Punkie Johnson Biography

Jessica Williams, better known by her stage name Punkie Johnson, is a stand-up comedian, actor, and writer from the United States. Johnson began his career as a stand-up comic at The Comedy Store before landing a spot on Saturday Night Live in the show’s 46th season.

Early Life

Punkie Johnson was born on April 29, 1985, Jessica Williams was reared in New Orleans, Louisiana, by her mother Mary Johnson. We were unable to learn more about the Punkie Johnson family because no such information is publicly available. Jessica Williams attended Catholic and public schools before graduating from McDonough High School in May in the year 2003. Johnson earned her bachelor’s degree in general studies from Nicholls State University in Thibodeaux, Louisiana, in May 2008.

Punkie Johnson Career

Johnson’s first job was as a stand-up comedian. She then became a paid regular at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles. Johnson appeared at Just for Laughs in 2019. She has been a part of many TV shows which include Space Force, A Black Lady Sketch Show, Corporate, and Adam Ruins Everything. Johnson was cast as a featured player on Saturday Night Live in the 46th season, beginning in 2020. Johnson is the show’s eighth black female cast member, the show’s second black LGBT woman (after Danitra Vance), and the show’s seventh LGBT cast member overall.

Punkie Johnson is still in shock after being the 1st ever out a public gay Black woman to be cast on a show called Saturday Night Live. Johnson’s first season on the program ended in May, and while she is not the first Black queer person to participate in the show, her predecessor Danitra Vance was not publicly out when she first performed on SNL in the 1980s.

Punkie Johnson Biography

Real Name Jessica Williams
Birth Date 29 April 1985
Age (as of 2021) 36 Years
Birth Place New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Nationality American
Profession Comedian, Actress
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Taurus

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 3” – in Centimeters – 160 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 62 kg  –  in Pounds –  136 lbs
Shoe Size 6 (U.S.)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Body Type Average


Mother Mary Johnson


School McDonogh 35 College Preparatory High School
College Nicholls State University

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Affair Yes
Is she a Lesbian? Yes
Partner Not Known

Personal Life

Punkie Johnson, the star of Saturday Night Live, is an out lesbian. Punkie has spoken about her wife, but she has never revealed her real name or identity in public, nor has she revealed when they met. Similarly, she has never mentioned her husband on any of her social media pages. Despite this, it is evident that she is having a wonderful and happy marriage with her wife, with no reports of divorce or separation in the public.

Social Media

Currently, on social media Punkie is active, on Instagram she has over 29.7k followers and 224 posts on her handle @punkiejohnson & on Twitter, she got 5062 fans following on Twitter her handle is @punkiejohnson.

Punkie Johnson Net Worth

As of 2021, Punkie Johnson’s net worth is believed to be between $100,000 and $5 million dollars. This includes Jessica’s property, funds, and earnings. Her job as a comedian is her principal source of income. Punkie has amassed a good fortune from her different sources of income, yet she wants to live a humble lifestyle.


  • Jessica has appeared in the films ZombieCON (2018), Journeyman (2015), and Straight Up, Stand Up (2018).
  • Punkie is open about that she is a lesbian.
  • Punkie has collaborated with Harry walker for one of the videos on YouTube.
  • After Kate McKinnon, Punkie is the second out lesbian to join SNL.

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