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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 Washington.

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 Pitt.

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 Movie Award.

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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