1977 - 2017
Nelsan Ellis American Actor
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American Actor Nelsan Ellis passed away on 8th Jul 2017 Los Angeles, California aged 39. Born Nelson Ellis on 30th November, 1977 in Harvey, Illinois and educated at McAdory High School, McCalla and Thornridge High School, Dolton (1997), Nelsan Ellis is most remembered for Lafayette Reynolds in True Blood in a career that spanned 2002–2017. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius.
Nelsan Ellis was in an on-screen matchup with Kevin Alejandro in True Blood (2008).
Nelsan Ellis is a member of the following lists: American film actors, American television actors and 1978 births.
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|Full Name at Birth||
39 (age at death) years
30th November, 1977
8th July, 2017
|Place of Death||
Los Angeles, California
|Cause of Death||
Complications of heart failure (brought on by years of drug and alcohol abuse)
5' 10" (178 cm)
Jess Lanier High School, Alabama, McAdory High School, McCalla, Thornridge High School, Dolton (1997)
Juilliard School (2000 - 2004), Illinois State University
|Claim to Fame||
Lafayette Reynolds in True Blood
Rutina Wesley (met at Juilliard School)
Nelsan Ellis (November 30, 1977 – July 8, 2017) was an American actor and playwright. He achieved critical acclaim for his portrayal of Lafayette Reynolds in the HBO television series True Blood (2008–2014), for which he won a Satellite Award from the International Press Academy, among other accolades. He also starred as Shinwell Johnson in Elementary from 2016 to 2017, and played a variety of guest roles in other television series, including Veronica Mars and Without a Trace.