Mary Elle Fanning (Conyers, Georgia; April 9, 1998), better known as Elle Fanning, is an American actress and model. She is the younger sister of fellow actress Dakota Fanning.
Fanning first appeared in filmmaking when she was two years old, playing the younger version of her sister’s character in I am Sam (2001). Her first big role, without Dakota, was in the 2003 film Daddy Day Care, sharing the cast with actors like Eddie Murphy. Her 2010 film Somewhere won her a Golden Lion award at the Venice International Film Festival.
In 2011, Fanning starred in her starring role as Alice Dainard in the sci-fi blockbuster Super 8, produced by Steven Spielberg and directed by J.J. Abrams. For this role, she received positive reviews and is often cited as one of the best aspects of the film.
Fanning received nominations for a Saturn Award, a Young Artist Award, a Critics’ Awards, a Teen Choice Award, a Scream Award, an MTV Movie Award, among others, including a special recognition award at the Film Festival of Hollywood.
At the age of 16, in 2014, she was cast in the role of Princess Aurora, Sleeping Beauty, in the Maleficent film, alongside Angelina Jolie. Subsequently, she has worked in the films Ginger & Rosa, We Bought a Zoo, The Boxtrolls, Young Ones, Trumbo, About Ray, and The Neon Demon.
Personal Information of Elle Fanning:
Full Name: Mary Elle Fanning
Nick Name: Elbow
Famous As: Elle Fanning
Date of Birth: April 9, 1998
Age: 22 Year Old
Sun Sign: Aries
Birth Place: Conyers, Georgia, United States
Height: 5’9″ (175 cm),
Weight: 56 kg (123 pounds)
Shoe Size: 7 US
Dress Size: 4 US
Body Measurements: 34-25-35
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Blonde
Father: Steven J. Fanning
Mother: Heather Joy
Siblings: Dakota Fanning
U.S. State: Georgia
Personal Life of Elle Fanning:
Fanning is the daughter of Joy Fanning and Steve Fanning. Her maternal grandfather, Rick Arrington, was a football player, and her aunt, Jill Arrington, is a journalist for ESPN.
Fanning is the younger sister of Dakota Fanning, also an actress. Fanning and her family are members of the Southern Baptist Convention. She has been quoted as saying, “We are normal sisters, we go to the same school and play together.”
Professional Life of Elle Fanning:
Fanning began her acting career by playing the younger version of her older sister Dakota’s characters in both the miniseries Taken and the movie I am Sam. In 2003, at the age of four, Fanning won her first independent role from her sister, in the comedy Daddy Day Care.
In 2003, Fanning filmed The Door on the Floor alongside Jeff Bridges and Kim Basinger. Anecdotal evidence of her talent was her casting decision for the role of Ruth in this film.
The film’s producers had originally planned to hire identical twins for the shoot, but they were so impressed with Fanning that they hired only her, in that same year she also participated in an episode of the Judging Amy series and also in the CSI: Miami series.
In late 2003, Fanning filmed Because of Winn-Dixie in the small role of Sweetie Pie Thomas. In 2004, she dubbed Miyazaki’s animated film My Neighbor Totoro, in the role of Mei. Later that same year, she filmed I Want Someone To Eat Cheese With, she also participated in the series CSI: New York, in the role of Jenny.
In early 2005, Fanning filmed scenes in Charlotte’s Web as the “future granddaughter” of Fern Arable played by Dakota Fanning. However, the scenes were not included in the final cut. In mid-2005, she played Debbie, the daughter of Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett in Babel.
In early 2006, Fanning has filmed scenes in The Nines and Déjà Vu. In mid-2006 he filmed The Lost Room, a television miniseries before he had appeared in an episode of the House M.D series, also in the series Law Order: Special Victims Unit.
In late 2006, Fanning began playing lead roles. The first was on Reservation Road, playing Emma Learner, the daughter of Joaquin Phoenix and Jennifer Connelly’s characters.
The film deals with the aftermath of a tragic car accident in which Emma’s brother dies. In late 2008, she had a small role in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button as a younger version of the Cate Blanchett character (in Babel, Fanning played her daughter).
Mid-2007, Fanning filmed Phoebe in Wonderland in the role of Phoebe. It is the fantastic story of a girl who does not want – or cannot – follow the rules. Sharing roles with Felicity Huffman, the film was released in March 2009. From July to October 2007, Fanning filmed The Nutcracker in 3D, playing Mary.
Set in 1920s Vienna, this is a tale of a girl whose godfather gives her a special doll on Christmas Eve. The movie was filmed in Budapest, Hungary and was released in late 2010.
In March 2008, Elle and her sister Dakota were scheduled to star in My Sister’s Keeper, but the opportunity was taken from them when Dakota learned that she would have to shave her head. They were immediately replaced by Abigail Breslin and Sofia Vassilieva.
In April 2009, Variety magazine reported that Fanning would be the lead in Oscar-winning screenwriter Sofia Coppola’s new film, Somewhere. The plot revolves around a “bad boy”, an actor who is forced to reassess his life when his daughter, played by Fanning, unexpectedly arrives.
The film was released during the 2010 awards season – at its first film festival, the 67th Venice Film Festival, the film won first prize, the Golden Lion.
Fanning has also worked under the direction of J.J. Abrams, playing Alice in the sci-fi movie Super 8, and tells the story of a group of young teenagers who are filming their own movie when a train derails and unleashes a dangerous presence in their city.
