Dakota Fanning

Dakota Fanning: Early Life, Career, Relations & Net Worth

How can anyone begin their career at the age of five? Not to be surprised anymore, Dakota Fanning started her career as a small child at the early age of five.

Also, at the age of 12, she became the owner of $4 Million.

Dakota Fanning is a popular American actress who is famous for her major works in The Cat in the Hat, Uptown Girls, War of the World, Man on Fire, Charlotte’s Web, and Dreamer.


Glamorous Dakota Fanning
Glamorous Dakota Fanning.

Acting from an early age, she became a child star, which made her the youngest nominee in SAG history and many more awards, like receiving a Screen Actors Guild Award at the age of eight.

In 2008, she came in at number four on Moviefone’s list of “The 25 Hottest Actors Under 25.”

Let us know more about this brilliant actress, Dakota Fanning.

Quick Facts

Full Name:Hannah Dakota Fanning
NickName:Hannah, Kota
Birth Date:February 23, 1994
Age:30 Years Old
Zodiac Sign:Pisces
Birth Place:Conyers, Georga, United States of America
Father’s Name:Steven J. Fanning
Mother’s Name:Heather Joy
Siblings:Elle Fanning
Height:5 feet 4 inches (163 cm)
Weight:50 kg(110 lbs)
Hobbies: Dancing, Singing, Traveling 
Education:Campbell Hall School, Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University
Religion:Southern Baptist
Eye Color:Blue
Hair Color:Blonde
Profession:Model, Actor, Singer, and Voice Actor
Debut Movie:I am Sam (2001)
Marital Status:Not Married
Boyfriend:Henry Frye
Kid: None 
Net Worth:$12 Million
Active Since: 1999-Present
Social Media Presence:Instagram, Facebook 
Last Update:July, 2024

Early Life, Childhood, and Education of Dakota Fanning

Hannah Dakota Fanning, aka Dakota Fanning, was born on February 23, 1994, in Conyers, Georgia, United States of America.

She is the daughter of Heather Joy (professional tennis player) and Steven J. Fanning (minor league baseball player), who currently works as an electronics salesman in Los Angeles, California.

Some more close relatives of Dakota are her maternal grandfather, a former American football player Rick Arrington, and her aunt Jill Arrington, a former ESPN news reporter.

In addition, she has one younger sister, Elle Fanning, who is also an actress.

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Dakota went to Montessori School in Covington for her education and then joined Campbell hall for her higher education.

Fanning wanted to become an actress from an early age, which she fulfilled today, becoming a world popular actress.

How old is Dakota Fanning? Age and Body Measurements

Beautiful and charming American actress Dakota Fanning is currently living her  30th year of age (July, 2024).

The zodiac sign of Dakota is Pisces, which describes her character as gentle, wise, compassionate, and artistic.

Fanning has a slim body figure with an impressive body height of 5 feet and 4 inches with a total body weight of 50 kg, i.e., 110 pounds.

Stunning Beauty of Dakota Fanning
Stunning Beauty of Dakota Fanning.

This beautiful young actress’s body measurement is 34-28-34, i.e., breast size of 34 inches, a waist size of 28 inches, and hips of 34 inches.

To enhance her beauty, she has a pair of blue eyes and blonde hair color.

In 2012, she dyed her hair to trademark blonde locks

Acting Career of Dakota Fanning

5 years old, Dakota was an actress acting in a small play at the Towne Lake Arts Center in Woodstock, Georgia.

Her professional career began in 1999, with an appearance in a Tide television commercial.

At the beginning of her career, she used to get guest roles on television series such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The Practice, and Spin City.

Fanning made her debut movie in I Am Sam, released in 2001 and made her the youngest person ever to be nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award.

Also, with that movie performance, she won the Best Young Actor/Actress award from the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

The same year, she starred as Clairee in the movie Father Xmas

She then got the lead role of Allison Clarke in the science fiction movie, Taken released in 2002, which made her famous among several film critics with positive reviews.

She appeared in three movies within a year with her impressive child characters.

She did two more movies and debuted as a voice-over in four animated projects in the following year.

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You can also see Dakota Fanning in season ten of the television series Friends in the role of Mackenzie.

At the age of nine, Dakota appeared in Man on Fire and was able to win the hearts of Denzel Washington, a retired mercenary.

Dakota then appeared on Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story, which was completed in late October 2004.

Fanning also worked with a great star, Tom Cruise, in War of the Worlds, which was a critical success, and she was praised by the director Steven Spielberg for her performance.

At the age of twelve, Dakota joined the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, making her one of the youngest members in the Academy’s history.

She was also ranked at 4th position in the Forbes list of “Top-Earning Stars Aged Under 21”, with an estimated $4 million in 2006.

Dakota Fanning in superb Dress
Dakota Fanning, in superb Dress.

In 2008, she starred in multiple films such as The Secret Lies of Bees, Caroline, and Push.

The same year, she appeared in “Top 10 Teen Star Countdown.”

She came into controversy for “Hounddog,” in which Dakota plays a 12-year-old girl who is raped, received harsh criticism from critics.

