Dakota Johnson was practically born to be a star as she comes from a family of influential and respected actors. Her very first movie role was done alongside her famous mother, Melanie Griffith, in the 1999 movie, Crazy in Alabama. She modeled for a while and reached a milestone in her life when she was named “Miss Golden Globe” in 2006. Subsequently, Dakota Johnson returned to her first love, acting, and it was after landing a lead role in the 2017 box office smash movie series, Fifty Shades of Grey, that her fame shot to new heights. Here are more interesting needs to know facts about her career and personal life.
Dakota Johnson’s Bio
Dakota Mayi Johnson was born in Austin, Texas on the 4th of October, 1989, to famous actor parents, Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith. Interestingly, both of her maternal grandparents (Peter Griffith and actress Tippi Hedren) were actors themselves. After her mum divorced her father and married actor, Antonio Banderas, he became her step-father. As a kid, Dakota Johnson grew up between Aspen and Woody Creek, Colorado where she attended Aspen Community School and also had to work at the local market during her free time especially during the summer holidays.
For her freshman year of high school, Dakota studied at the Santa Catalina School in Monterey, California. She later completed her high school education in the New Roads School in Santa Monica, California. Though she practically grew up in an actor’s environment she picked up other interests as a kid including modeling and dancing. Her interest in modeling was born at age 12 after she was selected to be a part of a Teen Vogue shoot that involved the children of famous celebrities. When she was 17 years old in 2006, she was dubbed “Miss Golden Globe.”
Her very first stint with acting was alongside her mother when she was cast by her then step-father and actor, Antonio Banderas, in the 1999 movie, Crazy in Alabama. She couldn’t star in any more movies because her parents wanted her to complete high school first. As soon as high school was done, Dakota Johnson signed up with the William Morris Agency from where she landed a role in the David Fincher-directed movie, The Social Network (2010). In 2012, she was cast in the same movie (Goats) with David Duchovny.
She was also cast in the movie “Date and Switch,” where she played a female lead. The year 2015 marked the period when her career experienced a major boost. After landing the role of Anastasia Steel in the sexually explicit movie, Fifty Shades of Grey, her popularity grew beyond borders and garnered her a good number of awards and nominations including; a BAFTA Rising Star Award nomination and the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress. She would later reprise her role as Anastasia in the follow-up movie of Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades Darker in 2017 and Fifty Shades Freed in 2018).
Is Dakota Johnson Dating Jamie Dornan
Anyone who has watched the steamy love scenes between both actors Dakota Johnson (as Anastasia Steele) and Jamie Dornan (as Christian Grey) in the movie “Fifty Shades of Grey,” would probably think the pair continued such romance even in real life. The passion that came to be on screen was so regal yet believable. However, it seems that this on-screen romance is just that, as Dornan has describes his relationship with Dakota as a brother-sister kind of relationship. More so, Dornan is a happily married man whose private life and personality when compared to his role in the raunchy movie, are worlds apart.
Who is Her Boyfriend or Husband?
Dakota Johnson has never been married before but she has been rumored to have been in romantic relationships with a handful of men in Hollywood and the showbiz scene. Her latest hook-up is with Chris Martin, the lead singer for the British rock band “Cold Play.” Different pictures of the pair having romantic eat-outs together as well as appearing at various functions and events were enough to start a whirlwind of speculations.
Though both stars are yet to confirm whether this is just another rumor, the relationship between them has however been confirmed by Dakota’s mum, actress Melanie Griffith, who apparently couldn’t contain her excitement that her daughter was dating a member of one of her beloved rock’n’ roll music group. Nevertheless, it’s just a matter of time before the popular actress gives an official statement with regards to her relationship status.