In a career spanning more than half her life, 14-year-old Dakota Fanning has racked up over 30 IMDB credits including starring roles opposite Tom Cruise, Denzel Washington and Robert De Niro. She has played young versions of both Reese Witherspoon and Ellen Degeneres and in 2002 she became the youngest person ever to be nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award. Being the youngest in something was not new to her, and she has been proclaimed the next Jodie Foster. Journey back with us over the illustrious career of the finest (and one of the only) actresses of her generation.
February 23, 1994: Hannah Dakota Fanning is born in Conyers, Georgia to Joy, a professional tennis player and Steve, a former professional ball player.
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