Stars celebrate Elliot Page after actor’s transgender announcement

Elliot Page's The Umbrella Academy co-stars have joined those praising the actor after he came out as transgender.

The star of Juno had previously been known as Ellen Page before making an announcement on Tuesday.

Writing on social media, Page, 33, said his pronouns are "he/they," adding: "I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here. To have arrived at this place in my life."

Shortly after making the announcement, Page, who plays Vanya Hargreeves in Netflix's superhero series The Umbrella Academy, received messages of support from his co-stars.

British actor Tom Hopper plays Luther Hargreeves and wrote on Instagram: "Elliot, I'm so proud of you, and even prouder to call you family. All the love."

Justin H Min, who plays Ben Hargreeves, said: "Love you so much."

And the show's executive producer, Steve Blackman, said: "Proud of you, Elliot. Love you!!!"

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Ellen Page at Activision & St. Jude House (Photo by Chris Weeks/WireImage)
Ben Foster and Ellen Page (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
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Patrick Wilson, Ellen Page, Sandra Oh and Tom Ortenberg, Lionsgate president of theatrical distribution at the Directors Guild in Los Angeles, California (Photo by John Sciulli/WireImage)
Ellen Page and Halle Berry at the Palais des Festival Terrace in Cannes, France. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
Ellen Page, Hugh Jackman and Famke Janssen at the Palais des Festival in Cannes, France. (Photo by Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage)
Ellen Page, Hugh Jackman and Famke Janssen during 2006 Cannes Film Festival - "X-Men 3: The Last Stand" Premiere at Palais des Festival in Cannes, France. (Photo by Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage)
Dania Ramirez, Patrick Stewart, Ben Foster and Ellen Page (Photo by E. Charbonneau/WireImage for 20th Century Fox Studios)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 19: Actress Ellen Page is seen on Main Street during the 2007 Sundance Film Festival on January 19, 2007 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Scott halleran/Getty Images)
Ellen Page (Photo by Randall Michelson/WireImage for Sundance Film Festival)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 08: ***EXCLUSIVE ACCESS*** Actor Michael Cera and actress Ellen Page from the film "Juno" poses for a portrait in the Chanel Celebrity Suite at the Four Season hotel during the Toronto International Film Festival 2007 on September 8, 2007 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Matt Carr/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - NOVEMBER 05: Writer Diablo Cody (L), and actress Ellen Page arrive at the Centerpiece Gala screening of "Juno" during AFI FEST 2007 presented by Audi held at Arclight Cinerama Dome on November 5, 2007 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - NOVEMBER 05: Actress Ellen Page (C) and high school track team joggers arrive at the Centerpiece Gala screening of "Juno" during AFI FEST 2007 presented by Audi held at Arclight Cinerama Dome on November 5, 2007 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 6: Actress Ellen Page at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on November 6th, 2007. (PHOTO BY MUNAWAR HOSAIN / FOTOS INTERNATIONAL / GETTY IMAGES) Reproduction by American tabloids is absolutely forbidden by our contracts with all agencies.
WESTWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 03: Actors Jason Bateman (L) and Ellen Page attend the premiere of Fox Searchlight's 'Juno' at the Village Theater on December 3, 2007 in Westwood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Actress Ellen Page (lL, winner of Breakthrough Actor, onstage with actor John Cameron Mitchell during the 17th Annual Gotham Awards presented by IFP at Steiner Studios on November 27, 2007 in Brooklyn, NY. (Photo by Jemal Countess/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD - DECEMBER 09: Actress Ellen Page on stage at the 7th annual Hollywood Life Breakthrough of the Year Awards at the Music Box at the Fonda on December 9, 2007 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 07: Actress Allison Janney, actress Ellen Page and actor J.K. Simmons at the 13th ANNUAL CRITICS' CHOICE AWARDS at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on January 7, 2008 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
SANTA BARBARA, CA - JANUARY 30: Actress Ellen Page attends the 2008 Santa Barbara Film Festival - 2008 Virtuosos Tribute held at the Lobero on January 30, 2008 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Rebecca Sapp/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - FEBRUARY 23: Actress Ellen Page arrives at the 2008 Film Independent's Spirit Awards held at Santa Monica Beach on February 23, 2008 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - FEBRUARY 23: Actress Ellen Page onstage at the 2008 Film Independent's Spirit Awards at the Santa Monica Pier on February 23, 2008 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Randall Michelson/WireImage)
NEW YORK - MARCH 31: Dennis Quaid, Sarah Jessica Parker and Ellen Page attend The Cinema Society and Linda Wells screening of "Smart People" at Landmark Sunshine Theater on March 31, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/WireImage)
TOKYO - MAY 07: (L-R) Japanese actress Satomi Iisihara and actress Ellen Page attend a press conference for "Juno" at Imperial Hotel Tokyo on May 7, 2008 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Koji Watanabe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - MARCH 31: Sarah Jessica Parker and Ellen Page attend The Cinema Society and Linda Wells present a screening of Smart People at Landmark Sunshine Theater on March 31, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by NEIL RASMUS/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - JUNE 01: Actress Charlize Theron (R) hands award to actress Ellen Page onstage during the 2008 MTV Movie Awards on June 1, 2008 at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - FEBRUARY 21: Actors Jason Bateman (L) and Ellen Page speak onstage during the 24th Annual Film Independent's Spirit Awards held at Santa Monica Beach on February 21, 2009 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 13: Director Drew Barrymore and actress Ellen page attend the"Whip It" Premiere at the Ryerson Theatre during the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival on September 13, 2009 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - FEBRUARY 21: Actress Ellen Page with Jameson Irish Whiskey and GH Mumm at Film Independent's 2009 Independent Spirit Awards held at the Santa Monica Pier on February 21, 2009 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Chris Weeks/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 13: Ellen Page and Drew Barrymore at Yonge Dundas Square on September 13, 2009 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Isaiah Trickey/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 19: (L-R) Leonardo DiCaprio and Ellen Page sighting on October 19, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Derek Steele/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH CONAN O'BRIEN -- Episode 80 -- 10/05/2009 -- Pictured: (l-r) Host Conan O'Brien and Actress Ellen Page during an interview on October 05, 2009 -- Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBCU Photo Bank
