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Dakota Mayi Johnson (born October 4, 1989) is an American fashion model and actress. She may be best known for her lead role in the short-lived FOX sitcom Ben and Kate (2012-2013). Her parents are actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith.
Johnson was born in Austin, Texas, the daughter of actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith. She is a granddaughter of actress Tippi Hedren. She is a stepdaughter of Antonio Banderas.
Johnson attended Aspen Community School in Aspen, Colorado. She was an avid dancer as a youngster.Read Full Bio >>
She first became interested in modeling at age 12 after a photo shoot with other children of celebrities for Teen Vogue.
In 1999, she made her film debut in Crazy in Alabama where she and her half-sister, Stella Banderas, played daughters to their real-life mother, Melanie Griffith. The film was directed by her stepfather, Antonio Banderas.
She was voted Miss Golden Globe 2006, where she served as the first second-generation Miss Golden Globe in the Globes' history.
In 2006, she signed with IMG Models. In 2009, she modeled for MANGO brand's jeans line.
Once she graduated from high school, she signed with William Morris Agency and started her acting career. She had her first box office hit in 2010 with David Fincher's film The Social Network, in which she had a scene with Justin Timberlake. The film received eight Oscar nominations, including one for Best Picture. She also appeared in four additional films: Beastly; Ezna Sands' film Theo; So Yong Kim's film For Ellen; and Larry Clark's film Savage Innocent. She has roles in several 2012 films: Christopher Neil's film Goats, with David Duchovny; Nicholas Stoller's film Five Year Engagement for producer Judd Apatow, and the feature film version of the 1987 hit television show 21 Jump Street. She also won the female lead in Chris Nelson's film "Gay Dude," written by Alan Yang.
In her first television series, she had a lead role as Kate on Ben & Kate. The show was canceled after one season in 2013, airing for four months. Johnson resumed her film career, joining the cast of Need for Speed.
In 2010, Dakota traveled to Sydney, Australia, where she shot the "Rising Star" campaign for fashion label Wish.<< Less Bio
|2011||Central Ohio Film Critics Association||Best Ensemble||The Social Network (2010).||Nominated|
|2011||Palm Springs International Film Festival||The Social Network (2010).||Won|
|2010||Hollywood Film Festival||Ensemble of the Year||The Social Network (2010).||Won|
|2010||Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards||Best Ensemble Acting||The Social Network (2010).||Won|
|2010||San Diego Film Critics Society Awards||Best Ensemble Performance||The Social Network (2010).||Nominated|
|2010||Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards||Best Acting Ensemble||The Social Network (2010).||Nominated|
|2006||Golden Globes, USA||Won|
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