Nelsan Ellis

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Nelsan Ellis) Nelson Ellis (Nelsan Ellis) was born in 1978 in the small town of Harvey, Illinois. When he was six, his parents divorced. His mother took him with them in Bessemer, Alabama. Within a year he was in high school, Jess Lanier, and later moved to the high school Makedori. As soon as the young Nelson knocked 14, he decided to return to Illinois. But not in the home of Harvey and in the same quiet provincial town of Dolton. In 1997, he successfully graduated Tornridzhskuyu high school, then went to New York. Young Man interested in everything that was associated with the art. Besides, he was a hell of a talent. Juilliard School), Nelson Ellis entered the Juilliard School (Juilliard School), which is one of the largest US institutions of higher education in the arts. In 2002, the Nelson family was a tragedy that has left an indelible mark in the lives of future stars. During an argument his sister Alice shot her own husband. Impressions of the event was so strong that it pushed the young man to write a play in which he spoke about the devastating effects of domestic violence. Ugly). While still a student, he was able to stage his first creation, with the unusual name “Dangerous» (Ugly). Martin E. Segal Award). Lincoln Center praised the work of a young playwright and Nelson Ellis was awarded the prestigious Martin E. Seagal (Martin E. Segal Award). In the same year, along with the recognition of a writer, actor and came success. Nelson was invited to work in various projects. Without a Trace), Lost», He made his debut in the series “Without a Trace» (Without a Trace), and then in a short drama «Lost», which played a major role. But the film was not a success and go unnoticed. Young actors and at all forgotten. Ellis started to work hard. Only now in the other direction. Trespass». In 2005, he acted as a writer and producer of the film «Trespass». And if you’re the boss, why not play a major role this film? That is exactly what did Nelson. It was a powerful push in his acting career, because after this picture Ellis just showered job offers. Veronica Mars), Warm Springs). He’s got a cameo role in the TV series “Veronica Mars» (Veronica Mars), and then in the movie “Warm springs» (Warm Springs). The Inside), A more significant role went to him in the series “Special Section» (The Inside), which tells the story of the unit for the investigation of particularly serious crimes at the FBI. Flower Shop». In 2006, he again acted as executive producer, this time to work on the film «Flower Shop». For unknown reasons, we in the career of Nelson Ellis came another break. Gain strength and work on them, the actor returned to the screen in 2008. True Blood). It was then that he received an offer to take pictures in the TV series “True Blood» (True Blood). Nelson went to a very specific role and bright. He played Lafayette Reynolds, the black chef homosexual. This character is so fond of the audience that the writers do not dare “kill”him, although they were close to that in the second season. Nelson Ellis was able to endow his hero’s courage, despite the fact that it adheres to the homosexual. And let Lafayette dressed in a bright and shiny blouse, made up as a model and is inclined to relationships with men, no one would call it a cowardly and weak. It breaks the old ideas about gays. His character can stand up for himself and his family, overcoming their fears. Satellite Award» For the masterful performance of this role, Nelson Ellis was awarded the «Satellite Award» by the International Press Academy in 2008. NewNowNext Awards» In 2009 he was awarded the «NewNowNext Awards» in the nomination”Best new actor.”NAACP» In 2011 again won the «NAACP» in the category of”Outstanding Supporting Actor”. The Express). In the same year, Nelson played the role of Will Davis, the brother of the main character in the movie”Express: The Story of Ernie Davis, sports legends» (The Express). The Soloist), In 2009 came the film”The Soloist» (The Soloist), based on the real life story of the musician Nathaniel Ayers. It Nelson got the role of David Carter. Talent». At the same time he worked on the painting «Talent». 2010 The year 2010 was extremely successful for Nelson in all spheres of its activity. Secretariat), He starred in “Champion» (Secretariat), tells the story of a horse named Secretariat, which in 1973 was able to do what nobody has been able for 25 years – to win three consecutive races in a series of prestigious “Triple Crown.” A Drop of True Blood), He later starred in the miniseries”A drop of this blood» (A Drop of True Blood), where he played the favorite of many Lafayette. Page 36» In addition, Nelson Ellis began work on the film «Page 36″as a screenwriter, executive producer and, for the first time as a director. As he confessed the actor, the role of Lafayette has had a huge impact on him. Vibe» In an interview with «Vibe» asked about his thoughts on gay marriage, he replied:”If you want to marry a man – married. If two women want to get married, they should do it. Someone may be a Christian and still be gay. And I support it. Let the homosexuals to marry.”
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