|Real Name:||Romy Hero Johnson|
|Birthday:||January 18, 2012|
|Occupation:||Daughter of Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Sam Taylor-Wood|
When you have celebrity parents, it is natural that the media and fans in Hollywood want to know a bit more about your life. And Romy Hero Johnson has two celebrity parents, not one. She is the daughter of actors Sam Taylor-Johnson and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Both of them are big names in the film industry.
Her parents are known for the wide age gap, but that hasn’t stopped Aaron and Sam from enjoying their love story. Let’s find out more about their daughter Romy Johnson.
Who Is Her Father?
Born in June 1990, Aaron Perry Taylor Johnson is an English actor known for his portrayal of Pietro Maximoff in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He was also the title character in Kick-Ass in 2010.
Born in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England, Aaron Johnson is the son of civil engineer Robert Johnson. He also has a sister named Gemma, who appeared in a small role in the 2002 movie Tom & Thomas. He is Jewish and got his education at Holmer Green Senior School. Between 1996 and 2008, he studied drama, jazz, tap music, acrobatics, and more at Jackie Palmer Stage School in High Wycombe.
At the young age of six years, Aaron began his career on stage. He appeared in a London production of Macbeth, playing the son of Macduff. He also appeared in All My Sons in 2000. In 2003, he portrayed a young Charlie Chaplin in Shanghai Knights alongside Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson.
He got his breakthrough role in Nowhere Boy, portraying John Lennon. His future wife Sam Taylor-Wood directed the 2009 biographical movie. For that role, he received the Empire Award for Best Newcomer and was also nominated for Young British Performer of the Year.
The next year, he portrayed David Dave in Kick-Ass. In 2012, he portrayed Count Vronsky in Anna Karenina, and later that year, he starred in Savages by Oliver Stone.
While he was quite famous, many casual fans get to know Aaron when he portrayed Quicksilver in Avengers: Age of Ultron in 2015. That was his entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While his character was killed, fans continue to ask for him to return to the MCU in some form.
And they will get their wish fulfilled. But not in the shape they thought. Taylor Johnson is scheduled to play Kraven the Hunter in the 2023 Spider-Man movie. It is another Marvel character, but this time, a villain.
Who Is Her Mother?
As we said before Romy has celebrity parents, plural, not singular form. Well, the other part of the celebrity duo is Sam Taylor-Johnson. Born Samantha Louise Taylor Johnson in March 1967, she is a British film director, artist, and photographer. Some people know her as Samantha Taylor-Wood.
Fun fact: Sam got her directorial feature film debut with Nowhere Boy, the 2009 biopic based on John Lennon. That movie gave Samantha her directorial debut, Aaron his big role, and for the two of them, it was the birth of a huge love story.
Born in Croydon, London, she grew up with a single mother. Her father left them when she was nine years old. Her mother worked as a yoga teacher and astrologist. Sam has a younger sister, Ashley, and a maternal half-brother, Kristian.
In the early 1990s, she began exhibiting fine-art photography. In 2002, she was commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery to make a video portrait of David Beckham. It wasn’t until 2009 that she got into the world of directing movies.
Speaking about directing Nowhere Boy, a biopic about the childhood of the Beatles star, she said, “I thought, I’m in too deep and if I mess this up, I am just never gonna make a film again. And I went into a panic. I got into the car and said, I just have to call these producers and pull out. I got into the car and I put the key into the ignition and Lennon’s voice came straight out of the radio and it was Starting Over. It was one of those moments where I thought it was a sign, OK, I am gonna do it”.
The Love Story Of Her Parents
Romy Hero Johnson is the daughter of Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Sam Taylor-Johnson. But it was not an easy road for the two of them.
Samantha was married before, to an art dealer named Jay Jopling. She had two daughters with him, born in April 1997 and in 2007. They separated in 2008 after 11 years of marriage.
That is when English actor Aaron Johnson came into her life. They met on the set of the Nowhere Boy movie. At the time, she was 42 and he was 18 years of age. And they have been together ever since.
Fun fact: they almost missed their opportunity. Aaron was only available to audition on a date that she was absent. He had a limited schedule because of filming Kick-Ass. But he auditioned for the biopic at her house.
Speaking of the experience, Sam has revealed, “It was so inconvenient. I was like, OK, he’ll have to come to my home. I opened my door to John Lennon. I instantly knew he was the guy”.
In September 2008, Sam and her former husband announced their divorce. They have two daughters, Anjelica Jopling, and Jessie Phoenix. Anjelica also had a small role in Nowhere Boy.
Sam was impressed by how much Aaron prepared for his audition. And he still remembers how she looked at that first audition.
The two kept things professional on the set of the movie despite the intense connection. There was no funny business during the filming. While everyone on set knew they had a connection, they kept things professional.
But, as soon as they finished, Aaron proposed to Sam. She revealed, “As soon as we finished, he told me he was going to marry me. We had never been on a date or even kissed”. Then Aaron got down on his knee and asked her to marry him.
He says, “I knew I wanted a family with her, I knew I wanted kids, and a month later she was pregnant with our first child”.
Romy is the second child of Sam and Aaron. The one that Sam got pregnant with a month after their engagement is their first daughter, Wylda Rae Johnson.
Romy Hero Johnson was born in January 2012 in the family’s home in London, United Kingdom. She is the youngest member of the family which also includes her sister Wylde and her two half-sisters from Sam’s first marriage.
She comes from a creative family working in the entertainment industry. It will make no surprise if she follows in her family’s footsteps one day. Her uncle, Kristan Taylor-Wood is a photographer and director. And her older sister Angelica Jopling is an art exhibitor. There is no info about Jessie Phoenix Jopling.
Fun fact: Romy’s father volunteered to be a coach at her basketball team game. He helped six and seven years old despite losing that season. Speaking about the experience, Aaron said, “I didn’t intend to coach. It was one of those things where parents could volunteer, and I said Yeah, I’d love to. And they went, Great, so you’re the coach”.
Her father also revealed Romy Johnson is very smart. Speaking on the James Corden Show, he said he brought a bunch of power tools into the home, and she asked if they were to build a tree house. And Romy started helping take tools out of the boxes.
Is She On Social Media?
Born in January 2012, Romy is only 11 years old as of May 2023. She has yet to enter her teenage years and is not even legally allowed to be on social media.
Her parents are responsible for posting and publishing on Instagram. Her mother Sam has close to 200k followers on Instagram, while her father has more than 416k followers on the social media platform.
Since she is not legally allowed to be on social media, Romy Hero Johnson has yet to begin working professionally as well. As we saw by now, she has the brain to work, and the sports spirit to play basketball. We cannot tell which way she will go.
As of January 2023, she is still a child. Her parents are responsible for bringing money to the household. Her mother Sam has a net worth of $20 million, while her father’s wealth is estimated at $16 million. That is more than enough for a happy childhood.