Q: Tell the world who you are.
a: my name is lamar johnson. and i'm an artist.
I SAY ARTIST BECAUSE I FEEL THE WORD ENCOMPASSES ALL ASPECTS OF MY LIFE. AN ACTOR, DANCER, CHOREOGRAPHER, creative Director and entrepreneur. ALL OF WHICH ARE BRANCHES OF THE CREATIVE.
Q: WHAT'S YOUR STORY?
A: BORN IN toronto, CANADA - IN A NUTSHELL, i started dancing AT THe AGE OF 9. BEING A SELF-TAUGHt DANCER, I LEARNED A LOT FROM DANCE FILMS AND videos. MY FIRST GIG I WAS CAST AS "LITTLE MAN" IN THE FILM HONEY STARRING JESSICA ALBa. AFTER THAT EXPERIENCE, I KNEW being in entertainment WAS WHAT I WANTED TO DO. AS TIME WENT BY, I STARTED EXCELLING AND had many other accolades in my early years SUCH As PERFORMING AT THE APOLLO THEATRE IN NEW YORK CITY, WINNING BET'S 106 & PARk 'WILDIN' OUT WEDNESDAYS', HOSTING THE SHOW POP IT! ON TVO KIDS, AND MANY OTHER LIVE STAGE PERFORMANCES. ONE OF WHICH WERE OPENING FOR CHRIS BROWn back in '06.
shortly after, I WAS INTRODUCED TO the Dramatic arts. Went to an arts school, GOT INTO ACTING AND FELL IN LOVE. i appeared on shows like DEGrassi, saving hope, the firm and the hit series the next steP, which allowed me to travel the world, meet some amazing people, eat some great food, and connect with our fans from ACROSS the globe. after that i moved to la, did some work, and now we're here. story still to be written - recently, i starred in a film titled kings, alongside halle berry and daniel craig. as well as the hate u give, based on the new york times #1 best-selling novel, which came out in theaters october 19, 2018. upcoming, i have x-men: dark pheonix, Native son and all the bright places all slated for 2019 - SINCE THEN I'VE JUST BEEN pursuing my dreams, ALL WHILE TRYING TO INSPIRE OTHERS TO PURSUE THEIRs.
q: what's your end goal?
A: to change the standard.