Dakota Mayi Johnson was born on October 4, 1989, in Texas. More than half of her family members are actors. Her mom is Melanie Griffith and her dad is Don Johnson. Dakota’s stepfather, the famous actor and producer Antonio Banderas, became the girl’s biggest influence. One of her stepbrothers is an actor as well. So there weren’t any questions about Dakota’s career even before she was born.In 1999, Johnson debuted in the comedy-drama Crazy in Alabama. Her stepfather Banderas directed the movie and her mom had the starring role. Even though Dakota herself had a small part, it was a very useful experience.
After finishing high school, Dakota decided to become a model. In 2006, she signed a contract with IMG Models agency. Three years later, after doing many different projects, Johnson was hired for MANGO advertising campaign.
In 2009, Johnson set her priorities straight and decided to become an actress. She signed a contract with William Morris Agency and landed a role in the drama The Social Network. DavidFincher’s movie was released in 2010 and became a huge hit. It was nominated for Academy Awards eight times and won three of them. Besides, the movie earned four Golden Globe Awards and many more prizes.
In 2011, while trying to combine modeling and acting, Dakota participated in a photoshoot for a successful Australian brand Wish. The same year, she worked on the movie Beastly, in which she played a supporting role of Sloan Hagen.