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Dakota Fanning

Dakota Fanning


Famous as :

Child actress

Birth Name :

Hannah Dakota Fanning

Birth Date :

February 23, 1994

Birth Place :

Conyers, Georgia, USA

Claim to fame :

As Lucy Diamond Dawson in "I Am Sam" (2001)


Evoking public amazement with her incredible acting skills, Hannah Dakota Fanning has truly established herself as the most popular child actress in the Hollywood film industry. Four awards and seven nominations she had received so far have proven that she is indeed worthy to deserve the title. It is likely because of her immense love to acting that she is always able to give brilliant performances in each movie she starred in. This infatuation has grown at her very young age, looking upon her interest to conduct some role-plays repeatedly at home. “I've always played the mom and I play my sister as the daughter,” she admitted. “I wanted to be an actress on television and movies instead of just around the house.”

Realizing Dakota's enthusiasm to act, her parents, Steve and Joy Fanning, brought her to a playhouse near their residence where she could perform every week with other children in front of the parents. The playhouse's instructors quickly spotted her talent, thus advised her parents to put her in an agency. The agent later suggested the family to look for an opportunity in L.A. to develop Dakota's potentiality. A promising chance approached in 1999 as this charming little girl surprisingly was selected out of thousands to be in Tide dishwashing liquid commercial. Born on February 23, 1994 in Conyers, Georgia, she was barely five years old at that time. By the following year, she had performed in an episode of the notable TV series, such as “ER”, “Ally McBeal”, and “CSI.”

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Saoirse Ronan, Dakota Fanning, Kate Upton Eyed for 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'

May 27, 2015 22:15:41 GMT

A series of actresses are eyeing to join "". , , and are reportedly among the contenders to play two major female characters in the upcoming Harry Potter spinoff.

Dakota Fanning, Marion Cotillard Sit Front Row at Dior Show

September 27, 2014 06:16:57 GMT

and are among famous faces who took seats at the front row at Christian Dior presentation on Friday, September 26 as a part of Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015. In addition to the two stars, the runway event was attended by "" star , and "" star Li Bingbing.

'Last of Robin Hood' Trailer Sees Kevin Kline Seducing Dakota Fanning

June 25, 2014 02:26:14 GMT

The first trailer of "" has been released, revealing many old Hollywood glamor scenes. stars as an aging Errol Flynn in the 1950s when he met an underage actress Beverly Aadland, played by , and seduced her.

Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen Are 'Very Good Girls' in First Trailer

June 04, 2014 01:43:51 GMT

and star as best friends in "" but their friendship is tested when they fall for the same guy. The story seems common and ordinary but from the look of the first trailer, the performance is not shabby.

Dakota Fanning to Play 'Mad' Patient in 'Brain on Fire'

May 02, 2014 06:12:14 GMT

is tapped for adaptation of Susannah Cahalan's autobiography ": My Month of Madness". The Jane Volturi of " Saga" is attached to play the book's author in the movie that depicts the young woman's terrifying descent into madness.

Jesse Eisenberg and Dakota Fanning Plant Bomb in 'Night Moves' Trailer

March 22, 2014 06:01:29 GMT

The first trailer for "" is available for viewing pleasure. The video gives an idea of what kind of eco-terrorism planned by three radical environmentalists played by , and . The trio devises a plan to explode a hydroelectric dam in Oregon.

Dakota Fanning and Her Sister Elle Reportedly Growing Apart

December 26, 2013 07:37:32 GMT

and her sister , who are busy building their respective career in the entertainment industry, reportedly have grown apart. Dakota lives in New York City while Elle calls Los Angeles her home. The two additionally are rarely seen being together.

First Look at Dakota Fanning in 'Franny' and Christian Bale in 'Exodus'

October 23, 2013 06:52:30 GMT

A sneak peek at the first look of in "" has been shared. In new on-set pictures, the " Saga" star is seen sporting a fake baby bump and dressing her belly in a frumpy outfit. She filmed her scene on the Delaware river in Philadelphia.

Dakota Fanning Is Red Hot at 'Night Moves' Rio Film Festival Premiere

September 30, 2013 04:48:49 GMT

became the center of attraction at Rio International Film Festival over the weekend. She walked the red carpet to premiere her new movie "" wearing a rich burgundy chiffon gown from Elie Saab fall 2013 collection.

Taylor Lautner and Dakota Fanning Weigh In on Kristen Stewart's Cheating Scandal

November 07, 2012 04:31:31 GMT

and apparently couldn't dodge the media's curiosity about their thoughts on 's cheating scandal. While Taylor avoided judging Kristen, Dakota emotionally criticized people's judgment toward the Bella Swan of "".

Ellie Goulding's 'I Know You Care' Video Ft. Dakota Fanning

September 25, 2012 08:59:02 GMT

premieres a music video for her song "I Know You Care" while giving a preview of drama movie "" in the process. A lot of scenes from the film starring and are shown.

First Official Look: Idris Elba in 'Pacific Rim', Dakota Fanning in 'Effie'

June 09, 2012 03:59:04 GMT

Guillermo del Toro's "" and Richard Laxton's "Effie" have uncovered a first official look at each of their leading characters. The former shows how will look like as General Stacker Pentecost in the sci-fi movie, while the latter reveals the look of as the titular character in the period drama movie.

Kris Humphries Could Face Lawsuit Over Gay Slur, Annulment Papers Uncovered

December 02, 2011 03:17:10 GMT

More troubles might come in ' way. While the former New Jersey Nets power forward is still in the midst of a divorce drama with , Radar Online reported that Kim's friend, Jonathan Cheban, is considering to launch a lawsuit against the 26-year-old for calling him gay on "".

