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Dakota Fanning Wiki/Biography
Hannah Dakota Fanning, professionally known as Dakota Fanning, is an American actress who has also been a child artist. She started working professionally as an actress at the age of five. She has worked with renowned actors in her career as a child artist. She got the opportunity to work with none other than Robert De Niro when she was only nine years old. Dakota is a tremendously talented actress.
She is a household name in the United States of America. Dakota Fanning has worked in several movies and television series. She is a talented, beautiful, and hard-working actor. Dakota Fanning rose to prominence with her role of Lucy in the film I Am Sam, where she played the daughter of a mentally challenged man who fights for the legal custody of his daughter, Dakota was only seven years old at that time with Lucy’s role she became the youngest actor to be nominated for the Star Guilds Award.
|28 years (as of 2022)
|23rd February a994
|Conyers, Georgia, United States of America
|Number of movies
|More than Fifty-two/ 52
|Heather Joy Arrington
|5 Foot, 3 Inches
|$12 Million (available in internet)
Childhood and Family
Dakota Fanning is an American actress born in the suburb area of Atlanta known as Conyers in the State of Georgia. She went to a Montessori school in Covington. She has also attended New York University. Dakota Fanning’s mother, Heather Arrington, was a professional Tennis player. Dakota Fanning’s father was initially a Baseball player but later started working as a salesman in the city of Los Angeles, California. Dakota used to appear in small plays in Woodstock, Georgia as a child.
Dakota started her professional career by appearing in an ad commercial for Tide. She moved on to appear in a television drama named “ER” that aired on the channel NBC, it was a small guest role, but she said in an interview that it was one of her favorite roles. She also did voice-overs for animated movies. She gave her voice for Satsuki in the Disney channel’s English release of My Neighbour Totoro, a little girl in the Family Guy that aired on Fox, and a little Wonder woman in the episode “Kids Stuff” from Cartoon Network’s Justice League.
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Dakota Fanning Movies and Television Series
Since Dakota Fanning started working from a very early age and has been a part of several movies, television series, and projects, it would not be easy to list her work. Still, some of her notable works have been mentioned below:
I Am Sam: In this movie, Dakota plays the role of Lucy Dawson, who is the daughter of Sam Dawson, a man with special needs. Lucy’s mother abandons them, and thus Sam fights for the legal custody of his daughter with the help of an infamous lawyer.
The Hindi adaptation of this movie was named Main Aisa Hi Hun, starring Ajay Devgn and Rucha Vaidya.
Trapped: Dakota played the role of Abby Jennings in this 2002 release, where some people kidnap her, and her parents are required to devise a plan to save their daughter.
Man on Fire: This movie was based on a novel by the same name. She played the role of Pita or Lupita Ramos. The Hindi adaptation of this movie is named Ek Ajnabee starring Amitabh Bachchan and Rucha Vaidya.
Hide and Seek: Hide and Seek is a psychological-horror movie starring Robert De Niro and
Dakota Fanning together as father and daughter. It is a must-watch.
War of the Worlds: In this movie, Dakota Fanning plays the role of Rachel Ferrier. Dakota worked with Tom Cruise in this Science Fiction film.
Friends: Dakota Fanning guest-starred in this top-rated Television series as Mackenzie. In the show’s last season, she shared the screen space with Matt Le Blanc.
Uptown Girls: The portrayal of Dakota Fanning in this movie as Lorraine, a child who acts like an adult, is phenomenal. She was highly appreciated for this role.
The Bell Jar: The Bell Jar movie is adapted from the novel by the same name by Sylvia Plath, a renowned poet who only wrote one book, The Bell Jar.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: Dakota Fanning played the role of Squeaky in this critically and commercially successful 2019 comedy-drama. This movie also stars Brad Pitt and Leonardo Di Caprio as leads.
Dakota Fanning has several upcoming projects to be released in the coming time. Some of her upcoming projects are Nomadland, The Father, Judas, and the Black Messiah, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Promising Young Woman, One Night in Miami, Soul, etc.
Dakota Fanning Boyfriend (BF)
She is currently in a relationship with Henry Frye (as available in internet). The pair started dating in the year 2017 and has been together since.
Dakota Fanning has also dated Jamie Strachan, Cameron Bright, and Freddie Highmore.
Dakota Fanning’s sister Elle Fanning is also an American actress, and she is twenty-three years old. She has starred in the movie Maleficent, All the Bright Places, The Great, etc.
Almost every actor who has worked with Dakota Fanning has poured words of praise for her. Everyone has appreciated her acting skills and talent. She is an actress who comes in ages and makes a mark for themselves. She has been nominated several times and won several awards for her diverse performances.
There’s a little-known fact about Dakota Fanning. She liked Hello Kitty very much once she said, “I think I was a Japanese schoolgirl in another life. That’s how much I love Hello Kitty”.
Dakota Fanning also became a vegetarian for a small duration, but then she left that lifestyle as she is not fond of vegetables and salads,
In conclusion, Dakota Fanning is a tremendously talented actress. To watch her on-screen is a treat for the eyes. She is capable of mesmerizing anyone with her talent.