Dakota Fanning

Dakota Fanning

Dakota Fanning’s Education Background

headshot of actress dakota fanningHannah Dakota Fanning was born on February 23, 1994 in Conyers, Georgia. She is better known as Dakota Fanning. Fanning is the daughter of Steve J., an electronics salesman, and Joy Fanning. Fanning attended Campbell Hall School in North Hollywood, California.

Fanning first acting job was at the age of five. She starred in a Tide commercial. Fanning’s first notable job was a guest role on NBC’s drama ER. Fanning’s career skyrocket in 2001. Fanning starred opposite Sean Penn in the movie I Am Sam. The film is a  story of a mentally challenged man who fights for the custody of his daughter.

Fanning’s performance as Penn’s daughter earned her a Screen Actor’s Guild nomination. At the age of seven she became the youngest person ever to be nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award.

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Dakota Fanning Crowned High School Homecoming Queen

Dakota Fanning, who’s real name is actually Hannah Dakota Fanning, is no stranger to winning awards and being crowned a starlet, in fact she’s been a Hollywood household name since she was seven years old.

This past weekend however, the young actress known most recently for her work in the Twilight Saga mega hit movies added another notable American girl’s dream to her list of accomplishments.

Recently a Marie Claire cover model, 16 year-old high schooler Fanning was announced as the Campbell Hall Episcopal High School’s 2010 Homecoming Queen in North Hollywood, California. Home of the Vikings, the private school’s football quarterback, Henry Aleck, was also crowned as the Homecoming King.

Boasting a bouquet of roses, a blue sash, and a tiara in a white dress covered in gold studded hardware with tights, Fanning looked to be beaming with pride as she walked alongside her king at the announcement ceremony.

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Dakota Fanning Balances Homework With Hollywood

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Dakota Fanning: Photo via celebuzz.com

While many high school students are balancing after school jobs, clubs, athletics and school work, 16-year-old Dakota Fanning somehow manages to be one of the most popular young actresses in Hollywood while still finding time for her homework.

In the Twilight Saga: Eclipse, premiering later at the end of June, Fanning reprises her role as Volturi Jane and told People Magazine that star Kristen Stewart is one of her best friends.

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