Biography - Dakota Fanning

Last Modified: 8th Aug, 2023
Dakota Fanning
Nick Name
Best Known For
I am Sam (film)
Net Worth
$12.00M Under Review
$ Under Review
Social Media Presence
Personal Detail
Birth Name / Full Name
Hannah Dakota Fanning N/A
Born on
February 23, 1994 (age 30)
Female N/A
Sexual Orientation
Marital Status
Married Date
Steven Fanning
Steven Fanning
Elle Fanning
Younger sister
Heather Joy Arrington
Heather Joy Arrington
Henry Frye
October 2018
Henry Frye
October 2018
Freddie Highmore
Jamie Strachan
Body Measurement
Hair Color
Blonde N/A
Eye Color
Blue N/A
Shoe Size
6 US N/A
Bicep Size
inch N/A
Chest Size
inch N/A
Waist Size
Dress Size
4 US N/A
Bust Size
Waist Size
Hip Size
Bra Size
Cup Size
Social Media Presence

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 the 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 the 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 actors 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 Investigation, The Practice, Spin City, etc. 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 Seek. It 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 Belly, among others.


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