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Dakota Fanning to play accused baby killer in 'Every Secret Thing'

Dakota Fanning to play accused baby killer in 'Every Secret Thing'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Dakota Fanning and Danielle Macdonald have joined the cast of "Every Secret Thing," which Amy Berg is to begin directing in New York next month.
Fanning graduates from high school

Fanning graduates from high school

LOS ANGELES, June 7 (UPI) -- Former child star Dakota Fanning has graduated from the private high school Campbell Hall in North Hollywood, UsMagazine.com reported.
Dakota Fanning attends first prom

Dakota Fanning attends first prom

LOS ANGELES, June 22 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Dakota Fanning, who has starred in numerous high-profile movies, says she was happy to attend her first high-school prom this year.
Fanning: 'Runaways' offered new challenge

Fanning: 'Runaways' offered new challenge

LOS ANGELES, March 20 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Dakota Fanning said appearing in the upcoming film "The Runaways" gave her a chance to embrace a more mature film role.
'Runaways' gets a release date

'Runaways' gets a release date

NEW YORK, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- "The Runaways," a 1970s-set film about an all-girl, teenage rock band, is to premiere at Utah's Sundance film festival, the movie's distributors announced.
Dakota Fanning crowned homecoming princess

Dakota Fanning crowned homecoming princess

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Film star Dakota Fanning was crowned homecoming princess by her North Hollywood, Calif., high school, witnesses said.
Fanning cast in 'New Moon' role

Fanning cast in 'New Moon' role

LOS ANGELES, March 9 (UPI) -- Summit Entertainment has confirmed it cast U.S. actress Dakota Fanning in "New Moon," the sequel to last year's vampire blockbuster, "Twilight."

Fanning may appear in 'Twilight' sequel

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Teenage actress Dakota Fanning says there is a chance she may appear as an evil vampire in the sequel to the U.S. film "Twilight."

'Max' maxes out debut at No. 1

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- The crime drama "Max Payne" shot to the top in its first weekend in U.S. theaters, Box Office Mojo said Sunday.
Jennifer Hudson set for DNC performance

Jennifer Hudson set for DNC performance

DENVER, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Actress and singer Jennifer Hudson is set to sing the national anthem on the closing night of the Democratic National Convention in Denver, sources say.

Hudson, Queen Latifah to star in 'Bees'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Hollywood actresses Jennifer Hudson, Queen Latifah and Sophie Okonedo are set to star in the film version of Sue Monk Kidd's book, "The Secret Life of Bees."

Utah AG: Movie rape doesn't break porn law

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The controversial scene of a minor being raped in the movie "Hounddog" does not break Utah's child pornography laws, the state attorney general says.

Film's rape scene causes controversy

NEW YORK, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- The Catholic League called for an investigation into whether "Hounddog," shown at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, broke federal child pornography laws.

Dakota Fanning hogs limelight in Australia

MELBOURNE, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Not even a pampered piglet called Wilbur could upstage child star Dakota Fanning at the Melbourne premiere of the movie "Charlotte's Web."
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Dakota Fanning arrives at the premiere of "The Runaways" at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema in New York City on March 17, 2010. UPI/John Angelillo
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Hannah Dakota Fanning (born February 23, 1994), better known simply as Dakota Fanning, is an American teen actress. Fanning's breakthrough performance was in I Am Sam in 2001. As a child actress, she appeared in high-profile films such as Man on Fire, War of the Worlds, and Charlotte's Web. Fanning began transitioning to more adult roles with Hounddog and The Secret Life of Bees. She has won numerous awards and is the youngest person ever to have been nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award.

Fanning was born in Conyers, Georgia, the daughter of Joy (née Arrington), who played tennis professionally, and Steve Fanning, who played minor league baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals and now works as an electronics salesman in Los Angeles. Her maternal grandfather was former American football player, Rick Arrington, and her aunt is former ESPN reporter Jill Arrington. Dakota is the older sister of Elle Fanning, also an actress.

Her father had wanted to name her "Dakota" and her mother wanted to name her "Hannah".

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