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Aunjanue Ellis

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Birth dateFebruary 21, 1969(age 47)
Place of birthSan Francisco, California, U.S.

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Aunjanue L. Ellis (first name pronounced on-zsa-new; born February 21, 1969) is an American actress known for her roles in Ray, in Undercover Brother, and on The Mentalist

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 drama program at New York University. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

In January 2004, she performed in Regina Taylor's play Drowning Crow, at the Manhattan Theatre Club.

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