Laura Johnson received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from The Florida State University. After a career in health care and medicine–both at Archbold Hospital in Thomasville, Georgia and as the founder and owner of Nutrition in Focus–and teaching as an adjunct professor at The Florida State University’s College of Human Sciences, she has split her time between working professionally in the theatrical arts and raising a family.
Laura currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Irish Repertory Theater, and previously served on the Artistic Advisory Committee of Theatre Tallahassee. She is a member of the Northwoods Arts Center Project Committee. She has performed in many local venues including Theatre Tallahassee (Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Lucia in Black Coffee, Sheila in Boys Next Door, Agnes in Bug), Monticello Opera House (Zelda at the Oasis, If Music Be the Food of Love) and at the New American Shakespearean Tavern (Beatrice-Joanna in The Changeling, Mephistophilis in Doctor Faustus). She also co-wrote and directed a successful one-act play performed at Florida High for the Holocaust Education Resource Council, and is highly visible in both television and commercial programming, including working as the on-air host of the Multi-State Powerball.