'Angelina Johnson of Gryffindor - what an excellent Chaser that girl is, and rather attractive too.'
-- Lee Jordan (PS11)
Angelina Johnson is a tall, black (GF16) Gryffindor girl two years older than Harry. She is an excellent Quidditch player (a Chaser) (PS11) and was captain of the Gryffindor Quidditch Team during the 1995-1996 school year (OP12).
Angelina put her name in for the Triwizard Tournament but wasn’t chosen (GF16). She went to the Yule Ball with Fred Weasley (GF22, GF23). Becoming Quidditch captain in 1995 (OP12) stressed her out and gave her something of a mean streak (OP13). She was a member of Dumbledore’s Army (OP16). Her birthday is in the week before Halloween (GF16).
She is a skilled Quidditch player, being Chaser for the Gryffindor Quidditch team for at least four years (not including 1994-95), and was made captain in her seventh year.
Angelina is a Latin diminutive of the girl's name Angela, which ultimately derives from the male name Angelus, meaning "messenger" (Greek αγγελος/angelos) (Behind the Name).
Johnson means "son of John". The name John derives from the Hebrew name Yochanan, meaning "God has favoured me (with a son)" (Internet Surname Database).
Angelina Johnson was played by Danielle Tabor in the first three films. She was replaced by Tiana Benjamin for the Goblet of Fire film. She did not appear in any of the last four films.
Lexicon list of Chasers
From the Web
WizardingWorld.com (Pottermore) features:
- The Sword of Gryffindor
- Gryffindor House welcome (includes "A message from your prefect" written by J K Rowling)
- Famous Gryffindors through the Ages
- Best and Worst Hogwarts Quidditch Players
Harry Potter Wiki: Angelina Johnson