16 Dakota Fanning Facts That Will Make You Love Her Even More.

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Dakota and her sister, Elle, both go by their middle names.

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'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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