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Dakota Fanning is an American actress who started her career at the age of five

InformationDetail
BirthdayFebruary 23, 1994
NationalityAmerican
FamousTwilight Cast, New York University, Film & Theater Personalities, Actresses, ENFJ
City/StateGeorgia
SiblingsElle Fanning
Known asHannah Dakota Fanning
Universities
  • New York University
  • Campbell Hall School
  • New York University
Notable Alumnis
  • New York University
Birth PlaceConyers
ReligionSouthern Baptist Convention
Height163cm
GenderFemale
FatherSteven Fanning
MotherHeather Joy Arrington
Net Worth$16 million as of Jan 25,2017
Sun SignPisces
Born inConyers
Famous asActress

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Who is Dakota Fanning?

Hannah Dakota Fanning is an American actress who started her career in movies from the young age of five. Though initially she appeared in television commercials and live plays, she later focused on acting in commercial movies. Other than acting, Dakota Fanning also has taken up modeling assignments. Beginning her career as a child artist she rose to fame in 2001 and has had the opportunity to work with several high profile actors. From 2007, Dakota Fanning has shifted to choosing more mature roles in cinema. Dakota Fanning is multi-talented; she is a trained ballet dancer and also know how to play violin and piano. Her other hobbies include horse riding and knitting. Dakota Fanning is not active on social media as she feels it is important to live in the moment rather than indulging in social media and measuring experiences based on the quality of pictures taken. She has German, English, Irish and French lineage.

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Childhood & Early Life

Dakota Fanning was born on 23 February 1994 in Conyers city of Georgia, USA. She is the eldest daughter of tennis professional Heather Joy and minor league basket ball player Steven J Fanning. Her father later worked as an electronic salesperson in California. She has a younger sister Elle Fanning who is also an actress by profession.

In 2011, she graduated from the Campbell Hall School in California. The same year she enrolled into New York University.

Career

Dakota Fanning had begun acting classes from a very young age and when she was five she received her first television commercial offer. Following this she signed numerous advertisements.

In 2000, she played guest roles in television programs ‘ER’, ‘CSI’, ‘Spin City’, ‘The Ellen Show’, ‘Ally McBeal’ and ‘The Practice’. The following year she was cast in ‘I Am Sam’, the movie that brought her into the limelight.

In 2002, Dakota Fanning gained more popularity and was cast by well-known director Steven Spielberg for his TV series ‘Taken’. She acted in three movies: ‘Hansel and Gretel’, ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ and ‘Trapped’ in the same year.

In 2003, she played major roles in two movies ‘Uptown Girls’ and ‘The Cat in the Hat’. She also lent her voice to four animation projects for Disney, Fox and cartoon Network.

Dakota Fanning appeared in the highly acclaimed movie ‘Man on Fire’ in 2004 alongside Denzel Washington. She continued her work with high profile actors in 2005 when she played the role of Tom Cruise’s daughter in ‘War of the Worlds’. She also acted in ‘Hide and Seek’ with Robert De Niro and with Kurt Russell in ‘Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story.’ The same year she did the voice over for Disney’s ‘Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch’.

In 2006, she starred in a child friendly movie, the film adaptation of the book ‘Charlotte’s Web’ by E. B. White.

Beginning 2007 she focused on more mature roles in movies. In 2007, she starred in the movie ‘Hounddog’, which had created controversy because of its content. The following year she acted in a drama movie ‘The Secret Life of Bees’.

In 2009 Dakota Fanning tried switching her genre to action by starring in the movie ‘Push’ but the film failed to succeed in the box office. However, she got the opportunity to lend voice to the title character in the fantasy film ‘Coraline’. Dakota Fanning made an appearance in the second part of the Twilight series – ‘New Moon’ in the same year.

In 2010, she along with friend Kristen Stewart acted in ‘The Runaways’, a movie based on the autobiography of singer Cherie Currie. She also acted in ‘The Twilight Saga: Eclipse’ in the same year.

During the onset of 2011, she acted in the next part of the Twilight series – ‘Breaking Dawn’. Other movies that she acted in the year were ‘Now Is Good’, ‘The Motel Life’ and ‘Effie’. She also lent her voice to the documentary film ‘Rise’ made by U.S Figure Skating Association.

In 2012, Dakota Fanning played the role of an eco- terrorist in ‘Night Moves’. The following year she acted in a biopic ‘The Last of Robin Hood’. She also was signed to essay the role of Viena in ‘Viena and the Fantomes’ which is expected to release in 2015.

In 2014, she recorded her voice for the movie’ Yellowbird’.

Major Works

Dakota Fanning gained popularity as a child artist with the movie ‘I Am Sam’ in 2001. For her stellar performance in the movie, she became the youngest person to be nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award and also won the Best Young Performer Award from Broadcast Film Critics Association for her performance.

Awards & Achievements

In 2001, she won the ‘Best Young Performer’ award for her performance in ‘I Am Sam’.

In 2003, she won the ‘Young Artist Award’ in the ‘Best Performance in a TV Movie, Mini-Series or Special – Leading Young Actress’ category for the miniseries ‘Taken’. She also won the Saturn Awards for ‘Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series’ for the same role.

She won the ‘Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actress’ category award for four consecutive years for performances in the films : ‘The Cat in the Hat’ (2004), ‘Man on Fire’ (2005), ‘Dreamer’( 2006) and ‘Charlotte’s Web’ (2007).

In 2009, her acting in ‘The Secret Life of Bees’ earned her awards from Broadcast Film Critics Association in the ‘Best Young Performer’ category and Young Artist Awards in the ‘Best Performance in a Feature Film (Comedy or Drama) – Leading Young Actress’ category.

