Elle Fanning’s BiographyElle Fanning is an American actress and fashion model, most notable for her appearances in such prominent films as a psychological horror The Neon Demon, comedy-drama 20th Century Women, drama The Beguiled and many others. Elle is the younger sister of Dakota Fanning.
Childhood and adolescenceMary Elle Fanning was born on April 9, 1998, in a tiny town Conyers, situated in Georgia. Her mother, Heather Joy (née Arrington) played tennis professionally and her father, Steven J. Fanning played minor league baseball for teams affiliated with the St. Louis Cardinals when he was younger and later went on to become an electronics salesman in Los Angeles. In 2016 it was rumored that Elle’s parents filed for a divorce after 27 years of being together.
Acting careerElle Fanning began her acting career when she was only three years old: she made her appearance in science fiction miniseries Taken and drama film I am sam, where she portrayed the younger version of her older sister Dakota's character. In 2002, at the age of four, Fanning got her first role independent of her sister – she was cast in Steve Carr’s family comedy Daddy Day Care alongside Eddie Murphy.
In 2005, the actress had a chance to work with Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett on the set of Academy Award-winning drama film Babel. She later appeared in a science fiction thriller film Déjà Vu with Denzel Washington, science fiction psychological thriller The NIN9S and science fiction miniseries The Lost Room.
In 2009, Elle was cast in Sofia Coppola’s comedy-drama Somewhere. The film follows a newly famous young bad boy actor (portrayed by Stephen Dorff) who tries to establish a relationship with his estranged 11-year old daughter (Elle Fanning). The film received the Golden Lion award for best picture at the 67th Venice International Film Festival.