Mary Elle Fanning is an American actress. She made her film debut as a younger version of her sister Dakota Fanning’s character in the drama I’m Same (2001).

As a child actress, she appeared in several films, including Babel (2006), Phoebe in Wonderland (2008), and Somewhere (2010).

His breakthrough came in 2011 with his role in JJ Abrams’ sci-fi film Super 8,

for which he received critical acclaim and the Spotlight Award at the Hollywood Film Festival.

She later starred as Princess Aurora in the comedy-drama film We Bat a Zoo (2011), 

the drama Ginger and Rosa (2012), and the fantasy films Maleficent (2014) and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019). ,

After Maleficent, Fanning began working in independent cinema,

supporting films such as Nicolas Winding Raffon’s The Neon Demon (2016), Mike Mills’ 20th Century Woman (2016), 

and Sofia Coppola’s The Baguette (2017). Played supporting roles. John Cameron Mitchell’s How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2017),

Woody Allen’s A Rainy Day in New York (2019), and Sally Potter’s The Roads Not Taken (2020).

In 2019, at the age of 21, she became the youngest person to serve as a jury member at the Cannes Film Festival.

She played Queen Catherine II in the Hulu series The Great (2020–present),

for which she received two Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy  and Best Actress – Television. 

Won Satellite Award for Musical or Comedy Series in addition to three nominations from the Screen Actors Guild.