Dakota Johnson leaps from out of her parents’ spotlight
Published: Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 18:01
With famous parents like Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith (and a stepfather like Antonio Banderas), you’d think that Dakota Johnson would have made her mark on Hollywood a long time ago. After small roles in The Five-Year Engagement and 21 Jump Street, Dakota Johnson is only now making that mark with a starring role in Ben and Kate, an upcoming sibling comedy on Fox. Johnson will play Kate, a young single mom who finds herself raising both her daughter and her recently moved-in older brother, Ben. Johnson began her career as a model with IMG Models before her film role as Justin Timberlake’s one night stand in The Social Network. Followed by a string of minor roles, Johnson has finally landed top billing in one of the most highly anticipated shows for the fall lineup. Perhaps this role is exactly what Johnson needs, something that proves that she has earned her status as a rising star rather than a reputation for mooching off of her family tree. We are sure to see a rise in Johnson’s celebrity following the premiere of her show—if only her mother’s relationship with Banderas was shining as brightly as this upcoming star.