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

Dakota Fanning

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
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)
Dakota Fanning worked in Father Xmas as a child artist
TV: ER (2000)
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
Address (FanMail)Echo Lake Productions
9696 Wilshire Blvd.
3rd Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
HobbiesKnitting, Playing Violin, Horse-riding, Ballet Dancing, Reading Books
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsFreddie Highmore (2009)
Dakota Fanning with Highmore
Tyler James Williams (Rumored)
Dakota Fanning and Tyler James Williams
Jamie Strachan (2013-Present)
Dakota Fanning with Jamie Strachan
ParentsFather- Steven J. Fanning (Minor League Baseball Player and Electronics Salesman in Los Angeles)
Mother- Heather Joy (Former Tennis Player)
Dakota Fanning with her parents and sister
SiblingsBrother- None
Sister- Elle Fanning (Actress)
Dakota Fanning (Right) with her sister Elle
Favorite Things
Favorite FoodsChicken & Taco
Favorite AccessoriesEyeliners & Marc Jacobs rings
Favorite FilmsGone with the Wild, Titanic & Steel Magnolias
Favorite SingersRihanna, Justin Bieber, Britney Spears and Cameron Diaz
Favorite TV ShowsI Love Lucy Ho, Fear Factor, Skins, Bad Sex & Howard Stern Show
Favorite ColorsBlack, Blue & Pink
Favorite BooksHarry Potter series by J. K. Rowling & Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Style Quotient
Cars CollectionRange Rover Vogue, Mercedes C Class, Audi Q5, VW Sharon, BMW X5
Dakota Fanning out of her Audi
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)$2 million per movie (As in 2013)
Net Worth (approx.)$16 million

Dakota Fanning

Some Lesser Known Facts About Dakota Fanning

  • Does Dakota Fanning smoke?: YesDakota Fanning smoking
  • Does Dakota Fanning drink alcohol?: YesDakota Fanning drinking
  • Fanning is of Irish and German descent.
  • Fanning is one of the 14 grandchildren.
  • Her maternal grandfather ‘Rick Arrington’ has been American Football player and her aunt is former ESPN reporter ‘Jill Arrington.’Jill Arington is Dakota Fanning's Aunt Rick Arrington is Dakota Fanning's Maternal Grandfather
  • When she was two, she learned to read.
  • Her acting career commenced at the age of 5 when her mother enrolled her into a local acting workshop.
  • Her first professional performance was in a Tide commercial.

  • 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.Dakota Fanning was taken opposite Sean Penn
  • 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.

  • During the filming of ‘War of the Worlds’ (2005), actor Tom Cruise gave her an iPod.
  • Fanning has starred in three movies with her younger sister Elle, yet they have never shared a scene together.
  • 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.
  • Fanning can speak French fluently.
  • Fanning is a member of the international humanitarian movement ‘Red Cross.’Fanning is a member of American Red Cross
  • 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.