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 with honors. She is an alum of Lena Waithe’s Hillman Grad screenwriting program. She sold her television pilot SLAY to CW / CBS Studios executive produced by Regina King and Reina King’s production company Royal Ties. Pam Veasey is attached to supervise and will co-write the pilot. Her sports series DIVISION I has been optioned by Gale Anne Hurd's Valhalla Entertainment. Linda Gase is attached to supervise.
She is currently in NBC’s Writers on the Verge class of 2020-2021. She got into the WB Writers Workshop Fellowship Program and was a DISNEY Fellowship Alternate for the 2020-2021 cycle.