Nelsan Ellis was an American actor and playwright. He achieved critical acclaim for his portrayal of Lafayette Reynolds in the HBO television series True Blood (2008–2014), for which he won a Satellite Award from the International Press Academy, among other accolades. He also starred as Shinwell Johnson in Elementary from 2016 to 2017, and played a variety of guest roles in other television series, including Veronica Mars and Without a Trace.
|But no one told me that when you're in the military, they own you.|
|I love working with Alexander Skarsgard. He brings such gravity to a scene.||Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex|
|I was quiet. If I really wanted to say something, I would. I just wasn't interested in saying anything.|
|I'd always dabbled in acting.|
|When I moved to Chicago, I was coming from a school that didn't have any arts in Alabama. I essentially came from a town where the arts didn't exist and the desire for education didn't exist and wasn't valued.||Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training|
|With 'True Blood,' you don't know what to expect. You don't know how wild it's gonna get.|