Dakota Fanning

Born Feb 23, 1994

Hannah Dakota Fanning, known as Dakota Fanning, is an American actress who rose to prominence after her breakthrough performance at age seven in the 2001 film I Am Sam. Her performance earned her a nomination for a Screen Actors Guild Award at age eight in 2002, making her the youngest nominee in history. As a child actress, she went on to appear in high-profile films such as Man on Fire (2004), War of the Worlds (2005) and Charlotte's Web (2006).… Read More

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1994 - 1999 2 More Events
2001 7 Years Old 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). … Read More
2002 8 Years Old In 2002, director Steven Spielberg cast Fanning in the lead child role of Allison "Allie" Clarke/Keys in the science fiction miniseries Taken. … Read More
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.


2005 11 Years Old 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.
2006 12 Years Old 1 More Event
During the summer of 2006, Fanning worked on the film Hounddog, described in press reports as a "dark story of abuse, violence and Elvis Presley adulation in the rural South." … Read More
2007 13 Years Old In the spring of 2007, she filmed Fragments – Winged Creatures alongside Kate Beckinsale, Guy Pearce, Josh Hutcherson, and Academy Award winners Forest Whitaker and Jennifer Hudson. … Read More
2008 14 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 2008, Fanning began filming the film adaptation of The Secret Life of Bees, a novel by Sue Monk Kidd. … Read More
2009 15 Years Old 1 More Event
Although the focus of Fanning's career is acting, she also has fashion-related jobs. Her debut in modeling came in 2009 when she made the cover of various magazines like Elle, Vanity Fair, and Cosmopolitan, among others.
2010 16 Years Old 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. … Read More
2012 18 Years Old 1 More Event
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.
2013 19 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 2013, she was cast as Beverly Aadland in the Errol Flynn biopic The Last of Robin Hood. … Read More


She also appeared in the fashion week in New York in 2014 and at the opening ceremony of Fashion Week New York S/S 2015. … Read More
2015 21 Years Old In June 2015, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Fanning and Kit Harington had replaced Mia Wasikowska and Robert Pattinson in the film, respectively. … Read More
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