Dakota Fanning was born Hannah Dakota Fanning on the 23 rd Of February 1994. She was born in Conyers, Georgia. She was born to Joy and Steve Fanning. Her Mother is a professional tennis player and her father is a minor League base-ball player. Dakota has a younger sister named Elle Fanning. Elle, like her sister, is also an actress
Early Years Dakota began acting at the age of five. Her first appearance was In a Tide commercial. Her first major acting job was guess starring In ER. Her role is ER still remains one of her favourites. Quote: “I played a car accident victim who has leukaemia. I got To wear a neck brace and nose tubes for two days as I worked” Dakota at the age of 5
I am Sam In 2001 Dakota Fanning starred opposite Sean Penn in the film ‘I Am Sam’ She played a girl who is the daughter Of a mentally challenged man who fights for The custody of his daughter. She was the youngest person ever to be nominated For Screen Actors Guild Award. She also won Best Actor/Actress award from the Broadcast Films Critics Association
Taken Dakota was cast in the lead child role as Alison Clarke. By now she had received positive notices from several Film Critics, one being Tom Shales of The Washington Post. He said: “Dakota has the perfect otherworldly look About her, an enchanting young actress called upon To carry a great weight.
2002 In 2002 Dakota made three other films: Trapped- Dakota played a kidnap victim who is more than the abductors bargained for Sweet Home Alabama- Dakota played Reese Witherspoon’s character’s younger self. Hansel and Gretel- Dakota played Katie
2003 In 2003 Dakota was in: Uptown Girls- Dakota played an uptight child to an immature nanny. Cat in the Hat- Dakota played Sally
2004 In 2004 Dakota was cast in the film Man on Fire. She played Pita, a nine year old girl who wins over to heart of a retired mercenary hired to protect her from kidnappers
2005 In 2005 Dakota was in the film War of the Worlds, she starred Along side with Tom Cruise. War of the Worlds is a sci-fi movie about massive space-ships coming to Earth to destroy everyone and everything. During the making of the film, Tom Cruise bought Dakota Fanning an IPod! I personally love the movie and I think both Dakota and Tom did a brilliant job. The storyline is brilliant too. This is movie is a must see =)
2006 Dakota’s film Charlottes web was finally released in 2006. Along with her other film Hounddog. Dakota got a lot of haters through that film because of her rape scene. The film was also banned in quite a few countries for the same reason. Dakota told the press" Its not real, its called acting” At the age of 12 Dakota was invited to join The Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences, making her the youngest ever in history to join that Academy
2007 In 2007 Dakota filmed Fragments-Winged Creatures along side with Kate Beckinsale- Kate is best known for her role as Selene in the hit vampire flick Underworld Guy Pearce Josh Hutcherson- My second favourite actor (first being Cameron Bright =p)) He’s best known for Bridge to Terrabiethia, Journey to the centre of the earth, The Vampires Assistant and Firehouse Dog Jennifer Hudson In the same year Dakota was Also in Push and Cutlass
2008 In 2008 Dakota was in the film The Secret Life of Bee’s, which is truly an Awesome film. It is so touching. Everyone in the film did a splendid job! The film is about Lily (Dakota) Who accidently killed her mother with a gun. She had been living with guilt all her life and was abused by her father. She And her house keeper run away and run across three women who make honey. They work there and Lily later finds out the truth about her mother. It’s a touching Story which shows people about the racism which goes on in the world. I love the Film and recommend it to anyone =)
2009 In 2009 Dakota Fanning Played Jane Volturi in the best film around, New Moon. Jane is the twin sister of Alec (GO TEAM ALEC!) She has the power to burn people with her mind. She is a vampire. Most people think Jane is the evil one from the twins of torture but she isn’t. Its actually Alec (GO TEAM ALEC!) because he attacks without warning.
2010 In 2010 Dakota starred along side Kristen Stewart in the film Runaways as well as being Jane in Eclipse.
2011 In 2011 Dakota Fanning was back in Breaking Dawn: Part 1 as the Volturi’s Jane. She returns in 2012 in breaking Dawn Part 2 as the same character
Filmography 2001 Father X-mas Tom Cats I am Sam 2002 Taken Trapped Home Sweet Alabama Hansel and Gretel 2003 Uptown Girls The Cat in the Hat Kim Possible 2004 Man on Fire My Neighbour Tororo In The Realms of the Unreal 2005 Hide and Seek Lilo and Stitch Nine Lives War of the Worlds Dreamer 2006 Charlottes Web 2007 Hounddog Cutlass 2008 The Secret Life of Bees 2009 Caroline Push Fragments NEW MOON 2010 The Runaways ECLIPSE
Why Her? <ul><li>I have chosen Dakota Fanning as my Arts’ Heroin for the </li></ul><ul><li>Following reasons: </li></ul><ul><li>She plays my third favourite character in New Moon ( first </li></ul><ul><li>Being Alec, Second being Renata) </li></ul><ul><li>She is pretty </li></ul><ul><li>She has been my role-model ever since I was 6 and I saw her in </li></ul><ul><li>Hide and Seek </li></ul>