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Ellen Page

Ellen Page
Hard Candy

Hard Candy (2005)


Role: Hayley Stark
Screen Time: 100%
Age: 17 years old
Wilby Wonderful

Wilby Wonderful (2004)


Role: Emily Anderson
Screen Time: 45%
Age: 16 years old
Love That Boy

Love That Boy (2003)


Role: Suzanna
Screen Time: 5%
Age: 15 years old
I Downloaded a Ghost

I Downloaded a Ghost (2003)


Role: Stella Blackstone
Screen Time: 80%
Age: 15 years old
Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story

Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story (2003)


Role: Young Lisa
Screen Time: 10%
Age: 15 years old

 

Ellen Page

Rating: 9 (7 votes)
Birth: 2/21/1987
Current Age: 29 years old


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Ellen Page Biography

Ellen Page was born on February 21st, 1987 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Her interest in drama awoke early and only just 10 years old she attended her first lessons at well known Neptune Theatre School in Halifax. Still the same year, she was picked for her first major role in heart-warming “Pit Pony”, which should be the pilot for a 44-episode TV series airing 1999 with Ellen as regular cast member. Her performance in “Pit Pony” gained nominations for ‘Young Artist Award - Best Performance in a TV Drama Series - Leading Young Actress’ and ‘Gemini Award - Best Performance in a Children’s or Youth Program or Series’, both in 2000, and marks the beginning of Ellen’s ascending career.

Following, Ellen showed up as recurring character in “Trailer Park Boys’, a ‘mockumentary’-style TV series, rewarded with another nomination for the ‘Geminis’, this time in the category ‘Best Ensemble Cast’.

Through her continuing presence on the small - as guest in the series “Rideau Hall”, in movies like “Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story”, “Going for Broke” and “Mrs. Ashboro’s Cat” (Ellen won her first Gemini Award for ‘Best Performance in a Childrens’ or Youth Program or Series’) - and also the big screen - in “Touch & Go” and “Love That Boy” - during 2003 Ellen Page became a household name in Canada; moreover, that year she won an ‘Outstanding Performance Award’ at the ‘ACTRAs’ for her role in “Marion Bridge”, fellow actors and critics praised her work equally.

The following year, Ellen was on camera for the comedies “Wilby Wonderful” and “I Downloaded a Ghost” (last-mentioned probably already produced in 2002, because Ellen is obviously younger than in all other releases at that time). Furthermore, the young Canadian was part of the British-German coproduction “Mouth to Mouth” in a leading role, the ‘Filmfest München 2005’ remains still the only public sreening in Germany. In 2004 “ReGenesis” finally, Ellen embodied - spread over the first two seasons - popular character ‘Lilith Sandström’; in its country of origin the Canadian SciFi series runs successfully to date.

Looking back at the end of 2005, Ellen’s international breakthrough in 2006 appears inevitable: She took the part of ‘Hayley Stark’ in “Hard Candy”, a thriller/drama narrating the real life-encounter between a 14-year old girl and Jeff, a photographer in his early thirties - who might be a pedophile - after repeatedly chatting in the internet. At Jeff’s place things evolve in another direction than the audience might expect... “Hard Candy” premiered succesfully at ‘Sundance Film Festival’ in January 2005, ever since accompanied by passionate and controversial discussions due to its real subject.

However, her performance as Hayley smoothed Ellen’s way to hit a wide audience: The role of X-Men’s ‘Kitty Pryde’ (alias ‘Shadowcat’) was to be expanded in the 3rd part of the franchise, “X-Men: The Last Stand”, and director Brett Ratner - after seeing “Hard Candy” - suggested Ellen for the part, replacing Canadian actresses Katie Stuart and Sumela Kay, personating Kitty before only in bit parts.

Leaving all the glamorous X-Men premiere galas in May 2006 behind, Ellen got busy with numerous projects in summer like “The Tracey Fragments”, “An American Crime”, “Stone Angel” and “Jack & Diane”.

In her spare time off the spotlight, Ellen likes to do a lot of sports. In 2005 she graduated from the Shambhala School in Halifax.