About Dakota Fanning
Hannah Dakota Fanning, born 1994, is a famous American actress. She gained prominence as a kid, appearing in the movie I Am Sam. Her role in this film garnered Dakota a nomination for the prestigious Screen Actors Guild Award. By this time Fanning was only 8 years old, making her the youngest actress to have ever received this honor. After this breakthrough, Dakota appeared in a number of successful movies, such as Man on Fire, War of the Worlds and Charlotte’s Web. Her first mature roles were in the movies The Secret Life of Bees and Hounddog. Her recent roles include the lead character in children’s film Caroline, Cherrie Currie in The Runaways and Jane Volturi in blockbuster trilogy The Twilight Saga. As for 2013, Dakota Fanning net worth is estimated at $16 million.
Dakota was born in Georgia, in a family of Heather Joy and Steven J. Fanning. Her ancestors came from France, Germany, England and Ireland. Dakota’s mother was a professional tennis player, while her father, also an athlete, played minor league baseball and later transferred to work as a salesman in California.
Although Dakota Fanning net worth today is counted in millions, one could reasonably argue that she is not the most worthy of praise among her relatives. Elle Fanning, Dakota’s beloved elder sister, is also a successful actress. Her grandfather, Rick Arrington, was a legendary American football player and her aunt, Jill Arrington, is a noted reporter.
The acting career, which eventually boosted Dakota Fanning net worth to $16 millions, started in 2000, when the girl appeared on a washing-powder commercial. Following her debut on television, Dakota landed a small guest role on the popular NBC drama ER. Although the girl worked for only two days, this experience left a great impression in her memories. Until this day Fanning calls the troubled leukemia patient she has portrayed one of her favorite characters. During the following few years Dakota had a number of brief roles in such established TV series as The Practice, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Spin City and Ally McBeal.
Dakota Fanning net worth growth gained momentum in 2002, when the girl was cast for one of the lead roles in Steven Spielberg movie Taken. The same year an eight-year-old appeared in Trapped as a kidnapped kid, Sweet Home Alabama and in Hansel and Gretel, as Katie. In 2005 Dakota acted side by side with Hollywood legends Robert Deniro in the horror movie Hide and Seek. The same year Dakota voiced a character Lilo in the animated film Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch. By the time she was 10, Fanning was widely recognised as one of the most perspective actresses, blessed with both a wonderful talent and great skill.