Dakota Fanning

Inside Biography

Dakota was born as Hannah Dakota Fanning on February 23, 1994 in Conyers, Georgia to her mother Heather Joy who is a well-known professional tennis player and her father, Steven J. Fanning, who played minor league baseball and currently is an electronics salesman in Los Angeles. Dakota’s maternal grandfather is the famed American football player Rick Arrington, whereas her aunt is Jill Arrington who is an ESPN reporter. Fanning has a younger sister, Elle Fanning, who is a prominent child actress. Dakota comes from a blend of Irish, German, English, and French ancestry.

Dakota attended Montessori School of Covington and later attended Campbell Hall School in North Hollywood, California, where she took part on the varsity spirit cheerleading squad. She was also voted homecoming queen. She graduated from Campbell in June 2011. Dakota went on to join New York University. Fanning began as a child actor working in commercials. She got her first role in an episode of ER. She was then seen in a few episodes of TV series such as friends, Justice league Unlimited, CSI, Malcolm in the middle to name a few. Her most significant role came when she acted in Sean Penn’s I am Sam which got her a Screen actor Guild Award nomination making her the youngest person to get it. She then appeared in movies like Steven Spielberg’s Taken, Trapped, Hansel and Gretel.

Her crucial success in the Hollywood industry came with movies such as Man on Fire, Hide and Seek, Nine Lives, Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story, War of the Worlds, Charlotte’s Web, Hounddog, the Secret Life of Bees and many more. She appeared as character Jane in The Twilight series. She is the face of Marc Jacobs’s Oh, Lola! Perfume. She is currently in the process of filming Brimstone and American Pastoral which will both release in 2016.

Fanning was in a relationship with actor Cameron Bright in 2009. They broke up in 2012. After which there were rumors that Fanning was having an affair with actor Freddie Highmore. She is currently in a relationship with boyfriend Jamie Strachan. Strachan is an English model and is 13 years older than Fanning. She is not married till date. 

Dakota is currently 21 years old and her height is 5 feet 4 inches. Her blond hair and innocent face is her most attractive feature. She has won a number of awards including Broadcast Film Critics Association, Satellite Award, Young Artist Award, MTV movie Award, Saturn Award, national Arts Award for her role in movies like I am Sam, Taken, Hide and Seek, Dreamer, Charlotte’s Web to name a few. Her net worth is estimated to be $16 million dollars. She became the youngest member to be a member of Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Science at just the age of 12.



by sanjeet, 08 Dec, 2015

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