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Subject: Actor Nathaniel Deveaux

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Date Posted: Monday, January 25, 05:59:42pm


Nathaniel Ellis, affectionately known as Nate and professionally known as Nathaniel Deveaux ) was born on January 13, 1948 to the late Doris Watson and late Nathaniel Morgan in Poughkeepsie, NewYork and was raised with the assistance of his adopted stepfather James Ellis Sr. The eldest of six, he was preceded in death by his brothers Nathaniel and Jake.

Nate attended the local public schools, and graduated from Poughkeepsie High School, where he served as junior and senior class President and excelled in sports as the captain of the varsity football team and the varsity crew team.

He attended Lincoln University majoring in political science, while there he developed a love for acting and decided to pursue dramatic arts as his life's work. Formerly trained at the renowned Strasberg Theater Institute, Nathaniel worked extensively on television and in feature films. His film credits include, : The Butterfly Effect, The Core, Along Came a Spider and Children of the Dust. His small screen experience included roles on Smallville, The Dead Zone, The Twilight Zone and Da Vinci's Inquest, for which he won a Leo Award (British Columbia's award for Film and Television) for Best Supporting Performance in a Dramatic Series. For his role in the miniseries Taken, he was nominated for a Leo Award for Best Supporting Performance in a Miniseries. Nate was a dedicated to his craft, he taught acting to many and was working on the development of a one man show chronicling his journey with diabetes, prior to his death.

He leaves to mourn his passing, his daughter Melita Lewis (Jerry) of California, brothers Kwame Ellis (Yvette) of Arizona and John Ellis (Carol) of Washington, sister Celeste Glenn of New York, sister-in-law Pamela Ellis of Washington, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, countless friends, the SGI Buddhist community and fans.

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