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Nelsan Ellis
Nelsanellis
Date of Birth
c. 1978
Birthplace
Harvey, Illinois
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Nelsan Ellis (born November 30, 1978) is an award-winning American film and television actor and playwright, perhaps best known as Lafayette Reynolds on HBO's True Blood. He was part of the initial starring cast and remains a starring cast member for the fifth season.

BiographyEdit

Ellis was born in Harvey, Illinois. Following his parents' divorce, Ellis and his mother moved to Bessemer, Alabama, where he attended Jess Lanier High School for a year, then transferred to McAdory High School. He moved back to Illinois at 15, and graduated from Thornridge High School in Dolton, Illinois, in 1997. Ellis is a graduate of Juilliard.

FilmographyEdit

  • The Help (2011)
  • Secretariat (2010)
  • The Soloist (2009)
  • The Express (2008)
  • True Blood (2008-2011) (TV)
  • Without a Trace (2007) (TV)
  • Veronica Mars (2007) (TV)
  • The Inside (2005) (TV)
  • Warm Springs (2005) (TV)

True Blood AccoladesEdit

  • Named Entertainment Weekly's Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (season 1)
  • Won the NewNowNext Award for Brink of Fame: Actor (season 1)
  • Won the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor - Series, Miniseries, or Television Film (season 1)
  • Nominated for the Scream Award for Best Supporting Actor (season 1)
  • Nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (season 3)

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Appearances Edit

Season one appearances
"Strange Love" "The First Taste" "Mine" "Escape from Dragon House"
"Sparks Fly Out" "Cold Ground" "Burning House of Love" "The Fourth Man in the Fire"
"Plaisir D'Amour" "I Don't Wanna Know" "To Love Is to Bury" "You'll Be the Death of Me"
Season two appearances
"Nothing but the Blood" "Keep This Party Going" "Scratches" "Shake and Fingerpop"
"Never Let Me Go" "Hard-Hearted Hannah" "Release Me" "Timebomb"
"I Will Rise Up" "New World in My View" "Frenzy" "Beyond Here Lies Nothin'"
Season three appearances
"Bad Blood" "Beautifully Broken" "It Hurts Me Too" "9 Crimes"
"Trouble" "I Got a Right to Sing the Blues" "Hitting the Ground" "Night on the Sun"
"Everything Is Broken" "I Smell a Rat" "Fresh Blood" "Evil is Going On"
Season four appearances
"She's Not There" "You Smell Like Dinner" "If You Love Me, Why Am I Dyin'?" "I'm Alive and on Fire"
"Me and the Devil" "I Wish I Was the Moon" "Cold Grey Light of Dawn" "Spellbound"
"Let's Get Out of Here" "Burning Down the House" "Soul of Fire" "And When I Die"
Season five appearances
"Turn! Turn! Turn!" "Authority Always Wins" "Whatever I Am, You Made Me" "We’ll Meet Again"
"Let's Boot and Rally" "Hopeless" "In the Beginning" "Somebody That I Used to Know"
"Everybody Wants to Rule the World" "Gone, Gone, Gone" "Sunset" "Save Yourself"
Season six appearances
"Who Are You, Really?" "The Sun" "You're No Good" "At Last"
"Fuck the Pain Away" "Don't You Feel Me" "In the Evening" "Dead Meat"
"Life Matters" "Radioactive"
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