Dakota Johnson

Dakota Mayi Johnson (born October 4, 1989) is an American actress and model. She is the daughter of actors Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson. She had her screen debut alongside her mother in the comedy-drama Crazy in Alabama (1999) and was named Miss Golden Globe in 2006. Following high school graduation, she returned to acting with roles in The Social Network (2010), Beastly (2011), 21 Jump Street (2012), Need for Speed (2014) and the short-lived comedy Ben and Kate (2012–2013). She received international recognition in 2015 after landing the lead role of Anastasia Steele in the romantic drama Fifty Shades of Grey, which catapulted her to fame and earned her the People's Choice Award for Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress. The same year, she took part in Black Mass and A Bigger Splash, which garnered her a BAFTA Rising Star Award nomination. She also starred in the romantic comedy How to Be Single (2016) and reprised her role as Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades Darker (2017) and Fifty Shades Freed (2018). Description above from the Wikipedia article Dakota Johnson, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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The Social Network (2010)

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In 2003, Harvard undergrad Mark Zuckerberg creates a social networking site called Facebook with the help of his friend Eduardo Saverin. Though it turns out to be a successful venture, he severs ties with several people along the way.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Jesse Eisenberg  •  Andrew Garfield  •  Justin Timberlake  •  Rooney Mara

In 2003, Harvard undergrad Mark Zuckerberg creates a social networking site called Facebook with the help of his friend Eduardo Saverin. Though it turns out to be a successful venture, he severs ties with several people along the way.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Jesse Eisenberg  •  Andrew Garfield  •  Justin Timberlake  •  Rooney Mara

21 Jump Street (2012)

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In high school, Schmidt was a dork and Jenko was the popular jock. After graduation, both of them joined the police force and ended up as partners riding bicycles in the city park. Since they are young and look like high school students, they are assigned to an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Lord  •  Christopher Miller
CAST:  Channing Tatum  •  Jonah Hill  •  Brie Larson  •  Ellie Kemper

In high school, Schmidt was a dork and Jenko was the popular jock. After graduation, both of them joined the police force and ended up as partners riding bicycles in the city park. Since they are young and look like high school students, they are assigned to an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Lord  •  Christopher Miller
CAST:  Channing Tatum  •  Jonah Hill  •  Brie Larson  •  Ellie Kemper

Cymbeline (2014)

War erupts between dirty cops and outlaw bikers as a drug kingpin (Ed Harris) tries to protect his empire.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Almereyda
CAST:  Ed Harris  •  Dakota Johnson  •  Milla Jovovich  •  Ethan Hawke

War erupts between dirty cops and outlaw bikers as a drug kingpin (Ed Harris) tries to protect his empire.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Almereyda
CAST:  Ed Harris  •  Dakota Johnson  •  Milla Jovovich  •  Ethan Hawke

Need for Speed (2014)

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The film revolves around a local street-racer who partners with a rich and arrogant business associate, only to find himself framed by his colleague and sent to prison. After he gets out, he joins a New York-to-Los Angeles race to get revenge. But when the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Waugh
CAST:  Aaron Paul  •  Dominic Cooper  •  Imogen Poots  •  Rami Malek

The film revolves around a local street-racer who partners with a rich and arrogant business associate, only to find himself framed by his colleague and sent to prison. After he gets out, he joins a New York-to-Los Angeles race to get revenge. But when the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Waugh
CAST:  Aaron Paul  •  Dominic Cooper  •  Imogen Poots  •  Rami Malek

Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)

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When college senior Anastasia Steele steps in for her sick roommate to interview prominent businessman Christian Grey for their campus paper, little does she realize the path her life will take. Christian, as enigmatic as he is rich and powerful, finds himself ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Taylor-Johnson
CAST:  Dakota Johnson  •  Jamie Dornan  •  Jennifer Ehle  •  Eloise Mumford

When college senior Anastasia Steele steps in for her sick roommate to interview prominent businessman Christian Grey for their campus paper, little does she realize the path her life will take. Christian, as enigmatic as he is rich and powerful, finds himself ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Taylor-Johnson
CAST:  Dakota Johnson  •  Jamie Dornan  •  Jennifer Ehle  •  Eloise Mumford

Date and Switch (2014)

Two guys who make a pact to lose their virginity before prom find their friendship tested when one of them comes out of the closet.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Nelson
CAST:  Sarah Hyland  •  Nick Offerman  •  Hunter Cope  •  Megan Mullally

