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Aunjanue Ellis

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


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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