Elle Fanning

Elle Fanning

Movie Actress

Mary Elle Fanning is an American actress. She made her film debut as the younger version of her sister Dakota Fanning's character in the drama film I Am Sam. As a child actress, she appeared in several films, including Babel, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and Phoebe in Wonderland.

Full Name
Apr 9, 1998
5′ 9″
Net Worth


Elle Fanning was born on April 9, 1998, in Conyers, Georgia. Her zodiac sign is Aries, and her ethnicity is Caucasian. She is the daughter of Mary Kay and Steven J. Fanning, and she has an older sister named Dakota. 

At the age of three, Elle started modeling for the Ford Modeling Agency in Los Angeles. She began her acting career at the young age of five in various television commercials. In 2001, she made her feature film debut in I Am Sam. Elle's breakthrough performance came when she starred as Alice Dainard in the Tim Burton-directed fantasy film "Super 8" (2011). She also had a major role in the movie "Ginger & Rosa" (2012), which earned her numerous accolades including a BAFTA nomination for Best Supporting Actress. 

In 2015, Elle starred in the drama "About Ray" as Ray, a transgender teen struggling with gender identity issues and his estranged family. The performance earned her several awards including a Critics' Choice Award for Best Young Actor/Actress and a National Board of Review award for Breakthrough Performance. In 2016, Elle starred alongside Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard in the Robert Zemeckis-directed World War II thriller "Allied". She then went on to appear in films such as “The Beguiled” (2017), “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” (2019) and “The Lost Daughter” (2020). 

Elle has received many awards and nominations throughout her career including two Satellite Awards, two Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards, one MTV Movie Award nomination along with several other awards from various organizations around the world.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1998</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Elle Fanning is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On April 9, 1998, Elle Fanning was born in Conyers, Georgia.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2005</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Makes Acting Debut</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Elle makes her acting debut in the film I Am Sam at the age of 7.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2007</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Played Violet in The Nines</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Elle plays the role of Violet in the movie The Nines and receives a nomination for Best Performance by a Younger Actor at the Young Artist Award.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2010</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Starring Role in Somewhere</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Elle stars in the movie Somewhere directed by Sofia Coppola. Her performance earned her a Young Artist Award and a Boston Society of Film Critics Award.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2014</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Leading Role in Maleficent</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Elle takes on the leading role of Princess Aurora in Disney's Maleficent.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2018</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Starring Role in Mary Shelley</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Elle stars as Mary Shelley in the biographical drama Mary Shelley.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2020</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives Hollywood Supporting Actress Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Elle receives the Hollywood Supporting Actress Award for her role in The Great.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's a Versatile Actress</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Elle Fanning is an incredibly versatile actress. She has starred in a variety of movies spanning from comedies to thrillers, and her acting has consistently been praised by critics. She is also able to bring life to any character she portrays, no matter how small the role.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's an Inspiring Role Model</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Elle Fanning is an inspiring role model for young women. Her success in the film industry despite her young age is proof that hard work pays off. Furthermore, she is a strong advocate for gender equality and encourages other women to pursue their dreams.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's Charismatic</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Elle Fanning has an infectious charm and charisma that draws people in. Whether it’s her red carpet appearances or interviews, she always manages to captivate the audience and make them feel like they’re part of the conversation.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Started Acting at Age 2</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Elle Fanning started her acting career at a very young age, appearing in her first film when she was just two years old.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> She is Related to Mary Pickford</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Elle Fanning is related to the silent movie star Mary Pickford through her grandmother who was Pickford's niece.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Is the Younger Sister of Actress Dakota Fanning</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Elle Fanning is the younger sister of actress Dakota Fanning, who has also appeared in several films.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Has Appeared in Over 30 Films</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Elle Fanning has appeared in over 30 films, including Super 8, Maleficent, and The Neon Demon.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Has Received Several Award Nominations</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Elle Fanning has received several award nominations for her roles, including a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.</p></div>


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