Biography

​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.

​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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 55

Birthday 1969-02-21

Place of Birth San Francisco, California, USA

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Also Known As

  • Aunjanue L. Ellis

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Miss Virginia
2019 Lovecraft Country (0 episodes) as Hippolyta Black
2018 If Beale Street Could Talk as Mrs. Hunt
2018 Pimp as Gloria May
2017 Romeo and Juliet in Harlem as Lady Capulet
2016 Designated Survivor (5 episodes) as Eleanor Darby
2016 The Birth of a Nation as Nancy Turner
2015 Quantico (44 episodes) as Miranda Shaw
2015 The Book of Negroes (6 episodes) as Aminata Diallo
2014 Of Mind and Music as Una Vida
2014 Get on Up as Vicki Anderson
2013 Sleepy Hollow (1 episode) as Lori Mills
2012 Abducted: The Carlina White Story as Ann
2011 Money Matters as Pamela Matters
2011 The Help as Yule Mae Davis
2011 The Resident as Sydney
2011 The Tested as Darraylynn Warren
2010 Game of Death as Rachel
2010 Blue Bloods (1 episode) as Sylvia Marshall
2009 NCIS: Los Angeles (1 episode) as Michelle Hanna
2009 The Good Wife (1 episode) as Linda Underwood
2009 The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 as Therese Garber
2009 Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story as Candy Carson
2009 The Hungry Ghosts as Nadia
2008 The Express as Marie Davis
2008 The Mentalist (17 episodes) as Special Agent Madeline Hightower
2008 True Blood (2 episodes) as Diane
2008 Racing for Time as Officer Baker
2007 Cover as Valerie Mass
2006 Justice (8 episodes)
2006 Numb3rs (1 episode)
2006 Freedomland as Felicia
2005 E-Ring (22 episodes) as Jocelyn Pierce
2005 Jonny Zero (3 episodes)
2005 Perception as Vera
2004 Ray as Mary Ann Fisher
2004 The D.A. (1 episode)
2004 Brother to Brother as Zora
2002 MDs (11 episodes) as Quinn Joyner
2002 Undercover Brother as Sistah Girl
2001 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (1 episode)
2001 Lovely & Amazing as Lorraine
2001 The Opponent
2001 John John in the Sky as Earlene
2001 The Caveman's Valentine as Lulu
2000 Disappearing Acts as Pam
2000 Men of Honor as Jo
1999 Third Watch (2 episodes)
1999 A Map of the World as Dyshett
1999 Desert Blue as Agent Summers
1998 Side Streets as Brenda Boyce
1997 The Practice (4 episodes)
1996 Girls Town as Nikki
1996 High Incident (32 episodes)
1994 New York Undercover (1 episode)

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