Elle Fanning

Child Film and Television Actress + Sister of Dakota Fanning
Born Apr 9, 1998

Mary Elle Fanning, credited as Elle Fanning, is an American actress and singer. Elle Fanning currently stars in the movie We Bought a Zoo, which premiered on December 23, 2011. She is the younger sister of actress Dakota Fanning and mainly known for her starring roles in Phoebe in Wonderland, Somewhere and Super 8.… Read More

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  • 11 New Movie Trailers You Need To Watch From This Past Week
    Yahoo News - Sep 10, 2016
  • What To Watch Tonight: The Premiere Of Big Brother, The Series Debut Of American Gothic, The Season Finale Of Lopez, And The Soul Man's Swan Song
    Yahoo News - Jun 22, 2016
  • Giorgio Armani Reveals Costumes For 'the Neon Demon'
    Yahoo News - Jun 18, 2016
  • Photos: Elle Fanning Stuns In A Regal Gown
    ABC News - Jun 01, 2016


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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