Hannah Dakota Fanning , is an American actress who rose to prominence after her breakthrough performance at age seven in the 2001 film I Am Sam. Her performance earned her a nomination for a Screen Actors Guild Award at age eight in 2002, making her the youngest nominee in history. As a child actress, she went on to appear in high-profile films such as Man on Fire , War of the Worlds and Charlotte's Web . Fanning then began the transition to more adult roles with Hounddog and The Secret Life of Bees . Her recent film roles have included the eponymous character in Coraline , Cherie Currie in The Runaways , Annie James in The Motel Life , and Jane in The Twilight Saga .