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Dakota Johnson - Biography

Dakota Johnson comes across as sweet, modest and softly spoken despite being third generation Hollywood stock.

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She was born on 4 October, 1989 to Golden Globe-winning actor Don Johnson and Academy Award-nominated actress Melanie Griffith. She grew up in Colorado where she attended Aspen Community School.In 1999, aged nine, she made her film debut in Crazy in Alabama where she and her half-sister, Stella Banderas, played daughters to their real-life mother. The film was directed by her stepfather, Antonio Banderas.“I'd watch my parents work and think, "'Yeah, I'm going to do that. 'It wasn't even a thing. It's the only thing I know how to do,” Dakota said when asked about how she became interested in acting.On leaving school she signed to IMG models and starred in campaigns for MANGO jeans line. In 2006, the beauty was chosen to be Miss Golden Globe – a role traditionally conferred on daughters of Hollywood royalty that involves assisting in the ceremony. Her mum previously had the honour in 1975.The starlet is best known for her roles in The Social Network, 21 Jump Street and Beastly. then after much anticipation, it was revealed that Dakota had won the coveted role of Anastasia Steele in the film adaption of Fifty Shades of Grey, due to be released in 2015.Dakota is frequently seen on red carpet events, showing off her stylish sense of fashion and is often seen out and about with celebrity friends such as Paris Hilton and Mary-Kate Olsen.Since July 2014 the pretty actress has been dating singer Matthew Hitt. Before that she dated actor Jordan Masterson

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