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Dakota Fanning


Hannah Dakota Fanning was born on the 23rd of February 1994, in Conyers, Georgia, USA, to Heather Joy (Arrington) and Steven Fanning. Her mother played professional tennis, and her father, now an electronics salesman, played minor league baseball. She is of Irish, English, German, and French descent. Before her debut into the cinematic world, ... See full bio »

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Other Works:

Appeared in Rufus Wainwright's music video for "Across the Universe" See more »

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9 Interviews | 10 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

It's fun to know what I want to do - you know, when I grow up. I have friends who say, "Oh, maybe I'll be an astronaut or whatever." But it's cool to want to do this forever. I knew from my first commercial that I wanted to be an actress. See more »

Trivia:

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 My Neighbor Totoro (1988). See more »

Trademark:

Preteen years: played extremely precocious and intelligent children who were often smarter than the adults. Her teenage roles have consisted of more troubled girls.

Nickname:

Kota

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