Dakota Johnson finds Baby Nebo comments 'extremely annoying'

Dakota Johnson isn't here for any Nepo baby talk. Johnson, the daughter of actors Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, told the Today show on Feb. 7 that she found the conversations "very annoying and boring."

"If you're a journalist, write something else," she told host Hoda Kotb. "It was like, lame. So I jumped at the chance to make fun of it."

She was referring to a 2022 New York Magazine cover story titled "How Nebo Babies Were Born," which explored famous and well-connected celebrity parents in forensic detail and sparked a flurry of discussion online.

This isn't the first time Johnson has joined the conversation. She recently joked about her baby Nebo condition while hosting "Saturday Night Live," Produced by "Nebo Truce" with comedians John Higgins and Martin Herlihy, "Saturday Night Live" producer Steve Higgins and former show writer Tim Hurley Xi's son.

Melanie Griffith, Dakota Johnson and Don Johnson. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

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On the " Today" show, Johnson also discussed her father's decision to withdraw any financial support when she entered showbiz after high school rather than pursue a college education.

"He said, 'If you go to college, you can still get a stipend,'" she said. "I was like, 'Well, I'm going to be an actor.'" So he said, 'Well, you're on your own.' '" Johnson recalled how she supported herself after being taken off her father's "payroll," admitting, "There were times when I couldn't afford groceries and had to ask other people. My mom came to help me."

"I did some small modeling jobs to help me pay the rent," she continued. “Then I started auditioning and got some jobs.”

Johnson's first major role came in 2010's The Social Network . In 2015, she starred in the big screen adaptation of EL James's Fifty Shades of Grey , opposite Jamie Dornan.