10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Dakota Fanning

Here are some interesting tidbits about Dakota that you may not know:

1. Dakota carries a book of baby names with her wherever she goes.

2. Actor Kurt Russell, who plays her father in Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story, bought Dakota a palomino horse, whom she named Goldie.

3. She speaks French.

4. Dakota loves to knit! She has knitted scarves for Tom Cruise, Robert De Niro, Denzel Washington, Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg and Tim Robbins.

5. Kota started reading at age two!

6. She cites Gone With the Wind as one of her favorite films.

7. Dakota would most like to act alongside her youger sister Elle. The pair have been in three movies with her sister, yet they have never shared a scene together. Elle played the younger version of Dakota’s characters in I Am Sam and Taken, and the two voiced sisters for My Neighbor Totoro.

8. She can play the piano and the violin.

9. Dakota’s first word was “momo”, the name of the family kitty!

10. At birth, Her father named her Dakota while her mother named her Hannah.Her full name is Hannah Dakota Fanning.