Ellen Page

BATD ON Apr 08, 2010 AT 10:51 am

Ellen Page

Elle Page became a household name after her role in Juno (2007). Then she made a massive return by co-starring with Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ken Watanabe in Inception (2010) by Chris Nolan. Now she returned to comedy again. She will challenge the role as a sociopath in Super with Rainn Wilson (from American version The Office) and Liv Tylor.

Ellen Page started acting in plays when she was four and was first on camera when she was 10, in the Canadian made-for-TV movie Pit Pony, for which she was nominated for a Young Artist Award.

Since her debut, Page has had small parts in several other films, such as Trailer Park Boys and Mouth to Mouth and shewas also Kitty Pryde in X-Men: The Last Stand, the character that can walk through walls. Page later gained praised for her starring role in Hard Candy, with critics even claiming her role was, “one of the most complex, disturbing and haunting performances of the year.” Her role in Juno as a sarcastic, pregnant teenager was the breakout of her career. The New York Times called Page, “frighteningly talented” and Roger Ebert said, “Has there been a better performance this year than Ellen Page’s creation of Juno? I don’t think so.” She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for the role, but unfortunately ended up losing to Marion Cotillard in La Vie En Rose. However she’s still won her fair share of awards, including an American Spirit Award, Satellite Award, and Canadian Comedy Award.

In 2008, Page was nominated for the BAFTA Orange Rising Star Award, but lost to Transformer’s star Shia LaBeouf. It didn’t seemed to dampen her spirits though, as later that year she hosted Saturday Night Live, making everyone laugh with a hilarious skit.

Page joined Drew Barrymore again for Whip It in 2009. For this film, Page had to train daily for 3 months straight to gain strength and learn how to skate. Growing up in Canada, she knew how to ice skate, but says that roller skating is a totally different experience. She claims to have loved learning how to roller derby, especially since she was getting paid while doing it (!). Plus filming seemed to have been a blast as the cast got very close and, months after wrapping, are still seen spending time with each other.

Whip It is Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut about underground roller derby league in Texas. For this film, she had to train daily for 3 months straight to gain strength and learn how to skate. Growing up in Canada, she knew how to ice skate, but says that roller skating is a totally different experience. She claims to have loved learning how to roller derby, especially since she was getting paid while doing it (!). Plus filming seemed to have been a blast as the cast got very close and, months after wrapping, are still seen spending time with each other.

These friendships seem to be productive as Page became her own boss of a comedy Stitch N’ Bitch for HBO, partnering with her Whip It costars Alia Shawkat and Sean Tillman. The show is about two “painfully cool hipster girls” who move from the East Coast to Los Amgeles to pursue careers as artists. She will be an executive producer for the show and is being considered for the star character as well.

Page has also been the covergirl for Teen Vogue, an issue in which she spoke about her practical approach to fashion, which seems to have made her an inspiration to younger girls as she’s not constantly wearing designer trends and seems pretty down-to-earth.

In 2010, her role in Inception rewarded her with six nominations and one MTV Movie Award for Best Frightened Performance – the second most nominations and awards she had after her role in Juno. In 2012, she will be co-starring in a Woody Allen film titled The Bop Decameron alongside Jesse Eisenberg and Penelope Cruz.

With this array of different characters, Ellen Page it sure to be on screen entertaining us for years to come, and we can’t wait!!

 

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