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Nelsan Ellis (Nelson Ellis)

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Biography

Nelsan Ellis (born c. 1978) is an award-winning American film and television actor and playwright, perhaps best known as Lafayette Reynolds on HBO's True Blood.

Ellis was born in Harvey, Illinois. Following his parents' divorce, Ellis and his mother moved to Alabama. He moved back to Illinois as a teenager, and graduated from Thornridge High School in Dolton, Illinois, in 1997. Ellis attended Juilliard and, while there, wrote a semi-autobiographical play titled Ugly that was performed at the school and later won the Lincoln Center's Martin E. Segal Award. Read more...

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Character: Bobby Byrd

Get on Up 2014

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Character: Henry The Waiter

The Help 2011

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Character: Will Davis, Jr.

The Express 2008

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Character: Roy Collier

Warm Springs 2005

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Character: Eddie Sweat

Secretariat 2010

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Character: Himself - Sinners Designated Hitter

Celebrity Vampire Baseball 2010

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Character: Lafayette Reynolds / Marnie

And When I Die 2011

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Character: Himself - Guest Judge

Conjoined Queens 0

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Character: Himself - Guest Judge

Countdown to the Crown 0

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Official Spoiler Rules 0

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I Know What You'll Do Next Summer 0

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Character: Deng Nimieri

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