Dakota Mayi Johnson (born October 4, 1989) 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 where she and her half-sister, Stella Banderas, played 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 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, 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, alongside Vanessa Hudgens and Mary-Kate Olsen; Ezna Sands’ film Theo; So Yong Kim’s film For Ellen; and Larry Clark’s film Savage Innocent. She has several forthcoming films: Christopher Neil’s film Goats, with David Duchovny; Nicholas Stoller’s film Five Year Engagement for producer Judd Apatow, and the feature film version of the 1987 hit television show 21 Jump Street that made Johnny Depp a star. She also won the female lead in Chris Nelson’s film “Gay Dude,” written by Alan Yang.
In 2010, Dakota traveled to Sydney, Australia where she shot the “Rising Star” campaign for fashion label Wish.