Born: 21 February 1987
Birthplace: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Best known as: The star of the movie Juno
Ellen Page is the petite star of the 2007 comedy Juno (with Michael Cera). Raised in Nova Scotia, she began her career on the stage as a child. Canadian audiences got to know her through her television work, including Pit Pony in 1999, the television movie Mrs. Ashboro's Cat (2003) and the sci-fi series ReGenesis (2004). She won international attention for her role in the pedophilia-laced thriller Hard Candy (2006), and that performance led to a part as Kitty Pryde (Shadowcat) in X-Men: The Last Stand (2006, starring Hugh Jackman). Her turn in Juno, Diablo Cody's tale of a teen handling pregnancy with pluck and ironic humor, made Page a star and won her an Oscar nomination as best actress. She followed Juno with the 2008 film Smart People (with Thomas Haden Church). Page is also known for her many dark indie dramas, including Marion Bridge (2002), Mouth to Mouth (2005), An American Crime (2007) and Inception (2010, starring Leonardo DiCaprio).
Extra credit: Marion Cotillard won the best actress Oscar for 2007 films, for La Vie En Rose.
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