The American actress, who began acting at the age of 3, had an impressive filmography at the time of her majority. El Faning has worked with renowned directors and Oscar-winning actors. But the young star was never lost against their background, which attracted even more attention and interest to her person.
Mary Elle Faning was born on April 9, 1998 in Conyers, Georgia, to a family of former athletes: tennis player and baseball player, after becoming an electronics salesman in Los Angeles. The Faning family, also known as the eldest daughter Dakota, who is also an actress, has Irish and German, English and French roots. Many relatives of the Faning family are involved in sports, but Dakota and El went into creativity.
According to recent research by the portal Ancestry, El Faning is a distant cousin of Duchess Keith and a descendant of King Edward III.
For the stage name, the girl chose the second part of the name, since she liked it the most, and became known to the whole world as El Faning.
Elle Faning began her acting career with her sister in the abducted miniseries and the film I-Sam. Only at the age of four, the girl received her first independent role in the film "Dad on Duty". This picture was received very warmly by critics and recognized the great potential in the youngest Faning.
Starting in 2003, the number of roles and fees began to grow. With each new tape, more and more stellar representatives of the film industry became her colleagues. She was able to work with Kim Basinger, Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Angelina Jolie, Jeff Bridges, Joaquin Phoenix and others.
In 2010, El Faning took part in Sofia Coppola's film "Somewhere", and in 2011, the young star embodied the ghost of a murdered girl on the screen in the film "Between", created by Francis Ford Coppola. Having played beautifully in both films, she is rightfully considered their favorite actress.
By the end of the 2000s, El Faning had become one of the most sought-after young actresses. The tall and slender star has been collaborating with cosmetic companies since childhood, participating in fashion shows and filming for magazines. But, according to El Faning herself, she sees her future only in the acting profession.
Despite the fact that the young actress herself assures that, due to her age, she does not yet think about a serious relationship, and even more so marriage, the tabloids attribute to her several high-profile novels. Dylan Beck won the heart of the young star in 2014, and the couple broke up a year later. But they soon reconciled, peace and harmony lasted almost three years.
The next high-profile novel, which shook the fans, happened on the set of the film "For a Dream", where the new chosen one acted as a director and screenwriter. The paparazzi caught El Faning with actor Max Minghella, but both do not comment on the information about the status of the relationship.