(CBS) — Elliot Page, the Oscar-nominated actor known for roles in “Juno” and Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy,” announced Tuesday that he is transgender. Page, formerly known as Ellen Page, announced his new name and pronouns on social media.
“Hi friends, I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot,” Page wrote in a heartfelt open letter. “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,” Page continued. “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.”