Elle Fanning

Actress
Having begun her career before her third birthday, actress Elle Fanning followed in the footsteps of older sister, Dakota Fanning, by becoming a notable performer who tackled challenging roles no matter her age. Though ... Read more »
Born: 04/09/1998 in Conyers, Georgia, USA

Filmography

Actor (35)

Live by Night 2016 (Movie)

Loretta Figgis (Actor)

About Ray 2015 (Movie)

Ray (Actor)

Trumbo 2015 (Movie)

Mitzi Trumbo (Actor)

Bomb 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Kassatröllin 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Low Down 2014 (Movie)

Amy Jo Albany (Actor)

Maleficent 2014 (Movie)

Aurora (Actor)

The Boxtrolls 2014 (Movie)

Winnie (Voice)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Young Ones 2014 (Movie)

Mary Holm (Actor)

Ginger and Rosa 2013 (Movie)

Ginger (Actor)

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

2011 MTV Movie Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Super 8 2011 (Movie)

Alice Dainard (Actor)

We Bought a Zoo 2011 (Movie)

Lily Miska (Actor)

Somewhere 2010 (Movie)

Cleo (Actor)

The Nutcracker in 3D 2010 (Movie)

Mary (Actor)

Twixt 2010 (Movie)

V (Actor)

Astro Boy 2009 (Movie)

Grace (Voice)

Phoebe in Wonderland 2009 (Movie)

Phoebe Lichten (Actor)

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 2008 (Movie)

Daisy Age 7 (Actor)

Reservation Road 2007 (Movie)

Emma Learner (Actor)

The Lost Room 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The Nines 2007 (Movie)

Noelle (Actor)

Babel 2006 (Movie)

Debbie (Actor)

Deja Vu 2006 (Movie)

Abbey (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Because of Winn-Dixie 2005 (Movie)

Sweetie Pie Thomas (Actor)

The Door in the Floor 2004 (Movie)

Ruth Cole (Actor)

Daddy Day Care 2003 (Movie)

Jamie (Actor)

Steven Spielberg Presents: Taken 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

I Am Sam 2001 (Movie)

Lucy (Actor)

Hurricane Mary (Movie)

(Actor)

Vivaldi (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

Having begun her career before her third birthday, actress Elle Fanning followed in the footsteps of older sister, Dakota Fanning, by becoming a notable performer who tackled challenging roles no matter her age. Though she did star in her share of family fare, Fanning appeared in more textured roles in adult-oriented movies, starting with a small role as her sister's younger self in "I Am Sam" (2001). After playing a hell-raising toddler in the broad family comedy "Daddy Day Care" (2003), she landed roles on a number of hard-hitting TV shows like "CSI: Miami" (CBS, 2002-2012) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC, 1999- ), before graduating to critically acclaimed dramas like "Babel" (2005), "Reservation Road" (2007) and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (2008). While a supporting player in those films, Fanning landed her share of leading roles in "Phoebe in Wonderland," (2008) and Sophia Coppola's "Somewhere" (2009), while earning considerable praise and awards buzz for "Ginger & Rosa" (2012). Having stepped out of her sister's shadow and established her own career, Fanning had in a short time become a fast-rising star with a bright future.

Relationships

Jill Arrington Actor

Aunt
ESPN college football reporter

Rick Arrington

Grandfather
Maternal grandfather; was the quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1970-72

Dakota Fanning Actor

Sister
Born Feb. 23, 1994; starred in "I Am Sam" (2002), "Man on Fire" (2004), and "War of the Worlds" (2005)

Joy Fanning

Mother

Steven Fanning Actor

Father
Played minor league baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals; also worked as an electronics salesman

Milestones

2012

Co-starred with Alice Englert and Annette Bening in 1960s drama "Ginger & Rosa"

2011

Cast in Cameron Crowe directed family feature "We Bought a Zoo," starring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson

2011

Co-starred as Alice Dainard in Steven Spielberg produced "Super 8," written and directed by J. J. Abrams

2010

Portrayed the daughter of a hard living film star in Sofia Coppola's "Somewhere"

2009

Played title role in "Phoebe in Wonderland"

2008

Portrayed the younger version of Cate Blanchett in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"; also starred Brad Pitt

2007

Played Emma Learner, the grieving daughter of Joaquin Phoenix and Jennifer Connelly in "Reservation Road"

2006

Appeared in Sci-Fi Channel miniseries "The Lost Room"

2006

Cast as Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett's daughter in Oscar-winning film "Babel"

2005

Cast as Sweetie Pie Thomas in family film "Because of Winn Dixie"

2004

Played the young daughter of Jeff Bridges and Kim Basinger in "The Door in the Floor"

2003

First role independent of sister, "Daddy Day Care"

2002

Again played a younger version of her older sister Dakota in Sci-Fi Channel miniseries "Taken"

2002

Made acting debut playing the younger version of real-life older sister Dakota Fanning in "I Am Sam"

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