Elle Fanning currently stars as ‘Catherine the Great’ in Hulu’s hit television series The Great.  She also executive produces this satirical take on Russia’s longest ruling female leader.  For her performance in season one, Fanning was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and a Golden Globe Award.  The show was nominated for a Gotham Award for Breakthrough Series and the ensemble was nominated for a SAG Award.  For her performance in season 2, Fanning received her first Emmy nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy Series, in addition to Best Actress nominations from SAG and Critics Choice Awards.  The series was nominated for SAG ensemble and Best Comedy Series by Critics Choice.  Season 3 premieres in May.
She recently starred and executive produced The Girl From Plainville, a limited series for Hulu that was inspired by the true story of the controversial case of Michelle Carter (Fanning), who was convicted in 2017 of involuntary manslaughter for encouraging the suicide of her then-boyfriend via texts and phone calls. The series was nominated for Critics’ Choice and TCA Awards for Best Limited Series and Fanning was nominated for a Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Mini-Series or Television Film

In 2021, Fanning and her sister Dakota formed Lewellen Pictures to develop feature film and television projects, as well as other forms of media including podcasts.  The company has a deal with Civic Center Media and MRC Television. They have multiple projects in development across scripted and non-scripted film, television, and podcasts.

She narrated and executive produced the podcast One Click with Vespucci and Cadence 13.  Paired with investigative journalist Jessica Wapner, One Click explored how a single click on the internet can change a life forever. Season One investigated how DNP, a chemical originally discovered in a munitions factory and used to make WWI-era artillery shells, found a home on the Internet as a diet pill and bodybuilding aid, with fatal results.  The team is currently in development on a second season.
In 2013, Fanning was nominated for a Critics’ Choice Award and a British Independent Film 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. Other notable credits include: Super 8, directed by JJ Abrams; Somewhere, directed by Sofia Coppola; The Neon Demon, directed by Nicolas Winding Refn; 20th Century Women, directed by Mike Mills; Live By Night, directed by Ben Affleck; The Beguiled, directed by Sofia Coppola; Teen Spirit, directed by Max Minghella; All the Bright Places in which she stars and produced; and The Roads Not Taken directed by Sally Potter. 

Fanning serves as the face of the luxury brands L’Oreal Paris, Cartier, Paco Rabanne and Miu Miu’s Twist Fragrance.

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