Ellen Page Is Now Elliot Page as Actor Shares Transgender Identity

Umbrella Academy actor born Ellen Page announced on Tuesday that he is transgender and is now named Elliot Page. They shared a letter to Twitter, saying he felt "overwhelming gratitude" for the support they had on this journey, and asked fans to be patient with those going through the same experience. The actor is known for roles in Inception and Juno, and was formerly known as Ellen Page.

"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," Page began their note.

"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.

Page also asked their fans for patience, noting that though the joy they feel is real, it is fragile. They addressed the statistics surrounding transgender violence, and said they won't be silent in the face of any discrimination. "The discrimination of trans people is rife, insidious and cruel, resulting in horrible consequences," they noted.


— Elliot Page (@TheElliotPage) December 1, 2020

"Enough is enough. You aren't being 'cancelled,' you are hurting people," he wrote. "I am one of those people and we won't be silent in the face of your attacks.

Page continued, saying they embrace who they are, and plan on doing everything they can to make the world better for trans people. "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."

They concluded their note by thanking their fans for reading this, signing off: "All my love, Elliot."

Ellen Page
The actor Elliot Page as Ellen Page attends 'Freeheld' photocall during 63rd San Sebastian Film Festival on September 24, 2015 in San Sebastian, Spain. Juan Naharro Gimenez/WireImage

The Canadian native began acting at age 10. His breakout role was in Juno, for which he was nominated an Academy Award. He also appeared in the X-Men franchise and the reboot of Flatliners.