Aunjanue Ellis

Aunjanue Ellis

  • Born on
    • February 21st, 1969
​Aunjanue L. Ellis is an American producer, stage and screen actress, best known for her film roles in "Ray", "Undercover Brother", and on the television series "The Mentalist". She has an BA in African-American Studies from Brown University, and an MFA in Acting from the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.


Acting (33 Credits)

2021King Richard as Brandi Williams
2020The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel as Mattie Moss Clark
2020Lovecraft Country as Hippolyta
2019Miss Virginia
2019When They See Us as Sharonne Salaam
2018Pimp as Gloria May
2018If Beale Street Could Talk as Mrs. Hunt
2016The Birth of a Nation as Nancy Turner
2015The Book of Negroes as Aminata Diallo
2014Get on Up as Vicki Anderson
2012Abducted: The Carlina White Story as Ann
2011Game of Death as Rachel
2011The Resident as Sydney
2011The Help as Yule Mae Davis
2009Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story as Candy
2009Motherhood as Sample Sale Friend
2009The Taking of Pelham 123 as Therese Garber
2009I Love You Phillip Morris as Reba
2008The Express as Marie Davis
2007Cover as Valerie Mass
2006Freedomland as Felicia
2005E-Ring as Jocelyn Pierce
2004Brother to Brother as Zora
2004Ray as Mary Ann Fisher
2002Undercover Brother as Sistah Girl
2001The Caveman's Valentine as Lulu
2001Lovely & Amazing as Lorraine
2000Men of Honor as Jo
2000Disappearing Acts as Pam
1999A Map of the World as Dyshett
1999In Too Deep as Denise
1998Desert Blue as Agent Summers
1996Girls Town as Nikki


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