Hailing from the Buckeye state, Mandisa A. Johnson had a love for the arts and performing at an early age. At seven-years-old, Mandisa wrote her first play with her neighbor, and the two of them performed for their neighbors, family, and friends. Mandisa continued with her artistic endeavors by writing and directing several productions and would present for family and friends during the holiday season.
In high school, Mandisa interned as an actor with a junior theater troupe, traveling to multiple schools throughout her hometown. In 1994, she was a part of Lorraine Hansberry’s Readers Theater and Inducted into the International Thespian Society. From there, she interned with the Ohio State University’s Theater Department, and upon graduating in 1995, she was cast in the musical The Wiz.
In 2006, Mandisa got her first taste of acting on-camera as a background actor in the film, Stomp The Yard. A few years later, she received her first leading role in an internationally syndicated television show, It’s Supernatural with Sid Roth, portraying Gloria Bridges and again in 2019.
In 2013, Mandisa received an Entertainment Business Master of Science Degree, as well as receiving a Course Directors Award in Project and Team Management from Full Sail University. In February 2017, she completed a Creative Writing, MFA as well as receiving a Course Directors Award in Film Screenwriting from Full Sail University. In 2000, she received a Communication Studies BA from Wright State University.
Currently, Mandisa is the Editor-in-Chief for Atlanta Film and TV. This platform exists to serve, empower, educate, and engage those who are a part of or looking to get involved in the Atlanta Film and TV Industry. She also hopes to one day, produce and direct her animation and commercials.