Nelsan Ellis Quotes: Best Quotes & Most-Famous Sayings

True Blood star Nelsan Ellis died on Saturday at the age of 39. He’s received numerous awards for his role as Lafayette Reynolds,¬†Merlotte’s short order cook on that HBO vampire show. His accolades range from the NAACP to the Satellite and Scream awards.

Ellis first got into the acting business in 2002. Ellis has appeared in many movies and television shows throughout his career. In 2014, he played Bobby Byrd in the James Brown biopic Get On Up. But if you want to know more about the man that is Nelsan Ellis then just look below for his words of wisdom…

Nelsan Ellis Quotes: Best Quotes & Most-Famous Sayings

“I was quiet. If I really wanted to say something, I would. I just wasn’t interested in saying anything.”

“With ‘True Blood,’ you don’t know what to expect. You don’t know how wild it’s gonna get.”

“When I moved to Chicago, I was coming from a school that didn’t have any arts in Alabama. I essentially came from a town where the arts didn’t exist and the desire for education didn’t exist and wasn’t valued.”

“But no one told me that when you’re in the military, they own you.”

“I’d always dabbled in acting.”

“I love working with Alexander Skarsgard. He brings such gravity to a scene.”

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