Dakota Fanning is an American actress who is best known for her work as in notable children's movies, Twilight films, Coraline, and War of the Worlds, where she portrayed Ray Ferrier's daughter.
Dakota Fanning was born on February 23, 1994, in Conyers, Georgia. She landed her first commercial at 5 years old and earned a Screen Actors Guild Award for her work with Sean Penn on I Am Sam. She played Tom Cruise's daughter in the 2005 remake of War of the Worlds. She voiced the titular character in the animated film Coraline based on a book by Neil Gaiman and she has featured in the Twilight film series, where she portrayed Jane.