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Short Info

FactEx-husband of Linnea Quigley.

Steve Johnson (born in Los Angeles, California on October 30, 1984) is an American professional tennis player. He has won one ATP singles title and achieved a career-high singles ranking of world No. 26 in August 2010.

Johnson was born to parents Scott and Michelle Johnson. He has two older sisters, Kristen and Kelly. He attended college at the University of Southern California, where he played tennis for the USC Trojans. As a junior, he was ranked No. 1 in the nation. He turned professional in 2007.

Johnson’s first ATP singles title came in 2016 at the Nottingham Open. He has also reached the quarterfinals of Wimbledon (in 2016) and the French Open (in 2018). His career-high singles ranking is world No. 26, which he achieved in August 2010.

Johnson has earned over $5 million in prize money during his career. His biggest payday came at Wimbledon in 2016, when he earned $1.1 million after reaching the quarterfinals.

Johnson has been in a relationship with fellow tennis player Madison Keys since 2015. The couple got engaged in 2019.

General Info

Full NameSteve Johnson
Salary507,500 USD
Height1.88 m
Weight86 kg
ProfessionTennis player
EducationUniversity of Southern California


ChildrenArchie Johnson
ParentsSteve Johnson, Michelle Johnson
SiblingsAlison Johnson
PartnerErin Biggs, Erin Biggs


NominationsGemini Award for Best Achievement in Make-Up
MoviesInnocent Blood, Everloving
TV ShowsHow We Got to Now

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1Ex-husband of Linnea Quigley.


Make Up Department

New Breedcreature & special makeup effects supervisor pre-production
Fear Clinic2015special makeup effects artist
After Pool Beauty: with Jess2013Video short sfx makeup designer
War of the Worlds2005fake bodies
The Cat in the Hat2003special makeup effects designer & creator
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen2003creature & makeup effects supervisor
Blade II2002creature & special makeup effects supervisor
Charmed1999TV Series special makeup effects artist - 2 episodes
Can of Worms1999TV Movie prosthetic supervisor
Wrongfully Accused1998prosthetic effects designer: NEG
Host1998TV Movie prosthetic makeup artist
The Shining1997TV Mini-Series prosthetics makeup artist - 3 episodes
Nightwatch1997special makeup effects
Eraser1996special makeup effects artist - uncredited
Here Come the Munsters1995TV Movie special makeup effects artist
Lord of Illusions1995special makeup effects: XFX
Species1995creator: creature and special makeup effects
The Surgeon1995makeup effects creator
Night of the Demons 21994prosthetic makeup creator / special makeup effects artist - uncredited
The Stand1994TV Mini-Series special makeup effects artist - 1 episode
Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All1994TV Movie prosthetic makeup effects creator
Brainscan1994special makeup effects creator: Steve Johnson's XFX, Inc.
Return of the Living Dead III1993special effects makeup
The Temp1993makeup effects creator
Innocent Blood1992special makeup effects artist
Pet Sematary II1992special makeup effects creator
To Save a Child1991TV Movie special makeup effects
Highway to Hell1991special makeup effects artist
A Grande Arte1991makeup special effects artist
MonstersTV Series creator - 2 episodes, 1990 - 1991 special effects makeup - 2 episodes, 1989 - 1990
Howling IV: The Original Nightmare1988Video special makeup effects
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master1988special makeup effects
Dead Heat1988makeup effects creator / makeup effects designer
Night of the Demons1988special makeup effects designer and creator
Solarbabies1986makeup effects designer
Big Trouble in Little China1986special makeup effects
The Clan of the Cave Bear1986assistant makeup artist - uncredited
Howling II: ... Your Sister Is a Werewolf1985special makeup effects technician
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes1984special makeup effects crew
Videodrome1983special makeup effects artist
An American Werewolf in London1981special makeup effects crew
Tanya's Island1980special makeup effects assistant
Humanoids from the Deep1980special makeup effects assistant
The Fog1980special makeup effects assistant - uncredited

Special Effects

Fear Clinic2015special effects supervisor
Spider-Man 22004effects artist: animatronics and prosthetics / special effects supervisor
Daai zek lou2003special makeup effects designer - uncredited
The Rundown2003animatronics producer: Edge FX / special effects supervisor
Arachnid2001creature effects designer and creator
The General's Daughter1999special effects: Steve Johnson's XFX Inc.
Can of Worms1999TV Movie animatronic effects supervisor
Wrongfully Accused1998animatronic effects designer: NEG
Species II1998creatures and special makeup effects creator
Bad Moon1996werewolf effects supervisor
The Dentist1996special effects thanks
Fatal Frames - Fotogrammi mortali1996special effects
Lord of Illusions1995makeup and effects creator: "nix", Steve Johnson's XFX, Inc.
Dead Man1995prosthetic effects
Next Door1994TV Movie special effects makeup
The StandTV Mini-Series special effects - 3 episodes, 1994 special effects makeup - 1 episode, 1994
Necronomicon: Book of Dead1993wail safe creature creator: Steve Johnson's XFX Inc.
The Rapture1991special effects
Suburban Commando1991creature effects creator
Howling VI: The Freaks1991Video special effects
MonstersTV Series creator - 1 episode, 1991 special effects - 1 episode, 1989
Night Angel1990special makeup effects designer and creator: XFX Inc.
CBS Summer Playhouse1989TV Series prosthetics/special effects - 1 episode
Leviathan1989creature effects crew
Howling IV: The Original Nightmare1988Video special makeup effects designer and creator: Steve Johnson's XFX, Inc.
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master1988creator: Freddy's death sequence
Predator1987special effects - uncredited
Biohazard1985severed head courtesy of
Ghost Story1981special effects


