Lakota Johnson is an actor, model and digital influencer whose profile is rapidly on the rise.
Born in 2001 on the Gold Coast, Lakota started working in the entertainment industry from a young age, with his father from the film industry in the US. Lakota joined CHIC Management at 16 years of age with the full support of his family.
Lakota’s winning smile and striking looks soon secured him modelling campaigns with a number of street-style, fashion brands including Footlocker, Nike, Universal Store, Super Dry, Hallenstein Brothers, and ft. Louisa.
Lakota has developed a strong digital following on Instagram, but when he joined Tik Tok in January 2019, he rapidly gained a huge global following - within 7 weeks he reached 7 million likes and gained half a million followers. He now has over 1.5 million followers on the platform and is known in the Tik Tok world as “the boy with the smile” and has started trends on the platform like “zoom in”. Across Instagram and TikTok, Lakota has now collaborated with many world-renowned brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Timberland, UE Boom and Levi’s.
For the past several years, Lakota has been training intensely with an acting coach and taking courses in stage and screen. This has lead to featured roles in movies and TV shows, including a cast role in Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley biopic Elvis and a guest star role on Netflix’s Black AF. Lakota has recently wrapped filming a lead role in the pilot season of ABC’s “The Disposables” which will be released in 2023.
Lakota has also taken singing lessons to broaden his career opportunities. Demonstrating his natural abilities in both acting and singing, he recently took to the stage of The Star Gold Coast theatre in the lead role of Sky for their production of MAMMA MIA! The Musical in 2021.
Given Lakota’s dual citizenship for the US and Australia and the fact he can base himself in LA with family, it enables him to pursue both local and international opportunities.