Two guys who make a pact to lose their virginity before prom find their friendship tested when one of them comes out of the closet.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Nelson
CAST:  Sarah Hyland  •  Nick Offerman  •  Hunter Cope  •  Megan Mullally

For Ellen (2012)

After an overnight long-distance drive, Joby has a special meeting—with lawyers and his ex-wife. A struggling musician with the prerequisite tattoos, slimy hair, goatee, and his head firmly floating in the clouds, Joby hasn’t been around to be a dad. Now is his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  So Yong Kim
CAST:  Paul Dano  •  Jon Heder  •  Jena Malone  •  Margarita Levieva

After an overnight long-distance drive, Joby has a special meeting—with lawyers and his ex-wife. A struggling musician with the prerequisite tattoos, slimy hair, goatee, and his head firmly floating in the clouds, Joby hasn’t been around to be a dad. Now is his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  So Yong Kim
CAST:  Paul Dano  •  Jon Heder  •  Jena Malone  •  Margarita Levieva

All That Glitters (2010)

A sneak peek behind the scenes of the new CW show, All That Glitters, from acclaimed writer of "American Psycho", Bret Easton Ellis. All That Glitters takes us into the lives of the hot, young, sexy and rich crowd that struggles with everyday life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bret Easton Ellis
CAST:  Bret Easton Ellis  •  Kip Pardue  •  Dakota Johnson  •  Bret Harrison

A sneak peek behind the scenes of the new CW show, All That Glitters, from acclaimed writer of "American Psycho", Bret Easton Ellis. All That Glitters takes us into the lives of the hot, young, sexy and rich crowd that struggles with everyday life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bret Easton Ellis
CAST:  Bret Easton Ellis  •  Kip Pardue  •  Dakota Johnson  •  Bret Harrison

Chloe and Theo (2015)

A young woman, Chloe, living by her wits on the streets of New York City, has a chance meeting with a wise Inuit Eskimo, Theo, who was sent to New York by his elders to provide a message to the people of the world – We either change our destructive was or be ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ezna Sands
CAST:  Dakota Johnson  •  Mira Sorvino  •  Ashley Springer  •  Christopher Backus

A young woman, Chloe, living by her wits on the streets of New York City, has a chance meeting with a wise Inuit Eskimo, Theo, who was sent to New York by his elders to provide a message to the people of the world – We either change our destructive was or be ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ezna Sands
CAST:  Dakota Johnson  •  Mira Sorvino  •  Ashley Springer  •  Christopher Backus

The Five-Year Engagement (2012)

Exactly one year after Tom meets Violet, he surprises her with a wedding ring. By all accounts, Tom and Violet are destined for their happily ever after. However, this engaged couple just keep getting tripped up on the long walk down the aisle.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Stoller
CAST:  Emily Blunt  •  Alison Brie  •  Jason Segel  •  Rhys Ifans

Exactly one year after Tom meets Violet, he surprises her with a wedding ring. By all accounts, Tom and Violet are destined for their happily ever after. However, this engaged couple just keep getting tripped up on the long walk down the aisle.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Stoller
CAST:  Emily Blunt  •  Alison Brie  •  Jason Segel  •  Rhys Ifans

Goats (2012)

Having a self-absorbed New Age mother and an estranged father has meant 15-year-old Ellis Whitman has grown up relying on an unconventional guardian: a goat-trekking, marijuana-growing sage called 'Goat Man'. When Ellis decides to leave the alternative ways of his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Neil
CAST:  Vera Farmiga  •  David Duchovny  •  Ty Burrell  •  Keri Russell

Having a self-absorbed New Age mother and an estranged father has meant 15-year-old Ellis Whitman has grown up relying on an unconventional guardian: a goat-trekking, marijuana-growing sage called 'Goat Man'. When Ellis decides to leave the alternative ways of his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Neil
CAST:  Vera Farmiga  •  David Duchovny  •  Ty Burrell  •  Keri Russell

Beastly (2011)

A curse transforms a handsome and arrogant young man into everything he detests in this contemporary retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Wealthy Kyle Kingson has everything a teenager could want in life, but he still gets off on humiliating the weaker and less ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Barnz
CAST:  Alex Pettyfer  •  Dakota Johnson  •  Erik Knudsen  •  Mary-Kate Olsen

A curse transforms a handsome and arrogant young man into everything he detests in this contemporary retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Wealthy Kyle Kingson has everything a teenager could want in life, but he still gets off on humiliating the weaker and less ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Barnz
CAST:  Alex Pettyfer  •  Dakota Johnson  •  Erik Knudsen  •  Mary-Kate Olsen

