Ellis Foster

Ellis Foster was an American actor. Foster’s theater credits included Sanctified with Congo Square Theatre in Chicago, for which he received the Black Alliance Theatre Award for Best Actor in a Musical in 2009. Regional theater credits included The Piano Lesson with New American Theatre; Good Black with E.T.A. Theatre (Jeff Award for Best Supporting Actor); Cry the Beloved Country, A Christmas Carol, Let Me Live (Jeff Award for Best Supporting Actor), Unjustifiable Acts, I Am a Man, Spunk (Jeff Award for Best Actor in a Revue), all at Goodman Theatre; and I Am A Man with Goodman Theatre and Arena Stage.

His film and television work included Detroit 187, You’re Going to Prison, Quake, Early Edition, Bahama Hustle, Hoodlum and Poker House.