Dakota Mayi Johnson is an American actress and model. The daughter of actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, she made her film debut at age ten with a minor appearance in Crazy in Alabama, a dark comedy film starring her mother.

Dakota Johnson, the lead actress in the movie Fifty Shades

In recent days, controversy has been the order of the day in Dakota’s as her famous father cut off his financial support to her. This is seen as a response to what her father earlier termed as “Dakota does not need my advice any more”

In her response, Dakota argues that she does not mind her father cutting off the financial support as she is now a big girl who can handle herself.

After all that development, Cradle-info.com authors decided to perform a background check on her.

   Who is Dakota Johnson?

             early life and education

Dakota Mayi Johnson was born on October 4, 1989, at Brackenridge Hospital in Austin, Texas, to actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith. When she was born, her father was shooting the film The Hot Spot in Texas. Her maternal grandparents are advertising executive and former child actor Peter Griffith and actress Tippi Hedren. Dakota’s  former stepfather is Spanish actor Antonio Banderas. She has four paternal siblings, including actor Jesse Johnson.

Because of her parents’ work, Johnson spent most of her childhood in various locations with them on film sets, though she spent extended amounts of time in Aspen and Woody Creek, Colorado, where she worked during summers at the local market as a teenager. Dakota attended the Aspen Community School for a time. At an early age, Johnson was diagnosed with hyperactivity and changed schools seven times. She attended the Santa Catalina School in Monterey, California  for her freshman year of high school before transferring to New Roads School in Santa Monica, California.

Dakota Johnson in high school. She was constantly Bullied due to her parent’s identity

Johnson became interested in modelling at age 12 after a photo shoot with children of other celebrities for Teen Vogue and subsequently earned an income modelling while attending high school in Santa Monica.


She has struggled with depression since around age 14 and checked into rehabilitation. Johnson has said she was interested in acting as a child, having spent significant time on film sets with her parents, but they discouraged her from pursuing the profession until she graduated from high school.  After high school, she applied to the Juilliard School in New York City, but was not accepted.

   Is Dakota Married?

There has been no real records of her legal marriage. however, Johnson was previously involved in long-term relationships with American musician Noah Gersh and American actor Jordan Masterson. She dated, on and off, Matthew Hitt, for almost two years until 2016. Dakota is in a relationship with British musician and singer Chris Martin since October 2017. They reside in Malibu, California.

Chris Martin, British singer and boyfriend to Dakota Johnson

  Acting career

Although Dakota starred in a movies in her younger days, her parents were all against it. She had to complete her studies first before being allowed to continue with her passion.

In 2010, Dakota was cast in a minor part in The Social Network, and subsequently had supporting roles in the comedy 21 Jump Street, the independent comedy Goats, and the romantic comedy The five-year Engagement, all in 2012. In 2015, Johnson had her first starring role as Anastasia Steele in the Fifty Shades series (2015–2018). For her performance in the series, she received an award nomination in 2016.

Dakota Johnson dressed as Anastasia Steele in the popular television series Fifty Shades.

Following Fifty Shades, Johnson appeared in the biographical crime film Black Mass (2015), luca Guadagnino’s drama film A Bigger Splash (2015), and the romantic comedy film How to be Single (2016).


In 2018, Dakota Johnson reunited with Guadagnino, portraying the lead role in the movie Suspiria. That same year, she appeared in an ensemble cast in the thriller film Bad Times at the El Royale. In 2019, Johnson had starring roles in the psychological horror film Wounds and the comedy-drama film The Peanut Butter Falcon.

 Dakota Johnson Net worth

Despite of the fact that her father cut off her financial support, Dakota is basically a rich girl. Dakota Johnson has a net worth of $14 million. However, original “Fifty Shades of Grey” film did not come with a huge pay check for Dakota. She was reported to have taken home only $250,000.


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