Johanna Braddy

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Johanna Braddy
Born Johanna Elizabeth Braddy
(1987-08-30) August 30, 1987 (age 31)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2004–present

Johanna Elizabeth Braddy (born August 30, 1987) is an American actress. She played the leading role in the 2009 horror film The Grudge 3, and has appeared in Hurt (2009), Easy A (2010), Paranormal Activity 3 (2011), and The Levenger Tapes (2012). In 2015, Braddy co-starred as Anna Martin in the Lifetime dark comedy-drama series, UnREAL, and later began starring as Shelby Wyatt in the ABC thriller Quantico.

Early life

Braddy was born in Atlanta, Georgia; the daughter of Jo Beth, a preschool music teacher and a vocalist, and Steve Braddy, an engineer.[1] Braddy has one brother, Cole Braddy.[1] Braddy attended McIntosh High School in Peachtree City, Georgia and graduated in 2005.[2]


Braddy made her screen acting debut in the ABC Family television film Pop Rocks playing Olivia Harden.[3] She made her voice acting debut in Avatar: The Last Airbender playing the Princess Yue. Braddy also played small parts in films Broken Bridges, Home of the Giants and Whore. On television, she had recurring roles in the FX drama The Riches, ABC Family teen comedy-drama, Greek, and VH1 soap Hit the Floor. She also guest starred on Cold Case, Southland, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Suburgatory, and Shameless.

In 2009, Braddy had her first leading role in the horror film The Grudge 3,[4] a third installment in The Grudge franchise, released direct-to-video. The following year, she played a supporting role in the teen comedy Easy A starring Emma Stone.[5] She had roles in horror films Hurt, The Levenger Tapes, Paranormal Activity 3,[6] and The Collection. From 2012 to 2014, she co-starred in the web series Video Game High School.

In 2013, Braddy was cast opposite Constance Zimmer and Shiri Appleby in the Lifetime dark comedy-drama, UnREAL.[7] The series premiered on June 1, 2015 with positive reviews from critics.[8] Also in 2015, Braddy was cast as a series regular in the ABC thriller Quantico opposite Priyanka Chopra and Aunjanue Ellis.[9][10]



Year Title Role Notes
2006 Broken Bridges Kayla Chartwell
2007 Surf's Up Additional voices Voice role
2007 Home of the Giants Freshman
2007 Penny Dreadful Willa Fowler Short film
2008 Whore Margot
2009 The Grudge 3 Lisa
2009 Wild About Harry Lucy Carmichael
2009 Ponyo Additional voices English adaption
2009 Hurt Lenore Coltrane
2010 Easy A Melody Bostic
2011 The Levenger Tapes Amanda
2011 Born to Race Rachel
2011 Paranormal Activity 3 Lisa
2012 The Collection Missy Solomon
2014 Believe Me Callie
2015 Run the Tide Michelle
2015 Cardboard Boxer


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Pop Rocks Olivia Harden ABC Family television film
2005 Surface Lisa Episode: "Pilot"
2005–07 Avatar: The Last Airbender Princess Yue Voice, 5 episodes
2007 Cold Case Hilary West – 1964 Episode: "The Good-Bye Room"
2007 The Riches Tammy Simms Recurring role, 6 episodes
2007 Drake & Josh Emily Episode: "Dance Contest"
2007 Samantha Who? Teenage Samantha Episode: "The Restraining Order"
2008 The Oaks Young Jessica Unsold Fox pilot
2008 Danny Fricke Jennifer Stockwell Unsold A&E pilot
2009 Lie to Me Jacquelin Mathis Episode: "Pilot"
2009 Greek Jordan Reed Recurring role, 15 episodes
2009 A Marriage Sophie Unsold CBS pilot
2009–10 Southland Olivia Sherman Episodes: "See the Woman" and "Butch & Sundance"
2010 Detroit 1-8-7 Elizabeth Fadden Episode: "Lost Child/Murder 101"
2010 CSI: Miami Lucy Strickland Episode: "Wheels Up"
2011 Leverage Hayley Beck Episode: "The 10 Li'l Grifters Job"
2011 Friends with Benefits Grace Episode: "The Benefit of Mardi Gras"
2011 Criminal Minds Tammy Bradstone Episode: "Proof"
2012 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Carly Green Episode: "Play Dead"
2011–14 Video Game High School Jenny Matrix Web series; Main role
2013 Suburgatory Leslie Episode: "Go, Gamblers!"
2013 Necessary Roughness Cindy Luck Episode: "Gimme Some Lovin'"
2013 Hit the Floor Mia Sertner Recurring role, 4 episodes
2013 Perception Blonde Lady at the Bar Episode: "Asylum"
2014 Shameless Shelley Episode: "My Oldest Daughter"
2015 UnREAL Anna Martin Main role, 10 episodes
2015 Quantico Shelby Wyatt Main role


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  9. Lesley Goldberg (March 3, 2015). "'Believe' Star Boards ABC's 'Quantico' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2015-06-16.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. Nellie Andreeva (May 7, 2015). "ABC Orders Six Drama Pilots To Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2015-06-16.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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