Elliot Page Biography

Elliot Page, formerly known as Ellen Page, is a Canadian actor and producer. With a career spanning over two decades, Page has made a significant impact in the entertainment industry. From their breakthrough role in the critically acclaimed film “Juno” to their portrayal of Kitty Pryde in “X-Men: The Last Stand,” Page has showcased their talent and versatility. In addition to their acting career, Page has been open about their personal journey, publicly coming out as a gay woman in 2014 and later as transgender in 2020. With their pronouns specified as he/him and they/them, Page continues to inspire and advocate for LGBTQ+ rights. Their contributions to both film and television have earned them recognition and accolades, including a Teen Choice Award and an Independent Spirit Award. Elliot Page’s talent and bravery have solidified their place as a respected figure in the industry.

Quick Facts

  • Gender: transgender
  • Also Known As: Ellen Page
  • Age: 36 Years
  • Family:
    • Spouse/Ex-: Emma Portner (2018; divorced 2021)
    • Father: Dennis Page
    • Mother: Martha Phillpotts
  • Born Country: Canada
  • Actors
  • Pisces Actors
  • Height: 1.55 m
  • Ancestry: English Canadian
  • Personality: INTP

Career

Elliot Page’s career started at the age of ten when she appeared in the television movie Pit Pony in 1997. The TV film was later made into a television series in which he reprised his recurring role of Maggie Maclean.

In 2002, he appeared as Treena Lahey in Mike Clattenburg’s Canadian mockumentary television series Trailer Park Boys. The same year, he appeared in the movie Marion Bridge as ‘Joanie’; the film won the Best Canadian First Feature Film award.

In 2005, he appeared in a drama film titled Mouth to Mouth and also in the same year, he appeared as Hayley Stark in the thriller film Hard Candy. He portrayed the character of a fourteen-year-old girl who traps and tortures a man whom she believes to be a sexual predator. Page was lauded for his acting, which according to many, was “one of the most disturbing yet bold and a complex performance”.

Elliot Page appeared in the American superhero film X-Men: The Last Stand as ‘Kitty Pryde / Shadowcat’ in 2006. Eight years later, he reprised the character in X-Men: Days of Future Past.

In 2007, he appeared in Juno, a coming-of-age comedy drama independent movie, which changed her stature as an actor. He portrayed Juno MacGuff in the film which earned him a nomination at the 80th Academy Awards in the Best Actress category which he lost to Marion Cotillard for her performance in the French biographical film La Vie en Rose. Page won a Satellite Award and a Canadian Comedy Award among others for her work in Juno.

In 2007, he portrayed the character of the unfortunate 16-year-old ‘Sylvia Likens’ who was brutally tortured for over three months and later killed by Gertrude Baniszewski in the film ‘An American Crime’. The film was based on a true story and Page was lauded for his portrayal of Likens.

In the ensuing years, she appeared in films like Smart People, and The Stone Angel before portraying Bliss Cavendar in the sports comedy-drama film, Whip It, in 2009.

Elliot Page appeared alongside Marion Cotillard, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Christopher Nolan’s directorial venture Inception in 2010. He played a significant part in the thriller sci-fi movie. Impressed by his performances, Woody Allen picked him for his directorial venture To Rome with Love which also starred Alec Baldwin, Penélope Cruz, Roberto Benigni, and Jesse Eisenberg. He portrayed Monica in the film which was based on four separate storylines.

In the following years, he appeared in films like The East (2013), Into the Forest (2015), Tallulah (2016), My Days of Mercy (2017), and Flatliners (2017). He also provided his voice to the 2013 video game Beyond: Two Souls.

In 2019, he starred in the Netflix miniseries Tales of the City and co-directed and co-produced the documentary There’s Something in the Water.

Family & Personal Life

Elliot Page was born as Ellen Page in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on February 21, 1987, to Martha Philpotts, a teacher by profession, and Dennis Page, a graphic designer. He attended Queen Elizabeth High School and later graduated from the Shambhala School. He follows a vegan lifestyle and was named as one of the Sexiest Vegetarians of 2014 along with Jared Leto by PETA.

At a human rights campaign in Las Vegas on February 14, 2014, Page who was till then presenting as female, came out as a gay. On December 1, 2020, Page came out as transgender and revealed his new name, Elliot.

In January 2018, Page informed that he has married Canadian dancer Emma Portner. The couple separated in mid-2020 and divorced in 2021.

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