Aunjanue Ellis first came to the public's attention appearing on the award winning ABC television series The Practice. Since then Ellis has also appeared on such notable series as Third Watch, 100 Centre Street, Law and ORder: Criminal Intent and Numb3rs. Jerry Bruckheimer has cast her in two separate series, NBC's E-ring opposite Benjamin Bratt and Dennis Hopper and, more recently, FOX's Justice opposite Victor Garber.
Ellis's film credits include Nicole Holofcener's Lovely and Amazing, the Eddie Griffin comedy Undercover Brother, Freedomland opposite Julianne Moore and Samuel L. Jackson and Men of Honor opposite Robert Deniro, Cuba Gooding Jr, and Charlize Theron among many other titles. Perhaps her most prominent cinematic role to date was appearing alongside Jamie Foxx in the OScar-winning film Ray.
Last year, Aunjanue starred in Bill Duke's film Cover at 20th Century Fox. She will be seen this Christmas in Universal's football drama The Express and in a cameo turn opposite Jim Carrey in his comedy I Love You Phillip Morris.