Ellen Page

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Ellen Page

Born

2/21/1987, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Birth Name

Ellen Philpotts-Page

Gender

Female

Also Known As

Ellen Philpotts-Page, Ellen Philpotts Page
9.1
out of 10
User Rating
105 votes

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Ellen Page, born February 21, 1987 in Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada, is most known for brilliantly playing the witty and cynical pregnant teen Juno in the movie of the same name. Having begun her professional acting career when she was 10 with the TV Series Pit Pony,…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Awards & Nominations:
      - for Juno
      2007 (W) - Best Actress, Austin Film Critics Awards
      2007 (W) - Best Actress, Chicago Film Critics Association Awards
      2007 (W) - Best Actress, Florida Film Critics Circle Awards
      2007 (W) - Pauline Kael Breakout Award, Florida Film Critics Circle Awards
      2007 (W) - Breakthrough Award, Gotham Awards
      2007 (W) - Best Actress, Las Vegas Film Critics Circle Awards
      2007 (W) - Breakthrough on Camera, Phoenix Film Critics Circle Awards
      2007 (W) - Best Female Performance, Toronto Film Critics Circle Awards, tied with Julie Christie for Away from Her
      2007 (W) - Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical, Satellite Awards
      2008 (N) - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, Academy Awards
      2008 (N) - Best Leading Actress, BAFTA Awards
      2008 (N) - Rising Star Award, BAFTA Awards
      2008 (N) - Best Actress, Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards
      2008 (W) - Best Actress, Central Ohio Film Critics Association Awards
      2008 (N) - Best Actress, Chlotrudis Awards
      2008 (N) - Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy, Golden Globe Awards
      2008 (W) - Best Female Lead, Independent Spirit Awards
      2008 (W) - Best Female Performance, MTV Movie Awards
      2008 (N) - Best Kiss, MTV Movie Awards, shared with Michael Cera
      2008 (W) - Best Female Breakthrough Performance, National Board of Review Awards
      2008 (N) - Best Female Performance, National Movie Awards (UK)
      2008 (N) - Best Actress, Online Film Critics Society Awards
      2008 (N) - Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role, Screen Actors Guild Awards
      2008 (W) - Choice Movie Actress: Comedy, Teen Choice Awards
      2008 (W) - Choice Movie Breakout Female, Teen Choice Awards
      2009 (N) - Best Actress, Empire Awards

      - for Others
      2000 (N) - Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or Series, Gemini Awards, for Pit Pony
      2002 (N) - Best Performance in a TV Drama Series - Leading Young Actress, Young Artist Awards, for Pit Pony
      2003 (W) - Outstanding Female Performance, ACTRA Awards, for Marion Bridge
      2003 (N) - Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series, ACTRA Awards, for Trailer Park Boys, shared with castmates
      2004 (W) - Atlantic Canadian Award Outstanding Performance by an Actor - Female, Atlantic Film Festival, for Wilby Wonderful
      2004 (W) - Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or Series, Gemini Awards, for Mrs. Ashboro's Cat
      2004 (W) - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series, Gemini Awards, for ReGenesis episode, "Blackout"
      2004 (N) - Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or Series, Gemini Awards, for Mrs. Ashboro's Cat
      2005 (N) - Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Genie Awards, for Wilby Wonderful
      2007 (W) - Canadian Award Best Actress, Atlantic Film Festival, for The Tracey Fragments
      2007 (W) - Best Actress, Austin Film Critics Awards, for Hard Candy
      2007 (N) - Best Actress, Chlotrudis Awards, for Hard Candy
      2007 (N) - Best Female Newcomer, Empire Awards, for Hard Candy
      2007 (W) - Hollywood Breakthrough Award, Hollywood Film Festival
      2007 (N) - Best Breakthrough Performance, Online Film Critics Society Awards, for Hard Candy
      2008 (W) - Best Actress in a Canadian Film, Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards, for The Tracey Fragments
      2008 (N) - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, Genie Awards, for The Tracey Fragments

    • List Appearances & Rankings:
      2008 - listed, Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People
      2008 - listed, People magazine's 100 Most Beautiful People (Beautiful at Every Age: 21)
      2008 - No.08, Entertainment Weekly's 30 Under 30: The Actresses
      2008 - No.10, Moviefone's 25 Hottest Actors Under 25
      2008 - No.61, FHM Online's FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in the World
      2008 - No.86, FHM's FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in the World
      2008 - No.06, AfterEllen.com's Hot 100
      2009 - No.96, AIM's 100 Celebs Under 25
      2009 - No.06, lovefilm.com's Best Actress Under 30 Poll

    • In 2007, Ellen went backpacking with a friend around Serbia and Romania which are parts of the world that she has long been fascinated with.

    • During her youth, Ellen played competitive football in Halifax. She played the position of right wing/midfield.

    • While growing up, Ellen loved playing with action figures and climbing up trees.

    • Favorites:
      Books - The Spell of the Sensuous and The Moon by Whale Light by David Abram, A Natural History of the Senses by Diane Ackerman, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
      Actresses - Catherine Keener, Samantha Morton, Laura Linney
      Movies - The 400 Blows, Badlands, My Summer of Love, Thank You for Smoking
      TV Shows - The Office, Family Guy, The Simpsons
      Music - New Young Pony Club, Radiohead, Joanna Newsom, Bjork, Cat Power, Beethoven, Patti Smith
      Food - Sushi

    • Ellen says that her former roommates once gave her the nickname "The Tiny Canadian". Her nickname when playing soccer is "Peeps".

