Elle Fanning is an American actress and fashion model. As the younger sister of actress Dakota Fanning, she made her film debut as the younger version of her sister’s character in the drama film I Am Sam. As a child actress, she appeared in a string of films including Because of Winn-Dixie, Babel, Phoebe in Wonderland and Sofia Coppola’s Somewhere.

Birth Name

Mary Elle Fanning




Actress, Model



Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Elle Fanning was born on April 09, 1998 in Conyers, Georgia, United States.


She is currently 21 years old.

Sun Sign




Elle has English, French, German and Irish ancestry.


Southern Baptist


Elle attended Campbell Hall School, North Hollywood, Los Angeles.

Family Details

  • Father – Steven J. Fanning (Formerly a Minor League Baseball Player, now an electronics salesman)
  • Mother – Heather Joy (née Arrington) (Pro Tennis Player)
  • Siblings – Dakota Fanning (Older Sister) (Actress)
  • Others – Rick Arrington (Maternal Grandfather) (American Football Player), Jill Arrington (Aunt) (ESPN Reporter)


She is signed with these agencies –

  • Echo Lake Productions
  • William Morris Endeavor Entertainment

Marital Status



Boyfriend / Spouse

Elle Fanning dated –

  • Dylan Beck (2014) – She dated Dylan Beck in the past.

  • Zalman Band (2015-Present) – Since July 2015, she is dating actor Zalman Band. They were seen holding hand in hand going for a breakfast date.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 9 inches
  • In centimeters – 175 cm
  • In meters – 1.75 m


  • In Kilograms – 59 kg
  • In Pounds – 130 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 34-25-35
  • Bust – 34 inches
  • Waist – 25 inches
  • Hip – 35 inches
  • Bra Size – 32B

Body Build


Hair Color


Eye Color


Dress Size

Her dress size is 4 (US).

Shoe Size

She wears a size 8 (US) shoe.



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Her starring roles in Phoebe in Wonderland (2008), Somewhere (2010) and We Bought a Zoo (2011).

Film Debut

In 2001, American drama film I Am Sam for her role as Younger Lucy (aged 2). Actually, she portrayed the role as a younger version of her sister, Dakota Fanning. Dakota’s name was Lucy Diamond Dawson in that film.

Television Debut

In 2002, science fiction miniseries TV show Taken who portrayed the role as Alicia Keys (aged 3).

Brand Endorsements

Elle has appeared in commercials for Target, Toyota, and Smuckers – all in 2003. In 2011, she was also seen in Marc Jacobs ‘Marc’ fashion line print adverts. Alongside her sister, she has been seen in J. Estina commercial.

Distinctive Features

  • Blonde Hair
  • Long Legs

Awards & Nominations

Year Association Category Title Result
2004 Young Artist Award Best Young Ensemble in a Feature Film Daddy Day Care Nominated
2007 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special (Comedy or Drama): Supporting Young Actress The Lost Room Nominated
Best Performance in a Feature Film: Young Actress Age Ten or Younger Babel Nominated
2011 Broadcast Film Critics Association Award Best Young Actor/Actress Somewhere Nominated
Young Hollywood Award Actress of the Year Award Won
International Cinephile Society Awards Best Supporting Actress Runner-up
Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actress The Nutcracker in 3D Nominated
Hollywood Film Festival Spotlight Award Super 8 Won
Satellite Award Best Actress in a Supporting Role Nominated
Scream Award Breakout Performance: Female Nominated
Teen Choice Award Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Nominated
Choice Movie Chemistry Nominated
Phoenix Film Critics Society Best Ensemble Acting Won
Breakthrough Performance on Camera Nominated
Best Performance by a Youth in a Lead or Supporting Role: Female Nominated
2012 Broadcast Film Critics Association Award Best Young Actress Nominated
Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actress Nominated
Best Performance in a Feature Film — Young Ensemble Cast Nominated
MTV Movie Award Best Breakthrough Performance Nominated
British Independent Film Award Best Performance by an Actress in a British Independent Film Ginger & Rosa Nominated
2013 Broadcast Film Critics Association Award Best Young Actress Nominated
2014 Teen Choice Award Choice Movie Actress: Action Maleficent Nominated
2015 Saturn Award Best Performance by a Younger Actor Nominated
Kids’ Choice Award Favorite Movie Actress Nominated
2016 Critics’ Choice Movie Award Best Acting Ensemble Trumbo Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Nominated
Critics’ Choice Movie Award Best Acting Ensemble 20th Century Women Nominated

Elle Fanning Favorite

  • Favorite Band – Taylor Swift, The Jonas Brothers, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, The Like
  • Favorite Celebrity Crush – Ryan Gosling
  • Favorite Movies – Cat In The Hat (2003), Alice In Wonderland (1957), Charlotte’s Web (2006), Gone With The Wind (1939), Mary Poppins (1964), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
  • Favorite Color – Pink, Black
  • Favorite Places – Taco Bell, Sundance Film Festival, Beach
  • Favorite Books – Cat In The Hat (Dr. Seuss), Charlotte’s Web (E.B. White), Cooking Books, Twilight (Stephenie Meyer)
  • Favorite Food – Fresh Salmon, Cookies, Vegemite Sandwich
  • Favorite TV Programs – I Love Lucy (1951-1957), Fear Factor (2001), The Regis And Kelly Show (1988), The Looney Tunes Show (2010), Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (2006)
  • Favorite Accessories – Hello Kitty, Cowboy Hat, Pink Dress, Viking Cheerleading Uniform, Vintage 50s Clothes, Two Eyeglasses
  • Favorite Fashion Idols – Regis Philbin, Meryl Streep, Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Jodie Foster, Johnny Depp, Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Marilyn Monroe, Cate Blanchett
  • Favorite Songs – Just Dance (Lady Gaga in 2008), The Nutcracker Suite, Taylor Swift Fearless (Taylor Swift in 2009)

Elle Fanning Net worth

Elle Fanning has a estimated net worth of $5 million dollars as of 2019.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Elle Fanning

  • Elle Fanning started acting at the age of 2 years and 8 months.
  • Elle has 2 pets – Lewellen (Dog) and Goldie (Horse).
  • She knows how to play the piano.
  • Elle Fanning is one of 14 grandchildren.
  • Elle’s mom kept her name as Mary. Elle’s father kept her name as Elle. So her name became Mary Elle Fanning. But, she uses her middle name – Elle Fanning.
  • Elle Fanning was only 3½ years old when she attended her first Hollywood premiere.
  • Elle Fanning and her older sister Dakota Fanning are afraid of lightning and thunderstorms.
  • In 2015, Fanning co-starred in Jay Roach’s Trumbo as Dalton Trumbo’s daughter Nikola, and starred in 3 Generations, alongside Naomi Watts and Susan Sarandon, playing the role of a young transgender man.
  • In 2016, she appeared as Jesse in the psychological thriller The Neon Demon, directed by Nicolas Winding Refn.
  • In 2017, Fanning appeared in Shawn Christensen’s feature-length drama, The Vanishing of Sidney Hall, which premiered on January 25 at the Sundance Film Festival.
  • In 2018, Fanning starred alongside Peter Dinklage in I Think We’re Alone Now, directed by Reed Morano. It had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2018.


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