Name: Dakota Johnson
Born: October 4, 1989
Occupation: Actress, model
As the daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, Dakota Johnson had some big shoes to follow. Her mother is an Academy Award-nominated actress; her father is a Golden Globe winning actor. And if that weren’t enough pressure, Dakota’s also the step-daughter of Antonio Banderas.
On her mother’s side, Dakota is a third generation actress, even though her love of performing began with a love of dance. She began acting in 1999 when her stepfather Banderas cast her and half-sister Stella Banderas to play the daughters of their real-life mother Melanie Griffith in his film, Crazy in Alabama.
She became interested in modeling two years later after appearing in an issue of Teen Vogue featuring the children of celebrities and started her acting career soon after graduating from high school. In 2006, she was named Miss Golden Globe, following in her mother’s footsteps. She is the first ever second-generation Miss Golden Globe.
Her first post high school film role was in The Social Network, which lead to many other roles including her appearance in the film adaptation of the television series 21 Jump Street and her first television role, as one of the title characters in the series Ben and Kate. The series was cancelled after the first season. She also appeared in the final episode of The Office as one of the new employees.
Johnson returned to films almost immediately after the cancellation of her series, and was tapped in 2013 to play the role of Anastasia Steele in the much anticipated film, 50 Shades of Grey. Her future commitments include the film Black Mass with Johnny Depp and Forever, Interrupted which she will star in and act as executive producer.
Dakota has six half-siblings, four on her father’s side and two on her mother’s. She was born in Texas, but spent most of her elementary years attending Aspen Community School. She transferred to California schools for high school.
How much is $1 million?
At just 24 years old, Dakota Johnson has a net worth of about $1 million. That’s not quite enough money to buy her own mansion in the Hollywood Hills, but definitely enough a good start.