American actor and playwright
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).
|Born||November 30, 1977|
Harvey, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||July 8, 2017 (aged 39)|
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Cause of death||Heart failure caused by alcohol withdrawal|
|Education||Illinois State University|
Juilliard School (BFA)
Ellis was born in Harvey, Illinois. He joined the United States Marines at the age of 17.
Ellis died of heart failure caused by alcohol withdrawal on July 8, 2017 in Brooklyn, New York. He was 39.
- ↑ Parker, Ryan (July 8, 2017). "'True Blood' Star Nelsan Ellis Dies at 39". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
- Nelsan Ellis on IMDb