As it could not be otherwise given her family tree, Dakota Johnson has become an actress as soon as she has hit the mark. Her dad is Don Johnson, her mom is Melanie Griffith, and her grandmother is Tippi Hedren. She studied in Aspen, where she also took dance classes. She was a model when she was only twelve years old when they took a photo of her with other children for Teen Vogue magazine. She is currently one of Hollywood’s most successful actresses and is widely followed on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Daughter of actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, Dakota Johnson inherited a talent for the performing arts from her parents. The couple who were in a relationship for many years had Dakota as the fruit of their love on October 4, 1989, in the city of Austin, Texas. Then they divorced and Melanie joined another famous actor, the Spanish Antonio Banderas.
In the case of Dakota, the artistic influence even goes beyond her parents since her grandfather Peter Griffith knew how to work as an advertising executive and trainer of children’s artists while her grandmother Tippi Hedren also served as an actress who worked for Alfred Hitchcock in the films The Birds (1963) and Marnie (1964). she grew up with her siblings Stella Banderas, Alexander Bauer, Jesse Johnson, Grace Johnson, Jasper Breckinridge Johnson.
The girl studied at Aspen Community School, From an early age she showed artistic inclinations, especially in terms of dance, and at the age of twelve, she began to work as a model for Teen Vogue magazine after being discovered by a producer.
She went through a difficult period in 2007 and underwent drug rehab to extricate herself from the hell of alcoholism. The young girl comes out of this ordeal with success and starts modeling when she is only 17 years old.
Dakota first appeared in movies at age ten, accompanying her mother in the film Crazy in Alabama (1999), by Antonio Banderas. She then left the screens for several years to pursue her studies and at sixteen she returned to work on her modeling career. In 2006 she signed a contract with the modeling agency IMG Models, becoming the face of MANGO jeans.
After working for four years as a model, Johnson returns to the cinema playing a small role in The Social Network (2010), a controversial film about Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook that starred Jesse Eisenberg, starring Andrew Garfield, Rooney Mara, and Justin Timberlake. She later appeared in Eternally Committed (2012), alongside Emily Blunt and in Special Command (2012), with Channing Tatum.
That same year, she co-starred in the Fox series Ben And Kate (2012-13), alongside Nat Faxon and little actress Maggie Elizabeth Jones. At the end of the series, she participated in The Office (2014), with John Krasinski and participated in Need for Speed (2014), along with Aaron Paul. She also acted in Date and Switch (2014), with Nicholas Braun.
A year later, she achieved international recognition playing Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades Of Gray (2015), an adaptation of the novel by EL James, co-starring British actor Jamie Dornan. She later returned to portray Steele in Fifty Shades Darker (2017) and Fifty Shades Freed (2018).
Meanwhile, she starred in Chloe & Theo (2015), alongside Theo Ikummaq, and was Johnny Depp’s partner in Black Mass (2015). She also acted in the remake Bigger Splash(2016) and in the comedy How to Be Single (2016), which had Rebel Wilson as the main character. In 2018, she premiered Suspiria with Chloë Grace Moretz and Tilda Swinton and Drew Goddard’s Bad Times at the El Royale.
She starred in The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) and accompanied Armie Hammer in Wounds (2019). She also appeared in the critically acclaimed drama Our Friend, alongside Casey Affleck, Jason Segel and directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite. On May 29, 2020, The High Note was released through video on demand, a comedy and drama film located in the Hollywood music scene playing Maggie, an aspiring personal assistant to music producer, a role for which she also received lessons to learn to play the piano.
Johnson will star in the films The Lost Daughter opposite Olivia Colman, in Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut, based on the adaptation of the homonymous novel written by Elena Ferrante and Crackpot, being directed by Elaine May.
Johnson is reported to have launched her own production company called TeaTime Pictures in October 2019, alongside former Netflix executive Ro Donnelly. The actress will produce and star in Rodeo Queens, a comedy series for Amazon Studios, being directed by Carrie Brownstein.
She is also involved in the fashion industry. Some of her work includes campaigns for Hogan shoes (2008), Little Doe (2009), Oliver Peoples glasses, the Japanese brand Uniqlo (2012), and the Italian lingerie brand Intimissimi in 2017.
Johnson is the inspirational muse of Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele. In the years 2017 and 2018, she lent her image for the fragrances of Gucci Bloom: Acqua di Fiori and Gucci Bloom: Nettare di Fiori, respectively. She was listed as one of the best dressed of the year 2018 by the fashion website, Net-a-Porter.
In November 2020 it was announced that Johnson joined as an investor and creative co-director of Maude, an American sexual wellness brand.
Gossips and Rumors of Dakota Johnson
- Filming for Am I OK? starring Dakota Johnson was suspended after a member of the project team tested positive for coronavirus. This was announced on February 5 by the Dealine portal. According to the information available to the publication, the production of the film was suspended for a week.
- Chris Martin has bought a 5,338 square foot house in Malibu California for $12.5 million where Dakota is said to be living with him.
Dakota Johnson Famous For
- She is known for her role as Anastasia Steele in the trilogy 50 Shades of Gray (2015-18).
- In 2020, she revealed in an interview for Marie Claire magazine that since around 14 or 15 years of age she has battled depression. She confessed to having had difficult adolescence due to her parents’ media exposure, which led to her going to rehab in 2007.
- At one point, the popularity of the actress turned out to be a heavy burden. She developed a phobia – fear of fame. This was reflected in the desire to find solitude, to fall out of sight of journalists and film fans. Dakota Johnson, whose photos regularly appeared in various publications, went through difficult moments of adaptation to fame. At some point, it seemed to her that journalists and paparazzi were following her.
With more than 30 years of experience in the Film Industry, she has acted in numerous acclaimed movies and she has formed her band. Through her profession, this 48-year-old actress accumulated a net worth of 18 million dollars as of 2021.
In 2004, Toni and her husband bought a 5 million Australian dollar home in Bellevue Hill in Sydney Australia which they sold for 6.5 million Australian Dollars in 2009. the couple bought another property in Sydney in 2011 for which she paid $6 million.