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Nell Johnson

Facts of Nell Johnson

Full NameNell Johnson
First NameNell
Last NameJohnson
Birth CountryUnited States
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
No Of Children4

Nell Johnson, a beautician by profession, is famous for her multi-talented son Don Johnson, an American actor, director, producer, singer, and songwriter.

Don's role on 'Miami Vice" was a turning point in his career 

Johnson starred in four failed television pilots before landing his career-high role of James "Sonny Crockett" on the highly successful series "Miami Vice" in 1984

Four-time Oscar directs the series nominated director, producer, and writer Michael Mann

After been featured in Miami Vice, his role propelled him to a super successful career with a Golden Globe Award along with piles of offers.

Married to her husband, Wayne Fred Johnson 

Nell got married to her husband Wayne Fred Johnson, who was a farmer by profession. Both of them were teenagers when they exchanged wedding vows. 

They lived in Flat Creek, Barry, in the state of Missouri, United States. Her husband was just 19 when they welcomed their first son.

After her divorce, she moved to Wichita, Kansas 

Their married life could not last long; they got divorced after 11 years of their marriage. Don was just 12 years old when they got divorced. 

She moved to Wichita, along with Don, after her divorce. Nell had Cancer, and in 1975, at the age of just 42, she passed away.

Don shared good relation with his father 

Don shared a good relationship with his father, Wayne. He shared his picture with his father in his twitter and Instagram with the caption 

"love you, dad." 

He used to spend quality time with his father and post their pictures together via Instagram.  

Wayne, who contributed to the birth of one of the most iconic stars, is no more in this world. 

Don still misses his dad and remembers him every single day. He recently posted a picture of him owing gratitude and love.

Nell Johnson's son, Don Johnson, with his father, Wayne Fred Johnson.
Nell Johnson's son, Don Johnson, with his father, Wayne Fred Johnson. Source: Twitter

Nell and Wayne, parents of four children 

The couple was blessed with four children. She gave birth to a star at the age of 17. Later, they welcomed three more children, Linda, Greg, and Casey

Linda is Don's younger sister, who is also a singer popularly known as Jamie Skylar

His two brothers are Greg and Casey, but unfortunately, Casey is also no more. He passed away in 2008 at the age of 51.

Don says that he had a horrible childhood 

Television legend, born on December 15, 1949, said that he had a horrible childhood when asked about his childhood. 

He had parents who divorced when he was 12. 

For him, his parent's divorce was so devastating that it made him not trust relationships and emotional involvement at that time, and took years for him to prepare himself for any emotional commitment. 

Leaving home at the age of 16, without any plan and having to fend for oneself was tough for him.

Her granddaughter in her son's footsteps 

Her granddaughter, born to his son Don and his ex-wife Melanie Griffith, Dakota Johnson, has followed her father's footsteps. 

She is now a popular American actress mostly known for her role in 50 Shades of Grey Saga for which she received a People's Choice Award.

Nell Johnson's granddaughter, Dakota Johnson, with her parents, Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith.
Nell Johnson's granddaughter, Dakota Johnson, with her parents, Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith. Source:

Net worth 

Nell is no more between us. However, her son Don has successfully accumulated massive amounts with his hit series and his hit albums. 

The net worth of Don and his daughter Dakota is given below:

 YearNet Worth 
Don Johnson 2020$50 million 
Dakota Johnson 2020$14 million 


  1. The age of her son is 70.

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Updated On Sat Feb 20 2021 Published On Wed Sep 23 2020 By shaumya

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