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Dakota Mayi Johnson is an American actress and model, best known for her role as Anastasia Steele in the blockbuster hit film ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ and its sequels. She comes from a family of actors, with her parents being Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, and her grandmother being Tippi Hedren. Dakota made her on-screen debut in the film ‘Crazy in Alabama’ and has since had a successful career in both modeling and acting. She gained international recognition for her role in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ and has appeared in other notable films such as ‘Black Mass’ and ‘How to Be Single’.

Quick Facts

  • Also Known As: Dakota Mayi Johnson
  • Age: 34 Years, 34 Year Old Females
  • Family: father: Don Johnson, mother: Melanie Griffith, siblings: Alexander Bauer, Grace Johnson, Jasper Breckinridge Johnson, Jesse Johnson, Stella Banderas
  • Born Country: United States
  • Quotes By Dakota Johnson
  • Actresses
  • Height: 5’7″ (170 cm), 5’7″ Females
  • Ancestry: Norwegian American, Swedish American, German American, British American
  • City: Austin, Texas
  • U.S. State: Texas

Childhood & Early Life

Dakota Johnson was born on October 4, 1989, in Austin, Texas, US to Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, both actors. Her parents married in January 1976 and filed for divorce in July that year. They reunited in early 1989 and got married again, but their second marriage lasted until 1996. Dakota has six half-siblings, two from her mother’s side and four from her father’s side. Her maternal grandmother, Tippi Hedren, is an award-winning American actress and former model who is also known for her activism in animal rights. Many of Dakota’s extended family members are involved in acting, including her maternal half-aunt Tracy Griffith, former stepfather Antonio Banderas, and paternal half-sibling Jesse Johnson. She studied at the Aspen Community School in Aspen, Colorado, and later attended the Santa Catalina School in Monterey, California, for her freshman year of high school. She then transferred to New Roads School in Santa Monica, California. As a child, she developed a passion for dancing and became interested in modeling at the age of 12 after participating in a photo shoot for Teen Vogue with other celebrity children.


Dakota Johnson made her debut in films as a child artist in the American comedy-drama “Crazy in Alabama,” directed by her step-father Antonio Banderas. The film, released on October 22, 1999, featured Dakota and her half-sister, Stella Banderas, as the daughters of their real-life mother, Melanie Griffith, who played a starring role in the film. However, the film was a box-office bomb. In 2006, she was selected as Miss Golden Globe, following in the footsteps of her mother who held the same honor in 1975. Dakota became the first second-generation Miss Golden Globe in the history of the annual Golden Globe Awards. She also signed with IMG Models that year. After graduating from high school, she began her acting career by signing with the William Morris Agency. She also pursued modeling, working for the MANGO brand and filming campaigns for the “Wish” fashion label.

Dakota Johnson appeared in various films such as “The Social Network” (2010), “Beastly” (2011), “21 Jump Street” (2012), and “Need for Speed” (2014). She also ventured into television, making her debut in the Fox comedy series “Ben and Kate” as Kate Fox. She appeared in the finale episode of “The Office” and starred in films like “Date and Switch” (2014) and “Cymbeline” (2014). However, her breakthrough role came when she was cast as Anastasia Steele in the film adaptation of E. L. James’ novel “Fifty Shades of Grey” (2015). The film received negative reviews but was a huge commercial success, propelling Dakota to international fame. She reprised her role in the sequels “Fifty Shades Darker” (2017) and “Fifty Shades Freed” (2018), both of which were also successful at the box office. Dakota has also appeared in films like “Black Mass” (2015), “How to Be Single” (2016), “Bad Times at the El Royale” (2018), “Suspiria” (2018), and “The Peanut Butter Falcon” (2019).

Personal Life

Dakota Johnson has been romantically linked to actor Jordan Masterson, musician Noah Gersh, and model/musician Matthew Hitt. Since late 2017, she has been in a relationship with Coldplay frontman Chris Martin.

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