Dakota Mayi Johnson (born October 4, 1989) is an American actress and model. The daughter of actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, she made her film debut at age ten with a minor appearance in Crazy in Alabama (1999), a dark comedy film starring her mother. Johnson was discouraged from pursuing acting further until she graduated from high school, after which she began auditioning for roles in Los Angeles.She was cast in a minor part in The Social Network (2010), and subsequently had supporting roles in the comedy 21 Jump Street, the independent comedy Goats, and the romantic comedy The Five-Year Engagement (all 2012). In 2015, Johnson had her first starring role as Anastasia Steele in the Fifty Shades film series (2015–2018). For her performance in the series, she received a BAFTA Rising Star Award nomination in 2016.Following Fifty Shades, Johnson appeared in the biographical crime film Black Mass (2015), Luca Guadagnino's drama film A Bigger Splash (2015), and the romantic comedy film How to Be Single (2016). She reunited with Guadagnino, portraying the lead role in Suspiria (2018), a supernatural horror film based on the 1977 film by Dario Argento. That same year, she appeared in an ensemble cast in the thriller film Bad Times at the El Royale. In 2019, Johnson had starring roles in the psychological horror film Wounds and the comedy-drama film The Peanut Butter Falcon.
Johnson was previously involved in long-term relationships with American musician Noah Gersh and American actor Jordan Masterson. She dated, on and off, Matthew Hitt, the lead vocalist of Welsh indie rock band Drowners, for almost two years until 2016. She has been in a relationship with British musician and singer Chris Martin since October 2017. Johnson is a tattoo enthusiast. In 2020, she endorsed the "defund the police" movement. As of January 2021, she resides in Los Angeles and Malibu, California.In November 2020, it was announced she became an investor and co-creative director of Maude, a sexual wellness brand.
Dakota Mayi Johnson was born on October 4, 1989, at Brackenridge Hospital in Austin, Texas, to actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith. When she was born, her father was shooting the film The Hot Spot in Texas. Her maternal grandparents are advertising executive and former child actor Peter Griffith and actress Tippi Hedren, and she is the niece of actress Tracy Griffith and production designer Clay A. Griffin. Her former stepfather is Spanish actor Antonio Banderas. She has four paternal siblings, including actor Jesse Johnson, and two maternal siblings.Because of her parents' work, Johnson spent most of her childhood in various locations with them on film sets, though she spent extended amounts of time in Aspen and Woody Creek, Colorado, where she worked during summers at the local market as a teenager. She attended the Aspen Community School for a time. "I was so consistently unmoored and discombobulated. I didn't have an anchor anywhere," Johnson recalled. At an early age, Johnson was diagnosed with hyperactivity (ADHD) and changed schools seven times. She attended the Santa Catalina School in Monterey, California, for her freshman year of high school before transferring to New Roads School in Santa Monica, California.Johnson became interested in modeling at age 12 after a photo shoot with children of other celebrities for Teen Vogue, and subsequently earned an income modeling while attending high school in Santa Monica. She has struggled with depression since around age 14 and checked into rehabilitation. Johnson has said she was interested in acting as a child, having spent significant time on film sets with her parents, but they discouraged her from pursuing the profession until she graduated from high school. After high school, she applied to the Juilliard School in New York City, but was not accepted after she covered a Radiohead song.
Movies & TV shows
The Lost Daughter
A woman's beach vacation takes a dark turn when she begins to confront her past.
After learning that his wife has six months to live, a man welcomes the support of his best friend who moves into their home to help out.
The Nowhere Inn
Patrick's Day, it was when St. Patrick's Day. The goal is to both reveal and revel in the unadorned truth behind her on-stage persona when she makes a documentary about her music. When she hires a clo...
The High Note
The story of Grace Davis, a superstar whose talent, and ego, have reached unbelievable heights, is set in the dazzling world of the LA music scene. Grace's personal assistant is stuck running and stil...
Comedy Central Roast of Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin's turn in the hot seat is followed by Sean Hayes as roast master. Robert De Niro, Jeff Ross, and Caitlyn Jenner are just some of the people who have taken jabs at the actor/comedian.
The Peanut Butter Falcon
A down-on-his-luck crab fisherman embarks on a journey to get a young man with Down syndrome to a professional wrestling school in rural North Carolina and away from the retirement home where he’s liv...
There are strange things happening to a bartender in New Orleans after he picks up a phone.
Bad Times at the El Royale
Lake Tahoe, 1969 Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at El Royale, a decadent motel with a dark past. Everyone will have one last chance to redeem themselves.
