TORONTO, ON - NOVEMBER 18:  Aunjanue Ellis attends The Book Of Negroes Launch Party at TIFF Bell Lightbox on November 18, 2014 in Toronto, Canada.  (Photo by Sonia Recchia/WireImage)

Aunjanue Ellis


Aunjanue Ellis is an actress who starred as Aminata, the lead character in the 2014 BET miniseries The Book of Negroes, which is based on the bestselling novel by Lawrence Hill. Prior to this role, Ellis starred in films like Undercover Brother, Ray, The Help and television series True Blood and The Mentalist(Photo: Sonia Recchia/WireImage)