Dakota Johnson is an actress and model in Hollywood. Johnson started her career in 1999 with a small role in the film “Crazy in Alabama” and later appeared in films, including “The Social Network,” “Beastly,” and “21 Jump Street.” She got world recognition for playing the role of Anastasia Steele in the film adaptation of the novel “Fifty Shades of Grey” and its sequels.
Johnson was born on October 4, 1989, in Austin, Texas, USA. She is the daughter of actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith. Johnson has also worked as a model, featuring in campaigns for Gucci and Mango. She is also involved in philanthropic activities such as serving as an ambassador for Global Citizen and supporting the American Civil Liberties Union.
Dakota Johnson’s Popular Movies:
1. Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)
Fifty Shades of Grey is based on the novel of the same name by E. L. James. The film is directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and stars Dakota Johnson as Anastasia and Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey.
In Fifty Shades of Grey, Dakota Johnson plays, Anastasia Steele, a literature student who interviews Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) for her school newspaper. There is an instant attraction between the two, and they begin a romantic relationship that quickly becomes sexual. However, Christian is revealed to have a dominant sexual personality and introduces Anastasia to BDSM, which she initially struggles to accept but eventually becomes more comfortable with. The film has grossed over $571 million worldwide.
Watch Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) on Prime Video.
2. Fifty Shades Darker (2017)
Fifty Shades Darker is a sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey. Directed by James Foley, it stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan reprising their roles as Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey.
In Fifty Shades Darker, Anastasia has left Christian and started a new job as an assistant editor at a publishing house. However, Christian soon re-enters her life and they attempt to rekindle their relationship. As they become closer, they are forced to confront Christian’s past and the women who have influenced his life. The film has grossed $380 million worldwide.
Watch Fifty Shades Darker (2017) on Prime Video.
3. Fifty Shades Freed (2018)
Fifty Shades Freed is the third and final installment in the “Fifty Shades” film series. Directed by James Foley and based on the novel of the same name by E.L. James, the film stars Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele and Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey.
In Fifty Shades Freed, Anastasia and Christian are now married and living a life of luxury. However, their happy existence is threatened by Jack Hyde, who seeks revenge on Christian for firing him and becomes obsessed with Anastasia. As the couple navigates their new life together, they must confront the challenges and secrets from their past. The film also grossed over $370 million worldwide.
Watch Fifty Shades Freed (2018) on Prime Video.
4. How to Be Single (2016)
How to Be Single is a romantic comedy released in 2016. The film is Christian Ditter and written by Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein. It stars Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Alison Brie, and Leslie Mann.
The plot follows Alice (Dakota Johnson), a young woman who takes a break from her long-term boyfriend to move to New York City and focus on her career. She befriends her wild coworker Robin (Rebel Wilson), who teaches her how to navigate single life in the city. Along the way, Alice meets various men, including a bartender named Tom (Anders Holm), a single father named David (Damon Wayans Jr.), and a wealthy businessman named Josh (Nicholas Braun).
Watch How to Be Single (2016) on Prime Video.
5. Black Mass (2015)
Black Mass is a crime thriller by Scott Cooper. The film stars Johnny Depp as notorious Boston gangster Whitey Bulger, and Dakota Johnson as Lindsey Cyr, the mother of Bulger’s son.
The plot follows the true story of Whitey Bulger, who became an FBI informant to take down a rival gang and used his position to become a powerful criminal in Boston’s underworld. The story follows Bulger’s rise to power, his complex relationship with his brother Billy (Benedict Cumberbatch), and his violent and unpredictable behavior.
Watch Black Mass (2015) on Apple TV+.
6. Suspiria (2018)
Suspiria is a supernatural horror film directed by Luca Guadagnino and written by David Kajganich. The film is a remake of the 1977 Italian horror film of the same name by Dario Argento. Dakota Johnson stars in the lead role of Susie Bannion, a young American woman who joins a prestigious dance academy in Berlin.
Set in 1977 Berlin, during the period of the German Autumn, and follows Susie as she becomes involved with a coven of witches who run the dance academy. As she begins to unravel the secrets of the academy, Susie becomes increasingly embroiled in a sinister plot involving witchcraft and murder
Watch Suspiria (2018) on Netflix.
7. Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)
Bad Times at the El Royale is a 2018 neo-noir thriller film written, produced, and directed by Drew Goddard. In the film, Dakota Johnson plays Emily Summerspring, a hippie who checks into the hotel with her sister. Her character is complex and mysterious. The film also stars an ensemble cast that includes Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Chris Hemsworth, Jon Hamm, and Lewis Pullman.
The story is set in the late 1960s and follows a group of strangers who all converge on the El Royale, a rundown hotel on the border between California and Nevada. As they settle in, each character’s past and motivations are slowly revealed, leading to a series of unexpected and dangerous events.
Watch Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) on Prime Video.
8. The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019)
The Peanut Butter Falcon was released in 2019. Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz directed and wrote the comedy-drama film.
In the film, Dakota Johnson plays the role of Eleanor, Zak’s caregiver, who sets out to find him after he runs away from the nursing home. Her character is initially skeptical of Zak’s wrestling dream, but she soon becomes an ally and friend to him and Tyler.
The story follows Zak (Zack Gottsagen), a young man with Down syndrome who runs away from his nursing home to pursue his dream of becoming a professional wrestler. Along the way, he meets Tyler (Shia LaBeouf), a troubled fisherman on the run, and Eleanor (Dakota Johnson), Zak’s caregiver, who is searching for him. The three of them embark on a journey down the North Carolina coast, encountering a variety of challenges and obstacles.
Watch The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) on Prime Video.
9. The High Note (2020)
The High Note is a 2020 musical comedy-drama film directed by Nisha Ganatra and written by Flora Greeson. The film stars Dakota Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kelvin Harrison Jr., and Ice Cube.
The plot follows Maggie (Dakota Johnson), a personal assistant to a famous singer named Grace Davis (Tracee Ellis Ross). Maggie dreams of becoming a music producer, and when she discovers a talented musician named David (Kelvin Harrison Jr.), she sets out to help him launch his career. However, her efforts are complicated by Grace’s resistance to change and the challenges of the music industry.
Watch The High Note (2020) on Prime Video.
10. Cha Cha Real Smooth (2022)
Cha Cha Real Smooth is directed by Cooper Raiff. The plot centers on a 22-year-old college graduate (Raiff) who starts making money as a party starter while he also strikes up a relationship with a 32-year-old mother (Dakota Johnson). The film also stars Raúl Castillo, Odeya Rush, Evan Assante, Vanessa Burghardt, Brad Garrett, and Leslie Mann.
Watch Cha Cha Real Smooth (2022) on Apple TV+.