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Nelsan Ellis

Actor

Born - 17 August 1977, Harvey, Illinois, USA
Died - 8 July 2017

Afro-American actor of quizzical, shaven-headed handsomeness, best remembered for his portrayal of short-order cook Lafayette Reynolds in dozens of episodes of the hit TV series True Blood. There were a number of film appearances too, in his all-too-short lifetime: Lost (2002), Warm Springs (2005), The Express (2008), The Soloist (2009), Secretariat (2010), The Help (2011), The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012), The Butler (2013), Get On Up (2014), The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015), Little Boxes (2016) and True to the Game (2017), his last. He died from heart failure complications.