5 Things to Know About Dakota Johnson, Fifty Shades of Grey's Anastasia Steele

Curious to know more about the lead actress in the upcoming 50 Shades? Read on for all the deets on the Ben & Kate star

By Brandi Fowler Sep 02, 2013 6:26 PMTags
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Author E L James broke the news this morning that Dakota Johnson had been cast as Anastasia Steele in the upcoming film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey.

Check out the five things to know about the former Ben and Kate star!

1. Her parents are celebs: Born in Austin, Texas, the 23-year-old actress is the daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith.

2. She made her big screen debut at 10 years old: Dakota made her film debut in 1999 in Crazy in Alabama, in which she and her half-sister Stella Banderas, played Griffith's daughters.