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Elliot Page shares in his memoir that he already knew he was a boy at the age of four

Since he was just four years old, famous Canadian actor Elliot Page knew that he was a boy. He admitted this in “Pageboy,” a memoir that he wrote.

Page is best known for his role in the hit series “The Umbrella Academy.” Aside from this, he also became popular for a number of movies like “Inception,” “Flatliners,” and the 2007 film “Juno.” The actor also became a part of X-Men films before.

It was in 2014 when Page came out as gay. Known before as Ellen Page, the actor came out as a transgender man to the public back in December 2020. In an Instagram post, Page shared that his name is Elliot, he is trans, and the pronouns he uses are “he” or “they.”

“I feel overwhelming gratitude for the incredible people who have supported me along this journey,” the actor wrote in the post. “I can’t begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self,” Page continued.

In his memoir, the actor made a confession that he was already aware of his gender identity while he was growing up in Nova Scotia in Canada.


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Page looked back to the time he was asked when he knew he was trans. “I knew when I was four years old,” the actor shared. The actor added that he had gone to the YMCA preschool in Halifax in Canada that time.

Page also said that he knew that he was not a girl and such realization was one of his “earliest and clearest memories.” “Primarily, I understood that I wasn’t a girl. Not in a conscious sense, but in a pure sense, uncontaminated. That sensation is one of my earliest and clearest memories.” Page added.

Aside from this, the actor also was aware, even at a young age, that he got attracted to women.

Just like other children, Page also went to his mother, Martha Philpotts to ask her whether he could be a boy. “No hon, you can’t, you’re a girl. But you can do anything a boy can do,” his mother answered.
Page also wrote that he had a lot of crushes in the past. He used to have a crush on famous American actress Sandra Bullock when he was eight after he watched her film “Two If By Sea” which was released in 1996.

In the memoir, it was also said that Page had a relationship before with Kate Mara while the actress was dating actor Max Minghella.


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