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Elle Fanning

Actor

Born: 9 April 1998
Birthplace: Conyers, Georgia
Best known as: The movie star's daughter in the film Somewhere

Name at birth: Mary Elle Fanning

Elle Fanning got her start in the movies by playing a younger version of her sister, Dakota Fanning, in the 2001 movie I Am Sam. (Dakota played Lucy Dawson at age 7; Elle played her at age 2.) A pale and willowy blonde youngster, Elle Fanning soon branched out into movies of her own, including the improbably successful Daddy Day Care (2002, with Eddie Murphy), the family drama The Door in the Floor (2003, with Kim Basinger), the drama Reservation Road (2007) and then taking the title role in Phoebe in Wonderland (2009). Elle Fanning co-starred in Sofia Coppola's 2010 movie Somewhere as Cleo, the winsome daughter who makes a surprise visit to her wastrel movie star dad (played by Stephen Dorff).

Extra credit: "My favorite actress is Marilyn Monroe," she told Interview magazine in 2010.

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More on Elle Fanning from Infoplease:

  • Elle Fanning - Biography of Elle Fanning, The movie star's daughter in the film Somewhere
  • We Bought a Zoo - Starring Scarlett Johansson, Matt Damon, Elle Fanning, Carla Gallo, Thomas Haden Church
  • Ginger & Rosa - Starring Elle Fanning, Alice Englert, Christina Hendricks, Alessandro Nivola, Annette Bening
  • Sofia Coppola - Biography of Sofia Coppola, The writer and director of Lost in Translation
  • Super 8 - Starring Elle Fanning, Kyle Chandler, Ron Eldard, Noah Emmerich, Gabriel Basso

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