Dakota Fanning - Biography

Last Modified: Sep 24, 2022

Dakota Fanning
Nick Name: Kota
Profession: Actress
Best Known For: I am Sam (film)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $12 million

Personal Details

Born on : February 23, 1994 (age 29)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Hannah Dakota Fanning
Birth Place: Conyers, Georgia, USA
Horoscope: Pisces
Father's Name: Steven Fanning
Mother's Name: Heather Joy Arrington
Siblings: 1

Mary Elle Fanning (younger sister)

High School: Campbell Hall School
University: Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (German, Irish, English, French, Channel-Islander)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In Relationship
Boyfriend Name: Henry Frye

Body Measurements

Height: 1.63 meter (5 feet 4 inch)
Weight: 50 kg (110.23 lb)
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Blue
Shoe Size: 6 US
Dress Size: 4 US
Breast Size: 34 inch
Waist Size: 24 inch
Hip Size: 34 inch
Bra Size: 32
Cup Size: A

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Who is Dakota Fanning?

Dakota Fanning is a former child actor who grew up in the eyes of the world. She started acting at the age of 5 with TV commercials. With her roles in ER, she branched out in movies such as In I am Sam, where she showed off her acting skills. She stared as Cherie Currie in the iconic film The Runaways, earning her numerous awards.

Dakota Fanning – Age, Parents, Siblings

Dakota Fanning was born on February 23, 1994, in Conyers, Georgia, the U.S.A. as Hannah Dakota Fanning. Her parents are Steven Fanning, who played minor league baseball and is now an electronics sales on, and Heather Joy Arrington, a professional tennis player.

She also has a younger sister named Mary Elle Fanning, who is also an actress.

Source: Instagram (Dakota Fanning with younger sister  Mary Elle Fanning)

Education, Ethnicity

Fanning attended Montessori School of Covington and graduated from Campbell Hall School in June 2011. She has crowned the Homecoming queen and also participated on the varsity spirit cheerleading squad.

For higher education, Dakota Fanning enrolled at Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University with a major in women's studies.

Her ethnicity includes German, Irish, English, French, and Channel Islander.

Dakota Fanning Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce

Dakota Fanning was in a relationship with British model Jamie Strachan back in 2016. But the former couple broke up after dating for some time. Before Strachan, Fanning was rumored to be dating  English actor Freddie Highmore in 2009 and Tyler James Williams. All this turned out to be a rumor.  

Currently, Dakota Fanning is dating Henry Frye, a former college basketball and has been together with her boyfriend since October 2018. The couple seems to be all loved up as they were pictured sharing kisses outside New York University.

Also read: Camila Mendes - Actress of Riverdale 

Source: Just Jared Jr. (Dakota Fanning, Henry Frye)

Dakota Fanning Career

Early Days

Dakota Fanning’s career in acting began in 1999. She was only 5 years old when she appeared in a Tide television commercial. Soon, he appeared in an episode of ER, NBC’s drama series. 

She gradually was cast in guest roles in CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationThe Practice, Spin Cityetc. Her breakthrough role came in the movie I Am Sam (2001). In the movie, she played the role of the daughter of a mentally challenged man who fought for the custody of his daughter.

Also read: Hadley Robinson - Actress of Little Women, Utopia 

Source: Instagram (from left- Michelle Pfeiffer, Dakota Fanning, Sean Penn at the premiere of I am Sam - 2001)

Films, Series

Dakota Fanning then went on to star in Taken (2002), Trapped (2002), Sweet Home Alabama (2002)Hansel and Gretel  (2002), Uptown Girls (2003), The Cat in the Hat (2003), Man on Fire (2004),  and in an episode of Friends in 2004.

In 2005, Fanning appeared alongside Robert De Niro in Hide and SeekIt was followed by her roles in films including War of the Worlds (2005), Charlotte's Web (2006), Hounddog (2007), Coraline (2009), The Twilight Saga franchise, The Runaways (2010), Ocean's 8 (2018), Sweetness in the Bellyamong others.


On the set of The Runaways, Fanning has worked with Riley Keough, Alia Shawkat, Allie Grant, Hannah Marks, Johnny Lewis.

Also read: Chanelle Peloso - Canadian Actress of Croatian descent

Source: aceshowbiz (From Left- Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning, Ariela Barer on the set of The Runaways)

Dakota Fanning Awards, Nominations

Dakota Fanning was only 7 years old when she was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award, the youngest person to be ever nominated. Other nominations include Saturn Awards (2003), Young Artist Awards (2004, 2005, 2007), Gotham Awards (2005), Irish Film and Television Awards (2005), MTV Movie Awards (2006, 2010), Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards (2006, 2007), Teen Choice Awards (2010).

Among all the nominations, she has won Broadcast Film Critics Association (2001), Young Artist Awards, Satellite Awards, Chicago Film Critics Association, MTV Movie Awards, Hollywood Film Festival, National Arts Awards, among others.

Also read: Kaitlyn Dever - Actress of Booksmart 

Dakota Fanning Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Fanning is estimated to be around $12 million while the figure on her annual salary is under review.

Dakota Fanning Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On  Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Dakota Fanning is followed by millions of followers.

Also read: Allie DeBerry - Actress of A.N.T. Farm 

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