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 13: (L-R) Actress Ellen Page, actor Leonardo DiCaprio, actress Marion Cotillard, and actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt arrive to premiere of Warner Bros. "Inception" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on July 13, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Ellen Page attends the World Premiere of 'Inception' at Odeon Leicester Square on July 8, 2010 in London, England.
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 3861 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress Ellen Page during an interview with host Jay Leno on July 15, 2010 (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 13: Ellen Page arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere of "Inception" at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre on July 13, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 12: Actors Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page and directorJames Gunn attend the 2011 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival "Super" Premiere at Paramount Theater on March 12, 2011 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Brian Birzer/WireImage)
US film director Woody Allen (R) stands near US actor Jesse Eisenberg (L) and Canadian actress Ellen Page on the set of 'Bop Decameron', the cult filmmaker's latest production, at Campo de' Fiori square in central Rome, on July 28, 2011. The film's crew has been spotted everywhere from the Spanish Steps to the Colosseum to Rome's main shopping avenue, Via del Corso, and paparazzi have been kept busy chasing stars Alec Baldwin and Penelope Cruz. AFP PHOTO / TIZIANA FABI (Photo credit should read TIZIANA FABI/AFP via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 06: Actors Ellen Page and Alexander Skarsgard watch Game Four of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final between the Los Angeles Kings and the New Jersey Devils at Staples Center on June 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 21: Ellen Page attends Day 3 of the Variety Studio At 2013 Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2013 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 16: Actress Ellen {Page attends the premiere of "The East" during the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at the Paramount Theatre on March 16, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for SXSW)
SANTA MONICA, CA - FEBRUARY 23: Actors Daniel Radcliffe and Ellen Page speak onstage during the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards at Santa Monica Beach on February 23, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Ellen Page attends the Beyond The Two Souls Tribeca Talks After The Movie event during the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival at the SVA Theater in New York City. �� LAN (Photo by Lars Niki/Corbis via Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 16: (L-R) Actresses Ellen Page and Brit Marling and producer Michael Costigan speak onstage at "The East" Q&A during the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Paramount Theatre on March 16, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Earl Mcgehee/Getty Images for SXSW)
Ellen Page attends the Beyond The Two Souls Tribeca Talks After The Movie event during the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival at the SVA Theater in New York City. �� LAN (Photo by Lars Niki/Corbis via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 28: Actress Ellen Page attends the premiere of "The East" at ArcLight Hollywood on May 28, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 0042 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress Ellen Page on May 6, 2014 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images)
Ellen Page arrives to the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO/ADRIAN SANCHEZ-GONZALEZ (Photo credit should read ADRIAN SANCHEZ-GONZALEZ/AFP via Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 13: (L-R) Actors Michael Shannon, Ellen Page and Julianne Moore attend the "Freeheld" premiere during the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 13, 2015 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 24: Ellen Page attends 'Freeheld' photocall during 63rd San Sebastian Film Festival on September 24, 2015 in San Sebastian, Spain. (Photo by Juan Naharro Gimenez/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 28: Peter Sollett, Ellen Page and Julianne Moore speak during "Freeheld" AOL BUILD speaker series at AOL Studios In New York on September 28, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 23: (L-R) Actors Tammy Blanchard, Allison Janney and Ellen Page attends the "Tallulah" Premiere during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Center Theatre on January 23, 2016 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Sundance Film Festival)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 09: Ellen Page attends the AOL Build Speakers Series - Ellen Page And Ian Daniel, "Gaycation" at AOL Studios In New York on March 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 11: Ellen Page attends the 2016 Creative Arts Emmy Awards held at Microsoft Theater on September 11, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 15: Actresses Ellen Page and Kate Mara attend the "My Days Of Mercy" premiere during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 15, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by GP Images/WireImage)
Cast members Kiersey Clemons (L), Ellen Page (C) and Nina Dobrev (R) arrive for the world premiere of Columbia Pictures' "Flatliners," September 27, 2017 at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, California. / AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)
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Praise flooded in from across the showbiz world for Page, who has spoken out frequently on LGBT issues.

Pose star Indya Moore, who is transgender and non-binary, said: "ELLIOT We love you. I love you. Take all the time and space."

Miley Cyrus said: "Elliot rules!"

Oscar-winning actress Anna Paquin wrote: "Sending you ALL the love and support Elliot!"

Australian actress Ruby Rose, who is gay, commented: "Love love love you x."

Transgender rights activist Raquel Willis tweeted: "Your heart has always been big and you've used your platform to show up for the entire community for years. Thanks for the gift of your truth!"

And The Suicide Squad director James Gunn said: "Elliot, I love you, so much, I'm proud of you, and admire you. Please keep being a beacon of courage, compassion, and strength for all of us."

Page is married to choreographer Emma Portner, who said: "Love you so much Elliot."

The Umbrella Academy has been renewed for a third season.

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