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Who is Elliot Page and why did he change his name from Ellen?

ELLEN Page revealed on December 1 that he is transgender and will now be known as Elliot Page.

The 33-year-old actor, who starred in Juno, has said he wants to be known using the pronouns he/they.

Who is Elliot Page?

Page has changed his name to Elliot Page.

Page is an actor and producer from Canada who has worked in the entertainment business for two decades.

What did Page say on social media?

Page wrote on social media that "I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot."

Page continued: "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."

The Umbrella Academy star asked fans for "patience" as he still feels "fragile."

"I'm scared of the invasiveness, the hate, the 'jokes' and of violence. To be clear, I am not trying to dampen a moment that is joyous and one that I celebrate, but I want to address the full picture," he explained.

The actor said "the statistics are staggering," and "the discrimination towards trans people is rife, insidious, and cruel, resulting in horrific consequences."

He would sign off with his new name: "All my love, Elliot."

What films has Page starred in?

Page was nominated for an Oscar in 2008 for her performance in Juno.

He has also starred in the X-Men franchise, Flatliners (2017), Whip It and Smart People.

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