Dakota Fanning

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Actress

Birth Date: February 23, 1994

Age: 30 years old

Birth Place: Conyers, Georgia

Siblings: Elle Fanning

Actor Dakota Fanning was born Hannah Dakota Fanning in Conyers, Georgia. Her father was a former minor league baseball player and her mother a former tennis professional. Fanning began her acting career in small local productions at the Towne Lake Arts Center in Woodstock, Georgia, a town near where she lived with her family. Her first professional acting role came in 1999 when she appeared on the long-running NBC hospital drama "ER" (NBC, 1994-2009). Fanning and her sister, actor Elle Fanning were raised in the Southern Baptist religion. In 2001 Fanning who had done small roles in a number of television series was cast opposite actor Sean Penn in the movie "I Am Sam." Her role was as the daughter of a developmentally challenged adult man who is fighting to have sole custody of his child. Her performance received a great deal of praise. In addition to her live action work, Fanning has done a number of voice-over roles in animated productions, including an English language release of "My Neighbor Totoro" (2004), and "Family Guy" (Fox, 1999- ). In 2006 Fanning appeared in "Hounddog," a dark movie that featured a scene in which Fanning's character was raped. The controversial film was poorly received, though Fanning's performance was praised. That same year Fanning was named the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences youngest member. In 2010 Fanning starred in the movie "The Runaways" as Cherie Currie, the lead singer of the band. In July 2016 it was announced that Fanning would play the lead in the film adaptation of Sylvia Plath's novel "The Bell Jar." In 2019 Fanning appeared in the role of Squeaky Fromme in Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon A Time in Hollywood."

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Mastermind: To Think Like a Killer

Executive Producer
Show
2024

RipleyStream

Actor
Marge Sherwood
Series
2024
85%

The Equalizer 3 - Special

Actor
Show
2024

The Nightingale

Actor
Vianne
Movie
2024

The Watchers

Actor
Mina
Movie
2024
29%

Equalizer 3: All Wrongs Made Equal

Self
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2023

Live with Kelly and MarkStream

Guest
Talk
2023

The Equalizer 3Stream

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Emma Collins
Movie
2023
76%

The First LadyStream

Actor
Susan Elizabeth Ford
Series
2022
41%

The Girl From PlainvilleStream

Executive Producer
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2022
91%

Last LooksStream

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2020

The Alienist: Angel of Darkness from TNT

Actor
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2020

The Alienist: Angel of DarknessStream

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Sara Howard
Series
2020

Penn & Teller: Try This at Home

Actor
Show
2020

Viena and the Fantomes

Actor
Viena
Movie
2020

The Kelly Clarkson ShowStream

Guest
Talk
2019

I Am Sam

Actor
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2019

Gen: LockStream

Voice
Series
2019
90%

Once Upon a Time in HollywoodStream

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Squeaky Fromme
Movie
2019
85%

Sweetness in the Belly

Actor
Lily Abdal
Movie
2019

Zoe Ball on...

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2018

The AlienistStream

Actor
Sara Howard
Series
2018
77%

Ocean's 8Stream

Actor
Penelope Stern
Movie
2018
68%

Live with Kelly and Ryan

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Talk
2017

Please Stand By

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Wendy
Movie
2017

Harry

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2016

Secret Talent Theatre

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2016

American Pastoral

Actor
Merry Levov
Movie
2016

Brimstone

Actor
Liz
Movie
2016

The Late Late Show With James Corden

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2015

The BenefactorStream

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Olivia
Movie
2015
26%

Late Night With Seth MeyersStream

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2014

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonStream

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2014

Effie Gray

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Euphemia "Effie" Gray
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2014

Yellowbird

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Delf
Movie
2014

Every Secret ThingStream

Actor
Ronnie Fuller
Movie
2014
32%

The Last of Robin Hood

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Beverly Aadland
Movie
2013

Very Good Girls

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Lilly Berger
Movie
2013

Night Moves

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Dena Brauer
Movie
2013

Entertainment Studios.TV

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2012

The Motel Life

Actor
Annie James
Movie
2012

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2Stream

Actor
Jane
Movie
2012
49%

Now Is Good

Actor
Tessa Scott
Movie
2012

LIVE with Kelly

Guest
Talk
2011

The Twilight Saga: EclipseStream

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Jane
Movie
2010
47%

The Runaways

Actor
Cherie Currie
Movie
2010

Lopez Tonight

Guest
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2009

The Jay Leno Show

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2009

Watch What Happens Live With Andy CohenStream

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Talk
2009

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

Guest
Talk
2009

CoralineStream

Voice
Coraline Jones
Movie
2009
90%

PushStream

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Cassie
Movie
2009
24%

The Twilight Saga: New MoonStream

Actor
Jane
Movie
2009
29%

The Secret Life of BeesStream

Actor
Lily Owens
Movie
2008
59%

Winged Creatures

Actor
Anne Hagen
Movie
2008

Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda

Guest
Show
2007

Hounddog

Actor
Lewellen
Movie
2007

Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition

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2006

The One Show

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2006

etalk

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2006

Charlotte's WebStream

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Fern
Movie
2006
79%

Made in Hollywood

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Series
2005

Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch

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Lilo
Movie
2005

Hide and SeekStream

Actor
Emily Goodman
Movie
2005
12%

War of the WorldsStream

Actor
Rachel Ferrier
Movie
2005
76%

Dreamer: Inspired by a True StoryStream

Actor
Cale Crane
Movie
2005
64%

Nine Lives

Actor
Maria
Movie
2005

Man on FireStream

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Pita
Movie
2004
39%

In the Realms of the Unreal

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2004

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

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2003

Jimmy Kimmel Live!Stream

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2003

Uptown GirlsStream

Actor
Ray Schleine
Movie
2003
13%

Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time

Voice
Preschool Kim
Movie
2003

Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat

Actor
Sally
Movie
2003

Taken

Actor
Show
2002

Kim PossibleStream

Guest Voice
Series
2002

Trapped

Actor
Abby Jennings
Movie
2002

Hansel & Gretel

Actor
Katie
Movie
2002

The Ellen Show

Guest Star
Show
2001

The Fighting Fitzgeralds

Actor
Show
2001

Father Xmas

Actor
Clairee
Show
2001

I Am SamStream

Actor
Lucy
Movie
2001
36%

CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationStream

Guest Star
Series
2000

Entertainment Studios.com

Guest
Show
2000

Malcolm in the MiddleStream

Guest Star
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2000

Family Guy

Guest Voice
Little Girl
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1999

Family GuyStream

Guest Voice
Little Girl
Series
1999

Kickin' It: With Byron Allen

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1998

The View

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1997

The PracticeStream

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1997

Spin CityStream

Guest Star
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1996
69%

Access Hollywood

Guest
News
1996

FriendsStream

Guest Star
Mackenzie
Series
1994
78%

ERStream

Guest Star
Delia Chadsey
Series
1994

Late Show With David Letterman

Guest
Talk
1993

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno

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1992

My Neighbor Totoro

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Satsuki
Movie
1988

The Oprah Winfrey ShowStream

Guest
Talk
1986

Entertainment Tonight

Guest
News
1981

Good Morning America

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1975

Today

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1952

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