She was even cast for the movie My Sister’s Keeper, but as she heard that she would have to shave her head for the role, she immediately dropped out of the movie.

In 2009, she played in the movie New Moon as Jane, making her the Forbes’ Most Valuable Young Stars as she was ranked number three.

Dakota Fanning voiced in a documentary film, Rise, commissioned by U.S. Figure Skating to indicate the 50th annual anniversary of the crash of Sabena Flight 548.

In 2011, Fanning became the face of Marc Jacob’s Oh, Lola! Perfume campaign.

With her outstanding performance, she was seen in several movies, including Night Moves in 2012, The Last of Robin Hood in 2013, and Every Secret Thing in 2015.

In 2019, Dakota and her sister Elle starred in Kristin Hannah’s 2015 novel, The Nightingale, directed by Melanie Laurent.

Personal Life of Dakota Fanning

Since her early age at Campbell Hall School, Dakota is a bright student who graduated in 2011.

She participated in the varsity spirit cheerleading squat and voted twice for the homecoming queen during her educational life. Fanning was quite popular in her early life.

After her graduation, she went to the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University. There she majored in women’s studies with the aim of women in film and culture.

In January 2012, Fanning represented WME (William Morris Endeavor) after ending a decade-long association with Osbrink Talent Agency.

Then, in 2014, she again changed the agency to represent by CAA (Creative Artists Agency).

Car Collection

Dakota owns several luxurious cars that she has collected throughout her career. 

Her car collection includes Mercedes Benz, Honda, and Volvo. 

Who is Dakota Fanning Dating?

Dakota is the one who likes to keep her personal matter to herself only. She isn’t that open to the media regarding her personal life and relationships.

But after becoming a celebrity, it is tough to date someone in secret.

Fanning with her boyfriend, Henry Frye, was spotted attending sports games at Madison Square Garden in late 2017.

Dakota with her boyfriend Henry
Dakota with her boyfriend Henry.

Recently, Fanning posted photos of herself and Frye on her Instagram account, revealing their ongoing relationships.  Also, she posted a snap with Frye on the day of valentine with the caption “My Valentine.”

In 2018, she said to Vogue Australia that “I can’t wait to be a mom and can’t wait to get married. Not yet, but those things are essential to me.”

Some Facts &Trivia about Dakota Fanning

  1. Dakota is both smoker and an alcoholic but within the limit.
  2. She is of Irish and German descent.
  3. She is one of the 14 grandchildren of Rick Arrington.
  4. Fanning learned to read at the age of two.
  5. Fanning is fond of knitting and has knit scarves for Robert De Niro, Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Denzel Washington, and Tim Robbins.
  6. Dakota and her sister Elle starred in three movies but haven’t shared a scene together.
  7. She has gifted an iPod by actor Tom Cruise during the filming of War of the Worlds.
  8. Dakota Fanning is a member of the international humanitarian movement “Red Cross.”
  9. She dreams of being a director and directing a movie, which she learned from watching the directors.
  10. She can speak the French language fluently.
  11. In Burbank, California, she was inducted into the Girl Scouts of the USA.

Awards won by Dakota Fanning.

  1. Best Young Performer from I am Sam in 2001.
  2. Best Frightened Performance from Hide and Seek in 2005.
  3. Best Young Actress from War of the Worlds in 2005.
  4. Best Performance by a Younger Actor from War of the Worlds in 2006.
  5. Favorite Movie Actress from Charlotte’s Web in 2007.
  6. Rising Star Award in 2009.
  7. Bell Family Foundation Young Artist Award in 2013.

Net Worth, Salary, and Income

This young talented lady started to earn millions at an early age due to her brilliant acting skills. At the early age of twelve, she had an estimated net worth of $4 million.

Currently, in July, 2024, the total estimated net worth of Dakota Fanning is around $12 Million. 

Well, at this rate of progress, Fanning will make lots of money with her acting skills.

Surely, her primary source of income is through the film, but she has several other income sources, such as commercials, television shows, and modeling.

Social Media Presence

Undoubtedly, someone who is that successful in their life from a very young age and has a great personality is admired by everyone who knew her.

She is quite active on her social media platforms, with millions of fan following.

She has an Instagram account with a massive following of 3.5 Million (as of April 2022). Likewise, she also has a Facebook account with 466 thousand followers. 

Unfortunately, this star is currently unavailable on Twitter and YouTube accounts, but you can always see her latest posts on Instagram and Twitter accounts.


Did Dakota Fanning pay respect to Brittany Murphy?

In 2020, Dakota Fanning paid respect to the late Brittany Murphy, her former co-star. Fans may recall that the two actors collaborated in the 2003 film Uptown Girls, in which Murphy’s character played the nanny to Fanning’s character.

Is Dakota Fanning dating Chris Martin?

No, Chris Martin is dating actress Dakota Johnson. 

How Old Was Dakota Fanning as Jane Volturi in Twilight?

Dakota Fanning was 18 when the fifth and final movie of The Twilight Saga film series debuted in November 2012.

Is Dakota Fanning pregnant?

No, she is not pregnant yet. 

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