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Elle Fanning      

Golden Globe Nominated Actress Known for "Maleficent" & "The Great"

Elle Fanning is an American actress, known for work in television and film. She made her film debut as the younger version of her sister Dakota Fanning's character in the drama film, I Am Sam (2001). She appeared in several other films as a child actress, including Daddy Day Care (2003), Babel (2006), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Phoebe in Wonderland (both 2008), and the miniseries "The Lost Room" (2006). In 2010, she starred in Sofia Coppola's drama Somewhere, and in 2011, she gained wider recognition for her starring role in J. J. Abrams' science fiction film Super 8.

Fanning played Princess Aurora in the fantasy films Maleficent (2014) and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019), while working in independent films from auteurs such as Sally Potter's Ginger & Rosa (2012), Nicolas Winding Refn's The Neon Demon (2016), Mike Mills' 20th Century Women (2016), and Sofia Coppola's The Beguiled (2017). Since 2020, she has starred as Catherine the Great in the Hulu period satire series, "The Great," for which she received nominations for a Primetime Emmy Award and two Golden Globe Awards.


All About Elle Fanning and Dakota Fanning's Sister Relationship
Elle Fanning and Dakota Fanning, née Mary Elle Fanning and Hannah Dakota Fanning, discovered their shared passion for acting at a young age. The sisters used to perform elaborate scenes around their home in Georgia, Elle told Porter in 2019. Soon enough, Elle, now 25, and Dakota, 29, both landed roles in the 2001 film I Am Sam and their careers took off from there. Elle has found success with projects like the Disney film Maleficent and her Hulu series The Great, while Dakota is known for films like Charlotte’s Web, The Twilight Saga and Ocean’s 8.

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