Dakota Fanning Keeps It Classy on 'Effie' Set in Venice

December 02, 2011 03:08:50 GMT

transformed into a classy lady on the set of her upcoming drama, "Effie". Splash News has shared some on-set pictures that feature the actress playing Jane Volturi in the " Saga" series donning a gorgeous period costume while shooting a scene with Italian actor Riccardo Scamarcio in Venice, Italy.

ASA Bans Ad of Dakota Fanning With Bottle Between Her Legs

November 09, 2011 16:56:28 GMT

Britain's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) does not like the image portrayed by 17-year-old . The young actress appears on the ad for Marc Jacobs' new fragrance Oh, Lola! but ASA thinks it "sexualize a child".

Drake Looking Forward to Album Leak Because He Thinks It's Beneficial

November 08, 2011 02:20:59 GMT

Unlike some other artists who are furious when their materials leak, is quite the opposite. In an interview with Billboard recently, the "Proud of You" rapper said, "I look forward to leaks -- knock on wood. I shouldn't probably, but I do." He believed that "a reasonable leak" would help boost the album sales, instead of bringing them down.

'Spartacus' Gets Season 3 Order, to Start Production in Early 2012

November 08, 2011 02:11:59 GMT

"" has been given another season to live. Starz has announced on Monday, November 7 that it picks up the show for a third season although the second season, which is called "Spartacus: Vengeance", has not been debuted yet. The yet-to-be titled third season is scheduled to begin the production in early 2012 in New Zealand.

Keira Knightley In Talks for New Effie Gray Biopic, a Rival for Dakota Fanning's Film

November 08, 2011 01:51:48 GMT

has been eyed to star in another biopic about Euphemia "Effie" Gray. The former "Pirates of Caribbean" actress is in talks to play the unhappy young bride in a film project called "", which will be a rival for "Effie" starring as the titular character.

Bruce Willis to Be a Father for the Fourth Time at 56

October 27, 2011 01:21:08 GMT

is preparing himself to be back on diaper duty once again. The John McClane of the "Die Hard" series has through his representative announced that he and his second wife, Emma Heming, are expecting their first child together.

Set Photo of 'Effie' Gives First Look at Dakota Fanning as Brunette Teen Wife

October 26, 2011 08:55:03 GMT

has been snapped on the Greenwich, London set of her latest movie "Effie". On Tuesday afternoon, October 25, the 17-year-old film beauty was seen ditching her blond locks and going brunette for her first day of shooting for the drama film.

Dakota Fanning Is Young Bride in Emma Thompson's 'Effie'

August 17, 2011 07:43:25 GMT

will walk down the aisle in "Effie". The actress, who turned 17 last February, is set to portray the titular character in the period biopic, written by , about the unfortunate marriage between Euphemia Gray (Effie) and art critic John Ruskin in 1840's London.

Dakota Fanning Cuts Hair Super Short for 'Now Is Good'

July 13, 2011 07:32:13 GMT

has got a dramatic makeover for her latest movie project, "". The "Twilight Saga" actress, who's always known for her long blond hair, was spotted with a super short pixie cut on the London set of the upcoming drama film last Monday, July 11.

Dakota Fanning Graduates From High School

June 08, 2011 01:34:58 GMT

is a high school student no more. The actress playing ruthless Volturi vampire Jane in the " Saga" series has graduated from North Hollywood's Campbell Hall Episcopal High School, and on Monday, June 6, she attended the graduation ceremony along with her fellow graduating classmates.

Dakota Fanning Cast as Queen Elizabeth's Sister

February 09, 2011 07:16:13 GMT

is in talks to play The Queen's late sister Princess Margaret in a new period piece drama "Girls Night Out". The "" star will play the royal in a new film about a fictional night when teenagers Margaret and Elizabeth were set free from the confines of Buckingham Palace at the end of World War Two.

New Set Pics of 'Breaking Dawn' Feature Dakota Fanning With Volturi Clan

December 17, 2010 07:56:47 GMT

Production for "The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn" is still underway and has been spotted while on duty. The depicter of vampire Jane in "" and "" was pictured during the night shooting on Wednesday, December 15 in New Orleans.

Anthony Hopkins' Exorcism Film 'The Rite' Welcomes Official Trailer

October 21, 2010 09:11:57 GMT

"", another ghost exorcism-themed movie, is picked up by Warner Bros. Pictures. The first trailer for the film, which is claimed to be inspired by a true story, is now available for viewing pleasure via Apple after it was debuted during 2010 Scream Awards.

Dakota Fanning Considers to 'Stay', Robert Downey Jr. May Be in 'Emergency'

October 21, 2010 08:23:46 GMT

and are mentioned among today's movie casting news. The former is said in talks with Summit Entertainment to join "", while the latter is thrown as possible cast of "" as he has been set to produce the project.

Vanessa Hudgens, Zac Efron and Dakota Fanning Stand Up in New PSA

August 04, 2010 06:02:53 GMT

"High School Musical" on/off camera lovers and as well as "" saga star have joined forces in a new public service campaign called "Change The Odds", in support of Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C). The brand-new PSA is part of star-studded event on September 10 SU2C promotion.

Dakota Fanning Not Confident of ACT Result

July 05, 2010 03:32:26 GMT

Teen actress is stressing out about her college applications a year ahead of high school graduation, amid fears she flunked an important admissions test. The "Twilight" actress is worried she has failed her ACT test - a standardized exam for students that can weigh heavily on admissions to high-ranking universities.

List of Cities to Get Visits From 'Twilight Saga's Eclipse' Cast Unveiled

July 03, 2010 07:08:40 GMT

"" fans do not have to guess anymore where they can meet their idols and watch "" together. List of places which will get visits from "Eclipse" stars have been unveiled on the movie official site, revealing the cities, theaters as well as showtimes.

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