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Nelsan Ellis
November 30, 1977 - July 8, 2017 (age 39)
Nelsan Ellis (November 30, 1977 – July 8, 2017) was an American film and television actor and playwright.
He was well known for his role as Lafayette Reynolds in the HBO series True Blood, which he played from 2008 until the series' completion in 2014, and for starring as Bobby Byrd in the 2014 James Brown biopic Get on Up.
Get on Up
[2014]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, Music | 2h 19min
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A chronicle of James Brown's rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history.
Little Boxes
[2016]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 24min
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An interracial family struggles to adjust when they move from New York City to a small, predominately white town in Washington State.
The Help
[2011]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h 26min
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An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.
True Blood
[2008]
 
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TV Series | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller | 55min
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Telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse encounters a strange new supernatural world when she meets the mysterious Bill, a southern Louisiana gentleman and vampire.
Lee Daniels' The Butler
[2013]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama | 2h 12min
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As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man's life, family, and American society.
Elementary
[2012]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h
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A modern take on the cases of Sherlock Holmes, with the detective now living in New York City.
The Stanford Prison Experiment
[2015]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, History | 2h 2min
Twenty-four male students out of seventy-five were selected to take on randomly assigned roles of prisoners and guards in a mock prison situated in the basement of the Stanford psychology building.
The Soloist
[2009]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, Music | 1h 57min
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A Los Angeles journalist befriends a homeless Juilliard-trained musician, while looking for a new article for the paper.
Veronica Mars
[2004]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 44min
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After her best friend is murdered, and her father is removed as county Sheriff, Veronica Mars dedicates her life to cracking the toughest mysteries in the affluent town of Neptune.
Secretariat
[2010]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, Family | 2h 3min
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Penny Chenery Tweedy and colleagues guide her long-shot but precocious stallion to set, in 1973, the unbeaten record for winning the Triple Crown.
The Express
[2008]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, Sport | 2h 10min
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A drama based on the life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy.
The Reluctant Fundamentalist
[2012]
 
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Movie | Drama, Thriller | 2h 10min
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A young Pakistani man is chasing corporate success on Wall Street. He finds himself embroiled in a conflict between his American Dream, a hostage crisis, and the enduring call of his family's homeland.
Warm Springs
[2005]
 
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TV Movie | Biography, Drama | 2h 1min
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The stirring true story of Franklin D. Roosevelt's battle with polio in 1921.
True to the Game
[2017]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 48min
A charismatic drug lord tries to start a new life after he falls for a young woman from Philadelphia.
Attack of the Show!
[2005]
 
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TV Series | News | 1h
There's the inside track, and then there are those who pave the inside track. Attack of the Show gets you inside, underneath, around, and behind the newest tech, the hottest games, the fastest-breaking news, and the oddest oddities from the fringe.
The Inside
[2005]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 42min
A rookie FBI agent is recruited as the new violent crimes task force profiler to solve murder cases.
True Blood: Webisodes
[2010]
 
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TV Series | Drama, Fantasy, Short | 5min
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Short mini spin-off of True Blood, in which each episode addresses a situation centered around one, two or three of the leading characters.
Gods Behaving Badly
[2013]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 30min
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Greek gods living in modern-day New York intervene in the lives of a young couple.
Love Lust
[2011]
 
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TV Series | Documentary, Reality-TV | 1h
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