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Ellen Page

30 Jahre

Ellen Page stand mit zehn Jahren das erste Mal vor der Kamera - ein Jahrzehnt später hat die Schauspielerin schon die erste Oscarnominierung in der Tasche

  • Geboren , Halifax, Kanada
  • VornameEllen
  • Name Philpotts-Page
  • Grösse 1.55 m
  • Sternzeichen Fische
  • Partner Samantha Thomas (verheiratet); Alexander Skarsgard (2012 - 2013); Clea  DuVall  (2011); Emile  Hirsch  (2010 - 2011); Mark  Rendall  (2008 - 2009); Frankie  Muniz  (2008); Ben  Foster  (2006 - 2007); Shailene Woodley

Biografie von Ellen Page

Schon früh vor der Kamera

p>Eigentlich müsste man hassen. Sie ist jung, clever, gut aussehend und zu allem Übel auch noch überaus erfolgreich. Bereits im Alter von zehn Jahren entdeckte sie ihre Leidenschaft für die Schauspielerei. Und tatsächlich landete sie noch im selben Jahr ihre erste große Rolle im Pilotfilm der kanadischen Fernsehserie "Pit Pony - Wenn der Mond zur Sonne wird". Daraufhin sah man ihr Gesicht immer wieder in TV-Produktionen und Serien. Mit 13 Jahren bekam sie ein Angebot für eine Sitcom, die jedoch einen Wohnortwechsel nach Los Angeles mit sich gebracht hätte. Sie lehnte ab und entschied sich für ihr bodenständiges Leben und die Schule im kanadischen Halifax. High Schools besuchte sie insgesamt drei an der Zahl, bevor sie an die "Neptune Theatre School" wechselte, um ihre Schauspielkarriere voranzutreiben.

Hollywood ruft

Ihr Fleiß und ihre Geduld wurden belohnt: 2005 glänzte sie in der Rolle der "Haley Stark" in dem Kinofilm "Hard Candy". In dem Streifen, der in der Öffentlichkeit kontrovers diskutiert wurde, spielte sie eine 14-Jährige, die von einem im Internet-Chat getroffenen Pädophilen in dessen Zuhause gelockt und dort in ein Katz- und Maus-Spiel verwickelt wird. 2006 folgte ihre erste Rolle in einem Hollywood-Blockbuster: Regisseur  wollte die damals 19-Jährige unbedingt für seinen dritten Teil von "X-Men". So wurde sie schlagartig international bekannt.

Anspruchsvolle Rollen

Doch von der glitzernden Welt der Stars und Sternchen ließ sich Ellen Page nie beeindrucken. Ihre Leidenschaft sind Filme, in denen sie Rollen spielen kann, die sie persönlich herausfordern. Rollen, die sie nicht um jeden Willen zu "everybody's darling" machen: "Es ist mir eigentlich ziemlich egal, ob die Zuschauer meinen Charakter, den ich spiele, mögen. Mir ist viel wichtiger, dass die Botschaft des Films ankommt und ich mit meiner eigenen Leistung zufrieden sein kann." Hinter den großen Sprüchen der nur 1,55 großen Frau stecken tatsächlich Taten: 2007 brillierte Ellen Page in "An American Crime" in der Rolle einer 16-Jährigen, die auf bestialische Art im Keller ihrer Pflegemutter zu Tode gequält wird. Auch ihre Darstellung eines schwangeren Teenagers in "Juno" brachte ihr viel Anerkennung. Sogar soviel, dass sie dafür mit einem "Golden Globe" als beste Hauptdarstellerin ausgezeichnet wurde. Doch damit nicht genug: Auch für einen Oscar wurde sie nominiert - und das mit nur 21 Jahren.

