Dakota Fanning Parents: Meet Steven Fanning, Hather Joy Arrington


Hannah Dakota Fanning, born on February 23, 1994, is an American actress who gained fame at the age of seven for her role in the movie “I Am Sam” (2001). She received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination at the age of eight, becoming the youngest nominee in SAG history. As a child actress, she appeared in several films such as “Uptown Girls” (2003), “The Cat in the Hat” (2003), “Man on Fire” (2004), “War of the Worlds” (2005), “Dreamer” (2005), “Hide and Seek” (2005), “Charlotte’s Web” (2006), and “Coraline” (2009).

Meet Steven Fanning, Hather Joy Arrington

Dakota’s father, Steven Fanning, was born on May 16, 1967, and is known as the father of Dakota Fanning and Elle Fanning. He had a career as an electronics salesman in the Los Angeles area. Before becoming a father, he was a minor league baseball player for the St. Louis Cardinals.

Dakota’s mother, Heather Joy Arrington, was born on July 1, 1967. She is the sister of Jill Arrington, an American sportscaster. Heather gained attention because of her two actress daughters, Dakota and Elle Fanning. She is currently married to Steven Fanning.


Both Steven and Heather have been featured in tabloid and press outlets, and they have supported their daughters’ successful acting careers.

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