Diagnosed with ADHD.
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.
• 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.
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'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.
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.
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