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Elle Fanning

Mary Elle Fanning was born on the 9th of April 1998 in Conyers, Georgia, USA, to Heather Joy (Arrington) and Steven J. Fanning. Her mother played professional tennis, and her father, now an electronics salesman, played minor league baseball. She is of German, Irish, English, French, and Channel Islander descent. Elle's ascent into stardom began ... See full bio »

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Super 8
Super 8 Alice Dainard
The Neon Demon
Maleficent Aurora
The Boxtrolls
The Boxtrolls Winnie Portley-Rind


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 2018 Teen Spirit (post-production)
  All the Bright Places (announced)
Violet Markey
  Beware That Girl (announced)
Kate O'Brien
 2018 Galveston
Raquel Arceneaux
 2017 Mary Shelley
Mary Shelley
 2017 The Beguiled
 2016 Live by Night
Loretta Figgis
 2016 Leap!
Felicie (voice)
 2016 20th Century Women
 2016 The Neon Demon
 2015 Visceral (Short)
 2015 3 Generations
 2015 Trumbo
Niki Trumbo
 2014 The Boxtrolls
Winnie Portley-Rind (voice)
 2014 Maleficent
 2014 Low Down
Amy-Jo Albany
 2014 Young Ones
Mary Holm
 2014 HitRECord on TV (TV Series)
Daughter (segment "First Stars I See Tonight")
- RE: The Number One (2014) ... Daughter (segment "First Stars I See Tonight")
 2013 Likeness (Short)
 2012 Sigur Rós: Leaning Towards Solace (Video short)
 2012 Ginger & Rosa
 2011 We Bought a Zoo
Lily Miska
 2011 Twixt
 2011 Super 8
Alice Dainard
 2011 The Curve of Forgotten Things (Short)
 2010 The Nutcracker in 3D
 2010 Somewhere
 2009 Astro Boy
Grace (voice)
 2008 Phoebe in Wonderland
Phoebe Lichten
 2007 Dirty Sexy Money (TV Series)
Kiki George
- Pilot (2007) ... Kiki George
 2007 Reservation Road
 2007 Neglected (TV Series)
 2006-2007 Criminal Minds (TV Series)
Tracy Belle
- The Boogeyman (2006) ... Tracy Belle
 2007 Day 73 with Sarah (Short)
 2007 The Nines
 2006 Take 3 (TV Series)
Rebecca Bullard
 2006 The Lost Room (TV Mini-Series)
Anna Miller
- The Eye and the Prime Object (2006) ... Anna Miller
- The Comb and the Box (2006) ... Anna Miller
- The Key and the Clock (2006) ... Anna Miller
 2006 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
- Cage (2006) ... Eden
 2006 Deja Vu
 2006/I Babel
Debbie Jones
 2006 House M.D. (TV Series)
Stella Dalton
- Need to Know (2006) ... Stella Dalton
 2005 P.N.O.K. (Short)
Rebecca Bullard
 2005 Because of Winn-Dixie
Sweetie Pie Thomas
 2004 CSI: NY (TV Series)
Jenny Como
- Officer Blue (2004) ... Jenny Como
 2004 The Door in the Floor
Ruth Cole
 2003 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
Molly Walker
- Death Grip (2003) ... Molly Walker
 2003 Daddy Day Care
 2003 Judging Amy (TV Series)
Rochelle Cobbs
- Maxine Interrupted (2003) ... Rochelle Cobbs
 2002 Taken (TV Mini-Series)
Allie Clarke at 3 years
- Charlie and Lisa (2002) ... Allie Clarke at 3 years
 2001 I Am Sam
Lucy 2 Years
 1988 My Neighbor Totoro
Mei Kusakabe (2005 Disney version) (English version, voice)
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People's obsession with beauty and like, perfection, it can really destroy you. And wanting perfection, it's like, what is perfection, you know? It doesn't exist. Perfect doesn't exist, so you drive yourself crazy wanting it. See more »


On her 19th birthday she reached 1 Million followers on Instagram. Exactly 1 year later after creating the account. See more »


Frequently played older characters in her pre-teen and early teenage years, because of her tall stature See more »



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