Dakota Johnson

Dakota Johnson biography
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Interesting Biography Facts

Real name

Dakota Mayi Johnson



Birth Date

October 4, 1989


32 years

Zodiac Sign



Austin, Texas, United States


Aspen Community School; Santa Catalina School; New Roads School



Dakota Johnson family members

Father's Name

Don Johnson

Mother's Name

Melanie Griffith

Siblings names

Alexander Bauer (half-brother), Deacon Johnson (younger half-brother), Jasper (younger half-brother), Jesse Wayne Johnson (older half-brother), Stella del Carmen Banderas Griffith (younger half-sister), Grace (younger half-sister)

Is Dakota Johnson a lesbian/bisexual?


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Who are Dakota Johnson parents?

Don Johnson (father)

Don Johnson

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Date of Birth: December 15, 1949

Show business blood flows in Dakota Johnson genes. She is a daughter of a famous actor, of a bright Hollywood star, who created really attractive strong male characters in numerous films, which turned into golden hits of 1990s.

Donnie Wayne Johnson was born on December 15, 1949 in the small American town of Flat Creek, MO. His mother and father were affluent farmers, and during the first 11 years of his life he was quite a happy person. But then his parents divorced.

After that Don moved with his mother to another state – Kansas. She found the job of a waitress, and spent the major part of her time at work to make the ends meet. The woman had to be a provider for her 4 kids (except for Don she had sons Greg and Casey and a daughter Linda). At that time her son Don went down the wrong path. He was a bad pupil at school, and quite often had troubles with the police.

Dakota Johnson father

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Don’s fate gave him a smile, when he occasionally became the member of a school theater. His teacher noticed the boy’s talent to change and to create great characters on the stage. She inspired him to develop his skills and give acting a chance.

He debuted as a theater actor and later moved his way on the screen. At first the handsome young man played small roles in the films and TV series. His big break found him in 1974, when he portrayed Vic in the fantastic series “A Boy and His Dog”.

Having made a great start in early 1070s, Don added some kudos to his name in 1980s, when he won the role in popular series “Miami Vice”. In 1990s he cemented his star status and appeared in well-known action films and TV series, like “Nash Bridges”, “Paradise” and “Tin Cup”, where his stage partner was Kevin Costner.

Although now Don isn’t so popular and he has already passed his career peak, he remains a busy actor. Mr. Johnson works on TV and appears in theater productions. He composes music, too.

Don is in friendly terms with his daughter Dakota Johnson. He has already met her current boyfriend Chris Martin and approved him (although previously it was rumored, that he wasn’t happy with their affair).

Melanie Griffith (mother)

Melanie Griffith

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Date of birth: August 5, 1957

Dakota Johnson can boast not just with the role of Anastasia Steele (an inexperienced girl, who had to sign a very special deal with a young billionaire) in the Fifty Shades movies, but also with warm and really close mother-daughter relationships with her mother. In fact, Dakota was born to be an actress – the daughter of a dazingly beautiful performer Melanie Griffith almost had no choice.

Melanie Richards Griffith was born in the family of Peter Griffith and Tippi Hedren, a model and muse of a cult film director Alfred Hitchcock. Melanie started modelling and performing occasional movie roles at an early age of 16. After her roles in such films as “Night Moves” and “The Drowning Pool” she was nicknamed in press as Lolita.

Some critics suppose, that Melanie Griffith is a moderately talented actress, and there are not so many films in her resume, which became the first-rate box office hits.

Bu no doubt, the movie “Working Girl”, directed by Mike Nichols and starring (except for Melanie) Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver and Alec Baldwin is one of the brightest in the actress’s career. The story about the girl, who was too shy to demonstrate her business talent at first, but then after a string of troubles dared to take her destiny to her own hands, brought Dakota’s mother a number of prestigious awards, including Oscar nomination and Golden Globe award. After that she appeared in another serious film, named “Stormy Monday”. Modern viewers know Melanie as Tamara from “Raising Hope” and Jackie from “The Path”. Till now Melanie Griffith continues career of an actress.

