Dakota will play Anastasia Steele opposite Irish actor (and Keira Knightley's ex) Jamie Dornan in the big screen adaptation of EL James's erotic novel about the dark, sexual relationship between a literature student and a billionaire businessman.
Despite being relatively unknown, 'Fifty Shades' is not Dakota's first big screen outing having previously had smaller roles in box office hits 'The Social Network', '50 Jump Street' and 'The Five Year Engagement'.
But it's playing Anastasia Steele, in what has become one of the most hyped films in cinematic history, that is set make Dakota a household name, regardless of what the critics make of the film.
So, as we wait for the film's release on Valentine's Day 2015, here's everything you need to know about the soon-to-be-huge actress…
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