Sadly, today, Nelsan Ellis died. Although the exact cause of death has not been revealed, Nelsan Ellis is certainly a talented actor who will be sorely missed. His death marks the loss of another young actor, given that he was only 39 years old. In that amount of time, Nelsan Ellis did star in such hits as HBO’s “True Blood.” But just how much wealth did Nelsan Ellis accumulate?
Nelsan Ellis was raised in Illinois and became the ward of the state at a young age, given that his mother, had a breakdown after the death of her brother. Divorced from his father, Nelsan Ellis’s mother was raising him and his siblings as a single mother. Later, Ellis and his siblings were cared for by his grandmother. Although Nelsan Ellis joined the marines, he quit shortly afterwards, but went on to graduate from the famed Juilliard School’s drama division.
Nelsan Ellis got his big break when he was cast in True Blood in 2007. The show aired from 2008-2014 during which Nelsan Ellis saw a long running career. The show had 7 seasons and 80 episodes.
Nelsan Ellis also branched out from TV during his career into film. As an example, he was featured in such as films as “The Butler” and the James Brown biopic, “Get On Up.” He was on track to be a truly great actor.
So how much money did Nelsan Ellis accumulate during his career? True Blood was quite the hit in its day, and though Nelsan Ellis was not part of the main trio of actors in the series, which included Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer and Alexander Skarsgard, he was a critical character in the show. Additionally, in the past few years, Nelsan Ellis’s film career was just beginning to burgeon.
As a result, in 2018, Nelsan Ellis net worth is estimated to be approximately $4 million.
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