Dakota Fanning is an American actress and model. 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 age eight, making her the youngest nominee in SAG history.

Birth Name

Hannah Dakota Fanning


Kodie, Kota, D. F. Blondie, Blue Eyes


Actress, Model, Singer


Drama (Acting) and Adult Contemporary (Singing)



Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Dakota Fanning was born on February 23, 1994 in Conyers, Georgia, United States.


She is currently 25 years old.

Sun Sign






Elle has English, French, German, and Irish ancestry.


Southern Baptist



Dakota Fanning attended and graduated from Campbell High School located in North Hollywood, California. Fanning also went Gallatin School of Individualized Study. Dakota is currently attending New York University.

Family Details

  • Father – Steven J. Fanning (Formerly a Minor League Baseball Player, now an electronics salesman)
  • Mother – Heather Joy (née Arrington) (Pro Tennis Player)
  • Siblings – Elle Fanning (Actress)
  • Others – Rick Arrington (Maternal Grandfather) (American Football Player), Jill Arrington (Aunt) (ESPN Reporter)


Osbrink Agency. Cindy Osbrink from CA is her Agent. But she recently switched to William Morris Endeavor.

Marital Status


Boyfriend / Spouse

Dakota Fanning dated –

  • Freddie Highmore (2009) – An emerging English actor, who got famous in small age, for his acting skills. But, it was a RUMOR.
  • Tyler James Williams – An American singer, actor, and rapper. The actor got fame for his role in Chris Rock-inspired sitcom Everybody Hates Chris. Again, this relationship was termed as a RUMOR.

  • Jamie Strachan (2013-Present) – Since May 2013, she is dating British model, Jamie Strachan. He is about 13 years her senior and about 10 inches taller.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 4 inches
  • In centimeters – 163 cm
  • In meters – 1.63 m


  • In Kilograms – 50 kg
  • In Pounds – 110 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 32-25-34
  • Bust – 32 inches
  • Waist – 25 inches
  • Hip – 34 inches
  • Bra Size – 32A

Body Build


Hair Color


Eye Color


Dress Size

Her dress size is 6 (US).

Shoe Size

She wears a size 7 (US) shoe.



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Dakota Fanning is best known for her promising acting skills in her breakthrough performance when she was just 7 in the film “I am Sam”. She was appraised for her roles in “Uptown Girls” and “War of the Worlds” too.

Film Debut

In 2001, short film from director Marie Rose, titled Father Xmas, for her role as Clairee. She starred in the film by performing the role of a 6-year-old child. She was noted for her role in the film I am Sam (2001), an American drama film, written and directed by Jessie Nelson. She played the role of Lucy Diamond Dawson. It was her third film.

Television Debut

American medical drama television series created by novelist Michael Crichton, ER for her role as Delia Chadsey. She just appeared in a single episode titled “The Fastest Year” in 2000.

Brand Endorsements

Dakota Fanning’s career started with endorsing for “Tide” commercial when she was just 5.

Distinctive Features

Dakota Fanning’s blonde hair and pale skin make her different from others. Her bubbly personality, full of enthusiasm adds up to these features.

