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Nelsan Ellis rose to fame for playing Lafayette in HBO's True Blood. In this 2008 still from the series, Ellis is seen alongside actor Kevin Alejandro.
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Just a few months before his death, Nelsan Ellis attended a screening of Little Boxes in New York City in April.
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In 2009, Nelsan Ellis (far right) posed on the red carpet alongside his True Blood costars at HBO's Golden Globes afterparty.
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In 2014, Nelsa Ellis portrayed Bobby Byrd in Get On Up.
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In 2014, Nelsan Ellis brough his grandmother as his date to the premiere of the final season of True Blood in Hollywood.
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In 2010, Nelsan Ellis brought his son to the HBO Luxury Lounge ahead of the Golden Globes.
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