The Warlord: Battle for the Galaxy1998TV Movie alien creature creator
Amistad1997prosthetic effects creator - uncredited
Evolver1995special robot effects
Roswell1994TV Movie creator: alien beings
Necronomicon: Book of Dead1993wail safe creature creator
Return of the Living Dead III1993creator: prosthetic effects for "Julie"
Suburban Commando1991creator: "Power Suits"
Big Trouble in Little China1986creature design
The Blood Pact: The Making of 'Blade II'2002Video documentary location footage
Virus1999robotics effects designer

Visual Effects

The Abyss1989visual effects supervisor: Steve Johnson XFX inc.
Dead Heat1988designer and creator: prosthetic deterorizations
Big Trouble in Little China1986creature creator: Boss Film Studios
Poltergeist II: The Other Side1986creatures creator: Boss Film Corporation
Fright Night1985creature designer and creator: Entertainment Effects Group, Los Angeles
Ghostbusters1984sculptor: librarian: EEG / sculptor: onion head: EEG

Animation Department

Rose Red2002TV Mini-Series animatronic designer - 3 episodes

Costume Department

Where the Wild Things Are2009creature costume research & development / creature on set costumer


Innocent Blood1992Orderly


Making the Amazing2004Video documentary special thanks
The Blood Pact: The Making of 'Blade II'2002Video documentary special thanks
Hate* (*a comedy)1999Short special thanks
Puppet Master II1990Video special thanks


Cleanin' Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters2016Video documentary post-productionHimself
You're So Cool Brewster! The Story of Fright Night2016DocumentaryHimself
The Resurrected Dead2016Video documentary shortHimself
Steve Johnson Goes to Hell2016Video documentary shortHimself
Le complexe de Frankenstein2015DocumentaryHimself
A Monkey Phase2015Video documentary shortHimself
The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened?2015DocumentaryHimself
The Monster Show2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Monster Maker
You're Invited: The Making of Night of the Demons2014DocumentaryHimself
Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan2011DocumentaryHimself - Special Effects Creator of Ghostbusters
Love Beyond the Grave: A Look at Return of the Living Dead III2011Video documentary shortHimself
More Brains! A Return to the Living Dead2011Video documentaryHimself
Creature Comforts: The Monster Mayhem of Steve Johnson2011Video shortHimself
The Sci-Fi Boys2006DocumentaryHimself
8 Arms to Hold You2004Video documentary shortHimself
Making the Amazing2004Video documentaryHimself
Species: Designing a Hybrid2004Video documentary shortHimself
Assembling the League2003Video documentaryHimself - Make-Up Effects
The Blood Pact: The Making of 'Blade II'2002Video documentaryHimself
Hellraiser: Resurrection2000Video documentary shortHimself
Virus: Ghost in the Machine1999Video documentary shortHimself
Movie Magic1997TV Series documentaryHimself
The Stand: The Making of...1994TV Short documentaryHimself
Newton's Apple1992TV SeriesHimself - Make-up Artist
The Horror Hall of Fame III1992TV MovieHimself - 'Scare Tactics' Host
The Horror Hall of Fame II1991TV MovieHimself - 'Scare Tactics' Host
The Horror Hall of Fame1990TV Movie documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy2010Video documentaryHimself


Won Awards

2003Chainsaw AwardFangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest Makeup/Creature FXBlade II (2002)
1997Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Makeup for a Miniseries or a SpecialThe Shining (1997)
1995Universe Reader's Choice AwardSci-Fi Universe Magazine, USABest Make-up in a Genre Motion PictureSpecies (1995)
1995Best Special EffectsSitges - Catalonian International Film FestivalSpecies (1995)
1994Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement in Makeup for a Miniseries or a SpecialThe Stand (1994)

Nominated Awards

2004Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild AwardHollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild AwardsBest Special Makeup Effects - FeatureThe Cat in the Hat (2003)
2000GeminiGemini AwardsBest Achievement in Make-UpThe Outer Limits (1995)
1996Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Special EffectsSpecies (1995)
1996Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Make-UpSpecies (1995)
1994Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Make-UpFreaked (1993)
1994Saturn AwardThe Saturn AwardsBest MakeupFreaked (1993)
1993Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Make-UpHighway to Hell (1991)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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