In addition to starring in TO ROME WITH LOVE, Page will be starring in the Fox Searchlight thriller THE EAST, a story centered on a contract worker who is tasked with infiltrating an anarchist group, only to find herself falling for its leader. Page will appear opposite Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgard and Patricia Clarkson.
In 2010, Page starred in a host of roles: Christopher Nolan's award-winning psychological thriller INCEPTION, opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard; the independent film PEACOCK, written and directed by David Lander and also starring Susan Sarandon and Cillian Murphy; and the dark comedy SUPER, opposite Rainn Wilson and Liv Tyler.
Other recent credits include Fox Searchlight's WHIP IT (2009), which was Drew Barrymore's directorial debut. Page led an all-star cast including Kristin Wiig, Marcia Gay Harden, Alia Shawkat, Juliette Lewis and Jimmy Fallon.
With her breakout role in Jason Reitman's hit comedy JUNO, Ellen received Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden Globe and SAG Best Actress nominations, and won the Independent Spirit Award for her performance. Written by Diablo Cody, the film is about an offbeat teenager (Page) who finds herself unexpectedly pregnant and makes a surprising and mature decision regarding her unborn child. Cody won the Oscar for Best Screenplay for the film.
Ellen's other credits include the title role of Bruce McDonald's, THE TRACEY FRAGMENTS (2007) where she portrayed a bullied 15-year-old high school girl; AN AMERICAN CRIME, starring alongside Catherine Keener; and the third installation of the X-Men franchise, X-MEN: THE LAST STAND (2006), which grossed more than $230 million dollars worldwide. She has also starred in the Canadian ensemble piece THE STONE ANGEL, featuring Ellen Burstyn and directed by Kari Skogland; Alison Murray's MOUTH TO MOUTH; Daniel MacIvor's ensemble piece WILBY WONDERFUL; and SMART PEOPLE, opposite Dennis Quaid, Sarah Jessica Parker and Thomas Haden Church. As the lead in Lionsgate's 2005 independent feature HARD CANDY, directed by David Slade, Page garnered much praise for her tour de force performance as a 14-year-old girl who meets a 30-year-old photographer on the Internet and then looks to expose him as pedophile. Also starring Patrick Wilson and Sandra Oh, the indie film premiered at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival.
A native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Page has long been a fixture in Canadian television and cinema. She began her career at the age of ten on the award-winning television movie, Pit Pony, for which she received a Gemini nomination for Best Performance in a Children's Program and a Young Artist Awards nomination for Best Performance in a TV Drama Series. Later, Page appeared as Joanie' in Marion Bridge, where she won an ACTRA Maritimes Award for Outstanding Female Performance. The film also won the award for Best Canadian First Feature at the Toronto International Film Festival. She won a Gemini Award for her role of Lilith' in the first season of ReGenesis, a one-hour drama for TMN/Movie Central, and for the cable feature, Mrs. Ashboro's Cat, for Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or Series. In addition, Page appeared in the cult hit TV series Trailer Park Boys.
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Ellen Page Facts
|Birth Name||Ellen Philpotts-Page|
|Birthday||February 21, 1987 (29)|
|Birthplace||Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada|
|Height||5' 1" (1m55) How tall is Ellen Page compared to you?|
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