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About Dakota Fanning
Dakota Fanning was born February 23, 1994 in Conyers, Georgia to Joy and Steve
Fanning. The name Hannah was Mom's choice, Dad provided the Dakota that would
become their daughter's professional appellation. Dakota enjoyed play acting
around the house from about the time she could walk. She attended a playhouse
near her home, where the children performed a play for their parents each week.
The directors of the playhouse noticed that Dakota stood out, and advised her
parents to take her to an agency.
The Fannings subsequently took Dakota to Los Angeles, where she quickly found
work in a nationally aired commercial for Tide detergent, a role she won from
among many hopefuls. A part on ER soon came Dakota's way, followed by
appearances on CSI, The Practice, Spin City, and Malcolm in the Middle. She also
played the childhood versions of the title characters in Ally McBeal and The
Ellen Show. More