Academy Award-nominated actress and producer ELLEN PAGE (Courtney) brings a
rare mix of strength and vulnerability to a wide-range of roles in front of and
behind the camera.
Page created, produces and stars in the two-time Emmy-nominated groundbreaking
documentary series "Gaycation." Executive Produced by Spike Jonze and Shane
Smith for VICELAND, the series, now in its second season, follows Page and her
best friend Ian Daniel around the world exploring LGBTQ culture. The second
season takes on personal stories and polarizing perspectives: the Orlando
tragedy; activists in the Ukraine fighting for visibility and equality; an
evolving India at odds with deep traditions; the often-hidden struggles in
France; the stigma locals face in the Deep South; and the collision of morality
in Washington, D.C. during the presidential inauguration.
With her co-star Kate Mara, Page developed and produced the independent drama My
Days of Mercy, written by Joe Barton and directed by Tali Shalom-Ezer
(Princess). My Days of Mercy follows the daughter of a man on death row who
falls in love with a woman on the opposing side of her family's political cause,
the film premiered on September 15 at the Toronto Film Festival. Page can also
be seen in writer/director David Freyne's visionary drama The Cured, opposite
Sam Keeley, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival on September 10. The
Cured tells the story of a post-zombie Europe emerging from a devastating
six-year plague that transformed humans into monsters. As mankind struggles to
reintegrate in the wake of finding a cure, the film brings an entirely new
perspective to the genre and society's role in an apocalyptic world. Page most
recently lent her voice to Claude Barras' Academy Award nominated animated
feature, My Life as a Zucchini.
In 2015, Page produced and starred in Peter Sollett's Freeheld, opposite
Julianne Moore, Michael Shannon and Steve Carrell. Written by Ron Nyswaner, the
film is based on the landmark fight for equality in New Jersey. She also
developed and produced Patricia Rozema's post-apocalyptic drama Into the Forest
opposite Evan Rachel-Wood, based on Jean Hegland's novel. Page received critical
acclaim for her portrayal in the title role of Tallulah, opposite Allison Janney,
in writer/director Sian Heder's ("Orange is the New Black") feature debut. In
2013, Page starred opposite Willem Dafoe in the interactive drama
action-adventure video game "Beyond: Two Souls" for the Sony's PlayStation 3,
which premiered at the TriBeca Film Festival.
With her breakout role as a pregnant teen in Jason Reitman's hit comedy Juno,
Page received Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden Globe and SAG Best Actress
nominations, and won the Independent Spirit Award, MTV Movie Award and the Teen
Choice Award for her unforgettable performance. The film went on to gross over
$230 million worldwide. Additional credits include: Christopher Nolan's
Inception; Woody Allen's To Rome with Love; Lynn Shelton's Touchy Feely; Drew
Barrymore's Whip It; Zal Batmanglij's The East; Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days of
Future Past, reprising her role as Kitty Pryde from the previous film; Brett
Ratner's X-Men: The Last Stand; David Lander's Peacock; Bruce McDonald's the
Tracey Fragments, Tommy O'Haver's An American Crime; Kari Skogland's The Stone
Angel; Alison Murray's Mouth to Mouth; Daniel MacIvor's Wilby Wonderful; Noam
Murro's Smart People; and David Slade's Hard Candy.
In 2014, Page publicly came out as gay with a moving and deeply personal speech
at "Time to Thrive," a HRC conference that promotes the welfare of LGBT youth.
The speech reached millions around the world as she eloquently shared she was
there because she hoped to "make a difference, and help others have an easier,
more hopeful time" and felt a "personal obligation and social responsibility."
Since then, Page has gone on to receive the support and admiration from peers
and fans alike, for her courage and honesty.
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