Born to a Jamaican immigrant dad and a multiracial mother, Julian Johnson was a semi-professional soccer player, world-ranked martial artist, actress, and lived the life of a financial planner before fully dedicating her life to storytelling. Julian has achieved numerous accolades as well as overcome seemingly insurmountable odds. She loves telling authentic, nuanced stories inspired by her vast experiences and encouraging people to be kind and to never give up.
In the fall of 2018, she started her MFA in Screenwriting at UCLA and interned for Greg Berlanti Productions in 2019, before being tapped to be the Writers’ Production Assistant on Fox’s PRODIGAL SON. She juggled both her assistant position and the rigors of academia, graduating top of her class. She is an alum of Lena Waithe’s Hillman Grad screenwriting program. In 2020, she took the fellowship circuit by storm, earning her way into NBC’s Writers on the Verge class of 2020-2021, WB Writers Workshop Fellowship Program, and was a DISNEY Fellowship Alternate.
She sold her genre television pilot SLAY to CW / CBS Studios executive produced by Regina King and Reina King’s production company Royal Ties. Pam Veasey was attached to supervise. She was recently staffed on THE BEAST IN ME for Netflix / Disney Studios. Notable executive producers include Wendy Calhoun, Gabe Rotter, Claire Danes, Jodie Foster, and Conaco, LLC. Her original sports series was optioned by Gale Anne Hurd's Valhalla Entertainment. She currently has multiple projects in various stages of development.