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Jefferson Ellis

“Nicodemus. Nicodemus. He has risen! He has risen!” were the first lines Jefferson delivered as an actor at the age of 8 in a church play: And they wouldn’t be his last. After serving in the Army as a paratrooper, Jefferson went on to star in the British farce, “Run for Your Wife”, as a skeptical detective. Jefferson’s interest in film led him to the AMC TV show, Turn: Washington’s Spies. Jefferson learned a great deal from his first time on set and his acting caught the eye of the director, who positioned a camera to closely capturing Jefferson’s reaction in the scene; making it into the final cut of the episode.

Jefferson furthered his training through ASAP (Armed Service Arts Partnership) workshops in stand-up comedy and improvisation, developing his comedic timing and learning to adapt to the present setting. From there, Jefferson attended the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, studying method acting, film fighting, acting on camera, dialects, singing, and other important classes for an aspiring actor.

Jefferson took what he learned into his roles as a doctor, government agent, soldier, and lawyer in several short films, one of which; “Who’s to Blame”, he wrote and starred in. In this dark comedy, he played a hitman desperately explaining to his boss why an assassination attempt (against a mysterious woman) didn’t go as planned.

When Jefferson isn’t acting, he’s writing. He believes that developing as an artist requires learning and experiencing new things, whether it be through reading, traveling, or trying new food. He enjoys living a healthy lifestyle and practicing martial arts. He continues to play the same guitar his father gave him years ago and is currently learning Italian to be closer to his girlfriend. Jefferson strives to create something that people will enjoy and be inspired by.

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