Elle Fanning – Wiki, Bio, Facts, Age, Height, Boyfriend, Quotes

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Elle Fanning is an American actress and model, who’s the younger sister of Dakota Fanning and made her debut on-screen as her sister in I Am Sam (2001).

She rose to prominence by appearing in Super 8 (2011). Other notable acting works under her name are including Maleficent (2014), Mary Shelley (2017), The Great (2020–present).


Ella Fanning started her career when she was just 18 months old, played a role as the young version of Lucy Dawson in I Am Sam (2001).

Two years later, Elle Fanning emphasized her career as a child actress by appearing again in Daddy Day Care (2003), which later was followed by The Door in the Floor (2004).

In 2005, this Aries actress got 3 movie projects, such as Because of Winn-Dixie, My Neighbor Totoro, and also a short movie P.N.O.K.

That career later made her become popular as a child actress, which is why no wonder she gained more acting career opportunities.

After that, she appeared in Babel (2006), The Nines (2007), and also Phoebe in Wonderland (2008).

She then tried another experience by lending her voice as Grace’s character for the 2009 animated movie, Astro Boy.

Later, Elle acted again in Somewhere (2010) and Super 8 (2011), which rewarded her various awards and nominations for her acting skill.

That achievement then was followed by her next appearance in Ginger & Rosa (2012), Maleficent (2014), Trumbo (2015), and The Neon Demon (2016).

She then portrayed Mary Shelley in the 2017 movie, Mary Shelley, which later was followed by her role in Teen Spirit (2018), Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019), and also All the Bright Places (2020).

Elle got more popularity after portraying Catherine the Great for Hulu’s comedy series, The Great, which started in 2020.

In 2022, she then came back to another movie project, The Nightingale.


  • Real Name: Mary Elle Fanning
  • Stage Name: Elle Fanning
  • Nickname: Elle
  • Birthday: April 9, 1998
  • Birthplace: Conyers, Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • Zodiac Sign: Aries
  • Nationality: American
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Actress, Model
  • Education: Campbell Hall School, New York University
  • Hobbies: Horse Riding, Dancing, Drawing
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  • Instagram: @ellefanning
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  • YouTube: –

Height, Weight, & Physical Appearance

  • Height: 175 cm (5’9″)
  • Weight: 51 (112 lbs)
  • Blood Type: –
  • Hair Color: Blonde 
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Body Measurements: 33-24-35 (Bust -33, Waist -24, and Hips -35 inches)
  • Shoe Size: 9 (US)
  • Dress Size: 4 (US)


  • Father: Steven Fanning 
  • Mother: Heather Joy Arrington 
  • Brother: –
  • Sister: Dakota Fanning 

Boyfriend & Dating History

Dylan Beck 

Elle dated Dylan, a production assistant and musician, back in 2014. The pair were said to be introduced by a mutual friend.

The couple were seen on public setting multiple times, such as enjoying walks at Griffith Park, Los Feliz, an LA Halloween party, and her birthday celebration in Disneyland, California.

It isn’t really clear why they chose to part ways.

Zalman Band 

She’s involved in a romance with Zalman, who’s musician, actor, and the son of Charles Band, in around 2015.

The couple were seen together in public several times, mostly in Los Angeles and California.

Their relationship fizzled out fast, however, for unknown reasons.

Max Minghella 

She’d been in relationship Max, who’s a British actor, director, screenwriter, and film producer, since 2018. They reportedly met in Teen Spirit filming set, a movie that he directed and she appeared in.

They developed an instant connection there, but keep their relationship lowkey for the most part. She opened up about her bond with him at the filming set as “very special.”

Unfortunately, media reported that have to part ways in April 2023 for undisclosed reasons.

Net Worth

According to multiple sources, she’s estimated to have accumulated $6 million of net worth. She appeared to collect her wealth primarily through working as a professional actress.


For her appearance in Super 8, which marked the breakthrough point of her career and earned her critics’ praises and accolades, Elle’s reportedly getting paid around $1.5 million.


