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The most recent Dakota Fanning biography is published on the main page.

Biography #2 (for Hide and Seek)

Dakota Fanning recently completed filming Dreamer, starring opposite Kurt Russell and Kris Kristofferson. A moving family drama set amidst the world of Kentucky's thoroughbred racing industry, the film is set for release next fall

Dakota stars opposite Tom Cruise and Tim Robbins in the upcoming War of the Worlds, directed by Steven Spielberg. Spielberg and Dakota previously worked together on the miniseries Taken, which the renowned filmmaker executive produced.

DreamWorks has committed to develop the definitive adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, to be written for Dakota by Emmy winner Les Bohem (Taken).

Dakota began her career only four years ago, at age 6. Early on, she guest-starred on ER, The Practice, Malcolm in the Middle, Spin City, and CSI. On the big screen, Dakota starred opposite Sean Penn and Michelle Pfeiffer in I Am Sam, for which she won a BAFTA award, and became the youngest actor ever to be nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award.

Shortly thereafter, she starred in Taken, which became the Sci-Fi Channel's highest rated show and won an Emmy for Best Mini-series.

In 2004's Man on Fire, directed by Tony Scott and released by Twentieth Century Fox, Dakota starred opposite Denzel Washington. Her performance won accolades across the globe.

Dakota also co-starred in Trapped, opposite Charlize Theron, Sweet Home Alabama with Reese Witherspoon, The Cat in the Hat, and Uptown Girls.

Dakota is an avid reader, is learning to speak Spanish and French, plays the piano, knits, collects dolls - and is having an awful lot of fun.

Bio courtesy Fox for "Hide and Seek" (30-Jan-2005)

Biography #3 (for Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat)

Dakota Fanning is the youngest actor to be nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for her performance in I Am Sam. Prior to her starting work on Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat, Dakota starred in Uptown Girls as a precocious, troubled girl from the Upper East Side, raised by a New York socialite (Brittany Murphy) who has lost her family fortune and is forced to become a nanny.

She appeared in 2002 as a young Reese Witherspoon in Sweet Home Alabama and after her work on Cat, went to Mexico City to play opposite Denzel Washington in the movie Man on Fire.

Born February 23, 1994, in Georgia, her talents were eminently evident after a one-week course at the Performing Actors North. Her mother was encouraged to sign her with an agent and soon thereafter, Dakota filmed three commercials and starred on-stage in Rainbow Fish.

She started with guest appearances on television shows such as Strong Medicine, ER, C.S.I., The Practice, Spin City and Malcolm in the Middle during the 2000-01 season. In the fall of 2001, she was seen as young Ellen on The Ellen Show.

After her role in I Am Sam, Dakota won the role of Charlize Theron's daughter in Trapped and then went to work on the Emmy Award-winning mini-series Taken from DreamWorks Television. She plays Allie, a half-alien, at the center of an intense kidnapping drama that pits her character's parents against the government and the aliens.

Bio courtesy Universal Pictures for "Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat" (02-Dec-2003)