Ellen Page

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Ellen Page is a Canadian actress, who first started her career with various roles in television shows. She rose to prominence with her venture into films and garnered praise for her youthful acting skills. She has also worked in the gaming industry by providing her voice and motion capture for mainstream games. She has collectively won around more than 25 awards, including being nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress, a Golden Globe Award, and a BAFTA.

Born as Ellen Philpotts-Page to Martha Philpotts and Dennis Page  in Halifax, Nova Scotia on February 21, 1987, Page was an eccentric child with a flair for performing. Up till grade 10, She attended the Halifax Grammar School, then moved to Queen Elizabeth High School, finally graduating from the Shambhala School in 2005. She then spent around two years in Toronto, enrolled and participated in the Interact Program at Vaughan Road Academy.

Ellen Page started her career at the age of ten, starring the CBC television movie Pit Pony and its subsequent television series. This experience opened up more opportunities for her in other television productions such as the second season of Trailer Park Boys, and Mouth to Mouth, which was an independent film being shot in Europe. Her first taste of praise came from the movie Hard Candy (2005), as she was continuously commended for her complex acting skills by numerous publications. She also starred in X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) as Shadowcat, a young girl with the ability to walk through walls. In doing so, she become the first person to portray the main character in an X-Men movie.

However, her real breakthrough came in the form of the movie Juno (2007), where she plays as a titular character, a young teenage girl who faces an unplanned pregnancy and must now come to terms with the challenges of adulthood that are prematurely befalling on her. The movie earned her more than 20 prestigious awards and became a cornerstone for her to spearhead her career from. She continued her work ethic by appearing in a few more movies immediately following Juno, such as The Tracy Fragments (2008), An American Crime (2007), The Stone Angel (2007) and Smart People (2008). She also starred in Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut, Whip It (2009). Her second breakthrough came in the form of the Christopher Nolan directed thriller Inception (2010). The movie and Page earned critical acclaim and unanimous praise from numerous critics, publications and peers. She also appeared in the films Peacock (2010), Super (2010) and was also set to appear in a brand new HBO drama series Tilda, however the show was dropped by the network due to creative differences between the creators. She co-starred in the 2011 Woody Allen film, To Rome With Love and also reprised her role as Kitty for the movie X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014). Since then, Page her confirmed that she will be making her directorial debut and that it will be called Miss Stevens and will star Anna Faris as the titular role, with a script written by Julia Hart.

Other than acting, Page has also provided her voice and likeliness for a number of projects. She appeared as a guest star in the episode “Waverly Hills 9-0-2-1-D’oh” of The Simpsons, portraying a character by the name of Alaska Nebraska, which was essentially a parody of Hannah Montana. In 2012, Page provided her voice and likeliness for the Quantic Dreams video game Beyond: Two Souls (2013), in which she voices the titular character.

Page apart from acting, regularly works for numerous charities all around the world. She is a feminist by choice and practices a vegan lifestyle. She has also recently come out as gay at the Human Rights Campaign’s “Time to Thrive” conference held on February 14, 2014. She currently lives in her hometown of Halifax.    

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