Earlier this year, ELLE FANNING (Aurora) was seen in the
independent films "Low Down" and "Young Ones," both
of which had their world premieres at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. In Jeff
Preiss' "Low Down," Fanning stars
opposite John Hawkes in a true story about jazz pianist Joe Albany. In Jake
Paltrow's "Young Ones," Fanning stars
opposite Nicholas Holt, Michael Shannon and Kodi Smit-McPhee.
Last year, Fanning starred in Sally Potter's film "Ginger & Rosa." She plays
the title character Ginger and stars
opposite Annette Bening and Christina Hendricks. The movie had its world
premiere at the 2012 Telluride Film
Festival and went on to have premieres at many other festivals including the
Toronto International Film Festival
and the London International Film Festival. For her performance in this film,
Fanning was nominated for a British
Independent Film Award and for a Critics' Choice Award.
Fanning made her feature film debut in 2001 at the young age of 2 when she
co-starred as a Young Lucy in New
Line Cinema's "I Am Sam." Since then she has starred in more than 20 films and
numerous episodes of television
("Criminal Minds," "Dirty Sexy Money," "The Lost Room" miniseries and more).
After "I Am Sam," she went on to
co-star opposite Eddie Murphy in the family comedy "Daddy Day Care" for
Revolution Studios. In 2004, Fanning
appeared in Focus Films' "The Door in the Floor" from director Tod Williams.
In 2005, Fanning starred as the young Sweetie Pie Thomas in "Because of
Winn-Dixie" with Cicely Tyson and
Dave Matthews. The following year, 2006, was a busy one for Fanning, appearing
in two movies. The first was
Paramount's "Babel," directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and starring Brad
Pitt and Cate Blanchett. Next
was Touchstone's "Deja Vu," directed by Tony Scott and starring Denzel
In 2007, Fanning filmed "Reservation Road," where she played the daughter of
Joaquin Phoenix. Later that year,
she filmed director John August's "The Nines." In 2008, she played the young
Cate Blanchett in Paramount and
director David Fincher's "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," opposite Brad
Also that year, Fanning starred in the independent film "Phoebe in
Wonderland" opposite Patricia Clarkson,
Felicity Huffman and Bill Pullman. The film had its world premiere at the 2008
Sundance Film Festival to rave
reviews for its young star.
In 2010, Fanning starred alongside Stephen Dorff in Sofia Coppola's
"Somewhere." The film won the 2010 Venice
Film Festival's Golden Lion Award. It was also named one of the top 10
independent films of the year by the
National Board of Review. Fanning was nominated for a Critics' Choice Award for
her performance in the film and
was named Female Actress of the Year by the Young Hollywood Awards.
In 2011 Fanning starred in the blockbuster film "Super 8" for director J.J.
Abrams and producer Steven Spielberg.
For her performance, she was nominated for a Critics' Choice Award and an MTV
Also in 2011, Fanning starred in Francis Ford Coppola's "Twixt," which had
its world premiere at the 2011 Toronto
Film Festival. Later that year, she was seen in Fox's December release "We
Bought a Zoo" for director Cameron
Crowe. She stars opposite Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson.
In addition to her film work, Fanning is an ambassador to the United Nations'
Ending Hunger campaign. She
resides in Los Angeles with her family.
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