The Incomparable Nelsan Ellis Explains His Character on “True Blood”


In a time when vampires have entered the mainstream, a young Louisiana waitress sets out to prove not only can vamps and humans co-exist, they can find true love.

Created by Alan Ball (Six Feet Under) and based on the best-selling “Sookie Stackhouse” novels by Charlaine Harris.

How do we describe True Blood’s Lafayette, played by the incomparable Nelsan Ellis? As a man of many words and iconic sayings, it’s best if he tells you himself.

Streaming now on HBO.


True Blood
Creator: Alan Ball
Starring: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Nelsan Ellis
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery


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