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Elle Fanning
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Elle Fanning, 2014
Mary Elle Fanning

(1998-04-09) April 9, 1998 (age 24)
Occupation Actress
Years active 2001–present
Relatives Dakota Fanning (sister)

Mary Elle Fanning (born April 9, 1998), known as Elle Fanning, is an American actress. She is the younger sister of actress Dakota Fanning. Fanning is known for her acting in many movies. These include Phoebe in Wonderland, Somewhere and We Bought a Zoo. In 2011, Fanning starred as Alice Dainard in J. J. Abrams' sci-fi-drama blockbuster, Super 8. Her acting was very well liked by the critics in this movie. She received nominations for a Saturn Award, a Young Artist Award, a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award, a Teen Choice Award, a Scream Award, an MTV Movie Award, and more.

Early life

Fanning was born in Conyers, Georgia. She is the daughter of Heather Joy (née Arrington), and Steven J. Fanning. Her mother played tennis professionally and her father played minor league baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals. He is now an electronics salesman in Los Angeles, California. Her maternal grandfather is American football player Rick Arrington, and her aunt is ESPN reporter Jill Arrington. Fanning is the younger sister of Dakota Fanning, who is also an actress. Fanning has Irish, German, English, and French ancestry. Fanning and her family are members of the Southern Baptist Convention. Fanning currently attends Campbell Hall School in North Hollywood, Los Angeles.

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