You may or may not know that she comes from a family of famous actors too: Her mother and father are, respectively, Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson.
But Melanie and Don weren't so supportive of Dakota becoming an actor at first.
In a recent interview with W Magazine, Dakota revealed that her parents "discouraged" her acting ambitions almost immediately — not that it had any effect.
"See how well that turned out?" she said, while explaining that she "understood" why Don and Melanie didn't want her to follow in their footsteps. "They wanted me to have as much of a childhood as I could."
Dakota continued on to say that she knew she wanted to act when she was "0 years old," and that being around her parents on set is actually what encouraged her to pursue it as a career to begin with.
"I couldn't wait because I grew up on set," she explained. "My parents were always working with amazing artists, and I just loved it."
"I wanted to be a part of it so badly." And now she is!