Oscar Actors: Page, Ellen–Juno

Ellen Page plays the title role in the serio comedy about teenage pregnancy, “Juno,” rendering aa dazzling, Oscar-caliber performance.

a native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Page has established a name for herself as one of the busiest young emerging actors.

At the age of 10, Ellen began her career on the award-winning television movie Pit Pony and received a Gemini nomination for Best Performance in a Childrens Program and a Young Artist Awards nomination for Best Performance in a TV Drama Series Leading Actress for her role as Maggie MacLean.

Her next role was LOVE THAT BOY, followed by the role of Joanie in MARION BRIDGE, winner of the Best Canadian First Feature at the Toronto International Film Festival. The part won Ellen an ACTRA Maritimes Award for Outstanding Female Performance for her performance. Ellen has also appeared in the cult hit TV series Trailer Park Boys. Ellen recently played the role of Lilith in the first season of ReGenesis, a one-hour drama for TMN/Movie Central for which she won a Gemini award for her performance.

Ellen also starred in Mrs. Ashboros Cat, a cable feature for The Movie Network and for which again had won a Gemini Award for Best Performance in a Childrens’ or Youth Program or Series.

In 2003, Ellen played the lead in Alison Murrays MOUTH TO MOUTH, which was shot in Europe and released in the U.S. in 2006. Also in 2003, Ellen starred as part of the ensemble in WILBY WONDERFUL, a film by Daniel MacIvor, which premiered at the 2004 Toronto International Film Festival.

In the summer of 2004, she played the lead in HARD CANDY, an independent feature directed by David Slade in which she co-stars with Patrick Wilson (Angels in America). HARD CANDY is a two-hander and features a tour de force performance from Ellen. HARD CANDY was screened and immediately sold to Lions Gate Films at the Sundance Festival in 2005.

Ellen was then offered the role of Kitty Pride in the third installment of X-Men shot in the fall of 2005. Immediately following X3, Ellen was offered the role of Tracey in Bruce MacDonalds THE TRACEY FRAGMENTS shot in early 2006, followed by another starring role, this time opposite Catherine Keener, in AN AMERICAN CRIME, a powerful story written and directed by Tommy OHaver.

Ellen also participated in the ensemble cast of the Canadian Classic, THE STONE ANGEL, directed by Kari Skogland. The year 2006 ended with yet another starring role opposite Dennis Quaid, Sarah Jessica Parker and Thomas Haden Church in SMART PEOPLE. Upcoming projects include JACK AND DIANE and DEFENDOR to shoot in 2007.

Although, her schedule is very demanding, Ellen still enjoys doing the same things as most young people, including, soccer, cycling, snowboarding, running and playing the guitar.