Hannah Dakota Fanning is an American actress. She rose to prominence at the age of seven for her performance as Lucy Dawson in the drama film I Am Sam. Fanning made her modelling debut in 2009 when she was featured on the cover of fashion magazines Elle, Vanity Fair, and Cosmopolitan. She is the elder sister of Elle Fanning, also an actress.
About Dakota Fanning in brief
Hannah Dakota Fanning is an American actress. She rose to prominence at the age of seven for her performance as Lucy Dawson in the drama film I Am Sam. In 2018, she appeared in the heist comedy Ocean’s 8 and had a starring role in the period drama miniseries The Alienist. Fanning made her modelling debut in 2009 when she was featured on the cover of fashion magazines Elle, Vanity Fair, and Cosmopolitan. She is the elder sister of Elle Fanning, also an actress; both were brought up Southern Baptist. Her maternal grandfather is former American football player Rick Arrington, and her aunt is former ESPN reporter Jill Arrington. In 2004, Fanning appeared in Man on Fire as Pita, a nine-year-old girl who wins over the heart of a retired mercenary to protect her from kidnappers. In 2010, she starred in two prominent films: playing the uptight child to an immature nanny played by Brittany Murphy in Uptown Girls and as Sally in The Cat in the Hat. In 2012, she played Cherie Currie in The Runaways and Jane Volturi in The Twilight Saga. In 2014, she made an appearance on season ten of the television series Friends, playing Mackenzie, a young girl who is moving out of the house and buying a new one. She also did voice-over work for four animated projects, including voicing Satsuki in Disney’s English language release of My Neighbor Totoro, and Wonder Woman in the episode of Wonder Woman’s Justice League Unlimited.
Her mother, Heather Joy, played tennis professionally, and her father, Steven J.Fanning, played minor league baseball and now works as an electronics salesman in Los Angeles, California. In 2002, director Steven Spielberg cast Fanning in the lead child role of Allison \”Allie\” ClarkeKeys in the science fiction Miniseries Taken. In 2003, she portrayed Manson girl Squeaky Fromme in the Quentin Tarantino film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. In 2008, she was cast in the role of Katie in the movie Hansel and Gretel. In 2009, she had a role in The Secret Life of Bees as the eponymous character in Coraline. She has appeared in several independent productions such as Now Is Good and Night Moves, the comedy-drama Very Good Girls, and the biographical film Effie Gray. In 2011, she won the Best Young ActorActress award from the Broadcast Film Critics Association for her role in Man On Fire. In 2013, she starred in the film Man on fire as the young version of Reese Witherspoon’s character in Sweet Home Alabama, and as Katie in Hansel & Gretel in The Hansel&Gretel Movie. In 2015, she also appeared in The Alienists as the title character in the crime drama TheAlienist. In 2016, she co-starred in the TV series Friends as Mackenzie Mackenzie.