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Aunjanue Ellis

Actress | * 02/21/1969 (49) | San Francisco, California, USA
Aunjanue L. Ellis (born February 21, 1969) is an American film, stage, and television actress, and producer. She 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. Ellis is best known for her roles in films Men of Honor (2000), The Caveman's Valentine (2001), Undercover Brother (2002), Ray (2004), The Express (2008), The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009) and The Help (2011). On television, Ellis had regular role in the ABC police drama series High Incident (1996–97), and later co-starred in a number of short-lived dramas. She had re... ()
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​Aunjanue L. Ellis is an American producer, stage and screen actress, best known for her film roles in "Ray", "Undercover Brother", and on the television series "The Mentalist". She has an BA in African-American Studies from Brown University, and an MFA in Acting from the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Mystery | Crime

Known for these Movies & Shows

Men of Honor

R

2000 | 3.6/5 | 2h 9min
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Undercover Brother

PG-13

2002 | 2.8/5 | 1h 26min
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The Help

PG-13

2011 | 4.1/5 | 2h 26min
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Ray

PG-13

2004 | 3.7/5 | 2h 32min
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Movies with Aunjanue Ellis as Actress(34)

as Gloria May2018 Pimp
as Lady Capulet2017 Romeo and Juliet in Harlem
as Una Vida2016 Of Mind and Music
as Nancy Turner2016 The Birth of a Nation
as Vicki Anderson2014 Get on Up
as Yule Mae Davis2011 The Help
as Sydney2011 The Resident
as Darraylynn Warren2011 The Tested
as Pamela Matters2011 Money Matters
as Rachel2010 Game of Death
as Nadia2009 The Hungry Ghosts
as Marie Davis2008 The Express
as Officer Baker2008 Racing for Time
as Valerie Mass2007 Cover
as Felicia2006 Freedomland
as Vera2005 Perception
as Zora2004 Brother to Brother
as Mary Ann Fisher2004 Ray
as Sistah Girl2002 Undercover Brother
as Earlene2001 John John in the Sky
as Lorraine2001 Lovely & Amazing
as Jo2000 Men of Honor
as Agent Summers1999 Desert Blue
as Dyshett1999 A Map of the World
as Brenda Boyce1998 Side Streets
as Nikki1996 Girls Town

TV Shows/Series with Aunjanue Ellis as Actress(20)

as Hippolyta Black2019 Lovecraft Country
as Aminata Diallo2015 The Book of Negroes
as Miranda Shaw2015 Quantico
as Lori Mills2013 Sleepy Hollow
as Sylvia Marshall2010 Blue Bloods
as Linda Underwood2009 The Good Wife
as Michelle Hanna2009 NCIS: Los Angeles
as Diane2008 True Blood
as Special Agent Madeline Hightower2008 The Mentalist
2006 Numb3rs
2006 Justice
as Jocelyn Pierce2005 E-Ring
as Quinn Joyner2002 MDs

Additional Information

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Born: 02/21/1969 in San Francisco (current age: 49)
Zodiac sign: Pisces (Chinese zodiac sign: Rooster)
Educated at: Brown University, Tisch School of the Arts
Other names for Aunjanue Ellis (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Aunjanue L. Ellis"
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:10086, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 01/06/2019