Amy Jo Johnson Welcomes Daughter Francesca Christine

12/05/2008 at 09:00 PM ET
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It’s a girl for actress Amy Jo Johnson and her fiancรฉ Olivier Giner, who welcomed a daughter, Francesca Christine Giner, on Monday, December 1st. The baby was born at 9:09 p.m., weighing 7 lbs., 1 oz. Her middle name honors Amy Jo’s late mother.

The couple announced their pregnancy in June, and while Amy Jo, 38, flew under the radar through most of her nine months, she did give us a peek at her belly in August! This is the first child for the couple.

Amy Jo, who previously appeared on Felicity, now stars on Flashpoint, airing Thursdays at 10 p.m. on CBS.

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Laney McDonald on

Congrats to Amy! I always loved her in Power Rangers when I was a kid. She was my favorite. I love the baby’s name too. Francesca is beautiful and classy and Christine works really well with it.

Brandi on

Love the name, congratulations. I remember her as the pink power ranger!

Allison on

I just read a story she wrote in one of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books, about her mother Christine’s death from cancer… it makes her daughter’s name all the more meaningful.

Amy on

What wonderful news! I, too, have loved her since Power Rangers, and I admit that Felicity was a small part of why I decided to go to college at NYU. She’s great and I’m thrilled to hear that she has a daughter now!

Stephany on

Aw, congrats! I loved her as the Pink Ranger and I love her even more on Flashpoint!

I lovvvvve the name! Francesca is such a fun name to say! Very classic.

Cali on

I think it’s funny her baby was born dec 1 the same as violet affleck and her mom is jennifer garner who bears a striking resemblance to amy jo Johnson…not to mention they were both on felicity

Elizabeth Lopez on

Congratulations on the birth of your daughter.

jasmine on

Aww, me and Amy Jo have the same birthday and she was my favorite power ranger as a kid!

I forgot she was pregnant! Congratulations! Lovely name, and I really like Christine as a middle name! Congrats =]

Maria castro on

That great, I am very happy for her i liked seen her in power ranger, one of my daugther wanted to be the pink ranger.

Maddy on

Love her, love the name Francesca. I was thinking about using it since many of the the men in my boyfriend’s family are “Francis”, which I’m not too fond of, Francesca is a beautiful twist on the name for a little girl. ๐Ÿ˜€

Brooke on

I love the name francesca, very girlie and makes me think of a smart and popular girl. It’s not over used either. Congrats to her.

Nathaniel Green on

Congrats!!!i have followed you since your ranger days and knew you would always continue to thrive and succeed.Wait till she hears mom was one of the most influential super hero’s of american television.god bless and be safe.

Zoryana on

How wonderful! When that precious jewel begins to gaze into your eyes, your heart will melt and life will never be the same. Enjoy this time.

Kelly on

Aw beautiful name!!

Nicole on



How funny that you talk about Francesca as an unusual name!
I’m italian and here in Italy there are so many Francesca that I get a bit bored of that name!Congrats to her,she looks like Jen Garner and Violet was born on December 1st,too.

David Nisbet on

Congratulations Amy ๐Ÿ™‚

Greg Leiner on

Congrats to Amy! Best wishes to Amy and her baby! ๐Ÿ™‚

j pineda on

congrats on your bundle of joy. you now know all the secrets of womanhood

Sarah Marie on

Absolutely love the name Francesca. It’s my mom’s name ๐Ÿ™‚

Judith on

Congrats to the happy couple. what a Beautiful name Francesca is!! Very melodic..

Say on

I was a teenager when the Power Rangers came out, but I’m familiar with Amy b/c I used to babysit Jordan. He loved the Power Rangers. He always let me be the ‘Pink One’. ๐Ÿ™‚ I watched them more than I cared for and it took me the longest time to realize where I knew her from when she was on Felicity.


carl anderson on


Ellie on

Congradulations AJ! I know you will make an amazing mom!

Lily Scott on

Congratulations Amy! You got your Christmas present a little early this year, huh? I loved the pink ranger growing up. You were my favorite, sassy and stubborn.

Kim on

Congrats AJJ! Prayers and best wishes for your growing family, and what a lovely name for the baby!

Ellen Botello on

Congratulations Amy! I used to coach Amy at Cape Cod Gymnastics when she was little. Then when we were both older, she coached there while I was pregnant with my first daughter Shelli. Well Shelli just had a little girl on Nov. 17th. What a beautiful name with a wonderful tribute to her own mom. Have a wonderful holiday Amy with your new blessing!

BellaD on

Congratulations on your baby girl. Beautiful name!

Lynn Denise Corbett-Sereiis on

Congratulation on the arrival of your daughter. My kids totally enjoyed the power rangers when they were young and now your daughter is the start of power rangers II, the sequal.

Jesse Connors on

Congrats, Amy Jo! I wish you and the girl all the best for the future. I am sure you will be a wonderful mom.

Stormie on

I loved you on Power Rangers you were really my first role model. Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl I hope you have a lifetime of joy with her.

Joshua Mistrette on

Morphinoiminal! I have seen you on “Power Rangers” and “Felicity”, but turns out “Power Rangers” would be the best show you’ve done. Congratulations on your first child!

Rosy J on

Aww congratulations to her and I love the name. She also reminds me of Jen Garner and their little girls have the same birthday. How cute.

Caren on

Congrats AJ!! Love the name! ๐Ÿ˜€

Jason Leisure on

I’m a big fan of Amy Jo Johnson’s new show Flashpoint. And wanted to say congrat to the ne mother.

Marcos on

My favorie Felicity Star

I Loved JULIE !!!!!!!!!!

Congrats Amy Jo Johnson

Johnnie Johnson on

Another unwed mother in Holly-Weird! How sad this news is!

