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Nelsan Ellis Net Worth: Nelsan Ellis is an American celebrity that has a net worth of $3 million dollars. An excellent sportsman, with no looked at becoming an actor, Ellis’ teachers convinced him to take the part of Junie in the play The Colored Museum. His love of performing proved too powerful to ignore and he eventually enrolled in the esteemed Juilliard School in Nyc to study play. At Juilliard, Ellis composed his first stage play, Horrible, a story of “unconditional love and the way that it hides a large number of sins,” according to Ellis. On the basis of the horrifying murder of his sister, Nasty sheds light on the often ignored problem of domestic violence in families. He’d spend another seven years focused on the area of stage and play. Following appearances in several small television characters, Nelsan Ellis reached breakout success in 2008 when he got the part of Lafayette on the hit HBO vampire show True Blood.

Quick Facts

Birth date: November 30, 1978
Birth place: Harvey, Illinois, United States
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Profession:Actor, Playwright, Film Producer
Education:Juilliard School, Jess Lanier High School, Columbia College Chicago, McAdory High School, Thornridge High School
Nationality:United States of America
Siblings:Alice Nellis
Awards:Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
Nominations:NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Movies:Get on Up, The Help, The Butler, Secretariat, The Stanford Prison Experiment, The Soloist, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, The Express, Gods Behaving Badly, Warm Springs, Little Boxes, True to the Game
TV shows:True Blood, The Inside
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Wrote Play "Ugly" about the devastating effects of domestic abuse, after his sister Alice was shot by her husband in 2002. Nelsan staged the play while a student at Julliard. Received the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts' Martin E. Segal Award for his efforts.
2Born in Harvey, Illinois. Moved to Bessemer, Alabama at age 6. Moved to Dolton, Illinois at 14 where he attended Thornridge High School.
3Moved from Alabama to New York to attend the prestigious acting program at Juilliard.


Quotes

#Quote
1I support it. I think anybody should - I mean - I have my religious views, but I don't choose to oppress them on anybody. I think in this country, anybody can do whatever they want to do as long as it's not hurting anybody else or violating the laws of society. If you want to get married to a man then get married to a man. If two women want to get married they should get married. It's not hurting me. The beautiful thing about this country is that I can be a Christian and feel free to do so. Or somebody cannot be a Christian and do whatever that entails. Or somebody can be a Christian and still be gay and I support it. Let gay people get married. [Ellis in a "Vibe" Magazine interview, when he was asked about his thoughts about gay marriage.]


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastThe Help (2011)· Jessica Chastain
· Viola Davis
· Bryce Dallas Howard
· Allison Janney
· Chris Lowell
· Sissy Spacek
· Octavia Spencer
· Mary Steenburgen
· Emma Stone
· Cicely Tyson
· Mike Vogel
2009Special Achievement AwardSatellite AwardsBest Ensemble, TelevisionTrue Blood (2008)· Chris Bauer
· Mehcad Brooks
· Anna Camp
· Michelle Forbes
· Mariana Klaveno
· Ryan Kwanten
· Todd Lowe
· Michael McMillian
· Stephen Moyer
· Anna Paquin
· Jim Parrack
· Carrie Preston
· William Sanderson
· Alexander Skarsgård
· Sam Trammell
· Rutina Wesley
· Deborah Ann Woll
2008Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionTrue Blood (2008)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor, Motion PictureGet on Up (2014)
2015Vision AwardNAMIC Vision AwardsBest Performance - DramaTrue Blood (2008)
2012Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesTrue Blood (2008)
2011Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesTrue Blood (2008)
2010ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesTrue Blood (2008)· Chris Bauer
· Mehcad Brooks
· Anna Camp
· Michelle Forbes
· Mariana Klaveno
· Ryan Kwanten
· Todd Lowe
· Michael McMillian
· Stephen Moyer
· Anna Paquin
· Jim Parrack
· Carrie Preston
· William Sanderson
· Alexander Skarsgård
· Sam Trammell
· Rutina Wesley
· Deborah Ann Woll
2009Scream AwardScream AwardsBest Supporting ActorTrue Blood (2008)


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
#Nausea... for Millennials2013Short post-productionGibson
Elementary2016-2017TV SeriesShinwell Johnson
Little Boxes2016Mack
Send Me: An Original Web Series2016TV SeriesBenjamin
True to the Game2016Tyrik
The Stanford Prison Experiment2015Jesse Fletcher
True Blood2008-2014TV SeriesLafayette Reynolds
Get on Up2014Bobby Byrd
Gods Behaving Badly2013Dionysus
The Butler2013/IMartin Luther King Jr.
Naked Eye2012ShortThe Man
The Reluctant Fundamentalist2012Wainwright
The Help2011Henry The Waiter
Secretariat2010Eddie Sweat
True Blood: Webisodes2010TV Series shortLafayette Reynolds
Talent2009ShortTitus
The Soloist2009David Carter
The Express2008Will Davis, Jr.
Without a Trace2007TV SeriesDeng Nimieri
Veronica Mars2007TV SeriesApollo Bukenya
The Inside2005-2006TV SeriesCarter Howard
Trespass2005ShortDonny
Warm Springs2005TV MovieRoy Collier
Lost2002/IShortHoffa

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hands to the Sky, Catch Them & They're Yours2014Short executive producer completed
Damn Wonderful2013Documentary executive producer
Train(ed)2013Short executive producer
The End of Thorns2011Short executive producer
Page 362010Short executive producer
Flower Shop2006Short executive producer
Trespass2005Short executive producer / producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Page 362010Short story
Trespass2005Short

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Damn Wonderful2013Documentary
Page 362010Short

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ornaments2008production assistant

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
RuPaul's Drag Race2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest Judge
Made in Hollywood2010-2014TV SeriesHimself
Today2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Gag Reel2014Video shortHimself
Chelsea Lately2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
CollegeHumor Originals2012TV SeriesHimself
The Talk2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Love Lust2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Attack of the Show!2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Celebrity Vampire Baseball2010TV MovieHimself - Sinners Designated Hitter
True Blood-Lines: A New Type2008TV Movie documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
RuPaul's Drag Race2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest Judge
True Blood: Webisodes2010TV Series shortLafayette Reynolds

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