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Dakota Fanning

Mostly Credited As: Dakota Fanning
Birth Name: Hannah Dakota Fanning
Date Of Birth: February 23, 1994 (Age 20)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Conyers, Georgia
Height: 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Dakota Fanning


On 23 February 1994, in Conyers, Georgia, Hannah Dakota Fanning was born to a mother who liked "Hannah" and a father who liked "Dakota". Eventually, she chose "Dakota" as her professional name.

Her dream of becoming an actress was realized in 1999, when the talented five-year-old was chosen from thousands of young hopefuls to star in a nationwide commercial campaign for Tide dish-washing liquid. Several small television roles followed, including a guest appearance as a leukemia patient on ER, which remains one of her favorite characters.

I Am Sam would catapult young Dakota to stardom around the globe. By this time, the family had relocated from Georgia to Los Angeles under the recommendation of an agent who predicted a glittering future for Dakota. She was quite justified — at the age of eight, Dakota became the youngest person in history to receive a nomination for a Screen Actors Guild award, and won the prestigious Broadcast Film Critics Association Award.

Since then, she has played opposite Jim Carrey, Eric Close, Tom Cruise, Robert De Niro, Brittany Murphy, Denzel Washington and more in such films as The Cat in the Hat, Hide and Seek, Man on Fire and War of the Worlds.

Fanning is filming Charlotte's Web, also featuring the voice of Julia Roberts. The Nickelodeon movie is set to release sometime December 2006. Dakota has been the spotlight, when on July 21, 2006, it was revealed in her new film, Hounddog (set to release in 2007) featured a scene where young Fanning is raped. Her mother commented, saying the scene was tastefully put together. Dakota and her mother believe she may be even nominated for an Academy Award, if the film is a success.

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TV Appearances

Main cast 
Taken (2002)As: Allie Keys
Episode Cast Credits 

TRL (1998) 
  October 17, 2005 07x7026: (Oct/17/2005) As Herself 

BBC Breakfast (2000) 
  October 6, 2014 15x279: (Oct/06/2014) As Herself 
  September 13, 2012 13x257: (Sep/13/2012) As Herself 

The View (1997) 
  Dakota Fanning, Jonathan Scott, Chris Powell, guest co-host Bevy Smith 17x171: (Jun/03/2014) As Herself 
  Dakota Fanning, Mitch Albom, guest co-host Shaun Robinson 10x68: (Dec/08/2006) As Herself 
  Season 7, Episode 165 07x165: (Apr/21/2004) As Herself 

Oprah (1986) 
  Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular Part 1 25x128: (May/23/2011) As Herself 

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Cameron Diaz, Dan Riskin, Lee DeWyze 18x79: (Jun/25/2010) As Herself (at “Twilight: Eclipse” Premiere) 
  Dakota Fanning, Daniel Tosh, Crystal Bowersox 18x75: (Jun/21/2010) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Dakota Fanning, Judd Apatow, Katharine McPhee 18x10: (Mar/12/2010) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Dakota Fanning, Bradley Cooper, the Neville Brothers 17x82: (Jan/28/2009) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Dakota Fanning, Christopher Meloni, Loni Love 17x22: (Oct/14/2008) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Dakota Fanning, Aaron Eckhart, Twisted Sister 15x58: (Dec/13/2006) As Herself 
  Dakota Fanning, Charles Barkley, Musashimaru, Christina Aguilera, Herbie Hancock 14x23: (Oct/19/2005) As Herself 
  Dakota Fanning, Terrrence Howard, Rascal Flats 13x185: (Jul/12/2005) As Herself 
  Hugh Grant, Dakota Fanning, Jonny Lang 12x36: (Nov/10/2003) As Herself 
  Roseanne Barr, Dakota Fanning, Ben Lee 11x260: (Jul/30/2003) As Herself 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) 
  Dakota Fanning, Diddy 07x50: (Nov/16/2009) As Herself 
  Dakota Fanning, Adam Beach, Natalie Cole 04x74: (Dec/14/2006) As Herself 
  Rod Stewart/Dakota Fanning 03x34: (Oct/20/2005) As Herself 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Dakota Fanning, Keith Alberstadt, Beirut 16x86: (Feb/06/2009) As Herself 
  Show #2391 12x172: (Jun/29/2005) As Herself 

Good Morning America (1975) 
  Barbara Corcoran, Dakota Fanning 32x66: (Dec/04/2006) As Herself 

Live with Kelly & Michael (1983) 
  Dakota Fanning, Derek Jeter and Sarah McLachlan 25x66: (Dec/04/2006) As Herself 
  Dakota Fanning/Simply Red 24x31: (Oct/17/2005) As Herself 
  Dakota Fanning/Def Leppard 23x214: (Jun/30/2005) As Herself 

Lilo & Stitch: The Series (2003) 
  Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch has a Glitch (Aug/30/2005) Voiced  Lilo Pelekai 

The Early Show (1999) 
  Season 6, Episode 220 06x220: (Jul/01/2005) As Herself 

Justice League Unlimited (2001) 
  Kid Stuff 03x03: (Aug/14/2004) Voiced  Kid Wonder Woman 

Friends (1994) 
  The One With Princess Consuela 10x14: (Feb/26/2004) As Mackenzie 

Kim Possible (2002) 
  A Sitch in Time: Past (2) 02x17: (Nov/28/2003) Voiced  Pre-Kindergarten Kim 

MADtv (1995) 
  Episode #907 09x07: (Nov/15/2003) As Herself, [Uncredited]
  Episode #903 09x03: (Sep/27/2003) As Herself, [Uncredited]

Taken (2002) 
  God's Equation 01x07: (Dec/10/2002) As Allie Keys 

Family Guy (1999) 
  To Live and Die in Dixie 03x12: (Nov/15/2001) Voiced  Girl (“My daughter would absolutely love you”) 

Malcolm in the Middle (2000) 
  New Neighbors 02x13: (Jan/21/2001) As Emily, [Co-Guest Stars]

Spin City (1996) 
  Toy Story 05x10: (Dec/20/2000) As Cindy 

The Practice (1997) 
  The Deal 05x09: (Dec/10/2000) As Alessa engel 

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) 
  Blood Drops 01x07: (Nov/17/2000) As Brenda Collins 

Strong Medicine (2000) 
  Misconceptions 01x03: (Aug/06/2000) As Edie's Girl 

Ally McBeal (1997) 
  Ally McBeal: The Musical, Almost 03x21: (May/22/2000) As 9 Year Old Ally 

ER (1994) 
  The Fastest Year 06x19: (Apr/27/2000) As Delia Chadsey 
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Trivia

Sister of actress Elle Fanning.

Learned to read at age 2.

Is of Scandinavian descent.

Has impressed movie bosses with her acting skills so much, the director of HIDE AND SEEK felt it would be insulting to make her audition for her part.

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