Ellen Page’s BiographyEllen Page is a famous Canadian actress, who received worldwide recognition after her leading role in a thriller Hard Candy in 2005. The young actress has also received an Academy Awards nomination for her outstanding performance in a coming of age comedy Juno.
Childhood and adolescenceEllen was born and raised in Halifax, situated in Nova Scotia in the Eastern part of Canada. Her father, Dennis Page, was a graphic designer at the local design studio, and her mother, Martha Philpotts Page, was a teacher.
Teachers noticed Ellen’s acting potential right away, so the aspiring actress was actively involved in all the theater plays. When the girl was just 10 years old, she made her television debut in a television movie Pit Pony. Ellen was outstanding and very convincing in that role and was later cast to play in the spin-off television series. She later appeared in a number of Canadian feature films, including Marion Bridge, Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story, Going for Broke, Wilby Wonderful, and many others.
Acting careerEllen landed her first starring role in a thriller Hard Candy when she was only 17. She portrayed a young teenage girl on a mission to seek revenge on a glamour photographer, who she thinks is a pedophile (played by Patrick Wilson). The film received mixed reviews from the audience mainly, as some considered the character’s ways and methods to be way too extreme and cruel, while the critics were blown away by Page’s tremendous talent.
Ellen confirmed that she took inspiration from Jodie Foster’s character from a drama film The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane, which came out in 1977.In this movie, the whole concept of good versus bad is askew, – a 17-year old actress commented, – one moment you feel sympathy for a character — and the next, you feel utter hatred.