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Dakota Johnson

Birthday
04 Oct 1988 (Age 28)
Biography
Dakota Mayi Johnson is an American actress and model, best known for being cast in the lead role of Anastasia "Ana" Steele in Fifty Shades of Grey, set for release in 2015. She is the daughter of actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith.

Early life

Johnson was born in Austin, Texas, the daughter of actor Don Johnson and actress Melanie Griffith. On her mother's side, she is a granddaughter of advertising executive and former child actor Peter Griffith and Golden Globe–winning actress Tippi Hedren, and half-niece of actress Tracy Griffith and production designer Clay A. Griffith. Her former stepfather is Antonio Banderas. She has six half-siblings; four on her father's side and two on her mother's side.

A third-generation Hollywood actress, Johnson attended Aspen Community School in Aspen, Colorado. She later attended Santa Catalina School in Monterey, California for her freshman year of high school before transferring to the New Roads School in Santa Monica, California. She was an avid dancer as a child. She became interested in modeling at age 12 after a photo shoot with other children of celebrities for Teen Vogue
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