The Social Network actress has fought off stiff competition from Hollywood's finest to land the role of Christian Grey's girfriend, Anastasia Steele. But who is she? Read 10 things you need to know about the star who's set to make some SERIOUS headlines.
1. Dakota’s famous parents will hopefully be a little more understanding about her graphic sex scenes and nudity required to play the role of Anastasia Steele, after all, they’re in the industry too. Dakota’s the daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith. See the resemblance now?
2. Dakota is 23, and was born in Austin, Texas.
3. She’s been in bed with Justin Timberlake. Kind of. The actress starred alongside Justin Timberlake in The Social Network…
4. …which may have helped her to land the role of timid Ana. The Social Network‘s producers Mike Deluca and Dana Brunetti are also producing the Fifty Shades Of Grey movie.
5. The young actress made her movie debut at the tender age of 12, when she starred alongside her half-sister Stella Banderas in Crazy In Alabama.
6. She’s a model. The gorgeous star signed to IMG models in 2006 and has since starred in a Mango Jeans campaign.
7. Earlier this year, she made a cameo in the series finale of The Office as a new starter.
8. You’ll also recognise her from her from 21 Jump Street, where she starred alongside Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill.
9. She’s best friends with Riley Keough, Elvis Presley’s daughter and the actress who was linked to Robert Pattinson earlier this year.
10. Dakota was hired to take on the role of Anastasia because of how she performed alongside Charlie Hunnam in the joint audition. Michael DeLuca said: ‘Auditions were stunning, incredible chemistry!’ We can’t wait.