Birth Name: Dakota Mayi Johnson
Place of Birth: Austin, Travis, Texas, U.S.
Date of Birth: October 4, 1989
Ethnicity: English, Welsh, Swedish, German, Norwegian, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Irish, Scottish, remote Dutch and French Huguenot
Dakota Johnson is an American actress and model. Her roles include the films The Social Network, Need for Speed, Fifty Shades of Grey and its sequels, Black Mass, A Bigger Splash, How to Be Single, Suspiria, Bad Times at the El Royale, Wounds, The Peanut Butter Falcon, The High Note, The Lost Daughter, Cha Cha Real Smooth, and Persuasion.
She is the daughter of actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, the granddaughter of actors Peter Griffith and Tippi Hedren, and the half-sister of actors Jesse Johnson, through her father, and Stella Banderas, through her mother. Her half-aunt is actress Tracy Griffith.
Her maternal grandmother’s roots are one half Swedish, one quarter German, and one quarter Norwegian. Her other ancestry is English, with some Welsh, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Irish, Scottish, other German, and remote Dutch and French Huguenot.
Dakota’s paternal grandfather was Wayne Fred/Freddie Johnson (the son of Frederick Franklin Johnson and Lena Breckenridge). Dakota’s great-grandfather Frederick was the son of Jesse Bynum Johnson and Bessie Olive Griffin. Lena was the daughter of James C. Breckenridge and Lona/Lorna Belle Perkins.
Dakota’s paternal grandmother was Eva Lea/Lee “Nell” Wilson (the daughter of Marshall Venus Wilson and Florence Leatha Greenway). Eva was born in Missouri. Marshall was the son of Alexander Wilson and Nellie Florence Eutsler. Dakota’s great-grandmother Florence was the daughter of John M. Greenway and Millie Gold.
Dakota’s maternal grandfather was Peter Atwill Griffith (the son of Benjamin Elmer Griffith and Hilda Atwill). Peter was born in Baltimore, Maryland. Benjamin was the son of William Thomas Griffith and Rosa Bond. Hilda was the daughter of Robert Clarence Atwill and Lucy Jane McClure.
Dakota’s maternal grandmother is actress Tippi Hedren (born Nathalie Kay Hedren, the daughter of Carl Bernard “Ben” Hedren and Dorothea Henriette/Henrietta Eckhardt). Tippi was born in New Ulm, Brown, Minnesota. Bernard was born in Bernadotte, Nicollet, Minnesota, the son of Swedish parents, Mattias/Mathias J. Hedren, from Vinsater, Jarbo, Dalsland, and Maria/Marie Wilhelmina/Vilhelmina/Wilhelmine Flygare, from Finnatorp, Norra Ving, Vastergotland. Dorothea was born in Boyd, Lac qui Parle, Minnesota, the daughter of Charles “Charley” Eckhardt, who was born in New York, of German descent, and of Julia Strand, who was born in Minnesota, of Norwegian ancestry.
Sources: Genealogies of Dakota Johnson – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Dakota’s mother – http://www.wargs.com
Dakota’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Charles “Charley” Eckhardt, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
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