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  • Made her debut as an actor playing a younger version of her sister Dakota's character in the 2001 film I Am Sam.
  • Played the daughter of Cate Blanchett's character in Babel (2006) and a younger version of Blanchett's character in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008).
  • Received critical acclaim for her starring role in the 2008 film Phoebe in Wonderland.
  • Starred in the short film The Curve of Forgotten Things for the fashion label Rodarte in 2011.
  • Has a fondness for Marilyn Monroe and owns jars of face cream and powder that once belonged to the actress.
  • Studies ballet.


  • Rick Arrington — Grandfather
  • Joy Fanning — Mother
  • Steve Fanning — Father
  • Dakota Fanning — Sister

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  • Birth Name: Mary Elle Fanning
  • Birth Place: Conyers, GA
  • Birthday: April 9, 1998, Aries
  • Profession: Actor
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