Mutiges Outing

Nach erfolgreichen Jahren im Filmgeschäft und einem immer größer werdenden Interesse an ihrer Person wagte Ellen Page einen mutigen Schritt: Auf einer "Human Rights Campain"-Konferenz, outete sich der Hollywoodstar in einer sehr bewegenden Rede als lesbisch: "Vielleicht kann ich etwas verändern, anderen helfen, eine einfachere und hoffnungsvollere Zeit zu haben. Ich fühle eine persönliche Pflicht und eine soziale Verantwortung. Außerdem will ich mich nicht mehr verstecken und lügen. Ich habe viele Jahre gelitten, weil ich Angst hatte, mich zu outen. Mein Geist hat gelitten, meine psychische Gesundheit und meine Beziehungen." Ihr Bekenntnis zu ihrer Homosexualität wurde mit Standing Ovations gefeiert und ist hoffentlich auch für andere Homosexuelle im Filmgeschäft eine Inspiration.

Filme mit Ellen Page (Auswahl)

  • 2005: "Hard Candy"
  • 2006: "X-Men: Der letzte Widerstand" ("X-Men: The Last Stand")
  • 2007: "The Stone Angel"
  • 2007: "An American Crime"
  • 2007: "Juno"
  • 2008: "Smart People"
  • 2009: "Roller Girl – Manchmal ist die schiefe Bahn der richtige Weg" ("Whip it")
  • 2009: "Die Simpsons" (Fernsehserie)
  • 2010: "Inception"
  • 2010: "Peacock"
  • 2010: "Super – Shut Up, Crime!" ("Super")
  • 2012: "To Rome With Love"
  • 2013: "The East"
  • 2014: "X-Men: Zukunft ist Vergangenheit" ("X-Men: Days of Future Past")

Social Media von Ellen Page

❤️ @emmaportner

14.11.2017

RT @AnnaPaquin: I was there when that comment was made. I stand with you .@EllenPage https://t.co/DEIvKDXeEL

