Aunjanue Ellis Height Weight Body Measurements Age Net Worth

Aunjanue Ellis

Aunjanue Ellis
Photo: Canadian Film Centre from Toronto, Canada / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY 2.0

Birth Date

February 21, 1969


55 years old


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color


Eye color

Dark Brown


5 ft 5¼ in | 166 cm

Net Worth

$6 Million

Body Measurements

32-25-35 in | 81-63.5-89 cm


60 kg | 132 lbs

Bra Size


Shoe size

7 US | 37.5 EU

Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

Aunjanue L. Ellis was born in San Francisco, California, United States, on February 21, 1969, is an American actress.

Young Aunjanue Ellis first started performing in school plays.

She made her big screen debut in drama film Girls Town (1996) in role as Nikki.

She got her television debut in Fox police drama series New York Undercover (1995) in episode "Buster and Claudia", in role as Claudia.

Aunjanue's breakthrough performance came as Jo Brashear in drama film Men of Honor (2000).

She landed her Broadway debut in a play "The Tempest" (1995) in role as Ariel.

Aunjanue Ellis Height and Weight

How tall is Aunjanue Ellis and what is her weight? Aunjanue Ellis's height is 5' 5¼" іn fееt аnd іnсhеѕ or 166 іn cеntіmеtrеѕ, her weight is 132 іn pоunds or 60 іn kіlоgrаmѕ.

Aunjanue Ellis Age

Aunjanue Ellis is 55 years old.

Aunjanue Ellis Net Worth

Aunjanue Ellis net worth is around 6 million dollars.

Aunjanue Ellis Body Measurements

Aunjanue Ellis body measurements are bust-waist-hip 32-25-35 in inches or 81-63.5-89 in cеntіmеtrеѕ, her bra size is 32B with cup size B.

Best Movies

She was nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for her role as Jo Brashear in drama film Men of Honor (2000).

She was nominated for the Black Reel Award for Outstanding Actress, Motion Picture for her role as Sistah Girl in satirical spy action comedy blaxploitation film Undercover Brother (2002).

She was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for her role as Mary Ann Fisher in biographical musical drama film Ray (2004).

She won the Women Film Critics Circle Award for Women's Work/Best Ensemble and the Hollywood Film Award for Ensemble of the Year for her role as Yule May Davis in comedy drama film The Help (2011).

She was nominated for the NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special and the Black Reel Awards for Outstanding Actress, TV Movie/Limited Series for her roles in movies:

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009) biographical drama as Candy Carson

The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel (2020) biographical drama as Mattie Moss Clark

She won the American Black Film Festival Award for Best Actress for her role as Una Vida in drama film Of Mind and Music (2014).

She was nominated for the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble for her role as Mrs. Hunt in romantic drama movie If Beale Street Could Talk (2018).

She was nominated for the BronzeLens Film Festival Award, Atlanta for Best Actress for her role as Leslie Barnes in drama film The Subject (2020).

She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture for her role as Oracene "Brandy" Price in biographical sports drama film King Richard (2021).

Desert Blue (1998) comedy drama as Agent Summers

The Opponent (2000) sports drama as June

The Caveman's Valentine (2001) mystery drama as Lulu

Brother to Brother (2004) drama as Zora

The Resident (2011) thriller as Sydney

Miss Virginia (2019) drama as Lorraine Townsend

The Color Purple (2023) musical coming of age period drama as Mama

Best TV Shows

She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie and the Satellite Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film for her role as Sharonne Salaam in Netflix crime drama television miniseries When They See Us (2019).

She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Hippolyta Freeman in HBO horror drama series Lovecraft Country (2020).

She won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Actress on Television and was nominated for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Movie or Miniseries for her role as Aminata Diallo in CBC/BET miniseries The Book of Negroes (2015).

High Incident (1996-1997) ABC police drama series as Off. Leslie Joyner

The Practice (1999) ABC legal drama series as Sharon Young

100 Centre Street (2001) legal drama series as Amanda Davis

MDs (2002) ABC medical drama series as Quinn Joyner

Jonny Zero (2005) Fox action crime drama series as Gloria

E-Ring (2005-2006) NBC military drama series as Jocelyn Pierce

Justice (2006-2007) Fox legal drama series as Miranda Lee

True Blood (2008) HBO fantasy horror drama series as Diane

The Mentalist (2010-2013) CBS drama series as Madeleine Hightower

Missing (2012) ABC mystery thriller drama series as Mary Dresden

NCIS: Los Angeles (2012-2017) CBS action series as Michelle Hanna

Quantico (2015-2017) ABC thriller drama series as Miranda Shaw

Designated Survivor (2018-2019) ABC/Netflix political thriller drama series as Vice President Ellenor Darby

61st Street (2022) AMC legal drama series as Martha Roberts

Justified: City Primeval (2023) FX Western crime drama miniseries as Carolyn Wilder


Attended Tougaloo College.

Graduated from Brown University, with a Bachelor of Arts in African-American studies.

Studied acting in the Graduate Acting Program at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.

Has sister, Sasha Ellis.

She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

She won the Savannah Film Festival Outstanding Achievement in Cinema Award in 2021.

She won the Hollywood Critics Association Inspire Award in 2022.


She dated Stan Jones.