Nelsan Ellis

Nelsan Ellis

Nelsan Ellis  American Actor


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Nelsan Ellis is a 37 year old American Actor. Born on 30th November, 1978 in Harvey, Illinois and educated at Jess Lanier High School, Alabama and McAdory High School, McCalla and Thornridge High School, Dolton (1997), he is famous for Lafayette in True Blood. in a career that spans 2002–present. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

Nelsan Ellis has been in an on-screen matchup with Kevin Alejandro in True Blood (2008).

Nelsan Ellis is a member of the following lists: Male actors from Alabama, Male actors from Illinois and African-American male actors.


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First Name Nelsan
Last Name Ellis
Age 37 years
Birthday 30th November, 1978
Birthplace Harvey, Illinois
Height 5' 10" (178 cm)
Build Athletic
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
High School Jess Lanier High School, Alabama, McAdory High School, McCalla, Thornridge High School, Dolton (1997)
University Juilliard School (2000 - 2004)
Occupation Text Actor, Playwright
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Lafayette in True Blood.
Year(s) Active 2002–present
Friend Rutina Wesley (met at Juilliard School)

Nelsan Ellis (born November 30, 1978) is an American film and television actor and playwright. He is well known for his role as Lafayette Reynolds in the HBO series True Blood, which he played from 2008 until the series' completion in 2014, and most recently for starring as Bobby Byrd in the James Brown biopic, Get On Up.

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Nowhere Ever After2016MackMovie
True to the Game2016TyrikMovie
The Stanford Prison Experiment2015Jesse FletcherMovie
Send Me: An Original Web Series2015BenjaminMovie
Get on Up2014Bobby ByrdMovie
Lee Daniels' The Butler2013Martin Luther King Jr.Movie
Gods Behaving Badly2013DionysusMovie
The Reluctant Fundamentalist2013WainwrightMovie
#Nausea... for Millennials2013GibsonMovie
Naked Eye2012The ManMovie
The Help2011Henry The WaiterMovie
Secretariat2010Eddie SweatMovie
A Drop of True Blood2010Lafayette ReynoldsTV Show
The Soloist2009David CarterMovie
Talent2009TitusShort Film
The Express2008Will Davis, Jr.Movie
True Blood2008Lafayette ReynoldsTV Show
Warm Springs2005Roy CollierTV Movie
The Inside2005Carter HowardTV Show
Trespass2005DonnyShort Film
Veronica Mars2004Apollo BukenyaTV Show
Lost2002HoffaShort Film
Without a Trace2002Deng NimieriTV Show
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CraigSnyderMay 7, 2013

He is unbelievably good as Lafayette on True Blood.

eva colemanFeb 5, 2009

are you coming back in season 2 an what will you be.???

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