Dakota Fanning

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Dakota Fanning
Dakota Fanning at the Vanity Fair party for the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival
Hannah Dakota Fanning

(1994-02-23) February 23, 1994 (age 30)
EducationCampbell Hall School
Alma materNew York University
Occupation(s)Actress, model
Years active1999–present
RelativesElle Fanning (sister)
Dakota Fanning at the London premiere of War of the Worlds, June 2005
Dakota Fanning in January 2009

Hannah Dakota Fanning (born February 23, 1994) is an American actress and model. She is best known for her starring roles in the movies Dreamer, Hounddog, and Fragments (also known as Winged Creatures).

Early life[change | change source]

Fanning was born in Conyers, Georgia. Her mother, Heather Joy (née Arrington), played tennis professionally and her father, Steven J. Fanning, played minor league baseball and now works as an electronics salesman in Los Angeles, California.[1][2] Her maternal grandfather is former American football player Rick Arrington, and her aunt is former ESPN reporter Jill Arrington.[3] Dakota is the elder sister of Elle Fanning, also an actress.

Fanning is of English, French, Irish and German ancestry.[4] She and her family are Southern Baptist.[5]

Child actress[change | change source]

Dakota was famous for her performance at age seven in the 2001 film I Am Sam. This earned her a nomination for a Screen Actors Guild Award at age eight in 2002, as the youngest nominee in history.[6]

Later, she appeared in high-profile films such as Man on Fire (2004), War of the Worlds (2005) and Charlotte's Web (2006). Fanning then began the transition to more adult roles with Hounddog (2007) and The Secret Life of Bees (2008). Her recent film roles have included the named character in Coraline (2009), Cherie Currie in The Runaways (2010), Annie James in "The Motel Life" (2013), and Jane in The Twilight Saga (2009–12).

References[change | change source]

  1. "Dakota Fanning in 'Twilight': Good girl plays bad". NJ.com. 27 June 2010.
  2. "Twilight's evil vampire Dakota Fanning shows her sweet side as she unveils adorable childhood photos". Daily Mail. 2010-06-22.
  3. Stein, Joel (2005-02-27). "The Million-Dollar Baby". Time. Archived from the original on 2013-03-30. Retrieved 2014-01-09.
  4. "Dakota Fanning lives out her dreams". Archived from the original on 2012-03-11. Retrieved 2012-04-07.
  5. "Interview: Dakota Fanning". lifeteen.com. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2006-07-19.
  6. "Screen Actors Guild™ Honors". Screen Actors Guild. October 3, 2002. Archived from the original on October 16, 2015. Retrieved June 5, 2012.

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