Dakota Fanning was born to a professional tennis player mother and a professional baseball player father. Hannah Dakota Fanning, the elder sister of the famous actress Elle Fanning, is one of two siblings who decided to become an actress in a family with a professional sports tradition. Dakota Fanning, who managed to find herself on stage at a very young age, started her professional career at the age of five by taking a role in a commercial.
In the first year of her career, Dakota Fanning starred in one episode of six different TV series projects, including the TV series “ER” and “Ally McBeal”. Dakota Fanning took her career to a new level with her role in her feature film debut a year later in 2001. Her performance in “I Am Sam” alongside Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn was Dakota Fanning's first major success in her career. She managed to win awards with this performance.
In the early years of her career, Dakota Fanning made a name for herself by playing the childhood and youth of the characters played by famous actresses. Dakota Fanning, who succeeded in overcoming the responsibility that her career, which started at a very early age, had placed on her shoulders, progressed step by step. Dakota Fanning is now a successful actress in her Hollywood career that started as a child star.
Notes from Dakota Fanning's career
Dakota Fanning, who started her professional career with TV series, starred in her first feature film, “Tomcats” in 2001.
Dakota Fanning became the youngest person to be nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for her performance in the 2001 movie “I Am Sam.” Dakota Fanning was seven years old when she was nominated for the award.
Dakota Fanning starred in “War of the Worlds” directed by Steven Spielberg, and her sister Elle Fanning starred in “Super 8”, which was produced by Steven Spielberg.