is an American actress and model who is best known for her roles as Sally Walden
in the 2003
live-action adaptation of The Cat in the Hat
, Jane Volturi
in The Twilight Saga
franchise, Fern Arable
in the 2006
live-action remake of Charlotte's Web
, and as the voice of the titular character
in the 2009
stop-motion film Coraline
Her Disney roles include Lilo Pelekai in Stitch Has a Glitch, filling in for Daveigh Chase, young Kim Possible in the Disney Channel animated series of the same name, Satsuki Kusakabe in My Neighbor Totoro, and young Melanie Smooter in Sweet Home Alabama.
She is also the older sister of Elle Fanning.
Dakota Fanning at the premiere of Coraline.