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Hannah Dakota Fanning (born February 23, 1994) is an American actress. She was born in the state of Georgia, and her sister Creator/ElleFanning is also an actress. She has been nominated for many awards, and whenever a child actress starts gaining attention, she is referred to as "[[FollowTheLeader the next Dakota Fanning]]." She attends New York University, and continues to work on film projects.
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!Roles
* ''Film/IAmSam'' as Lucy. A StarMakingRole, her performance made her the youngest person to be nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award, and she was inducted into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, becoming its youngest member.
* ''Series/{{Taken}}'' as Allie.
* ''Film/UptownGirls'' as Larraine.
* ''Film/HideAndSeek'' as Emily.
* ''Disney/LiloAndStitch2StitchHasAGlitch'' as Lilo Pelekai (subbing for Creator/DaveighChase who was unable to do the role due to working on another movie at the time).
* ''Film/TheCatInTheHat'' as Sally.
* ''Film/ManOnFire'' as Lupita.
* ''Anime/MyNeighborTotoro'' as Satsuki.
* ''Film/WarOfTheWorlds'' as Rachel.
* ''Literature/CharlottesWeb'' as Fern.
* ''Film/{{Hounddog}}'' as Lewellen. This film drew controversy when it was revealed that her character would be raped.
* ''Literature/TheSecretLifeOfBees'' as Lily.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'' as Coraline.
* ''{{Film/Push}}'' as Cassie.
* ''Film/TheRunaways'' as Cherie Currie.
* ''[[{{Film/Twilight}} The Twilight Saga]]'' as Jane (''New Moon'', ''Eclipse'' and ''Breaking Dawn'').
* Creator/NeillBlomkamp[='=]s Creator/OatsStudios:
** ''Film/{{Zygote}}'' as Barklay
* ''Series/TheAlienist'' as Sara Howard
* ''Vienna and the Fantomes'' as Vienna
* ''Please Stand By'' as Wendy
* ''Film/{{Brimstone}}'' as Liz.
* ''Film/OceansEight'' as TBA
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* ActorSharedBackground: She had ballet training, like her character Ray in ''Uptown Girls''.
* BillingDisplacement: In ''Film/TheRunaways'' she is billed second - despite Cherie being the protagonist - because Creator/KristenStewart was at the height of her popularity from ''{{Literature/Twilight}}''.
* ContractualPurity: Sought to shake off her wholesome child star image in ''Hounddog'' - where her character gets raped. And in ''Film/TheRunaways'', where she plays a JailBait girl who gets made into a sex symbol and turns to drugs and alcohol.
* DoingItForTheArt: For ''Film/ManOnFire'' she learned to swim, play piano and speak Spanish.
* MoneyDearBoy: Inverted. She apparently took a pay cut to get equal billing alongside Creator/RobertDeNiro on ''Hide & Seek''.
* PlayingAgainstType:
** A CreepyChild (complete with brown hair!) in ''Hide & Seek''.
** And of course a sadistic vampire in ''Twilight''.
* RealLifeRelative: Ellen Fanning plays her younger self in ''Film/IAmSam'' and ''{{Series/Taken}}'' - as well as voicing characters together in the English dub of ''Anime/MyNeighbourTortoro''.
* RealitySubtext: For the argument in the studio during ''Film/TheRunaways'', the actors were all exhausted from how long the scene took to film. The natural exhaustion led to them just shouting at each other during the takes.
* RetroactiveRecognition: She can be seen in small roles in ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'', ''{{Series/ER}}'', and ''Series/AllyMcBeal'' before her breakout role (mentioned below).
* StarMakingRole: ''Film/IAmSam'', making her the youngest person to be nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award.
* ThoseTwoActors: She and Kristen Stewart star in the ''Twilight'' movies (though Dakota doesn't appear in the first one) and ''The Runaways''. In fact, she took the role of Jane because she already knew they would be starring in ''The Runaways'' together - and wanted to establish the relationship between Cherie Curie and Joan Jett.
* ThrowItIn:
** She lost her front teeth right before filming ''Film/ManOnFire''. Although filmmakers made fake teeth for her, they decided not to use them.
** Cherie Curie lent her a belt to wear while filming ''Film/TheRunaways''. Joan Jett recognised it and on the DVD commentary states that Cherie wore it many times while touring with the band.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** She and her sister Elle were going to play the sisters in ''Film/MySistersKeeper''. She backed out because she didn't want to shave her head for the part, and this led to Sofia Vassilieva and Abigail Breslin playing the roles.
** Offered the role of Leslie Burke in ''Literature/BridgeToTerabithia'' but had to turn it down due to scheduling conflicts.
** ''{{WesternAnimation/Coraline}}'' was originally planned as a live action film. Dakota still would have played the lead. It was changed to animation, with Dakota providing the voice of the titular girl.