27 years old (Born on February 23, 1994)
Actress; She is famous from I am Sam, Uptown Girls, War of the Worlds.Is a member of the Red Cross Ranked #6 on interview magazines Hollywood faces to watch "Future Stars of Tomorrow". She began her acting career at 5 when she was picked for a Tide commercial She began her acting career at 5 when she was picked for a Tide commercial. Is learning to speak French. She also learned to speak some Spanish for her role in Man on Fire (2004).
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Fun Facts About Dakota Fanning
She can play the violin.
Whilst she was filming Man on Fire (2004) in Mexico, her sister 'Elle Fanning' was filming The Door in the Floor (2004), so their parents had to go to and from their daughters' destinations.
Her scene in Nine Lives (2005) was done in one take. She got to work on the movie only for one day.
Her favourite films include Gone with the Wind (1939), Titanic (1997) and Steel Magnolias (1989).
Was originally offered the part of Leslie in Bridge to Terabithia (2007), but turned it down because of conflicting schedules. AnnaSophia Robb was later given the part.
For the 'sad' scenes in I Am Sam (2001), she thought of her pet goldfish, Flounder, dying.
Loves to knit and has knitted scarfs for Tom Cruise, Robert De Niro, Denzel Washington, Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg and Tim Robbins.
In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated her earnings for the year to be $4 million.
Has naturally curly hair.
Is now a Girl Scout [Oct. 2005].
When she received the Best Young Actor/Actress award from the Broadcast Film Critics Association for her performance in I Am Sam (2001), she was too short to reach the microphone to give her acceptance speech. Presenter Orlando Bloom held her up to the mike for the duration of her speech, which turned out to be quite long.
After filming Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005), Kurt Russell, who plays her father, bought her a palomino horse, whom she named Goldie. Goldie lives on a ranch near Dakota's home where she can visit him often.
Whilst in Georgia, she attended a Montessori school.
Learned how to ride a race horse for Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005).
Started kindergarten at age 4u00bd and will start her freshman year of high school (9th grade) in the fall of 2007.
On her eleventh birthday, Tom Cruise gave her a cell phone
Her father named her Dakota, her mother named her Hannah. She then was named Hannah Dakota Fanning.
Was ranked #14 on Forbes List of The 20 Top-Earning Young Superstars.(2007).
Parents: Joy and Steve Fanning.
Was ranked #9 in E's 50 cutest child stars all grown-up even if she still is a child.(2005)
Has been to Mexico, New Zealand, Japan, Australia, England and France.
Her first word was "Momo," which was the family cat's name.
Friends with her Uptown Girls (2003) co-star Brittany Murphy.
Tutor is Jan Cerwonka.
Looks up to Meryl Streep and Hilary Swank, "not just because they`re great actresses, but because they are amazing people".
She has said she would love to be a director.
For her, the hardest thing at the end of a movie is saying goodbye to the cast.
Carries a book of baby names with her wherever she goes.
Dakota is one of 14 grandchildren.
First time she visited England was on the 19th June 2005 with Tom Cruise, to attend the premiere of War of the Worlds (2005) at London's Leicester Square.
On her eleventh birthday, Tom Cruise gave her a cell phone.
Is a member of the Girl Scouts USA, and her sister Elle Fanning is a Brownie.
Is friends with Daveigh Chase
Plays the piano, knits, collects dolls, ride horses and dances ballet.
Has been in three productions with her sister Elle Fanning, yet they have never shared scenes. Elle played the younger version of Dakota's characters in I Am Sam (2001) and "Taken" (2002), and the two girls voiced sisters in a dub for Tonari no Totoro (1988).
Her last name, "Fanning" is of Irish origin, and she is also of half German descent
Robert De Niro gave a doll that looked like Dakota's character in Hide and Seek (2005), with the brown hair and blue eyes, on her 10th birthday.
Was ranked #9 in E's most cutest child stars all grown-up even if she still is a child.(2005)
During filming of War of the Worlds (2005), Tom Cruise gave her an iPod.
Learned to read at age 2.
At the age of 8, she became the youngest person to be nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award, for her supporting performance in I Am Sam (2001).
Was ranked #94 on Forbes List of The Celebrity 100.(2007).
Older sister of Elle Fanning.
Has mentioned in numerous interviews that she would love to work with her sister, Elle Fanning.
Missed the premiere of Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch (2005) (V) to go to Mexico while her sister Elle Fanning filmed Babel (2006).
She donated many signed items to Rocky Stone to be given away as prizes in a Dakota Fanning Contest to benefit less fortunate kids as part of the Toy Mountain Campaign 2005 and Toy Mountain Campaign 2006.
She was once the youngest member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences (she joined in 2006).
Niece of Jill Arrington.
Was listed as a potential nominee on the 2004 Razzie Award nominating ballot. She was suggested in the Worst Supporting Actress category for her role in The Cat in the Hat (2003). She was also suggested in the Worst Screen Couple couple category with co-star Spencer Breslin in the The Cat in the Hat (2003). She failed to receive either nomination.
Is a fan of US designer Belle of the Ball. She has worn many Belle of the Ball dresses to events such as the Hide and Seek (2005) premiere.
After filming of Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005) wrapped, Kurt Russell gave her a horse named Goldie.
A doll was made of her (as her character, Cale) for the movie Dreamer (2005).