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Aunjanue Ellis

Actress, Best Known For Starring in "Ray," "The Mentalist" and "The Help"

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 Aunjanue Ellis Biography

Aunjanue L. Ellis is an American film, stage, and television actress, and producer. Ellis began her acting career in theater, and made her film debut in "Girls Town." She later had leading roles in a number of independent movies, and co-starred in several mainstream films.

Born in San Francisco, California, Ellis was raised on her grandmother's farm in Mississippi. She attended Tougaloo College before transferring to Brown University, where she completed her Bachelor of Arts in African-American studies, while also studying acting with Jim Barnhill and John Emigh. She went on to study acting in the Graduate Acting Program at New York University. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

Ellis is best known for her roles in films "Men of Honor," "The Caveman's Valentine," "Undercover Brother," "Ray," "The Express: The Ernie Davis Story," "The Taking of Pelham 123," and "The Help." On television, Ellis had a regular role in the ABC police drama series "High Incident," and later co-starred in a number of short-lived dramas. She had recurring roles on "The Practice," "True Blood," and "The Mentalist," and played roles in a number of made for television movies, such as "Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story" and "Abducted: The Carlina White Story."

In 2015, Ellis played the leading role in the miniseries "The Book of Negroes," based on bestselling novel by Lawrence Hill. She received critical acclaim and a Critic's Choice Award nomination for Best Actress in a Movie/Miniseries. From 2015 to 2017, she starred as Miranda Shaw in the ABC thriller series "Quantico." In 2016, Ellis played Nancy Turner, Nat Turner's mother, in the period drama film "The Birth of a Nation." In 2019, Ellis received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie nomination for her performance as Sheronne Salaam, mother of Yusef Salaam, in the Netflix miniseries "When They See Us."

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Aunjanue Ellis

Actress, Best Known For Starring in "Ray," "The Mentalist" and "The Help"

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Aunjanue Ellis Biography

Aunjanue L. Ellis is an American film, stage, and television actress, and producer. Ellis began her acting career in theater, and made her film debut in "Girls Town." She later had leading roles in a number of independent movies, and co-starred in several mainstream films.

Born in San Francisco, California, Ellis was raised on her grandmother's farm in Mississippi. She attended Tougaloo College before transferring to Brown University, where she completed her Bachelor of Arts in African-American studies, while also studying acting with Jim Barnhill and John Emigh. She went on to study acting in the Graduate Acting Program at New York University. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

Ellis is best known for her roles in films "Men of Honor," "The Caveman's Valentine," "Undercover Brother," "Ray," "The Express: The Ernie Davis Story," "The Taking of Pelham 123," and "The Help." On television, Ellis had a regular role in the ABC police drama series "High Incident," and later co-starred in a number of short-lived dramas. She had recurring roles on "The Practice," "True Blood," and "The Mentalist," and played roles in a number of made for television movies, such as "Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story" and "Abducted: The Carlina White Story."

In 2015, Ellis played the leading role in the miniseries "The Book of Negroes," based on bestselling novel by Lawrence Hill. She received critical acclaim and a Critic's Choice Award nomination for Best Actress in a Movie/Miniseries. From 2015 to 2017, she starred as Miranda Shaw in the ABC thriller series "Quantico." In 2016, Ellis played Nancy Turner, Nat Turner's mother, in the period drama film "The Birth of a Nation." In 2019, Ellis received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie nomination for her performance as Sheronne Salaam, mother of Yusef Salaam, in the Netflix miniseries "When They See Us."

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  • How much does it cost to book Aunjanue Ellis?

    Booking fees for Aunjanue Ellis, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Aunjanue Ellis, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Aunjanue Ellis?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Aunjanue Ellis for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Aunjanue Ellis for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Aunjanue Ellis or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Aunjanue Ellis or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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