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, along with her partner, Jourdan Guyton, she created, directed and wrote the first season of an award-winning comedic web series called Two Grown, currently streaming on BET Digital. Season 2 is to be released late Spring.
She can be seen performing all over New York City with the all-women identifying hip hop improv group DMXX.
Alana was a 2018 US Finalist in the ABC Digital Talent Competition.
She is represented by Prevail Artists Management.
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.