Dakota Mayi Johnson (Austin, Texas; October 4, 1989) is an American actress and model. She is best known for her role as Anastasia Steele in the Fifty Shades film trilogy (2015-18).
For her performances in the franchise, she received the People’s Choice for Best Favorite Dramatic Film Actress and a BAFTA nomination, among other awards.
Johnson made her acting debut in the movie Crazy in Alabama (1999). She had supporting roles in the films The Social Network (2010), Beastly (2011), 21 Jump Street (2012),
The Five-Year Engagement (2012) and Need for Speed (2014). Following his success in Fifty Shades, Johnson appeared in the crime biopic Black Mass (2015), Luca Guadagnino’s drama film A Bigger Splash (2015),
the comedy How to Be Single (2016), Guadagnino’s horror film Suspiria (2018), the suspense Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) and the independent adventure The Peanut Butter Falcon of the year 2019.
She is the daughter of actors Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson and her maternal grandmother is actress Tippi Hedren.
Ex-Boyfriends: Matthew Hitt, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jordan Masterson
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Height: 5’ 7”
Bra Size: 34B
Dress Size: 2 US
Waist: 28” Inches
Hip: 35 Inches
Body Measurements: 34-28-35
Body Type: Slim
School: Santa Catalina School
Net Worth: $10 Million
Early Life of Dakota Johnson:
Dakota Mayi Johnson was born on October 4, 1989, at Brackenridge Hospital in Austin, Texas, the daughter of actors Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson. At the time of her birth, her father was filming the movie The Hot Spot in Texas.
Her maternal grandparents are advertising executive and child ex-actor Peter Griffith and actress Tippi Hedren, and she is the niece of actress Tracy Griffith and production designer Clay A. Griffin. Her former stepfather is actor Antonio Banderas. She has four paternal brothers, including actor Jesse Johnson, and two maternal brothers.
Johnson was raised primarily in Aspen and Woody Creek, Colorado, 9 where she worked during summers in the local market as a teenager. At a young age, she was diagnosed with hyperactivity (ADHD), so she still takes medication, And changed schools seven times.
She attended Aspen Community School. She later attended Santa Catalina School in Monterey, California for her freshman year of high school before transferring to New Roads School in Santa Monica, California. She was an avid dancer as a child.
She became interested in modeling at age 12 after a photoshoot with children of other celebrities for Teen Vogue. Johnson has said she was interested in acting as a child, having spent a lot of time shooting movies with her parents, but discouraged her until she finished high school.
In September 2007, the press reported that Johnson had completed a 30-day rehabilitation program at the Visions Teen Treatment Center in Malibu due to a tense family situation and alleged substance abuse, years later she clarified that it was only due to stress,
since at that time her classmates in the two schools where she attended also harassed her as a result of what was published in the press. Before graduation, she applied to enter to the Juilliard School in New York but was not accepted.
Personal Life of Dakota Johnson:
After her parents’ divorce in 1996, which was amicable, she was in joint custody with the help of a tutor and homeschool. While living in her father’s house she learned to light bonfires, shoot guns, ride horses and motorcycles before she was 10 years old, she is allergic to lactose and always felt like an “alien” when she went to high school and to avoid getting bored, he drew.
Among his friends is the actress Riley Keough, whom he has known since childhood. She has admitted that she does not like casual outings, she likes long relationships, her first serious partner was Gersh from 2005 to 2011.
She also does not like to use social media personally and was a smoker in the past, but has said that she can quit if she wants to, to play her character in Bad Times at the El Royale she used an herbal cigarette.
She has also mentioned that he grew up watching the work of actresses Gena Rowlands,Nicole Kidman and Michelle Pfeiffer, whom he admires.She has a total of 11 tattoos.
In 2020, he revealed in an interview for Marie Claire magazine that since around 14 or 15 years of age, he has battled depression. “So it was that with the help of professionals I understood: Oh, this is something I can fall into. But I have learned to find it beautiful because I feel the world, I suppose I have many complexities, but they do not come out of me. I do not make it a problem of the others “.
Professional Life of Dakota Johnson:
In 1999, Johnson made her film debut in Crazy in Alabama where she and her sister Stella Banderas played the daughters of her mother in real life, Melanie Griffith. The film was directed by her then stepfather, Antonio Banderas. In 2006, she was chosen as Miss Golden Globe 2006.
In 2006, Johnson signed with IMG Models. Although acting is her primary job, she has since modeled for the Mango brand’s jeans line in 2009 and filmed the ‘Rising Star‘ campaign for the Australian fashion label Wish, in 2011.
Once Johnson graduated from high school, he began taking acting classes with Tom Todoroff for a year until 2008 in Santa Monica, he had taught the daughters of Robert Wagner and William Shatner, as well as Angelina Jolie before was known.
She signed with the prestigious William Morris Agency and began her acting career by appearing in the box office hit The Social Network which was directed by David Fincher. Also in Beastly, the Ezna Sands film Chloe and Theo, and the So Yong Kim film For Ellen (2012) opposite Paul Dano and Jon Heder.
She had roles in Christopher Neil’s independent comedy Goats, playing a high school student; in Nicholas Stoller’s romantic comedy The Five-Year Engagement and 21 Jump Street. She was also the lead role in Chris Nelson’s film Date and Switch.
In March 2012, Johnson was cast on the comedy series Ben and Kate, making her television debut. The show was canceled on January 25, 2013 after one season.
She then got a role for the final episode of the sitcom The Office. Johnson quickly returned to her film career with a small role in Need for Speed, released in 2014.