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Dakota Fanning Height, Weight, Age, Boyfriends, Family, Biography, Facts & More


Bio/Wiki Full NameHannah Dakota Fanning NicknamesKodie, Kota, D. F. Blondie, Blue Eyes ProfessionsActress and Model Famous ForHer performance as Lucy Dawson in the drama film I Am Sam (2001) Physical Stats & More Height (approx.)in centimeters- 163 cm in meters- 1.63 m in feet inches- 5’ 4” Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 50 kg in pounds- 110 lbs Figure Measurements (approx.)32-25-34 Eye ColorBlue Hair ColorBlonde (Dyed) Personal Life Date of BirthFebruary 23, 1994 Age (as in 2018) 24 Years BirthplaceConyers, Georgia, U.S. Zodiac sign/Sun signPisces NationalityAmerican HometownConyers, Georgia, U.S. SchoolsCampbell High School, California Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York College/UniversityNew York University Educational QualificationDegree in Women's Studies DebutFilm: Father Xmas (2001) (As a Child Artist)


Some Lesser Known Facts About Dakota Fanning

  1. Does Dakota Fanning smoke?: Yes

  1. Does Dakota Fanning drink alcohol?: Yes

  1. Fanning is of Irish and German descent.

  2. Fanning is one of the 14 grandchildren.

  3. Her maternal grandfather ‘Rick Arrington’ has been American Football player and her aunt is former ESPN reporter ‘Jill Arrington.’

  1. When she was two, she learned to read.

  2. Her acting career commenced at the age of 5 when her mother enrolled her into a local acting workshop.

  3. Her first professional performance was in a Tide commercial.


  1. When she was 7, Fanning scored her big break opposite Sean Penn in ‘I Am Sam,’ becoming the youngest performer ever to be nominated for an individual Screen Actors Guild Award.

  1. When Fanning was awarded the Best Young Actress award from the Broadcast Film Critics Association for her performance in ‘I Am Sam,’ she was too short to reach the microphone to give her acceptance speech. Presenter Orlando Bloom held her up to the mike for the duration of her speech, which turned out to be quite long.


  1. Fanning is fond of knitting. She has knit scarves for Robert De Niro, Denzel Washington, Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, and Tim Robbins.

  2. During the filming of ‘War of the Worlds’ (2005), actor Tom Cruise gave her an iPod.

  3. Fanning has starred in three movies with her younger sister Elle, yet they have never shared a scene together.

  4. Due to the rape scene that Fanning was involved in, her movie  ‘Hounddog’ was banned in many cities. Many were shocked by the rape scene because of Fanning’s young age and thought that it could have been potentially damaging to the 12-year-old actress. Some criticized her parents for allowing her to work on that project.

  5. Fanning can speak French fluently.

  6. Fanning is a member of the international humanitarian movement ‘Red Cross.’

  1. Her dream is to become a director one day. “I would love to direct someday. I’ve learned a lot from watching the directors I’ve worked with, like Steven Spielberg and Gary Winick,” she told TIME Magazine.

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