Dakota FanningDakota Fanning was schooled at home and on sets by her tutor, but she joined high school in her freshman year.
Looks up to Meryl Streep and Hilary Swank, "not just because they're great actresses, but because they are amazing people".
Fanning is an Anglicised form of the Gaelic Fionn, meaning "fair", and may have Norman roots from the Viking invasion of northern France.
Dakota Fanning mother's maiden name Arrington has links to the east of England, notably Cambridgeshire.
Dakota Fanning Dakota Fanning donated many signed items to Rocky Stone to be given away as prizes in a Dakota Fanning Contest to benefit less fortunate kids as part of the Toy Mountain Campaign 2005 and Toy Mountain Campaign 2006.
First time she visited England was on the 19th June 2005 with Tom Cruise, to attend the premiere of War of the Worlds (2005) at London's Leicester Square.
Loves to knit and has knitted scarfs for Tom Cruise, Robert De Niro, Denzel Washington, Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg and Tim Robbins.
Dakota FanningWhile she lived in in Georgia, Dakota Fanning attended a Montessori school for a brief period of time.
Ranked number 14 on the Forbes List of The 20 Top-Earning Young Superstars in 2007.
Ranked number 94 on the Forbes List of "The Celebrity 100" in 2007.
In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated her earnings for the year to be $4 million.
Ranked number six in "Interview" magazine's "Hollywood Faces to Watch" article: "Future Stars of Tomorrow".
Ranked number 19 along with her sister, Elle Fanning, on "Entertainment Weekly" magazine's "30 Under 30" actress list in 2008.
Dakota FanningListed as a potential nominee on the 2004 Razzie Award nominating ballot.
Dakota Fanning was suggested in the Worst Supporting Actress category for her role in Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat (2003).
Dakota Fanning was also suggested as an official nominee in the "Worst Screen Couple" couple category with co-star Spencer Breslin in the Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat (2003).
Dakota Fanning was relieved to get neither of these nominations.
Dakota FanningAfter filming Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005), Kurt Russell, who plays her father, bought her a palomino horse, whom she named Goldie.
Goldie lives on a ranch near Dakota Fanning 's home where she can visit him often.
Tutor is Jan Cerwonka.
Dakota Fanning scene in Nine Lives (2005) was done in just one take. She was only required to work on this movie for one day.
Dakota Fanning Has said she would love to be a director.
On her 10th birthday, Robert De Niro gave her a doll that looked like Dakota's character in Hide and Seek (2005), with the brown hair and blue eyes.
Dakota Fanning Dakota Fanning was the youngest member of the "Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences", which admitted her in 2006.
Ranked number nine in "E!" TV's list of the cutest child stars, all grown-up - even though she was still just a girl in 2005.
Dakota Fanning Has been in three productions with her sister Elle Fanning, yet they have never shared scenes. Elle played the younger version of Dakota Fanning's characters in I Am Sam (2001) and "Taken" (2002), and the two girls voiced sisters in a dub for My Neighbor Totoro (1988).
While Dakota Fanning was filming Man on Fire (2004) in Mexico,Dakota Fanning's sister Elle Fanning was filming The Door in the Floor (2004), so their parents had to go to and from their daughters' destinations.