Fifty Shades' Anastasia a.k.a Dakota Johnson: Know Her Family And Career
Dakota Johnson needs no introduction if you have watched the movie, Fifty Shades of Gray. She is better known by Anastasia Steele, her character in the movie.
Dakota is an American actress, model, and daughter of Melanie Griffith. But chances are you might not know her mother if you are not 70/80's kid. But we are here to discuss Dakota's career. So let's get right to the point.
Dakota's Family and Career
Dakota Johnson comes from a family of actors. Her father and mother are famous actor Don Johnson and actress Melanie Griffith even though the couple is no longer married.
She is the only daughter of the couple but Dakota is close to her six half-siblings, four from her father's and remaining from her mother's side. Her maternal grandmother is also a popular actress of her time, Tippi Hedren.
Dakota with her half sisters, Stella Banderas(left) and Grace Johnson(right) Source: vogue.com
As a child, Dakota traveled a lot between LA and Aspen for years with her family. She is currently living in Los Angeles.
Three generation: Dakota Johnson with her grandmom and mom, Tippi Hedrun and Melanie Griffith Source: revistavanityfair.es
Dakota Mayi Johnson, let's call her DJ had initially chosen to be a model. Her modeling career started with a Teen Vogue shoot with celebrity kids when she was 12. Johnson even had signed with IMG Models.
In 2009, she was selected as an image for MANGO brand's jeans line. Dakota later signed a deal with the fashion label, Wish for its 'Rising Star' campaign.
Before this, the hottie was the first second-generation Miss Golden Globe in 2006. Her mother was awarded Miss Golden Globe in 1975.
Dakota Johnson and her mom, Melanie Griffith at 2006 Golden Globes Source: people.com
In 1999, DJ was given her movie debut, Crazy in Alabama courtesy of her then-stepfather, Antonio BanBanderas. She was very close to Antonia until he got divorced from Melanie.
But it was not until DJ reached 18 years of age, she settled for acting as a career. The sexy actress started acting right after she graduated from college and joined the William Morris Agency.
Dakota Johnson on Instyle Magazine Cover(Germany October 2017 issue) Source: gotceleb.com
Then came David Fincher's film, The Social Network became a hit in which Dakota had appeared in the movie with Justin Timberlake.
Dakota Johnson Gets her Big Break From Fifty Shades of Gray
The scene was short but because of this movie, she got noticed by Taylor-Johnson. In a way, this scene gave her a big break.
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Dakota Johnson looked plain and beautiful at the Oscars 2017 but sexy at afterparty Source: popsugar.com
Taylor said DJ blew them with her audition for Fifty Shades of Gray. She further told,
She understood the nuance of that passage and how to play something delicately. Dakota has the ability to play so fragile and vulnerable, but with this underlying strength that makes you feel she is going to triumph.
Although Dakota had already appeared in a bunch of movies, she mostly got famous after she got the lead role in the popular movie, Fifty Shades of Gray. Now the audience seems to can't get enough for her.
Dakota with Jamie Dornan in Fifty Shades of Gray Source: telegraph.co.uk
The 28-year-old model and actress has also worked in a few Television soaps. Dakota plays the lead role of Kate in Ben and Kate.
Besides, DJ also appeared on several magazines covers including Elle Magazine in 2014. Likewise, she was also featured on Vogue's cover in Feb 2015 and next in January issue of 2017.
Dakota Johnson on Vogue's Cover Source: vogue.com
With the release of Fifty Shades Darker this February, Dakota's fan base has also increased. In no time, Dakota will be all over Hollywood, no doubt in that.
Dakota as Anastasia in Fifty Shades Darker Source: media.bookbub.com
Moreover, it has been reported that Johnson will appear even in the sequence, Fifty Shades Freed in the upcoming year, 2018. Who else?
So she will really be busy with her acting schedules. Dakota Johnson enjoys a colorful career and will soon join her parent's level of fame. You go, girl!