24 Facts About Ellen Page

1. Ellen Page received critical acclaim for portraying the title role in Jason Reitman's film Juno, and earned nominations for an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards, a Critics' Choice Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award for his performance.

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2. Ellen Page provided voice acting and motion-capture acting for the main character in the video game Beyond: Two Souls, for which he received a BAFTA Games Award nomination.

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3. Ellen Page was born on February 21, 1987, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Martha Philpotts, a teacher, and Dennis Ellen Page, a graphic designer.

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4. Ellen Page was assigned female at birth and used his birth name of Ellen prior to transitioning.

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5. In 2004, Ellen Page starred in the drama Wilby Wonderful, for which he won an award at the Atlantic Film Festival and was nominated for a Genie Award.

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6. In 2006, Ellen Page appeared in X-Men: The Last Stand as Kitty Pryde, a girl who can walk through walls.

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7. In 2008, Ellen Page co-starred in the comedy-drama film Smart People, which premiered in January that year at the Sundance Film Festival, and received a mixed response from critics.

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8. The cast, including Ellen Page, earned several accolades, with Ellen Page earning nominations from the Saturn Awards and the MTV Awards.

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9. Ellen Page starred in the 2010 film Super, which he accepted after seeing the script for the film.

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10. In January 2010, Ellen Page began appearing in a series of advertisements for Cisco Systems, including commercials set in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.

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11. Ellen Page was given various awards and nominations for the role, including the British Academy Games Award for Best Performer.

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12. In 2014, Ellen Page reprised his role as Kitty Pryde in X-Men: Days of Future Past.

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13. In December 2014, Ellen Page portrayed Han Solo in a staged reading of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.

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14. In 2015, Ellen Page starred in and produced the film Freeheld, about Laurel Hester, which was adapted from the 2007 short film of the same name.

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15. In 2016, Ellen Page co-starred in the Netflix film Tallulah as the eponymous character; the film marked his third collaboration with director Sian Heder, and his second collaboration with Allison Janney, both of whom he worked with on Juno.

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16. Ellen Page headlined the science-fiction film Flatliners, a remake of the 1990 film of the same name which was released in 2017, emerging as a commercial success.

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17. In 2019, Ellen Page starred in the Netflix miniseries Tales of the City as Shawna Hopkins, which received positive reviews.

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18. In September 2021, Ellen Page launched a production company, Ellen Page Boy Productions, and appointed Matt Jordan Smith to serve as Head of Development and Production.

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19. In June 2022, Ellen Page revealed that he was writing a screenplay with his Mouth to Mouth co-star Beatrice Brown.

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20. Ellen Page was one of 30 celebrities who participated in a 2008 online advertisement series for US Campaign for Burma, calling for an end to the military dictatorship in Myanmar.

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21. On December 1, 2020, Ellen Page came out as a trans man on his social media accounts, specified his pronouns as he and they, and revealed his name, Elliot.

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22. Ellen Page explained that his decision to speak openly about his gender identity was partially prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and partially by the anti-transgender rhetoric in politics and the news cycle.

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23. Ellen Page requested that Wynne Neilly photograph him for the cover because he wanted another transgender person to be the photographer.

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24. Ellen Page hosted the television documentary series Gaycation alongside Ian Daniel, which earned him two Primetime Emmy Award nominations.

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