Elliot Page, star of Juno and X-Men, announces he is transgender male
In a social media post, the actor shared his male name and preferred pronouns
Actor Elliot Page, who played the titular role in teen comedy Juno and Kitty Pryde in the X-Men series, has announced that he is transgender male.
In a social media post, the actor, formerly credited as Ellen Page, shared his male name and preferred pronouns. He also spoke of embracing his trans identity and overcoming the prejudice aimed at queer people around the world.
“Hi friends, I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot. I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here. To have arrived at this place in my life. I feel overwhelming gratitude for the incredible people who have supported me along this journey. I can’t begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self. I’ve been endlessly inspired by so many in the trans community. Thank you for your courage, your generosity and ceaselessly working to make this world a more inclusive and compassionate place. I will offer whatever support I can and continue to strive for a more loving and equal society,” he wrote.
“I love that I am trans. And I love that I am queer. And the more I hold myself close and fully embrace who I am, the more I dream, the more my heart grows and the more I thrive. To all the trans people who deal with harassment, self-loathing, abuse, and the threat of violence every day: I see you, I love you, and I will do everything I can to change this world for the better,” Page continued.
Born and raised in Halifax, Canada, Elliot Page debuted at 10 on the television film and subsequent TV series Pit Pony. He also appeared in a recurring spot on Trailer Park Boys, as the estranged daughter of trailer park supervisor Jim Lahey.
Page shot to fame for starring as a pregnant teenager in Juno (2007), for which he received an Oscar nomination. His notable films include Inception, The Tracey Fragments and the two X-Men movies — The Last Stand and Days of Future Past. His most recent appearance was on the Netflix series The Umbrella Academy.