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Stephanie Johnson
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Actor History
Amanda and Jessica Gunnarson
1990 to 1992; recurring
Shayna Rose
2006 to 2007

July 11, 2022 to July 15, 2022 (Beyond Salem: Chapter Two on Peacock); August 17, 2022 to Present

Other Names

Stephanie Kay Johnson (full name; in honor of her father, Steve, and her mother, Kayla)


Runs a public relations firm, Stephanie Johnson Public Relations (SJPR), in Salem

Formerly ran a public relations firm, Stephanie Johnson Public Relations (SJPR), in Seattle

Formerly worked in Chicago

Formerly a special coordinating administrator at Salem University Hospital

Former a student at Salem University

Former an intern at Titan

Former an intern at Lumberg Advertising

Former a flight attendant

Former a race car driver


Apartment, Salem

Formerly Seattle

Formerly Chicago

Formerly an apartment in Salem

Formerly at the Kiriakis mansion

Formerly Alpha Chi Theta Sorority house on Salem University Campus (during the school year)

Formerly Steve and Kayla's apartment (when not in school)

Formerly at the Salem Inn

Formerly in Dayton

Formerly in California

Marital Status


Past Marriages



Steve Johnson (father)

Kayla Brady (mother)

Tripp Johnson (half-brother)

Joey Johnson (brother)

Duke Earl Johnson (paternal grandfather; deceased)

Jo Johnson (paternal grandmother)

Shawn Brady (maternal grandfather; deceased)

Caroline Brady (maternal grandmother; deceased)

Pete Brady (maternal great-grandfather; deceased)

Patrick Aloysius Brady (maternal great-great-grandfather; deceased)

Nora Molly Brady (maternal great-great-grandfather; deceased)

Jack Deveraux Sr. (paternal uncle)

Adrienne Josephine Johnson (paternal aunt; deceased)

Roman Brady (maternal uncle)

Kimberly Brady (maternal aunt)

Frankie Brady (maternal uncle; via adoption)

Max Brady (maternal uncle; via adoption)

Bo Brady (maternal half-uncle)

Carrie Brady (maternal cousin)

Samantha Brady (maternal cousin)

Eric Brady (maternal cousin)

Rex Brady (maternal cousin)

Cassie Brady (maternal cousin)

Andrew Donovan IV (maternal cousin)

Jeannie "Theresa" Donovan (maternal cousin)

Abigail Deveraux (paternal cousin; deceased)

Jack Deveraux Jr. (paternal cousin)

Joey Kiriakis (paternal cousin; via adoption)

Victor Kiriakis II (paternal cousin; via adoption)

Jackson "Sonny" Kiriakis (paternal cousin)

Shawn-Douglas Brady (maternal half-cousin)

Chelsea Brady (maternal half-cousin)

Zack Brady (maternal half-cousin; deceased)

Ciara Brady (maternal half-cousin)

Earl Duke Johnson (paternal great-uncle)

Eric Brady (maternal great-uncle)

Molly Brady (maternal great-aunt)

Colleen Brady (maternal great-aunt; deceased)

Colin Murphy (maternal first cousin once removed; deceased)

Ryan (maternal first cousin once removed; deceased)

Will Horton (maternal first cousin once removed)

John "Johnny" Roman DiMera (maternal first cousin once removed)

Alice "Allie" Caroline Horton (maternal first cousin once removed)

Sydney DiMera (maternal first cousin once removed)

Noah Reed (maternal first cousin once removed)

Tate Brady (maternal first cousin once removed)

Claire Brady (maternal first half-cousin once removed)

Arianna Grace Horton (maternal first cousin twice removed)



Flings & Affairs

Nathan Horton (dated/lovers)

Owen Kent (kissed/he was obsessed with her)

Philip Kiriakis (dated/lovers/engaged)

Max Brady (dated/lovers)

Jeremy Horton (dated/lovers)

Everett Lynch (dated/lovers)

Alex Kiriakis (dated/lovers)

Chad DiMera (dating/lovers)

Crimes Committed

Convinced her friend, Ian, to hack into St. Ann's Hospital data base and access the results of Chloe's paternity test. (September 2010)

Lied to the police and refused to incriminate the DiMeras in her kidnapping (June 2009)

Hid Ford Decker's body (December 2007)

Drugged Ford Decker (December 2007)

Brief Character History

Stephanie Kay Johnson was the daughter of Steve and Kayla Johnson. In 1991 Stephanie was kidnapped by her nanny, Sheila Salsbury, but was later recovered in Australia. After Steve's death, Stephanie moved to Los Angeles with her mother, and wasn't seen again until she was a grown woman, at which point she was a racecar driver. After a brief relationship with Max Brady, Stephanie shortly left town, only to return after her father, recently returned from the dead, began experiencing problems. She was, by then, romantically involved with Jeremy Horton.

