Jay Ellis Girlfriend Is Potential Wife, 'Insecure' Star's Magical Dating Mystery Amid Backlash
- Date of Birth Dec 27, 1981
- Age 39 Years, 4 Months
- Nationality American
- Birth Place Sumter, South Carolina
- Birth Name Wendell Ellis Jr.
- Profession Actor
- Gay No
- Net Worth $3 Million
- Ethnicity/Race Afro-American
- Father Wendell Ellis Sr.
- Mother Paula Ellis
- College Concordia University
- Height/ How Tall? 6' 3½" (1.92 m)
- Hair Color Black
- Eye Color Dark Brown
- Relationship Status Single
- Ex-Girlfriend Nina Senicar (2015)
- Weight 185 lbs (84 lbs)
American actor Jay Ellis is famous among his fanbase which consists majority of black girls but he believes that love blooms deeper than a person's racial difference and sets an example that there is unity in diversity.
The South Carolina native is best recognized for portraying the main role of Lawrence Walker in the 2016 comedy drama series, Insecure. For his alluring performance, he won an award for the category of the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.
GMA: Jay Ellis talks about his series Insecure on Good Morning America (Published on 10 September 2018)
He has also starred as Bryce Westbrook in BETs series The Game. Some of his notable works include My Favorite Five (2015), Shortwave (2016) and In a Relationship (2018).
He worked on a psychological horror movie, Escape Room, which is set for release in 2019.
Jay Ellis' Short Bio
Jay was born as Wendell Ramone Ellis Jr. on 27 December 1981 in a military family. He is the only son of father Wendell Ellis Sr. who used to work in Air Force. His mother, Paula served as a finance executive.
He attended 12 schools in 13 years before attending Concordia University in Portland, Oregon on a football scholarship and also served as the university's student body president.
He was a bright kid since childhood and also worked as a public relations intern for the Portland Trail Blazers. But his heart was in modeling so after the internship he started his career as a model. He worked with Portland-based sportswear companies like Nike, Adidas, and Columbia Sportswear.
After internship and modeling, Ellis still had some aims to fulfill that's why he moved to L.A. in 2004 in order to pursue his acting career. He launched his professional venture in 2005, appearing in the uncredited role of a soldier in a science fiction series, Invasion. Later on, he also got an opportunity to appear in popular series like How I Met Your Mother, Grey's Anatomy and NCIS.
What is Jay Ellis' Net Worth?
He made a remarkable breakthrough in his career when he was assigned to play a role of Bryce "Blueprint" Westbrook in 2013 comedy-drama series, The Game. As an established actor, Jay has derived the sufficient amount of income from his professional obligation.
For his work in the multiple on-screen roles, he has garnered a net worth of $3 Million.
Jay Ellis Happy Dating White Girl Despite Potential Backlashes
Jay Ellis likes to keep things secret when it comes to details about his love life. Although he doesn't share much information, he doesn't shy away from showing off his girlfriend on the media. Jay is dating gorgeous Serbian model and actress, Nina Senicar.
But dating Nina who is a white girl was posed as a threat to his career as he belonged to a black community and most of his fans were black girls. Talking about his covert natured relationship on the show, The Breakfast Club in February 2017, he was asked if he is afraid of facing backlash for the relationship because of the predominately black female fan following.
He replied that he was in a happy relationship and did not worry about anything else as they gave so much of themselves.
“I am in a relationship. I’m in a very happy relationship and that’s where I leave it. I don’t really worry about anything else and that’s it. I think for me, we give so much of ourselves in what we do no matter what side of the industry we’re on so for me…a relationship for me is probably the most important thing that I think two people can have.
A full stop to all those qualms of him dating a white girlfriend.
Couple Alert: Jay attends Late Night Soiree With Nina to Celebrate Iconic Moments In Film at Nikki Beach in Cannes, France (Photo:Gettyimages.com| May 2018)
Jay was also rumored to be gay but moreover, his relationship towards the opposite sex has divulged his sexual preference, which full stops to the rumors.
Though he has not revealed his decision to step up their relationship, it looks like Nina might be his possible wife-to-be in the coming days!