Elle Fanning Bio, Age, Parents, Boyfriend, Sister, Movies and Net Worth

Who is Elle Fanning?

Mary Elle Fanning is an American actress and fashion model.

Detailed Elle Fanning Biography

Before turning three years old, Fanning started to act. She started her acting career by playing the younger version of characters from her older sister Dakota in the Taken mini-series and the I Am Sam movie. Fanning won her first role independently of her sister in the Daddy Day Care comedy in 2002, at the age of four. The decision to cast her in Ruth’s role in The Door in the Floor (2004) opposite Jeff Bridges and Kim Basinger showed anecdotal evidence of her emerging skill. Originally planning to hire identical twins for the intense shooting schedule, the producers of the film were so impressed with Fanning that they only used her.

Late in 2003, Fanning appeared in the small role of Sweetie Pie Thomas in Because of Winn-Dixie. In 2004, she did voice work in Miyazaki’s animated movie My Neighbor Totoro’s English dubbed version, in Mei’s role, opposite Dakota who voiced Satsuki, the older sister to Elle’s character. She filmed I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With later that year. Fanning filmed scenes in Charlotte’s Web at the beginning of 2005 as Fern Arable’s “future granddaughter” played by Dakota.

The scenes did not make the final cut, though. She played Debbie, Richard’s daughter and Susan Jones (played by Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett) in the Babel movie in mid-2005. Fanning filmed scenes in both The Nines and Déjà Vu at the beginning of 2006. She filmed The Lost Room, a mini-series of sci-fi television, in mid-2006. She also appeared on House’s episode “Need to Know” in 2006: MD, playing the daughter of the patient. In 2006, she also appeared in a Criminal Minds episode, playing Tracey’s supporting role in “The Boogeyman.”

Fanning started to book lead roles by the end of 2006. The first of these was Emma Learner in Reservation Road — Grace and Ethan Learner’s grieving daughter. The film deals with the aftermath of a tragic accident involving the killing of Emma’s brother. In early 2007, Fanning joined her Babel co-stars, Brad Pitt, and Cate Blanchett, as the younger version of Blanchett’s character in a small part of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Fanning filmed Phoebe’s title role in Wonderland in mid-year 2007.

Felicity Huffman was also starred by Phoebe in Wonderland and released in March 2009. Fanning appeared in 3D in The Nutcracker from July to October 2007, playing Mary. The film was shot in Budapest, Hungary and released at the end of 2010. Fanning and her sister Dakota were scheduled to star in My Sister’s Keeper in March 2008, but when Dakota learned that she would have to shave her head, the opportunity fell through. Abigail Breslin and Sofia Vassilieva immediately replaced the sisters.

In April 2009, Variety reported that Fanning would be starring in the 2010 film, Somewhere, of the Academy Award-winning screenwriter Sofia Coppola. The plot centres around a “bad-boy” actor who is forced to reassess his life when his daughter arrives unexpectedly, played by Fanning. During the 2010 awards season, the film was released. She took out the Golden Lion at her first film festival, the 67th Venice Film Festival. At the end of 2010, Fanning started working on the 2011 film Twixt by Francis Ford Coppola, which Coppola based on a dream. She’s playing a young ghost called “V.” Fanning starred at J in 2011. Super 8 as Alice Dainard’s sci-fi-drama film by J. Abrams.

Fanning appeared at Cameron Crowe’s We Bought a Zoo in December 2011. With her only parental figure, Kelly (Scarlett Johansson), she played Lily, a thirteen-year-old who works at the restaurant of the zoo and lives on the property. Fanning starred as Ginger in September 2012 along with Alice Englert who played Rosa in London’s 1962 drama film Ginger & Rosa. Sally Potter directed the film and released it on October 19, 2012.

Fanning was widely acknowledged with A for her performance. The New York Times ‘ O. Scott writes that she’s showing an almost Streepian mix of poise, intensity, and technical precision. It is frightening how good she is and hard to imagine anything she could not do.” Ty Burr, film critic for The Boston Globe, praised her “luminous naturalism that seems the opposite of performance” and felt that “Fanning easily convinces you of Ginger’s emotional reality.”