She talked Chelsea and Max into working with and investing in Jeremy's business, "Touch the Sky Airlines." But, the business turned out to be a counterfeit clothing smuggling operation, and Max lost all of his money. He did, however, manage to fall for Stephanie, and the two began a flirtation. But, Stephanie told Max that she was committed to Jeremy and couldn't be with Max. Max began dating Morgan Hollingsworth. Soon, Jeremy left town to avoid the police, and Stephanie was left to sort out her feelings for Max.

Stephanie was so jealous of Max and Morgan that she went out one night to a party and went home with Ford Decker. She thought that she would just get her mind off Max, but instead Ford drugged her drink and when she was subdued, he raped her. Stephanie didn't know how to deal with the rape; and, despite the fact that Ford continued to drug and rape other women on campus, Stephanie could not find it in herself to testify against him. Instead, Stephanie conspired with her sorority sisters to lure Ford to their house and drug him to teach him a lesson. But, when things went wrong and Ford tried to drug and rape Chelsea, he chased her up the stairs and then fell to his death. Stephanie convinced the other girls that they should not call the police, but instead, they should hide the body themselves. Stephanie called Max to help move the body. The sisters kept the secret for a few weeks until Chelsea finally told Ford's dad where Ford's body was. No charges were brought against Stephanie.

The rape brought Max and Stephanie closer. Stephanie and Max became inseparable. Stephanie even helped Max find his biological sister, Melanie, in France. But Stephanie and Melanie did not get along, and the rivalry began to take a toll on Max and Stephanie's relationship. Max told Stephanie that Melanie confessed to a crime. Stephanie turned Melanie into the police. Furious that Stephanie would break his trust, Max broke up with Stephanie.

Stephanie set out to pick up the pieces after her break up with Max. She took an internship at Titan and began working with Philip Kiriakis. Sparks flew between Philip and Stephanie. Stephanie supported Philip through his mother's cancer and soon the two began dating. Unfortunately, Melanie would be a problem with this relationship too. Melanie became a consultant for Titan and set her sights on Philip as well.

But, Stephanie was the only woman that Philip wanted. He proposed to Stephanie and she accepted. But, before they could enjoy their engagement, Stephanie became the latest target in the DiMera/Kiriakis feud. EJ ordered Owen Kent to kidnap Stephanie, which he did. While he was waiting to turn Steph over to EJ, Owen became obsessed with Stephanie. He wanted to run away with her. Steph allowed Owen to kiss her in hopes that she could distract him enough to escape. But her plan didn't work. Luckily, Philip, Melanie, and Brady found where Stephanie was being kept and were able to rescue her.

Stephanie started suffering from nightmares and daydreams about her time being held captive. She went to see a doctor who prescribed her some pills to help her sleep and deal with the anxiety. She never fully recovered from the trauma and blamed her danger on Victor and Stefano's feud. She insisted that Philip break off all ties with his father. When he refused, she broke up with him. Philip tried to get her back and the two reconciled for a brief time. But, Stephanie broke up with Philip for good when she learned that he had slept with Melanie during one of the periods when he and Stephanie were on a break.

Stephanie set her sights on Nathan Horton, a young doctor who had been dating Melanie. They went on a few dates, but Stephanie saw that Nathan still had feelings for Melanie. As Melanie and Philip grew closer, Stephanie did everything she could to keep Nathan away from Melanie, including tearing up a love letter that Melanie asked Stephanie to give to Nathan. Melanie and Philip eventually married, and Nathan moved in with Stephanie. But Stephanie still worried that if Melanie was ever single again, Nathan would run back to her.

When Stephanie learned that Philip had cheated on Melanie with Chloe, Stephanie convinced her friend, Ian, to hack into the hospital's data base to see the results of Chloe's paternity test. Stephanie learned that Philip was the father of Chloe's baby. But, someone changed the results of the test before Chloe saw them. Stephanie knew that Philip was the real father, but kept quiet so that Melanie wouldn't leave Philip. When the truth came out and Nathan found out that Stephanie had kept the secret, he broke up with her.

While Stephanie has not been seen on screen since April 2011, she is supposedly still living in Salem. It was later revealed that Stephanie had taken a job and moved to Chicago.

Stephanie returned to Salem in February 2017 for her parent's wedding.

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