Ellen Page Biography
Ellen Page developed an early interest in performing arts. She attended classes in the Neptune Theater School and performed in the stage version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory when she was in grade five.
Year 2002 was a busy year for Ellen as she appeared in the Canadian TV series Trailer Park Boys and Rideau Hall. She appeared on the wide screen for the first time in the Canadian feature film Marion Bridge which was followed by another Canadian film entitled The Wet Season. The following year, she made her US television debut on Lifetime Networks Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story. This is after she has done Touch and Go and Mrs. Ashboros Cat.
Ellen Page won an Atlantic Film Festival Best Actress award for her performance as Emily Anderson in the 2004 film Wilby Wonderful (2004). In the same year, she also appeared as a regular in ReGenesis, a popular Canadian sci-fi series. Ellens first major American publicity was earned through her first major film which she did in 2006, the very provocative and substantial Hard Candy. In this film, she portrayed the role of a strong-willed 14-year-old young lady who is targeted by an internet predator. However, she turned the tables and got even with him before he could ever victimize her.
Ellen Pages warming performance then caught the eye of Brett Ratner, the director of X-Men: The Last Stand. He called her up to offer her the role of Kitty Pryde a.k.a. Shadowcat. Ellen finally accepted the role of the beloved mutant in spite of the fact that she was reluctant at first. This character whose special abilities are walking through walls and phasing through solid objects, was played by two different actresses in the previous versions of the famed film. In 2007, Ellen starred in the film An American Crime as a teenager who was tortured by Catherine Keener. She also appeared in the independent film The Tracey Fragments which is slated for release in 2007.
Ellen Page is also credited as Ellen Philpotts-Page but she was better known by the name Ellen Page.