Awards & Nominations

2001Broadcast Film Critics AssociationBest Young PerformerI Am SamWon
2002Las Vegas Film Critics SocietyYouth in FilmI Am SamWon
2002Screen Actors GuildOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting RoleI Am SamNominated
Satellite AwardsOutstanding New TalentI Am SamWon
2002Chicago Film Critics AssociationMost Promising PerformerI Am SamWon
2002Young Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Feature Film – Young Actress Age Ten or UnderI Am SamWon
2003Best Performance in a TV Movie, Mini-Series or Special – Leading Young ActressTakenWon
2003Saturn AwardsBest Supporting Actress in a Television SeriesTakenNominated
2004Young Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young ActressThe Cat in the HatNominated
Young Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young ActressMan on FireNominated
2005Gotham AwardsBest Ensemble CastNine LivesNominated
2005Locarno International Film FestivalBest ActressNine LivesWon
2005MTV Movie AwardsBest Frightened PerformanceHide and SeekWon
2005Irish Film and Television AwardsBest International ActressWar of the WorldsNominated
2005Broadcast Film Critics AssociationBest Young ActressWar of the WorldsWon
2006MTV Movie AwardsBest Frightened PerformanceWar of the WorldsNominated
Saturn AwardsBest Performance by a Younger ActorWar of the WorldsWon
2006National Association of Theatre Owners (ShoWest Award)Actress of the YearHerselfWon
2006Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice AwardsFavorite Movie ActressDreamerNominated
2006Young Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Feature Film (Comedy or Drama) – Leading Young ActressDreamerWon
2006Fangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest ActressHide and SeekNominated
2006Broadcast Film Critics AssociationBest Young ActressCharlotte’s WebNominated
2007Young Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young ActressCharlotte’s WebNominated
2007Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice AwardsFavorite Movie ActressCharlotte’s WebWon
2008Black Reel AwardsBest Ensemble CastThe Secret Life of BeesNominated
2008Broadcast Film Critics AssociationBest Young ActressThe Secret Life of BeesNominated
2008Hollywood Film FestivalCast yearThe Secret Life of BeesWon
2009Broadcast Film Critics AssociationBest Young PerformerThe Secret Life of BeesNominated
2009Young Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Feature Film (Comedy or Drama) – Leading Young ActressThe Secret Life of BeesWon
2009Palm Springs International Film FestivalRising Star AwardHerselfWon
Young Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Voice-Over Role – Young Actor/ActressCoralineNominated
MTV Movie AwardsBest KissThe RunawaysNominated
2010Teen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Scene Stealer – FemaleThe Twilight Saga: New MoonNominated
2013National Arts AwardsBell Family Foundation Young Artist AwardHerselfWon
2018Saturn AwardsBest Supporting Actress on TelevisionThe AlienistNominated

Dakota Fanning Favorite

  • Favorite People – Cameron Diaz & Britney Spears (Fashion Idols)
  • Favorite TV Shows – I Love Lucy Ho, Fear Factor, Skins, Bad Sex & Howard Stern Show
  • Favorite Bands – Rihanna & Justin Bieber
  • Favorite Places – Mall, School & Taco Bell
  • Favorite Food – Chicken & Taco
  • Favorite Colors – Black, Blue & Pink
  • Favorite Accessories – Eyeliners & Marc Jacobs rings
  • Favorite Films – Gone with the Wild, Titanic & Steel Magnolias
  • Favorite Books – Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling & Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Dakota Fanning Net Worth

Dakota Fanning’s net worth has accumulated to approximately $16 million dollars.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Dakota Fanning

  • Dakota Fanning earned a nomination for her role in her breakthrough performance in film “I am Sam” at Screen Actors Guild Awards, in 2002.
  • She was just 8 years old when she earned a nomination in Screen Actors Guild Awards, youngest in the history.
  • She won the youngest Actress award for her performance in “I am Sam” at Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards.
  • She was named Dakota by father and Hannah by mother. In the end, she got the name “Hannah Dakota Fanning”.
  • She is one of the 14 grandchildren.
  • She was schooled at home and on sets by her tutor but later on, she joined the High School in the freshman year.
  • She visited England for the 1st time on June 19, 2005, with Tom Cruise, for the premiere of “War of the Worlds”
  • She loves to knit and knitted scarfs for Tom Cruise, Robert De Niro and many more.
  • In August 2012, she signed to play the lead role of a wealthy financial eco-terrorist, Dena Brauer, who finances a plan, in a thriller film Night Moves opposite actors Jesse Eisenberg and Peter Sarsgaard.
  • In January 2013, she was cast as Beverly Aadland in the Errol Flynn biopic The Last of Robin Hood. Later that year in September, Fanning was cast as Olivia in Franny.
  • In February 2014, she recorded a voice role for the animated movie Yellowbird.
  • In May 2015, Every Secret Thing, based on the 2004 novel by Laura Lippman, co-starring Diane Lane, Elizabeth Banks, Danielle Macdonald, Colin Donnell and Nate Parker was released in the U.S.
  • In July 2016, it was announced Fanning was cast in a film adaptation of The Bell Jar as Esther Greenwood. Kirsten Dunst is directing the movie.
  • In 2017, Fanning starred in Neil Blomkamp’s Zygote, as part of Blomkamp’s series of experimental short films released through Oats Studios.


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