Amy Jo Johnson
Place of Birth: Dennis, Massachusetts, U.S.
Date of Birth: October 6, 1970
Ethnicity: Portuguese/Azorean (maternal grandfather), English, French-Canadian
Amy Jo Johnson is an American/Canadian actress and singer. She plays Kimberly Hart, the Pink Ranger, in the Power Rangers franchise. She is also known for her roles on the series Felicity, The Division, and Flashpoint. She became a Canadian citizen in 2015.
Amy is the daughter of Christine Loella and Greig A. Johnson II. Her mother died of cancer in August 1998 at age 52.
Amy’s paternal grandparents were Greig Adams Johnson (the son of Montgomery Hunt Johnson and Frances Lillian Munger) and Marilyn Twite. Montgomery was the son of Arthur Breese Johnson and Elisabeth Stringham Hunt. Frances was the daughter of Henry Gillett/Gillette Munger and Ellen Arvilla Searles.
Amy’s maternal grandfather was Fernando Gonsalves (the son of Albert Gonsalves and Charlotte Pereira). Fernando was born in the Azores, Portugal.
Amy’s maternal grandmother was Anita Alice Benoit (the daughter of George Emile Benoit and Loella Erdelinda Howes). George was the son of Joseph Emile Benoit and Elizabeth Laliberte. Leolla was the daughter of Nathaniel E. Howes and Caroline/Carrie H. Lord.
Genealogy of Amy Jo Johnson (focusing on her father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Marriage record of Amy’s maternal grandparents, Fernando Gonsalves and Anita Alice Benoit – https://familysearch.org
Amy’s maternal grandfather, Fernando Gonsalves, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Amy’s maternal grandmother, Anita A. (Benoit) Gonsalves – http://massachusetts.obituaries.funeral.com
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