Dakota Fanning will attend New York University
Dakota Fanning is set to attend New York University this fall. The 17-year-old graduated from high school in June, enrolled at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study earlier this year and plans to begin her college courses when the fall semester begins in September.
The former child star who appears in the “Twilight” films, rose to fame as a child actress when she appeared on the medical drama series “ER” and as a 5-year-old version of Ally McBeal on the law show by the same name. She later appeared on programs such as “The Practice” and “Malcolm in the Middle” and appeared alongside Sean Penn in the 2001 movie “I Am Sam.”
In 2002, she starred in the romantic comedy “Sweet Home Alabama,” which featured Reese Witherspoon in the main role, and played Allie Keys in the mini-series “Taken” in 2002. Fanning starred in the 2005 reboot of “War of the Worlds” with Tom Cruise and in the 2006 film “Charlotte’s Web.” In 2009, Fanning starred in the movie “Push” and played the vampire Jane in “The Twilight Saga: New Moon,” the second film in the hit series starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson.
In 2010, Fanning co-starred with Stewart in the music biopic “The Runaways” and reprised her role in the third “Twilight” movie, “Eclipse.” Fanning plays the same part in the fourth and final installment, the two-part “Breaking Dawn.”
Fanning recently filmed the independent film “Now Is Good” and has several more movies in the works – “Effie” with Emma Thompson, “Mississippi Wild” with Mickey Rourke and “Very Good Girls” with Dustin Hoffman.” All films are due out in 2012.
Another film Fanning recently filmed that is due to be released that year is the drama “The Motel Life.” It stars Stephen Dorff, who appeared with the actress’ younger sister Elle in the 2010 movie “Somewhere.”
Meanwhile, Fanning’s representative had no immediate comment regarding the NYU issue.