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Name: Ellen Page

Real name: Ellen Grace Philpotts-Page

Birth date: 21 of February 1987 (32 y.o.)

Place of birth: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Height: 155 cm Weight: 48 kg

Birth Sign: Pisces

Chinese zodiac: Rabbit

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Category: Actors biographies

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Ellen Page’s Biography

Ellen 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.
Canadian actress Ellen Page
Canadian actress Ellen Page

Childhood and adolescence

Ellen 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.
Young Ellen Page with relatives
Young Ellen Page with relatives
The girl was a real tomboy growing up – she preferred to be friends with boys, climbed trees, and loved to roller-skate, which often led to numerous bruises and cuts. In spite of this Ellen was unbelievably artistic and eagerly participated in children’s plays and productions, completely unbothered and without any fear of the audience. That is why her parents decided to enroll her at school with a strong theater program. The risk, as we all know, has paid off!

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.
By the time Ellen finished junior high, she managed to appear in a dozen films and became quite a well-known and recognized young Canadian actress. However, all that fame and success did not interfere with her education, as she continued her studies at Queen Elizabeth High School, and later enrolled at Vaughan Road Academy.

Acting career

Ellen 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.
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.
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.
Ellen Page in Hard Candy
Ellen Page in Hard Candy
This role was Ellen’s claim to fame. After starring in an indie drama Mouth to Mouth, Ellen Page was cast as one of the mutants, Kitty Pryde, in a superhero blockbuster X-Men: The Last Stand, where she had a chance to work with Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry and Famke Janssen.
Ellen Page in X-Men: The Last Stand
Ellen Page in X-Men: The Last Stand
In 2007 Ellen took on a leading role in a crime drama film An American Crime, based on the true horrific story. She portrayed a teenager Sylvia, who was forcibly retained at the basement and tortured by a woman, Sylvia’s parents paid to take care of their kids. Interestingly enough, another movie based on that same story – The Girl Next Door came out that same year.
Ellen Page’s audition for Juno
That same year she was cast as a pregnant teenager, who decided to give her baby up for adoption, in a coming of age teen comedy film Juno, alongside Michael Cera and Jennifer Garner. Ellen’s brilliant performance yielded her numerous nominations for various prestigious awards, including the Golden Globes and the Academy Award for Best Actress. It is after that particular role that critics as well as general audience began taking her seriously and highest ranked directors considered the young actress for deeper, more dramatic roles.
Ellen Page in Juno
Ellen Page in Juno
Ellen’s career steadily progressed and in 2010 she appeared in a science fiction action Inception together with Leonardo DiCaprio and in Woody Allen’s magical realist romantic comedy To Rome with Love where Page starred alongside a whole myriad of Hollywood’s A-list celebrities. In 2014 she reprised her role in the seventh installment of the X-Men film series – X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Ellen Page in Inception
Ellen Page in Inception

Ellen Page’s personal life

The personal life of The Tiny Canadian (that’s what some critics and fans lovingly call Ellen) matches her rebellious personality: it is just as bold and unpredictable. In 2006 Ellen dated her X-Men: The Last Stand co-star Ben Foster. Their relationship was a short one and it was Ellen’s last known relationship with a man.
Ellen Page with ex-boyfriend Ben Foster
Ellen Page with ex-boyfriend Ben Foster
In 2014 Ellen Page came out as gay during a speech at the Human Rights Campaign conference in Las Vegas. After that she became public about her relationships with women and could often be seen with her then-girlfriend, an artist, Samantha Thomas.
Ellen Page with Samantha Thomas
Ellen Page with Samantha Thomas
Soon after the couple’s break-up, Ellen was spotted with a new love interest, dancer and choreographer, Emma Portner. They frequented red carpets and other events together, so no one was really surprised when Emma and Ellen got married in January of 2018.
Ellen Page with girlfriend Emma Portner
Ellen Page with girlfriend Emma Portner
Ellen Page is vegan, she also practices meditation and yoga. Animal rights organization PETA named her and Jared Leto the Sexiest Vegetarians of 2014.
Ellen Page’s speech in support of the LGBT community

Ellen Page today

In 2017 Ellen portrayed a medical student, obsessed with the idea of afterlife, in a remake of a science fiction psychological horror Flatliners.
Ellen Page in Flatliners
Ellen Page in Flatliners
She has also landed a role in an upcoming Netflix series, based on the comic books, The Umbrella Academy, which is set to premier in February of 2019.
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