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

Nickname

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

Profession

Actress, Model, Singer

Genre

Drama (Acting) and Adult Contemporary (Singing)

Instruments

Vocals

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

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

Age

She is currently 25 years old.

Sun Sign

Pisces

Nationality

American

Ethnicity

White

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

Religion

Southern Baptist

Education

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)

Manager

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

Marital Status

Single

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

Height

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

Weight

  • 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

Slim

Hair Color

Blonde

Eye Color

Blue

Dress Size

Her dress size is 6 (US).

Shoe Size

She wears a size 7 (US) shoe.

Sexuality

Straight

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

Year Association Category Work Result
2001 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Young Performer I Am Sam Won
2002 Las Vegas Film Critics Society Youth in Film I Am Sam Won
2002 Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role I Am Sam Nominated
Satellite Awards Outstanding New Talent I Am Sam Won
2002 Chicago Film Critics Association Most Promising Performer I Am Sam Won
2002 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Actress Age Ten or Under I Am Sam Won
2003 Best Performance in a TV Movie, Mini-Series or Special – Leading Young Actress Taken Won
2003 Saturn Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series Taken Nominated
2004 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actress The Cat in the Hat Nominated
Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actress Man on Fire Nominated
2005 Gotham Awards Best Ensemble Cast Nine Lives Nominated
2005 Locarno International Film Festival Best Actress Nine Lives Won
2005 MTV Movie Awards Best Frightened Performance Hide and Seek Won
2005 Irish Film and Television Awards Best International Actress War of the Worlds Nominated
2005 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Young Actress War of the Worlds Won
2006 MTV Movie Awards Best Frightened Performance War of the Worlds Nominated
Saturn Awards Best Performance by a Younger Actor War of the Worlds Won
2006 National Association of Theatre Owners (ShoWest Award) Actress of the Year Herself Won
2006 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Favorite Movie Actress Dreamer Nominated
2006 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film (Comedy or Drama) – Leading Young Actress Dreamer Won
2006 Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Best Actress Hide and Seek Nominated
2006 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Young Actress Charlotte’s Web Nominated
2007 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actress Charlotte’s Web Nominated
2007 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Favorite Movie Actress Charlotte’s Web Won
2008 Black Reel Awards Best Ensemble Cast The Secret Life of Bees Nominated
2008 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Young Actress The Secret Life of Bees Nominated
2008 Hollywood Film Festival Cast year The Secret Life of Bees Won
2009 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Young Performer The Secret Life of Bees Nominated
2009 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film (Comedy or Drama) – Leading Young Actress The Secret Life of Bees Won
2009 Palm Springs International Film Festival Rising Star Award Herself Won
Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Voice-Over Role – Young Actor/Actress Coraline Nominated
MTV Movie Awards Best Kiss The Runaways Nominated
2010 Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Scene Stealer – Female The Twilight Saga: New Moon Nominated
2013 National Arts Awards Bell Family Foundation Young Artist Award Herself Won
2018 Saturn Awards Best Supporting Actress on Television The Alienist Nominated

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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