More Elle Fanning Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)Elle Fanning is an energetic, lively and bright ten year-old actress who made her feature film debut as a young Lucy in New Line Cinema's I Am Sam. She then co-starred opposite Eddie Murphy in the family comedy Daddy Day Care for Revolution Studios, which earned Fanning her first nomination for a Young Artists Award.
In 2004, she starred alongside Jeff Bridges and Kim Basinger in Focus Films' The Door in the Floor directed by Tod William's. She followed that up with Because of Winn-Dixie with Cicely Tyson and Dave Matthews. In 2006, she was nominated twice more for a Young Artists Award for her performances in the Academy Award- nominated film Babel starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett and for her work on the SCI-FI channel miniseries The Lost Room starring Peter Krause. That same year Fanning completed work on Reservation Road, in which she played Emma Learner, the eight-year-old daughter of Joaquin Phoenix and Jennifer Connelly.
Last year, Fanning completed the title role in the feature Phoebe in Wonderland starring alongside Felicity Huffman and Patricia Clarkson. The film premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. She most recently finished work on the film The Nutcracker: The Untold Story, a period piece set in 1920s Vienna. Also starring John Turturro and Nathan Lane, it is the timeless tale of a little girl whose godfather gives her a special doll one Christmas Eve.
In addition to her film credits, Fanning has also made numerous television appearances. She has been on both CSI: Miami and CSI: New York, as well as guest-starring on House, Criminal Minds, Judging Amy and Dirty Sexy Money.
She has also shot commercial spots for Toyota, Smuckers and Target and was featured in Vogue Bambini's 30th Anniversary Issue.
Fanning continues to be a bundle of energy and enjoys acting and dancing. She resides in Los Angeles with her parents, Joy and Steve Fanning and her sister, actress Dakota Fanning.
Bio courtesy Paramount for "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (29-Dec-2008)
Biography #3 (for The Door in the Floor)Elle Fanning, who celebrated her 5th birthday during the filming of The Door in The Floor, is already a veteran of movies and television. She is the younger sister of actress Dakota Fanning.
At age 2, the Conyers, Georgia native appeared as the younger version of her older sister's character in Jessie Nelson's I Am Sam. The Fanning sisters again played the same character at different ages in Taken, the Emmy Award-winning epic SciFi Channel miniseries.
Ms. Fanning recently costarred in Steve Carr's hit comedy Daddy Day Care, and appeared in episodes of the popular TV series Judging Amy and CSI: Miami.
In her next film project, Wayne Wang's Because of Winn-Dixie, she stars alongside Jeff Daniels, Dave Matthews, Eva Marie Saint, Cicely Tyson, and AnnaSophia Robb.
for "The Door in the Floor" updated 25-Aug-2004