Fifty Shades Freed
Believing they have left behind shadowy figures from their past, newlyweds Christian and Ana fully embrace an inextricable connection and shared life of luxury. She steps into her role as Mrs. New thr...
A darkness swirls at the center of a world- renowned dance company, one that will affect the troupe's artistic director, an ambitious young dancer and a grieving therapist. Others will wake up after s...
Fifty Shades Darker
When a wounded Christian Grey tries to get Ana Steele back into his life, she demands a new arrangement before she will give him another chance. As the two begin to build trust and find stability, sha...
How to Be Single
New York City is full of lonely hearts looking for the right match, and what Alice, Robin, Lucy, Meg, Tom and David all have in common is the need to learn how to be single in a world filled with ever...
A group of people are talking. Victor doesn't speak English very well.
In a Relationship
A spirited and tender look at modern love can be seen in In a Relationship. The mockumentary style film follows two young couples in opposite stages of romance: Matt and Willa, who have been hooking u...
The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most notorious criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI mole to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.
Fifty Shades of Grey
When college senior Anastasia Steele steps in for her sick roommate to interview prominent businessman Christian Grey for their campus paper, little does she realize the path her life will take. As ri...
A Bigger Splash
When the wife invites a former lover and his daughter to visit, it leads to jealousy and dangerous sexual scenarios for the American couple.
Chloe and Theo
A young woman, Chloe, living by her wits on the streets of New York City, has a chance meeting with a wise Inuit Eskimo, Theo, who was sent to New York by his elders to provide a message to the people...
Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special
The past 40 years of Saturday Night Live were remembered by former members.
Just a Minute
She can stretch out for 60 seconds when you say "Just a minute."
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The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Fallon took over as the permanent replacement for Jay Leno. The program was brought back to New York after 42 years in Los Angeles.
Dakota Johnson is in a film.
Date and Switch
Two guys who make a pact to lose their virginity before prom find their friendship tested when one of them comes out of the closet.
Need for Speed
The film is about a local street-racer who partners with a rich and arrogant business associate, only to be framed by his colleague and sent to prison. He joined a New York-to-Los Angeles race to get ...
War erupts between cops and bikers as a drug lord tries to protect his empire.
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A young girl abandoned by her father at boarding school is forced to confront her demons at an off-beat youth hostel.
Having a self-absorbed New Age mother and an estranged father has meant 15-year-old Ellis Whitman has grown up relying on an unconventional guardian: a goat-trekking, marijuana-growing sage called 'Go...
The Five-Year Engagement
Tom surprised Violet with a wedding ring a year after they met. Tom and Violet are going to be together for the rest of their lives. On the walk down the aisle, the couple got tripped up.
21 Jump Street
The popular jock in high school was Jenko. After graduation, they joined the police force and became partners riding bikes in the city park. Since they are young and look like high school students, th...
Ben and Kate
Ben and Kate are odd-couple siblings who are trying to help raise Kate's daughter.
After an overnight drive, Joby has a meeting with lawyers and his ex-wife. Joby isn't a dad because he's a struggling musician with tattoos, slimy hair, goatee, and his head floating in the clouds. Th...
A curse changes a handsome and arrogant young man into something he doesn't like. Kyle Kingson has everything a teenager could want in life, but he still humiliates the weaker and less attractive. She...
All That Glitters
A sneak peek behind the scenes of the new CW show, All That Glitters, was written by the author of "American Psycho". The hot, young, sexy and rich crowd that struggles with everyday life is the subje...
The Social Network
On a fall night in 2003 Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and works on a new idea. In a fury ofBlogging and Programming, what begins in his do...
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The Graham Norton Show
GrahamNorton talks about what's happening. The guests are talking. Graham is playing an instrument.
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El hormiguero 3.0
The live audience of El Hormiguero is interested in comedy, science, and politics. It is hosted by a writer. The show was broadcasted on Spain's Cuatro channel. Luis Piedrahita, Marron, and "The Man i...
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1 TV show
Saturday Night Live
A late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels. The show's comedy sketches, which parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying ...
Cha Cha Real Smooth
A young man who works as a Bar Mitzvah party host befriends a mother and her daughter.
Am I Ok?
Lucy and Jane are convinced that they know everything there is to know about each other. Jane is moving from L.A. Lucy is going to London for a job. Their bond is thrown into chaos as Jane tries to he...
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The film follows a young woman, who after landing at JFK airport in New York City, jumps into the backseat of a yellow taxi. The cabbie, Clark, throws the vehicle into drive and the two head out into ...
Anne Elliot lives with her snobby family on the verge of bankruptcy. Anne has to choose between putting the past behind her or listening to her heart when it comes to second chances.