Dakota Johnson, born October 4, 1989, began her professional career at age 10 with a minor role in the feature film “Crazy in Alabama.” These days, she is most well known for portraying Anatasia Steele in the erotic drama film series “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Proving her acting prowess with roles in comedic films like “21 Jump Street” and drama features like “Our Friend,” Johnson has earned the respect of her peers and audiences worldwide. Today, we’ll help you celebrate her special day!
Dakota Mayi Johnson is an icon for the young adult/erotic drama fanbase, having made her Hollywood breakthrough after being cast as Anastasia Steele in the “Fifty Shades” trilogy. A recovering addict, she worked hard to turn her life and career around. Johnson was born on October 4, 1989, in Austin, Texas to actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith. Her Zodiac sign is Libra and she is American. With six half-siblings, actor Antonia Banderas as her former stepfather and Tippi Hedren as her grandmother, Johnson is a member of a thriving Hollywood dynasty.
Being the child of actors, Johnson spent her childhood living and traveling all over the world. She attended various schools and spent a considerable amount of time in Aspen, Colorado. Following in the famous footsteps of her parents and grandparents, Johnson made her film debut at age 10 in “Crazy in Alabama,” a movie starring her mother and directed by her then-stepfather. After learning the acting craft from Tom Todoroff and determined to make her mark on Hollywood on her own, Johnson had small parts in the Oscar-nominated “The Social Network” in 2010 and the popular comedy remake “21 Jump Street.” It was the “Fifty Shades” erotic drama series that ensured her stellar rise to fame.
Since then, she has continued to build a steady body of work that has earned her the respect of peers, reviewers, and fans alike, with breathtaking performances in dramas including “Our Friend” and “The Lost Daughter.” After launching her production company TeaTime Pictures and making her directorial debut in 2020, Johnson has now joined the SONY and Marvel Universe and will be starring as the titular character “Madame Web” in the upcoming feature film.
Starring alongside Stella Banderas, the two play the on-screen daughters of their mom Melanie Griffith’s character.
Becoming the second generation to hold the title and following in the footsteps of her mother, Johnson is chosen as Miss Golden Globe.
Starring in the Oscar-nominated feature film “The Social Network” in 2010, Johnson also goes on to impress audiences with turns in “21 Jump Street” and “Need for Speed.”
She lands the part of Ana Steele in the erotic drama “Fifty Shades of Grey.”
Partnering with former Netflix development executive Ro Donnelly, the duo launch their production company, TeaTime Pictures.
SONY announces that Johnson is cast as the lead in its upcoming “Madame Web” standalone feature.
Why We Love Dakota Johnson
She loves dogs
She is a proud dog mom. Johnson has her dog Zeppelin travel with her to different movie sets all around the world.
She is sex and body positive
She filmed all except one of her “Fifty Shades” nude scenes herself. Additionally, Johnson also became an investor and co-creative director of the sexual wellness brand Maude.
She gets embarrassed by her mom like the rest of us
She revealed the story in a recent appearance on “The Late Late Show with James Corden.” Johnson shared that despite asking her mom Melanie Griffith several times to not post embarrassing childhood photos of her on social media, her mom keeps doing it anyway.
5 Surprising Facts
She’s a dancer
Johnson is multi-talented, taking ballet lessons until age 14.
She’s an activist for women’s rights
The “Time’s Up” movement to fight harassment and discrimination against women was set up by Johnson and 300 other women in Hollywood in 2018.
She had a successful modeling career
Following children of celebrities featured in Teen Vogue at age 12, her famous modeling clients include MANGO and Oliver Peoples.
She drives a classic car
Her treasured timeless car is a 1995 F-150, given to her by her grandfather.
Elvis Presley’s granddaughter is a close friend
Johnson was the bridesmaid at Riley Keough’s wedding in 2015.
Dakota Johnson FAQs
Is Dakota Johnson married?
Johnson is not married but she has been in a relationship with Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin since 2017.
Are Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson still friends?
The “Fifty Shades” co-stars were last photographed together at a film festival in Colorado in 2021.
Does Dakota Johnson use social media?
While she does have an Instagram account, she rarely posts. She deleted her Facebook account because she didn’t like it.
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