Elliot Page Biography

(Actor, Producer and the First Openly Trans Man to Appear on the Cover of 'Time' Magazine.)

Birthday: February 21, 1987 (Pisces)

Born In: Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada

Elliot Page formerly known as Ellen Page is a Canadian actor and producer. He was born as a female but in 2014, he publicly came out as a gay woman. On December 1, 2020, Page came out as a transgender and specified his pronouns as he/him and they/them. As an actor, he first came to limelight in 2007 when he portrayed the title character in the coming-of-age comedy drama film, Juno, for which he won the Teen Choice Award for Best Actress Comedy and the Independent Spirit Award. This role also got him nominated at the Academy Awards, the BAFTA, and the Golden Globe Awards. During his growing up years, Elliot Page enjoyed playing with action figures and developed an interest in acting as well. Beginning his acting career at the tender age of ten, he went on to gain fame as a young and upcoming actress. He received his big break with his appearance in the 2006 superhero film X-Men: The Last Stand as ‘Kitty Pryde / Shadowcat’. In the ensuing years, he appeared in numerous other popular films like Whip It, Touchy Feel, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and My Days of Mercy. Elliot won the Vancouver Film Critics Award for Best Actress for his role in the 2007 drama film The Tracey Fragments. Also active on TV, he has featured in the CBC series Pit Pony and the Canadian television show ReGenesis.

Quick Facts

Canadian Celebrities Born In February

Gender: transgender

Also Known As: Ellen Page

Age: 37 Years


Spouse/Ex-: Emma Portner (2018; divorced 2021)

father: Dennis Page

mother: Martha Phillpotts

Born Country: Canada

Actors Pisces Actors

Height: 1.55 m

Personality: INTP

Ancestry: English Canadian


Elliot Page’s career started at the age of ten when she appeared in the television movie Pit Pony in 1997. The TV film was later made into a television series in which he reprised his recurring role of Maggie Maclean. In 2002, he appeared as Treena Lahey in Mike Clattenburg’s Canadian mockumentary television series Trailer Park Boys. The same year, he appeared in the movie Marion Bridge as ‘Joanie’; the film won the Best Canadian First Feature Film award.

In 2005, he appeared in a drama film titled Mouth to Mouth and also in the same year, he appeared as Hayley Stark in the thriller film Hard Cand’. He portrayed the character of a fourteen-year-old girl who traps and tortures a man whom she believes to be a sexual predator. Page was lauded for his acting, which according to many, was “one of the most disturbing yet bold and a complex performance”.

Elliot Page appeared in the American superhero film X-Men: The Last Stand as ‘Kitty Pryde / Shadowcat’ in 2006. Eight years later, he reprised the character in X-Men: Days of Future Past. In 2007, he appeared in Juno, a coming-of-age comedy drama independent movie, which changed her stature as an actor. He portrayed Juno MacGuff in the film which earned him a nomination at the 80th Academy Awards in the Best Actress category which he lost to Marion Cotillard for her performance in the French biographical film La Vie en Rose. Page won a Satellite Award and a Canadian Comedy Award among others for her work in Juno.

In 2007, he portrayed the character of the unfortunate 16-year-old ‘Sylvia Likens’ who was brutally tortured for over three months and later killed by Gertrude Baniszewski in the film ‘An American Crime’. The film was based on a true story and Page was lauded for his portrayal of Likens. In the ensuing years, she appeared in films like Smart People, and The Stone Angel before portraying Bliss Cavendar in the sports comedy-drama film,�Whip It, in 2009.

Elliot Page appeared alongside Marion Cotillard, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Christopher Nolan’s directorial venture Inception in 2010. He played a significant part in the thriller sci-fi movie. Impressed by his performances, Woody Allen picked him for his directorial venture To Rome with Love which also starred Alec Baldwin, Penélope Cruz, Roberto Benigni, and Jesse Eisenberg. He portrayed Monica in the film which was based on four separate storylines.

In the following years, he appeared in films like The East (2013), Into the Forest (2015), Tallulah (2016), My Days of Mercy (2017), and Flatliners (2017). He also provided his voice to the 2013 video game Beyond: Two Souls.

In 2019, he starred in the Netflix miniseries Tales of the City and co-directed and co-produced the documentary There's Something in the Water.

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Family & Personal Life

Elliot Page was born as Ellen Page in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on February 21, 1987, to Martha Philpotts, a teacher by profession, and Dennis Page, a graphic designer. He attended Queen Elizabeth High School and later graduated from the Shambhala School. He follows a vegan lifestyle and was named as one of the Sexiest Vegetarians of 2014 along with Jared Leto by PETA.

At a human rights campaign in Las Vegas on February 14, 2014, Page who was till then presenting as female, came out as a gay. On December 1, 2020, Page came out as transgender and revealed his new name, Elliot.

In January 2018, Page informed that he has married Canadian dancer Emma Portner. The couple separated in mid-2020 and divorced in 2021.


MTV Movie & TV Awards
2011 Best Scared-As-Shit Performance Inception (2010)
2008 Best Female Performance Juno (2007)

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