|Nick Name:||Kodie, Kota, D. F. Blondie, Blue Eyes|
|Height:||163 cm (5' 5'')|
|Birth Day:||February 23, 1994|
|Birth Place:||Conyers, United States|
|Height:||163 cm (5' 5'')|
|Hair Color:||Blonde (Dyed)|
Range Rover Vogue, Mercedes C Class, Audi Q5, VW Sharon, BMW X5
Real Estate: In 2017, Dakota and her older sister Elle teamed up to purchase a house in San Fernando Valley for $2.3 million. Situated in the gated community of Valley Village, the 4,500-square foot property features traditional styling, a grassy backyard, and a pool/spa combo.
In 2019, Dakota bought her very own property in the Toluca Lake area of Los Angeles for $2.95 million. The house is very similar to the one she and her sister bought previously, featuring a pool and grassy backyard. Her new property also boasts high, vaulted ceilings. Next year in 2020, Elle and Dakota listed their San Fernando property for $2.7 million.
She began her career in a national commercial for Tide when she was five years old.
When Fanning was a small child, she was an actress at the Towne Lake Arts Center in Woodstock, Georgia, starring in small plays. In 1999, at the age of five, she began her professional acting career, appearing in a Tide television commercial. Her first significant acting job was a guest role in the NBC prime-time drama ER, which remains one of her favorite roles:
In 2001, Fanning was chosen to star opposite Sean Penn in the movie I Am Sam, the story of a mentally challenged man who fights for the custody of his daughter (played by Fanning). Her role in the film made Fanning the youngest person ever to be nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award, being seven years of age at the time. She also won the Best Young Actor/Actress award from the Broadcast Film Critics Association for her performance.
In 2002, director Steven Spielberg cast Fanning in the lead child role of Allison "Allie" Clarke/Keys in the science fiction miniseries Taken. By this time, she had received positive notices from several film critics, including Tom Shales of The Washington Post, who wrote that Fanning "has the perfect sort of otherworldly look about her, an enchanting young actress called upon ... to carry a great weight."
In 2004, she made an appearance on season ten of the television series Friends, playing the role of Mackenzie, a young girl who is moving out of the house Monica and Chandler are buying.
In 2004, Fanning appeared in Man on Fire as Pita, a nine-year-old who wins over the heart of a retired mercenary (Denzel Washington) hired to protect her from kidnappers. Roger Ebert wrote that Fanning "is a pro at only ten years old, and creates a heart-winning character."
Hide and Seek was her first release in 2005, opposite Robert De Niro. The film was generally panned, and critic Chuck Wilson called it "a fascinating meeting of equals – if the child star [Fanning] challenged the master [De Niro] to a game of stare-down, the legend might very well blink first."
Fanning then went on to star in War of the Worlds, starring alongside Tom Cruise. Released in reverse order (War in June 2005 and Dreamer in the following October), both films were a critical success. War director Steven Spielberg praised "how quickly she understands the situation in a sequence, how quickly she sizes it up, measures it up and how she would really react in a real situation."
Fanning moved straight to another film without a break: Charlotte's Web, which she finished filming in May 2005 in Australia, and premiered on December 15, 2006.
In the same year, at the age of twelve, she was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, becoming the youngest member in the Academy's history. Later that year, she was ranked 4th in Forbes list of "Top-Earning Stars Aged Under 21", having earned an estimated $4 million in 2006.
In January 2008, Fanning began filming the film adaptation of The Secret Life of Bees, a novel by Sue Monk Kidd. Set in South Carolina in 1964, the story centers on Lily Owens (Fanning), who escapes her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father by running away with her caregiver and only friend (played by Jennifer Hudson) to a South Carolina town where they are taken in by an eccentric trio of beekeeping sisters (played by Queen Latifah, Sophie Okonedo, and Alicia Keys).
In March 2008, upon the original creation of the film adaptation Dakota and Elle Fanning were cast to play Kate and Anna respectively in the film My Sister's Keeper. However, when Dakota heard that she would be required to shave her head for the role, she dropped out of the film as then did Elle. The two sisters were replaced; Abigail Breslin took on the lead role as Anna Fitzgerald, and Sofia Vassilieva was cast as Kate Fitzgerald.
