Elle Fanning Bio, Sister – Dakota Fanning, Net Worth, Parents and Family

You might be wondering where you know her from; Babel, Because of Winn-Dixie, Somewhere and Phoebe in Wonderland are some film works the belle has to her credit. Aside from these, the surname Fanning is one that is already associated with multiple award-winning actress Dakota Fanning who incidentally is the older sister of our subject in this article – Elle Fanning. Find out below, how she started her acting career, her net worth thereof and who her family members are.

Elle Fanning’s Bio

Elle Fanning was born on the 9th of April 1989 in Conyers, Georgia, U.S. to Heather Joy and her husband Steven J. Fanning. Her parents were athletes; her mom Joy played tennis professionally while Steven her dad was a minor league baseballer – he however now works as a salesman in Los Angeles with a specialty in electronics.

For school, Elle was pretty much homeschooled until after her 3rd grade. The actress began regular schooling in 4th grade at Campbell Hall located in Studio City neighborhood of the city of Los Angeles, California, United States. She recalls feeling weird on her first day at school being that she hadn’t been in the midst of many young people of her age then. As at the time of her graduation in 2016, Elle revealed that she planned to enroll at the University of California, Los Angeles to study law, however, following a publication on hellogiggles, we learned that she postponed her plans of going to college the following year due to the fact that she had a couple of film projects on her hand and wouldn’t like to have a distorted college experience.

Mary Elle Fanning began her career when she was about clocking 3 years old, she starred as a younger Lucy Dawson in I Am Sam (2001) and the younger version of Allie Keys, her elder sister Dakota Fanning in the Steven Spielberg science fiction miniseries titled Taken (2002) in episode: Charlie and Lisa. Both works effectively marked the beginning of her now burgeoning acting career.

Elle’s acting portfolio has since then expanded to include her first independent role in Daddy Day Care, a 2003 comedy film, I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With (2006), Super 8 (2010), Maleficent (2014), Mary Shelley (2017), and Teen Spirit (2018). On television, some of her acting credits are recorded in CSI: Miami (2003) episode: “Death Grip”, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2006) in episode: “Cage”, HitRecord on TV (2014) in episode: “RE: The Number One” and others.

Net Worth

Elle Fanning has certainly done quite well in the few years she started off as an actress. She has added to her can-do-list a modeling career and just like her sister, she is coming through impressively. For all these, the Super 8 actress has a net worth reported to be about $5 million.

Family, Parents, & Sister – Dakota Fanning

Dakota Fanning and Elle Fanning
Dakota Fanning and Elle Fanning

Elle Fanning comes from a family of athletes which dates back to her maternal grandfather Rick Arrington. Rick in his time was a professional American footballer and his daughter Joy (Elle’s mom) did well to continue in sports as she pursued a career in tennis and became a professional player. When it came to marriage, love found Joy Arrington with Steven J. Fanning who in his quarters was also an athlete playing minor league baseball. The affinity of the Dakota’s to sports equally spilled over to one of Elle’s aunt named Jill Arrington, though she doesn’t participate professionally in any sports but rather talks about sports as a reporter with ESPN.

Despite being surrounded by sportsmen and women, the Fanning sisters chose a career distinct from what has been a family tradition. Elle Fanning and Dakota Fanning according to the former are just normal sisters who grew up playing together. Dakota was born 4 years before her younger sister on February 23, 1994, in Conyers, Georgia, U.S. She attended Campbell Hall School after which she had her further education at New York University.

Dakota began her acting career as a child playing roles in plays at Towne Lake Arts Center in Woodstock, Georgia. Her first main acting gig was in ER (2000) while she earned her big break in I Am Sam as a 7-year-old acting alongside Sean Penn. Her role in this film earned her a nomination for the Screen Actors Guild Award, for which Dakota became the youngest person ever to be nominated for the award. In addition, she won Best Young Actor/Actress award from the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

Dakota Fanning’s other film credits then went on to include Sweet Home Alabama, Taken (2002), Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch (2005), The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009), Every Secret Thing (2014), The Alienist and Ocean’s 8 in 2018 and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019).


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