Dakota Fanning (full name - Hannah Dakota Fanning) was born February 23, 1994. Her parents, Joy and Steve Fanning, athletes. My mother - a former professional tennis player, and his father - a former baseball player. She has a younger sister, Ellie, who followed in the footsteps Dakota, becoming an actress - and very successful. Vrochem to succeed Dakota it is still far.
Dakota appeared acting ability at an early age, so my parents decided to send her to a drama school where she participated in the weekly performances. The leaders noted the studio talent Dakota and advised her parents to find an agent, and they did. In 1999, the agent found the Dakota first job - a commercial laundry detergent Tide.
The first significant appearance as an actress Dakota was the role in the TV series "ER", where she played a girl suffering from leukemia and has become a victim of a car accident.
In 2001, she played a small role in the film "March cats" and Father Xmas. Also in 2001 she made her debut in a big movie. Dakota has played a major role in the film "I - Sam," her partner became Sean Penn. For this role, Dakota nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award, making her the youngest nominee in the history of this award. From Film Critics Association broadcasters Dakota won the "Best Actress".
In 2002, the little actress was chosen for the role in the film "Stolen" by Steven Spielberg. In the same 2002, she appeared in three films: in the film "Hansel and Gretel" in "Sweet Home Alabama" and in "24 hours".
In 2003, Dakota starred together with actress Brittany Murphy in "Uptown Girls." Also this year, she voiced a character in the Disney version of the Japanese animated film "My Neighbor Totoro".
In 2004 saw the release of "Wrath", which played a nine-year girl Dakota Pete Mexican gang kidnapped. One of the main roles in the film played by Denzel Washington.
Further, in the same year, followed by shooting at the very Steven Spielberg's "War of the Worlds" with Tom Cruise, who played her father.
In October 2004, he completed work on the film "Dreamer", where Dakota played together with Kurt Russell. After filming the actor said that Dakota was his best partner in the film of his career.
In 2005, Dakota was fortunate to work with the great Robert De Niro. Together, they starred in the film "Hide and Seek". In the same year she continued to sound cartoons, this time - the second part of "Lilo & Stitch: Stitch big problem", as well as in the cartoon "Coraline".
In 2006, Dakota Fanning was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, making her the youngest member in the history of the Academy.
In 2006, she came in fourth place in the list of "top stars under the age of 21 years" in the magazine Forbes.
In the spring of 2007, Dakota starred in the movie "Flight of a lifetime", and in the summer in a short film actress Kate Hudson Cutlass. From September to December 2007, the young actress was working on filming the movie "The Fifth Dimension".
Since 2009, the Dakota poyavlyalast in all parts (starting from the second) super popular "Twilight" vampire in a small role.
In 2010 came the film The Runaways with Kristen Stewart and Dakota, in which women played a member of the legendary group The Runaways. Also in 2010 he brought Dakota professional modeling contract with the agency IMG Models.
In February 2011, it was reported that the actress intends to withdraw by 2012, once in three movies: Girls Night Out, directed by Michael Hoffman, The Motel Life on the novel and in the film Mississippi Wild.