Who is Aunjanue Ellis?
Aunjanue Ellis is an American film, stage and television actress and film producer and she is popularly known for her role as Jo Brashear in Men of Honor and for appearing in movies such as The Opponent, The Caveman’s Valentine, Lovely & Amazing, Brother to Brother, Ray, Freedom land, The Express and Notorious.
Biography and Education
Aunjanue Ellis was born Aunjanue L. Ellis on the 21st of February, 1969 in San Francisco, California, United States and she was raised in McComb, Mississippi, in her grandmother’s farm, Ellis attended a High School in McComb, before she enrolled at the Tougaloo College and then transferred to Brown University where she graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree in African-American studies.
During her time at the Brown University, Ellis participated in various plays and starred alongside the likes of Jim Barnhill and John Emigh, she later attended the New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where she undertook a Graduate Acting Program and she is also a member of the much acclaimed Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
Movies and Career
Aunjanue Ellis has appeared in a lot of movies over the years and they include, Girls Town as Nikki in 1996, Ed’s Next Move as Erica in 1996, Side Streets in 1998 as Brenda Boyce, Desert Blue in 1998 as Agent Summers, In Too Deep in 1999 as Denise, A Map of the World in 1999 as Dyshett, John in the Sky as Earlene, Men of Honor in 2000 as Jo Brashear, The Opponent in 2000 as June, The Caveman’s Valentine in 2001 as Lulu, Lovely & Amazing in 2001 as Lorraine, Undercover Brother in 2002 as Sistah Girl, Brother to Brother in 2004 as Zora, Mary Ann Fisher in 2004 as Ray, Perception in 2005 as Vera, Freedomland in 2006 as Felicia, Cover in 2007 as Valerie Mass, The Express in 2008 as Marie Davis, Notorious in 2009 as Sandy.
I Love You Phillip Morris in 2009 as Reba, The Hungry Ghosts in 2009 as Nadia, Motherhood in 2009 as Sample Sale Friend, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 in 2009 as Therese, The Tested in 2010 as Darraylynn Warren, Game of Death in 2010 as Rachel, The Resident in 2011 as Sydney, The Help in 2011 as Yule May Davis, Money Matters in 2011 as Pamela Matters, The Volunteer in 2013 as Leigh, Romeo and Juliet in Harlem in 2014 as Lady Capulet, Of Mind and Music in 2014 as Una Vida, Get on Up in 2014 as Vicki Anderson, The Birth of a Nation in 2016 as Nancy Turner, Pimp in 2017 as Gloria Ray, If Beale Street Could Talk in 2018 as Mrs. Hunt, Miss Virginia and many more.
Aunjanue Ellis has also appeared in television series and shows such as New York Undercover in 1995, High Incident from 1996 to 1997, The Practice in 1999, Third Watch in 2000, Disappearing Acts in 2000, 100 Centre Street, MDs in 2002, The D.A in 2004, Jonny Zero in 2005, E-Ring from 2005 to 2006, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Justice from 2006 to 2007, Numb3rs in 2008, The Border in 2008, True Blood in 2008, The Prince of Motor City in 2008, Racing for Time in 2008, The Good Wife in 2009, Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story in 2009, Blue Bloods in 2012, Missing in 2012, Abducted: The Carlina White Story in 2012, NCIS: Los Angeles in 2012, Sleepy Hollow in 2014, The Book of Negroes in 2015, Quantico from 2015 to 2017, Designated Survivor in 2018, Chiefs in 2018, Lovecraft Country in 2019, Central Park 5 in 2019 and many more.
Height, Weight and Personal Looks
Aunjanue Ellis stands at a height of 5 ft 12 inches, she weighs 68kg, she is dark in complexion, has black hair color and dark brown eye color.
Aunjanue Ellis was born to a father named Jonathan Ellis and to a mother named Anne Ellis and she grew up with a sister named Sasha Ellis who is also her only sibling and as of recent she has no child.
Aunjanue Ellis has kept most things about her love life away from the public, but it was once reported that she is married to a man named Henry Weiser.
Aunjanue Ellis and her family currently reside in Los Angeles, California, United States of America.
Nationality and Ethnicity
Aunjanue is of American nationality and black ethnicity.
Social Media Presence
Aunjanue has made a lot of success out of her acting career and this success also came with a fan base, as of recent Aunjanue has accumulated over 400,000 Twitter followers, over 500,000 Instagram follower and she is also active on Facebook and a host of other social media networks.
Controversies, rumors and legal issues
Since becoming famous in 1995, Aunjanue hasn’t been linked to any known controversy, rumors and legal issues.
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Aunjanue Ellis Net Worth and Salary
Aunjanue Ellis net worth is estimated to be $250 million and she earns over $75 million as salary annually and her net worth accumulated due to the success in her career as a film producer and actress and for appearing in movies such as Men of Honor and Undercover Brother.
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