Ella A. Thomas
|Occupation||Actress, model, producer|
Ella A. Thomas is an Eritrean American actress, model and producer.
When she was still a child, Ella's family relocated to Germany, where they lived in the small town of Kindsbach. There, she attended a local German school. Ella also studied French, while simultaneously continuing Tigrinya and English lessons at home with her mother. Around this time, Ella first developed an appreciation for the performing arts, and began taking part in local school and theater productions. She likewise would periodically return home to Asmara to visit relatives.
Ella has guest starred as Agent Deborah Meade on "CSI: NY" and played one of the lead characters, Anna Roberts, in "The Storm" miniseries on NBC. In the fall 2009, she appeared opposite Bruce Willis in the Touchstone/Disney sci-fi thriller Surrogates, which opened September 25, 2009.
One of her most recognizable performances was as Viveca, a model who attempts to seduce Vince (played by Adrian Grenier), on the HBO hit Entourage and as P Diddy's fiancée Nadine Alcott on CSI: Miami.
Thomas has a recurring role on NCIS: Los Angeles and returned to the show in the fall of 2015 as the character Jada Khaled. Ella guest starred in the episode "Skin" of the Karl Urban and Michael Ealy helmed FOX series Almost Human. She will next be seen opposite Zoe Saldana as the author Lorraine Hansberry in the Nina Simone biopic,"Nina", scheduled for release April 22, 2016.
Most recently she filmed one of the lead roles in the Hallmark Movie Channel film production Portrait of Love with Francis Fisher as well as recurring on the new HBO series Ballers alongside Dwayne Johnson and John David Washington.
Ella has also been featured in editorial spreads for American Vogue and Glamour and ELLE and she has also appeared in print ads for companies such as Gap, Tiffany & Co., and Levi's and is appearing in the Lexus ES automotive commercials. She recently completed a recurring arc on season 4 of ABC's Mistresses (U.S. TV series) as well as Antoine Fuqua's new series for DirectTV "ICE" in the role of Lala Agabaria. Most recently she starred opposite Kyra Sedgwick in the ABC series Ten Days In the Valley as Detective Isabel Knight. In addition she joined the cast of the new CBS series Me, Myself and I as well as guest starring on the CW's Supergirl.
|2006||All In||Restaurant Waitress|
|2015||Daniel and the Lion's Den||Ellen Robbins||Short|
|2016||A Boy Called Po||Clarissa Evans|
|2017||The Queen of Hollywood Blvd||Josie|
|2006||Shark||Call Girl #1||Episode: "Dial M for Monica"|
|2006||7th Heaven||Ethiopian Woman||Episode: "Christmas!"|
|2006||Misconceptions||Actress||Episode: "Bad Guy's Day Off"|
|2007||Ugly Betty||Striking Amazon||Episode: "I'm Coming Out"|
|2007||Las Vegas||Julia Thomas||Episode: "Junk in the Trunk"|
|2007||How I Met Your Mother||Girl #1||Episode: "Moving Day"|
|2007||Point of Entry||Monique||TV film|
|2008||Don King Presents: Prizefighter||Tabetha||Video game|
|2008||Polizeiruf 110||Janina||Episode: "Rosis Baby"|
|2008||Entourage||Viveca||Episode: "Gotta Look Up to Get Down"|
|2009||CSI: Miami||Nadine Alcott||Episode: "Sink or Swim"|
|2009||The Storm||Anna Roberts||TV miniseries|
|2009||CSI: NY||FBI Agent Deborah Meade||Episode: "Death House"|
|2010||Parenthood||Lisa Genatasio||Episode: "Namaste No More"|
|2010||Castle||Natasha Piper||Episode: "Overkill"|
|2011||All My Children||Diana Holden||Recurring role|
|2011–12, 2015–16||NCIS: Los Angeles||Jada Khaled||Recurring role (seasons 3 & 7)|
|2013||Almost Human||Vanessa||Episode: "Skin"|
|2014||Bones||Lyla Thomas||Episode: "The Drama in the Queen"|
|2015||Portrait of Love||Julia Robbins||TV film|
|2015||Ballers||Kara Cooley||Episodes: "Move the Chains", "Everything Is Everything"|
|2016||Mistresses||Jackie||Recurring role (season 4)|
|2016–17||Ice||Lala Agabaria||Main role (season 1)|
|2017||Me, Myself & I||Jasmine||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2017||Ten Days in the Valley||Isabel Knight||Recurring role|
|2018||Supergirl||Tormock||Episode: "Fort Rozz"|
|2019||The Detour||Skye||Episode: "The Entertainer"|
|2012||The Scam||Executive producer, costume designer|
|2013–14||Top Flight Security||Executive producer, costume designer (11 episodes)|
|2015||Daniel and the Lion's Den||Producer, writer|
- "Movie Mire - Ella Thomas". Movie Mire. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 29 May 2013.
- IMDB.com access=03/17/2014
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