Dakota Johnson is the strikingly gorgeous actress and model who experienced an upsurge in her career after starring as Anastasia Steele in the highly successful movie, Fifty Shades of Grey.
Though the movie was released to mixed reviews because of how explicit it was, it went on to have two more installments – Fifty Shades Darker (2017) and Fifty Shades Freed (2018) which both performed well at the box office.
No doubt, this franchise created more acting opportunities for the actress with so much more expected to come along. More details about Dakota below.
Who Is Dakota Johnson?
Dakota Mayi Johnson was born in Austin, Texas on the 4th of October, 1989. She was practically raised in Woody Creek and Aspen in Colorado where she attended Aspen Community School.
Dakota was no lazy kid, as a young girl, summertime was usually spent working at the local market. For her freshman year of high school, she attended the Santa Catalina School in Monterey, California, but later transferred to New Roads School located in Santa Monica, California.
Though she started off being particularly interested in dancing and acting when she was a child, when she was 12 years old, her focus began shifting towards modeling. This was after she got selected to be a part of a photo shoot for Teen Vogue in which she was paired with the children of other celebrities.
Her first appearance on screen was in the 1999 comedy movie, Crazy Alabama, in which she was cast alongside her mum, Melanie Griffith, and half-sister, Stella Banderas. The movie was directed by her step-father popular actor, Antonio Banderas. Unfortunately, the movie wasn’t a hit at the box office. In 2006, a launching pad bestowed on off-springs of famous parents was given to her when she was voted Miss Golden Globe. By 2009, she signed a deal with the brand IMG Models.
Dakota later traveled to Sydney, Australia for “Rising Star” campaign shoot which was organized by the fashion label – Wish. Other movies she has featured in include; The Social Network (2010), Beastly (2011), Need for Speed (2014), A Bigger Splash (2015), the dramatic comedy titled How to Be Single in (2016) among other successful movies.
Her Net Worth
Apart from the fact that Dakota Johnson was born with a silver spoon, she has never been a slacker nor one to wait for handouts as she has always sought to make a name for herself outside the shadows of her parents.
Therefore, having worked on runways as a model, acting both in television series and movies, her net worth is estimated to be a little over $15 million which is a pretty hefty figured.
Dakota Johnson’s Parents and Siblings
Dakota Johnson comes from a creative family of actors. She was born to Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith who happened to be popular actors. Her maternal grandparents, Peter Griffith and Tippi Hedren were successful child actors who later got jobs as advertising executives.
She is also the half-niece of production designer Clay A. Griffin and actress Tracy Griffith. In terms of her siblings, she has got six half-siblings – two on her mother’s side and four from her father’s side.
Boyfriend or Husband; Is She Dating or Married?
Dakota is one bombshell any man would want to date or make his wife. As beautiful as she is it is safe to presume that she has been in a good number of relationships thus far. This actress has gone out with some popular celebrities in Hollywood including; Jordan Masterson (from 2011 to 2014) and Benedict Cumberbatch. Yea, it was rumored in 2013 that this beauty was having something special with Benedict, but then, the affair was never confirmed.
In 2014, Dakota Johnson met Mathew Hit, one of the band members of, Downers. The pair dated for just one year before calling it quits in 2015. Dakota stayed out of the dating scene for a while so she could focus fully on her acting career.
However, in 2017 she met newly divorced Chris Martin (ex-husband of actress Heidi Klum) who is the front man for the music band, Cold Play. Though they have been spotted having intimate dinner dates, the pair hasn’t confirmed the particular state of their relationship.