Where is Elliot Page now? Transgender trailblazer, 33, shares first selfie after gender affirmation to thank fans
The 33-year-old came out as a non-binary, transgender person, earlier this month and he has been married to Canadian dancer Emma Portner, whom he met in 2017
On Sunday, December 20, actor Elliot Page shared a selfie and expressed gratitude towards her supporters. "From the bottom of my heart, thank you. Your love and support has been the greatest gift. Stay safe. Be there for each other. If you are able, support @transanta and @translifeline. See you in 2021. Xoxo Elliot," he captioned.
The 33-year-old came out as a non-binary, transgender person, earlier this month. It is not known exactly where the Canadian native is put up though. In the photo, he can be seen donning a black hoodie and glasses. Before coming out, he posted a photo and urged followers to vote. He made two 'V' signs with his fingers and wrote: "V for Vanya V for VOTE."
Page released a statement on Twitter where he said, "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 said, “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.”
According to Daily Mail, he had previously come out as a lesbian in 2014 during a speech at the Human Rights Campaign's 'Time to Thrive' conference in Las Vegas. In the aftermath of the announcement, many fans of the Netflix superhero show ‘The Umbrella Academy’ had questions about Page’s character Vanya, who has so far been portrayed as a cis-gendered queer woman. In a response to his coming-out tweet, Netflix’s official Twitter account wrote, “So proud of our superhero! WE LOVE YOU ELLIOT! Can't wait to see you return in season 3!”
Page starred in his breakthrough role in Jason Reitman's film 'Juno' (2007), for which he earned a nomination for an Academy Award. He also was praised for roles in films such as 'The Tracey Fragments', 'Inception' and 'Tallulah'. He played Kitty Pryde in the 'X-Men' films 'The Last Stand' and the 'Days of Future Past'.
So proud of our superhero! WE LOVE YOU ELLIOT! Can't wait to see you return in season 3! 🎻 🖤— Netflix (@netflix) December 1, 2020
He has been married to Canadian dancer Emma Portner, whom he met in 2017. Emma met her husband Elliot on Instagram in March 2017 after she posted a video to a song by Sylvan Esso. When the band shared the video, it immediately caught the 'Inception' actor's attention who messaged Emma. The couple became official back in May 2017. Speaking to The Cut about her relationship, Emma said, "If anything, I’m happy for it. We try to hold hands in public. I try to join him at movie premieres. If we were a straight couple, I don’t think we’d push it so much. But it’s a chance for queerness to be out in the open."
Emma has trained with National Ballet School Of Canada and New York's Ailey School and runs her own dance company named Emma Portner and Artists. She also teaches at the Broadway Dance Centre. In 2012, she went viral with her 'Dancing In The Dark' video. She's also the youngest woman ever to choreograph a musical, lending her skills to the West End show 'Bat Out Of Hell' in 2017.
After Page’s latest post, fans and followers also reacted to it. A fan wrote: "You’re the best Elliot!!! From one he/they to another!!!!" Another said, "I’m so so proud of elliott and anyone else who has come out this year!! it’s been hard for everyone and i’m so glad so many people have been able to properly show us who they are." One wrote: "Have a good Christmas Elliott. Looking forward to seeing you in the next season of Umbrella Academy."