Dakota Fanning Biography, Height, Age, Wiki, Boyfriend, Net Worth

Dakota Fanning

Dakota Fanning is an American actress best known for her roles in movies like “War of the Worlds”, “Charlotte’s Web”, “Uptown Girls”, and “Ocean’s 8”. She first gained fame for her appearance as Lucy Dawson in “I Am Sam”. She received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination at the age of eight years making her the youngest nominee in SAG history. After establishing herself as an actress in Hollywood, she branched out to modeling in 2009 and appeared in a number of fashion shows. She also appeared on the covers of fashion magazines like Elle, Vanity Fair, and Cosmopolitan. So, who is Dakota Fanning? Here’s everything we know about The Watchers actress.

Dakota Fanning Biography

Dakota Fanning was born on the 23rd of February 1994, in Conyers, Georgia, United States of America. She is currently 30 years old.

Birth NameHannah Dakota Fanning
NicknameKodie, Kota, D. F. Blondie, Blue Eyes
Date of BirthFebruary 23, 1994
Place of BirthConyers, Georgia, U.S.
Age30 years old
Sun SignPisces
ProfessionActress, Model
EthnicityIrish, English, French, German, and Channel Islander
Marital StatusMarried
Partner / BoyfriendHenry Frye
Net Worth$12 Million


Dakota is the oldest daughter of Steven J. Fanning and Heather Joy (née Arrington). Her mother was a professional tennis player and her father was a baseball player who played in minor league matches and now works as an electronics salesman in Los Angeles, California. She has a younger sister, Elle Fanning, who is also an actress.


Dakota Fanning graduated from Campbell High School located in North Hollywood, California in 2011. There she was part of the varsity spirit cheerleading squad and was voted homecoming queen. She then attended the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University, where she majored in women’s studies, with a focus on the portrayal of women in film and culture

Dakota Fanning Personal Life

Dakota Fanning began dating British model Jamie Strachan in 2013. He is 10 years older than her. They broke up in 2016. She then dated Logan Markley for over a year before calling it quits.

Fanning is now in a relationship with Henry Frye. They began their relationship in 2017.

Physical Statistics

HeightFeet – 5 feet 4 inches
Centimeters – 163 cm
Meters – 1.63 m
WeightKilograms – 50 kg
Pounds – 110 lbs
Body BuildSlim
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorBlonde
Shoe Size7 (US)
Dress Size4 (US)
Distinctive Features Blue eyes and blonde hair

Professional Statistics

Film Debut

Dakota Fanning made her acting debut as a child actress playing her role as “Little Girl in Park” in the 2001 American sex comedy film, “Tomcats”.

Television Debut

Dakota had her first television American medical drama television series created by novelist Michael Crichton, ER for her role as Delia Chadsey. She just appeared in a single episode titled “The Fastest Year” in 2000.

Famous For

Her portrayal of  Lucy Diamond Dawson in “I Am Sam (2001)”, alongside stars Sean Penn and Michelle Pfeiffer helped her to gain a lot of traction among the international audience. She received lots of appreciation and fame for her role in the film. She became the youngest person to be nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award and also won the Best Young Performer Award from the Broadcast Film Critics Association for her performance.

Favorite Things

  • Food – Chicken & Taco
  • Movies – Gone with the Wild, Titanic,  Steel Magnolias
  • TV Shows – I Love Lucy Ho, Fear Factor, Skins, Bad Sex,  Howard Stern Show
  • Fashion IdolsCameron Diaz, Britney Spears
  • Bands – Rihanna,  Justin Bieber
  • Books – “Harry Potter” series by J. K. Rowling, “Twilight” by Stephenie Meyer
  • Places – Mall, School & Taco Bell
  • Colors – Black, Blue & Pink
  • Accessories – Eyeliners & Marc Jacobs rings

Dakota Fanning Net Worth

As of 2024, Dakota Fanning has a net worth of $12 million. She plunged into show business at a very early age and today she is one of the most successful actors in Hollywood. She made her fortune from film and television appearances.


Dakota kick-started her acting career at the age of five years old when she was cast in a Tide detergent commercial.

Apart from acting, she loves to play the piano and the violin. Her hobbies include knitting, collecting dolls,  horse riding, and dancing ballet.

In 2007, Dakota made it to the Forbes list of “The 20 Top-Earning Young Superstars” as well as in “The Celebrity 100” list.

Entertainment Weekly named her at #19 along with her sister, Elle Fanning, on their “30 Under 30” actress list in 2008.

She had her first kiss with actor Thomas Curtis in the movie, Sweet Home Alabama (2002).

Dakota Fanning won the Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actress category award for four consecutive years for performances in the films: ‘The Cat in the Hat’ (2004), ‘Man on Fire’ (2005), ‘Dreamer’ (2006), and ‘Charlotte’s Web’ (2007).

She can be seen as a Manson girl Squeaky Fromme in the Quentin Tarantino film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Released in 2019, the film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Emile Hirsch, and Margaret Qualley.

She voiced the character Miranda Worth in an anime-style web series, “Gen:Lock”, in 2019.

In 2022, she played the role of Susan Ford in the TV show The First Lady.

She played Emma Collins in the third installment of The Equalizer film series. Directed by Antoine Fuqua, the film was released in August 2023 and starred Denzel Washington and David Denman.