Crazy in Alabama (1999)

An abused wife heads to California to become a movie star while her nephew back in Alabama has to deal with a racially-motivated murder involving a corrupt sheriff.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antonio Banderas
CAST:  Melanie Griffith  •  David Morse  •  Lucas Black  •  Cathy Moriarty

An abused wife heads to California to become a movie star while her nephew back in Alabama has to deal with a racially-motivated murder involving a corrupt sheriff.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antonio Banderas
CAST:  Melanie Griffith  •  David Morse  •  Lucas Black  •  Cathy Moriarty

Black Mass (2015)

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The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Cooper
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Joel Edgerton  •  Kevin Bacon  •  Dakota Johnson

The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Cooper
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Joel Edgerton  •  Kevin Bacon  •  Dakota Johnson

Transit (2012)

A young girl abandoned by her father at boarding school, travels to an off-beat youth hostel and is forced to confront her personal demons.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sarah Elizabeth Mintz
CAST:  Dakota Johnson  •  Morgan Krantz  •  Shane Adler  •  Jennie Mintz

A young girl abandoned by her father at boarding school, travels to an off-beat youth hostel and is forced to confront her personal demons.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sarah Elizabeth Mintz
CAST:  Dakota Johnson  •  Morgan Krantz  •  Shane Adler  •  Jennie Mintz

How to Be Single (2016)

New York City is full of lonely hearts seeking the right match, and what Alice, Robin, Lucy, Meg, Tom and David all have in common is the need to learn how to be single in a world filled with ever-evolving definitions of love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christian Ditter
CAST:  Dakota Johnson  •  Rebel Wilson  •  Alison Brie  •  Nicholas Braun

New York City is full of lonely hearts seeking the right match, and what Alice, Robin, Lucy, Meg, Tom and David all have in common is the need to learn how to be single in a world filled with ever-evolving definitions of love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christian Ditter
CAST:  Dakota Johnson  •  Rebel Wilson  •  Alison Brie  •  Nicholas Braun

A Bigger Splash (2015)

While vacationing on a Sicilian island with her boyfriend (Matthias Schoenaerts), a rock star (Tilda Swinton) receives an unexpected visit from an old flame (Ralph Fiennes) and his seductive daughter (Dakota Johnson).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luca Guadagnino
CAST:  Tilda Swinton  •  Matthias Schoenaerts  •  Ralph Fiennes  •  Dakota Johnson

While vacationing on a Sicilian island with her boyfriend (Matthias Schoenaerts), a rock star (Tilda Swinton) receives an unexpected visit from an old flame (Ralph Fiennes) and his seductive daughter (Dakota Johnson).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luca Guadagnino
CAST:  Tilda Swinton  •  Matthias Schoenaerts  •  Ralph Fiennes  •  Dakota Johnson

Vale (2015)

A group of Spanish friends meet a girl who speaks English called Rachel. Victor is one of them but his English is not good enough to talk with Rachel.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alejandro Amenábar
CAST:  Dakota Johnson  •  Quim Gutiérrez  •  Natalia Tena  •  Carles Francino

A group of Spanish friends meet a girl who speaks English called Rachel. Victor is one of them but his English is not good enough to talk with Rachel.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alejandro Amenábar
CAST:  Dakota Johnson  •  Quim Gutiérrez  •  Natalia Tena  •  Carles Francino

In a Relationship (2015)

In a Relationship is a spirited yet achingly tender look at modern love. Shot mockumentary style, this short film follows two young couples in opposite stages of romance: Matt and Willa, who have been hooking up for six days, and Owen and Abby, who are trying in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Boyd
CAST:  Dakota Johnson  •  Nicholas Braun  •  Sophie Simpson  •  Zachary Webber

In a Relationship is a spirited yet achingly tender look at modern love. Shot mockumentary style, this short film follows two young couples in opposite stages of romance: Matt and Willa, who have been hooking up for six days, and Owen and Abby, who are trying in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Boyd
CAST:  Dakota Johnson  •  Nicholas Braun  •  Sophie Simpson  •  Zachary Webber

Closed Set (2014)

Closed Set, a film by Mitchell Amundsen starring Dakota Johnson.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mitchell Amundsen
CAST:  Dakota Johnson

Closed Set, a film by Mitchell Amundsen starring Dakota Johnson.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mitchell Amundsen
CAST:  Dakota Johnson
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