Nelsan Ellis - May 26th

Nelsan Ellis --- is an award-winning film and television actor and playwright. He is well known for his role as Lafayette Reynolds in the HBO series True Blood. Growing up in foster care, Nelsan moved around a lot. He says, “My mother had some difficult times after her brother died and my parent's divorced. She needed a break. And we [Ellis and his siblings] were never given back to our parents, so we remained wards of the state. I lived with my grandmother in Alabama part of the time, but most of the time I lived with my auntie in Chicago.” Ellis joined the Marines, but quit not long afterwards. At 21, he was accepted into the Juilliard School's Drama Division and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2004.

Nelsan Ellis

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