Was considered one of the 55 faces of the future by Nylon Magazine's Young Hollywood Issue (May 2010).
Daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith.
Step-daughter of Antonio Banderas.
Good friends with Riley Keough.
Born in Austin, Texas and Melanie's OB GYN was Noble Doss. Pictures of Melanie can be seen in Dr. Doss's photo album in his office.
She is the third generation to be involved with the Golden Globes, as she was Miss Golden Globe in 2006, is the daughter of Don Johnson (Golden Globe winner for Miami Vice (1984)) and Melanie Griffith (Golden Globe winner for Working Girl (1988)), and granddaughter of Tippi Hedren (Golden Globe winner for Most Promising Newcomer, 1964).
She denied that she was in a a 30 day rehab program at the Visions Teen Treatment Center in Malibu for drug and alcohol addiction in September 2007. She said that the press misinterpreted the fact that she was in therapy as a teenager because of some issues with her parents, who have both battled substance abuse.
She took down her Facebook profile, because she didn't like being on it, even though she acted in the hit film The Social Network (2010) which is about the origins of Facebook.
On the audio commentary for the DVD release of The Social Network (2010), director David Fincher said that Dakota was "wonderful" in a "pretty thankless role," since she has only one scene as Justin Timberlake's one-night stand.
Once lived with musician Noah Gersh and later with actor Jordan Masterson.
Landed the coveted role of Anastasia Steele in the film adaptation of the best-selling erotic novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" by reading a long, sexually-explicit monologue from the Ingmar Bergman film Persona (1966). It was an unconventional choice for an audition piece, but Johnson felt that the filmmakers were looking for a leading lady who would address the sexy material in a mature, direct manner. When she advanced to screen testing she re-enacted the first and last chapters of the book with co-star Jamie Dornan.
As a child, she acted with her mother Melanie Griffith and her half-sister Stella Banderas in "Crazy in Alabama" (1999) but her family wouldn't let her act again until several years later, after she graduated from high school.
She appeared in the successful feature film remake of 21 Jump Street (2012), while her aunt Tracy Griffith appeared as a guest star during the original television series of 21 Jump Street (1987) in 1988.
Director Sean Baker considered casting Dakota and her real-life grandmother Tippi Hedren together in his film Starlet (2012) before deciding on Besedka Johnson and Dree Hemingway.
At 25 years old in 2014, and with just a handful of credits, she has already acted with many popular sexy men in her films, such as Channing Tatum, Jamie Dornan, Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch, Justin Timberlake, Aaron Paul, Alex Pettyfer, Chris Pratt, Penn Badgley, Paul Dano, Jason Segel, Ralph Fiennes, Ethan Hawke, Anton Yelchin.
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