Hannah Dakota Fanning (born February 23, 1994), better known as Dakota Fanning, is an American 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 the transition to more adult roles with Hounddog
and The Secret Life of Bees
. Recent films have included The Twilight Saga and The Runaways
. She has won numerous awards and is the youngest nominee for a Screen Actors Guild Award.