“Fifty Shades of Grey” broke box-office records this weekend after raking in over $266 million worldwide. Meet the actress who we think is the next Sharon Stone.
The film centers around the handsome yet tormented billionaire Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and young literature student Anastasia Steele, played by Dakota Johnson.
While “Fifty Shades” is Johnson’s breakout role, the 25-year-old is no stranger to Hollywood.
Dakota’s father is “Miami Vice” actor Don Johnson.
Her mother is actress Melanie Griffith. After Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith split in 1996, Griffith went on to marry Antonio Banderas later that year.
Dakota remains close to both of her parents. Dakota grew up in Aspen, Colorado, before attending high school in Santa Monica, California. After graduating from high school, she signed with the William Morris Agency and started her acting career. But she has been accompanying her mom to movie premieres and Hollywood events throughout her life.
In 2010, Johnson landed her first role in “The Social Network.” From 2011 to 2012, Johnson had a few bit roles in films like “Beastly,” “The Five-Year Engagement,” and “21 Jump Street.” In 2012, Johnson got the lead role as “Kate” in the Fox TV series “Ben and Kate.”
The show lasted one season but led to a string of small movie roles in 2014 before Johnson eventually landed the coveted role of Anastasia Steele in “Fifty Shades of Grey.”