Christine Toy Johnson is an award-winning actor, writer, director, filmmaker, and advocate for inclusion based in New York City.
As a performer, she has been breaking the color barrier in inclusively cast roles for over 30 years, and has been featured extensively on Broadway, off-Broadway, in regional theatres across the country, in film, television, and concerts worldwide. Highlights include the New York revivals of THE MUSIC MAN, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, PACIFIC OVERTURES, FALSETTOLAND and GREASE!, the national tours of COME FROM AWAY, CATS, FLOWER DRUM SONG and BOMBAY DREAMS, and other leading roles at some of the most well-respected theatres across the country including the Guthrie Theater, New York Shakespeare Festival, the Mint Theatre, the Williamstown Theatre Festival, the Huntington Theatre, Yale Rep, Syracuse Stage, The Denver Center Theatre Company, The Minnesota Opera and New York City Opera. Over 100 film and television appearances include “Sherry Yang” on Season 2 of the Netflix/Marvel TV series IRON FIST, other recurring roles on THE AMERICANS, YOU, BULL, and LAW AND ORDER: SVU, other guest starring roles on NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, MADAM SECRETARY, MR. ROBOT, THE GOOD FIGHT, BRAINDEAD, UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT, MOZART IN THE JUNGLE, THE BLACKLIST, SMASH, 666PARK AVENUE, 30 ROCK, UGLY BETTY, THE BIG C, FRINGE, ROYAL PAINS, CROSSING JORDAN, many episodes in the LAW AND ORDER franchise, and two years as “Lisa West” on ONE LIFE TO LIVE.