8 Things To Know About Dakota Johnson

09/05/2013 04:00 pm ET | Updated Sep 05, 2013
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Dakota Johnson was thrust into the spotlight this week when the 23-year-old actress was cast as Anastasia Steele in the film adaption of E L James' erotic best-seller "50 Shades Of Grey," after a months-long search.

In case you're not familiar with Johnson, we've created a handy cheat sheet.

1. As the daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, she's Hollywood royalty.
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2. Her first film role was as Griffith's daughter in the 1999 film "Crazy in Alabama."

3. Her grandmother is Hitchcock muse Tippi Hedren.
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4. She was signed to IMG when she was 18 and has modeled for Uniqlo, Oliver Peoples and Mango.

5. She had a small part in "The Social Network" and shared this memorable scene with Justin Timberlake.

6. She starred as a young single mom on the short-lived Fox sitcom "Ben and Kate."
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7. She served as Miss Golden Globe in 2006.
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8. Of growing up in a famous family, she told "Access Hollywood" in 2012, "I got to experience a lot of things that a lot of people never get to do. There were times that were really difficult, but I think it just made me a stronger person."

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