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Aunjanue Ellis was born in San Francisco, California. She graduated from the Brown University, and later attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. During her career, Ellis performed on Off-Broadway theater, appeared in many film, and had roles on television. In film, she is best known for her roles in "Men of Honor" (2000), "... See full bio »

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Known For

Men of Honor
(2000)
The Help
The Help Yule Mae Davis
(2011)
Ray
Ray Mary Ann Fisher
(2004)
Undercover Brother
Undercover Brother Sistah Girl
(2002)

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  Pimp (filming)
Gloria Ray
 2013/II The Volunteer
Leigh
 2011/I Money Matters
Pamela Matters
 2011 The Help
Yule Mae Davis
 2011 The Resident
Sydney
 2010 Game of Death
Rachel
 2009 The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
Therese (Garber's Wife)
 2009/I Motherhood
Sample Sale Friend
 2009 The Hungry Ghosts
Nadia
 2009 Notorious
Sandy
 2007 Cover
Valerie Mass
 2006 Freedomland
Felicia
 2005 Perception
Vera
 2004/I Ray
Mary Ann Fisher
 2000 The Opponent
June
 2000 Men of Honor
Jo
 2000 I'll Wave Back
Earlene
 1999 A Map of the World
Dyshett
 1999 In Too Deep
Denise
 1998 Side Streets
Brenda Boyce
 1996 Ed's Next Move
Erica
 1996 Girls Town
Nikki
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Stage: Appeared in "Tempest" on Broadway. Written by George C. Wolfe. See more »

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3 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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5' 9" (1.75 m)
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I love playing different characters and things that are challenging. I'm not interested in safety at all. That's what makes me get up in the morning. See more »

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Has her B.A. in African-American studies from Brown University, and studied acting in the graduate drama program at NYU. See more »

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