Dakota Johnson was practically born to become a star because she comes from a family of influential and respected actors. She played her very first movie role alongside her famous mother, Melanie Griffith, in the 1999 movie Crazy in Alabama. She posed for a while and reached a milestone in her life when she was named “Miss Golden Globe” in 2006. Dakota Johnson then returned to her first love, acting, and after starring in the 2017 box office hit series Fifty Shades of Grey, her fame reached a new peak. Here are more interesting facts about her career and personal life.
Dakota Johnson’s Bio
Dakota Mayi Johnson was born on October 4, 1989, in Austin, Texas, to famous actor parents, Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith. Interestingly, her two maternal grandparents (Peter Griffith and actress Tippi Hedren) were actors themselves. After her mother divorced her father and married the actor Antonio Banderas, he became her stepfather. As a child, Dakota Johnson grew up between Aspen and Woody Creek, Colorado, where she attended Aspen Community School and had to work in the local market in her spare time, especially during the summer vacations.
In her first year at high school, Dakota Johnson attended Santa Catalina School in Monterey, California. She later completed her high school education at the New Roads School in Santa Monica, California. Although she grew up practically in an actor’s environment, she discovered other interests as a child, including modeling and dancing. Her interest in modeling was awakened at the age of 12 after she was selected to participate in a teen vogue shoot involving children of famous people. In 2006, when she was 17 years old, she was named “Miss Golden Globe”.
Her very first engagement in acting was at her mother’s side when she was cast in the 1999 film Crazy in Alabama by her then stepfather and actor Antonio Banderas. She could no longer act in any film because her parents wanted her to finish high school first. Once high school was completed, Dakota Johnson contacted the William Morris Agency, from where she got a role in the film The Social Network (2010), directed by David Fincher. In 2012 she was cast in the same movie (Goats) with David Duchovny.
She was also cast in the movie “Date and Switch” in which she played a female lead role. The year 2015 marked the time when her career experienced a great upswing. After she was cast as Anastasia Steel in the sexually explicit film “Fifty Shades of Grey”, her popularity grew beyond the borders and earned her a number of awards and nominations, including a nomination for the BAFTA Rising Star Award and the People’s Choice Award for Most Popular Dramatic Actress. She would later resume her role as Anastasia in the sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades Darker in 2017 and Fifty Shades Freed in 2018).
Is Dakota Johnson Dating Jamie Dornan
Anyone who has seen the steamy love scenes between the two actors Dakota Johnson (as Anastasia Steele) and Jamie Dornan (as Christian Grey) in the movie “Fifty Shades of Grey” would probably think that the couple has continued this romance even in real life. The passion that was expressed on screen was so regal and yet believable. It seems, however, that this romance on screen is just that because Dornan described his relationship with Dakota as a kind of brother-sister relationship. More than that, Dornan is a happily married man whose private life and personality are worlds apart compared to his role in the raunchy film.
Who is Her Boyfriend or Husband?
Dakota Johnson has never been married, but there are rumors that she has had a romantic relationship with a handful of men in Hollywood and the showbiz scene. Most recently she had an affair with Chris Martin, the lead singer of the British rock band “Cold Play”. Various images of the couple at romantic dinners and at various events and functions were enough to trigger a whirlwind of speculation.
Although both stars have not yet confirmed whether this is just another rumor, the relationship between them was confirmed by Dakota’s mother, actress Melanie Griffith, who apparently could not suppress her excitement about her daughter being with a member of one of her beloved rock’n’roll music groups. Nevertheless, it is only a matter of time before the popular actress makes an official statement about her relationship status.