Elliot Page is a Canadian actor and producer. He has garnered numerous awards and nominations, including an Oscar nomination, two BAFTA and Emmy nods, and a Satellite Award.

Page rose to prominence after appearing in the television series Pit Pony (1997–2000), for which he was nominated for a Young Artist Award, as well as recurring appearances in Trailer Park Boys (2002) and ReGenesis (2004). Going For Broke, a 2003 made-for-television film, was one of Page’s first roles in a mainstream United States-distributed film. Page made his cinematic debut in Hard Candy (2005), for which he earned an Austin Film Critics Association Award and was nominated for an Empire Award. He was nominated for an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards, a Critics’ Choice Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for his work in Jason Reitman’s film Juno (2007), for which he won critical praise. He was the fourth-youngest nominee for the Academy Award for Best Actress at the time, at the age of 20.

Elliot Page gender transition

Page came out as transgender on his social media platforms on December 1, 2020, using the pronouns he and they and revealing his name, Elliot.

Page added that the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as anti-transgender sentiments in politics and the news cycle, influenced his decision to come out about his gender identification. Page “will now be an inspiration to innumerable trans and non-binary people,” according to GLAAD spokesperson Nick Adams.

On the same day, Page’s then-wife, Emma Portner, voiced her support for him coming out on Instagram, stating she was “very proud” of him. Netflix sent out the following tweet: “I’m very proud of our hero! Elliot, we adore you!” Following the news, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and a number of celebrities, including Ellen DeGeneres, James Gunn, and Kumail Nanjiani, showed their support for Page.

On the same day, Netflix said that the credits in its streaming library would be updated to reflect Page’s new name. By December 8, all of the changes had been finished.

Page was the first openly trans man to appear on the cover of Time magazine on March 29 / April 5, 2021.

He asked Wynne Neilly to photograph him for the cover because he wanted another transgender person to shoot him.

In the featured piece, he identified as gay and non-binary, and revealed that he was recovering from top surgery, which he regarded as “not only life-changing but lifesaving.” Page also said that when he was nine years old, “I had the sensation of being a boy… I wanted to be a boy when I grew up. I’d ask my mother if I could be one day.”

Elliot Page gender at birth

Page was born on February 21, 1987, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to teacher Martha Philpotts and graphic designer Dennis Page. Prior to transitioning, he was assigned female at birth and went by the name Ellen. Page went to Halifax Grammar School till grade 10 and then went to Queen Elizabeth High School for a while. Page spent two years in Toronto after graduating from the Shambhala School in 2005, studying in the Interact Program at Vaughan Road Academy with close friend and fellow Canadian actor Mark Rendall.

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