The movie was shot in and around Weirton, West Virginia. The film opened on June 10, 2011, and received positive reviews, with both Fanning and Courtney’s performances praised, it was also a commercial success, grossing more than $ 260 million against a $ 50 million budget.
In late 2010 Fanning began filming the new Francis Ford Coppola film Twixt Now and Sunrise, which he wrote based on a dream. Elle plays the role of a young ghost named V.
In 2011 Fanning plays the role of Lily in Cameron Crowe’s new film We Bought a Zoo. Lily is a 13-year-old girl who is illegally working at the zoo restaurant where she lives with her only mother figure, a woman named Kelly played by Scarlett Johansson.
In the summer of 2012 in London began the recording of the film Maleficent with Angelina Jolie, giving life to Princess Aurora, Sleeping Beauty. The film was released in the US on May 30, 2014.
It was met with mixed reviews from critics, but was a commercial success, having grossed more than $ 758 million worldwide, making it the fourth-highest grossing film in 2014 and the highest-grossing film starring Fanning. The film received an Oscar Award nomination for the best costume in the 87th edition. of these awards.
In the movie Ginger & Rosa, directed by Sally Potter, she plays the character of Ginger. It was premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 7, 2012.
Fanning has received widespread acclaim for her performance, with AO Scott of The New York Times writing that she “exhibits an almost Streepian blend of balance, intensity and precision.
It’s scary how good she is and hard to imagine something she can’t do. ” Ty Burr, the film critic for The Boston Glob, praised her “luminous naturalism that seems the opposite of acting” and felt that “Fanning easily convinces you of Ginger’s emotional reality.”
On September 26, 2014, Fanning released the movie The Boxtrolls in the United States, where it received positive reviews. It is about the adventures of Eggs, a boy raised by trash trolls, in his attempt to save them from Archibald Snatcher, a pest exterminator.
The film features the voices of Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Ben Kingsley, Toni Collette, Jared Harris, Simon Pegg,Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, and Tracy Morgan.
The same year, he appeared in the independent science fiction film Young Ones and He starred in the biographical film Low Down, about the life of jazz pianist Joe Albany, in which he plays the role of Albany’s daughter Amy-Jo, from whose perspective the story is told.
In 2015 Fanning together with Naomi Watts and Susan Sarandon premiered the film About Ray in the Special section of the Toronto International Film Festival. Initially scheduled to be released in September 2015, the film was pulled from the calendar days before its planned release.
In 2015, Fanning co-starred in Jay Roach’s Trumbo as the daughter of Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) Nikola and was released on November 6, 2015, by the Bleecker Street company, the film received generally positive reviews and several accolades including Nominations in the Film Critics Awards and the Actors Guild Awards stand out in the category of best cast.
In 2016 he appeared as Jesse in the psychological thriller The Neon Demon, directed by Nicholas Winding Refn. The film had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2016.
It was released on June 24, 2016, and did poorly at the box office. That same year, she appeared in Mike Mills’ 20th Century Women, opposite Greta Gerwig and Annette Benning, the film centers on the story of three women who explore love and freedom in Southern California in the late 1970s.
It had its world premiere at the New York Film Festival on October 8, 2016. It was released in a limited release on December 25, 2016, receiving universal acclaim by specialized critics, receiving nominations for the Globos Awards.
Then co-starred opposite Ben Affleck in Live by Night and centers on an ambitious smuggler (Affleck) who becomes a notorious gangster; It was released in a limited version on December 25, 2016, received mixed reviews and was a box office flop, grossing $ 22 million against its net budget of $ 65 million.
In 2017, Fanning appeared in Shawn Christensen’s drama Sidney Hall alongside Logan Lerman. The film premiered on January 25, 2017, at the Sundance Film Festival.
In the same year, Fanning also appeared in the British American science fiction romantic comedy film John Cameron Mitchell How to Talk to Girls at Parties (based on a short story by Neil Gaiman) also appears as the protagonist in the film A storm in the stars playing the famous playwright Mary Shelley, she also played Alice in the film The Seducer which received two nominations both at the Cannes Film Festival.
In 2018, Fanning starred alongside Peter Dinklage in I Think I’m Alone Now, directed by Reed Morano. It had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2018, and was released on September 14, 2018, by Momentum Pictures.
She also starred in Galveston opposite Ben Foster, directed by Mélanie Laurent, which had its world premiere at South by Southwest on March 10, 2018. That same year, Fanning starred in Teen Spirit, directed by Max Minghella, which had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September of the same year.
On September 6, 2019, Fanning premiered A Rainy Day in New York at the Deauville American Film Festival directed by Woody Allen and co-starring Timothée Chalamet, Selena Gomez, Jude Law,Diego Luna and Liev Schreiber.
The film follows the romantic exploits of a young college student (Chalamet) on a weekend trip to his hometown of New York City, trying to bond even more with his college sweetheart (Fanning) while in college. city to interview a famous film director (Schreiber).
In 2020, Fanning starred in All the Bright Places, opposite Justice Smith, directed by Brett Haley, based on the novel of the same name by Jennifer Niven, and The Roads Not Taken, directed by Sally Potter, opposite Javier Bardem and Salma Hayek.
At the end of May 2018 Fanning began filming the sequel to Maleficent: Mistress of Evil alongside Angelina Jolie in England and ended on August 24, 2018; where she gave life again to Princess Aurora, Sleeping Beauty and was released in the United States on October 18, 2019, becoming a critical and financial success.
In May 2019, Fanning was named a member of the international competition jury at the 72nd Cannes International Film Festival, making her the youngest Cannes jury in history.