Oscar-Nominated Star Elliot Page Announces He Is a Transgender

Elliot Page, formerly known as Ellen Page, posted on his social media that he was transgender. His pronouns are he/they, and his name is Elliot. He also shares with his fans that he has been endlessly inspired by so many in the trans community. Elliot also thanks them for their generosity, courage, and ceaseless work to make this world a more compassionate and inclusive place. He also offers whatever support he can and continues to strive for a more equal and loving society.

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Oscar-Nominated Star Elliot Page Announces He Is a Transgender

More About Elliot Page’s Revelation

Elliot Page states in his post that he loves to be a trans and a queer. The more he holds himself close and fully embraces who he is, the more Elliot dreams, the more he thrives. Nick Adams, who is the GLAAD ‘s Director of Transgender Media said that Elliot Page had given people fantastic characters on-screen and had been an outspoken advocate for all LGBTQ people.

Elliot Page broke out from his native Canada in 2005 with the revenge thriller Hard Candy. In 2007, he starred in Diablo Cody and Jason Reitman’s landmark indie Juno, for which Page received an Academy Award nomination.

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Oscar-Nominated Star Elliot Page Announces He Is a Transgender

Elliot Page’s Appearances

Page’s notable roles include Christopher Nolan’s Inception, Kitty Pryde in the X-Men series, Whip It!, and Sony’s reboot for Flatliners. He has starred in and produced films such as Freeheld and Tallulah, and last year marked his directorial debut examining the environmental racism that many people of color face and the First Nations communities of Canada.

Before transition, Elliot Page was one of the most visible out gay actors in Hollywood. The recent announcement further enriches his legacy and surely adds him to a small but steadily growing number of out trans stars and creators in Hollywood. This includes performers Trace Lysette, Brian Michael Smith, Laverne Cox, and creators Joey Soloway, and the Wachowski Sisters.