Ellen Page is a Canadian actress. Paige wanted to start acting at an early age, so she went to Neptune Theater School to hone her craft. She started her career at the age of 10 with the award-winning television series Pit Ponny (1999). Ellen made her film debut in The Marion Bridge (2002).
Ellen Page is considered one of the most influential Hollywood stars. Serious roles raised the actor to the pinnacle of success. Her name became iconic in the press and among fans. It just sounded different. Until December 2020, Elliot was the actress of Ellen Page. The sex reassignment surgery affected his life and creative views.
Childhood and adolescence
Ellen Page was born in February 1987 (Pisces in the zodiac sign) in the Canadian state of Nova Scotia. The future star spent her childhood and youth in Halifax. Her father worked as a graphic designer & Her mother as a teacher.
Ellen Page as a child
Parents discovered artistry in their daughter in early childhood, so they sent the child to school with a theatrical bias. At age 10, Ellen made her feature film debut with Pete Pony. The beginning was quite successful, and the girl was invited to the series of the same name. Then the young actress received the first awards and prizes.
Ellen Page graduated from Halifax High School and spent some time at Queen Elizabeth High School. She then decided to develop her acting skills at the famous Vaughan Road Academy. In her youth, Ellen studied with a close friend, Mark Randall.
Ellen Page’s cinematic biography continued in 2003. The actress was invited to three American paintings: “Harvard Bum”, “On the verge of collapse” and “My Virtual Ghost”. Ellen was noticed and remembered. A year later, the girl appeared in an interesting arthouse film “Face to Face”. This drama is the first European project in which Paige starred. She was 16 at the time.
And at 17, she starred in another drama called Lollipop. The resonance after the release of the film was loud: the heroine Hailey Stark is a young girl who met a photographer and suspected him of pedophilia. The real name of the tape – “Hardcandy” – is taken from Internet slang and means a teenage girl. Despite the mixed reviews of moralists, the picture received positive reviews from film critics: the skill of the young artist was at the highest level.
In 2007, Ellen’s career developed at a rapid pace. The Canadian starred in the blockbuster “X-Men: The Last Battle”. Maggie Grace was originally planned for the role of Kitty Pride, but the actress was unable to attend the filming due to employment in the series “Stay Alive”.
Ellen Page on set for Time magazine
The main project in which the actress appeared in the same year was the film “Juneau” by Jason Bateman. Ellen played a pregnant schoolgirl who is looking for good parents for her future child. The film was a resounding success, earning the young actress Oscar and Golden Globe nominations and awards at various film festivals.
Directors who previously offered Paige to play smart, charming, and ironic schoolgirls began to invite her to “adult” projects. Ellen has starred in indie films and independent films, playing a variety of roles.
Ellen Page took to new heights after appearing in The Beginning, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. According to director Christopher Nolan, he chose Paige because the actress embodied a balance of innovation, ingenuity, and maturity, uncharacteristic of her age.
Woody Ellen Page’s film “Roman Adventures” turned out to be a bold project for Ellen. It was believed that after filming with Allen, the artists received a permanent “residence permit” in Hollywood and get a personal star on the “Walk of Fame”. But the tape drew mixed reviews from critics.
Ellen Page and Leonardo DiCaprio
Together with her shop colleague Willem Defoe, Ellen participated in the Quantic Dream project in 2013. The actress became the prototype of the main character Jody Holmes in the computer game Beyond: TwoSouls (“Beyond: two souls”). And when creating the Thelastofus product, its appearance was used illegally, without Paige’s consent, which did not delight the celebrity.
In 2014, Ellen Page returned to work on the image of Kitty Pride in “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” Important in the chosen filmography of the celebrity can be considered a role in the drama “All I Have”, based on real events. This is a picture of two women – Laurel and Stacey, who are in a romantic relationship.
Oscar-winning actress Julianne Moore played Ellen’s screen love. The main male roles were played by Michael Shannon and Steve Carell. Interestingly, a year before the release of the film, Paige admitted to a non-traditional sexual orientation.
Ellen Page and Sean Ashmore in X-Men
The premiere of the drama “My Days with Mercy” took place at the International Festival in Toronto in 2017, where Ellen again touched on the topic of non-traditional sexual orientation. Kate Mara became Paige’s partner. The remake of the 1990 thriller of the same name “Komatozniki” with the participation of the actress received sharply negative reviews from critics, based on the fact that there was no need to repeat the tape.
In April 2018, the horror film “Third Wave of Zombies” starring Ellen Page was released. The scenery of the ominous picture was a real prison Crumlin Road Gaol, located in Northern Ireland.
The first episodes of the popular fantasy series “Umbrella Academy” were released in 2019. In the project, the celebrity starred Vanya Hargreaves, a violinist with superpowers. Tom Hopper, David Castaneda, Aidan Gallagher, and others co-starred with the Canadian in the film.
