Dakota Mayi Johnson (born October 4, 1989) is an American actress and model. The daughter of actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, she made her film debut at age 10 with a minor appearance in Crazy in Alabama (1999), a dark comedy film starring her mother. Johnson was discouraged from further pursuing acting until she completed high school, after which she began auditioning for roles in Los Angeles.
She was cast in a minor part in The Social Network (2010), and subsequently had supporting roles in the comedy 21 Jump Street and the independent comedy Goats, and the romantic comedy The Five-Year Engagement (all 2012). In 2015, Johnson had her first starring role as Anastasia Steele in the Fifty Shades film series (2015–18). For her acting in the series, she received the People's Choice Award for Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress and a BAFTA Rising Star Award nomination, among others.
Following her Fifty Shades success, Johnson appeared in the crime biopic Black Mass (2015), and had a lead role in Luca Guadagnino's drama A Bigger Splash (2015). She reunited with Guadagnino, portraying the lead in Suspiria (2018), a horror film based on the 1977 film by Dario Argento. The same year, she appeared in an ensemble cast in the thriller film Bad Times at the El Royale (2018). She also has a lead role in the upcoming psychological horror film Wounds (2019), and in the adventure film The Peanut Butter Falcon.