In 2013, Elle Fanning was nominated for a Critics’ Choice Award for her performance in Sally Potter’s film GINGER & ROSA. The next year, she played Sleeping Beauty opposite Angelina Jolie in Disney’s MALEFICENT, which earned over $750M in worldwide box office. She previously starred in SUPER 8, directed by J.J. Abrams, and SOMEWHERE, directed by Sofia Coppola. In 2016, Elle played the lead in Nicolas Winding Refn’s horror thriller THE NEON DEMON, which premiered in competition at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. That same year, she also starred in Mike Mills’ 20TH CENTURY WOMEN and Ben Affleck’s Prohibition-era crime drama, LIVE BY NIGHT. In 2017, she starred opposite Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst and Colin Farrell in THE BEGUILED, directed by Sofia Coppola. In 2019, she starred in the musical TEEN SPIRIT, directed by Max Minghella, and she reprised her role as Sleeping Beauty in Disney’s MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL. This year saw the release of ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES, in which she both stars and produces for Netflix. She was also seen earlier this year in Sally Potter’s film THE ROADS NOT TAKEN opposite Javier Bardem. Elle can currently be seen in Hulu’s satirical series THE GREAT, in which she stars as Catherine the Great and also serves as executive producer. She will next film THE NIGHTINGALE for Tristar. The film is based on the bestselling book by Kristin Hannah. Elle will star with her sister, Dakota.

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The Great -- "Parachhute" - Episode 106 -- Peter has a new lease on life after his near-death experience. He is open to Catherine’s progressive ideas of introducing art and science to court and wants to focus on an heir. Orlo tries to figure out who poisoned Peter and faces demons of his own. Grigor (Gwilym Lee), Leo (Sebastian De Souza), Catherine (Elle Fanning), Marial (Phoebe Fox) and Archie (Adam Godley), shown. (Photo by: Andrea Pirrello/Hulu)
The Great -- "The Great" - Episode 101 - In 1761, Catherine travels to Russia and becomes the Empress by marrying the Emperor of Russia, Peter. With hopes of marrying a great love, Catherine soon realizes Peter is a selfish brat who stands against everything she values. Catherine is feeling hopeless and verging on suicide when her servant, Marial, presents her with an alternative path – to overthrow Peter. Catherine (Elle Fanning), shown. (Photo by: Nick Wall/Hulu)
The Great -- "War and Vomit" - Episode 105 -- As the war with Sweden continues to rage, Catherine and Aunt Elizabeth visit the military at the Russian front. Seeing the soldiers reminds Catherine of her goal to rule Russia differently. Grigor struggles with Peter and Georgina’s relationship and poisons Peter to end it. When Peter falls ill, Velementov, Orlo and Marial all try to influence Catherine’s steps toward takeover as Peter’s life hangs in the balance. Elizabeth (Belinda Bromilow), Catherine (Elle Fanning) and Grigor (Gwilym Lee), shown. (Photo by: Ollie Upton/Hulu)
The Great -- "And you Sir, are no Peter the Great" - Episode 103 -- Catherine, Orlo and Marial continue their coup planning. They try to recruit an unhappy military general, Velementov, for their cause during palace celebrations honoring Peter’s late father, Peter the Great. Peter, noting Catherine’s unhappiness at court, gifts Catherine a sterile lover, Leo. She’s hesitant at first, but Leo manages to charm her. Catherine (Elle Fanning), shown. (Photo by: Andrea Pirrello/Hulu)