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Jay Ellis stars in "Insecure" on HBO as Lawrence.

On television, Jay Ellis starred from 2013 to 2015 in BET's comedy series "The Game" as the wide-eyed Bryce "Blueprint" Westbrook, a brilliant Stanford grad and recipient of the Heisman Trophy. Guest-starring roles include "Grace and Frankie," "Masters of Sex," "NCIS: Los Angeles," "Crash & Bernstein," "iCarly," "Hart of Dixie," "How I Met Your Mother," "NCIS" and "Grey's Anatomy."

On the big screen, Ellis appeared in "November Rule," alongside
Jay Ellis
Jay Ellis
Jay Ellis - © Marc Cartwright
Mo McRae, Tatyana Ali and DJ Qualls, "My Favorite Five," opposite Rochelle Aytes, and the Farrelly Brothers' "Movie 43," alongside Terrence Howard.

Born in Fort Sumter, South Carolina, Ellis is the only child of his father, who is a career Sergeant in the US Air Force, and his mother, who is the COO of the Bank of Oklahoma. Ellis is a self-proclaimed "Air Force Brat," attending twelve schools in thirteen years. Just before high school, he and his family settled in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he attended Metro Christian Academy. His athletic abilities earned him a basketball scholarship to Concordia University in Portland, Oregon. There he was elected student body President, spent two years working with AmeriCorps in Oregon, and completed a successful internship with the Portland Trailblazers before deciding to ultimately follow his childhood dream of becoming an actor.

Upon moving to Los Angeles, Ellis worked in the fashion industry as a model and as a retail executive, opening stores for True Religion, Reiss, and Kitson.

Ellis loves to surf, has a sneaker collection that puts many collectors to shame, and is co-owner of spin and Pilates health clubs in Louisiana.

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How tall is Jay Ellis? Find out here.

Height: 6' 2"
Full Name / Real Name: Wendell Ellis Jr.
Birthplace: Fort Sumter, SC

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