39 (passed away Jul. 8th, 2017)
Nov. 30th, 1977
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Nelsan Ellis was an American film and television actor and playwright, known for his role as Lafayette Reynolds in the HBO series True Blood, The Inside and Elementary.
- Moved from Alabama to New York to attend the prestigious acting program at Juilliard.
- Born in Harvey, Illinois. Moved to Bessemer, Alabama at age 6. Moved to Dolton, Illinois at 14 where he attended Thornridge High School.
- Wrote Play "Ugly" about the devastating effects of domestic abuse, after his sister Alice was shot by her husband in 2002. Nelsan staged the play while a student at Julliard. Received the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts' Martin E. Segal Award for his efforts.