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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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 voice work 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.
In early 2007, Fanning reunited with her Babel co-stars, Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett, in a small part in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button as the younger version of Blanchett's character.
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 - 2010 2 More Events
2011 13 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2011, Fanning starred in J. J. Abrams' sci-fi-drama film Super 8 as Alice Dainard. … Read More
2012 14 Years Old In September 2012, Fanning starred as Ginger along with Alice Englert who played Rosa in the drama film Ginger & Rosa that took place during 1962 in London. … Read More
2014 16 Years Old Fanning also starred alongside Angelina Jolie in the 2014 Walt Disney film, Maleficent, directed by Robert Stromberg. … Read More
…  She is the younger sister of actress Dakota Fanning and mainly known for her starring roles in Phoebe in Wonderland, Somewhere, We Bought a Zoo, Maleficent, and as Jesse in 2016's The Neon Demon. … Read More
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