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Dakota Mayi Johnson (born October 4, 1989) is an American actress and model. She is best known for her starring role as Anastasia Steele in the Fifty Shades film series (2015–18). For her performances in the series, she received the People's Choice Award for Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress and a BAFTA Rising Star Award nomination, among others.
Johnson made her acting debut in the film Crazy in Alabama (1999). She held supporting roles in the films The Social Network (2010), Beastly (2011), 21 Jump Street (2012), The Five-Year Engagement (2012), and Need for Speed (2014). Following her Fifty Shades success, Johnson appeared in the crime biopic Black Mass (2015), Luca Guadagnino's drama film A Bigger Splash (2015), the comedy film How to Be Single (2016), Guadagnino's horror remake film Suspiria (2018), and the thriller film Bad Times at the El Royale (2018).
She is the daughter of actors Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, and her maternal grandmother is actress Tippi Hedren.