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Dakota Fanning

Hannah Dakota Fanning (born February 27, 1994), known as Dakota Fanning, is an American actress who rose to prominence after her breakthrough performance in the 2001 film I Am Sam. As a child actress, she appeared in high-profile films such as Man on Fire, War of the Worlds, and Charlotte's Web. In 2006, Fanning began the transition to more adult roles with Hounddog and The Secret Life of Bees. Her recent films have included The Twilight Saga, the fantasy/horror animated children's movie Coraline, and The Runaways. In 2002, she became the youngest nominee for a Screen Actors Guild Award. Fanning was born in Conyers, Georgia. Her mother, Heather Joy (née Arrington), played tennis professionally, and her father, Steven J. Fanning, played minor league baseball, and works as an electronics salesman in Los Angeles. Her maternal grandfather was former American football player, Rick Arrington, and her aunt is former ESPN reporter Jill Arrington. Dakota is the elder sister of Elle Fanning, also an actress. Fanning has Irish, German, English and French ancestry. She and her family are Southern Baptist. Starting in 2000, Fanning began acting at the age of five after appearing on a Tide

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Dakota Fanning & Elizabeth Olsen -- 'Very Good Girls' in Bikinis

Dakota & Elizabeth
'Very Good Girls' ... In Bikinis

Former child star Dakota Fanning,18, and Mary-Kate & Ashley's little sister Elizabeth Olsen, 23, went two pieces on the set of their new movie "Very Good Girls" in New York over the weekend.In… READ MORE >

Dakota Fanning's Kid Sis Makes More Than You

Dakota Fanning's Kid Sis
Makes More Than You

In Hollywood, it pays to be Dakota Fanning's little sister -- 'cause the other Fanning child is officially pulling in a 6-figure salary. We've just obtained a copy of Elle Fanning's minor contract… READ MORE >

- 1801 days ago
Dakota Fanning -- Basket Case

Dakota Fanning
Basket Case

What? Dakota Fanning is a Sophomore? If she's older, does that mean we're older now too? Crap.These aren't photos from Dakota's next movie -- she was spotted cheering at her actual private high… READ MORE >

- 2139 days ago
Cheerleading Dakota Escapes Pap Rally

Cheerleading Dakota Escapes Pap Rally

Ready? OK! Who'd have thought the quirky little girl from "I Am Sam" would grow up to be a high school cheerleader?For some reason we asked her to bust out a routine right there in the airport ...… READ MORE >

- 2162 days ago
Dakota Fanning: Awkward Stage Officially Over

Dakota Fanning:
Awkward Stage Officially Over

Dakota Fanning appears to have survived that awkward, unfortunate stage that afflicts many child stars somewhere between puberty and their first DUI.The 14-year-old turned up to the NYC premiere… READ MORE >

- 2171 days ago
Dakota Fanning Is Getting Old

Dakota Fanning
Is Getting Old

Holy s**t! Dakota Fanning is all growed up!The adorably annoying child star, who turned 14 on Saturday, was snapped at LAX this weekend wearing a trend almost as old as she is -- Ugg boots!Proving… READ MORE >

- 2376 days ago
This Week's Biggest Losers 01/27/2007

This Week's Biggest Losers
01/27/2007

Is Gary Coleman so hard up for advance cash that he now has to rely on Sundance swag? Is Dustin "Screech" Diamond so desperate to keep his faux sex tape buzz going that he has to compete for… READ MORE >

- 2770 days ago
Dakota Fanning's Awkward Stage

Dakota Fanning's
Awkward Stage

Rachel Zoe, we've got a new job for you, and the client is already built like a 12-year-old, because she's 12. Dakota Fanning's court jester/MC Hammer ensemble was seen at the Tokyo premiere of… READ MORE >

- 2828 days ago

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