Career: As a child actress, Dakota appeared in films including I Am Sam, Man on Fire, War of the Worlds and Charlotte’s Web. She also had guest spots in several TV shows, including CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The Practice, Spin CIty and Ally McBeal. From 2009, Dakota moved into more adult roles, playing Jane in the Twilight films New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn and teen pop icon Cherie Currie in The Runaways. In late 2010 it was announced that she won’t take on any more lead roles until she finishes High School in 2011.
Relationships: Dakota has been linked to British actor Freddie Highmore after her mum set them up on a dinner date.
FYI: At the age of eight she became the youngest person ever to be nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for her role in I Am Sam.