This gallery features 30 pictures of adorable, young, Dakota Fanning, including photos when she was a toddler, photos with her baby sister Elle, as well as ones from the early 2000s when she received her breakout role in the film I Am Sam, alongside Sean Penn. Born on February 23, 1994 in Conyers, Georgia, both of her parents were professional athletes. Her mother was a tennis player and her father played minor league baseball. Her grandfather is former football player Rick Arrington. She has a younger sister, Elle, who is also an actress. Fanning starred in local plays when she was a small child. Her first significant role was in the television series ER, which she has stated was also her favorite. For her performance in the 2001 film I Am Sam, she was the youngest person to ever be nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award. She was only 7 at the time. Dakota has starred in major films like Man on Fire, War of the Worlds, Charlotte’s Web, The Secret Life of Bees and The Twilight series.
Young Dakota Fanning in Checkered Dress with White Collar