Wylda Rae Johnson: Star’s Daughter with a 23-Year Age Gap in Parents

With the overwhelming pressure of fame, famous parents usually try to keep their children away from the spotlight to protect them. 

Aaron and Sam Taylor-Johnson are no different, as the power couple doesn’t share much about their children with the public.

That’s why the world doesn’t know a lot about their eldest daughter, Wylda Rae Johnson. Read on to learn all about her. 

Wylda Rae Johnson’s Age and Birthplace

Wylda was born in London on the 7th of July, 2010, making her 13 as of the time of writing this post. 

She’s the daughter of photographer/filmmaker Sam Taylor-Johnson and English actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Wyla Rae Johnson was born a year after her parents announced their engagement, so they weren’t officially married when they had her. 

All Wylda Rae Johnson’s Family  

All Wylda Rae Johnson’s Family  

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Wylda has three sisters. Her parents welcomed her biological sister, Romy Hero Johnson, when she was 18 months old. 

Her two half-sisters, Angelica and Jessie Phoenix Jopling, are from Sam’s previous marriage to Jay Jopling.

Wylda’s parents are powerhouses in the entertainment industry. They met during the shooting of “Nowhere Boy,” which Sam directed and Aaron starred in.

They hit it off immediately and started dating quickly after they finished shooting. Their relationship raised several eyebrows, though, as there was a noticeable age gap between them.

At that time, Aaron was 19, and Sam was 42. That gap didn’t prevent them from building a healthy, inspiring relationship, though.

The couple stated to have a deep connection, in which age is merely a number that won’t affect the strong bond they’ve formed. That doesn’t mean things were always perfect, though.

Yes, they faced various challenges, chief among which was the negative media attention their relationship attracted. However, they stood their ground and remained invested in their relationship.

Now, Sam and Aaron are considered a symbol that age doesn’t affect a relationship as long as both parties respect each other.

All About Wylda Rae Johnson’s Father

All About Wylda Rae Johnson’s Father

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With his charming charisma and engaging acting, Aaron Taylor-Johnson has proven himself to be a dominant force in the entertainment industry. That success was only natural, given that he’s shown an interest in acting at an early age.

Early Acting Projects

As a child, Aaron made his first screen appearance at six years old on a TV show called “Shalom Sesame.” His first film debut, though, was in Esmé Lammers’s “Tom & Thomas” when he was 13.

Although he appeared in multiple movies and series afterward, Aaron’s first breakthrough came in Matthew Vaughn’s “Kick-Ass.” The movie was based on a popular comic book series by the same name.

Not only did Aaron help bring this series to life, but he also played the main character, Dave Lizewsky. The film was a big hit, and Aaron’s performance put his name on the map, as he’d go on from there to appear in several big movies.

Additionally, his outstanding performance granted him the 2010 Empire Award for Best Newcomer.

Major Films

In 2012, Aaron starred in Joe Wright’s “Anna Karenina,” which was based on Leo Tolstoy’s novel. He worked alongside big Hollywood names like Jude Law and Keira Knightley. Although the film wasn’t a critical success, it still received positive reviews.

Two years later, he would showcase his versatile acting abilities in the critical hit movie “Godzilla.” As a soldier whom the government sent to Japan to investigate the accident that killed his mother, Ford Brody was unlike any character Aaron had played.

However, he successfully managed to flesh that character out, and the movie grossed over $529 million. Aaron wouldn’t stop there, though.

Even if you haven’t seen any of his films, you might have watched him in Joss Whedon’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” He played the popular Pietro Maximoff, aka Quicksilver, one of Marvel’s most famous speedsters.

Although his character died at the end, Aaron left an impact on the movie. He’d then go on to work with the legendary Tom Ford in “Nocturnal Animals.” 

Not only was the film a blockbuster success, but critics also praised Aaron for his depiction of the violent criminal Ray Marcus.

So, it’s no wonder he won the Golden Globe Award for “Best Supporting Actor” and was nominated for the BAFTA Award. 

Now, Aaron is set out to star in the upcoming movie “Kraven the Hunter,” where he plays the famous comic book character. 


Outside the entertainment industry, Aaron has made multiple contributions to make the world a better place. He’s supported various charities throughout his career, including Stand Up To Cancer.

Not only did he provide financial aid, but he also helped raise awareness about the disease and the organization’s efforts to fight it.

He also supported UNICEF to aid children in need and participated in the fundraising to help the Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation (EBMF).

All About Wylda Rae Johnson’s Mother

All About Wylda Rae Johnson’s Mother

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Born to a children’s book author and a commercial photographer, Sam Taylor-Johnson grew up in a creative environment. That environment would lead her to become an art major, studying painting at Goldsmiths College.

Sam wanted to break the conventional artistic boundaries with her work, exploring themes of power, gender, and sexuality. One of her most prominent works is “Killing Time.” 

The four-screen installment explores the contrast between humans on the outside and in the depths of their subconscious.

Sam went on to become a famous photographer, with her work being featured in multiple museums and galleries.


Having taken an interest in various forms of visual arts, it wasn’t long before Sam broke into the film industry. In 2009, she took to the big screen, directing “Nowhere Boy.”

It’s a biographical drama that covers the early years of John Lennon and his relationship with his aunt and mother. The film was a critical success and made a name for Sam in the entertainment industry.

However, her career as a director took off with her following project. In 2008, Universal and Focus Features chose her to direct the blockbuster “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

Adapting one of the most renowned series of all time, Sam faced overwhelming pressure from the public. However, the film became a massive hit, receiving worldwide praise and grossing over $500 million.

Sam found great success making other films, including “The Wall” and “A Million Little Pieces.” As a director, she focuses on creating complex characters with emotional depths. That’s why she’s one of the most talented filmmakers in the industry today.

Wylda Rae Johnson’s Net Worth

As a 13-year-old, Wylda hasn’t pursued a career and is focusing on her studies, although we don’t know where she goes to school. 

She still depends on her parents’ financial aid, which is natural given that they’re two of the most established individuals in Hollywood today.

With multiple prominent works to her name, Sam Taylor-Johnson has accumulated a net worth of $20 million. Her husband, on the other hand, having appeared in several blockbusters, has a  $16 million net worth. 

Wylda Rae Johnson on Social Media

Like many other famous parents, Aaron and Sam want to protect their children from the overwhelming pressure of the public eye. That’s why they haven’t allowed Wylda to set up social media accounts.

Even when Wylda had an accident that led to her arm breaking in 2020, Sam posted about it on Instagram without sharing her picture.

Wrapping Up

Despite being the eldest daughter of two of the biggest celebrities in Hollywood, we don’t know much about Wylda Rae Johnson. For the most part, she seems to be enjoying a regular life in a creative house.

It also helps that her parents are limiting her social media presence to keep her away from the spotlight.

Sarah C. Burdett

I hail from Baytown in the American South. Reading is my passion; it broadens my understanding of the world. Sharing is my joy; I hope my content brings you delightful experiences. In a world rushing you to grow up, I aspire to protect the fairy tale within your heart with my words.

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