Dakota Johnson is such a popular actor at this point. She worked for a large franchise company, but also offers a range of genres. From intense horror to independent, heartfelt films, Johnson has a good résumé. Not to mention that she is good at her craft.
Nevertheless, she also has a very interesting parentage; She comes from a family of actors the extent of which many people may not know. So here are the famous people who raised them.
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Johnson’s mother is Melanie Griffith, in which Tess McGill played the lead role Working girl in the 1980s. That earned her a Golden Globe Award and an Oscar nomination. Griffith made several films and later appeared on many TV shows in the 2000s.
Johnson’s first role in a movie was in her mother’s movie, Crazy in Alabamawhich was also run by her then stepfather Antonio Banderas. While Griffith starred in the film, Johnson was a child and played one of her children along with her half-sister, Stella Banderas.
Don Johnson is Dakota Johnson’s father and has been playing since the late 1960s. He has appeared in several films and a lot of television shows. But he’s best known for his role as James “Sonny” Crockett in Miami Vice in the 1980s, which earned him a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy nomination. Most recently he was also part of the party Knife out as Richard Drysdale (who married into the family through Jamie Lee Curtis’ character Linda).
Johnson and Griffith met when they were 14, married, and divorced 6 months later, according to Yahoo. They met again in 1989 and remarried a second time for about seven years, and Dakota Johnson was born in 1989.
Hedren is Dakota Johnson’s grandmother and Griffith’s mother. She was a model first and then became a pretty popular actor after Alfred Hitchcock cast her The birds, one of his most popular horror films. Hedren continued to stare inside Marnie and like soap operas The bold and the beautiful.
One of the more eccentric things about Hedren is that she owned a lot of big cats in the 60s and 70s, which was helpful when filming Hedren Roar, one of the most dangerous films to film. It featured Hedren and ex-husband Noel Marshall, as well as Griffith, who had to undergo reconstructive surgery after being abused by one of the wildcats on the set. In a recent interview with The Graham Norton ShowJohnson revealed that Hedren still has 13 or 14 big cats, but no longer has the massive bond as before.
While Antonio Banderas is not bloody related to Johnson, he was a “bonus dad” to the actor for nearly 20 years. Banderas married Griffith in 1996 and because she is a stepfather to Johnson who she loves to look back on. And even though Banderas and Griffith divorced in 2015, Johnson still sees him as a father figure. She gave a very touching speech at the Hollywood Film Awards in November and still calls him “Daddy”.
“I come from a family with many marriages and I was very lucky,” said Johnson when she presented Banderas with the award for his work in Pain and fame. She called Banderas “one of the most influential people in my whole life”.
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