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Ellen Page

Ellen Page

Birthday: 21 February 1987, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Birth Name: Ellen Philpotts-Page
Height: 155 cm

Ellen Philpotts-Page was born on February 21, 1987, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Martha Philpotts, a teacher, and Dennis Page, a graphic designer. Page wanted to start acting at an early age and attend ...Show more

Ellen Page
Judging people you don't know for things you don't understand is just really stupid. Judging people you don't know for things you don't understand is just really stupid.
For the role in An American Crime (2007), when I played someone who was starved and tortured, I lost Show more For the role in An American Crime (2007), when I played someone who was starved and tortured, I lost a lot of weight, and my body and my mind were drained. After that, people told me, You really need to do a comedy. And I said I am -- I'm playing a 16-year-old who gets pregnant! Hide
I don't care if people like my character. I just want them to think about the movie's message. I don't care if people like my character. I just want them to think about the movie's message.
I'm a tomboy from Nova Scotia. I'm a tomboy from Nova Scotia.
[on working with Woody Allen on To Rome with Love (2012)] People prepare you for the first meeting a Show more [on working with Woody Allen on To Rome with Love (2012)] People prepare you for the first meeting and tell you it will be very short. And it is. I think I met him for seven minutes. I've never worked with a director who is as quiet and reserved. And that was weirdly intimidating. Not that I need someone to tell me I'm doing a good job. I don't. But his quietness made me wonder if what I was doing and what he was seeing was working. Hide
I loved that this girl was mature in some ways, and naive in other ways. Juno (2007) is different fr Show more I loved that this girl was mature in some ways, and naive in other ways. Juno (2007) is different from what we normally see in films about teenagers -- but, at the same time, she has a lot in common with most of the people I knew in high school. There are a lot of really intelligent teenage girls and boys who are unique and don't just listen to and dress like Britney Spears, and who don't just want to fuck the hot guy. Hide
I don't really want to do the Hollywood thing. I think you ought to try to say something with your m Show more I don't really want to do the Hollywood thing. I think you ought to try to say something with your movies. Hide
When I was 12, I realized I was very uncomfortable having my parents on set. So I told them that, an Show more When I was 12, I realized I was very uncomfortable having my parents on set. So I told them that, and they understood. Hide
As a girl, you're supposed to love Sleeping Beauty. I mean, who wants to love Sleeping Beauty when y Show more As a girl, you're supposed to love Sleeping Beauty. I mean, who wants to love Sleeping Beauty when you can be Aladdin? Hide
Usually, I could care less if my friends see my movies or not. In Nova Scotia I like to leave my job Show more Usually, I could care less if my friends see my movies or not. In Nova Scotia I like to leave my job behind. So when friends say, 'Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't see that one', I don't care. But 'Inception' was different. I was like, "Go see this!" Hide
I come in at night and expect to see some transparent slut at the top of the stairs. [on her 19th ce Show more I come in at night and expect to see some transparent slut at the top of the stairs. [on her 19th century Halifax home, a former brothel] Hide
[on being approached with the project Freeheld (2015)] It really did align with an internal process Show more [on being approached with the project Freeheld (2015)] It really did align with an internal process I was going through with my own identity, with my own struggles of being closeted. It's lovely to be part of a film that's reflecting upon why we need the Supreme Court ruling [that same-sex marriage is a right] and why we need to continue to strive to equality. It's reflecting a time when that change is happening. Hide
I feel fortunate that since I started acting at the age of ten I've had lovely people in my life, wh Show more I feel fortunate that since I started acting at the age of ten I've had lovely people in my life, who are still in my life, who are older and have been there for me in a way that is supportive, but separate, from the work I do. Hide
When I feel strongly about something, I'm not so quiet. When I feel strongly about something, I'm not so quiet.
What I like about the film [Juno (2007)] is that it tackles an issue that we often treat as this rea Show more What I like about the film [Juno (2007)] is that it tackles an issue that we often treat as this really heavy, dark event and we look at it with a different perspective. She's extremely independent. She finds adoptive parents before she even tells her parents. I just think it's nice to not dwell in darkness. Hide
It's much simpler to be tortured on camera or to be filmed losing your mind. Whereas a script that h Show more It's much simpler to be tortured on camera or to be filmed losing your mind. Whereas a script that has characters who are honest, witty and genuine... is often much harder to act. Hide
The quality most important to me, in the films I make, is honesty. The quality most important to me, in the films I make, is honesty.
I am a feminist and I am totally pro-choice, but what's funny is when you say that people assume tha Show more I am a feminist and I am totally pro-choice, but what's funny is when you say that people assume that you are pro-abortion. I don't love abortion but I want women to be able to choose and I don't want white dudes in an office being able to make laws on things like this. I mean what are we going to do - go back to clothes hangers? [in the UK newspaper The Guardian, responding to being asked about the controversy aroused by her role in Juno (2007)] Hide
You can choose who you want to be the hero [in Hard Candy (2005)], but you'll be second-guessing you Show more You can choose who you want to be the hero [in Hard Candy (2005)], but you'll be second-guessing yourself -- there's just no right answer. Our society is obsessed with finding good and finding evil, but I think we're all capable of anything. Hide
It was an intense movie and the response was polarized -- which was great, because it stuck in peopl Show more It was an intense movie and the response was polarized -- which was great, because it stuck in people's minds. That film has helped me immensely [on Hard Candy (2005)]. Hide
The thing I like about acting is being able to lose yourself completely in someone else. I'm not tha Show more 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. Hide
I'm a total shrimp, which makes me look younger. I'll be able to stay in that area longer, which is Show more I'm a total shrimp, which makes me look younger. I'll be able to stay in that area longer, which is good, because there's more competition in your 20s. [on her slight frame] Hide
Ellen Page's FILMOGRAPHY
All as Actor (59) as Director (1)
Ellen Page Ellen Page'S roles
Bliss Cavendar
Bliss Cavendar

Courtney
Courtney

Ariadne
Ariadne

Jenny
Jenny

Sylvia Likens
Sylvia Likens

Kitty Pryde
Kitty Pryde

Hayley Stark
Hayley Stark

Treena Lahey
Treena Lahey

Tallulah
Tallulah

Izzy
Izzy

Stacie Andree
Stacie Andree

Alaska Nebraska
Alaska Nebraska

Abbie
Abbie

Treena Lahey
Treena Lahey

Juno MacGuff
Juno MacGuff

Libby
Libby

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