Born on February 21, 1987, in Halifax (Canada), Ellen Page was only ten years old when she made her debut in front of the camera, in the TV movie Pit Pony, where her performance earned her a nomination for the Gemini Awards for Best Actress.
An award that she will obtain, subsequently, twice, for her roles in the ReGenesis series, as well as in the television movie Mrs Ashboro’s Cat. In the meantime, it will have been possible to see his face on the big screen, thanks to Love That Boy (2003), then Marion Bridge (2002), crowned with the Best Canadian Film Award at the Toronto Film Festival, and which earned him the ACTRA Maritimes Award for Best Actress.
In 2006, after having registered her name in the credits of Rebelle Adolescence and Wilby Wonderful. She took up a real challenge for an actress of her age and slipped into the skin of a teenager who takes a paedophile into her trap. Her performance makes Hard Candy a little more terrifying, and David Slade’s film met with great acclaim when it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2005.
The following year, Ellen Page made her first box stop. “Blockbuster,” and plays Kitty Pryde, one of the X-Men in the episode directed by Brett Ratner ( X-Men the Final Showdown). In the combination of this young girl capable of crossing walls, she does not go unnoticed, despite her small size (1.55 meters) and the cohort of stars that surrounds her ( Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Famke Janssen ).
But his real revelation to the general public came with Juno (2008), the second film by Jason Reitman ( Thank You for Smoking). She plays the title role, and where her performance is unanimous, to the point of earning her numerous awards, as well as a nomination for the Golden Globes (Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical) and the Oscars (Best Actress). Visibly launched, Ellen Page then gives the reply to Catherine Keener ( An American Crime ), as well as to Dennis Quaid, Sarah Jessica Parker and Thomas Haden Church in Smart People (2009).
Often where we do not expect it and leading a career as brilliant as it is atypical, the young actress plays a teenager a bit rebellious in the first film by Drew Barrymore which explores the little-known world of roller derby ( Bliss, 2010). She also recruited as a trainee by Leonardo DiCaprio in the thriller with multiple dimensions of Christopher Nolan, Inception, And falls in love with Jesse Eisenberg in the film of Woody Allen set in the very cinematic Italian capital, To Rome with Love (2012).