Dakota Johnson

Discover 5 surprising facts about actress Dakota Johnson

Dakota is the daughter of famous Hollywood actor's Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson. She is best known for her role as Anastasia Steele in the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise. Find out some incredible facts about the star's life!

  • The Texas born actress started as a model and was discouraged to pursue an acting career until she finished high school. Her parents 
  • She has a total net worth of $14 million.
  • Since 2017 Johnson has been dating Coldplay singer Chris Martin who is Gwyneth Paltrow's ex-husband.

1. Dakota started her acting career at age 10 on the 1999 film Crazy in Alabama directed by her stepfather Antonio Banderas and starring her mother Melanie Griffith. The child star portrayed the daughter of her real life mother.

2. In 2007, with 17, her parents sent her to rehab for having problems with alcohol and drugs. The actress has been sober ever since.

Young Dakota and mother Melanie Griffith

3. In 2019 the Fifty Shades of Grey actress launched her own film and television production company. Johnson paired up with former Netflix development executive Ro Donnelly to form TeaTime Pictures

4. Dakota and Chris Martin started dating in 2017 and while rumors of a split circulated in June 2019 the couple is still together. The actress debuted as a director in her boyfriend's music video, Cry Cry Cry which she co-directs with Cory Bailey.

Coldplay singer Chris Martin and Dakota Johnson

5. In 2019 Johnson and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres had a small feud over the actress' birthday. Ellen accused Johnson of not inviting her to which the latter responded "That's not the truth". It was proved that the actress had indeed invited Ellen. Check out the awkward moment below:

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