  • Elle’s mother loves to play tennis when she was in college.
  • Her father played minor league baseball before.
  • Her grandfather is Rick Arrington, a former American football athlete.
  • Her aunt, Jill Arrington, works as a reporter.
  • Her sister, Dakota, is also an actress.
  • Elle loves her sister so much.
  • She grew up with a big love of acting and ballet.
  • Dakota Fanning is her favorite actress.
  • When she was younger, Elle loves to wear her sister’s clothes without asking her permission before.
  • She prefers public school over private school.
  • During her free time, she loves playing soccer with her friends.
  • She loves fashion very much.
  • Elle Fanning is actually King Edwards’ 22nd great-granddaughter.
  • Her ideal type is…


  • The Nightingale (2022), as Isabelle Rossignol
  • All the Bright Places (2020), as Violet Markey
  • The Roads Not Taken (2020), as Molly
  • Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019), as Aurora
  • A Rainy Day in New York (2019), as Ashleigh Enright
  • Teen Spirit (2018), as Violet
  • Galveston (2018), as Rocky
  • I Think We’re Alone Now (2018), as Grace
  • Mary Shelley (2017), as Mary Shelley
  • The Beguiled (2017), as Alicia
  • How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2017), as Zan
  • The Vanishing of Sidney Hall (2017), as Melody Jameson
  • Live by Night (2016), as Loretta Figgis
  • Ballerina (2016), as Félicie Le Bras (voice)
  • 20th Century Women (2016), as Julie Hamlin
  • The Neon Demon (2016), as Jesse
  • 3 Generations (2015), as Ray
  • Trumbo (2015), as Nikola Trumbo
  • The Boxtrolls (2014), as Winnie (voice)
  • Maleficent (2014), as Aurora
  • Low Down (2014), as Amy-Jo Albany
  • Young Ones (2014), as Mary Holms
  • Leaning Toward Solace (2012), as Sara (short movie)
  • Ginger & Rosa (2012), as Ginger
  • We Bought a Zoo (2011), as Lily Miska
  • Twixt (2011), as V
  • Super 8 (2011), as Alice Dainard
  • The Curve of Forgotten Things (2011), as girl (short movie)
  • Somewhere (2010), as Cleo
  • The Nutcracker in 3D (2010), as Mary
  • Astro Boy (2009), as Grace (voice)
  • Phoebe in Wonderland (2008), as Phoebe Lichten
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), as Daisy Fuller (Age 7)
  • Reservation Road (2007), as Emma Learner
  • The Nines (2007), as Noelle
  • Day 73 with Sarah (2007), as Sarah (short movie)
  • I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With (2006), as Penelope
  • Babel (2006), as Debbie Jones
  • Déjà Vu (2006), as Abbey
  • P.N.O.K. (2005), as Rebecca Bullard
  • My Neighbor Totoro (2005), as Mei Kusakabe (voice)
  • Because of Winn-Dixie (2005), as Sweetie Pie Thomas
  • The Door in the Floor (2004), as Ruth Cole
  • Daddy Day Care (2003), as Jamie
  • I Am Sam (2001), as Young Lucy Dawson

TV Series

    • The Girl from Plainville (Hulu | 2022), as Michelle Carter
    • Robot Chicken (Adult Swim | 2021), as Sarah, Logan’s Friend, Nerd’s Wife (voices)
    • The Great (Hulu | 2020), as Catherine the Great
    • Dirty Sexy Money (ABC | 2007), as Kiki George
    • Criminal Minds (CBS | 2006-2007), as Tracy Belle
  • The Lost Room (Syfy Channel | 2006), as Anna Miller
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC | 2006), as Eden
  • House (Fox | 2006), as Stella Dalton
  • CSI: NY (CBS | 2004), as Jenny Como
  • CSI: Miami (CBS | 2003), as Molly Walker
  • Judging Amy (CBS | 2003), as Rochelle Cobbs
  • Taken (Sci-Fi Channel | 2002), as Allie Keys

TV Shows

  • The Disney Family Singalong (ABC | 2020), as herself
  • HitRecord on TV (Pivot | 2014), as daughter


