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Nelsan Ellis (born November 30, 1978) is an American film and television actor and playwright. He is well known for his role as Lafayette Reynolds in the HBO series True Blood, which he played from 2008 until the completion of True Blood in 2014, and most recently for starring as Bobby Byrd in the James Brown biopic, Get On Up.

Age: 36
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Lafayette in True Blood.


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2015 The Stanford Prison Experiment Jesse Fletcher
2014 Get on Up Bobby Byrd
2013 Lee Daniels' The Butler Martin Luther King Jr.
2013 Gods Behaving Badly Dionysus
2013 #Nausea... for Millennials Gibson
2012 The Reluctant Fundamentalist Wainwright
2012 Naked Eye The Man
2011 The Help Henry The Waiter
2010 Secretariat Eddie Sweat
2010 A Drop of True Blood Lafayette Reynolds
2009 The Soloist David Carter


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Nominated for 5 Awards | Won 2

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