Birth Name: Dakota Fanning
Birth Place: Conyers, Georgia, USA
When Dakota Fanning was born on Feb. 23, 1994, to a pair of former professional athletes, it was probably assumed that someday she would be the fastest runner in her Conyers, GA elementary school. Instead, the daughter of a St. Louis Cardinal and a pro tennis player was the queen of make-believe, latching onto a local kids theater playhouse where her talent stood out from the crowd. From the time she was cast in her first commercial at the age of five, Fanning declared that all she wanted to do was become an actress. A round of casting calls in Los Angeles and her first national commercial - for Tide detergent - was all the proof the family needed that their first daughter had show business ...
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