Personal Life & Legacy

Dakota Fanning is in a relationship with British model Jamie Strachan since 2013.

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Dakota Fanning awards

YearNameAward

MTV Movie & TV Awards

2005Best Frightened PerformanceHide and Seek (2005)

Dakota Fanning biography timelines

  • // 23rd Feb 1994
    Dakota Fanning was born on 23 February 1994 in Conyers city of Georgia, USA. She is the eldest daughter of tennis professional Heather Joy and minor league basket ball player Steven J Fanning. Her father later worked as an electronic salesperson in California. She has a younger sister Elle Fanning who is also an actress by profession.
  • // 2000
    In 2000, she played guest roles in television programs ‘ER’, ‘CSI’, ‘Spin City’, ‘The Ellen Show’, ‘Ally McBeal’ and ‘The Practice’. The following year she was cast in ‘I Am Sam’, the movie that brought her into the limelight.
  • // 2001
    Dakota Fanning gained popularity as a child artist with the movie ‘I Am Sam’ in 2001. For her stellar performance in the movie, she became the youngest person to be nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award and also won the Best Young Performer Award from Broadcast Film Critics Association for her performance.
  • // 2001
    In 2001, she won the ‘Best Young Performer’ award for her performance in ‘I Am Sam’.
  • // 2002
    In 2002, Dakota Fanning gained more popularity and was cast by well-known director Steven Spielberg for his TV series ‘Taken’. She acted in three movies: ‘Hansel and Gretel’, ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ and ‘Trapped’ in the same year.
  • // 2003
    In 2003, she played major roles in two movies ‘Uptown Girls’ and ‘The Cat in the Hat’. She also lent her voice to four animation projects for Disney, Fox and cartoon Network.
  • // 2003
    In 2003, she won the ‘Young Artist Award’ in the ‘Best Performance in a TV Movie, Mini-Series or Special – Leading Young Actress’ category for the miniseries ‘Taken’. She also won the Saturn Awards for ‘Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series’ for the same role.
  • // 2004 To 2005
    Dakota Fanning appeared in the highly acclaimed movie ‘Man on Fire’ in 2004 alongside Denzel Washington. She continued her work with high profile actors in 2005 when she played the role of Tom Cruise’s daughter in ‘War of the Worlds’. She also acted in ‘Hide and Seek’ with Robert De Niro and with Kurt Russell in ‘Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story.’ The same year she did the voice over for Disney’s ‘Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch’.
  • // 2006
    In 2006, she starred in a child friendly movie, the film adaptation of the book ‘Charlotte’s Web’ by E. B. White.
  • // 2007
    Beginning 2007 she focused on more mature roles in movies. In 2007, she starred in the movie ‘Hounddog’, which had created controversy because of its content. The following year she acted in a drama movie ‘The Secret Life of Bees’.
  • // 2009
    In 2009 Dakota Fanning tried switching her genre to action by starring in the movie ‘Push’ but the film failed to succeed in the box office. However, she got the opportunity to lend voice to the title character in the fantasy film ‘Coraline’. Dakota Fanning made an appearance in the second part of the Twilight series – ‘New Moon’ in the same year.
  • // 2009
    In 2009, her acting in ‘The Secret Life of Bees’ earned her awards from Broadcast Film Critics Association in the ‘Best Young Performer’ category and Young Artist Awards in the ‘Best Performance in a Feature Film (Comedy or Drama) – Leading Young Actress’ category.
  • // 2010
    In 2010, she along with friend Kristen Stewart acted in ‘The Runaways’, a movie based on the autobiography of singer Cherie Currie. She also acted in ‘The Twilight Saga: Eclipse’ in the same year.
  • // 2011
    In 2011, she graduated from the Campbell Hall School in California. The same year she enrolled into New York University.
  • // 2011
    During the onset of 2011, she acted in the next part of the Twilight series – ‘Breaking Dawn’. Other movies that she acted in the year were ‘Now Is Good’, ‘The Motel Life’ and ‘Effie’. She also lent her voice to the documentary film ‘Rise’ made by U.S Figure Skating Association.
  • // 2012 To 2015
    In 2012, Dakota Fanning played the role of an eco- terrorist in ‘Night Moves’. The following year she acted in a biopic ‘The Last of Robin Hood’. She also was signed to essay the role of Viena in ‘Viena and the Fantomes’ which is expected to release in 2015.
  • // 2013
    Dakota Fanning is in a relationship with British model Jamie Strachan since 2013.
  • // 2014
    In 2014, she recorded her voice for the movie’ Yellowbird’.

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Dakota Fanning's FAQ

  • What is Dakota Fanning birthday?

    Dakota Fanning was born at 1994-02-23

  • Where is Dakota Fanning's birth place?

    Dakota Fanning was born in Conyers

  • What is Dakota Fanning nationalities?

    Dakota Fanning's nationalities is American

  • Who is Dakota Fanning siblings?

    Dakota Fanning's siblings is Elle Fanning

  • What was Dakota Fanning universities?

    Dakota Fanning studied at New York University, Campbell Hall School, New York University

  • What was Dakota Fanning notable alumnis?

    Dakota Fanning's notable alumnis is New York University

  • What is Dakota Fanning's religion?

    Dakota Fanning's religion is Southern Baptist Convention

  • How tall is Dakota Fanning?

    Dakota Fanning's height is 163

  • Who is Dakota Fanning's father?

    Dakota Fanning's father is Steven Fanning

  • Who is Dakota Fanning's mother?

    Dakota Fanning's mother is Heather Joy Arrington

  • What is Dakota Fanning's sun sign?

    Dakota Fanning is Pisces

  • How famous is Dakota Fanning?

    Dakota Fanning is famouse as Actress