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.