10.11.2017

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10.11.2017

“You should fuck her to make her realize she’s gay.” He said this about me during a cast and crew “meet and greet” before we began filming, X Men: The Last Stand. I was eighteen years old. He looked at a woman standing next to me, ten years my senior, pointed to me and said: “You should fuck her to make her realize she’s gay.” He was the film’s director, Brett Ratner. I was a young adult who had not yet come out to myself. I knew I was gay, but did not know, so to speak. I felt violated when this happened. I looked down at my feet, didn’t say a word and watched as no one else did either. This man, who had cast me in the film, started our months of filming at a work event with this horrific, unchallenged plea. He “outed” me with no regard for my well-being, an act we all recognize as homophobic. I proceeded to watch him on set say degrading things to women. I remember a woman walking by the monitor as he made a comment about her “flappy pussy”. We are all entitled to come into an awareness of our sexual orientation privately and on our own terms. I was young and although already a working actor for so long I had in many ways been insulated, growing up on film sets instead of surrounded by my peers. This public, aggressive outing left me with long standing feelings of shame, one of the most destructive results of homophobia. Making someone feel ashamed of who they are is a cruel manipulation, designed to oppress and repress. I was robbed of more than autonomy over my ability to define myself. Ratner’s comment replayed in my mind many times over the years as I encountered homophobia and coped with feelings of reluctance and uncertainty about the industry and my future in it. The difference is that I can now assert myself and use my voice to to fight back against the insidious queer and transphobic attitude in Hollywood and beyond. Hopefully having the position I have, I can help people who may be struggling to be accepted and allowed to be who they are –to thrive. Vulnerable young people without my advantages are so often diminished and made to feel they have no options for living the life they were meant to joyously lead. I got into an altercation with Brett at a certain point. He was pressuring me, in front of many people, to don a t-shirt with “Team Ratner” on it. I said no and he insisted. I responded, “I am not on your team.” Later in the day, producers of the film came to my trailer to say that I “couldn’t talk like that to him.” I was being reprimanded, yet he was not being punished nor fired for the blatantly homophobic and abusive behavior we all witnessed. I was an actor that no one knew. I was eighteen and had no tools to know how to handle the situation. I have been a professional actor since the age of ten. I’ve had the good fortune to work with many honorable and respectful collaborators both behind and in front of the camera. But the behavior I’m describing is ubiquitous. They (abusers), want you to feel small, to make you insecure, to make you feel like you are indebted to them, or that your actions are to blame for their unwelcome advances. When I was sixteen a director took me to dinner (a professional obligation and a very common one). He fondled my leg under the table and said, “You have to make the move, I can’t.” I did not make the move and I was fortunate to get away from that situation. It was a painful realization: my safety was not guaranteed at work. An adult authority figure for whom I worked intended to exploit me, physically. I was sexually assaulted by a grip months later. I was asked by a director to sleep with a man in his late twenties and to tell them about it. I did not. This is just what happened during my sixteenth year, a teenager in the entertainment industry. Look at the history of what’s happened to minors who’ve described sexual abuse in Hollywood. Some of them are no longer with us, lost to substance abuse and suicide. Their victimizers? Still working. Protected even as I write this. You know who they are; they’ve been discussed behind closed doors as often as Weinstein was. If I, a person with significant privilege, remain reluctant and at such risk simply by saying a person’s name, what are the options for those who do not have what I have? Let’s remember the epidemic of violence against women in our society disproportionately affects low income women, particularly women of color, trans and queer women and indigenous women, who are silenced by their economic circumstances and profound mistrust of a justice system that acquits the guilty in the face of overwhelming evidence and continues to oppress people of color. I have the means to hire security if I feel threatened. I have the wealth and insurance to receive mental health care. I have the privilege of having a platform that enables me to write this and have it published, while the most marginalized do not have access to such resources. The reality is, women of color, trans and queer and indigenous women have been leading this fight for decades (forever actually). Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, Winona LaDuke, Miss Major, Audre Lorde, bell hooks, to name a few. Misty Upham fought tirelessly to end violence against indigenous women, domestic workers and undocumented women. Misty was found dead at the bottom of a cliff three years ago. Her father, Charles Upham, just made a Facebook post saying she was raped at a party by a Miramax executive. The most marginalized have been left behind. As a cis, white lesbian, I have benefited and have the privileges I have, because of these extraordinary and courageous individuals who have led the way and risked their lives while doing so. White supremacy continues to silence people of color, while I have the rights I have because of these leaders. They are who we should be listening to and learning from. These abusers make us feel powerless and overwhelmed by their empire. Let’s not forget the sitting Supreme Court justice and President of the United States. One accused of sexual harassment by Anita Hill, whose testimony was discredited. The other proudly describing his own pattern of assault to an entertainment reporter. How many men in the media – titans of industry - need to be exposed for us to understand the gravity of the situation and to demand the fundamental safety and respect that is our right? Bill Cosby was known to be predatory. The crimes were his, but many were complicit. Many more chose to look the other way. Harvey was known to be predatory. The crimes were his, but many were complicit. Many more chose to look the other way. We continue to celebrate filmmaker Roman Polanski, who was convicted of drugging and anally raping a young girl and who fled sentencing. A fugitive from justice. I’ve heard the industry decry Weinstein’s behavior and vow to affect meaningful change. But let’s be truthful: the list is long and still protected by the status quo. We have work to do. We cannot look the other way. I did a Woody Allen movie and it is the biggest regret of my career. I am ashamed I did this. I had yet to find my voice and was not who I am now and felt pressured, because “of course you have to say yes to this Woody Allen film.” Ultimately, however, it is my choice what films I decide to do and I made the wrong choice. I made an awful mistake. I want to see these men have to face what they have done. I want them to not have power anymore. I want them to sit and think about who they are without their lawyers, their millions, their fancy cars, houses upon houses, their “playboy” status and swagger. What I want the most, is for this to result in healing for the victims. For Hollywood to wake up and start taking some responsibility for how we all have played a role in this. I want us to reflect on this endemic issue and how this power dynamic of abuse leads to an enormous amount of suffering. Violence against women is an epidemic in this country and around the world. How is this cascade of immorality and injustice shaping our society? One of the greatest risks to a pregnant woman’s health in the United States is murder. Trans women of color in this country have a life expectancy of thirty-five. Why are we not addressing this as a society? We must remember the consequences of such actions. Mental health issues, suicide, eating disorders, substance abuse, to name a few. What are we afraid to say and why can’t we say it? Women, particularly the most marginalized, are silenced, while powerful abusers can scream as loudly as they want, lie as much as they want and continue to profit through it all. This is a long awaited reckoning. It must be. It’s sad that“codes of conduct” have to be enforced to ensure we experience fundamental human decency and respect. Inclusion and representation are the answer. We’ve learned that the status quo perpetuates unfair, victimizing behavior to protect and perpetuate itself. Don’t allow this behavior to be normalized. Don’t compare wrongs or criminal acts by their degrees of severity. Don’t allow yourselves to be numb to the voices of victims coming forward. Don’t stop demanding our civil rights. I am grateful to anyone and everyone who speaks out against abuse and trauma they have suffered. You are breaking the silence. You are revolution.

