February 21, 1987
Nomination: Academy Award for Best Actress (2007)
Elliot Page (born February 21, 1987), is a Canadian actor. Page received both Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for Best Actress for his role as the title character in the film Juno.
Page is also known for starring in Hard Candy, Smart People, Whip It, and as Katherine "Kitty" Pryde in X-Men: The Last Stand. In addition, Page received attention in Canada for award-winning roles in Pit Pony and Marion Bridge, as well as television shows Trailer Park Boys and ReGenesis.
In 2008, Page was nominated for Time's 100 Most Influential People list and placed #86 on FHM's Sexiest Women in the World list. In June 2008, Page was named on Entertainment Weekly's future A-List stars list.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Page was born on February 21, 1987, in Halifax, Nova Scotia to Dennis Page and Martha Philpotts. Page wanted to start acting at an early age and attended the Neptune Theater School. After attending three different high schools, Page graduated from the Shambhala School in Halifax.
Page’s first appearance was in the TV show Pit Pony, for which he received a Young Artist and Gemini nomination for Best Performance. After filming the movie Marion Bridge (2002), Page realized that acting is what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. Page won the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor Award (from the Atlantic Film Festival) and another nomination for Wilby Wonderful. For the TV series ReGenesis, Page was given a Gemini for Best Performance. Page received both Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for Best Actress for the title character role in the film Juno.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Had to wear hair extensions for X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) as Page had shaved his head bald for a role in Mouth to Mouth (2005).
- Is a feminist and tries to steer clear of the "stereotypical roles for teenage girls" because Page finds them to be "sexist".
- Page originally turned down the role of Kitty Pryde in X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) until director Brett Ratner personally contacted Page and talked him into it.
- As of 2010 Page is the fourth youngest actor to receive a Best Actress in a Leading Role Academy Award nomination. Page was at the age of 20 years and 335 days when he received a nomination for his performance in Juno (2007).
- Page was ranked #8 on Entertainment Weekly's "30 Under 30" the actress list (2008), #10 on Moviefone's "The 25 Hottest Actors Under 25'" 92008), and #1 on interview magazines Hollywood faces to watch "future stars of tomorrow" along with Kellan Rhude.
- Page was the first choice for Christine in Drag Me to Hell (2009), but was forced to pass due to scheduling difficulties, was in consideration for the part of Natalie Keener in Up in the Air (2009/I), and was originally cast in Jane Eyre (2010) as the title role, but quit the project when production was delayed.