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Dakota Fanning, 17, Graduates From High School

June 7, 2011


Dakota Fanning
Dakota Fanning

Her roles rarely capture a typical 17-year-old's life. Actress Dakota Fanning has played a vampire in the Twilight series and bisexual rocker Cherie Currie in "The Runaways," but this week she was a normal teen in real life.

On Monday, the actress, 17, became a high school graduate, according to

Fanning received her diploma from North Hollywood's Campbell Hall Episcopal High School, reports, where she was a cheerleader and this year's homecoming queen.

The acting bug also has bitten Fanning's younger sister, Elle, 13. Just as moviegoers have watched Fanning grow up on the silver screen, Elle plans to follow in her older sister's footsteps.

According to, Elle has received rave reviews for her role as one of the kids in J J Abrams' "Super 8."

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