10.11.2017

10.11.2017

"You Don't Live Here Anymore" Link in bio @emmaportner

08.11.2017

"You Don't Live Here Anymore" Link in bio emmaportner https://t.co/U4Tn4bFFDq

08.11.2017

"You Don't Live Here Anymore" Directed by @emmaportner Music @juliannabarwick Shot by @elliottsellers Link in bio ❤️💔

05.11.2017

"You Don't Live Here Anymore" Directed by emmaportner Music @juliannabarwick Shot by… https://t.co/yjtveTNTxS

05.11.2017

"You Don't Live Here Anymore" New film out now by @emmaportner Music @juliannabarwick Shot by @elliottsellers (I got to be in it too!) Link in bio

04.11.2017

https://t.co/OMnMltzHWh "You Don't Live Here Anymore" New film by Emma Portner (I am lucky enough to be in it) Music by @juliannabarwick

04.11.2017

I can't with these two @ajanimjg @emmaportner ❤️ Performance at @benjaminmillepied's @ladanceproject Gala. Music by: @johann_johannss. Video by: @victor.picon.

28.10.2017

I can't with these two ajanimjg emmaportner ❤️ Performance at @B_Millepied's @ladanceproject… https://t.co/pYslOelAzj

28.10.2017

I can't with these two emmaportner ajanimjg ❤️ Performance at @B_Millepied's @ladanceproject… https://t.co/Mh26jYSgk7

28.10.2017

#tbt with my cousin, Leah. @leahjnelson ❤️

27.10.2017

#tbt with my cousin, Leah. @leahjnelson ❤️ https://t.co/ws3BKv9w0Z

27.10.2017

A preview of @emmaportner's new film "You Don't Live Here Anymore" Cinematography by @elliottsellers. Music by @juliannabarwick. Releasing this week.

23.10.2017

Grateful to be in another video directed by @emmaportner -- coming soon, to one of my favorite songs of all time by @juliannabarwick Cinematography by @elliottsellers

22.10.2017

🙌💫❤️ @juliannabarwick

22.10.2017

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14.10.2017

🏳️‍🌈❤️🙌 @emmaportner @nymag @thecut 📷 @ryanpfluger

13.10.2017

New gorgeous video coming soon. ❤️💫 Choreography by @emmaportner and @ajanimjg Music by Johann Johannnssen Shoes courtesy of @ragandbone

13.10.2017

It's the one and only, @ianjamesdaniel's birthday today. An incredible friend, with a generous and loving heart. I'm lucky to know you. Happy birthday ❤️❤️💫 @ianjamesdaniel

08.10.2017

@emmaportner and Ajani just crushed it. ❤️💫🙌 @ladanceproject

08.10.2017

💫❤️🙌 @emmaportner

07.10.2017

❤️ @__mutantalia__ @emmaportner

04.10.2017

You haven’t lived until you’ve died. Experience #FlatlinersMovie NOW in theaters everywhere! @flatlinersmovie

29.09.2017

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28.09.2017

On the way to the @flatlinersmovie premiere! Thank you @hairbyjohnd @tobyfleischman and @samanthamcmillen_stylist for everything. #flatlinersmovie

28.09.2017

❤️ can't wait for this second colab! @emmaportner @ajanimjg

27.09.2017

❤️ @samanthamcmillen_stylist

27.09.2017

Getting ready with these cuties, @hairbyjohnd and @tobyfleischman for @teamcoco to talk about @flatlinersmovie Out Friday!

27.09.2017

Mistakes never die. #flatlinersmovie @flatlinersmovie Sept. 29th

25.09.2017