Did you know that actress Aunjanue Ellis is a member of Delta Sigma Theta? Ellis is a proud initiate of the Gamma Psi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. at Tougaloo College.
Aunjanue Ellis is a stage, film, and television actress. Her career started in theater before she made her film debut in Girls Town. She has a great reputation in the industry and has played many roles throughout her career.
She is best known for her film roles in Men of Honor (2000), The Caveman’s Valentine (2001), Undercover Brother (2002), Ray (2004), The Express: The Ernie Davis Story (2008), The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009) and The Help (2011). In addition, she had recurring roles in The Practice, True Blood, and The Mentalist. She also stars as Miranda Shaw on ABC’s Quantico.
Ellis has won awards including an AAFCAA Award, Canadian Screen Award, and Gracie Award for her acting.
She also stars as Venus and Serena William’s mother alongside Will Smith in the new film King Richard.
Ellis played the leading role in The Book of Negroes, a piece based on the bestselling Lawrence Hill novel.
We posted a clip below that goes into detail about that project.
The Book of Negroes Conversation with Aunjanue Ellis