The Evolution of Dakota Fanning

From her early sweet-faced roles to playing a teen rocker, see photos of The Runaways star growing up on screen (13 Photos)

Thelma Adams on Apr 9, 2010 at 7:35AM

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The Evolution of Dakota Fanning

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'Ally McBeal'

On the long-running TV show starring Calista Flockhart, the pint-sized actress played the 5-year-old flashback version of the leading lady in a 2000 episode of the Fox dramedy. While the Georgia native also played a young Ellen DeGeneres on The Ellen Show in 2001, Fanning (who started acting in commercials) got a taste for gritty drama early on. "ER was one of my favorites," she said of a 2000 guest appearance on the NBC medical series. "I played a car accident victim who has leukemia. I got to wear a neck brace and nose tubes for the two days I worked."

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