About Elle Fanning

Elle Fanning is an actress from America. She gained her popularity after starring as Alice Dainard in the 2011 sci-fi film “Super 8”. She started her career as a child actor and has now made appearances in “We Bought a Zoo,” “Maleficent,” “Babel,” “Twixt,” “Live by Night,” “Teen Spirit,” “Taken,” “C.S.I.: N.Y.” and several other films and television series. In over fifteen years, the twenty-two-year-old actress has already made appearances in forty-four films and thirteen television series. Fanning has also won several award functions nominations for her acting performances. She is also the youngest jury member of the Cannes Film Festival.

Quick Info
Full NameMary Elle Fanning
Date of BirthApril 9, 1998
Birth PlaceConyers, Georgia, U.S.
Parent(s)/Sibling(s)Heather Joy and Steven J. Fanning
Dakota Fanning (sister)
Net WorthUS $6 million

Early Life

Mary Elle Fanning was born to Heather Joy and Steven J. Fanning on 9th April 1998 in Conyers. She has an elder sister, Dakota Fanning; also, an actress. Her father used to play professional baseball and works as an electronic salesman as of now while her mother used to play professional tennis. She was just three when she started her career in acting. She played the younger role of her sister Dakota’s character in “Taken” and the comedy-drama “I am Sam.”

Elle Fanning completed her high school studies from Campbell Hall School in 2016.

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In Television

After playing the younger self of her sister Dakota’s character, Allie Keys, in the 2002 sci-fi miniseries “Taken” for the episode “Charlie and Lisa,” she featured as Rochelle Cobbs in “Judging Amy” in 2003. She featured in the episode “Maxine Interrupted.” The same, year she made a brief appearance in the police drama “C.S.I.: Miami” as Molly Walker for the episode “Death Grip.”

In 2004, Elle Fanning played Jenny Como for the episode “Officer Blue” of “C.S.I.: N.Y.”. She then featured Stella Dalton for the episode “Need to Know” of “House,” Eden for the episode “Cage” of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” and Anna Miller for three episodes of “The Lost Room” in 2006. She also starred in the police drama “Criminal Minds” as Tracy Belle for two episodes.

In 2007, she made an appearance as Kiki George for the episode “Pilot” of the drama series “Dirty Sexy Money.” The following year, she made an appearance in two episodes of “City Seventeen” as Samantha Page. She made a short appearance in “HitRecord on T.V.” in 2014 and did not take any more television roles for about six years until 2020. She is currently playing Catherine the Great in the ongoing comedy-drama television series “The Great.”

In Film

Elle Fanning made her film debut from the 2001 comedy-drama film “I am Sam” as her sister Dakota’s character, Lucy Dawson. She then played Jamie in the 2003 family comedy film “Daddy Day Care.” The following year, she made an appearance as Ruth Cole in “The Door in the Floor.” In 2005, she featured in “Because of Winn-Dixie” as Sweetie Pie Thomas, as a voice actor for Mei Kusakabe in the English dubbed version of “My Neighbor Totoro” and as Rebecca Bullard in the short film “P.N.O.K.”

She made appearances in “Babel,” “I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With,” “Day 73 with Sarah”, “Reservation Road,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” and a few other films from 2006 t0 2010. She made her breakthrough from the 2011 sci-fi film “Super 8” as Alice Dainard. The film has an IMDb rating of 7 based in 334,932 votes and made a $260.1 million box-office collection.

The same year, she also featured in “Twixt,” “We Brought a Zoo,” and “The Curve of Forgotten Things.” In 2014, she featured as Princess Aurora in the fantasy film “Maleficent” alongside Angelina Jolie. The film is successful both critically and commercially. It was made with a budget of around $263 million and managed to collect $758.5 million in the box-office. Fanning also reprised her role in the sequel of the film “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” in 2020.

Elle Fanning

Elle Fanning has also done voice roles for Félicie Lavois in “Ballerina,” Winnie in “The Boxtrolls,” and Grace in “Astro Boy.” Her other films include “3 Generations”, “Trumbo,” “The Vanishing of Sidney Hall,” “How to Talk to Girls at Parties,” “Galveston,” “A Rainy Day in New York,” “All the Bright Places” and “The Roads Not Taken.”


From 2001 till present, she has been nominated for over fifteen award functions and has won three of them; Young Hollywood Awards, “Hollywood Film Festival” and “Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards.”

Personal Life

Elle Fanning has been romantically linked with Dylan Beck, Zalman Band, and Max Minghella. Her relationship with Max Minghella has gained wide media attention, but neither has confirmed it yet. She belongs to German, French, Irish, Channel Islander, and English ancestry. She also loves to sing, dance, and design clothes and is afraid of thunderstorms. Fanning loves listening to Beyoncé’s songs and Johnny Depp’s movies.

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Height and Weight

Elle Fanning is 1.75 meters or five feet and nine inches in height and weighs fifty-nine kilograms.

Social Media

Elle Fanning has over 4.8 million followers in her official Instagram handle @ellefanning.

Net Worth

According to celebritynetworth.com, Elle Fanning has an estimated net worth of $6 million.