Mandisa A. Johnson is an artist and creative professional with a diverse background in theater, film, directing, writing, and journalism. She discovered her passion for the arts at a young age and continued to pursue it throughout her life.
Mandisa's artistic journey began with writing and performing her first play at six-years-old. She further developed her skills by writing and directing various productions for family and friends during the holiday season. In high school, she interned as an actor with a junior theater troupe, gaining experience and traveling to different schools in Columbus, Ohio. She also interned with the Ohio State University Theater Department, and The Columbus Children's Theater further immersing herself in the world of theater.
After graduating from high school in 1995, Mandisa enrolled at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, where she pursued a degree in Communication Studies/Broadcast Journalism, graduating in 2000. Mandisa's on-camera acting career began in 2006 when she worked as a background actor in the film Stomp The Yard. She later portrayed Gloria Bridges in the TV show It's Supernatural with Sid Roth in 2014 and 2019. Additionally, she appeared in a Kimball International Furniture commercial and lent her voice to the audiobook version of Nationalism Without Compassion, where she portrayed Bernice King.
In 2014, Mandisa wrote and directed a commercial titled I'll Never Do Church Again for Extraordinary Church in Conyers, Georgia. She has also directed YouTube podcast episodes for the National Network of Young Adults and cast children for music videos by Grammy-Nominated Children's DJ, DJ Willy WOW!, including My Hoodie and Shirley Temple. This past June, Mandisa taught a summer camp drama class to 6-8th graders at Sutton Middle School in Atlanta.
Mandisa's educational journey includes obtaining a Master of Science Degree in Entertainment Business from Full Sail University in May 2013, where she received a Course Director's Award in Project and Team Management. In February 2017, she completed a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing from Full Sail University, receiving a Course Director's Award in Film Screenwriting.
In 2015, she and her business partner, Rashaad King, hosted an actors seminar featuring Talent Agent Tay Smith and Casting Director Brandon McCray as panelists. Mandisa is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, in 2021, she became a member of the Atlanta Writers Society and currently serves as an Entertainment Journalist and Entertainment Business Expert for Atlanta Film and TV.
Outside of her professional pursuits, Mandisa is married to Eddie L. Johnson III, and they have three children named Myles, Madison, and Milan. Her passion for the arts has shaped her into a multi-talented and dedicated creative professional.