Considers Patti Smith her role model and Kate Winslet her favorite actress.
Had to wear hair extensions for X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) as she had shaved her head bald for her role in Mouth to Mouth (2005).
After attending three different high schools, she graduated from the Shambhala School in Halifax.
Considers herself to be a feminist and tries to steer clear of the "stereotypical roles for teenage girls" because she finds them to be "sexist".
Got her nickname "the tiny Canadian" from her roommates in New York City.
Ranked #1 on interview magazines Hollywood faces to watch "future stars of tomorrow" Along with Kellan Rhude.
Is good friends with her X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) co-star Ben Foster.
Is friends with Olivia Thirlby, who is her Juno (2007) and Jack and Diane (2010) co-star.
As of 2008 she is the fourth youngest actress to receive a Best Actress Academy Award nomination at the age of 20 years and 335 days after receiving a nomination for her performance in Juno (2007). The younger actresses are Keira Knightley, aged 20 years and 311 days, for her role in Pride & Prejudice (2005), Isabelle Adjani, aged 20 years and 235 days, for her role in Histoire d'Adèle H., L' (1975), and Keisha Castle-Hughes, aged 13 years and 309 days, for her role in Whale Rider (2002).
Born to Dennis Page, a graphic designer, and Martha Phillpotts, a teacher.
Was ranked #8 on Entertainment Weekly's '30 Under 30' the actress list. (2008).
After filming the movie Marion Bridge (2002), she realized that acting is what she wanted to do for the rest of her life.
She originally turned down the role of Kitty Pryde in X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) until director Brett Ratner personally contacted her and talked her into it.
Third actress to play Kitty Pryde/Shadowcat, replacing Katie Stuart from X2 (2003), who replaced Sumela Kay from X-Men (2000).
Loves playing basketball, soccer, downhill skiing, track and field, cycling, snowboarding, running and swimming.
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