Elle Fanning Bio, Age, Height, Boyfriend, Career, Net Worth, Facts

Elle Fanning

Elle Fanning is an American actress most widely known for her role as Alice Dainard in “Super 8”, which earned her a Spotlight Award at the Hollywood Film Festival. She is the younger sister of popular actress Dakota Fanning. She started her acting career at a very young age and soon established herself as an upcoming young actress in Hollywood, thanks to her beautiful looks and amazing onscreen persona. Her acting credits include “Phoebe in Wonderland”, “Somewhere”, “Maleficent”, “20th Century Women”, and “The Neon Demon”.

Elle Fanning Biography

Elle Fanning was born on the 9th of April 1998, in Conyers, Georgia, United States of America. She’s currently 24 years old.

Birth NameMary Elle Fanning
Date of BirthApril 9, 1998
Place of BirthConyers, Georgia, U.S.
Age24 years old
Sun SignAries
ReligionSouthern Baptist

Family and Education

Elle Fanning is the youngest of the two children of Steven J. Fanning and Heather Joy (née Arrington). Her father played minor league baseball for teams affiliated with the St. Louis Cardinals and now works as an electronics salesman in Los Angeles while her mother was a professional tennis player.

She has an older sister named Dakota Fanning, who is also an actress. Fanning is of Irish, English, French, German and Channel Islander descent. She graduated from Campbell Hall School, North Hollywood, Los Angeles in June 2016.

Elle Fanning Love Life

Elle Fanning has been in a relationship with English actor and screenwriter, Max Minghella since 2018.

She had previously dated actor Zalman Band from 2015 to 2016.

Physical Statistics

HeightFeet – 5 feet 9 inches
Centimeters – 175 cm
Meters – 1.75 m
WeightKilograms – 59 kg
Pounds – 130 lbs
Body BuildSlim
Body Measurements34-25-35
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorBlonde
Shoe Size7 (US) / 37.5 (EU)
Dress Size4 (US) / 36 (EU)
Distinctive Features Blonde hair
Blue eyes

Professional Statistics

Film Debut

Elle Fanning made her acting debut at the age of three when she played the younger version of her older sister Dakota’s character in the film “I Am Sam” in 2001.

Her first leading role in a film came in 2008 when she played Phoebe Lichten in the film “Phoebe in Wonderland”. Directed by Daniel Barnz, the film had actors Felicity Huffman, Patricia Clarkson, and Bill Pullman. The film centers around the life of a nine-year-old girl who suffers from Tourette syndrome.

Television Debut

Elle’s won her first acting job as Allie keys in 2001 in a sci-fi TV mini-series “Taken”. She was cast as the younger version of her older sister Dakota’s character in that series.

Famous For

Elle Fanning earned a lot of appreciation and popularity for her role as Alice Dainard in an American sci-fi thriller “Super 8”. Directed by JJ Abrams, the film was overwhelmingly received by critics and the audience earning her and the team several awards. The film centers around a group of teenagers who are forced to deal with strange happenings in their small town.

She played the significant role of Aurora in Robert Stromberg’s dark fantasy film, “Maleficent” alongside actors Angelina Jolie, Sharlto Copley, Sam Riley, and Imelda Staunton. The film was released in 2014 to critical acclaim and also received an Oscar nomination.

Her other notable works include her roles in “Ginger and Rosa (2012) “, “The Beguiled (2017) “, “Somewhere” (2010), and “We Bought a Zoo” (2011).

Brand Endorsements

Fanning has done endorsement work for Target, Toyota, and Smuckers.

She was featured in the J. Estina commercial along with her sister Dakota.

Favorite Things

  • Food – Fresh Salmon, Cookies, Vegemite Sandwich
  • Movies – Cat In The Hat (2003), Alice In Wonderland (1957), Charlotte’s Web (2006), Gone With The Wind (1939), Mary Poppins (1964), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
  • TV Shows – I Love Lucy (1951-1957), Fear Factor (2001), The Regis And Kelly Show (1988), The Looney Tunes Show (2010), Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (2006)
  • ActorJohnny Depp
  • Actresses – Meryl Streep, Jodie Foster, Marion Cotillard, Dakota Fanning.
  • Band – Taylor Swift, The Jonas Brothers, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, The Like
  • Books – “Cat In The Hat” by Dr. Seuss, “Charlotte’s Web”  by E.B. White, “Twilight” by Stephenie Meyer
  • Songs – “Just Dance” by Lady Gaga (2008), “The Nutcracker Suite”, “Taylor Swift Fearless” by Taylor Swift (2009)
  • SingerBeyoncé.
  • Accessories – Hello Kitty, Cowboy Hat, Pink Dress, Viking Cheerleading Uniform, Vintage 50s Clothes, Two Eyeglasses
  • Fashion Idols – Regis Philbin, Meryl Streep, Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Jodie Foster, Johnny Depp, Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Marilyn Monroe, Cate Blanchett
  • Color – Pink, Black
  • Places – Taco Bell, Sundance Film Festival, Beach
  • Sport – Volleyball

Elle Fanning Net Worth

As of 2024, Elle Fanning has a net worth of $6 million dollars.

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Elle Fanning Facts

She is a born actress who made her start in show business at the age of two years and eight months. She played the younger version of her sister, Dakota Fanning’s, character Lucy in the drama film I Am Sam (2001) and again as Allie in Taken (2002).

Fanning was only three and a half years old when she attended her first Hollywood premiere.

In 2008, she was ranked #19 alongside her sister, Dakota Fanning, on Entertainment Weekly’s “30 Under 30” actress list.

She learned to play the piano at a very young age.

She took ice skating lessons for six weeks for her role as Cleo in the 2010 film Somewhere.

Elle is scared of thunderstorms and lightning.

She was made the face of Marc Jacobs and Rodarte at the age of 13 years old.

Elle often tends to color her hair for her roles in films. She dyed her hair red for her role as Ginger in Ginger & Rosa (2012) and dyed her hair brown for her role as the real-life Nikola Trumbo in Trumbo (2015).

Elle was originally considered for the role of Art3mis in Ready Player One (2018) but it finally went to Olivia Cooke.

She became the youngest jury member of the international competition at the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival.

She plays the lead role of Catherine the Great in the Hulu series The Great, which premiered on May 15, 2020.