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Dakota Johnson

Birth Name: 
Dakota Mayi Johnson
Birthday: 
Wednesday, October 4, 1989
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Birth Place: 
Austin, Texas, USA

Dakota Johnson is an American fashion model and actress. She is the daughter of actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith and the granddaughter of actress Tippi Hedren.

In 1999, she made her film debut in Crazy in Alabama (1999), where she and her half-sister, Stella Banderas, played the daughters to their real-life mother, Melanie Griffith. The film was directed by her stepfather, Antonio Banderas. She was voted Miss Golden Globe, 2006, where she served as the first second-generation Miss Golden Globe in the Globes' history. In 2006, she signed with IMG Models. In 2009, she modeled for MANGO brand's jeans line. Once she graduated from high school, she signed with the William Morris Agency and started her acting career. She had her first box office hit in 2010 with David Fincher's film, The Social Network (2010), in which she had a scene with Justin Timberlake. The film received eight Oscar nominations, including one for Best Picture. She also appeared in four additional films: Beastly (2011), alongside Vanessa Hudgens and Mary-Kate Olsen; Ezna Sands' film, Theo (2013); So Yong Kim's film, For Ellen (2012); and Larry Clark's film, Savage Innocent. She has roles in several 2012 films: Christopher Neil's film, Goats (2012), with David Duchovny; Nicholas Stoller's film, The Five-Year Engagement (2012), for producer Judd Apatow, and the feature film version of the 1987 hit television show, "21 Jump Street" (1987), that made Johnny Depp a star. She also won the female lead in Chris Nelson's, film Gay Dude (2012), written by Alan Yang. Her first television show, "Ben and Kate" (2012), where she plays "Kate", is scheduled to air on Fox during the Fall 2012 season. In 2010, Dakota traveled to Sydney, Australia, where she shot the "Rising Star" campaign for fashion label, "Wish".

Interviews

Dakota Johnson & Geoff Stults: The Interview (Ben & Kate)

Shakefire.com recently had the opportunity to participate in a conference call hosted by Fox with “Ben & Kate” series star Dakota Johnson and guest star Geoff Stults.  Although this is Dakota’s first television role, viewers will probably recognize her from small roles in hit films like “... Read more
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Fox Pulls 'Ben and Kate' From Schedule, Ditches Tuesday Comedy Block

Fox is putting Ben and Kate, and the idea of a two-hour Tuesday comedy block, on hold.... Read more
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Reviews

Fifty Shades of Grey

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Videos

Cymbeline (Teaser Trailer)

Cymbeline (Teaser Trailer)

Cymbeline starring Dakota Johnson, Ethan Hawke, Milla Jovovich, Anton Yelchin, Penn Badgley ... Read more
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Fifty Shades Of Grey (Trailer #1)

Fifty Shades Of Grey (Trailer #1)

Fifty Shades Of Grey starring Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Jennifer Ehle, Max Martini ... Read more
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Fifty Shades Of Grey (See The Trailer Thursday)

Fifty Shades Of Grey (See The Trailer Thursday)

Fifty Shades Of Grey starring Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Jennifer Ehle, Max Martini, Luke Grimes ... Read more
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Need For Speed (Muscle Car Foundry Featurette)

Need For Speed (Muscle Car Foundry Featurette)

The second in a series of Behind-The-Scenes Featurettes, “Muscle Car Foundry,” from NEED FOR SPEED ... Read more
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