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Lynn-Holly Johnson

Johnson at the Big Apple Con, November 15, 2008
Born Lynn Holly Johnson
December 13, 1958 (1958-12-13) (age 51)
Chicago, Illinois
Occupation Figure skater, actress
Spouse(s) Kelly Givens (1993 - present)
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Lynn-Holly Johnson (born December 13, 1958) is an American professional ice skater and actress. After achieving some success as a figure skater in the mid 1970s, she began an acting career, including a Golden Globe-nominated role in 1978's Ice Castles.


Early life and career

Johnson was born Lynn Holly Johnson in Chicago, Illinois to Margaret, a housewife, and Alan Johnson, a general contractor.[1][2] She has a brother, Gregg, and an older sister, Kimberle. Johnson added the hyphen to her name after her roommate signed Johnson's name that way.[1]

Johnson, a professional figure skater, placed second at the novice level of the 1974 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. She gave up amateur competitive skating in 1977 to join the Ice Capades, and subsequently began an acting career, making her film debut in Ice Castles, where she played a figure skater. The film, a romantic drama co-starring Robby Benson, was a minor success in December 1978, grossing $18 million domestically.[3] Johnson, who was described as "an appealing young woman who actually happens to be a good skater who can act" by film critic Roger Ebert,[4] was nominated for a Golden Globe as "New Star of the Year in a Motion Picture - Female" for her performance in the film.

Johnson was subsequently cast in the lead role of the Disney horror drama, The Watcher in the Woods. The film received a limited release in April 1980, but was pulled from theatres and not given a wider release until October 1981. Also in 1981, Johnson starred as Bibi Dahl in the James Bond movie "For Your Eyes Only". In that movie she played yet another ice-skater who unsuccessfully yet comically attempts to seduce an unwilling James Bond (played by the much older Roger Moore).

Personal life

In 1996 Johnson quit acting to concentrate on her family; her last acting role at that time was a made-for-television film, Fugitive X: Innocent Target. Johnson currently lives in Newport Beach, California with her husband, architect Kelly Givens, and their two children. She has, for the most part, gone by the name Lynn-Holly Givens since her marriage. In the fall of 2007 she returned to acting in a community theater production of It's a Wonderful Life.[5]


Year Film Role Notes
1978 Ice Castles Alexis Winston
1980 The Watcher in the Woods Jan Curtis
1981 For Your Eyes Only Bibi Dahl
1984 Where the Boys Are '84 Laurie Jameson
1986 Angel River Jensie
1987 Alien Predator Samantha
1988 The Sisterhood Marya Alternative title: Caged Woman
1989 Hyper Space Arias Christensen
1990 Out of Sight, Out of Mind Kathy Jordan Alternative titles: Sight Unseen
Out of Sight, Out of Her Mind
Diggin' Up Business Tesia Papadapacropolis Alternative title: Say Bye-Bye
1993 The Criminal Mind Mrs. Augustine
Year Title Role Notes
1982 CHiPs Ellen Getraer 1 episode
1983 Matt Houston Cindy Gaines 1 episode
Trapper John, M.D. 1 episode
1984 More Than Murder Sandy Television movie
1986 MacGyver Ingrid Bannister 1 episode
1996 Fugitive X: Innocent Target Kara Television movie

Awards and nominations

Year Award Result Category Film
1980 Golden Globe Award Nominated Golden Globe Award for New Star Of The Year - Actress Ice Castles
1985 Golden Raspberry Award Won Worst Supporting Actress Where the Boys Are '84


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