Dakota Fanning — American actress and model
Hannah Dakota Fanning was born on 23 February 1994 in Conyers, Georgia, USA. She attended a drama studio since childhood. Fanning’s talent became obvious early. She clearly had great chances of becoming famous. Soon, Dakota met an agent, who suggested going to LA to pursue an acting career. In 1999, Fanning’s family moved to California. In Los Angeles, Dakota had several offers to appear in commercials.
In 2000, Dakota debuted on the TV screens in a popular series ER. The same year, she appeared in a few episodes of five other TV series, including CSI, The Practice, and Ally McBeal. A year later, Fanning debuted on the big screen in a short film, Father Xmas.
Dakota’s first big role came to her in 2001. She played Lucy Diamond Dawson in the drama I Am Sam. She worked alongside Sean Penn, who was her character’s on-screen stepfather. Penn was later nominated for an Academy Award. The critics gave high ratings to the young actresses’ performance. She won "Best Young Actor/Actress" at Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards and many other significant prizes and nominations.