Ellen Page is back on our screens in Season 2 of The Umbrella Academy
Season 2 of The Umbrella Academy is now on Netflix and it’s worth a watch – not least because it’s another chance to see Ellen Page in action.
What is The Umbrella Academy about?
Based on the graphic novels of Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, The Umbrella Academy follows a group of children who exhibited supernatural powers at birth and were adopted by an eccentric billionaire to form a crime-fighting family.
Why do we love The Umbrella Academy?
It’s queer as fuck. These kids are weird outcasts who can’t really control their powers or their emotions. Different sexualities are represented but it’s no big deal – there’s much bigger issues to grapple with.
What happens in Season 2 of The Umbrella Academy?
Following the cliff-hanger ending of Season 1, Season 2 sees the super-powered siblings transported back to the 60s.
However, their time-travelling has some unintended consequences and they find themselves smack-bang in the middle of an apocalypse that they seem to have caused.
Who is Ellen Page?
Born in 1987, Ellen Page was raised in Halifax, Canada.
She moved to Toronto to study.
Page’s career began in 1997, at the age of 10, and she’s been working solidly ever since.
She hit the big screen in X-Men: The Last Stand in 2006, but it was her lead role in 2007’s black comedy Juno that grabbed the world’s attention – Page was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress.
Other notable roles include Whip It – Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut in 2009, and Christopher Nolan’s 2010 thriller, Inception.
In Freeheld, released in 2015, Page played the role of Stacie Andree, opposite Julianne Moore who played Laurel Hester.
She also had a major role in the re-boot of Tales of the City.
Following The Umbrella Academy, Page has got two confirmed projects in the pipeline. She’s voicing a character in the film Naya Legend of the Golden Dolphin, and she has a role in Robodog.
Page spoke publicly about her sexuality in 2014, at a conference hosted by the Human Rights Campaign.
In January 2018, Page married Emma Portner.