American actress and model Dakota Mayi Johnson was born on October 4, 1989 and hails from Austin, Texas. She is the daughter of actors Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson and has made her onscreen debut alongside her mother in the comedy-drama 'Crazy in Alabama'. After completing her high School graduation she had returned to acting with roles in movies like The Social Network, Beastly and 21 Jump Street. Dakota had 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. Born in a very illustrious family, Dakota is the maternal granddaughter of advertising executive and former child actor Peter Griffith and actress Tippi Hedren. She was an avid dancer as a child became interested in modeling at the tender age of 12 when she did a photo shoot with the children of other celebrities for Teen Vogue.