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Dakota Fanning Net Worth

Updated January 2, 2020
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How much is Dakota Fanning worth? $16 million

How did Dakota Fanning earn her money and wealth?

Dakota Fanning was born in Conyers, Georgia, USA on 23rd February 1994. She was born to parents – Heather Joy (Arrington) and Steven Fanning; Elle Fanning is her younger sibling. From her very childhood, she was always inclined towards acting and enacted several roles around her house. Dakota is one of the richest American actresses who has earned money and wealth with her hard work and owes an eminent position in the Hollywood industry at a tender age. She received success and recognition because of her excellent acting skills and extraordinary appearances in movies. Dakota Fanning has graced the covers of Elle, Vanity Fair, and Cosmopolitan, among others since she made her debut in modeling in 2009.

She was adjudged Best Young Actor/Actress by the Broadcast Film Critics Association at the age of 7 for her performance in I Am Sam, a film she was cast in opposite Sean Penn. Dakota had her first break as a child actress in big projects like ‘Man on Fire’, ‘War of the Worlds’, ‘Charlotte’s Web’. She had impressive acting skills even at a mere age of five and within three years of her debut, Dakota Fanning became the youngest actor to get nominated for Screen Actors Guild Award. She has acted in films like ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ (2002) and Taken (2002) – a science fiction miniseries. Following her popularity as a child actress, she made an appearance in the TV sitcom, Friends where she is seen bonding with the character Joey.

Dakota’s role in bigger series such as ‘Spin City’ and ‘Malcolm in the Middle’ was praiseworthy; her mature performance as Brittany Murphy in ‘Uptown Girls’ (2003) was pulled off spectacularly. She was witnessed alongside Christopher Walken and Denzel Washington in ‘Man on Fire’. The year 2005 saw her success over prominent roles, one of which includes her appearance opposite Robert DeNiro in a horror film ‘Hide and Seek’ (2005). The year 2005 witnessed Dakota’s break into the biggest film of the era, the remake of ‘War of the Worlds’ which was undoubtedly one of the big budget films of Steven Spielberg.

Dakota worked in another science fiction which was an action thriller – ‘Push’ (2009) and received positive reviews and proved to be a decent commercial hit. Dakota Fanning rose to enormous fame with the Twilight series as she played the role of Jane Volturi in ‘The Twilight Saga – Breaking Dawn Part 2’ (2012) and ‘The Twilight Saga – Eclipse’ (2010).

In both the Twilight movies, she put in an incredible effort and pulled off her character with ease.  Fanning was cast alongside Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner and the movies proved to be top two highest grossing movies of her career. She has also provided her voice in the dubbing of several animation movies.

What are the highest-grossing movies of Dakota Fanning?

  1. The Twilight Saga – Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012): $829,724,737
  2. The Twilight Saga – Eclipse (2010): $706,102,828
  3. War of the Worlds (2005): $591,700,000
  4. The Cat in the Hat (2003): $134,000,000
  5. Charlotte’s Web (2006): $144,900,000
  6. Man on Fire (2004): $130,300,000

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