  • Satellite Awards 2021 – Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy Series – The Great
  • Phoenix Film Critics Society 2011 – Best Ensemble Acting – Super 8
  • Hollywood Film Festival 2011 – Spotlight Award – Super 8
  • International Cinephile Society Awards 2011 – Best Supporting Actress – Somewhere
  • Young Hollywood Award 2011 – Actress of the Year Award – Somewhere


    • Golden Globe Awards 2022 – Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy – The Great
    • Screen Actors Guild Awards 2022 – Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series – The Great
    • Screen Actors Guild Awards 2022 – Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series – The Great
    • Independent Spirit Awards 2021 – Best Female Performance in a New Scripted Series – The Great
    • TCA Award 2020 – TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Comedy – The Great
    • Critics’ Choice Movie Award 2016 – Best Acting Ensemble – 20th Century Women
    • Screen Actors Guild Award 2016 – Outstanding Cast Ensemble in a Motion Picture – Trumbo
    • Kids’ Choice Award 2015 – Favorite Movie Actress – Maleficent
    • Saturn Award 2015 – Best Performance by a Younger Actor – Maleficent
    • Teen Choice Award 2014 – Choice Movie Actress: Action – Maleficent
    • Broadcast Film Critics Association Award 2013 – Best Young Actress – Ginger & Rosa
    • British Independent Film Award 2012 – Best Actress in a British Independent Film – Ginger & Rosa
  • MTV Movie Award 2012 – Best Breakthrough Performance – Super 8
  • Young Artist Award 2012 – Best Leading Young Actress (Feature Film) – Super 8
  • Satellite Award 2011 – Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Super 8
  • Hollywood Film Festival 2011 – Spotlight Award – Super 8
  • Young Artist Award 2011 – Best Leading Young Actress (Feature Film) – The Nutcracker in 3D
  • Young Artist Award 2007 – Best Young Actress Age Ten or Younger (Film) – Babel
  • Young Artist Award 2007 – Best Supporting Young Actress – The Lost Room
  • Young Artist Award 2004 – Best Young Ensemble in a Feature Film – Daddy Day Care


“I bite my nails so bad. They’re awful! My nails are so ugly. I need to stop biting them.”

“If people say “no” to you and it’s something you really want to do, keep going and you’ll succeed.”

“I would love to go to Paris. I have to go to Paris. I would love to go there, that’s like my dream.”

“I love fashion! I love clothes!”

“I like mixing things. I wear a lot of boots. Love boots. And then jeans, but I like to wear them with a really ruffly top. Or I love high-waisted anything. “

“If I asked you, “Do you think you’re beautiful?” everyone should say yes.”

“I want to write and direct a movie one day.”

“I’m a big fish eater. Salmon – I love salmon. My sister loves Chinese food and sushi and all that. I’m not as big of a fan, but she likes it so we eat it a lot. So I’m beginning to like it more. I don’t like the raw sushi. I liked the cooked crab and lobster and everything.”

“I don’t wear any make-up on normal days and at school. But, if I’m going somewhere, I always do something with my eyes – crazy colors, sparkles. I’m all for it. I love experimenting.”

“When I do a movie, that’s just a couple months out of my year and out of my life. All the other months I’m just at home, running around doing errands with my mom and going to sleepovers. I feel like I have that side of my life, and then I also do the films – which is just sort of a plus.”

“I like to be very girly, with bows and ruffles on the red carpet. I love pastel colours, especially blue. Me and my sister both because of our eyes look good in blues.”

“I mean, it’s amazing that I get to meet all these people. I’ve learned so much from all of them. I just worked with Sofia Coppola and that was amazing. I learned so much from her. I can’t even describe how much fun I had.”

“I don’t think you should try to be anything you’re not. If you’re not smiling all the time or always happy – I don’t think it matters. If you’re having bad day, show you’re having a bad day. Don’t try to put up something that’s fake.”

“I can’t really remember my life without movies.”

“Dakota Fanning is my favorite actress.”

“We take art, and I love all that. But I also like science for some reason. I just like finding out why things happen.”

Elle Fanning is not just beautiful, but she also has tons of achievements in her fields. Even so, she is still so humble and grounded. What a role model!

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