Elle Fanning

Elle Fanning is an American actress. She is known for her breakout role in 2011's Super 8, as well as for her roles in movies Maleficent (2014) and The Beguiled (2017) and on TV shows such as The Great (2020-present) and The Girl From Plainville (2022). Her sister is actress Dakota Fanning.

Fanning began acting at a young age, playing younger versions of her sister's characters in I Am Sam and the Taken miniseries. She's gone on to have a steady career as a model and actress, with memorable roles in 2011's We Bought a Zoo and 2016's 20th Century Women. In 2021, Fanning and her sister announced they had launched a production company called Lewellen Pictures.
Elle Fanning
Full Name
Mary Elle Fanning
Conyers, Georgia


How old was Elle Fanning in 'Maleficent'?

Elle Fanning was 14 years old when she starred in 'Maleficent.'

Who is older, Dakota or Elle Fanning?

Elle Fanning is younger than Dakota Fanning. Elle was born April 9, 1998; Dakota was born Feb. 23, 1994.

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