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Also Known As: Mary Elle Fanning Died:
Born: April 9, 1998 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Conyers, Georgia, USA Profession: actress

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Having begun her career before her third birthday, actress Elle Fanning followed in the footsteps of older sister, Dakota Fanning, by becoming a notable performer who tackled challenging roles no matter her age. Though she did star in her share of family fare, Fanning appeared in more textured roles in adult-oriented movies, starting with a small role as her sister's younger self in "I Am Sam" (2001). After playing a hell-raising toddler in the broad family comedy "Daddy Day Care" (2003), she landed roles on a number of hard-hitting TV shows like "CSI: Miami" (CBS, 2002-2012) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC, 1999- ), before graduating to critically acclaimed dramas like "Babel" (2005), "Reservation Road" (2007) and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (2008). While a supporting player in those films, Fanning landed her share of leading roles in "Phoebe in Wonderland," (2008) and Sophia Coppola's "Somewhere" (2009), while earning considerable praise and awards buzz for "Ginger & Rosa" (2012). Having stepped out of her sister's shadow and established her own career, Fanning had in a short time become a fast-rising star with a bright future.

Having begun her career before her third birthday, actress Elle Fanning followed in the footsteps of older sister, Dakota Fanning, by becoming a notable performer who tackled challenging roles no matter her age. Though she did star in her share of family fare, Fanning appeared in more textured roles in adult-oriented movies, starting with a small role as her sister's younger self in "I Am Sam" (2001). After playing a hell-raising toddler in the broad family comedy "Daddy Day Care" (2003), she landed roles on a number of hard-hitting TV shows like "CSI: Miami" (CBS, 2002-2012) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC, 1999- ), before graduating to critically acclaimed dramas like "Babel" (2005), "Reservation Road" (2007) and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (2008). While a supporting player in those films, Fanning landed her share of leading roles in "Phoebe in Wonderland," (2008) and Sophia Coppola's "Somewhere" (2009), while earning considerable praise and awards buzz for "Ginger & Rosa" (2012). Having stepped out of her sister's shadow and established her own career, Fanning had in a short time become a fast-rising star with a bright future.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Trumbo (2015)
2.
 Boxtrolls, The (2014)
3.
 Maleficent (2014)
4.
 Young Ones (2014)
5.
 Low Down (2014)
6.
 Bomb (2013)
7.
 Twixt (2012)
8.
 Ginger & Rosa (2012)
9.
 We Bought a Zoo (2011)
10.
 Super 8 (2011)
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Milestones close milestones

2002:
Made acting debut playing the younger version of real-life older sister Dakota Fanning in "I Am Sam"
2002:
Again played a younger version of her older sister Dakota in Sci-Fi Channel miniseries "Taken"
2003:
First role independent of sister, "Daddy Day Care"
2004:
Played the young daughter of Jeff Bridges and Kim Basinger in "The Door in the Floor"
2005:
Cast as Sweetie Pie Thomas in family film "Because of Winn Dixie"
2006:
Appeared in Sci-Fi Channel miniseries "The Lost Room"
2006:
Cast as Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett's daughter in Oscar-winning film "Babel"
2007:
Played Emma Learner, the grieving daughter of Joaquin Phoenix and Jennifer Connelly in "Reservation Road"
2008:
Portrayed the younger version of Cate Blanchett in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"; also starred Brad Pitt
2009:
Played title role in "Phoebe in Wonderland"
2010:
Portrayed the daughter of a hard living film star in Sofia Coppola's "Somewhere"
2011:
Co-starred as Alice Dainard in Steven Spielberg produced "Super 8," written and directed by J. J. Abrams
2011:
Cast in Cameron Crowe directed family feature "We Bought a Zoo," starring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson
2012:
Co-starred with Alice Englert and Annette Bening in 1960s drama "Ginger & Rosa"
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