Dakota Fanning Biography

Birthday: 1994-02-23
Place of Birth: Conyers, Georgia USA
Height: 5' 4" (1.63 m)
Wiki Biography: Hannah Dakota Fanning was born on the 23rd of February 1994, in Conyers, Georgia, USA. Before her debut into the cinematic world, Dakota did her own acting around her house. She was very active for her age, and often put a blanket under her shirt and pretended to be having a baby, using her younger sister, Elle Fanning, who is also an actress now, as the baby. Dakota went to a playhouse near her home, where the children that attended put on a play every week to show to their parents. But the people running the playhouse noticed that Dakota stood out, and advised her parents, Joy and Steven Fanning, to take her to an agency. They believed that she was extremely talented. The Fanning family were advised to spend six weeks in Los Angeles, a long way from their home in Georgia. But there Dakota managed to get her first work; to star in a national Tide commercial. She was chosen out of many, many other children. The family then decided to move to Los Angeles permanently, for it looked like Dakota's career was looking very good. After they moved, Dakota signed with a professional agency, and soon won a role in the movie Tomcats (2001). She then went onto a small project called Father Xmas (2001) as Clairee. But Dakota's big break-through was yet to come. She auditioned for one of the main characters in I Am Sam (2001), and the director and the rest of the crew were amazed by her extraordinary talent. Dakota was cast, and starred in the movie as Lucy Diamond Dawson, alongside major Hollywood stars Sean Penn and Michelle Pfeiffer. After I Am Sam (2001) her talent was immediately recognized around the world. She went straight onto Trapped (2002) as Abby Jennings, alongside Charlize Theron, then played the younger version of Reese Witherspoon in 2002's Sweet Home Alabama (2002) But Dakota still had two more movies to come in 2002. Firstly she got a huge role in Steven Spielberg's "Taken" (2002), the mini-TV series, and narrated the ten whole episodes, as well as having a part. This was a little more challenging, as she was playing a troubled alien child, but she managed to do brilliantly. Her last movie for 2002 was the children's movie Hansel & Gretel (2002) as Katie. 2003 was also a brilliant year for Dakota, as she starred in a number of exciting projects. Firstly, it was as Sally Walden in Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat (2003) with Mike Myers, then she played Lorraine "Ray" Schleine, a bratty little girl, in the sweet comedy Uptown Girls (2003) alongside Brittany Murphy. She then voiced preschool Kim in Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time (2003) (TV). In 2004, Dakota appeared in the violent thriller, Man on Fire (2004), alongside Denzel Washington. Her reviews were excellent. First in 2005 was Nine Lives (2005), as Maria, then the chilling Hide and Seek (2005) alongside Robert De Niro. By now, she was the busiest child actress in Hollywood, with a resume to die for. Her younger sister, Mary Elle Fanning (Elle Fanning), had also been discovered a few years earlier. After Hide and Seek (2005) came War of the Worlds (2005), which was one of her major movies out of everything she'd worked in. Not only did it make her more popular, but she got to play the daughter of A-list Hollywood actor Tom Cruise. They had four very successful premieres; the first in Tokyo, Japan, the second in France, the third in London, England and the fourth in New York, USA. The reviews were outstanding, especially Dakota's. She then voiced Lilo in Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch (2005) (V), which she has just completed.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
War of the Worlds Rachel Ferrier 2005 Action
Dreamer: Inspired By A True Story Cale Crane 2005 Drama
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Hurricane Mary 0000
Franny Olivia 0000
Runaway! Cherie Currie 1973
Runaway Cherie Currie 1984 Game Show, Comedy, Sport
My Neighbor Totoro Satsuki [Disney dub] 1988
I Am Sam Lucy Diamond Dawson 2001
Trapped Abby Jennings 2001 Game Show
Hansel & Gretel Katie 2002 Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Uptown Girls Ray Schleine 2003 0, Biography
Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat Sally 2003 Adventure, Comedy, Family
Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time Preschool Kim 2003 Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Man on Fire Pita 2004 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Hide and Seek Emily Callaway 2005 Reality Tv
War of the Worlds Rachel Ferrier 2005 Action, Adventure, Drama
Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story Cale Crane 2005 Drama, Family, Sport
Hounddog Lewellen 2007
In the Realms of the Unreal 2008 Documentary
The Secret Life of Bees Lily Owens 2008 Drama
Coraline Coraline Jones 2009 Drama
Push Cassie 2009 0, Sport, Game Show
Fragments Anne Hagen 2009 Crime, Drama
The Runaways Cherie Currie 2010
Runaways Cherie Currie 2010 Drama, Music
Now Is Good Tessa Scott 2012 0
The Motel Life Annie James 2012 Drama, Mystery, Thriller
The Last of Robin Hood Beverly Aadland 2013 Biography, Drama
Very Good Girls Lilly Berger 2013 0
Night Moves Dena Brauer 2013 Drama
Effie Gray Euphemia 'Effie' Gray 2013 Drama
Every Secret Thing Ronnie Fuller 2014 Comedy, Game Show
Viena and the Fantomes Viena 2016 Drama, Music, Romance
American Pastoral Merry Levov 2016 0, Comedy