Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor

08/11/2019 – Aunjanue Ellis – FYC Event for Netflix’s “When They See Us” – Arrivals – Paramount Theatre on the Paramount Studios Lot, 5555 Melrose Avenue – Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: /

Birth Name: Aunjanue L. Ellis

Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, United States

Date of Birth: February 21, 1969

Ethnicity: African-American

Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor, also billed as Aunjanue Ellis, is an American actress and producer. Her roles include the films Men of Honor, The Caveman’s Valentine, Undercover Brother, Ray (2004), Freedomland, The Express: The Ernie Davis Story, The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009), The Help, The Birth of a Nation (2016), If Beale Street Could Talk, King Richard, for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress; and Origin (2023); the series High Incident, The Practice, True Blood, The Mentalist, Quantico, and Lovecraft Country; the made-for-tv movies Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story, Abducted: The Carlina White Story, and The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel, and the mini-series The Book of Negroes and When They See Us.

She was raised partly on her grandmother’s farm in McComb, Mississippi.

Aunjanue’s maternal grandfather’s surname was Taylor.

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