Juno and Umbrella Academy star Elliot Page comes out as transgender

Clémence Michallon
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Elliot Page on 7 September 2019 in Toronto, Canada (Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb)
Elliot Page on 7 September 2019 in Toronto, Canada (Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb)

The Umbrella Academy and Juno star Elliot Page has come out as transgender.

Page made the announcement on Tuesday on social media, writing: “I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot.”

The 33-year-old actor added: “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.”

He continued, "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.”

Page currently stars as Vanya Hargreeves in Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy. The actor’s breakthrough role came in 2007, when he starred as the lead in the Jason-Reitman-directed, Diablo-Cody-written Juno.

In his Instagram post, Page asked for patience, adding: “My joy is real, but it is also fragile. The truth is, despite feeling profoundly happy right now and knowing how much privilege I carry, I am also scared. I’m scare of the invasiveness, the hate, the ‘jokes’, and of violence.”

The Umbrella Academy’s Twitter account shared a message of support, writing: “So proud of our superhero! WE LOVE YOU ELLIOT!!!”