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MEET DAKOTA JOHNSON, the 25-year-old Hollywood royalty at the center of the ‘Fifty Shades’ phenomenon

Ian Gavan/Getty Images”Fifty Shades of Grey” broke box-office records this weekend after raking in over $266 million worldwide.
The film centers around the handsome yet tormented billionaire Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and young literature student Anastasia Steele, played by Dakota Johnson.
While “Fifty Shades” is Johnson’s breakout role, the 25-year-old is no stranger to Hollywood.
Dakota’s father is “Miami Vice” actor Don Johnson.

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Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesDon Johnson and daughter Dakota at the premiere of ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’ in Los Angeles in 2001.Her mother is actress Melanie Griffith.

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Evan Agostini/Getty ImagesActress Melanie Griffith and daughter Dakota attend an HBO premiere in 2003.And her maternal grandmother is “The Birds” actress Tippi Hedren.
Vince Bucci/Getty ImagesDakota with her mother at her grandmother Tippi Hedren’s Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony in 2003.After Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith split in 1996, Griffith went on to marry Antonio Banderas later that year. 
Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesDakota Johnson, far right, with her mom and stepfather at the “Shrek 2″ premiere in 2004.Dakota has a half-sister, Stella, from her

mother’s marriage to Antonio Banderas, which ended last year
Stephen Shugerman/Getty ImagesDakota Johnson (far left) with her mom, half-sister, and stepfather in 2005.In total, she has six half-siblings, four on her father’s side and two on her mother’s side.
 

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Dakota remains close to both of her parents.
Frazer Harrison/Getty ImagesDakota flanked in between her parents Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson in 2006.Dakota grew up in Aspen, Colorado, before attending high school in Santa Monica, California. 
After graduating from high school, she signed with the William Morris Agency and started her acting career.

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But she has been accompanying her mom to movie premieres and Hollywood events throughout her life.
The two attended Teen Vogue’s young Hollywood party in 2003.
Megan Gaynes/Getty ImagesThe Carousel of Hope Ball in 2008.
Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesAnd the “Biutiful” premiere in 2010.
Michael Buckner/Getty ImagesIn 2010, Johnson landed her first role in “The Social Network.”
“The Social Network”
From 2011 to 2012, Johnson had a few bit roles in films like “Beastly,” “The Five-Year Engagement,” and “21 Jump Street.”
“21 Jump Street”
In 2012, Johnson got the lead role as “Kate” in the Fox TV series “Ben and Kate.”
Fox/”Ben and Kate”The show lasted one season but led to a string of small movie roles in 2014 before Johnson eventually landed the coveted role of Anastasia Steele in “Fifty Shades of Grey.”
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The casting immediately made Johnson a star in her own right.
She attended the Met Ball in May.
Larry Busacca/Getty ImagesAnd later that month made an appearance at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic with Olivia Munn and Aaron Paul.
Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Veuve ClicquotIn January, she presented at the Golden Globes.
Jason Merritt/Getty ImagesIn February, she made the cover of Vogue magazine.
Vogue magazineAnd this weekend appeared at the “Saturday Night Live” 40th anniversary special.
Larry Busacca/Getty ImagesAhead of the “Fifty Shades” February 13 release, Johnson and her costar Jamie Dornan hit the press circuit hard, attending a screening in New York earlier this month.
Mike Coppola/Getty ImagesAppearing on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”
Theo Wargo/NBC/Getty Images for ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’Flying to Berlin for the film’s Germany premiere.
Pascal Le Segretain/Getty ImagesAnd London for the UK premiere of “Fifty Shades Of Grey,” alongside director Sam Taylor-Johnson and author E.L. James.
Ian Gavan/Getty ImagesAfter the film’s succeess opening weekend, “Fifty Shades” is already rumored to have two sequels lined up.

SEE ALSO: 
Everything you should know about ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ if you don’t want to read the book


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