In the 2014 Walt Disney movie, Maleficent, directed by Robert Stromberg, Fanning starred alongside Angelina Jolie. Jolie was playing Maleficent while Fanning was playing the Sleeping Beauty, Princess Aurora. She appeared in the independent science fiction western Young Ones the same year and starred on the life of jazz pianist Joe Albany in the biographical Low Down, where she plays the role of the daughter of Albany, Amy-Jo, from whose perspective the story is told. In 2015, Fanning co-starred as Dalton Trumbo’s (Bryan Cranston) daughter Nikola in Jay Roach’s Trumbo and played the role of a young transgender man in 3 generations (formerly known as About Ray), along with Naomi Watts and Susan Sarandon.

In 2016, she appeared as Jesse in Nicolas Winding Refn’s psychological thriller The Neon Demon. At the Cannes Film Festival in May 2016, the film had its world premiere. On June 24, 2016, it was released and did poorly at the box office. She appeared in the 20th Century Women of Mike Mills that same year, opposite Greta Gerwig and Annette Bening. On October 8, 2016, the film had its world premiere at the New York Film Festival and on December 28, 2016, it started a limited release. She then co-starred in the Live by Night drama of Ben Affleck’s Prohibition-era released on December 25, 2016.

Fanning appeared in 2017 in the feature-length drama of Shawn Christensen, The Vanishing of Sidney Hall, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 25. Fanning also appeared in the same year in the British-American science fiction romantic comedy film How to Talk to Girls at Parties by John Cameron Mitchell (based on a short story by Neil Gaiman), in The Beguiled by Sofia Coppola, in the Irish-American romance film Mary Shelley directed by Haifaa al-Mansour, and in the music video for the single’ Good Morning’ by Grouplove.

In 2018, Fanning starred in I Think We’re Alone Now, directed by Reed Morano, alongside Peter Dinklage. On January 21, 2018, she had her world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. The release of Momentum Pictures is scheduled for 14 September 2018. She also starred opposite Ben Foster in Galveston, directed by Mélanie Laurent, who made her world premiere on March 10, 2018, in South by Southwest. That same year, Fanning starred at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2018 in Teen Spirit, directed by Max Minghella. The release is scheduled for April 5, 2019.

Elle Fanning Upcoming work

Fanning starred at the New York A Rainy Day of Woody Allen. Filmed in 2017, the film still has to be released. Fanning currently has three post-production films, including All the Bright Places, directed by Brett Haley, opposite Justice Smith, based on Jennifer Niven’s novel of the same name. Unlike Javier Bardem and Salma Hayek, Molly directed by Sally Potter. Fanning is set to take up Princess Aurora’s role in Maleficent: Evil’s Mistress. The release is scheduled for October 18, 2019.

Elle Fanning Cannes

Elle Fanning is but only 19 years old but has a great sense of fashion. She attended the Cannes film festivals in 2017, and every time she stepped out she looked stunning bringing out her well-cultivated fashion fairytale.

Elle Fanning and Neon Demon

She starred as Jesse in 2016 horror film The Neon Demon which is directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, co-written by Mary Laws, Polly Stenham, and Refn.

Elle Fanning Maleficent

Elle was starring in the magnificent movie as Princess Aurora, the Sleeping Beauty. She featured along with Sharlto Copley as the male lead, King Stefan, Princess Aurora’s father, described as the half-human, half-fairy son of a human king.

Elle Fanning Babel

She was cast as Amelia’s child as Debbie Jones in the Babel, a 2006 drama film directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu and written by Guillermo Arriaga.

Elle Fanning Benjamin Button

She starred as Daisy Fuller in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, a 2008 American fantasy romantic drama film.

Elle Fanning Singing

Ellen Fanning will be taking up takes the role of a teenager named Violet, who will be competing in an international singing in an upcoming musical drama.

Elle Fanning Super 8

In 2011, Fanning starred in J. J. Abrams’ science-fiction-drama film Super 8 as Alice Dainard. Plays the role of a young ghosted called “V”. The film was released on June 10, 2011.

Elle Fanning Somewhere

She starred as Cleo in the American drama film somewhere, Marco’s 11-year-old daughter.

Elle Fanning Vogue

Elle Fanning first appeared on her first-ever Vogue magazine cover for their June 2017 issue and she looked so adorable.

