• Real first name is Hannah. Sister Elle’s is Mary.
• Is nicknamed Kota.
• Learned to read aged 2.
• After starring in I Am Sam Dakota became the youngest SAG nominee ever, aged eight.
• Loves to knit and has knitted scarves for Tom Cruise, Robert De Niro, Denzel Washington, Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg and Tim Robbins. We’re sure ours is in the post.
• Was obsessed with babies as a child and carried a book of baby names everywhere. Kind of odd, no?
• During the shooting of War of the Worlds, Tom Cruise gave her a mobile AND an iPod. Some girls have all the luck…
• Was 10 when production began on Coraline, but 15 when the movie was eventually released.
• Played Cherie Currie in The Runaways. She is Currie’s fave actress like, ever, so that was pretty lucky.
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