Awards & Winners

Aunjanue Ellis

Date of Birth 21-February-1969
Place of Birth San Francisco
(California, United States of America, San Francisco Bay Area, San Francisco Peninsula, Area code 415)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Aunjanue L. Ellis
Profession Actor
Aunjanue L. Ellis born February 21, 1969 is an American actress known for her roles in Ray, Undercover Brother, The Mentalist and The Help. Ellis was born in San Francisco, California, and raised on her grandmother's farm in Mississippi. She attended Tougaloo College before transferring to Brown University, where she completed her Bachelor of Arts in African-American studies, while also studying acting with Jim Barnhill and John Emigh. She went on to study acting in the Graduate Acting Program at New York University. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. In 1995, she appeared as Ariel opposite Patrick Stewart's Prospero in a Broadway revival of William Shakespeare's The Tempest. In January 2004, she performed in Regina Taylor's play Drowning Crow, at the Manhattan Theatre Club. In the Spring, 2012 Hampton University semester, she was going to be teaching entertainment industry courses. She will also be featured in a Hampton Players and Company production, "Through the Crack."

Awards by Aunjanue Ellis

Check all the awards nominated and won by Aunjanue Ellis.


Satellite Special Achievement Award for Outstanding Motion Picture Ensemble
Honored for : The Help
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast
Honored for : The Help

Nominations 2011 »

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Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast The Help


Nominations 2010 »

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NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story


Nominations 2005 »

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Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Ray


Nominations 2001 »

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NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Men of Honor