Fanning played Jane, a member of the Volturi Guard, in New Moon and reprised the role in Eclipse, based on novels by Stephenie Meyer. New Moon was released on November 20, 2009, and Eclipse was released on the following June. On in March 2009, she was ranked number three on the list of Forbes' Most Valuable Young Stars after having earned an estimated $14 million.
In 2010, she starred in the film The Runaways, alongside Kristen Stewart, Stella Maeve, and Scout Taylor-Compton, where she played Cherie Currie, the lead singer of the band. Then from the end of the year until early 2011, Fanning filmed Breaking Dawn, reprising the role of Jane.
In 2011, she played Annie James in The Motel Life, which was released on November 8, 2013. In the fall of 2011, Fanning played the starring role in Effie Gray, directed by Richard Laxton, written and co-starred by Emma Thompson, with Greg Wise, Tom Sturridge, Robbie Coltrane, Julie Walters, Derek Jacobi and Claudia Cardinale.
In June 2011, Fanning graduated from Campbell Hall School in Studio City, California, where she participated on the varsity spirit cheerleading squad and was twice voted homecoming queen. From 2011 to 2014, she attended the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University, where she majored in women's studies, with a focus on the portrayal of women in film and culture.
In August 2012, she played the lead role of a wealthy financial eco-terrorist Dena Brauer, in a thriller film Night Moves opposite actors Jesse Eisenberg and Peter Sarsgaard. The film was directed by Kelly Reichardt. Night Moves tells the story of three Eco-terrorists who work at an organic farm and collaborate on a plot to blow up a hydroelectric dam.
In January 2012, it was reported that Fanning signed to be represented by WME (William Morris Endeavor), thus ending a decade-long association with Osbrink Talent Agency. In April 2014, it was announced that Fanning switched agencies again and is now represented by CAA.
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 November, she was cast in Viena and the Fantomes as Viena; about a roadie traveling across America with a punk rock band in the 1980s. The film was originally set to be released in 2015, but as of 2019 has yet to hit theaters.
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.
Also in 2015, Martin Koolhoven confirmed that Jack Roth joined the cast of the film Brimstone. In June 2015, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Fanning and Kit Harington had replaced Mia Wasikowska and Robert Pattinson in the film, respectively. The set of primary recording began June 15 and will be held in Romania, Spain, and Germany.
In July 2016, it was announced Fanning was cast in a film adaptation of The Bell Jar as Esther Greenwood.
In 2017, Fanning starred in Neil Blomkamp's Zygote, as part of Blomkamp's series of experimental short films released through Oats Studios.
Fanning had a cameo role in the heist comedy Ocean's 8, which was released in 2018. The same year starred as Sara Howard in the TNT historical television series The Alienist based on novel of the same name. In August 2018, TNT ordered a sequel series based upon the follow-up novel The Angel of Darkness, with Fanning set to return to reprise the role of Sara Howard. In 2019, Fanning played Squeaky Fromme in Quentin Tarantino's comedy-drama Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
In December 2019, it was announced that Fanning and her sister Elle Fanning would star together in an adaption of Kristin Hannah's 2015 novel, The Nightingale, which is set to be directed by Mélanie Laurent.
Dakota's parents, Heather Joy and Steven Fanning, raised her as a Southern Baptist. Dakota's younger sister, Elle Fanning, also became an actress. In 2013, she began dating model Jamie Strachan. Dakota would later date Henry Frye in 2018.
|#5||Jill Arrington||Aunt||$1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.)||N/A||48||Sports|
|#6||Steven Fanning||Father||$1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.)||N/A||53||Celebrity Family Member|
|#9||Mary Jane Odum||Grandmother||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|#10||Heather Joy Arrington||Mother||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|#11||Elle Fanning||Sister||$5 Million||N/A||22||Actor|
|#13||Presley Kate Panaro||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Currently, Dakota Fanning is 27 years, 9 months and 5 days old. Dakota Fanning will celebrate 28th birthday on a Wednesday 23rd of February 2022. Below we countdown to Dakota Fanning upcoming birthday.
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