Ellen Page is a Hollywood actress and producer of Canadian origin. She gained prominence in the early 2000s for starring on TV shows like Pit Pony, Trailer Park Boys, and ReGenesis. However, this former teen star has since transitioned into a full-fledged Hollywood leading lady.
To moviegoers, she is well known for playing the character Kitty Pryde in the highly successful X-Men film series. The talented actress reached a major career milestone for her portrayal of the titular character in the 2007 comedy film Juno which earned her nominations for an Oscar, a BAFTA, a Golden Globe and a SAG Award.
Who Is Ellen Page?
She was born Ellen Grace Philpotts-Page on the 21st day of February 1987. She was born and raised in Halifax, a municipality in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. Her mother Martha Philpotts is a school teacher while her father Dennis Page is a graphic art professional. She had her early education at Halifax Grammar School. For high school, she attended Queen Elizabeth High School and later transferred to the Shambhala School.
Movies and TV Shows
Ellen Page had her first screen role starring as Maggie MacLean on the CBC made-for-TV movie Pit Pony (1997). She equally reprised the same role when the film was adapted into a 2-season long TV series Pit Pony (1999-2000). Afterwards, she landed a spot on the main cast of season 2 of the sitcom Trailer Park Boys (2002) and she also featured in the telefilms Homeless to Harvard (2003), Ghost Cat (2003) and I Downloaded a Ghost (2004). The talented actress also played a recurring character on the Canadian TV series ReGenesis (2004) in addition to numerous guest appearances on other TV shows.
Page has also recorded some notable big-screen credits in the course of her flourishing career. She marked her feature film debut in Marion Bridge (2002) followed by roles in Wilby Wonderful (2004), Hard Candy (2005) and Mouth to Mouth (2005). In the superhero film X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), she portrayed the character Kitty Pryde which she reprised in the film’s sequel X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014).
Ellen Page ultimately cemented her Hollywood A-list status when she played the lead character Juno MacGuff in the highly-acclaimed comedy film Juno (2007). The Canadian actress received much praise for her performance as she won over 20 awards including the MTV Movie Award and Teen Choice Award for Best Actress Comedy. This career-defining performance also fetched her an Academy Award nomination, the first of her career, as well as BAFTA, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations.
Following her breakout role on Juno, the talented actress has continued to wow moviegoers with brilliant performances in films like An American Crime (2007), The Tracey Fragments (2007), Whip It (2009), Touchy Feely (2013), Freeheld (2015), Tallulah (2016) and Flatliners (2017). Ellen Page also served as the host of the 2-season long documentary series (2016-17). She portrays the lead character Vanya Hargreeves/ The White Violin on the Netflix series The Umbrella Academy (2019-) and she is also on the main cast of another web series Tales of the City (2019-).
Is Ellen Page Gay Or Lesbian?
Ellen Page is an openly gay woman. The Hollywood actress made a self-disclosure of her sexual orientation on February 14, 2014, at a conference held in Las Vegas by the Human Rights Campaign, a leading LGBT advocacy group. Consequently, she was featured on the 2014 “40 Under 40” list of The Advocate, an LGBT-interest magazine. According to the actress, she has also come out to her parents when she was 19 years old.
Is She Married? Wife or Partner
Ellen Page is married to Emma Portner, a professional dancer, and choreographer. It is unclear when exactly they first got together but they are known to have hooked up via Instagram. They tied the knot on January 3, 2018, and live in Los Angeles.
Emma Portner was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, however, she moved to New York at age sixteen to study dance. She has since founded her own dance company, Emma Portner and Artists, in New York City and she also teaches contemporary jazz at the Broadway Dance Center, also in New York City.
Height and Other Body Stats
Ellen Page is 5 feet 1 inch (155 cm) tall. Her petite figure is one of her distinctive features and it earned her the nickname “The Tiny Canadian”. The gorgeous actress keeps her trim physique at a body weight of 48 kg (106 lb).