A multi talented stage, film as well as TV actress and a producer Aunjanue Ellis started her acting career in the theater and made her movie debut in the Girls Town. She is widely known for portraying the roles in the movies such as Men of Honor in 2000, The Caveman’s Valentine in 2001, Undercover Brother in 2002, Ray in 2004, The Express in 2008, The Taking of Pelham 123 in 2009 as well as The Help in 2011. On the TV, Ellis had a gerular role in ABC police drama series called High Incident and later, she co-starred in numebrs of the short lived dramas. In addition to that, she also had a recurring role on True Blood, The Practice, and The Mentalist and she has also played the roles in numbers of the made for TV movies which also includes Abducted and Gifted Hands.
It was in the year 1995 when Ellis first made his professional acting debut by making her appearance as Ariel opposite to Patrick Stewart’s Prospero in the Broadway revival of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Later, she made her screen debut in an episode of the Fox police drama series known as New York Undercover and in 1996; she also has a co-leading role in independent film called Girsl Town along with Lili Taylor. In late 1990s, she also has supporting roles in the movies such as Desert Blue, Ed’s Next Move, In Too Deep and a Map of the World. She also starred as the officer Leslie Joyner from 1996 till the next year in ABC police drama series called High incident that was created by Steven Spielberg.
In the year 2000, Ellis starred opposite to Cuba Gooding Jr. ina drama film called Men of Honor which was directed by George Tillman, Jr. The next year, she portrayed the role as the daughter of Samuel L. Jackson’s character in a mystery-drama movie called The Caveman’s Valentine that is based on the George Dawes Green’s 1994 novel of same name. Her other movies as well as TV credits include Third Watch, E- Ring, Justice, True Blood, Numb3rs, High Incident, The D. A., Get On Up, The Volunteer, The Help, The Tested, Motherhood, Notorious, Game of Death, The Express and many more. Ellis has got a black colored hair. There is no information found about whether she is married or has any husband.
A native of San Francisco, California, United States, Aunjanue Ellis was born on 21st February of the year 1969 which has now made her at the age of 46. She went to get her education from the Tougaloo College. After that, she was transferred to the Brown University from where she completed her Bachelor of Arts in the African- American studies while also studying the acting with John Emigh and Jim Barnhill. While her tenure at the Brown University, she made her debut on student play. After that, Ellis went to study the acting in Graduate Acting program at the New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. In addition to that, she is also the member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. More details about her and her interview can also be found in various sites and she can also be connected through Twitter and Instagram account.