Fanning, Dakota 1994–

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FANNING, Dakota 1994–


Full name, Hannah Dakota Fanning; born February 23, 1994, in Conyers, GA; daughter of Steve and Joy Fanning; sister of Elle Fanning (an actress; full name, Mary Elle Fanning). Avocational Interests: Reading, collecting dolls.


Agent—Cindy Osbrink, Osbrink Talent Agency, 4343 Lankershim Blvd., Suite 100, Universal City, CA 91602. Manager—Booh Schut, Booh Schut Company, 11350 Ventura Blvd., Suite 200, Studio City, CA 91604.


Actress. Appeared in commercials.

Awards, Honors:

Young Artist Award, Young Artist Foundation, best performance in a feature film by an actress age ten or under, Special Achievement Award, Golden Satellite awards, International Press Academy, outstanding new talent, Broadcast Film Critics Association Award, best young actor or actress, Sierra Award, Las Vegas Film Critics Society, outstanding youth in film, Screen Actors Guild Award nomination, outstanding performance by a female actor in a supporting role, and Chicago Film Critics Association Award nomination, most promising performer, all 2002, for I Am Sam; Saturn Award nomination, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, best supporting actress in a television series, and Young Artist Award nomination, best performance in a television movie, miniseries, or special by a leading young actress, both 2003, for Taken; Young Artist Award nomination, best performance in a feature film by a leading young actress, 2004, for The Cat in the Hat; Broadcast Film Critics Association Award nomination, best young actress, and Young Artist Award nomination, best performance in a feature film by a leading young actress, both 2005, for Man on Fire.


Film Appearances:

Clairee, Father Xmas, Indie Rose Films, 2001.

Little girl in park, Tomcats, Columbia, 2001.

Lucy Diamond Dawson, I Am Sam, New Line Cinema, 2001.

Abigail Jennings, Trapped (also known as 24 Stunden Angst), Columbia, 2002.

Katie, Hansel & Gretel, Innovation Film Group, 2002.

Young Melanie, Sweet Home Alabama, Buena Vista, 2002.

Lorraine "Ray" Schleine, Uptown Girls, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 2003.

Sally Walden, The Cat in the Hat (also known as Dr. Seuss' "The Cat in the Hat"), Universal, 2003.

Narrator, In the Realms of the Unreal (documentary), Mongrel Media, 2004.

Pita Ramos, Man on Fire, Twentieth Century–Fox, 2004.

Anastasia, Conquistadora, 2005.

Emily Callaway, Hide and Seek, Twentieth Century–Fox, 2005.

Maria, Nine Lives, Mockingbird Pictures, 2005.

Rachel Ferrier, War of the Worlds, Paramount, 2005.

Trisha Carson, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, 2005.

Voice of Satsuki for English version, Tonari no Totoro (anime; also known as My Neighbor Totoro), Walt Disney, 2005.

Cale Crane, Dreamer, DreamWorks, c. 2005.

Fern, Charlotte's Web, Paramount, 2006.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Allison "Allie" Clarke/Keys, Taken (also known as Steven Spielberg Presents: Taken), Sci–Fi Channel, 2002.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Inside Steven Spielberg Presents: Taken, Sci–Fi Channel, 2002.

Herself, Making the Movie: Dr. Seuss' "The Cat in the Hat", MTV, 2003.

Voice of preschool Kim, Kim Possible: A Stitch in Time (animated; also known as Disney's "Kim Possible: A Stitch in Time"), The Disney Channel, 2003.

The Making of "Man on Fire," 2004.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, The Eighth Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, TNT, 2002.

Presenter, The Fifth Annual Family Television Awards, The WB, 2003.

The 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Fox, 2003.

The 2003 Teen Choice Awards, Fox, 2003.

Presenter, The 10th Annual Critics' Choice Awards, The WB, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Alessa Engel, "The Deal," The Practice, ABC, 2000.

Brenda Collins, "Blood Drops," CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (also known as CSI), CBS, 2000.

Cindy, "Toy Story," Spin City (also known as Spin), ABC, 2000.

Delia Chadsey, "The Fastest Year," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 2000.

Edie's girl, "Misconceptions," Strong Medicine, Lifetime, 2000.

Five–year–old Ally, "Ally McBeal: The Musical, Almost," Ally McBeal, Fox, 2000.

Emily, "New Neighbors," Malcolm in the Middle, Fox, 2001.

Voice of little girl, "To Live and Die in Dixie" (some sources cite "To Love and Die in Dixie"), Family Guy (animated), Fox, 2001.

Young Ellen, "Missing the Bus," The Ellen Show, CBS, 2001.

Guest, Extra (also known as Extra: The Entertainment Magazine), syndicated, 2003.

Guest, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2003.

Guest, The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 2003.

Guest, Mad TV, Fox, 2003.

Guest, The Oprah Winfrey Show (also known as Oprah), syndicated, 2003.

Guest, Tinseltown TV (also known as Tinseltown.TV), International Channel, 2003.

Guest, Today (also known as NBC News Today and The Today Show), NBC, 2003.

Guest, The Wayne Brady Show, syndicated, 2003.

Guest, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2003, 2004.

Herself, "Man on Fire," HBO First Look, HBO, 2004.

Mackenzie, "The One with Princess Consuela," Friends, NBC, 2004.

Voice of young Wonder Woman, "Kid Stuff," Justice League: Unlimited (animated; also known as Justice League), Cartoon Network, 2004.

Guest, Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (also known as Ellen and The Ellen DeGeneres Show), syndicated, 2004.

Guest, On–Air with Ryan Seacrest, syndicated, 2004.

Guest, The View, ABC, 2004.

Guest, Good Morning America (also known as GMA), ABC, 2005.

Appeared as Isabelle in an episode of Lifestories: Families in Crisis, HBO; also appeared in an episode of The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Marie, The Fighting Fitzgeralds, NBC, 2001.

Stage Appearances:

Appeared in stage productions.



Becoming Sam, New Line Home Video, 2002.

Inside "Taken", 2002.

The Lockdown on Uptown, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer Home Entertainment, 2004.

Vengeance Is Mine: Reinventing "Man on Fire," Twentieth Century–Fox Home Entertainment, 2004.

Music Videos:

Rufus Wainwright, "Across the Universe," 2002.



GQ, March, 2002, pp. 334–39.