    • Ellen owns a house in Halifax and has an apartment in New York City.

    • Her role models include Kate Winslet, Sissy Spacek, and Patti Smith.

    • Ellen considers herself to be a feminist and tries to steer clear of the "stereotypical roles for teenage girls" because she finds them to be "sexist".

    • After filming the movie Marion Bridge (2003), Ellen realized acting is what she wanted to do for the rest of her life.

    • Ellen had to wear hair extensions for X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) as she had shaved her head bald for her role in Mouth to Mouth (2004)

    • Ellen is good friends with Ben Foster, her co-star in X-Men: The Last Stand and Olivia Thirlby, her co-star in Juno.

    • Ellen's father, Dennis Page, is a graphic designer while her mother, Martha Phillpotts, is a teacher. Her parents are divorced. She has one older stepbrother and one older stepsister.

    • Ellen is the third actress to play Kitty Pryde/Shadowcat in the X-Men movies, replacing Katie Stuart from X2: X-Men United (2003), who replaced Sumela Kay from X-Men (2000). Ellen played Kitty in X-Men: The Last Stand (2006).

    • Ellen is known for being hyperactive and loves playing basketball, soccer, downhill skiing, track and field, cycling, snowboarding, running, swimming and hiking.

    • Ellen is five feet tall. Her hair is dark brown and her eyes are brown.

    • Ellen was in the play Charlie and the Chocolate Factory when she was in grade five. Ellen played Charlie.

    • When she was 10 years old, Ellen began drama training at the Neptune Theatre School. She attended three different high schools and graduated at Shambhala School in Halifax. She also trained under the Interact program at the Vaughan Road Academy (VRA) in Toronto for two years.

  • Quotes

    • Ellen Page: (about "Juno") I read the script...and I really connected to this girl. These was like a lot of people I know, but branching away from that common stereotype in popular media. Pretty much all I wanted to do was play Juno. I was kind of obsessive about it.

    • Ellen Page: (about her title character in the movie "Juno") It's a teenage female lead we've never seen before. She dresses like she wants, and doesn't apologize for it... Girls haven't had that sort of character before. We don't have our Catcher in the Rye.

    • Ellen Page: (on making movies after her widely successful role in "Juno") People expect me to do some kind of gritty look-at-me-I'm-such-an-actor thing, but that would have felt contrived.

    • Ellen Page: The Breakfast Club really bothered me. This is, like, an iconic movie, and the coolest character, Ally Sheedy, goes from being this interesting, quirky girl to being made "hot" so she can make out with frickin' Emilio Estevez? Give me a break!

    • Ellen Page: I think that films with young female roles are ridden with stereotype. As corny as it sounds, acting is an emotional journey. My heart has to be in it, or else I'm just going to suck.

    • Ellen Page: Judging people you don't know for things you don't understand is just really stupid.

    • Ellen Page: I don't care if people like my character. I just want them to think about the movie's message.

    • Ellen Page: The thing I like about acting is being able to lose yourself completely in someone else. I'm not that comfortable when I get recognized.

    • Ellen Page: When I feel strongly about something, I'm not so quiet.

    • Ellen Page: I don't really want to do the Hollywood thing. I think you ought to try to say something with your movies.

    • Ellen Page: (her career mantra) Remaining as honest as possible and having the control to play roles that are fulfilling and challenging to me and that I feel passionate about.

    • Ellen Page: I just respond to stories with a feisty edge to them.

    • Ellen Page: Acting was not even remotely my goal when I was younger, but the auditioning really turned into something.

    • Ellen Page: Everybody has a dark side and a light side as well... If you have an honest character, then both sides will come out. So I think that is typically what happens with my roles.

    • Ellen Page: It can be crazy because you experience things on films which you don't at your age and it can get unnerving sometimes.

    • Ellen Page: (on her character Hayley in "Hard Candy") I read the script and was extremely excited. I wasn't used to a screenplay being written for a teenager this way. The character had so much intelligence and passion. That really turned me on.

SUBMIT REVIEW
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    10
    Ellen Page is the epitome of what young Hollywood should be.She is a great actress and modest.Although she was not known (until Juno of course) her breakthrough performance was in Hard Candy.For being so young and knowing so little of the industry she really delivered.I am a huge fan and will be for years to come.She is so pretty and talented which is what Hollywood is supposed to be.Finally there is someone young in the entertainment business who didnt get the job because of how rich or pretty or glamourous she was but actually got the job because of her incredible talent.moreless
  • She's great

    9.5
    My new added actress on my fave ones list is who else than, Ellen Page. She's really really cool, beyond that "Look at me I'm a freaking movie star, give me some small and hairless puppies to carry out in my Prada bag". I have seen her in the movie called Candy, an impressive role, and she acted very and incredibly well! She can act, that's for sure. But the movie that convinced me of it was the new one, this movie from 2008, Juno. It's really great! The message was well kept thorugh the acting, good job girl! Also, I like her personality, you can see she's not your average b**chy hollywood actress. A thing to appreaciate at her.moreless
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