Ellen Page in the series “Umbrella Academy”
According to the actress, an interesting experience was working on the multi-series drama “Urban Stories”, where she had to embody the image of Sean – a girl with a difficult fate, who passed through adoption. Defending herself from society, the heroine resorts to sarcasm and other psychological barriers, which, according to Ellen, are used by everyone who has faced rejection in society. Ellen Page also tried her hand at voice acting. The voice of the actress speaks to the characters of the cartoons “Griffins”, “The Simpsons” and “Robopes”.
In 2020, fans saw Ellen in the sequel to the series “Umbrella Academy”. In addition, the documentary “Something in the Water”, dedicated to environmental issues, was released. Paige acted as one of the directors in the filming.
In 2006, Ellen Page met Ben Foster, who broke up less than a year later. In 2013, rumors surfaced in the press that the actress had an affair with colleague Alexander Skarsgård. The couple starred together in the film “East”, appeared in public, but the artists did not comment on the relationship.
And in February 2014, Ellen Page put an end to it, speaking at an LGBT conference and coming out: the celebrity announced that she was a lesbian. Reporters learned that Ellen was motivated to make a confession by a longtime friend of Drew Barrymore. Fans speculated that the actresses were more than just friends. However, if Drew did not hide her passions in love, then Paige was in no hurry to open up to the world.
However, the moment of revelation has come. In the fall of 2015, Ellen appeared at a festival in Toronto with artist and friend Samantha Thomas. At the same time, the personal life of the actress was discussed on the show, Ellen DeGeneres. Paige said she did not regret the recognition of non-traditional orientation. In 2016, she directed the documentary series Gaycation, which tells about the life of the LGBT community, transgender people around the world.
In January 2018, the celebrity posted a wedding photo on Instagram, which showed two hands. Wedding rings flaunted on the ring fingers. The caption to the photo (Can’t believe I got to call this extraordinary woman my wife) said that Paige was married to his girlfriend, teacher, and dancer Emma Portner. Emma shared the same picture on the Web the same day.
Emma Portner and Ellen Page
Later, in 2019, in June, congratulating subscribers on the month of gay pride, the singer posted a candid black and white photo on her Instagram account. In the photo, the naked actress was in the arms of his wife, who was also topless. The photo was accompanied by a text in which the Canadian encouraged everyone to share the love.
Ellen Page, despite her small stature, has managed to become quite an influential person in the world of cinema. She did not seek to attract attention with candid photos in a swimsuit, but resorted to other methods – bold statements, enriched with humor and straightforwardness. The Canadian did not want to move to Hollywood, preferring to stay in her hometown with pets – dogs.
The actress has repeatedly mentioned that she does not seek to live by Hollywood standards. First of all, she wanted to be respected for her work. Paige is a vegan and an atheist and considers herself a pro-feminist, a movement that advocates for women’s right to abortion. He is also fond of sports. Ellen’s interests include football, basketball, skiing, snowboarding, and swimming.
At the end of 2020, the actress shocked the audience with new details of her personal life: Paige came out as a transgender. She called for the pronoun “he” in relation to her and also chose the male name, Ellen Page. A year later, in January 2021, it became known that Paige’s marriage had broken down.
In an interview with Time, Elliot said that the operation to remove the breast caused her mixed feelings: on the one hand, a comfortable feeling in his body, on the other – excitement, fear, and anxiety due to change.
The actor first showed a topless figure after the operation on his page in “Instagram” in May 2021. In a conversation with Oprah Winfrey, the artist stressed that he began to feel more confident, coming out of the shower and looking in the mirror. The presenter, along with other celebrities – Justin Cornwell, Miley Cyrus, Nina Dobrev – supported Paige on the Web, writing a series of friendly comments.
Ellen Page now
The professional experience gained by the star over the years of his career has served as a good platform for self-confidence, which supports him even now.
Changes in appearance, in life, and the way the actor boldly demonstrates this, give hope to other people who have faced similar problems. In an interview, Paige said that his move has affected not only himself – it is also useful for those people who are faced with a choice and who are forced to suffer from US laws restricting transgender people from receiving certain medical services. Bringing an issue up for open discussion can lead to a solution.
- 2003 – Harvard Bum
- 2005 – “Lollipop”
- 2006 – “X-Men: The Last Battle”
- 2007 – Juneau
- 2009 – “Roll!”
- 2010 – «Home»
- 2012 – “Roman Adventures”
- 2013 – Vostok Group
- 2014 – “X-Men: Days of Past Future”
- 2015 – “Everything I have”
- 2016 – “Tallulah”
- 2017 – “My days with Mercy”
- 2017 – “Third Wave of Zombies”
- 2017 – “Comatose”
- 2019 – Umbrella Academy
- Elliot Page became the first transgender man to appear on the cover of Time.
- Actor’s height 155 cm.
- The celebrity has several tattoos on his body, some of which are nicknames of friends
- In 2014, Paige and Jared Leto were named the sexiest vegetarians of the year by PETA.