Lamar Johnson Biography
Lamar Johnson (Lamar Barry Johnson) is a Canadian actor and dancer. He is famously known for his role on the popular TV series called The Next Step, which made him famous above all.
However, he made numerous appearances in other movies, shows, and TV series as well. The for instance include: “Covert Affairs” among many others. Moreover, he is popular on social media too.
Lamar made his debut in a movie called Honey. Since then he has been appearing in other films and television shows. Besides acting, he is a skilled dancer. He learnt to dance alone with no professional help watching videos online.
Lamar Johnson Age
Lamar Johnson was born in Toronto, Canada. He was born on 18th July 1994. His current age is 25 years old as of 2019.
Lamar Johnson Net Worth
The famous Canadian actor has a promising career. He has not been in the industry for quite long but has managed to gain fame and popularity among his fans. He earns quite a handsome amount of money from his acting career.
Lamar is best known for his role in the popular TV series called The Next Step, which made him famous above all. Aside from acting, he also earns from his dancing activities.
Moreover, he has several endorsements, movies and TV salaries, live performances, and so on from which he gets his money. Currently, he has a net worth of approximately $ 250,000.
Lamar Johnson Dating
The famous Canadian actor is most probably single. It is however clear that he is not married yet. Details about his girlfriend are not known. He seems to be a very secretive man who does not like to share his personal life with the public. Moreover there has not been any rumors about him dating his co-stars. We will update you with more details soon.
Lamar Johnson Dancing
Johnson is a skilled dancer. This talented young man did not just stop at being an actor. He learnt to dance alone with no professional help. He trained himself by watching videos online.
Lamar Johnson Movies | Lamar Johnson Movies And Tv Shows | Lamar Johnson Dark Phoenix
- Full Out (2016)
- Kings (2017)
- The Hate U Give (2018)
- Native Son (2019)
- Dark Phoenix (2019)
- All the Bright Places (2019)
- Run Sweetheart Run (TBA)
- Pop It! (2007)
- Rookie Blue (2012)
- The Next Step (2013-)
- Degrassi: The Next Generation
Lamar Johnson Instagram
Lamar is very active on Instagram. He boasts over two fifty one thousand followers. He occasionally posts on his page. You can follow him to get recent updates about him and his career.
Lamar Johnson Interview
Q: What made you want to do The Hate U Give—had you read the book already?
Lamar Johnson: I hadn’t; I actually read the script before I read the book and I just fell in love with the story so I had to read the book, and both are so amazing. I first read it through Seven’s eyes, because I knew that’s what I was going in the room for, but Starr’s journey, the family [dynamic], every character is just so well built. That’s what really drew me to the script. I just knew I had to be part of it once I finished reading it.
Q: How much did you and the cast rely on the book when filming?
Lamar Johnson: This was actually a conversation we had with our director [George Tillman Jr., The Longest Ride]. Essentially, the book is the bible of the film and we definitely referred to it, but he didn’t want us to depend on it. He said he just wanted us to be present in the moment and trust our instincts, which I enjoyed. George is incredible, he’s an actor’s director—he’s very collaborative and willing to play and try things.
Q: Is there an example of that sticks out in your memory?
Lamar Johnson: There was one time when he sat us around the dinner table [in the Carter home]. Amandla, Regina [Hall, who plays Seven’s stepmom Lisa] and Russell [Hornsby, who plays dad Mav] were all there. [George] said, “I want you to each tell each person, in character, why you love them.” It was an amazing moment, we got very emotional. We were in really good hands with George, everyone at the table was so open and invested in the story. I just knew from that moment it was going to be special.
Q: It’s such a timely movie. Did that make you feel pressure to get it right?
Lamar Johnson: No, I’m not nervous. I actually feel that it’s very important for me to tell this story. I think people are going to leave the movie and have a conversation about it and talk about what makes it so relevant. The great thing about this story is regardless of all the negative things and the weight of the film, the Carter family is there for Starr. They move through love, it’s never about hate. And if more people can do that, it can be a bit of a remedy for what’s going on in our world right now.
Q: You’re in the new X-Men movie next year. Can you tell me anything about that?
Lamar Johnson: I can’t tell you too much, but I am a character who is a student at Charles Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters. I grew up watching X-Men, so to be a part of that franchise is like my childhood dream come true. I also worked with Halle Berry [who stars as Storm in the franchise] on Kings, so when I booked it we had dinner and I told her. She was like, “That’s crazy!” We shared that together and it was really nice.
Q: Now that you’re back in your hometown for a bit, what are some of your favourite spots that you’ll have to visit while you’re here?
Lamar Johnson: I love lowkey spots. I was actually at a place last night, a hole-in-the-wall Japanese spot called Hanmoto. And you can never go wrong at the Thompson Diner. Their chicken and waffles are really good.
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