Dakota Johnson BiographyDakota Johnson is an American actress who has gained great popularity after the premiere of the erotic drama «Fifty Shades of Grey», where she played the main female role of Anastasia Steele, the lover of a smart and elegant billionaire (Jamie Dornan).
Childhood and familyThe girl was born in Texas, in a family of actors. There are many different nationalities are mixed in her blood such as Norwegians, British, Swedes, and Germans. Her father is Donnie Wayne „Don“ Johnson, the famous movie actor who is also known for taking part in the major motion pictures such as «Tin Cup» and «Django Unchained» by Quentin Tarantino. Dakota's mother is Melanie Griffith, the star of American cinema of the 90's.
The first rolesWhen Dakota was just 10 years old, she made her first appearance in the movie: it was the role of a girl Sondra in a criminal comedy-drama «Crazy in Alabama». The director was her stepfather, and the main role was played by Melanie Griffith, so it wasn’t a surprise that Dakota and her sister Stella were cast to play children of the main character.
In 2010, she starred in the biopic «The Social Network» by David Fincher. Dakota played a supporting role as Amelia Ritter and appeared in scenes with Justin Timberlake. Same year Nylon Magazine included the actress in the list of «55 of persons of our future».
«Fifty Shades of Grey»When Sam Taylor-Johnson started shooting the adaptation of the novel «Fifty Shades of Grey» by Eric James, she faced a lot of difficulties including the casting of the leading actress. Thus, many actresses were skeptical about the possibility of success to the project and just returned the script back.
Lucy Hale from the TV series «Pretty Little Liars» agreed to audition, but she embarrassed at the casting and didn't pass. Daveigh Chase was denied due to her too-young face. In the end, Dakota became Anastasia Steele. The film-makers were impressed with Dakota, especially with her looseness in the bed scenes shooting – she was not embarrassed at all by the need to undress in front of the cameras even in the most explicit shots.
And in February 2018, film «Fifty Shades of Freedom» became the final part of this incredible story.
The Private life of Dakota JohnsonThe actress had a monthly rehabilitation course from alcohol and drug addiction in 2007. It's no wonder, because her mother was abused cocaine, and her father was abused alcohol.
In December 2017, press reports emerged about the romance of Dakota Johnson and Chris Martin who is the frontman of group Coldplay and ex-husband of Gwyneth Paltrow. Mother of the actress confirmed it in May 2018, and added that she loves Chris, but asks to respect the privacy of her daughter.