Ellen Page knew she wanted to act before she had become a teenager. In fact she started her drama training at the Neptune Theatre School and when she was only 10 her work in the made-for-television movie Pit Pony brought her a Young Artist Award nomination for Best Performance, as well as a Gemini nomination for Best Performance in a Children’s or Youth Program or Series. She won the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor Award from the Atlantic Film Festival for her work in Wilby Wonderful and picked up another Genie nomination for her performance in the same film. She was given a Gemini for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role for her work on the TV series, ReGenesis. While spending time in her native town of Halifax, Nova Scotia a few years ago, Page visited one of her favorite bookstores where a friendly clerk recommended Jean Hegland’s book Into the Forest. Page instantly felt the story would make for an incredible film. “The book was so beautifully written, compelling, suspenseful and deeply, deeply emotional that I thought it would be something that I’d really like to see on film,” said Page. With that in mind, Page went to work with executive producer Kelly Bush Novak on securing the rights to the novel and presenting their vision for the feature film adaptation to Hegland.
Peacock (2010) Super (2010) Inception (2010) Super (2011) Tilda (TV-2011) To Rome with Love (2012) Touchy Feely (2013) The East (2013) X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) Tiny Detectives (2014, short) Into the Forest (2015) Freeheld (2015) Window Horses (voice, 2016) Tallulah (2016) Robodog (2016) Flatliners (2017) My Days of Mercy (2017) The Cured (2017) Robodog (voice, 2018) Naya Legend of the Golden Dolphin (2019)
TV Series – Cast: Pit Pony (1999)
Rideau Hall (2002) ReGenesis (2004)
TV Series – Guest appearances: Trailer Park Boys (2002) The Simpsons (voice, 2009)
Glenn Martin DDS (voice, 2011) Family Guy (2012) Out There (2013) The Umbrella Academy (2018)