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Dakota Fanning Almost Ruined Her 23rd Birthday When She Left Her ID at Home! (Video)

Dakota Fanning Almost Ruined Her 23rd Birthday When She Left Her ID at Home! (Video)

Dakota Fanning is sharing a crazy story about her latest birthday!

The actress just celebrated her “golden birthday” – aka she turned 23 years old on February 23.

During her appearance on The Tonight Show on Friday (March 3), Dakota let host Jimmy Fallon know what went down when she and her friends headed to Atlantic City, N.J., to celebrate.

Her story involves almost ruining everything by forgetting her ID and a creepy man who sat next to her when she gambled.

Jimmy then gave Dakota a super cool birthday present!

Watch below.


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FYI: Dakota is wearing a J. Mendel dress.

Also pictured inside: Samuel L. Jackson appearing on the same episode (watch him hilariously read Facebook rants here!) with musical guest Ed Sheeran.

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Dakota Fanning Captures Her Mood in One Telling Photo

Dakota Fanning Captures Her Mood in One Telling Photo

Dakota Fanning is so happy it’s a brand-new week!

The actress showed off her casual street style – featuring a fun cat sweater – as she ran errands on Monday (February 6) in New York City.

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“This week got me like..” she wrote on Instagram late last week along with a photo of herself with her head in her arms while sitting on the floor of an NYC subway station (below).

It was recently announced that Dakota is heading back to television as a young NYPD secretary for her first regular series role in 15 years in the TNT thriller The Alienist.

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Dakota & Elle Fanning Are First Sisters Ever Featured on Vanity Fair's Hollywood Issue!

Dakota & Elle Fanning Are First Sisters Ever Featured on Vanity Fair's Hollywood Issue!

How cool is that fact? Dakota and Elle Fanning are the first sister actresses EVER to be featured on the cover of Vanity Fair‘s annual Hollywood issue!

Dakota and Elle have been impressing everyone on the big screen since they babies and it’s only right for them to be featured along the likes of Emma Stone, Ruth Negga, Natalie Portman and more on the 2017 cover this year.

“Instrumental roles in Maleficent, as Princess Aurora, and as the exasperated daughter in Trumbo didn’t quite prep viewers for the one-two whammo of 2016’s The Neon Demon and 20th Century Women,” the mag writes of Elle‘s impact on cinema.

They add for Dakota, “Like her younger sister, Elle, Dakota looks dreamily evocative of days past, a convincing sojourner in the punk 70s (as Cherie Currie in The Runaways), the stuffily repressed Victorian era (Effie Gray), and the revolutionary 60s (Ewan McGregor’s adaptation of Philip Roth’s novel American Pastoral).”

Check out the full cover below now!

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Dakota Fanning Heads Back to TV for First Regular Role in 15 Years!

Dakota Fanning Heads Back to TV for First Regular Role in 15 Years!

We’re so excited for Dakota Fanning‘s new project because we’ll be able to watch it from the comfort of home!

The 22-year-old actress is heading back to television for her first regular role on a series since 2002, when she was just seven. She is set to star on the new TNT show The Alienist.

The Alienist centers on three investigators working together to solve a series of murders in 1896 New York,” according to TV Line.

Dakota will be playing “a young NYPD secretary who’s determined to become the department’s first female detective.” Luke Evans is playing a newspaper reporter while Daniel Bruhl will play a criminal psychologist, who is also known as the alienist.

Dakota has previously starred in the Syfy series Taken back in 2002 and she appeared in one episode of Friends in 2004. This will be her first foray into television since then!

Dakota Fanning Might Have a New Boyfriend!

Dakota Fanning Might Have a New Boyfriend!

Does Dakota Fanning have a new man in her life?

The actress was spotted walking hand-in-hand with a mysterious cutie in New York City over the weekend!

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The last time Dakota was officially taken was last year when she dated Jamie Strachan, but the two reportedly split up a couple months ago.

Dakota recently shared the cutest throwback photo of herself holding on to her little sister Elle Fanning – check it out here!

Dakota has been busy filming for the upcoming female-driven film Ocean’s Eight – check out all the latest pics here!

FYI: Dakota is wearing an AllSaints leather jacket and Frame denim.

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Dakota Fanning Steps Out After Voting in the Election!

Dakota Fanning Steps Out After Voting in the Election!

Dakota Fanning heads back to her car with some Starbucks coffee on Tuesday afternoon (November 8) in Los Angeles.

That same day, the 22-year-old actress cast her vote in the presidential election!

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Dakota took to her Instagram to show off her “I voted” sticker, captioning the image “#VOTED.”

Although Dakota didn’t say who she was voting for, earlier in the year, she was spotted attending a Hillary Clinton fundraising event in Paris.

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Dakota & Elle Fanning Step Out For Anton Yelchin Photography Exhibit Grand Opening

Dakota & Elle Fanning Step Out For Anton Yelchin Photography Exhibit Grand Opening

Dakota and Elle Fanning pose together while attending the Anton Yelchin Photography Exhibit grand opening at Other Gallery on Saturday (November 5) in Los Angeles.

The sister duo was joined by fellow previous co-stars and friends of Anton Yelchin, including Nicholas Hoult, Chris Pine, John Cho, Susan Sarandon, Alia Shawkat, Gia Coppola, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, as well as Star Trek director J.J. Abrams.

The exhibit features photography from the late Anton, and is described as “experimental, provocative and surrealist.” It will contain 40 images and proceeds from print sales will benefit the Anton Yelchin Foundation, according to Access Hollywood.

Anton passed away this past June after a freak accident caused his Jeep to roll down his driveway and crush him against a gate.

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Dakota & Elle Fanning's Parents Have Split

Dakota & Elle Fanning's Parents Have Split

Sad news for Dakota Fanning and her sister Elle – their parents have decided to split after nearly 27 years together.

Steven Fanning has filed for divorce from his wife Heather, citing irreconcilable differences, according to TMZ.

Pictured inside: Dakota looking super chic while stepping out for the Through Her Lens: The Tribeca Chanel Women’s Filmmaker Program cocktail party on Thursday (October 27) at the Smyth Hotel in New York City.

Also in attendance at the party were actresses Jennifer Westfeldt and Louisa Krause.

FYI: Dakota is wearing a Chanel dress.

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