Elliot Page (born February 21, 1987 as Ellen Page) is a Canadian actor and producer. He has been nominated for numerous awards, including an Oscar, two BAFTA and Emmy nods, and a Satellite Award.
Page originally gained prominence for his appearance in the television series Pit Pony (1997–2000), for which he was nominated for a Young Artist Award, and for his recurrent performances in Trailer Park Boys (2002) and ReGenesis (2004). One of Page’s first roles in a film widely released in the United States was in the 2003 television film Going For Broke.
Page’s breakout role was in the 2005 film Hard Candy, for which he won an Austin Film Critics Association Award and was nominated for an Empire Award. He was nominated for an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards, a Critics’ Choice Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for his portrayal of the eponymous character in Jason Reitman’s 2007 film Juno. At the time, he was the fourth-youngest candidate for the Academy Award for Best Actress.
Page’s performances in The Tracey Fragments (2007), Whip It (2009), Super (2010), Inception (2010), and Tallulah (2010) have brought her extra acclaim and appreciation (2016). He has also portrayed Kitty Pryde in the X-Men films The Last Stand (2006) and Days of Future Past (2014), produced and appeared in the film Freeheld (2015), and made his directing debut with the documentary There’s Something in the Water (2019).
In Beyond: Two Souls (2013), he delivered voice acting and motion-capture acting for the main character, for which he was nominated for a BAFTA Games Award. His latter television credits include anchoring the documentary series Gaycation (2016–2017) and portraying Viktor Hargreeves in the Netflix series The Umbrella Academy (2019–present).
Early Life and Education of Elliot Page
Page was born on February 21, 1987, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to teacher Martha Philpotts and graphic designer Dennis Page. Prior to transitioning, he was assigned female at birth and used his natal name, Ellen. Page attended Halifax Grammar School through the tenth grade, after which she attended Queen Elizabeth High School.
Page spent two years in Toronto, studying in the Interact Program at Vaughan Road Academy, alongside his close friend and fellow Canadian actor Mark Rendall, following his 2005 graduation from the Shambhala School.
Career and Nominations of Elliot
Page debuted in front of the camera in 1997, at the age of 10, as Maggie Maclean in the CBC Television movie Pit Pony, which eventually spawned a 1999-2000 television series of the same name. He was nominated for a Young Artist Award for this performance. Page portrayed Joanie in the 2002 film Marion Bridge, which is notable for being his debut appearance in a feature-length film.
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In the same year, he was cast in the recurring role of Treena Lahey in five episodes of the television series Trailer Park Boys. Page had roles in the 2003 films Touch & Go and Love That Boy, as well as the 2003 television films Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story and Ghost Cat. He earned the Gemini Award for Best Performance in a Children’s or Youth Program or Series for his work on Ghost Cat.
In 2004, Page starred in the drama Wilby Wonderful, for which he was nominated for a Genie Award and won an award at the Atlantic Film Festival. Also in 2004, he got a recurring part in season 1 of the television series ReGenesis as the protagonist’s daughter, Lilith Sandstrom.
Personal Life of Elliot Page
Regarding abortion rights, Page identified himself as a pro-choice feminism in 2008. He was one of thirty celebrities who participated in a series of web advertisements for US Campaign for Burma in 2008, asking for the end of Myanmar’s military regime.
Page is a vegan, and PETA named him and Jared Leto the Sexiest Vegetarians of 2014 along with Leto. He is an agnostic, having stated that religion “has always been used to explain discrimination, as well as beautiful things.”
Page, who presented as female at the time, came out as gay at a speech at the Human Rights Campaign’s “Time to Thrive” conference in Las Vegas on February 14, 2014. In November 2017, Page said that he had been outed at age 18 by X-Men: The Last Stand director Brett Ratner.
Anna Paquin, who was present when Ratner made the remark, supported his story, stating that she was present when Ratner made the remark. In a lengthy Facebook post, Page thanked individuals who spoke out against harassment and lamented the pattern of those who continued to remain silent.
Act as Transgender in Umbrella Academy
In the upcoming third season of the Netflix series “The Umbrella Academy,” the actor Elliot Page’s character will come out as transgender.In the first two seasons of the superhero show, Page portrayed the cisgender woman Vanya Hargreeves. However, in season three, the character is renamed Viktor Hargreeves.
Elliot Page is “proud” and “happy” that their gender transition in real life will be reflected in their “Umbrella Academy” persona.Page, who uses he/they pronouns, and Netflix confirmed in March that the 35-year-old actor’s character, Viktor Hargreeves, would use he/him pronouns in the Wednesday-airing third season of the superhero series.
Tuesday, the Oscar-nominated actress from “Juno” appeared on “Late Night With Seth Meyers” to discuss the character’s decision to come out as transgender. Page stated that “Umbrella Academy” showrunner Steve Blackman was “very enthusiastic” about integrating trans identity into the show.
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