Talk:Amy Jo Johnson

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American Canadian[edit]

An American Canadian is defined as “Canadian citizens of American descent, or Canadians who identify to some extent with American society. The term is most often used to refer to Canadians who either migrated from or have ancestry in the United States.”.

As a US national who obtained Canadian citizenship Amy Jo Johnson is American Canadian, enough of the edits to suggest otherwise. Vanillagorillas (talk) 23:19, 15 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I agree, to the extent we are discussing citizenship. (I would disagree if it was based on ancestry, but that's academic here; the subject has dual US/Canadian citizenship, and we don't need to decide the ancestry basis.) If the article, and lede, is going to include nationality at all, it should accurately reflect the complete nationality of the subject. I suspect it was reverted on a misunderstanding that it was discussion national background, which would be out of place MOS:ETHNICITY, rather than of actual citizenship.
To revert solely to "American" when the subject is both American and Canadian is error. TJRC (talk) 23:37, 15 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@TJRC: I'm not the proponent of the change and BRD applies to you, Vanillagorillas and the originator, not me, as adding "Canadian" was the recent bold edit. The lead is not about a citizenship list—that's covered in the infobox. The lead is about "national origin", which is not an ethnicity thing. She could be of Korean or Australian descent (i.e parents or farther back) and she is still properly described as an American given where she was born, raised, educated, etc., and, most importantly, where she became notable enough to warrant an article here. If she had spent significant chunks of her childhood in Canada, or had dual citizenship growing up, or maybe started her career in Canada and was well known as an actor there first, then it might be reasonable to describe her as a "Canadian American" or "AmeriCanadian" or whatever. For instance, I hold three citizenships, one of which I've held since I was 4, but describing me as anything but a Canadian would be ridiculous given I've lived in Canada my whole life, and all my education and work has been here. If the lead is about citizenship only, then we should be clear and every person's lead should be "X Z is an [actor/writer/engineer] born in the United States who holds American and Australian citizenship." MOS:ETHNICITY clearly states that a country mentioned should be tied to where notability was achieved. It says nothing about a laundry list of citizenships held. Johnson is clearly an American actor who became notable in America well before she starred in Canadian works and, in her forties, obtained Canadian citizenship. —Joeyconnick (talk) 00:12, 16 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I don't have a problem with "Amy Jo Johnson is an actress, filmmaker, singer-songwriter, and director born in the United States who holds American and Canadian citizenship." It's accurate albeit length.
I have a problem with "is an American actress" in that it's not accurate.
It's unsurprising that MOS:ETHNICITY does not discuss laundry list of citizenships, because there are rarely if ever such laundry lists. Certainly "two" is not a laundry list. TJRC (talk) 00:39, 16 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Neither of the two sources under 'Personal life' indicate she's divorced - they are dated 2017 while the infobox says she is. Please help find a reliale source thank you. Condo951795 (talk) 15:14, 9 May 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I feel like we need to separate her filmography from an actress from her filmography as a director, especially since she says she's no longer acting. Kinda like the Mario Van Peebles page or the Jodie Foster filmography page.--Aresef (talk) 16:06, 28 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]