Billy Bunter on

Congrats, but shouldn’t they have gotten married first?

Jenny Kinley on

How come the baby has a different last name than Amy’s? Won’t that be confusing later when she comes to school to pick up her kid?

Betty S. on

I am so happy for Amy! WTG!

Maikon on

Love Amy !

Robyn on

You were always my favorite Power Ranger! Now you have your own beautiful, pink Power Ranger! ๐Ÿ™‚ Love the name!! My very best well wishes to you and your beautiful new family!!

Stacey on

Congrates To Ya Amy On Your Special Little Angel From Above & May She Bring You Joy & Laughter Into Your World !

Natasha on

Congratulations on ur new precious bundle of joy Aj

>>You were my all time fave
pr when the show aired, enjoy
ur life now that it is completed with the arrival of ur baby..god bless u and ur family!!

Deborah Thompson on

Amy Jo–Congratulations!! How wonderful for you and Olivier. Don’t know if you remember me, I was a friend of your mother’s–live right here on the Cape just about around the corner from your Old Bass River house. I know your mom is smiling!! The very best of luck to you.

Gloria on

Welcome to the world Francesca. I hope your life is happy, healthy and full of hugs and kisses. Congratulations Amy and Olivier.

jake on

congrats, amy. love the name and i hope u make a BIG return to Power Rangers one day.

Sieyanna Claire on

I love the name Francesca. It is so girly. I also loved the Pink Ranger growing up. I was actually obssessed with the show, I remember, I made my parents wait outside of Toysrus(forgot how to spell it; its been awhile!)for maybe two hours just so I could be the pink ranger for halloween. Wow, brings be back to the good old days! lol.. Anyways, congrats Amy Jo the birth of your daughter!

Lauren on

I love the name she chose and think it’s lovely she chose to honor her mother; I read years ago how close she was with her mom and how her death really affected her, so it doesn’t surprise me at all to hear of Francesca’s middle name. Congrats to Amy and Olivier-I’m sure she’ll be a wonderful mom.

Mely on

CONGRATS to Amy.. she was my favorite ranger when I was a kid…I used to fight with my best friend to be the pink ranger when we would play!

Jasmine on

I am happy for you Amy. I loved you as the pink power ranger.

Cheri on

congrats on the new baby. she will bring much joy to you and you sons loved you on mmpr and susie q. i have loved your work from sweetwater: a true rock story to your new show flashpoint. can’t wait for the new season to start

Sharmaine on

Wow Amy, congratulations! So glad that you had a healthy baby girl, I bet the years with you’ll make her happy!! Besr wishes in the future for your family!!

Lalita on

Congratulations Amy!!! I hope you and Francesca are doing well! Best wishes!

Debbie on

Congrats! Your little princess is finally here!

Jennifer on

Congratulations! Motherhood is a wonderful time and also a learning experience! Loved you on “Felicity!”

Paul on

Amy Jo Johnson, I always worshipped you as more than just the Pink Power Ranger but also as a human being… amazing how time flies by when you were so young as was I when the Power Rangers show was first on… jeez… well… good luck with your life and family ๐Ÿ™‚

Cassandra on

Congrats Amy!!!
The original power rangers rocked. Pink all the way!!!!

Christopher J. Bishop on

Dear Amy Jo,

Congratulations to you and your new child I’ve been a childhood fan of you since i was a little boy. But now since you’re a new mother now I’m proud of you good luck to you. I hope to see you in movies or on the big screen ok.



Julie on

Congrats to you new Baby i hope she is a beautiful as you when she grows Up


edina masetic on

Dear Amy,
Best wishes for you and the baby, hope she will be as wonderful and happy as her mother is! Wish you all the best and hope you will visit us in Bosnia soon.

Nicholas Peters on

Hello Amy Jo Johnson! Don’t know what to say…It must be such a wow set of experiences and unbelievable new journey you’re entering. Congratulations to you and your fiance on your new blessing. Wishing you all the best.

kai on

congrats amy jo! loved you in power rangers… love the name you chose for her

Adrian Starblanket on

Amy Jo Johnson & Oliver Giner.
Congrats towards a beautiful baby girl (Francesca)

My late Mothers name is Christine(08.12.02) I liked Amy’s work since day one. You’ll be an Awesome Mother Amy..Great Job, Keep it Up.

Adrian (04.23.88)

Joe Charen on

Amy congrats on the young one, we as PR fans miss you as kimberly and hope to see you and the young one as a cameo, here hopeing for a bright future

Brett Meyers on

I used to have the biggest crush on her when she was the pink ranger. She was so cute. Congrats on the baby. She will be a terrific mother.

Chelsea on

I love Amy Jo Johnson and I’m so glad that things are going well for her and her baby. I’m also relieved to know that her daughter has a beautiful simple name that just fits right. Congratulations!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Jackie Carrion on

Congrats on your new baby. My kids grew up with the Power Rangers. Pink Power!

Tiffany on

congrats amy


Sabina on

Congratulations Amy!!!


Alex Rios on

Hey Amy, what a conisendence!!! My birthday is on the same day your daughter, Francesa Christine was born on…. So Congrats on your new daughter!!!!!

Amanda Devonis on

Hey Amy. Congratulations on having little Francesa. You and Oliver will make great parents. You are also a great actress. I’ve first seen you on Power Rangers. You were my first favorite. Now I’m watching you on Flashpoint and you do amazing on it. I hope all goes best for the three of you. Congratulations!!!!

Veronica on


The day I found out you had a baby, I was having a bad day due to personal baby issues of my own, but when I saw that your baby was born on December 1st that cheered me up because that is my birthday too, and it just gave me HOPE.

Thanks and Congrats again.