Elliot Page (formerly Ellen Page) is a renowned actor, best known for his roles in ‘Juno’ and ‘The Umbrella Academy.’ The Canadian actor and producer is the recipient of many awards and nominations, including a nomination for Oscars, Emmy, and BAFTA (2 times). He is also a role model for every trans-children struggling with their identity and is vocal about LGBTQ rights. Let’s learn more about his career, net worth, and life after coming out as a transgender person.
Early life: Birth and Education
Elliot Page was born as Ellen Page on 21st February 1987, in the town of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Elliot was assigned the gender female at the time of his birth but later came out as a trans-man. His parents are Martha Phillpotts and Dennis Page. His mother is a teacher by profession, while his father is a graphic designer.
Till 10th grade, Elliot attended Halifax Grammar School. He also went to Queen Elizabeth High School for an uncertain duration of time during his early schooling.
He graduated from Shambhala School (2005) and after the same, went to study Interact Program at the Vaughan Road Academy for two years, which is in Toronto.
Career: Breakthrough and early role
Elliot started his acting career pretty early. When he was only 10-years-old, he starred in Pit Pony, a CBC television movie in which she played the role of Maggie Maclean. The movie later inspired a Television series running from 1999-2000. His first feature film was ‘Marian Bridge’ in 2002, opening to positive reviews. His other notable movie and TV credits till his breakthrough role in ‘Juno’ include:
- Trailer Park Boys- TV series
- Touch & Go- Film
- Love That Boy- Film
- Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story- TV Series
- Mouth to Mouth- British Film
- X-Men: The Last Stand- Film
Breakthrough role- Juno (2007)
He has worked in multiple films, TV series, and more. However, the most renowned role was playing the titular character ‘Juno’ directed by Jason Reitman. The 2007 coming-of-age comedy-drama was a huge success. It follows the character Juno (Page) who is a teenager and pregnant. The movie follows her story as she struggles to find the perfect parents for her child and her relationship with the adoptive parents before the kid is born.
The movie received tons of love, praise, and awards. Page was honoured with Satellite awards, Canadian Comedy award, Independent Spirit Award, Florida Film Critics Awards, and so on. For the same role, he was nominated for an Oscar, Golden Globe, and BAFTA awards.
After his impeccable acting in Juno, he opened multiple opportunities for himself and starred in several movies, which were globally well-received. These include:
- Smart People- Comedy-drama
- Whip it- Sports-comedy-drama
- Inception- Thriller
- Peacock- Psychological Thriller
- To Rome with Love- Rom-com and many more.
Working in Netflix hit shows
- After working in so many hit films, Page announced that he was playing the role of Vanya Hargreeves in the Netflix series ‘The Umbrella Academy.’ The show that came out in 2017 received positive reviews and global appreciation for the concept, acting, and visual effects.
- In 2019, he again collaborated with Netflix for ‘Tales of the City,’ a mini series. Her role as Shawna Hopkins again received love and appreciation. In 2020, his documentary ‘There’s something in the Water’ was released on Netflix. It was directed by Page and Ian Daniel.
- P.S. Netflix also appreciated Page’s coming out and made the necessary changes to the credits of the roles he has previously played, like ‘The Umbrella Academy.’
He will reprise his role as Vanya in ‘The Umbrella Academy,’ the hit Netflix show. Though, his character will go through a massive change similar to his personal life. He is also working on his music collaborations and other projects with his production company.
Production company, book and music deal
After coming out, Elliot is on a creative roll and has diversified his talents to be a musician and a producer. Thus, it wasn’t shocking when he and Mark Rendall collaborated for a music release on Bandcamp in August, 2021. It has three tracks which are bedroom pop-adventure music as advertised in the media. In the same month, he signed a deal with Universal content productions.
In September, 2021, Elliot launched his production company ‘Page Boy Productions.’ He is looking to tell unique stories through his production house.
Page is on fire creatively and announced that his memoir ‘Pageboy’ was sold to Flatiron Books for $3 million. The book will be released in 2023. The massive amount for signing the book deal also helped Elliot accumulate a massive net worth. We are disclosing the same below.
Net-worth of Elliot Page
The Oscar-nominee actor has accumulated a generous net worth over the years. Through his book deal and acting roles, his current net worth stands at $12 million (December 2021). Also, he earned a hefty amount after selling the LA home for $2.1 million in the year 2018 (the original price for the same was $1.7 million).
Personal life: Dating, coming out as gay and identifying as trans-gender
Coming out as gay
During his early years, when Elliot Page identified as female, Ellen Page, they came out as gay. It was during a speech at the ‘Human Rights Campaign’ on 14Th February 2014. He got support from many fans and celebrities after coming out as gay.
When he was Ellen, he dated a few men and women (No public details available). In 2018, Page informed his fans and media about his marriage to Emma Portner. They had met through Instagram and were immediately hooked. However, the marriage didn’t last long, and in mid-2020, they separated, and the divorce was finalised in early 2021.
Identifying as Transgender
On 1st December 2020, Elliot Page (then Ellen Page) came out as trans on his multiple social media accounts. He revealed his new name ‘Elliot Page’, and now identifies with the pronouns he/they. Also, he underwent top surgery for the same. His coming out as a trans-man received support from many celebrities, including his ex-wife Emma, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Ellen DeGeneres, amongst many people.
Elliot Page: Life after coming out
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Elliot says that “he feels comfortable and joyous to exit without any distractions.” He also added that now that he is not distracted by his body (the pressure to look a certain way), he is becoming more creative. He is writing, making music, and doing so much that he couldn’t do before. Since coming out as a trans-man, he has been on the cover of ‘Time’ magazine.
Changes to his role in Umbrella Academy
Before coming out as transgender, Elliot Page portrayed one of the seven siblings in Netflix’s hit supernatural drama ‘Umbrella Academy’ as a girl. However, Netflix announced that his character will change in season 3 and transform. It is a big step for both Elliot and the show. It will encourage trans children and people to be more comfortable with their identities.
Social media accounts of Elliot Page
He has accounts on Instagram and Twitter. He is vocal about helping trans community. After coming out, he asked his fans to support two charities that were working for the well-being of trans community.
Instagram: He has 5.7 million followers on Instagram.
Twitter: He has 1.9 million followers on Twitter.
|Full Name||Elliot Page|
|Birth Place||Halifax, Nova Scotia|
|Height||5 ft 1 inch|
|Birth Date||February 21st, 1987|
|Sexual orientation||Queer, Trans-man|
|Social media accounts||Twitter- https://twitter.com/TheElliotPage?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
|Net worth||$12 million|
Trivia about Elliot Page
- Elliot was the third actor to play Kitty Pryde/Shadowcat on X2: X-Men United. She replaced Katie Stuard, who replaced Sumela Kay.
- For his role in ‘X-Men: Last Stand,’ he had to wear hair extensions as he had shaved his head for his role in ‘Mouth to Mouth.’
- Elliot’s favourite movie is ‘400 blows.’
- He was the first choice for playing the titular role of ‘Jane Eyre’ in the 2011 film. However, due to the delay in production, he quit the movie, which later starred Mia Wasikowska.
Frequently asked questions about Elliot Page
What was Elliot’s name before coming out as trans-man?
He was identified as ‘Ellen Page’ before coming out as a trans-man.
Did Elliot Page undergo surgery?
Yes, Elliot underwent top surgery, which means removing breast tissues from the body. He also disclosed the results of the same to his fans on Instagram.
Is Elliot Page dating anyone?
As of April 2022, Elliot is single and not dating anyone.