Ellis at the True Blood Season Two premiere party at Paramount Studios in June 2009
|Born||November 30, 1977|
Harvey, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||July 8, 2017 (aged 39)|
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Cause of death||Complications from alcohol withdrawal|
|Education||Illinois State University|
Juilliard School (BFA)
Nelsan Ellis (November 30, 1977 – July 8, 2017) was an American actor and playwright. He was best known for his role as Lafayette Reynolds in the HBO series True Blood from 2008 to 2014. He also appeared in the movies The Butler (2013) and Get on Up (2014).
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