He was universally embraced by Hollywood; stars like Ellen DeGeneres congratulated him and Netflix announced that he would stay on in his role as Vanya Hargreaves, a cisgender lesbian, in The Umbrella Academy, which he has already held for two seasons.
He first broke through on the entertainment scene with roles in the CBC series "Pit Pony", and went on to star in a number of movies and television shows, including "Juno", "Inception, "X-Men" and "The Umbrella Academy". It is on his Instagram account that the latter indicated in a long post his gender transition.
In his announcement on Tuesday, Elliot said: 'Hi friends, I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot.
'I feel lucky to be writing this. "To be here. I have reached this place in my life", The statement begins.
"I feel so grateful to the wonderful people who have supported me throughout this journey".
While scores of individuals across social media platforms celebrated Page's inspiring news, there, of course, were those who raged in confusion about the actor's declaration.
"You have made this world a more tolerant and loving place with your commitment, courage, and vulnerability".
However, he confessed to being scared of "the invasiveness, the hate, the "jokes" and of violence". Adding to it, he mentioned, "I love that I am trans, and I love that I am queer".
'My job is real, but it is also fragile, ' the actor said, adding: 'The truth is, despite feeling profoundly happy right now and knowing how much privilege I carry, I am also scared'. The discrimination towards trans people is rife, insidious and cruel, resulting in horrific consequences. Elliot Page also addressed the political leaders that end up harming transgender people by their policies and legislation. He is married to Emma Portner, 26. All transgender people deserve the chance to be ourselves and to be accepted for who we are.
Juno star Elliot Page shared his name and pronouns (he/they) with the world on December 1, prompting countless messages of love in response. Sophie and I wish you the very best, and we send you - and the trans community - all our support.