KEY POINTS

  • Ellen Page announced that he is now a transgender
  • He is using the name Elliot Page moving forward
  • Page and partner Emma Portner married in 2018

Ellen Page recently announced being transgender and non-binary, and the actor's new name, Elliot Page, can be seen next to his movie credits, according to IMDB.

Page, whose net worth is around $12 million, has starred in several blockbuster films, including “Juno,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” and “Into the Forest.” He currently portrays the character of Vanya Hargreeves, a cisgender woman, in the popular Netflix series “The Umbrella Academy.” 

Netflix's decision to change Page's name in the credits speaks volumes on the broadening stance of Hollywood regarding LGBT issues. But now that he has come out as transgender, fans have called to change the gender of his character on the “The Umbrella Academy,” a report in Variety revealed.

Nick Adams, GLAAD' s director of programs for Transgender Media, has been adamant that no change in the gender of Page's character is necessary. “Trans actors can and do play both trans and cisgender characters,” he said in a statement. 

Ellen Page and Emma Portner Actress Ellen Page and dancer Emma Portner have tied the knot. In this photo, the couple attended the 2017 Los Angeles Dance Project Gala on Oct. 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Getty Images/Vivien Killilea

Aside from acting, Page is also a producer, cinematographer and director. As a producer, some of his projects have included “Gaycation,” “There's Something in the Water” and “Cured.” Page was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in 2007 for her portrayal of the title character in “Juno.” Page also received Golden Globe, BAFTA and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress nominations that year. The Halifax Nova Scotia native’s first film was 2002's "The Wet Season." 

Fellow celebrities and industry veterans have expressed admiration and support for Page on social media. Anna Kendrick, Mia Farrow, Raquel Willis, Natasha Rothwell, James Charles, Nikita Dragun, Patricia Arquette, Alyssa Milano, Natasha Lyonne, Kat Dennings, Miley Cyrus, Ruby Rose, Kate  Mara and Olivia Munn all posted messages of support for the transgender actor, according to Insider

The “Juno” star is not the only actor who has come out as trans in Hollywood. Other actors who are loud and proud transgender include Laverne Cox, Asia Kate Dillon, Alex Blue Davis, Dominique Jackson, Jamie Clayton and Hunter Schafer, according to Insider.

Page married longtime partner Emma Portner in 2018. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Page paid $1.7 million for the house he owned in Nichols Canyon in Hollywood Hills, and sold it for $2.1 million.