I know Ellen Page doesn't fit the traditional mold of a DGOW, but I'm still thinking about "Inception" three days after seeing it, so I had to give this week's honors to her.
The 23-year-old Canadian has been acting since 1999 and had a supporting role as Kitty Pryde in 2006's "X-Men: The Last Stand" but really broke out with her starring role in 2007's "Juno". Last year she co-starred in the Drew Barrymore project "Whip It", which was a critical success but a box office disappointment.
Page has been a darling of critics for awhile now, probably dating back to the little seen 2005 thriller "Hard Candy" (a disturbing movie that I highly recommend checking out on Netflix). And while "Inception" has been another critical success, at times it seems Page is more along for the ride, rather than standing out on her own (then again, you pay so much attention to the visuals of the movie, that all the supporting characters tend to get lost at times).
Oh, and I'd be remiss if I did a whole post on Ellen Page without mentioning her adorable Cisco commercials. Sure, they're advertising products I'd never have any reason to purchase, but I can't get enough of them.