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Dakota Mayi Johnson is an American actress and fashion model. She was born in Austin, Texas, and is the daughter of actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith. Her maternal grandmother is actress Tippi Hedren. In 1999, she made her film debut in Crazy in Alabama (1999), 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, but it wasn't a hit. Dakota resumed her schooling and waited several years before she decided to become a professional actress and model. In 2006, she was voted Miss Golden Globe, a launching pad bestowed on off-spring of famous parents. She served as the first second-generation Miss Golden Globe in the Globes' history, since her mother was Miss Golden Globe in 1975. She also signed with IMG Models. In 2009, she modeled for MANGO brand's jeans line. Dakota traveled to Sydney, Australia, where she shot the "Rising Star" campaign for fashion label, "Wish". 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 (2010), in which she had a scene with Justin Timberlake. The film received eight Oscar nominations, including one for Best Picture. She also appeared in three additional films: Beastly (2011), alongside Vanessa Hudgens and Mary-Kate Olsen; Ezna Sands' film, Chloe and Theo (2015); and So Yong Kim's film, For Ellen (2012); She had roles in several 2012 films: Christopher Neil's film, Goats (2012), with David Duchovny; Nicholas Stoller's film, The Five-Year Engagement (2012), for producer Judd Apatow, and the hit feature film version of the 1987 television show, 21 Jump Street (1987) that made Johnny Depp a star. She also won the female lead in Chris Nelson's, film Date and Switch (2014), written by Alan Yang. Her first television show, Ben and Kate (2012), where she played "Kate", aired on Fox during the Fall 2012 season. It was canceled in 2013, and she quickly resumed her feature film career with three high-profile films: Need for Speed (2014), Cymbeline (2014), the modern-day adaptation of the William Shakespeare play, "Cymbeline", and the starring role of "Anastasia Steele" in Fifty Shades of Grey (2015), the adaptation of the best-selling erotic novel, "Fifty Shades of Grey". She beat out many young actresses for the coveted role of Anastasia, and the film became a worldwide hit, making her a star. She won the People's Choice Award for Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress for "Fifty Shades of Grey". She has continued to seek challenging roles, such as of a young mother who loses her son in Black Mass (2015) opposite her "21 Jump Street" castmate Johnny Depp, and of a temptress in A Bigger Splash (2015). She has balanced her dramatic career by doing comedies as well, such as How to Be Single (2016).  See full bio on IMDb »

Chris Martin & Dakota Johnson Throw Star-Studded Gender Reveal Party

Chris Martin & Dakota Johnson
Throw Gender Reveal Party ... But, Rep Says Not Their Baby

12:50 PM PT -- Dakota's rep tells us she is NOT pregnant, and they were just throwing a birthday party. The rep did not say what the deal was with the pink and blue balloons. Chris Martin and… READ MORE >

Gwyneth Paltrow Hangs with Ex-Husband Chris Martin in Malibu

Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin
Surf's Still Up For the Exes

Gwyneth Paltrow and ex-husband Chris Martin can still chill together, and not only for their kids -- apparently they brake for dogs on surfboards too! Chris and Gwyn consciously re-coupled in… READ MORE >

- 165 days ago
Chris Martin and Dakota Johnson's Golf Cart Date in Malibu

Chris Martin & Dakota Johnson
This Is How We Roll For Coffee Runs in the 'Bu

Chris Martin did his girlfriend, Dakota Johnson, half a favor by dropping her off for a coffee run in his nifty golf cart ... but she had to walk to his crib. Chris and Dakota were out… READ MORE >

- 347 days ago
Chris Martin and Dakota Johnson Take Romantic Walk on Beach

Chris Martin & Dakota Johnson
Our Love Life's a Beach!!! And Kenny G Agrees

Dakota Johnson and Chris Martin are going public -- the new couple strolled on the beach over the weekend, packed on some PDA and, for good measure ... hung out with Kenny G. Chris and… READ MORE >

- 397 days ago
Dakota Johnson & Giovanni Ribisi in 50 Shades of Carpooling (PHOTOS)

Dakota Johnson & Giovanni Ribisi
50 Shades of Carpooling

Dakota Johnson and Giovanni Ribisi might be a new couple ... or they might be extremely eco-conscious.  Giovanni and the "50 Shades of Grey" star both attended celeb jeweler… READ MORE >

- 663 days ago
Kris Jenner -- About Those Fifty Shades ... Crashes Dakota Johnson & Melanie Griffith's Vacation

Kris Jenner
About Those Fifty Shades Crashes Dakota & Melanie's Vacay

Kris Jenner's now tailing other people's famous kids around the world -- instead of her own -- and her latest target is "Fifty Shades of Grey" star Dakota Johnson and her mom, Melanie… READ MORE >

- 1430 days ago
Dakota Johnson BLASTED For SNL ISIS Skit

Dakota Johnson

Dakota Johnson has joined ISIS ... well, at least a character she played on "Saturday Night Live"  -- and the Internet went CRAZY! Check out the video ....Dakota's dropped off at the airport… READ MORE >

- 1448 days ago
'Fifty Shades of Grey' Reviews -- More Painful Than S&M Session (TMZ TV)

'Fifty Shades' Reviews
More Painful Than S&M Session [TMZ TV]

Reviews are pouring in for the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie, and uh ... well, they pretty much all suck. But there is a silver lining here -- we finally have an excuse to talk discuss… READ MORE >

- 1464 days ago
Melanie Griffith -- My Daughter Ordered Me ... Don't See 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

Melanie Griffith
My Daughter Ordered Me Don't See 'Fifty Shades'

"Fifty Shades of Grey" will fall short by $14 ... because the star's mom, Melanie Griffith will NOT be seeing the movie. Melanie was leaving Madeo Tuesday night when our photog asked if she… READ MORE >

- 1536 days ago
'50 Shades of Grey' Trailer -- Preview Doesn't Play Rough Enough

'50 Shades of Grey'
Trailer Doesn't Play Rough Enough

The ridiculously anticipated "50 Shades of Grey" trailer finally came out, and some fans are losing their minds over leading man Jamie Dornan ... claiming he comes up short in one key… READ MORE >

- 1668 days ago
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