- Real Name:
- Hannah Dakota Fanning
- Date of Birth:
- February 23, 1994
- Conyers, Georgia
- Resides in:
- Los Angeles
Dakota Fanning’s Hollywood career actually started back in the Peach State when her mom enrolled the big-eyed blonde in an acting workshop at 5. After quickly booking a Tide commercial, her family recognized her potential and uprooted the family to Los Angeles. Smart move as she became the youngest performer ever to be nominated for an individual SAG Award in 2001 when she played daughter to Sean Penn’s developmentally disabled dad in “I Am Sam”. She filled her resume for the next eight years playing the on-screen daughter/charge/younger version of Hollywood’s elite including Charlize Theron (“Trapped”), Reese Witherspoon (“Sweet Home Alabama”), Robert DeNiro (who threw her a surprise birthday party when they worked on "Hide and Seek" together), Denzel Washington (“Man On Fire”) and Tom Cruise (“War Of The Worlds”). Wanting to break out of the child star mold as a teen, she took on the role as villainous vamp Jane in a couple of the “Twilight” films and played real-life Runaways frontwoman Cherie Currie opposite Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett. Despite being the youngest star asked to join the Academy, she maintained good grades, was a cheerleader and voted homecoming queen at a couple LA-area private high schools until she graduated in 2011.
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Week in PhotosRosie Huntington-Whiteley struts the runway in Brazil, plus more of your favorite celebs this week in photos.
growing upDakota Fanning shows off a more mature side on the new issue of Cosmopolitan.
Twilight StyleThe ladies of "Twilight" go head-to-head in a fashion face off.
Out & AboutBrooke Burke takes her daughter to a man-made sledding event in Los Angeles, plus more of your favorite stars out and about.
Couples for 2012Check out the couples we hope will hook up in the new year.
Week in PhotosJessica Simpson puckers up at an event in New York, plus more of your favorite stars this week in photos.
sister actStar siblings Dakota and Elle Fanning face off in W magazine and focus in on filmmaking, fame and sharing clothes.
Southern StarsCheck out with Hollywood stars are surprising from the South.
bad ad?A Marc Jacobs perfume ad-- featuring Dakota Fanning holding a flowering bottle in between her legs -- has been banned in England.
Pre-'Twilight'See what your favorite "Twilight" stars before the vampire-centric series rocketed them to fame.
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