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Aunjanue Ellis Biography

Aunjanue Ellis
  • Age: 49 years old
  • Birth Nation: United States of America
  • Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
  • Name: Aunjanue Ellis
  • Birth Name: Aunjanue L. Ellis
  • Nick Name: Aunjanue
  • Nationality: American
  • Birth Place/City: San Francisco, California
  • Ethnicity: Black
  • Profession: Actress
  • Working For: Movies and TV shows
  • Net Worth: $245 million
  • Salary: Unknown
  • Famous for: Actress, producer
  • Affair with: Unknown
  • Married: Unknown
  • Education: Brown University, New York University, Tougaloo College
  • Awards: Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble
  • Movies: Pimp
  • TV Show: Quantico
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The Book of Negroes star, Aunjanue Ellis is an American actress and producer. She is one of the highest paid actresses in the world. She can be seen in the theater acts, film screen, and television screen. Aunjanue Ellis has been active in acting since 1995. She is a very talented and dedicated person towards her profession for which she has established herself as one of the successful actresses of the century.

Early Life & Education

Aunjanue Ellis was born on February 21, 1969, in San Francisco, California, USA. She was raised on her grandmother’s farm in McComb, Mississippi. This means she did not have a lavish childhood. Information on her parents is not known.

Aunjanue Ellis attended Tougaloo College and completed her B.A in African-American studies from Brown University. While attending the University, she was also involved in acting. She made her debut on the student play while at University. She has studied acting in Graduate Acting Program at New York University’s Tisch School of Arts.


Her first professional debut was a Broadway revival of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest as Ariel in the year 1995. Later she made her screen debut from an episode of the Fox police drama series New York Undercover. Afterward, Aunjanue Ellis appeared in a number of television series and shows and movies including Men of Honor, Ray, Undercover Brother, The Birth of a Nation, The Mentalist, The Book of Negroes, Quantico and many others.

Aunjanue Ellis has been nominated for several prestigious awards due to her outstanding performances. Among them, she has many awards including Canadian Screen Award for Best Actress on Television, Black Reel Award for Best Actress on Mini-Series or Television movie, American Black Film Festival Award for Best Actress and many others.

Net Worth

Aunjanue Ellis is known to be one of the highest-paid actresses in the world. It is not known how much is her annual salary but it is revealed from a reliable source that she has earned $82 million in between December 2015 to December 2016 making the estimation of her net worth to be $245 million.

Personal Life

Forty Seven years Aunjanue Ellis’ relationship status is a bit confusing as it differs from one source to another on the internet sites. Some have reported she is single and some have reported that Aunjanue Ellis is married to her long time dated boyfriend but the name of her husband is not known. There is no confirmation on which one is a reliable information.

Aunjanue Ellis has not revealed her personal information to the public and has kept away from media radar. Aunjanue Ellis is happy and focused on her profession and therefore has been away from rumors and controversies.

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