Elle Fanning Biography

Elle Fanning is an American actress. Her full name is Mary Elle Fanning and you might also know her as a younger sister of famous actress Dakota Fanning. Elle was born on April 9, 1998 in Conyers, Georgia, United States. Fanning’s parents were both involved in sports while she was growing up. Her father Steven J. Fanning is an electronic salesman today. However, as younger man he used to play minor league baseball. At the same time, Elle’s mother Heather Joy Arrington was a professional tennis player.

In addition, Fanning’s maternal grandfather is the famous American football player Rick Arrington, while her aunt is Jill Arrington, famous ESPN reporter.


Elle Fanning in “The Nutcracker in 3D”

In 2011, Elle Fanning got her breakout role as Alice Dainard in J.J. Abram’s Sci-Fi drama movie, ‘Super 8’. Moreover, Elle received positive reviews and a Spotlight Award at the Hollywood Film Festival. As most of the people her age, the young actress is very active on her Instagram and other social media.

Elle Fanning Age

Fanning was born on 9th of April 1998. Therefore, she is 19 years old right now. Although she is very young, Elle already achieved a lot in the film industry, portraying some of the very notable roles.

Elle Fanning Movies

Fanning began her acting career at the early age of three. Her first acting role was in the movie ‘I Am Sam’, co-starring Sean Penn and her older sister Dakota Fanning. The same year she also appeared in the miniseries ‘Taken’ portraying the role of Allie Keys.


Elle Fanning in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”

However, Elle’s first major role was in the Academy Award winning film ‘Babel’ in 2005. She played along Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett. She appeared alongside Blanchett and Brad Pitt once more, this time in ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’, playing a small but important role of Blanchett’s character as a child.

Elle and Dakota Fanning

Elle was supposed to appear alongside Dakota in ‘My Sister’s Keeper’. However the older Fanning refused the role after finding out that she would have to shave her head for the character she was cast to play.


Dakota Fanning & Elle Fanning

Furthermore, Elle Fanning landed the lead character role of Mary in ‘The Nutcracker in 3D’ and ‘We Bought a Zoo’, with Matt Damon, in 2011. Another lead role came in 2014 in Maleficent with Angelina Jolie.

The latest movies of Elle Fanning include the horror thriller ‘The Neon Demon’ in 2016, the Oscar nominated drama ‘20th Century Women’ from the same year. Ben Affleck’s crime drama ‘Live by Night’ and the animated film ‘Ballerina’ followed in 2017.

Young actress Elle Fanning definitely proved to be much more than Dakota Fanning’s sister. Her talent secured Elle her own spot on Hollywood’s starry sky.

Does Elle Fanning Have a Boyfriend?

Of course, Elle is still too young to be married. However, she has had a few relationships. She dated Dylan Beck in 2014. But the couple broke up after a short interval. After that Fanning began having an affair with Zalman Band. She is currently in a relationship and is happy with her boyfriend. Nevertheless, Elle doesn’t want to share much information about her current boyfriend. It is obvious from her posts and photos that she leads a happy and busy life as any other teenager, having fun with friends and enjoying her life.


Elle Fanning and Zalman Band

Net Worth and Income

Elle earned the salary of $1,5 million in 2011, for her role in the movie ‘Super 8’. Although she is just 19, her net worth is around 5 million US dollars.

Height and Weight

Elle has a perfect figure with the height of 1.75 m. At the same time, her weight is 56 kg. She is a beautiful blonde that catches attention with her blue eyes and mysterious smile.


Elle Fanning

Ethnicity and Nationality

Regarding her nationality, Elle Fanning she is an American. Also, she is of Irish, German, English, and French ancestry.

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Born:,April 9 1998
Net Worth:,$5 million
Salary:,$1500000 in 2011
Hair Color:,Blonde
Eye Color:,Blue
Height:,1.75 m
Weight:,56 kg
Married to:,Not yet
Affair with:,Zalman Band
Children:,Not yet
Birth Sign:,Aries
Education:,Campbell Hall School

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