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Elle Fanning (Emma Learner) is, at age 9, already a film and television veteran.
At age 3, the Conyers, Georgia native appeared as the younger version of her older sister Dakota's character in Jessie Nelson's I Am Sam, opposite Sean Penn. The Fanning sisters again played the same character at different ages in Taken, the Emmy Award-winning epic SciFi Channel miniseries.
Ms. Fanning's subsequent films include Alejandro González Iñárritu's Academy Award-nominated Babel, alongside Academy Award nominee Adriana Barraza; Tod Williams' The Door in the Floor (also for Focus Features); Steve Carr's Daddy Day Care; Wayne Wang's Because of Winn-Dixie; Tony Scott's Déjà Vu; and David Fincher's just-wrapped The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
She next stars in the lead role of Daniel Barnz' independent feature Phoebe in Wonderland, with Patricia Clarkson, Felicity Huffman, and Bill Pullman; and in Andrei Konchalovsky's musical fantasy Nutcracker – The Untold Story, with John Turturro and Nathan Lane.
On television, Ms. Fanning has appeared in episodes of such popular shows as House, Law & Order: SVU, CSI: New York, CSI: Miami, Judging Amy, and Criminal Minds. She recently starred in her second SciFi Channel miniseries, The Lost Room.