From 'Juno' to 'The Umbrella Academy', Ellen Page shines in every role she takes up
The young actress has been making a big impact onscreen, and her role as Vanya in 'The Umbrella Academy' may turn out to be one of her best so far
Being born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Ellen Grace Philpotts-Page (bet you didn't know that was her full name) had taken to the arts at a very early age, and it was because of her dedication towards that passion that the young actress went on to appear in several Canadian television series, including the 'Pit Pony' series, multiple episodes of 'Trailer Park Boys', 'ReGenesis', and even the award-winning film 'Marion Bridge'.
But most fans would remember first seeing Ellen Page as Kitty Pryde (Shadowcat) in 'X-Men: The Last Stand', and this was also the first time Shadowcat had such an extended presence on-screen, which led fans to believe that the 'X-Men' franchise would continue along the same lines. Sadly, as we know, that was not meant to be, and that's the last we saw of Shadowcat... for now.
But this is not the end of Page's on-screen superhero career, and in February, we'll see Page starring in 'The Umbrella Academy', as Vanya (the White Violin), the only supposedly normal child of a not-so-normal superhero family, but more on that later.
Ellen Page has been a fan favorite ever since they got a glimpse of her in her breakthrough movie, 'Juno', where she played Juno MacGuff, a pregnant teenager who's searching for a couple to adopt her yet-to-be-born child.
'Juno' is a coming-of-age teen comedy, and it's well worth the watch because of the beautifully awkward chemistry between Ellen Page and Michael Cera, not to mention it won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay as well. So go on, do give it a watch!
The year 2010 sparked the interest of Page to take on more serious roles, and she gave us all a brilliant performance in the movie 'Inception' which, let's all agree, no one truly understood, but the visuals were amazing nonetheless.
It was during a conference named 'Thrive' in 2014 that Page surprised her fans by publicly coming out as gay, and Page has since appeared in many functions supporting the LGBTQ community alongside her wife, Emma Portner (a Canadian dance instructor and choreographer), and she's never been more confident or happier!
Fans of 'The Umbrella Academy' are in for a real treat with this series, and Page plays the shy and introvert Vanya, who is one of the 43 children born at random to women who were not pregnant the day before.
Vanya and only six other children survive, and they were adopted by Sir Reginald Hargreeves, an eccentrically brilliant scientist and industrialist. These children were all given numbers before names, and Vanya was Number 7, the last of the lot. This was because she was the only child without superpowers, and she was never pleasing to his eye, even though she'd somewhat mastered the fiddle.
As the trailer suggests, years of fatherly neglect can turn a person into an introvert and Page really kills the role as Vanya.
Page's fans will be able to watch the series on Netflix, February 15, and it boasts an all-star cast which includes big names like Mary J. Blige, Tom Hopper, and Kate Walsh. Watch the trailer below!