Hannah Dakota Fanning (born February 23, 1994), better known simply as Dakota Fanning, is an American actress. She is the older sister of Elle Fanning.
Fanning's breakthrough performance was in I Am Sam in 2001 (with her younger sister Elle). 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 also portrayed Jane Volturi in The Twilight Saga (2009–12). She has won numerous awards and is currently the youngest person ever to have been nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award. In 2018 Fanning has portrayed Sara Howard in TNT's crime-period drama mini-series The Alienist.