Hannah Dakota Fanning is an American actress and model portraying Sara Howard in the TNT original drama The Alienist.

TNT Cast BiographyEdit

Dakota Fanning will next star in the TNT event series The Alienist, based on the international bestselling novel by Caleb Carr. She stars opposite Luke Evans and Daniel Brühl.

Last year she was seen in American Pastoral, an adaptation of the novel by Philip Roth. Ewan McGregor directed and stars along with Jennifer Connelly. Fanning plays “Merry,” the Swede’s (McGregor) daughter who becomes a revolutionary and commits an act of political terrorism during the Vietnam War.

She can currently be seen in Brimstone for Dutch filmmaker Martin Koolhoven. Fanning plays “Liz” opposite Guy Pearce, Kit Harrington and Carice Van Houten. Reminiscent of The Piano, Brimstone is an epic story of survival and of powerful womanhood and resistance against the unforgiving cruelty of a hell on earth. Liz is the heroine of the film, a genuine survivor and a woman of fearsome strength who responds with astonishing bravery to claim the better life she and her daughter deserve.

In 2014, she starred in director Kelly Reichardt’s Night Moves opposite Jesse Eisenberg and Peter Sarsgaard. The film had its world premiere at the 2013 Venice Film Festival and North American premiere at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. It was also the winner of the 2013 Deauville Grand Prize.

Fanning's extensive filmography includes I Am Sam, Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat, Man on Fire, War of the Worlds, Uptown Girls, Dreamer, Charlotte's Web, The Secret Life of Bees, The Runaways, The Last of Robin Hood, The Benefactor, Coraline and The Twilight Saga. She is the youngest actor to have been nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award® and has also been nominated for numerous Critics' Choice Awards.

Fanning currently attends New York University and is an Artist Ambassador for Save the Children.[1]


Emmy For Your Consideration - May 2018,LA

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Emmy For Your Consideration - May 2018, NY

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Premiere - New York

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Paramount Picture Premiere - LA

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EMMYS 2018

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External Links Edit


  1. ‘The Alienist’: Cast Biographies on official TNT ‘The Alienist’ website