Nelsan Ellis is best known as Actor who has an estimated Net Worth of $3 Million. Known for his role as Bobby Byrd in the 2014 movie Get On Up, he also famously played Lafayette Reynolds on HBO's True Blood. For his role in the latter production, he received Ewwy, Satellite, Scream, and NAACP Image awards. He was born on November 30,1977, Harvey, IL. He appeared in a small role in the 2011 film The Help. After briefly serving in the United States Marines, he began his acting training at New York City's famous Juilliard School. He and fellow True Blood cast member Rutina Wesley both attended the Juilliard School. A native of Harvey, Illinois, he was raised primarily in Bessemer, Alabama, by his grandmother. In his mid teens, he returned to Illinois and lived with his aunt while finishing high school. At age 39 he died of heart failure due to a longstanding battle with drug and alcohol abuse. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius.
Nelsan Ellis Bio, Wiki
Best Known For
His important portrayal of the character Carter Howard in The Inside (2005-2006), Lafayette Reynolds in True Blood (2008–2014), and Shinwell Johnson in Elementary (2016-2017)
Making a guest appearance as Apollo Bukenya in Veronica Mars in 2007 and Deng Nimieri in Without A Trace in 2007
Winning several awards such as the Satellite Award in 2009 for his contribution to the TV show True Blood and the Gold Derby Award in 2012 for his involvement in the romantic drama film The Help (2011)
Being nominated for several awards such as a Scream Award in 2009 and a Black Reel Award in 2015
Harvey, Illinois, United States
Nelsan studied at Jess Lanier High School in Bessemer, Alabama, before transferring to McAdory High School after studying there for just a year. After that, he moved to Illinois, where he completed his schooling from Thornridge High School, Dolton in 1997.
Ellis is represented by ICM Partners, Brookside Artist Management, and Emily Gerson Saines.
Regular; 80 episodesWon Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television FilmWon Satellite Award for Best Cast – Television SeriesNominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesWon Ewwy Award for best supporting actor in a Drama seriesWon NewNowNext Award for Brink of Fame: ActorNominated for a Scream Award for best supporting actor