What is Elle Fanning Age?

Elle was born on April 9, 1998, in Conyers, Georgia.

Who’re Elle Fanning Family Members?

She was born to Heather Joy (née Arrington), a former tennis player and Steven J. Fanning, an electronics salesman in Los Angeles.  Her maternal Grandfather Rick Arrington is an American Football Player and her aunt Jill Arrington is an ESPN Reporter.

Elle Fanning Sister

She is the younger sister of actress Dakota Fanning. The two sisters began acting at a very tender age.

Who’re Elle Fanning Children?

she has no child.

Who’s Elle Fanning Boyfriend?

She is rumoured to be in a relationship with actor and screenwriter Max Minghella. The two were seen together holding hands, kissing and laughing while walking down a street in London in August 2018.

Elle Fanning Lesbian

Elle Fanning and Jena Malone have a lesbian sex scene in the horror movie she starred in the  Neon Demon.

Elle Fanning Kiss

Elle got her first kiss on camera. she got to pick out her kiss partner out of a binder of boys.

What is Elle Fanning Net Worth 2020?

More information shall be updated as soon as possible.

Elle Fanning Social Media Accounts

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Elle Fanning Movies

2001 I Am Sam as younger Lucy Dawson
2003 Daddy Day Care as Jamie
2004 The Door in the Floor as Ruth Cole
2004 Husky as Edna
2005 My Neighbor Totoro as Mei Kusakabe (voice)
2005 P.N.O.K. as Rebecca Bullard
2005 Because of Winn-Dixie as Sweetie Pie Thomas
2006 Déjà Vu as Abbey
2006 Babel as Debbie Jones
2006 I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With as Penelope
2006 Husky 2: Together Again Edna
2007 The Nines as Noelle
2007 Reservation Road as Emma Learner
2007 Day 73 with Sarah as Sarah
2008 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button as Daisy Fuller (Age 7)
2008 Phoebe in Wonderland as Phoebe Lichten
2009 Astro Boy as Grace (voice)
2010 The Nutcracker in 3D as Mary
2010 Somewhere as Cleo
2011 Super 8 as Alice Dainard
2011 The Curve of Forgotten Things as Girl
2011 Twixt as V
2011 We Bought a Zoo as Lily Miska
2012 Ginger & Rosa as Ginger
2012 Leaning Toward Solace as Sara
2014 Young Ones as Mary Holms
2014 Low Down as Amy-Jo Albany
2014 Maleficent as Aurora
2014 The Boxtrolls as Winnie (voice)
2015 Trumbo as Nikola Trumbo
2015 3 Generations as Ray
2016 The Neon Demon as Jesse
2016 20th Century Women as Julie Hamlin
2016 Ballerina[a] as Félicie Lavoie (voice)
2016 Live by Night as Loretta Figgis
2017 The Vanishing of Sidney Hall as Melody Jameson
2017 How to Talk to Girls at Parties as Zan
2017 The Beguiled as Alicia
2017 Mary Shelley as Mary Shelley
2018 I Think We’re Alone Now as Grace
2018 Galveston as Raquel Arceneaux
2018 Teen Spirit as Violet
2019 All the Bright Places as Violet Markey
2019 Maleficent: Mistress of Evil as Aurora
2019 A Rainy Day in New York

Elle Fanning TV Shows

2002 Taken as Allie Keys – Age 3
2003 Judging Amy as Rochelle Cobbs
2003 CSI: Miami as Molly Walker
2004 CSI: NY as Jenny Como
2006 House M.D. as Stella Dalton
2006 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Eden
2006 The Lost Room as Anna Miller
2006–2007 Criminal Minds as Tracy Belle
2007 Dirty Sexy Money as Kiki George
2008 City Seventeen as Samantha Page
2014 HitRecord on TV as Daughter
2020 The Great as Catherine the Great

Elle Fanning House

Her childhood home in Studio City was purchased for $1.325 Million in 2003. It is 3,582 square foot French country-style home.

Elle Fanning Ballet

Elle Fanning is a great ballet dancer. She shows off her skills by teaching viewers how to do it in one of her presentations.

Elle Fanning Gym

She has been working on her fitness. Elle Fanning has been hitting the gym in studio city, showing her toned abs on display afterwards.


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