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Who Are Dakota Johnson’s Parents? – The Lowdown on Don John and Melanie Griffith

All Your Questions answered about the parents of the Fifty Shades of Grey Star Dakota Johnson: Their Own Acting Careers. Divorces, and More!

Who are Dakota Johnson’s parents?

Donnie Wayne Johnson and Melanie Richards Griffith are the parents of actress Dakota Johnson. Dakota had her breakout role as Anastasia Steele in the film Fifty Shades of Grey.

Don was born to a poor family. His mother Nell was a beautician and his father Wayne Fred was a farmer. This motivated him to work harder for his goals which led him to an acting career in 1969 at the age of 20.


Melanie, on the other hand, was the daughter of Tippi Hedgren and Peter Griffith, both of whom were well-known in the acting industry. Tippi was an actress, while Peter was a former child actor turned advertising executive.

What nationality are Dakota Johnson’s parents?

Both Don and Melanie are Americans. Don was born in Flat Creek, Missouri while Melanie was born in New York City.

How old are Don and Melanie?

Don’s birthday is December 15, 1949, and he is turning 71 years old this December 2020. Melanie, on the other hand, was born on August 9, 1957, and will turn 63 in August 2020. Don is a Sagittarius and Melanie is a Leo.

What do Don and Melanie do for a Living?

Dakota Johnson got her acting genes from her parents as both of them are actors. Aside from being an actor, Don is also a producer, a director,  a singer, and a songwriter. Melanie also produces films aside from acting.

What is the net worth of Dakota Johnson’s parents?

Both Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith have an estimated net worth of around $45 million.

Are Dakota Johnson’s parents married or divorced?

Dakota Johnson’s parents are divorced. Interestingly, they actually got married twice. They first met when Melanie was only 14 and started living together when she turned 15. They got married in January 1976 when Melanie was 18, but they got a divorce in November of the same year.


They rekindled their romance and got married again in 1989, the same year when Dakota Johnson was born. The couple remained married until 1996.

Dakota Johnson with her younger sister, Stella Banderas and mother, Melanie Richards Griffith


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With my beauties🧚‍♂️💚🧚‍♂️ circa 2001

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Donnie Wayne Johnson with his current wife, Kelly Johnson


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Bye bye 2016! HELLOOOO 2k17!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR! #beautifulwife @kelley.johnson

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Donnie Wayne Johnson and with his movie star daughter, Dakota Johnson

Look it ! I have a Movie Star princess for a daughter ! #howtobesingle #burstingwithpride

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