Lia Marie Johnson (born November 23, 1996 in Wahiawa, Hawaii) is an American actress, singer, and YouTube personality. Her YouTube debut was a video on her singing "Ave Maria" in church. She was eventually discovered by The Fine Brothers, and appeared in many of their web series, most notably React. Eventually she started her own YouTube channel, consisting of song covers, and original skits, with notable guest stars including Miranda Sings and Shane Dawson.
Though not as famous as the likes of Julian Smith or Rhett & Link, she has gained a devoted following on YouTube and Instagram, and there are currently at least twenty-two Ask.fm accounts claiming to be her.
Notable appearances outside her own channel:
- React: The only member so far to appear in three different React series: From Kids React to Teens React and finally YouTubers React.
- MyMusic: As Metal's daughter, Reyna who can shoot lightning bolts every ten years.
- Terry the Tomboy: The Movie: A Nickelodeon film based on the Awesomeness TV skit of the same name.
- Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!: One of the cheerleaders in the "All the Food is Poison" sketch.
Provides examples of:
- Adorkable: It's hard not to like Lia as a person even if you're not a fan of her videos.
- Bare Your Midriff: Often rocks this look, as noted by Shane Dawson.
- Big Damn Heroes: Sammy in the "Stalker" video.
- Black Comedy: Her channel is usually very sunny and upbeat, but there are a few examples including the Worst Babysitter's borderline abusive behavior, and the Downer Ending to her "25 Facts" video.
- Big Breast Pride: If this is any indication, she is very proud of them.
- Creepy Child: Her little sister, Sammy, who often appears in her videos. She has a knack for saving Lia's ass, and brutally killing her assailants.
- The Cutie
- Darker and Edgier: Her channel is usually pretty light-hearted, and sunny, but the videos written and directed by Brent Bokovoy are considerably darker, and actually quite frightening.
- Downer Ending: Her "25 Facts About Me" video. See Mood Whiplash below for details.
- The Lad-ette: On Teens React, while reacting to a scene in in PSY's "Gentleman" music video where PSY farts, and "puts it in her face", Benny Fine asked if anyone had ever done it to her. She replied that she had done it to someone else.
- On social media, she also appears drinking, smoking and making references to other drugs.
- Little Miss Badass: Sammy.
- Mind Screw: Her "World's Worst Babysitter" series can get pretty out there, most notably in the episode "Lost" (where she gets advice from a homeless man living in a garbage can), and any episode involving Grizzle (best described as Lia's answer to Mr. Timn.
- Mood Whiplash: At the end of her "25 Facts About Me" video, she begins (in her usual upbeat tone) to tell a cute story about a song she wrote for her parents when she was little. "They divorced shortly after".
- Ms. Fanservice: Every now and then she would go in this territory.
- Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: You wouldn't know from looking at her, would you?
- The Pollyanna: Has been through her share of heartbreaks such as bullying at school, and her parent's divorce, but she seems have a generally positive, and upbeat attitude.
- She Is All Grown Up: In the "*WHAT YOUTUBER ARE YOU* QUIZ!" video she did with Shane Dawson, Shane commented on how much she'd changed since he first met her, and made a big show of reminding himself she was still underage.
- Speaks Fluent Animal: Her "Pet Therapist" character may or may not have this ability
- Stepford Smiler: Her "World's Worst Babysitter" character puts on a facade of being cheerful and affectionate to her clients, but is power-hungry, and abusive to their children. It's strangely unsettling.
- That Came Out Wrong: In the "*WHAT YOUTUBER ARE YOU* QUIZ!" video she did with Shane Dawson, she interpreted Shane's charade as "spanking a chicken to make porridge," and got all flustered afterwards. As Shane said, "It was precious."