Austin, Texas, USA
Claim to Fame
Kate Fox in Ben and Kate and Anastasia Steele in 50 Shadows of Grey.
Full Name at Birth
Dakota Mayi Johnson
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Actress, Model, Producer
Dakota Mayi Johnson (born October 4, 1989) is an American actress and model, who played the lead role in the short-lived Fox sitcom Ben and Kate (2012–2013) and appeared in The Social Network (2010), Beastly (2011), 21 Jump Street (2012), and Need for Speed (2014). Most recently, Johnson played the lead role of Anastasia Steele in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey (2015), and is set to star in the Whitey Bulger biopic Black Mass (2015) as Lindsey Cyr.
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Dakota Mayi Johnson (born October 4, 1989) is an American fashion model and actress. She may be best known for her lead role in the short-lived FOX sitcom Ben and Kate (2012-2013). Her parents are actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith.
Johnson was born in Austin, Texas, the daughter of actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith. She is a granddaughter of actress Tippi Hedren. She is a stepdaughter of Antonio Banderas.
Johnson attended Aspen Community School in Aspen, Colorado. She was an avid dancer as a youngster. She became interested in modeling at age 12 after a photo shoot with other children of celebrities for Teen Vogue.
In 1999, she made her film debut in Crazy in Alabama where she and her half-sister, Stella Banderas, played 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 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; 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 Five Year Engagement for producer Judd Apatow, and the feature film version of the 1987 hit television show 21 Jump Street. She also won the female lead in Chris Nelson's film "Gay Dude," written by Alan Yang.
In her first television series, she had a lead role as Kate on Ben & Kate. The show was canceled after one season in 2013, airing for four months. Johnson resumed her film career, joining the cast of Need for Speed. She also has been cast in the modern-day film adaptation of William Shakespeare's Cymbeline.
In 2010, Dakota traveled to Sydney, Australia, where she shot the "Rising Star" campaign for fashion label Wish.
In 2013, she made a cameo appearance as one of the new hires on the finale of The Office.
On 2 September 2013, author E. L. James announced that Johnson would play Anastasia Steele in the upcoming movie adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey.
Antonio Banderas (step father)
Kelley Phleger (step mother)
Alexander Bauer (half brother), Deacon Johnson (b. 2006) (half brother), Jasper (b. 2002) (half brother), Jesse Wayne Johnson (December 7, 1982) (half brother)
Stella Banderas ( September 24, 1996) (half sister), Grace (b. 1999) (half sister)
Tippi Hedren (grandmother), Peter Griffith (grandfather), Tracy Griffith (aunt), Clay A. Griffith (uncle)
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Aspen Community School in Aspen, Colorado, Santa Catalina School in Monterey, California, New Roads School in Santa Monica, California
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
IMG Models, Management 360
MANGO brand's jeans line (2009), Australian fashion label Wish (2011)
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