Ellen Philpotts-Page also known by her stage name Ellen Page is a Canadian actress and activist . She was born on February 21, 1987, to Martha Philpotts, a teacher, and Dennis Page, a graphic designer. Page had a craving for acting at an extremely early age and attended the Neptune Theatre School in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Her career started off with small acting roles in Canadian television series as well as independent movies. Page's major break was in the 2007 drama-comedy 'Juno', which follows the story of precocious 16 year old Juno (Ellen Page) who unexpectedly falls pregnant. The independent movie sparked international awareness on teenage pregnancy.
Ellen Page has had considerable contributions to the communications industry, espeically towards the LGBTQ+ community. With her coming out as gay at the Human Rights Campaign's Time to Thrive conference, Page has since then continuously fought for women's rights, gay rights as well as environmentalism.
Gaycation, released on 2nd March 2016 is a documentary where both Ellen Page and her best friend, Ian Daniel, set off on a personal journey to explore LGBTQ+ cultures around the world. The 45 minute episodes delve in to stories of the people, how they came out, what it's like being queer in the culture they are from and many other things.
With all of the travelling for Gaycation, Page has teamed up with Jennifer Garner and an all female cast for a live reading of the film Juno. The event is a response to the Republican party cutting funds provided to the sexual health organisation, with Reitman saying it is a chance to inspire a new wave of protest.
Ellen Page has influenced millions including myself. She has been nothing but brave and authentic in who she is and what she does. She's explained in past interviews how brutal Hollywood and the acting industry can be, especially being queer but being her true herself is something that she strives to achieve in such a demanding industry.