Dakota Johnson siblings

Jesse Wayne Johnson (older half-brother)

Jesse Wayne Johnson brother Dakota Johnson

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Date of birth: December 7, 1982

Jesse is Dakota’s brother from paternal side. He is a son of a television star Don Johnson and his ex-girlfriend Patti D’Arbanville, who is a popular actress, too. Jesse is not just Dakota’s brother, he is also her colleague. The man followed his parents’ path and became an actor. He is known by the roles in the films “Redline”, “Prey”, “Killing Lincoln” and others.

Alexander Bauer (older half-brother)

Alexander Bauer

Date of birth: August 22, 1985

Alexander Bauer is Dakota’s older half-brother from maternal side. He is a son of an actress Melanie Griffith and Ray Donovan star Steven Bauer, to whom Dakota’s mother was married in 1981-1987. They maintain close brother-sister relationship, although Alexander prefers to stay in the shadow.

Grace Johnson (younger half-sister)

Grace Johnson

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Date of birth: December 28, 1999

Grace is the first child of a rich heiress Kelley Phleger and Dakota’s father Don Johnson. She is 19 as for now, and the girl has already started career of a model. She is signed with IMG agency. Grace admires her older sister Dakota. The latter one serves as her role model. Grace sometimes uploads her famous siblings’ pics on Instagram.

Stella del Carmen Banderas Griffith (younger half-sister)

Stella del Carmen Banderas Griffith

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Date of birth: September 24, 1996

The only daughter of an actor Antonio Banderas and his ex-wife Melanie Griffith was born in Marbella, Spain and was named after her mother’s acting coach – Stella Adler. The girl tried her hand as an actress for the first time at a tender age of 3, when she appeared as her mother’s heroine screen daughter in the film “Crazy in Alabama”. In 2018 Dakota’s younger half-sister entered Stella Adler Studio of Acting to become a professional actress.

Jasper Johnson (younger half-brother)

Jasper Johnson

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Date of birth: June 6, 2002

The son of Don Johnson and his wife Kelley Phleger, Jasper is Dakota’s beloved younger half-brother. They maintain friendly relationships.

Deacon Johnson (younger half-brother)

Deacon Johnson

Date of birth: April 29, 2006

The third son of Dakota’s father Don and his second wife Kelley Phleger was born on the 7th anniversary of their marriage. The boy, who was named as Deacon, saw the world for the first time in one of LA clinics. Deacon is the youngest sibling of the actress Dakota Johnson. She likes to spend some free time with the cute boy, who has already turned into a smart teenager.


You may not know the name of Dakota Johnson, but surely, you have already heard about her famous heroine Anastasia Steele. Although as for now, the actress’s film list is not so long, we are sure, her best roles are yet to come.

She was born in the family of two performers, Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith. The girl debuted on the big screen at the age of 10. She acted in the film of her stepfather Antonio Banderas “Crazy in Alabama”.

Having shortly tried her hand as a model, Dakota turned back to acting and appeared in a number of screen projects, like “21 Jump Street” and “The Social Network”, till she won the role of a shy student in the franchise the Fifty Shades.

Dakota has never hidden the fact, that her family members – mother, father and six half-siblings – are unbelievably important for her.

Interesting and fun facts

  1. Dakota Johnson’s personal life has always been interesting to her fans. The woman has dated a number of celebrities, such as an actor Jordan Masterson and a singer Matthew Hitt. Since 2017 Dakota is dating a Coldplay member Chris Martin. Their relationships are incredibly serious, and the friends of the couple suppose, they can get engaged soon.
  2. Previously she had her profile on Facebook, but decided to delete her page, when she felt that she gets dependent from sharing her pics on social media.
  3. Dakota forbade her parents to watch the Fifty Shades films. She didn’t want her mother and father to see her in erotic scenes of the movie.
  4. She spent a couple of hours for a makeup each time before she appeared at Fifty Shades set. She had to cover her tattoos, which the reasonable student Anastasia Steele couldn’t have.
  5. Before becoming a professional actress, Ms. Johnson worked as a model. She advertised jeans.
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