Elliott Page, the Oscar-nominated star of Juneau and Netflix’s Umbrella Academy, said she was transgender.
Elliott, formerly known as Ellen Page, addressed his followers on social media, saying:
“Hello friends, I want to share with you that I am a trance, my pronouns are he / she and my name is Elliott. I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here. To have arrived at this place in my life. I feel great gratitude for the amazing people who supported me during this journey. I can’t begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love what I am enough to pursue my authentic self. I was infinitely inspired by so many people in the trance community. Thank you for your courage, your generosity, and your hard work to make this world a more inclusive and compassionate place. I will offer as much support as I can and I will continue to strive for a more loving and equal society, “he wrote.
Nick Adams, GLAAD’s director of Transgender Media, said: “Elliott Page gave us fantastic characters on screen and was an outspoken advocate for all LGBTQ people. Now he will be an inspiration to countless trance and non-binary people. All transgender people deserve the chance to be ourselves and to be accepted as we are. Today we celebrate the remarkable page of Elliott. “
Paige exploded from her native Canada in 2005 with the revenge thriller “Hard Candy.” Two years later, he starred in the remarkable indie “Juno” by Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody, for which Paige received an Oscar nomination among other awards.
Notable roles include Kitty Pride in the X-Men series, Christopher Nolan’s “Home,” “Smash It!” And the restart of Sony’s “Flatliners.” He has produced and starred in films such as Tallulah and Freeheld, and last year marked his directorial debut on environmental racism facing the coloreds and communities of the First Nations in Canada.
Before the transition, Paige was one of the most prominent gay actors in Hollywood. Tuesday’s announcement further enriches his legacy and adds him to a small but growing number of all-time creators and stars in Hollywood. This includes artists (Laverne Cox, Trace Lysette, Brian Michael Smith) and creators (The Wachowski Sisters, “Transparent” creator Joey Soloway).
Last year, Diversity heard the news of the groundbreaking comprehensive content deal that Netflix signed with Janet Mock, a well-known storyteller and director of shows such as “Pose” and “Hollywood.”