Elle Fanning BiographyElle Fanning is an American model and actress known for her roles in movies like "The Neon Demon", "20th Century Women", and "Maleficent", among others. She is the younger sister of actress Dakota Fanning.
Early LifeMary Elle Fanning was born on April 9, 1998, in the small town of Conyers, Georgia. Her mother, Heather Joy (maiden name Arrington), is a professional tennis player. Her father, Steven J. Fanning, once played minor league baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals and later pursued a career as an electronics salesman in Los Angeles. In 2016, news broke out that her parents were getting divorced after 27 years of marriage.
Film CareerElle Fanning started acting at three years old: in the mini-series "Taken" and the movie "I Am Sam" she played the younger version of the character portrayed by her sister Dakota. In 2002, at the age of four, Fanning appeared without her sister for the first time, landing a role in Steve Carr's comedy "Daddy Day Care" alongside Eddie Murphy.
In 2009, Fanning starred in Sofia Coppola's comedy-drama "Somewhere." The film focuses on a "bad boy", a young Hollywood actor (Stephen Dorff), who reevaluates his life values after meeting his 11-year-old daughter (Elle Fanning). The movie won the Golden Lion at the 67th Venice Film Festival.
In 2017, Fanning appeared in Sean Christensen's drama "The Vanishing of Sidney Hall" and John Cameron Mitchell's sci-fi romance "How to Talk to Girls at Parties" (based on a short story by Neil Gaiman). The actress also starred in Sofia Coppola's "The Beguiled" and the Irish-American film "Mary Shelley" (also titled "A Storm in the Stars"), which chronicles the life of the English writer who authored "Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus".
On October 18, 2018, Mélanie Laurent's drama "Galveston" was released. It tells the story of a former mob enforcer (Ben Foster) who, while on the run, encounters a young prostitute (Elle Fanning).
I played a mix, a mashup. I wanted to create my own version of Catherine, based naturally on Tony's vision. «The Great» takes quite a few liberties with facts. Of course, much of what the audience sees is true, but one of the main objectives was to turn the history into something more entertaining and reflective of today's narrative. My Catherine's actions are a paraphrase of today's issues, like the fight for women's rights. I even feel I created a true feminist icon.That same year, Elle played one of the main roles in Sally Potter's drama "The Roads Not Taken" and the romantic comedy "All the Bright Places", working alongside Justice Smith.
Elle Fanning's Personal LifeIn 2014, Elle Fanning started a serious relationship with a young man named Dylan Beck. After a year, the couple broke up, and Elle was seen with other guys. However, she and Dylan soon reconciled, and their relationship lasted almost three years.
During the pandemic, the couple grew even closer and seemed to be heading towards marriage. But in April 2023, Fanning gave an interview to Harper's Bazaar, revealing she had recently split up and was now single. "I'd like to play Grace Kelly. And have children. But I'm a hopeless romantic. I believe in love at first sight. Call me crazy, but I trust these feelings. I feel it's my destiny," Elle shared in the interview.