Mary Elle Fanning was born on the 9th of April 1998 in Conyers, Georgia, USA. Her step into stardom was when she was just two years 11 months old when she played the younger version of her sister, Dakota Fanning, in the blockbuster movie I Am Sam (2001), as Lucy, age 2 years. She then played younger Dakota again when Dakota was cast in Taken (2002) as Allie, age 3 years. But her first big independent movie without her sister was in 2003's Daddy Day Care (2003) as Jamie.
Since then the roles have been coming swiftly for the young actress, she has appeared in several films including "The Door in the Floor" (2004), "Because of Winn-Dixie" (2005), "Babel" and "Deja Vu." For 2006 and for 2007 she appeared in three films, The Nines, Day 73 with Sarah and "Reservation Road." For 2008 she appeared in in Phoebe in Wonderland and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
Other future film roles includes "Nutcracker in 3D" (2010), "Somewhere" (2010). For 2011 she also starred in J.J. Abram's directorial effort, Super 8, "We Bought a Zoo," "Twixt" and A Pure Life. The year 2013 she appeared in Ginger & Rosa as "Ginger" and for 2014 Maleficent, "Young Ones" and the voice of 'Winnie' in The Boxtrolls. The prolific actress has mumerous credits in various stages such as "About Ray," "Trumbo," "How to Talk to Girls at Parties" and "A Storm in the Stars."
The list continues with "20th Century Women" "The Neon Demon," and "Ballerina" all for 2016 and coming in 2017 watch for her in these films in early stages of developement, "The Beguiled," "Sidney Hall," "All the Bright Places" and "Live by Night,"
Elle has also guest starred in numerous TV series such as "Judging Amy," "CSI: Miami" as well as "CSI: NY" along with House M.D., "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and "Criminal Minds." She also was in the pilot for the series Dirty Sexy Money. She has also appeared in commercials for "Target, Toyota, Smuckers and Target.
Elle Enjoys playing soccer, her mom named her Mary and her dad named her Elle, so her name is Mary Elle Fanning. Like her older sister, Dakota Fanning, she uses her middle name instead of her first name.