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      Michelle Johnson

      Michelle Johnson

      Highest Rated: 60% Waxwork (1988)

      Lowest Rated: 8% Blame It on Rio (1983)

      Birthday: Sep 9, 1965

      Birthplace: Anchorage, Alaska, USA

      Michelle Johnson is the classic Hollywood story: discovered young and propelled to stardom. Barely out of high school, she was snared by director Stanley Donen, who saw a photo of the young aspiring model in a magazine and offered her a major part in his upcoming movie. That film, the sex comedy "Blame it on Rio" (1984)--most notable for being Demi Moore's breakthrough--was a hit. Thanks to its success and to Johnson's striking good looks, she was able to win numerous roles over the next decade or so. Among these were small parts in two Ron Howard ventures: the culture-clash comedy "Gung Ho" (1986) and the epic "Far and Away" (1992), a saga about Irish immigrants in America in the 19th century. In that same year, she had another small role as an aide in the immodestly budgeted Robert Zemeckis fantasy "Death Becomes Her" (1992); following that, she appeared in a raft of lesser films. Johnson managed to get steadier work in TV, doing guest spots on shows such as "The Love Boat" (1984) and "Melrose Place" (1992), and the occasional TV movie like "Menendez: A Killing in Beverly Hills" (1994).

      Highest rated movies

      Waxwork poster
      Waxwork
      Death Becomes Her poster Death Becomes Her Far and Away poster Far and Away Gung Ho poster Gung Ho Dr. Giggles poster
      Dr. Giggles
      The Glimmer Man poster
      The Glimmer Man
      Blame It on Rio poster
      Blame It on Rio

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 62% Dallas: War of the Ewings Jennifer Jantzen (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Inner Action Unknown (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet 18% Specimen Sarah (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet 20% Moving Target Casey (Character) - 1996
      11% 38% The Glimmer Man Jessica Cole (Character) $20.4M 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet When the Bullet Hits the Bone Lisa (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet 29% The Donor Dr. Lucy Flynn (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Incident at Deception Ridge Natalie Harris (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet 50% Body Shot Danielle Wilde/Chelsea Savage (Character) - 1993
      50% 62% Far and Away Grace (Character) $58.2M 1992
      20% 41% Dr. Giggles Tamara (Character) $8.2M 1992
      No Score Yet 74% A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story Linda Kolkena Broderick (Character) - 1992
      54% 61% Death Becomes Her Anna (Character) $58.4M 1992
      No Score Yet 17% Driving Me Crazy Ricki (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wishful Thinking Diane (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Genuine Risk Girl (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jigsaw Murders Kathy DaVonzo (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Slipping Into Darkness Carlyle (Character) - 1988
      60% 47% Waxwork China (Character) $489.1K 1988
      No Score Yet 18% Beaks Vanessa Cartwright (Character) - 1987
      33% 46% Gung Ho Heather DiStefano (Character) $36.4M 1986
      8% 39% Blame It on Rio Jennifer Lyons (Character) - 1983

      TV

      Credit
      62% No Score Yet Arli$$ Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1992-1993
      82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1991-1992
      89% 92% Moonlighting Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
      No Score Yet 0% Charles in Charge Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1984