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How Dakota Johnson Achieved a Net Worth of $14 Million

Dakota Johnson

Dakota Johnson is an actress who began her career in the late 90s, but who is most famous for playing the role of Anastasia Steele in the ‘Fifty Shades’ series of films. She has had roles in both movies and television, and her career success means that Dakota Johnson’s net worth is now $14 million. Here is how Dakota Johnson accrued her wealth.

Dakota Johnson’s Early Life

Johnson was born in Austin, Texas, on October 4, 1989. She is from a talented acting family as her parents are actor Don Johnson and actress Melanie Griffiths, while her maternal grandparents are Tippi Hedren and Peter Griffith. Johnson’s half-brother, Jesse Johnson, is also in the entertainment industry, as is her aunt, Tracy Griffith. Despite coming from an acting family, Dakota Johnson’s parents discouraged her from pursuing a career in acting when she was younger, although she did appear in a film at the age of 10. Johnson began acting classes after she graduated from high school.

Her Career Up to 2014

Dakota Johnson’s first film role was in the 1999 film ‘Crazy in Alabama.’ She appeared alongside her sister, Stella Banderas when they both played the daughters of the real-life mother Melanie Griffith’s character. Prior to beginning her acting career, Johnson was a model. She signed with IMG models in 2006, which was the same year she was chosen as Miss Golden Globe. Although acting is now her primary career, Johnson has occasionally modeled over the last ten years, including modeling for a MANGO campaign in 2009 and for Wish in 2011. In 2008, Johnson started her acting career when she signed with the William Morris Agency. She had a minor role in the 2010 film ‘The Social Network,’ followed by another minor role in ‘Beastly a Year Later.’

Her acting career then began to pick up, as she landed roles in several films and her first television role in 2012. Johnson’s films this year included ‘For Ellen,’ ‘Goats,’ ’21 Jump Street,’ ‘The Five-Year Engagement,’ and ‘Transit.’ On television, Dakota Johnson played the main role of Kate Fox in the series ‘Ben and Kate’ from 2012 to 2013. She also appeared in one episode of ‘The Office’ in 2013. She did not appear on television again until 2015 when she co-hosted an episode of ‘Saturday Night Live’ with Alabama Shakes. 2014 was also a busy year for Johnson, as she had Roles in three films. She played Em in ‘Date and Switch,’ Anita Coleman in ‘Need for Speed,’ and a leading lady in the short film ‘Closed Set.’

Dakota Johnson’s Career from 2015 Onwards

John’s career took off in 2015, as she played multiple roles during this year. Some of her films included ‘Cymbeline,’ ‘Chloe and Theo,’ ‘Black Mass,’ and ‘A Bigger Splash.’ However, it was landing the role of Anastasia Steele in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ that was Dakota Johnson’s big break. She reprised this role for the film’s sequels; the 2017 film ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ and the 2018 film ‘Fifty Shades Freed.’

During the period that she played Anastasia Steele in the ‘Fifty Shades’ trilogy, which is based on the books by E.L. James, Johnson continued to take on other roles. In 2016, she played Alice Kepley in the romantic comedy film ‘How to Be Single.’ She also appeared in two films in 2018; the supernatural horror film ‘Suspiria’ and the neo-noir thriller ‘Bad Times at the El Royale.’ Most recently, Johnson starred in three films in 2019 and another two in 2020. The first of her 2019 films was the psychological horror film ‘Wounds,’ the second was the comedy-drama film ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon,’ and the third was the comedy-drama film ‘Our Friend.’ In 2020, she starred in ‘The Nowhere inn’ and ‘The High Note.’ Johnson also co-directed the music video for Coldplay’s 2020 single ‘Cry Cry Cry.’

Her upcoming films with undisclosed release dates include ‘The Lost Daughter’ and ‘Am I OK?’ She has also signed to star in the mockumentary series ‘Rodeo Queens,’ for which she will also be a producer. Furthermore, she has some future projects lined up with TeaTime Pictures, for which she will be an executive producer. In some of the planned films, she will also play a leading role. Dakota Johnson has received praise from many people in the entertainment industry for her approach to working hard and for her choice of projects. She has also won awards for her performances. Johnson won the Independent Spirits Awards’ Robert Altman Award for her performance in ‘Suspiria.’ She also won a People’s Choice Award for the Fifty Shades series, along with multiple award nominations for her portrayal of Anastasia Steele.

Dakota Johnson’s Net Worth

According to Wealthy Gorilla, Dakota Johnson’s net worth is $14 million. She has made her wealth through her work as a film and television actress. Her career spans four decades, as she began as a child actress. However, her career has really taken off since 2015, and her earning potential has continued to increase. Therefore, it is likely that her net worth will continue to increase in the future.

Her Personal Life

In her personal life, Dakota Johnson has dated several high-profile men. She was in a long-term relationship with musician Noah Gersh and then with actor Jordan Masterson. Johnson was then in an on-again, off-again relationship with rock singer Matthew Hitt for a couple of years. Now, Dakota Johnson is in a long-term relationship with Coldplay lead vocalist Chris Martin, who was previously married to actress Gwyneth Paltrow. According to, Johnson and Martin bought a luxurious Malibu home together in 2019. The couple paid $12.5 million for the Point Dume pad, which measures 5,338 square feet and boasts five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms.

Allen Lee

Written by Allen Lee

Allen Lee is a Toronto-based freelance writer who studied business in school but has since turned to other pursuits. He spends more time than is perhaps wise with his eyes fixed on a screen either reading history books, keeping up with international news, or playing the latest releases on the Steam platform, which serve as the subject matter for much of his writing output. Currently, Lee is practicing the smidgen of Chinese that he picked up while visiting the Chinese mainland in hopes of someday being able to read certain historical texts in their original language.

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