Ellen Page is a Canadian actress.
Let’s find out some interesting facts about her!
1. Ellen Grace Philpotts-Page was born February 21, 1987 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
2. She is the daughter of Martha Philpotts, a teacher, and Dennis Page, a graphic designer.
3. She attended the Halifax Grammar School until grade 10, spent some time at Queen Elizabeth High School, and graduated from the Shambhala School in 2005.
4. She also spent two years in Toronto, Ontario, studying in the Interact Program at Vaughan Road Academy, along with close friend and fellow Canadian actor Mark Rendall.
5. Growing up, Page enjoyed playing with action figures and climbing trees.
7. Page first acted in front of the camera in 1997 at age ten in the CBC television movie Pit Pony, which later spun off into a television series.
8. This led to more roles in several small Canadian films (including Marion Bridge, her first feature film role) and in television series, notably playing Treena Lahey in season two of Trailer Park Boys.
9. At 16, she was cast in Mouth to Mouth, an independent film shot in Europe.
10. Page starred in the 2005 movie Hard Candy as a young girl who takes a pedophile hostage, and won praise for “one of the most complex, disturbing and haunting performances of the year.”
11. For that film she won the Austin Film Critics Association’s Award for Best Actress.
12. Her breakthrough role was the title character in Jason Reitman’s comedy film Juno (2007), for which she received nominations for Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress, and won awards including the Independent Spirit Award, MTV Movie Award and Teen Choice Award for Best Actress Comedy.
13. Page portrayed Kitty Pryde in the X-Men series of films. She also appeared in the crime-drama film An American Crime (2007); the drama The Tracey Fragments (2007), a role that won her the Vancouver Film Critics Award for Best Actress; Smart People (2008); the sports-comedy-drama film Whip It (2009); Super (2010); and Inception (2010).
14. She also provided the voice acting, motion capture, and likeness for the character Jodie Holmes in the video game Beyond: Two Souls (2013).
15. In 2008, Page was one of 30 celebrities who participated in an online ad series for US Campaign for Burma, calling for an end to the military dictatorship in Burma.
16. She describes herself as a pro-choice feminist.
17. She attended Buddhist school in her youth and practised meditation and yoga. She practices a vegan lifestyle, and PETA named her and Jared Leto the Sexiest Vegetarians of 2014.
18. She is an atheist.
19. On February 14, 2014, Page came out as gay during a speech at the Human Rights Campaign’s “Time to Thrive” conference in Las Vegas.
20. In 2014, Page was included as part of The Advocate’s annual “40 Under 40” list.
21. In September 2015, Page confirmed that she is in a relationship with artist and surfer Samantha Thomas, with whom she walked the red carpet for the world premiere of the film Freeheld at the Toronto International Film Festival.
22. In October, she discussed their relationship on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.