On December 1, 2020, actress Ellen Page showed a significant transformation on her social media accounts and re-emerged as Elliot, a male identity.
This surprising fact attracted attention when Elliot’s posts began circulating online. As a result, Netflix quickly updated the credits for its movies and series to reflect this change. Additionally, on Twitter, they expressed overwhelming support with a post exclaiming: “So proud of our superhero! We love you”. We have thoroughly documented the beginning of this story, closely following the transition from Ellen to Elliot.
Paige found success in the film industry acting as a woman. She began her acting career at the young age of 10, landing her first role as Maggie MacLean in Pit Pony. Her debut was an instant success, earning her a nomination for the Young Artist Award and opening the doors to more job opportunities. By the time she turned 18, Page had already amassed more than a dozen roles in various films and series, showcasing her talent and dedication to her craft.
A significant milestone in Page’s career was her starring role in the film Juno. Grow, run, and stumble. Renowned film critics praised Page as “astonishingly talented” and the film itself was praised as one of the best of the 2000s. At age 20, Page became the fourth-youngest Academy Award nominee. for Best Actress, an extraordinary achievement.
Despite achieving apparent success, Page felt incomplete. For years, since childhood, she had felt that she was different. Even when she was a girl, she identified more with being a boy, signing her name as Jason and asking her mother if she could grow up to be a man. Despite the passage of time, that lingering doubt and struggle for self-acceptance regarding her gender persisted.
A few days before his 27th birthday, Page made a public announcement. First, she revealed that she was attracted to women and then that she had found her ideal partner, the dancer and choreographer Emma Portner, whom she married in 2018. Their relationship had an unconventional trajectory, as Portner married a woman , but she divorced a man. The couple separated in 2020 and their divorce was finalized in early 2021.
On December 1, 2020, Page bravely announced her identity as a man on her social media platforms. She expressed her preferred pronouns as he/they and announced her new name: Elliot. Her decision received widespread support from other celebrities and has since been recognized as an inspiration to countless transgender and non-binary people. Even her ex-spouse publicly expressed her admiration and stated that “trans, queer, and non-binary people are a gift to this world.”
Additionally, Elliot Page made history as the first transgender man to appear on the cover of Time magazine. For this momentous photo shoot, she specifically requested a photographer who could genuinely understand his experience and accurately capture the essence of him as a transgender man. In an interview with the same magazine, Elliot spoke candidly about his journey, including his gender reassignment surgery, which he described as not only life-changing but life-saving.
Finally able to accept his true identity as a man, Elliot expressed that he has always been who he is now, deep within him, his entire life.
Elliot expresses his genuine excitement at being able to act as his authentic self in his own body and comments, “No matter the challenges and hard times of this, nothing equals feeling the way I feel now.” Finally living in harmony with his true self and appearance, Elliot’s life is now enriched with moments of pure joy that were once absent. Simple, everyday things, like getting out of the shower with a towel wrapped around your waist, now bring you happiness. Looking in the mirror, he can confidently say, “There I am,” as he revels in the new joy of being true to himself.
The surgical transformation not only affected Elliot’s physical appearance but also sparked a surge of creativity within him. When he told his loved ones, he was inspired to write a movie script, pursue music, and work on his memoir to empower and uplift countless people. While working on the set, Elliot did not experience any significant changes except that he felt comfortable in his male body.