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Born in Queens, bred in Manhattan and made in New Jersey, Alana Johnson boasts a Metropolitan-Empire State of mind.

After graduating cum laude with a B.A. in Economics and Journalism from Rutgers University, Alana made a valiant effort to thrive in corporate America. After resigning from a financially promising position in sales, Alana followed her affinity for performance, took her first acting class at Stella Adler Studio, and hasn't turned back; she's truly learned to believe that growth as actor and human are one and the same.

Alana has since become SAG-AFTRA eligible, and has continued to hone her craft at James Franco's acting school Studio 4, the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, and supplemental workshops. Most recently, she's worked on Investigation Discovery's Street Justice: The Bronx and The Perfect Murder booked her first lead in a feature film produced by James Franco's camp, and was cast to workshop a world premiere musical written by James Franco and David Van Asselt of the esteemed Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. 

In 2017, in tandem with her colleague Jourdan Guyton, she created, directed and wrote the first season of an award-winning comedic web series called Two Grown. Season two is currently in pre-production. 

She is a member of a New York City-based all female hip hop improv group called DMXX

The budding actor's motivation has always been to connect with and make a positive impact on others, on a colossal scale. Through her artistry, she'll undoubtedly do so.