Elliot Page

Oscar-Nominated Star Elliot Page Announces He Is Transgender

Elliot Page, the Oscar-nominated actor who formerly went by the name Ellen Page, has announced he is transgender, writing how "remarkable" it feels to be his "authentic self."

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Elliot Page, the Oscar-nominated star of "Juno" and a current star on Netflix's "The Umbrella Academy," announced Tuesday he is transgender. The star has previously been known as Ellen Page.

Page, 33, shared the announcement on Instagram Tuesday.

"Hi friends, I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot," he wrote. "I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here. To have arrived at this place in my life.

"I feel overwhelming gratitude for the incredible people who have supported me along this journey. I can’t begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self. I’ve been endlessly inspired by so many in the trans community. Thank you for your courage, your generosity and ceaselessly working to make this world a more inclusive and compassionate place. I will offer whatever support I can and continue to strive for a more loving and equal society."

"I love that I am trans," he continued. "And I love that I am queer. And the more I hold myself close and fully embrace who I am, the more I dream, the more my heart grows and the more I thrive. To all the trans people who deal with harassment, self-loathing, abuse, and the threat of violence every day: I see you, I love you, and I will do everything I can to change this world for the better."

The star also addressed fears about coming out as transgender.

"My joy is real, but it is also fragile," he wrote. "The truth is, despite feeling profoundly happy right now and knowing how much privilege I carry, I am also scared.

"I'm scared of the invasiveness, the hate, the "jokes" and the violence."

Page married dancer Emma Portner in 2018, and came out as a lesbian in 2014, seven years after being nominated for an Oscar for the 2007 hit "Juno," in which Page played a teen girl facing an unplanned pregnancy.

He has also starred in the blockbuster "Inception" as well as the X-Men franchise.

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