star wrote:
Right, Braining Day @keeanjohnson,
Johnson opted for the caption below:
Collaboration with @sofisia7.
Again, the two were spotted leaving a restaurant after a late-night dinner date in May 2019. They seem to be enjoying their love without signs of parting ways.
Keean Johnson is a young film and television actor who has managed to make a great name for himself at a young age. He has a promising career in the film industry, and his fans cannot wait to see him feature in more movies in the future.
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