- In 1997, she made her acting debut in the Canadian TV-movie Pit Pony and became a regular on its spin-off series.
- Made her U.S. TV debut in 2003's Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story.
- Won a 2004 Best Actress Gemini Award for the Canadian sci-fi series ReGenesis.
- Was 20 years old when she received her Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in Juno.
- In 2008, she participated in an online ad series for the U.S. Campaign for Burma, which aimed to spotlight human-rights issues.
- Is an environmentalist who studied permaculture design in an eco-village near Eugene, OR.
- Prior to filming the roller-derby movie Whip It, she trained for three months so she could do her own skating and take her own hits.
- 2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
- 2008, BAFTA Film Awards — Rising Star Award: Nominee
- 2008, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Female Lead: Winner
- 2007, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
- 2008, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
- 2016, Emmy — Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program: Nominee
- 2007, Genie Awards — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
- 2004, Genie Awards — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
- 2008, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Actress: Nominee
- 2008, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Nominee
- 2008, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Leading Actress: Nominee
- Martha Philpotts — Mother
- Dennis Page — Father
- Samantha Thomas — Significant Other
- Birth Name: Ellen Philpotts-Page
- Birth Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
- Profession: Actor
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