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Being Miss Golden Globe Did Wonders For Her Career
Every year, the major Hollywood award shows choose some beautiful teenagers and twenty-somethings to help hand out the actual statues. More often than not, these lucky participants are actually the sons and daughters of Hollywood royalty. Back in 2006, the Golden Globes picked Dakota Johnson, and she went over extremely well with not only those in attendance but more importantly, with more than a few decision-makers who were watching the festivities back at home. 

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Later that same year, she was approached by IMG Models and quickly signed a contract. That agreement led to numerous modeling jobs and really got the momentum rolling on her career. Obviously, we’ll never know for sure how much of a part being Miss Golden Globe actually played in later success, but it certainly got the ball rolling on her future a little bit more quickly. 
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She Was A Lead In The Sitcom Ben & Kate
In early 2012, FOX began work on a brand new sitcom about a young single mother, her popular, kinda stupid older brother and the daughter they kinda sorta were raising together. It starred Nat Faxon, Maggie Elizabeth Jones and Abby Elliott. Following the table read, however, the network decided to bring in Dakota Johnson to replace Elliott. The pilot was very well received, and the show went to air with very high expectations in September of 2013. 

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Ben & Kate was able to build up a pretty dedicated audience of hardcore fans very quickly, but unfortunately for all involved, there total number just wasn’t strong enough to keep the series on the air. 16 episodes were ultimately produced before the cancellation hammer was dropped, and sadly, the final three never even aired in the United States. That being said, it proved to be a perfect vehicle for even more people to notice just how talented and oddly magnetic Dakota Johnson is at her -
She’s Had A Ton Of Success In The Modeling World
For a 23-year-old girl, Dakota Johnson has a nice little acting career going. She’s been in a lot of shows, quite a few movies and she has 50 Shades Of Grey coming up. Clearly, there’s nothing to scoff at, but a strong case could be made that, had she focused on modeling, she would actually be even further ahead. In the several years she focused more on that facet of her career, she landed major label campaigns for MANGO, Wish, Uniquelo and Oliver Peoples. 

She’s Stolen Scenes In A Few Great Movies
Apart from Ben & Kate, Dakota Johnson hasn’t had many starring roles in big Hollywood projects, which is probably why so many were shocked when she was cast as Ana in Fifty Shades Of Grey. She has, however, stolen scenes in a few really great movies. In fact, whether you realized it was her or not, you probably left the theater thinking about her on several occasions. First, she played the Stanford college student who Justin Timberlake sleeps with in The Social Network, which sounds like a dumb thankless role but is actually really integral to the plot and really charming in a weird w
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With a tall, waifish look that would work well for runway and a cute, girl next door face that could sell magazines, Johnson probably could have made a fortune modeling if she would have focused on that full-time. Obviously, she had different plans, but if for whatever reason acting doesn’t work out, she has a pretty guaranteed source of income in that world for the next seven or ten years. Maybe even longer too, it just depends on how she will age. Some people are knockouts into their late 60s. Others, not so much.
She Attended The Prestigious New Roads School After a year at the Santa Catalina School in Monterey, California, Dakota Johnson transferred to New Roads in Santa Monica, California for her final three years. As private schools go in the Los Angeles area, New Roads is far from the most famous, but that will probably change over the next few decades. Opened in 1995, it was founded by the same people who run The CrossRoads School, which has graduated an insane number of Hollywood celebrities including but not limited to the Deschanel sisters, Kate Hudson, Jonah Hill, Sean Astin and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Her Longtime Boyfriend Is An Actor And Scientologist
Unless you’re a gigantic Last Man Standing fan, you’ve probably never heard of Jordan Masterson, but you probably recognize that face. He was a regular on Greek, appeared in 40-Year-Old Virgin and has had a ton of bit parts. He’s the half-brother of Danny Masterson from That 70s Show, Chris Masterson from Malcolm In The Middle and Alanna Masterson from The Walking Dead. He comes from a family of noted Scientologists and appears to be a Scientologist himself, though Johnson's relationship to the church is unclear
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