Dakota Johnson


  • Birth name
  • Birthdate
  • Birthplace
  • Dakota Mayi Johnson
  • 1989-10-04
  • Austin, Texas, USA

Dakota Johnson is an American fashion model and actress. She is the daughter of actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith and the granddaughter of actress Tippi Hedren.

In 1999, she made her film debut in "Crazy in Alabama", where she and her half-sister, Stella Banderas, played the daughters to their real-life mother, Melanie Griffith. The film was directed by her stepfather, Antonio Banderas. She was voted Miss Golden Globe, 2006, where she served as the first second-generation Miss Golden Globe in the Globes' history. In 2006, she signed with IMG Models. In 2009, she modeled for MANGO brand's jeans line. Once she graduated from high school, she signed with the William Morris Agency and started her acting career. She had her first box office hit in 2010 with David Fincher's film, "The Social Network", in which she had a scene with Justin Timberlake. The film received eight Oscar nominations, including one for Best Picture. She also appeared in four additional films: "Beastly", alongside Vanessa Hudgens and Mary-Kate Olsen; Ezna Sands' film, "Theo"; So Yong Kim's film, "For Ellen"; and Larry Clark's film, Savage Innocent. She has roles in several 2012 films: Christopher Neil's film, "Goats", with David Duchovny; Nicholas Stoller's film, "The Five-Year Engagement", for producer Judd Apatow, and the feature film version of the 1987 hit television show, "21 Jump Street", that made Johnny Depp a star. She also won the female lead in Chris Nelson's, film "Gay Dude", written by Alan Yang. Her first television show, "Ben and Kate", where she plays "Kate", is scheduled to air on Fox during the Fall 2012 season. In 2010, Dakota traveled to Sydney, Australia, where she shot the "Rising Star" campaign for fashion label, "Wish".