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Dakota Fanning is All Grown Up

Dakota Fanning is All Grown Up

All grown up!

Actress Dakota Fanning arrives at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s annual summer luncheon held at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Wednesday in Beverly Hills.

The Charlotte’s Web actress is now 14 and enterting 10th grade! Dakota broke through at the age of 7 with her performance in I Am Sam. She also had an impressive performance in War of the Worlds where director Steven Spielberg praised her ability to show “how she would really react in a real situation.”

Dakota recently recalled receiving the award for Best Young Actor/Actress from the Broadcast Film Critics Association and needed Orlando Bloom to lift her up to the mic! Ms. Fanning told Pop Tarts, “I met him again later on the set of War of the Worlds and we talked and had a laugh about it. It was funny, but I’m actually a bit embarrassed thinking about it now.”

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  • gina

    Wow. She was so small just not too long ago. She looks really great here.

  • jo

    She’s grown up but definitely still looks 12 to me.
    She’s cute though, she’ll grow into her looks once she hits puberty :)

  • mcqueen

    She looks so CUTE!!!!!!

  • sandra

    She’s so sweet! A great actress

  • elizabeth

    She looks so pretty!! See, this is what a 14 year old should look like. Not like… Ali Lohan or something. Dakota is really blossoming.

  • elizabeth

    She looks so pretty!! See, this is what a 14 year old should look like. Not like… Ali Lohan or something. Dakota is really blossoming.

  • steph

    um how can she be entering 10th grade? shes 14. thats 9th grade.

  • Lillianne

    This is an age appropriate 14 year old. She’s turning into a little beauty.

  • Russian girl

    Agree with elizabeth@ 07/31/2008 at 3:08 pm #5 ))

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  • iluvmiley

    14 is entering 9th grade, but maybe she’s homeschooled or something, because they’re usually ahead. Or maybe she’s young for her grade…? She looks young for 14, though.

  • Christina

    14 years old, does not a grown up make.

  • Amanda

    So cute! Agree with #8! She’ll become a pretty woman.

  • Helen

    yea, her parents do not want her to put on a lot of makeup. too bad that ali lohan’s manager is her own mom….and she let ali to dress like a sl@t.

  • sarah

    she’s entering 9th grade, we are the same age.

  • gina

    she’s cute but needs work on her teeth and they look discolored! poor thing !!!

  • Pati

    Now I feel sooooo old!!!
    She’s so cute!

  • Cutie

    That video of Orlando holding her up for her looooong acceptance speech is what sealed the deal for my Orlando affection. It is still one of the cutest things that I have ever seen.

  • LIndab

    She may be 14 now but turning 15 before the end of the year. That would make her in Grade 10. I also agree she has turned into a beautiful young woman

  • youwillmissme

    She looks like Kate Hudson.

  • Lilly


  • hello

    she doesn’t look like taylor momsen who is also 14 but looks like she could be 18.

  • joss

    14 for 10th grade should be correct, i was 14 when i was in 10th grade…and i agree with #5, a real 14 year old should look like dakota, not ali lohan…

  • alisiya

    taylor momsen looks much older for her age…dakota looks perfect for a 14 year old

  • Cassie

    She still does look like she’s 12
    but, thankfully she doesn’t look like Miley or Ali with 10lbs of make-up on!!

    And I’m 19 and I look like I’m about 16! lol
    the only good thing that will come out of looking young is
    when I’m like 35 I will look like I’m in my 20′s lol

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  • kiki

    In my head she is still 6, it is difficult to believe that she is 14. I only hope she will not turn into the next britney or lohan.

  • dkje

    She’s so cute, i like her hair

  • to gina

    my aren’t we being shallow today. instead of focusing on the what’s good about the little girl “we” have to focus on what you consider to be imperfections let me guess, you want her to go and get her teeth fixed so that they won’t personally offend you.

  • Cheetah

    She always had a head start. she learned how to read at age 2 and went to the first grade at 4. So she is just verry smart.

    So 10th grade is because she started soon.

  • whatever

    this is what a 14 years old should looks like……..not like Ali Lohan…

  • chantall

    shes cute she just needs to fix her teeth and hair…. im not tying to b offensive she looks good for a regular person but like movie stars hav to have like the more or less nice teeth

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  • chilly_powder

    Finally a 14 year old in Holluwood, that doesn’t try to act like a 25/45 year old woman!
    I’m so glad. She’s a good rolemodel… not the ones who are actually labeled as “role models”

  • bre

    Ok im 14 and me and my friends do not look that young. shes looks like a 12 year old! and you got it wrong, shes going into 9th grade NOT 10th.

  • Pop it up

    amazing!!!! she is same,but same time different

  • nikkita

    “the only good thing that will come out of looking young is
    when I’m like 35 I will look like I’m in my 20’s lol”

    yeah, I look young too, hopefully that will continue that way.. so when Im in my 40s I´ll look like im in my 20s.

  • Mary

    I CANNOT believe she is 14, same age as ali lohan. She looks more like a 14 yr old than Ali.

  • Kalilah

    See, the reason why everyone thinks she looks younger than 14 is because the average 14 year old is trying to look 16, 18, 20, etc. With all the push up bras and makeup and short skirts, etc.

    I like her. I think she’s adorable and I wish more girls wanted to look cute like her instead of ‘sexy’ like Paris Hilton or Rihanna (before the mug cut. Ew.)

  • Hailie

    i dont understand this. taylor momsen, selena gomez, miley, demi lovato, they are all her age or 15. she still looks the same as when she 1st appeared in movies years ago. its wierd to me. the post above is of a barley 16 year old selena looking much more mature…

  • Shannon

    she looks great for her age and that’s great for young hollywood and the fact that she has alot of talent to backup anyting she does later on compared to the crap so-called actors nowadays

  • Jami

    I just need to agree with those of you who say that this is what a 14 yr old SHOULD look like. NOT like Ali Lohan..that is just disturbing that Ali already looks and acts like a little hooker!

    I think Dakota is sweet and completely appropriate for her age! Good girl, you go Dakota!!!!

  • marina

    why isn’t eveyone telling her to fix her eyebrows at 14 years old? Hers need a tweezer.

    Other girls at age eleven (don’t wanna say names) are being called names here in JJ because their eyebrows are thick and dark. Why is it?

    (btw I really love how DF looks here. Not because she works in HW and is successful means she has to grow up quickly and have plastic surgery ASP, she has talent and does not need to do that).

  • kristin

    how could she be heading into grade 10 if she was born in 1994?
    did she skip a grade?

  • tom c

    Her teeth are ugly.

  • sarah

    lindab, she turned 14 in february. so she should be a 9th grader this year.

  • victoria

    49th!!!! I agree with Number # 19. She is adorable also, and is growing up way to fast in Hollywood. I’m sure they love that though. Here is hoping someone is watching out for her, unlike Lindsays parents and the Spears parents. x

  • sarah

    she’s like a little angel , love her.
    this is the 14 years old girl yes ^_^

  • Alecto

    Finally a 14 year old that actually looks 14!! Stay that way darling. Hollywood has enough 45 year old teen harlets.