16 Dakota Fanning Facts That Will Make You Love Her Even More.
It's hard to believe that someone born in the mid-nineties has achieved more success than many do in a lifetime, but such is the case with Hollywood actress, designer, and overall powerhouse Dakota Fanning. Born on February 23, 1994, in Conyers, Georgia, Fanning landed her first commercial at 5 years old -- before she even started kindergarten.
That wasn't the end, either. She went on to become a Hollywood sensation at age seven, then appeared in countless television shows and movies over the years. She also brought along her younger sister, Elle, who has reached her own level of fame as an actress.
And even if you're a fan of her movies, you might not know much about how this young woman got her start, what she likes to do with her down time, and where she wants to go from here. Learn more about this ambitious, interesting actress below.
Dakota and her sister, Elle, both go by their middle names.
Dakota's first name is actually Hannah, but goes by her middle name. Her younger sister, Elle, does the same thing -- her first name is Mary.
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Dakota was already killing the game when she was seven.
She starred in "I Am Sam" when she was seven years old. The film led to her becoming the youngest person to ever be nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award.
I Am Sam
And the SAG award wasn't the only thing she earned.
Her performance in the movie won her the Best Young Actor/Actress award from the Broadcast Film Critics Association. Adorably, she was too short to reach the mike during her acceptance speech, so she was lifted up by none other than Orlando Bloom.
She got her first kiss on set.
Her first kiss was while filming "Sweet Home Alabama" at the tender age of seven. Her costars said she handled the whole thing with grace.
Uptown Girls was the first movie that Dakota headlined.
She was cast for her charisma, and because the character took ballet -- something Fanning had been doing for years.
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