Elle Fanning Biography: Age, Movies & TV Shows, Net Worth, Instagram, Parents, Height

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The prominent American actress and television personality Elle Fanning was born Mary Elle Fanning on April 9, 1998.

In the drama film I Am Sam, she made her acting debut as the younger version of her elder sister’s character. Hannah Dakota Fanning’s younger sister is Elle Fanning.

As a young actor, she played roles in several movies, including Babel, Phoebe in Wonderland, and Somewhere.


  • Real Name Mary Elle Fanning
  • Date of Birth: April 9, 1998
  • Birthplace Conyers, Georgia
  • Current Residence San Fernando Valley
  • Nationality American
  • Profession Actress
  • Husband/Spouse Not Married
  • Net Worth $6 million

Early Life and Education

Heather Joy (née Arrington), a college tennis star, and Steven J. Fanning, a minor league baseball player for the St. Louis Cardinals, welcomed Mary Elle Fanning into the world on April 9, 1998, in Conyers, Georgia.

American football player Rick Arrington was her maternal grandfather; ESPN reporter Jill Arrington is her aunt. One of the most important forefathers of the Arrington family was the gentleman farmer William Farrar.

Her older sister, Dakota Fanning, is also an actor. Both of them grew up in Southern Baptist churches.


When Elle Fanning was three years old, she started acting. She portrayed her older sister Dakota’s younger self in the movies I Am Sam and the miniseries Taken.

When Elle Fanning was four years old, she landed her first independent role in the comedy Daddy Day Care.

Anecdotal proof of her budding potential was the choice to cast her in the character of Ruth in The Door in the Floor (2004), opposite Jeff Bridges and Kim Basinger.

Due to the demanding shooting schedule, the movie’s producers originally intended to recruit identical twins but ultimately only used Fanning.

In December 2011, Elle Fanning debuted her feature film in Cameron Crowe’s We Bought a Zoo. She portrays Lily, a 13-year-old zoo staffer who shares a home with Kelly (Scarlett Johansson), her lone parent.

Ginger & Rosa, a drama movie with a 1962 London setting starring Fanning and Alice Englert, was released in September 2012.

In the 2014 Walt Disney movie Maleficent, directed by Robert Stromberg, Fanning starred with Angelina Jolie. Angelina Jolie portrayed Maleficent, and Elle Fanning portrayed Princess Aurora in Sleeping Beauty.

She played Jesse in Nicolas Winding Refn’s psychological suspense film The Neon Demon in 2016.

The 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival will take place in May 2019, and Fanning will be the festival’s youngest jury member in history.

She later starred in A Rainy Day in New York by Woody Allen.
Fanning had the lead role in Brett Haley’s 2020 film All the Bright Places, adapted from Jennifer Niven’s book.

In 2021, Fanning was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy after receiving favorable reviews for the part.

Personal Life

Max Minghela and Elle Fanning are a couple.

The two have been romantically linked since they were spotted holding hands in Florence, Italy, in July 2018. August of that year saw them out on a date in London.

They got to know each other while making the 2018 movie Teen Spirit, which Fanning and Minghella wrote and directed.

They made their red carpet debut together at the yearly Met Gala in May 2019.

One of America’s sexiest actresses, Elle Fanning, has starred in numerous Hollywood productions with numerous Hollywood A-listers.

Net Worth

She has accumulated a $6 million net worth because of her film career.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @ellefanning
  • Twitter: @ElIeFanning

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