Californian Lia Marie Johnson is a singer, songwriter, actress, and online personality who first built a following as a preteen with her YouTube channel, launched in late 2007. Her videos included content such as personal commentary, talent shows, comedy sketches, and music performances. The effort led to a recurring guest spot on the Fine Brothers' pop-culture web series <I>Kids React beginning in 2010. Shortly thereafter, she left the teen pop trio she'd been singing in (Pink Army) to focus on acting, and appeared in the spinoff series <I>Teens React and <I>YouTubers React. In the meantime, she found acting work in short films and guest parts on a number of other web series. She was a regular on the YouTube series <I>MyMusic from 2012-2014, and played the title role in the Nickelodeon TV movie <I>Terry the Tomboy, which premiered on the cable network in June 2014.
In early 2015, Johnson uploaded a reflective pop song called "Moment Like You." She drew the attention of Capitol Records, which signed her and released her next single, "DNA," in 2016. With a cast that included Jon Voigt and William Fichtner, the film <I>American Wrestler: The Wizard also saw release in 2016 and featured Johnson as the love interest. Among other roles that year, she was cast as a regular on the go90 thriller series <I>T@gged. Her second single with Capitol, "Cold Heart Killer," arrived in early 2017, offering more atmospheric pop. ~ Marcy Donelson, Rovi