The Alienist’s female lead, actress Dakota Fanning is today’s guest at Rad Virals. Read on to learn about Dakota Fanning’s net worth, TV shows, movies, family and love life as well as to check out her amazing pics.
Dakota Fanning – Birthday and Family
Hannah Dakota Fanning was born on February 23, 1994, in Conyers Georgia. Her parents are professional tennis player Heather Joy, while her father, Steven, was a minor league baseball player who now works as an electronics salesman.
Dakota has a younger sister, fellow American actress (Mary) Elle Fanning.
Dakota Fanning’s Career Summary: From Childhood to Present
American actress Dakota Fanning started acting at a really young age, joining small plays as part of the Towne Lake Arts Center in Woodstock, Georgia.
In 1999, when she was five years old, she started professionally acting, appearing in a TV commercial for Tide. In 2000, she appeared in an episode of the medical TV drama, ER.
She then had several guest roles on various TV series, including CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Spin City. She also played the young Ally McBeal and Ellen in Ally McBeal and The Ellen Show, respectively.
Her breakthrough role as a child star was when she played the role of the daughter of Sean Penn’s titular character on I Am Sam in 2001.
Her performance in the film made her the youngest person to have been nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award. She also won the Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Young Actress award.
The following year, she joined the cast of the miniseries Taken, directed by Steven Spielberg. Dakota Fanning then continued to be cast in other roles for both film and TV.
In 2004, Dakota once again showed her prowess as a child actor, playing opposite Denzel Washington in Man on Fire. The following year, she appeared opposite Tom Cruise in War of the Worlds.
In 2006, she was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, making her the youngest member to have joined the Academy.
In 2009, 2010, and 2011 she played the role of Jane Volturi in New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn.
She also did some modeling, becoming the face of Marc Jacobs’ fragrance, Oh, Lola! in 2011. Dakota Fanning continued to appear in various films, including The Last of Robin Hood, Brimstone, The Bell Jar, and Oceans’s 8.
In 2018, she starred in the American period drama The Alienist. In 2019, she appeared in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
For the complete filmography of Dakota Fanning, see below.
Dakota Fanning’s Net Worth in 2019
American actress Dakota Fanning has been in the spotlight since she was a child. As she starts to become active in acting lately once more, we’re bound to see her on-screen more often. This means more jobs for her.
As of 2019, Dakota Fanning’s estimated net worth is $16 million.
Dakota Fanning’s Personal and Dating Life
American actress Dakota Fanning was rumored to have dated English actor Freddie Highmore in 2009. Later, she was also rumored to be dating American actor and musician Tyler James Williams.
In 2013, Dakota Fanning started dating British model Jamie Strachan, who is about 13 years her senior. They broke up in 2016.
Dakota Fanning – Filmography
Father Xmas – 2001
Tomcats – 2001
I Am Sam – 2001
Trapped – 2002
Sweet Home Alabama – 2002
Hansel and Gretel – 2002
Uptown Girls – 2003
The Cat in the Hat – 2003
Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time – 2003
Man on Fire – 2004
My Neighbor Totoro – 2004
In the Realms of the Unreal – 2004
Hide and Seek – 2005
Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch – 2005
Nine Lives – 2005
War of the Worlds – 2005
Dreamer – 2005
Charlotte’s Web – 2006
Hounddog – 2007
Cutlass – 2007
The Secret Life of Bees – 2008
Coraline – 2009
Push – 2009
Fragments – Winged Creatures – 2009
The Twilight Saga: New Moon – 2009
The Runaways – 2010
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse – 2010
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 – 2012
Celia – 2012
The Motel Life – 2012
Now Is Good – 2012
Night Moves – 2013
The Last of Robin Hood – 2013
Very Good Girls – 2013
Effie Gray – 2014
Every Secret Thing – 2014
Viena and the Fantomes – 2014
Yellowbird – 2014
The Benefactor – 2015
Brimstone – 2016
American Pastoral – 2016
The Escape – 2016
Zygote – 2017
Please Stand By – 2017
Ocean’s 8 – 2018
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – 2019
Sweetness in the Belly – 2019
ER – 2000
Ally McBeal – 2000
Strong Medicine – 2000
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation – 2000
The Practice – 2000
Spin City – 2000
Malcolm in the Middle – 2001
The Fighting Fitzgeralds – 2001
Family Guy – 2001
The Ellen Show – 2001
Taken – 2002
Justice League Unlimited – 2004
Friends – 2004
The Alienist – 2018
gen:LOCK – 2019
Random Acts – 2019
Dakota Fanning – Age, Height, Weight, Body Measurements and Other Info
Height – 5 feet 4 inches
Weight – Approximately 50 Kg or 110 lbs
Body measurements – 32-25-34
Age – 25 years
Ethnicity – Caucasian
Nationality – American
Religion – Southern Baptist
Shoe size – 7 US (37-38 EU)
Dress size – 6 US (36 EU)
Hair color – Blonde
Eye color – Blue
F.A.Q. About and Related to Dakota Fanning
Is Man on Fire a true story?
Man on Fire (2004), which starred Denzel Washington and Dakota Fanning, was based on the 1980 bestselling novel written by A.J. Quinnell. The book was inspired by the kidnappings of John Paul Getty III and the eldest son of a rich Singaporean.
Yes, Dakota Fanning is the older sister of fellow American actress, Elle Fanning.
What was Dakota Fanning’s first movie?
American actress Dakota Fanning made her debut as a child artist. Her first movie appearance was in the short film, Father Xmas. Then, she had a small appearance in Tomcats. Her breakthrough role as a child artist was as Lucy Diamond Dawson in I Am Sam. All of these three movies were released in 2001, when she was only seven years old.