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Celebrity Then And Now
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Entertainment
Celebrity Then And Now
Publication: RidiculouslyExtraordinary. Posted by Ryan Neal
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Dakota Johnson

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Famous For:
Fifty Shades of Grey, The Social Network, 21 Jump Street
Networth:
$14 Million
Currently Known For:
Actress and Model
Famous Years:
2010 - Present
Birthdate:
October 4, 1989
Dakota Johnson



  Famous For:
Fifty Shades of Grey, The Social Network, 21 Jump Street

  Networth:
$14 Million

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“A film set is the most comfortable place I could be in the world; that’s what I know.” One of the hottest young stars in Hollywood today, Dakota Johnson turned heads in 2015 with her risqué performance as Anastasia Steele in the Fifty Shades of Grey film series. Earning a People’s Choice Award and a BAFTA Rising Star Award nomination for her performance, Johnson sealed her fate as a Hollywood goddess when she followed up with credits in Black Mass (2015), Bigger Splash (2015), Suspiria (2018), and Bad Times at the El Royale (2018). So, how did she get into acting in the first place? With parents Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson paving the way to stardom, let’s take a look at Dakota’s foray into the wild world of Hollywood!Advertisements:


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Early Life and Career Beginnings

“I think I spent my entire childhood on film sets, surrounded by filmmakers and actors and people with magnetic energies who make movies.” Dakota Mayl Johnson came into this world on October 4, 1989, in Austin, Texas where her father, Don Johnson, was shooting The Hot Spot and his wife, actress Melanie Griffith, joined him on set. Because of her parent’s lives in the spotlight, Johnson spent most of her childhood traipsing around the world to different film sets. When she wasn’t on the road with her parents, she called Aspen, Colorado home and spent her summers working at the local grocery store.

Johnson made her film debut at the age of 10 alongside her sister, Stella, and mother in Crazy in Alabama (1999). Two years later, she launched her modeling career when she joined several other celebrity children for a photo shoot in Teen Vogue. By the time she reached high school in Santa Monica, California, she was earning a modest paycheck as a model and hinted at an interest in acting, which her parents discouraged. She was chosen as Miss Golden Globe 2006 and signed on with IMG Models shortly before she graduated high school and applied to the Juilliard School in New York City.

After learning she was not accepted into Juilliard, Johnson signed on with the William Morris Agency and launched her acting career. “I would go through phases of wanting to be a mermaid or a vet, but because I grew up around people who were always making movies, I guess it sort of just molded my mind,” Johnson said of her foray into acting. She landed minor roles in The Social Network (2010), Beastly (2011), and For Ellen (2012) and followed up with credits in the independent comedy Goats (2012), the romantic comedy The Five-Year Engagement (2012), and the comedy 21 Jump Street (2012).

Amid her growing career in film, Johnson ventured into television in 2012 with a starring role on the new Fox comedy series Ben and Kate. The show failed to impress and was canceled after its first season, sending Johnson back to the silver screen where she appeared in Need for Speed (2014). Then, in 2015, she caught her biggest break yet when she was cast as Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades of Grey (2015). Winning the part over Felicity Jones, Elizabeth Olsen, Shailene Woodley, Danielle Panabaker, and Lucy Hale, Johnson’s career was finally on fire!

Fifty Shades of Grey received negative reviews from critics but was an instant hit at the box office as it earned over $571 million worldwide. This success and the best-selling books by E. L. James made the sequels a must as Johnson reprised her role in Fifty Shades Darker (2017) and Fifty Shades Freed (2018). Because of the film’s eroticism, Johnson faced widespread criticism over her character but refused to let the criticism get to her. “I’m proud of the movie,” she said. “I completely disagree with people who think Ana’s weak. I think she’s actually stronger than he is. Everything she does is her choice. And if I can be an advocate for women to do what they want to do with their bodies and not be ashamed of what they want, then I’m all for that.”

Life and Career after Fifty Shades

On the heels of her success with Fifty Shades, Johnson embraced her stardom and made the rounds on late-night television with an appearance on Saturday Night Live. She joined Johnny Depp in Black Mass (2015), Tilda Swinton in A Bigger Splash (2015), and Ethan Hawke in Cymebline (2015). She landed the starring role in How to Be Single (2016) and spent the next year wrapping up her work as Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed. “I’m so proud of Fifty Shades of Grey,” she said after the film series wrapped in 2018. “I don’t need to distance myself from that. The more work I do, the more the general public sees the different things I can do. Do I think it opened doors? Yeah. More people know my name.”

More people certainly know her name now as Johnson proved her talents again in 2018 as she danced her way across the silver screen in Suspiria (2018), a film about an American dancer in Berlin who enrolls in an academy run by a coven of witches. She then joined Chris Hemsworth, Jeff Bridges, and Jon Hamm in Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) with her performance as a hippie garnering her critical praise.

Today, the 29-year-old Johnson is still as busy as ever with recent credits in Wounds (2019), The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019), and The Friend (2020). She also runs her own production company, Silhouette Productions, where she’s starred in and executive produced several projects including Forever, Interrupted, Unfit, and Queens of the Stoned Age. Beyond that, she focuses the rest of her time and attention on her life at home with her boyfriend, Coldplay front-man Chris Martin, whom she’s dated since 2017. As for her fame, Johnson is still getting used to it and says, “I think about my dwindling anonymity and that’s really scary because a very large part of me would be perfectly happy living on a ranch in Colorado and having babies and chickens and horses—which I will do anyway.” The sky is certainly the limit for the Fifty Shades of Grey star who is just getting started in Tinsel Town!

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