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Aunjanue Ellis



San Francisco-born actress Aunjanue Ellis graduated with a B.A. in African-American studies from Brown University before studying acting at NYU. She began her career in the mid-'90s, appearing in films like Girls Town and A Map of the World. In 2002, she gave a memorable performance as secret agent Sistah Girl in the comedy Undercover Brother, and that same year she was cast in a starring role in the series MDs. In 2005, she nabbed another starring role in a series as MSgt. Jocelyn Pierce on the Pentagon drama E-Ring, and she stayed with the show for 11 episodes. In 2008, she appeared in a starring role as an unlikely murder suspect in the thriller Cover.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
72% The Birth of a Nation
  • Nancy Turner
2016
71% Of Mind and Music
  • Una Vida
2016
80% Get On Up
  • Vicki Anderson
2014
No Score Yet The Volunteer
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet The Tested
  • Darraylynn Warren
2012
37% The Resident
  • Sydney
2012
No Score Yet Abducted: The Carlina White Story
  • Ann Pettway
2012
75% The Help
  • Yule Mae Davis
2011
No Score Yet Money Matters
  • Pamela Matters
2011
No Score Yet Game of Death
  • Actor
2010
72% I Love You Phillip Morris
  • Reba
2010
14% The Hungry Ghosts
  • Nadia
2010
20% Motherhood
  • Sample Sale Friend
2009
51% The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
  • Therese (Garber's Wife)
2009
No Score Yet Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
  • Candy
2009
51% Notorious
  • Sandy
2009
No Score Yet Racing for Time
  • Actor
2008
0% Cover
  • Valerie Maas
2007
23% Freedomland
  • Felicia
2006
0% Perception
  • Vera
2006
76% Brother to Brother
  • Zora
2004
81% Ray
  • Mary Ann Fisher
2004
86% Garden State
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Headcases: People with Problems
  • Actor
2004
86% Lovely & Amazing
  • Lorraine
2002
77% Undercover Brother
  • Sistah Girl
2002
No Score Yet John John in the Sky
  • Earlene
2001
46% The Caveman's Valentine
  • Lulu Ledbetter
2001
No Score Yet Disappearing Acts
  • Actor
2000
41% Men of Honor
  • Jo
2000
No Score Yet El Oponente
  • June
2000
65% A Map of the World
  • Dyshett
1999
36% In Too Deep
  • Denise
1999
37% Desert Blue
  • Summers
1999
No Score Yet Side Streets
  • Brenda Boyce
1998
80% Ed's Next Move
  • Erica
1996
88% Girls Town
  • Nikki
1995

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
100% The Book of Negroes
2015
  • Aminata Diallo
No Score Yet The Mentalist
2008-2015
  • Madeline Hightower Madeleine Hightower Hightower
82% Sleepy Hollow
2013
  • Lori Mills
48% Missing
2012
  • Mary Dresden
No Score Yet Independent Lens
1999
  • Zora Neale Hurston
No Score Yet NCIS: Los Angeles
2009
  • Michelle Hanna Michelle Hanna/Quinn Quinn
84% Quantico
2015
  • Miranda Shaw
97% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Linda Underwood
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
  • Ivy Kirk
70% True Blood
2008-2014
  • Diane

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