Elle Fanning

Child Film and Television Actress + Sister of Dakota Fanning
Born Apr 9, 1998
Age 16
Hometown Conyers, Georgia
Religion Baptist
Height 5' 8" (173 cm)
Nationality American
Other Names Mary Elle Fanning
Eye Color Blue

Mary Elle Fanning, known as Elle Fanning, is an American actress. She is the younger sister of actress Dakota Fanning and mainly known for her starring roles in Phoebe in Wonderland, Somewhere and We Bought a Zoo. In 2011, Fanning starred in her breakout role as Alice Dainard in J.J. Abrams' sci-fi-drama blockbuster, Super 8. For this role she received overwhelming critical acclaim and was often cited as one of the film's best aspects.… Read More

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Discover the family history of Elle Fanning.

Elle Fanning
Elle Fanning
Age 16


  • Steven Fanning
    Steven Fanning
    Father, Age 48
  • Heather Joy Arrington
    Heather Joy Arrington
    Mother, Age 47



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News + Updates

Browse recent news and stories about Elle Fanning.

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    The Art Of Y: An Interview With Fashion Designer Catherine Litke
    Huffington Post - Feb 09, 2014
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    Isabel Allende's New Crime Novel, Ripper, Is Wonderful!
    Huffington Post - Feb 05, 2014
  • ‘Maleficent’: Lana Del Rey Croons ‘Once Upon A Dream’ In Grammys Spot
    LATimes - Jan 27, 2014
  • Scene And Heard At The Sundance Film Festival
    Seattle Pi - Jan 20, 2014


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Elle Fanning.


1998 - 2002 2 More Events
2003 5 Years Old Late in 2003, Fanning appeared in Because of Winn-Dixie in the small role of Sweetie Pie Thomas.
2004 6 Years Old In 2004, she did voicework in the English dubbed version of Miyazaki's animated film My Neighbor Totoro, in the role of Mei. … Read More
In early 2005, Fanning filmed scenes in Charlotte's Web as the "future granddaughter" of Fern Arable played by Dakota Fanning. … Read More
In early 2006, Fanning filmed scenes in both The Nines and Déjà Vu.
Mid-year 2007, Fanning filmed the title role Phoebe of Phoebe in Wonderland—the fantastical tale of a little girl who won't—or can't—follow the rules. … Read More
2008 10 Years Old In March 2008, Fanning and her sister Dakota were scheduled to star in My Sister's Keeper, but the opportunity fell through when Dakota learned she would have to shave her head. … Read More


2009 11 Years Old Variety reported in April 2009 that Fanning would be starring in Academy Award-winning screenwriter Sofia Coppola's new film, Somewhere. … Read More
2010 12 Years Old In late 2010, Fanning began working on Francis Ford Coppola's new film Twixt, that Coppola wrote, based on a dream he had. … Read More
…  In 2011, Fanning starred in her breakout role as Alice Dainard in J.J. Abrams' sci-fi-drama blockbuster, Super 8. … Read More
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