Aunjanue Ellis



Place of birth:

San Francisco, California, USA:


​Aunjanue L. Ellis is an American producer, stage and screen actress, best known for her film roles in "Ray", "Undercover Brother", and on the television series "The Mentalist". She has an BA in African-American Studies from Brown University, and an MFA in Acting from the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.

Film Credits

If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)
as Mrs. Hunt
Pimp (2018)
as Gloria May
Romeo and Juliet in Harlem (2017)
as Lady Capulet
The Birth of a Nation (2016)
as Nancy Turner
Of Mind and Music (2014)
as Una Vida
Get on Up (2014)
as Vicki Anderson
Abducted: The Carlina White Story (2012)
as Ann
Money Matters (2011)
as Pamela Matters
The Help (2011)
as Yule Mae Davis
The Resident (2011)
as Sydney
The Tested (2011)
as Darraylynn Warren
Game of Death (2010)
as Rachel
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)
as Therese Garber
Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009)
as Candy Carson
The Hungry Ghosts (2009)
as Nadia
The Express (2008)
as Marie Davis
Racing for Time (2008)
as Officer Baker
Cover (2007)
as Valerie Mass
Freedomland (2006)
as Felicia
Perception (2005)
as Vera
Ray (2004)
as Mary Ann Fisher
Brother to Brother (2004)
as Zora
Undercover Brother (2002)
as Sistah Girl
Lovely & Amazing (2001)
as Lorraine
The Opponent (2001)
John John in the Sky (2001)
as Earlene
The Caveman's Valentine (2001)
as Lulu
Disappearing Acts (2000)
as Pam
Men of Honor (2000)
as Jo
A Map of the World (1999)
as Dyshett
Desert Blue (1999)
as Agent Summers
Side Streets (1998)
as Brenda Boyce
Girls Town (1996)
as Nikki
Miss Virginia ()

TV Series Credits

Lovecraft Country (2019)
as Hippolyta Black
Quantico (2015)
as Miranda Shaw
The Book of Negroes (2015)
as Aminata Diallo
Sleepy Hollow (2013)
as Lori Mills
Blue Bloods (2010)
as Sylvia Marshall
The Good Wife (2009)
as Linda Underwood
NCIS: Los Angeles (2009)
as Michelle Hanna
The Mentalist (2008)
as Special Agent Madeline Hightower
True Blood (2008)
as Diane
Justice (2006)
Numb3rs (2006)
E-Ring (2005)
as Jocelyn Pierce
Jonny Zero (2005)
The D.A. (2004)
MDs (2002)
as Quinn Joyner
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001)
Third Watch (1999)
The Practice (1997)
High Incident (1996)
New York Undercover (1994)