An American actress named Dakota Fanning has a $12 million dollar net worth. After starring in several high-profile films at an early age, Dakota first rose to fame in Hollywood. She has now landed several well-received adult roles, substantially advancing her acting career. Dakota Fanning is a recognized model who has graced magazine covers in addition to her work as an actor. She frequently appears at fashion-related events.
On February 23, 1994, Hannah Dakota Fanning was born in Conyers, Georgia. Fanning was educated in Montessori schools beginning at an early age. She was raised in a Southern Baptist home by parents who were both mediocre athletes. Elle Fanning, another very talented actress, is her older sister. Fanning attended high school in Studio City, California, just like every other teenager, despite the fact that she rose to fame as an actress at a very young age. She joined the cheerleading squad while still in school, and she twice won the title of homecoming queen.
Dakota enrolled in the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University in 2011 after receiving his high school diploma. This educational setting permits students to create their own curricula in accordance with their unique interests and priorities. Fanning studied women’s studies with a focus on how women are portrayed in popular culture. In 2014, she graduated from Gallatin School.
Dakota Fanning began on the stage, performing in small plays at a very young age. Soon enough, she was auditioning for television commercials, and at the age of five, she appeared in an advertisement for Tide. She then booked her first real acting role in an episode of “ER,” playing a car crash victim. She followed up with guest roles in television series such as “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “The Practice,” “Spin City,” “Ally McBeal,” and “The Ellen Show.”
In terms of film, Dakota’s breakthrough came in 2001, when she starred alongside Sean Penn in “I Am Sam.” At the age of seven, she was already attracting significant praise from critics for her performance in this film. Next year, Steven Spielberg personally cast Dakota in the sci-fi miniseries “Taken.” This role further convinced critics that she was the real deal, and roles in movies like “Trapped,” “Sweet Home Alabama,” and “Hansel and Gretel” soon followed.
2003 saw Dakota continue her upward spiral, and she booked central roles in major films such as “Uptown Girls” and “Cat in the Hat.” During this year, she also established herself as a voice actor, voicing the character of Satsuki in the English dub of the Studio Ghibli animated film “My Neighbor Totoro.” In addition, she joined the cast of the animated film “Coraline,” although it wouldn’t be released until 2009. She also lent her voice to animated television series such as “Family Guy” and “Justice League Unlimited.” Speaking of television, she made a memorable guest appearance in an episode of “Friends” in 2004.
One of her most notable film roles during her career as a child actor was in “Man on Fire.” She truly showed off her acting abilities and her unbelievable potential in the action-thriller, and critics unanimously agreed that she was a completely professional actress at just ten years of age. The film was a box office success, grossing over $130 million at the box office – but reviews weren’t very positive.
In 2005, Fanning appeared in “Hide and Seek” alongside Robert De Niro, a film that received overwhelmingly negative reviews. Throughout the next few years, she built upon her voice acting career with voice roles in projects such as “Lilo and Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch,” and “Coraline.” She also booked a supporting role in “Nine Lives” and appeared in the film “Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story.” Fanning was quite busy during 2005, and she wrapped up the year with a central role in “War of the Worlds” alongside Tom Cruise. The sci-fi blockbuster managed to rake in over $600 million at the box office.
Before 2005 was even finished, she joined the cast of “Charlotte’s Web,” a film that was released in 2006. In 2007, she appeared in the controversial film “Hounddog,” in which her character is raped. The film was a critical failure due to the rape scene alone, and it flopped at the box office as well. Dakota finished off 2007 on a strong note with roles in films like “Fragments – Winged Creatures” and “Push.”
In 2009, Fanning joined the lucrative “Twilight” franchise, booking the character of Jane in the film “New Moon.” She later reprised her role in “Eclipse” and “Breaking Dawn.” The films contributed greatly to her net worth, and in 2009 she was worth an estimated $14 million. From 2010 to 2011, she appeared in movies like “The Runaways,” “Now Is Good,” “The Motel Life,” and “Effie Gray.”
Over the next two years, Fanning booked roles in movies like “Night Movies” and “Franny.” In 2015, she appeared in films like “Every Secret Thing” and “Brimstone.” Dakota’s career slowed after this period, although she still booked major roles in movies like “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” in 2019.
Dakota and her older sister Elle collaborated in 2017 to pay $2.3 million for a home in the San Fernando Valley. The 4,500 square foot home, which is located in the gated neighborhood of Valley Village, has conventional design, a green backyard, and a pool/spa combination.
Dakota spent $2.95 million on her own own home in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Toluca Lake in 2019. The home has a pool and a grassy backyard, and it is remarkably similar to the one she and her sister had purchased. Additionally, her new home has tall, vaulted ceilings. Elle and Dakota marketed their San Fernando home for $2.7 million the following year in 2020.