Dakota Johnson has earned herself the role of Anastasia Steele in the upcoming 50 Shades of Grey movie set to be released in February 2015.
The actress plays alongside Jamie Dornan, an actor and former Calvin Klein model, as Christian grey, relieving those magic book scenes that turned the world all grey!
The World of Acting
But Johnson isn’t new to the acting world, either, and the actress has a number of other roles under her belt. If this were not enough, she happens to be the daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, two actors who need no introduction.
Johnson was born October 4, 1989. Although she has no full brothers or sisters, she does have 6 half-siblings. Growing up she enjoyed modeling, and after graduating high school she signed a contract with a top modeling agency and began starring in magazine roles. It was a couple of years later that Johnson attended acting school and decided that she wanted to be an actress after this.
Johnsons acting debut came in 1999 when she made the movie ‘Crazy in Alabama.’ Although this movie was not a hit like had been hoped for, Johnson worked alongside her mom and step-sister, Stella Banderas as her stepdad, Antonio Banderas, directed the film. This role certainly gave the young actress plenty of experience and help with some of the very best teachers that she could think of having.
A Break and a Return
It would be several years before Johnson would attempt to make another movie after the 1999 flop. She returned to school and started modeling after this movie but later attended acting school and decided that this was the career path that she wanted to take. Apparently the apple doesn’t fall from the tree, as we know that both her mom and dad are fantastic actors.
In 2006 she would return to the acting screen, although it would be interrupted with a stint in a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in 2007. It was in 2006 that Johnson would earn Miss Golden Globe honors, something her mom had done back in 1974.
In 2010 Johnson played in the movie The Social Network. This movie was a box office hit and starred Johnson and David Fincher and Justin Timberlake. It also earned 8 Oscar nominations. In the same year Johnson also appeared on the last episode of ‘The Office’ as a newly hired office worker.
2011 & Beyond
In 2011 she played in the movie Beastly with Mary-Kate Olsen; Theo in 2013 and For Ellen in 2012. She also had the chance to play in the 21 Jump Street film that was based off of the 1987 hit TV series that ultimately left to Johnny Depp’s stardom.
In 2012 she played Kate in the Fox series ‘Ben & Kate,’ although this show was cancelled after one season. This role is probably her most talked about role and the one that fans will most remember her playing. She showcased her amazing acting abilities well in this show.
A 2014 movie role in Date and Switch is also on the resume of Dakota Johnson. Following this she made three films, Need for Speed; Cymeline and of course now Anastasia Steele in the 50 Shades of Grey movie. She was chosen for this role on September 3, 2013. In a short lifetime the actress has been able to secure many great roles that are very intriguing to say the least. Perhaps this new movie is the movie that she needed to give her that big break.
The Fifty Shades movie is being filmed in Canada as we speak, and although she has received some flack in the role, overall it seems that Johnson is a good fit and that the movie is going to leave us as intrigued as we were from the book. People will always have something to say. Some people say that she looks to old , others say the chemistry isn’t there and some people just do not like her being chosen for the role. Only time will tell us the truth of the matter, however but we do know that some people just cannot be made happy.
Young, but a Lengthy Acting Skill List
Although still young, Johnson has had a pretty good resume underneath her belt. But the big question is this young actress ready to take on the role of Anastasia in such a grown-up movie? Does she have the right chemistry with Christian Grey’s star Jamie Dornan? It will be yet another year before the movie will be completed for the world to see, but so far we like what we see and think this beautiful actress is definitely going to live up to the high expectations in place for the role of Anastasia.