Happy Birthday, Dakota! The ‘War of The Worlds’ star turned 22 on Feb. 23 after what was a truly incredible year. Let’s celebrate the actress by reminiscing about the highlights she had these past 12 months!
It is Dakota Fanning’s special day! The gifted star had a pretty cool, calm and collected 21st year of life, and she is now ready to make her 22nd year the best one yet. Help us wish Dakota happy birthday here!
After starring in over 50 movies and television shows, at age 21, Dakota only filmed one movie, The Benefactor, which was released in Jan. 2016. She has been a little more careful in picking projects and is choosing roles that are “different than her most memorable works,” she shared with Bustle. Dakota’s last film release was the 2014 movie Effie Gray, where she played the title character — a woman caught in a crazy love triangle. She was amazing in it!
One reason acting has come second to her movie career is because she is currently still enrolled at NYU! It has been a balancing act for her to juggle filming and attending classes, which can clearly be tough! Although Dakota’s school schedule was busy, she still had time to stun everyone on the cover of the Sept. 2015 issue of Lucky magazine.
Dakota’s love life sure hasn’t hit a snag! Her relationship with her boyfriend Jamie Strachan, 34, is still going strong! Despite the big age difference, are clearly happy, being spotted looking lovey dovey on multiple occasions in New York City. Good for them!
Like her just as talented sister Elle Fanning, 17, Dakota knows that the best is yet to come in her career. She has four films in the works and is ready to bounce back in the movie world. Happy Birthday, Dakota! We look forward to seeing what’s in store for you this year!
HollywoodLifers, what is your favorite Dakota moment thus far in her career? Let us know!