Biography

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Nelsan Ellis (born c. 1978) was an award-winning American film and television actor and playwright, perhaps best known as Lafayette Reynolds on HBO's True Blood.

He died on July 8, 2017, in Los Angeles, California, from complications with heart failure at the age of 39.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Nelsan Ellis, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia. ​

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Nelsan Ellis (born c. 1978) was an award-winning American film and television actor and playwright, perhaps best known as Lafayette Reynolds on HBO's True Blood.

He died on July 8, 2017, in Los Angeles, California, from complications with heart failure at the age of 39.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Nelsan Ellis, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia. ​

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 15

Birthday 1977-11-30

Day of Death 2017-07-08

Place of Birth Harvey, Illinois, U.S.

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Nelson Ellis

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 True to the Game as Tyrik
2017 Little Boxes as Mack
2015 The Stanford Prison Experiment as Jesse Fletcher
2014 Get on Up as Bobby Byrd
2013 The Reluctant Fundamentalist as Wainwright
2012 Elementary (5 episodes) as Shinwell Johnson
2011 The Help as Henry The Waiter
2010 Secretariat as Eddie Sweat
2009 The Soloist as David Carter
2008 Young @ Heart
2008 True Blood (80 episodes) as Lafayette Reynolds
2005 The Inside (13 episodes) as Carter Howard
2004 Veronica Mars (1 episode)
2002 Without a Trace (1 episode)

Writing

2010 Page 36 Story

Directing

2010 Page 36 Director

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