Superhero characters have always been one of the favorite toys of Ellen Page. When she was a young girl, the Canadian actress used to play with action heroes in her collection. Later, she developed a passion for playing such characters and picked up acting as her career. Ellen made her debut at the age of 10 with the television movie ‘Pit Pony’ in 1997. The popularity of the TV film prompted the makers to reboot it as a television series. Ellen reprised her role in the series and became a recurring cast member. In 2002, she appeared in Canadian mockumentary television series ‘Trailer Park Boys.’ Her next project, ‘Marion Bridge’ won the Best Canadian First Feature Film award in the same year. Movies like ‘Mouth to Mouth’ and ‘Hard Candy’ soon followed. She portrayed the character Hayley Stark, a teen girl who traps and tortures an older man who she believes is a rapist, in ‘Hard Candy.’ Her portrayal of the troubled teenager earned her massive critical praise.
The actress joined the ‘X-Men‘ franchise in 2006 with ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’ as ‘Kitty Pryde / Shadowcat.’ Ellen got her first breakthrough with the coming age comedy ‘Juno,’ in which she played the character Juno MacGuff. Her Stunning performance earned her a number of awards and nominations including a Best Actress nomination at 80th Academy Awards. She lost the race to Marion Cotillard who won the award for the French movie ‘La Vie en Rose’. ‘Juno’ also brought Ellen a Satellite Award and a Canadian Comedy Award among others.
In 2007, Page landed another disturbing role in the movie ‘An American Crime.’ Her portrayal of the 16-year-old Sylvia Likens, who was brutally tortured for over three months before being murdered by the psychic killer Gertrude Baniszewski, garnered her critical acclaim. Ellen emerged as a rising star with movies like ‘Smart People,’ ‘The Stone Angel’ and ‘Whip It.’ She played the central character of Bliss Cavendar in the sports-comedy ‘Whip It,’ which also marked Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut. Bliss is a misfit from the small town of Bodeen, Texas, who discovers the true passion of her life in a roller derby league.
Page became a prominent star after the success of the movie ‘Whip It.’ She continued her success with films like ‘Inception‘ (2010) directed by Christopher Nolan, the indie flick ‘Peacock’ (2010) and the dark comedy ‘Super’ (2010), in which she played the lead role opposite Rainn Wilson and Liv Tyler. In ‘Inception,’ she shared screen space with Marion Cotillard, Leonardo DiCaprio and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Her next star-studded vehicle was Woody Allen directorial ‘To Rome with Love,’ in which she co-starred alongside Jesse Eisenberg, Alison Pill, Alec Baldwin, and Greta Gerwig in 2012.
Page also played a commendable lead in the 2013 thriller ‘The East.’ Her other movies include ‘Into the Forest,’ ‘Tallulah,’ ‘My Days of Mercy,’ and ‘Flatliners.’ She also lent her voice to several animated movies and video games including ‘Beyond: Two Souls.’ So at this point you might be wondering what is the next Ellen Page movie or TV show? Well, here’s the list of upcoming Ellen Page films and TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Ellen Page movies would be as good as some of her recent ones.
4. The Umbrella Academy (2019 -)