Tara Johnson is an Actress, Media Personality, Writer, Producer and Licensed Attorney who is best described as a straight-shooter with a splash of Southern charm.
She just wrapped her first short film, "The Unclosed Door" which she wrote, produced and also acted. The film is in post-production and hopes to hit the film festival circuit in late 2018.
For three seasons, she led the charge as Creator, Host and Executive Producer of the award-winning digital talk show, Words, Wine and Women (http://wordswinewomen.com), dedicated to the empowerment of women. The series was created under her Chasing After You Productions banner, which earlier developed the pilot, “Just Around the Corner with Tara Johnson”.
Fans will recognize Tara from her time as a host on Maria Menounos’ ‘after-show’ online network AfterBuzz TV and as co-host of “Phenomenal Women” and "Success is the New Black," both shows are found on Black Hollywood Live, the first online network dedicated to African Americans in entertainment. Tara initially gained attention for her talents as a tech savvy host on the popular Chicago-based online network, Overexposuretv.
This Athens, GA native (and UGA Bulldog!) doesn’t take anything for granted, including her life. At the young age of 20, she lost her father to lung cancer and at 25, Tara was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. A determined young woman, she never gave up and is now cancer-free and thankful for the life lessons this experience brought her. Her desire for learning has also earned her two BBAs, an MBA, a JD and a certificate in Television Writing and Producing. This Southern belle took her skills to New York City, where she spent several years as a successful lawyer before making a career change and diving into the entertainment arena. Tara credits all of her success to her belief in God and the love and support of her family.