Elle Fanning Biography
She is the younger sister of Hannah Dakota Fanning. She appeared in several films as a child actress, including Babel, Phoebe in Wonderland, and Somewhere.
Her break came in 2011 when she starred in J. J. Abrams’ science-fiction film Super 8, for which she received critical acclaim and a Spotlight Award at the Hollywood Film Festival.
Elle Fanning went on to star in the comedy drama film We Bought a Zoo, the drama film Ginger & Rosa, and the fantasy films Maleficent and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil as Princess Aurora.
|Real Name||Mary Elle Fanning|
|Date of Birth||April 9, 1998|
|Birthplace||Conyers, Georgia, United States|
|Current Residence||San Fernando Valley|
|Net Worth||$6 million|
Early Life, Childhood and Education
Mary Elle Fanning was born on April 9, 1998 in Conyers, Georgia, to Heather Joy (née Arrington), a college tennis player, and Steven J. Fanning, a minor league baseball player for the St. Louis Cardinals.
Her maternal grandfather was Rick Arrington, an American football player, and her aunt is ESPN reporter Jill Arrington. William Farrar, a gentleman farmer, is one of the Arrington family’s most notable ancestors.
Dakota Fanning, her older sister, is also an actress. They were both raised in the Southern Baptist Church.
Elle Fanning began acting when she was three years old. In the miniseries Taken and the film I Am Sam, she played the younger version of her older sister Dakota’s characters.
Elle Fanning won her first independent role in the comedy, Daddy Day Care in 2002, when she was four years old.
The decision to cast her in the role of Ruth in The Door in the Floor (2004), opposite Jeff Bridges and Kim Basinger, was anecdotal evidence of her emerging talent.
The producers of the film had planned to hire identical twins for the intense shooting schedule, but they were so impressed with Fanning that they only used her.
Elle Fanning made her film debut in Cameron Crowe’s We Bought a Zoo in December 2011. She portrayed Lily, a 13-year-old zoo employee who lives on the grounds with her only parental figure, Kelly (Scarlett Johansson).
In September 2012, Fanning co-starred as Ginger with Alice Englert as Rosa in the drama film Ginger & Rosa, which was set in London in 1962.
Fanning co-starred with Angelina Jolie in Robert Stromberg’s 2014 Walt Disney film Maleficent. Maleficent was played by Angelina Jolie, and Princess Aurora, the Sleeping Beauty, was played by Elle Fanning.
In 2016, she starred as Jesse in Nicolas Winding Refn’s psychological thriller, The Neon Demon.
In 2017, Fanning starred in Shawn Christensen’s feature-length drama, The Vanishing of Sidney Hall, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 25.
In 2018, Fanning co-starred with Peter Dinklage in Reed Morano’s I Think We’re Alone Now.
Fanning was named as a jury member of the international competition at the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival in May 2019, making her the youngest Cannes juror in history. She went on to star in Woody Allen’s A Rainy Day in New York.
In 2020, Fanning starred in All the Bright Places, directed by Brett Haley and based on the novel of the same name by Jennifer Niven.
Fanning co-starred and executive produced the historical comedy series The Great as Catherine the Great alongside Nicholas Hoult. The series debuted on Hulu in May 2020.
Fanning received positive reviews for the role and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy in 2021.
Her performance earned her her first Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series of Movies.
Elle Fanning is dating Max Minghela.
Since July 2018, when they were seen holding hands in Florence, Italy, the two have been romantically linked. They were seen out on a date in London in August of that year.
They met while working on the film Teen Spirit (2018), which Fanning starred in and Minghella wrote and directed.
They made their red carpet debut as a couple in May 2019 at the annual Met Gala.
Elle Fanning Net Worth
Elle Fanning is one of America’s hottest actresses who have starred in many Hollywood movies with many Hollywood stars. Through her movies, she has amassed a net worth of $6 million.