Juno star formerly known as Ellen Page comes out as transgender, now goes by Elliot

This Oscar-nominated Juno and Umbrella Academy star has publicly come out as transgender, revealing his new name to the world.

The Oscar-nominated star of movies such as Juno and Umbrella Academy is transgender and will now go by the name Elliot Page, he announced on social media.

The 33-year-old Oscar-nominee, formerly known as Ellen, penned a long letter to fans which has since been met with an outpouring of support from fans and fellow celebrities.

“I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here. To have arrived at this place in my life,” he wrote. “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.”

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Page, seen here in a picture posted to Instagram October 31, has come out as transgender.

Page, seen here in a picture posted to Instagram October 31, has come out as transgender.

Page, who hails from Canada, said he will use he/they pronouns.

The Umbrella Academy star, who was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress for the 2007 hit film Juno, thanked the trans community for “courage, your generosity and ceaselessly working to make this world a more inclusive and compassionate place.”

Elliot Page shot to fame on Juno in 2008. Picture: AP Photo/Fox Searchlight, Doane Gregory

Elliot Page shot to fame on Juno in 2008.

Page admitted he was “scared” to come out as trans given 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 continued.

Page called out political leaders who “work to criminalise trans health care” and said they had “blood” on their hands.

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“I love that I am trans. And I love that I am queer,” he concluded his letter. “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 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.”

Page starred alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in Inception.

Page starred alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in Inception.

Page, who is married to dancer and choreographer Emma Portner, came out as gay in February 2014 while giving a speech at the Human Rights Campaign’s Time to Thrive conference in Las Vegas.

A decade before coming out, Page accused director Brett Ratner of outing him as gay on the set of X-Men: The Last Stand, when he was just 18.

He said Ratner encouraged another woman to have sex with him, despite the fact he wasn’t out of the closet yet.

Page and dancer Emma Portner. Picture: Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for L.A. Dance Project

Page and dancer Emma Portner.

“I was a young adult who had not yet come out to myself. I knew I was gay, but did not know, so to speak. I felt violated when this happened,” Page wrote in a Facebook post in 2017.

“This man, who had cast me in the film, started our months of filming at a work event with this horrific, unchallenged plea.

“He ‘outed’ me with no regard for my well-being, an act we all recognize (sic) as homophobic.

“This public, aggressive outing left me with long standing feelings of shame, one of the most destructive results of homophobia … Ratner’s comment replayed in my mind many times over the years as I encountered homophobia and coped with feelings of reluctance and uncertainty about the industry and my future in it.”

Page and fellow actor Drew Barrymore starred in the 2009 film Whip It. Picture: Malcolm Taylor/Getty Images/AFP

Page and fellow actor Drew Barrymore starred in the 2009 film Whip It.

Page’s global breakthrough came with Juno, which was a critical and financial success. It was considered to be one of the best movies of the 2000s.

He has been starring as the main character Vanya Hargreeves in the popular Netflix series The Umbrella Academy since it debuted last year.

Netflix’s official account wrote on Page’s post, “So proud of our superhero! WE LOVE YOU ELLIOT! Can’t wait to see you return in season 3!”

A third season was officially renewed last month.

This story originally appeared on NY Post

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