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Aunjanue Ellis

Aunjanue Ellis
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Aunjanue Ellis Biography

Quickly becoming one of Hollywood's most sought-after talents, Aunjanue Ellis' resume is as versatile as she is. This beautiful, talented and intelligent actress has kept herself very busy nurturing a career in theater, film and television.

Ellis made her Broadway debut in George C. Wolfe's The Tempest, which began as a Shakespeare in the Park production. This spring, she appeared in Drowning Crow, an update of Chekhov's The Seagull, with Alfre Woodard at Broadway's Biltmore Theatre; she portrayed Hannah Jordan, the innocent little girl caught up in desire opposite Anthony Mackie as C-Trip, the tortured playwright. Read Full Bio >>

Aunjanue Ellis Awards

YearAwardCategoryForResult
2013 Black Reel Awards Outstanding Television or Mini-Series Performance, Female Abducted: The Carlina White Story (2012) (TV). Won
2012 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Acting Ensemble The Help (2011). Won
2012 Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Ensemble The Help (2011). Nominated
2011 Satellite Awards Best Ensemble, Motion Picture The Help (2011). Won
2011 National Board of Review, USA Best Acting by an Ensemble The Help (2011). Won

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Aunjanue Ellis Trivia

  • Has her B.A. in African-American studies from Brown University, and studied acting in the graduate drama program at NYU.
  • Attended Tougaloo College in Tougaloo, Mississippi before she transferred to Brown University, where she completed her undergraduate studies.





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