Dakota Fanning

Dakota Fanning

Movie Actress

Hannah Dakota Fanning is an American actress. She rose to prominence at the age of seven for her performance as Lucy Dawson in the drama film I Am Sam, for which she received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination at the age of eight, making her the youngest nominee in SAG history.

Full Name
Hannah Dakota Fanning
Feb 23, 1994
In a relationship
5′ 4″
Net Worth


Dakota Fanning was born on February 23, 1994, in Conyers, Georgia. Her zodiac sign is Pisces and her ethnicity is Caucasian. She is the daughter of Steven J. Fanning, a former professional baseball player, and Heather Joy Fanning, an actress and tennis coach. She has two older siblings: Dakota's elder sister Elle Fanning is also an actress.

Fanning began acting at a very young age; appearing in national television commercials and making her film debut when she was five years old. Fanning earned international attention for her portrayal of Lucy Diamond Dawson in I Am Sam at the age of seven, which made her the youngest person ever to be nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award. Other notable roles include roles in Man on Fire (2004), War of the Worlds (2005), Charlotte's Web (2006), The Secret Life of Bees (2008) and The Twilight Saga films (2008-2012). 

In 2012 she graduated from Campbell Hall School in North Hollywood, California and enrolled at New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study in 2013. She has since appeared in several independent films such as Very Good Girls (2013) and Night Moves (2013). In 2015 she starred alongside Reese Witherspoon in The Good Lie and starred opposite Robert De Niro in Joy (2015). Her upcoming projects include Brimstone (2017), Please Stand By (2017) and Ocean's 8 (2018).

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1994</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Dakota Fanning is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On February 23, 1994, Dakota Fanning was born in Conyers, Georgia. She is the youngest of three children.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1999</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">First Acting Role</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Fanning lands her first role as a guest star on ER.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2001</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Breakthrough Performance in ‘I am Sam’</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Fanning received wide critical acclaim for her performance in “I am Sam”, wowing audiences at the young age of 7.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2003</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Starring Role in ‘Uptown Girls’</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Fanning stars in her first leading role opposite Brittany Murphy in “Uptown Girls”.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2008</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Leading Role in ‘The Secret Life of Bees’</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Fanning plays a pivotal role in the adaptation of Sue Monk Kidd's “The Secret Life of Bees”.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2011</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Leading Role in ‘The Twilight Saga’</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Fanning stars as Jane in the fourth installment of the popular franchise.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2017</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Leading Role on TV Series ‘The Alienist’</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Fanning stars as a secretary who helps uncover a serial killer in 19th century New York City.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's an Amazing Actress</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Dakota Fanning is an amazing actress. She has starred in numerous films, including "The Runaways," "War of the Worlds," and "The Twilight Saga." Her performances are always captivating and she brings real emotion and depth to her roles.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's a Philanthropist</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Dakota Fanning is a philanthropist, donating time and money to many different causes. She is an active member of the Elton John AIDS Foundation and other charities that focus on helping those in need.</p></div> 

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's an Inspiration</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Dakota Fanning is an inspiration to many young women. She is a talented artist, philanthropist, and role model. Her success story is one that inspires people to follow their dreams and never give up even when things get tough.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Started Acting at Age 5</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Dakota Fanning started acting professionally at the age of 5, appearing in a Tide commercial with her older sister Elle.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Youngest Actress to be Nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Dakota Fanning became the youngest actress ever to be nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award when she was 8 years old.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Attended College at Age 17</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">At age 17, Dakota Fanning attended New York University where she majored in psychology.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Has Produced Films</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In addition to acting, Dakota Fanning has also produced films. She served as an executive producer on the film Effie Grey in 2014.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Authored a Book</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Dakota Fanning is also an author. In 2017, she released a book titled “Between Two Worlds: My Life in the Spotlight.”</p></div>


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