Aunjanue Ellis is known as an American actress and producer. She is most famous for her roles in The Mentalist and When They See Us.
Aunjanue L. Ellis was born on February 21, 1969, in San Francisco, California. She was raised on her grandmother's farm in McComb, Mississippi. Ellis got her degree in African-American Studies from Brown University College. While in college, she got engaged with acting. She pondered acting in the Graduate Acting Program at New York College's Tisch School of Arts.
In 1995, Ellis made her debut acting presentation, appearing in a Broadway recuperation of William Shakespeare's The Storm. She later hit the small screen to show up in the Fox police drama series, New York Undercover. In 1996 she had a strong part in the film, Girls Town acting with Lili Taylor. In 1999, she had the repeating part of Sharon Young in the ABC show, The Practice. After a year, Ellis featured with Cuba Gooding Jr. in the show motion picture Men of Honor, directed by George Tillman, Jr. From 2010 to 2013, Ellis had a repeating part in the CBS series The Mentalist, as Madeleine Hightower. She also played Ashley Judd's partner in the 2012 ABC miniseries Missing and had another part on the CBS procedural show, NCIS: Los Angeles.
In 2004, she played Mary Ann Fisher in the film about famous performer Ray Charles, Ray. In 2009, she co-featured again with Cuba Gooding Jr., this time in the TV film Skilled Hands: the Ben Carson Story. Ellis performed at the Manhattan Theater Club in Regina Taylor's play Drowning Crow in 2004. In 2010, Ellis co-featured with Wesley Snipes in the action film, Game of Death. The year after, she appeared in the generally praised period motion picture The Help, directed by Tate Taylor, as Eula Mae Davis.
In 2016, she co-featured in the drama film, The Introduction of a Country, in perspective on the story of the 1831 slave rebellion drove by Nat Turner. In September 2019, at the 2019 Emmy Awards show, Ellis was nominated for the award, Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie because of her performance in When They See Us.
Aunjanue Ellis has not had any public information released about her intimate life. It is unknown if she has had relationships with people outside of the entertainment industry and has kept them private to protect their security.
|Birth Date:||21 Feb, 1969|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Birth Place:||San Francisco|
New York University Tisch School of the Arts