Ellen Philpotts-Page was born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on February 21, 1987, to parents Martha Philpotts, a teacher, and Dennis Page, a graphic designer.
She attended the Halifax Grammar School until the 10th grade , studied for a while at Queen Elizabeth High School and graduated in 2005 at the Shambhala School. Ellen Page also spent two years in Toronto, Ontario studying in the Interact Program at Vaughan Road Academy with her close friend Canadian actor Mark Rendall. Growing up, Ellen Page enjoyed playing with action figures and climbing trees.
Ellen Page received both Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for “Best Actress” for her role as the title character in the film “Juno”. She won back-to-back Austin Film Critics Association Awards for “B
est Actress” for her roles in “Juno” and “Hard Candy”.
A. O. Scott of the New York Times said she has "frighteningly talented" and Roger Ebert said "Has there been a better performance this year than Ellen Page's creation of Juno? I do not think so". Ellen Page was nominated for an Academy Award for “Best Actress” for her performance in “Juno”, but lost to Marion Cotillard in La Vie En Rose
She is also known for her starring roles in “Inception”, “Smart People” and “Whip It”, and as Katherine "Kitty" Pryde in “X-Men: The Last Stand”. In addition, Ellen Page received attention in Canada for award-winning roles in “Pit Pony” and “Marion Bridge”, as well as TV shows “Trailer Park Boys” and “ReGenesis”.
Why is Ellen Page famous?
Ellen Page is a young Canadian actress.
Why do we like Ellen Page?
In 2008, Ellen Page was nominated for “Time's 100 Most Influential People”, listed placed #86 on FHM's “Sexiest Women in the World” list, and moved up to #70 for 2010. In June 2008, Ellen Page was named on Entertainment Weekly's future “A-List” stars list.
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