Tate Ellington

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Tate Ellington
James Tate Ellington

(1979-04-17) April 17, 1979 (age 40)[1][2]
Years active2004–present
Chrissy Fiorilli (m. 2012)

James Tate Ellington (born April 17, 1979)[3] is an American actor. He portrayed Aidan Hall, the best friend of Tyler Hawkins (Robert Pattinson) in the 2010 romantic drama film Remember Me. Ellington starred as Oliver Hunt in The Elephant King (2006), and has appeared in television shows such as The Unusuals, Rescue Me, The Good Wife, and Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23. He appeared in the 2009 Broadway production of The Philanthropist, which starred Matthew Broderick. He is best known for his role as FBI recruit Simon Asher on the ABC thriller Quantico.[4] Beginning September 25, 2017, Ellington joined the main cast of NBC's new drama The Brave. He played Noah Morgenthau in the military thriller, which was one of the first two new series announced by NBC for the 2017–18 season.[5]

Early life[edit]

Ellington is from Madison, Mississippi, the son of Deborah (Cochran) and James R. Ellington, who own a residential construction company.[3] He received his high school education at the private Madison-Ridgeland Academy in Madison, where he graduated in 1997.[4] While at MRA, he was a starting center for the school's football team for three seasons.[4]

Upon graduation from MRA, Ellington enrolled as a double major in art and theater at the University of Mississippi (also known as "Ole Miss"), after turning down a scholarship to the Savannah College of Art and Design. He graduated from Ole Miss with a bachelor's degree in theatre performance[4] and was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity.[citation needed]


Ellington won Best Actor for his role in The Elephant King at the 2006 Brooklyn International Film Festival.[6]

Personal life[edit]

On May 20, 2012, Ellington married casting director Chrissy Fiorilli at the Dixie Gin in Shreveport, Louisiana.[3]


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Ariana Karl Short film
2004 Lower East Side N/A Short film
2005 You Are Alone Mike
2006 The Elephant King Oliver Hunt
2007 Descent George Uncredited
2008 Red Gun shop clerk
2009 Taking Chances A.V. Scott
2009 Breaking Upwards Brian
2009 The Invention of Lying Waiter #2
2009 Red Hook Gavin
2010 Remember Me Aidan Hall
2011 Silver Tongues Alex
2011 Northeast Patrick
2012 The Kitchen Kenny
2015 Chronic Greg
2015 Straight Outta Compton Bryan Turner
2015 Sinister 2 Dr. Stomberg
2017 The Endless Hal
2018 A Patient Man Aaron Clarke
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2009 The Unusuals Mark Stanwood Episode: "One Man Band"
2009 Rescue Me Saul Episode: "Jump"
2010 The Good Wife Tim Willens Episode: "Infamy"
2012 Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 Steven 2 episodes
2012 The Glades Richard Oberman Episode: "Close Encounters"
2013 Psych Patrick Hess Episode: "Juliet Wears the Pantsuit"
2014 NCIS: Los Angeles Ira Wells Episode: "Zero Days"
2014 Bad Teacher Jerry Episode: "The Bottle"
2014 The Walking Dead Alex 2 episodes
2014 Castle Henry Wright Episode: "Clear & Present Danger"
2014 Parenthood Griffin Episode: "The Scale of Affection Is Fluid"
2015 The Mindy Project Rob Gurglar 4 episodes
2015 The Big Bang Theory Mitchell Episode: "The Skywalker Incursion"
2015–16 Quantico Simon Asher Main cast
2016 Shameless Chad Recurring role
2016 Rosewood Troy Episode "Secrets and Silent Killers"
2016 The Blacklist Miles McGrath Episode "Miles McGrath"
2017–18 The Brave Noah Morgenthau Main role
2018 Lethal Weapon Daryl Episode "A Game of Chicken"
2018 The Resident Jason Thoms Episode "00:42:30"
2019 The Affair Dashiell
Web roles
Year Title Role Notes
2012 Wolfpack of Reseda Ben March 6 episodes
2014 The Britishes Max 2 episodes


Year Play Role Notes
2009 The Philanthropist John American Airlines Theatre
April 26 – June 28, 2009


  1. ^ https://www.instagram.com/p/BETqGp8q_bN/
  2. ^ http://www.peoplefinders.com/search/preview.aspx?searchtype=people-name&item-id=OP-386457672&fn=Tate&mn=&ln=Ellington&city=&state=&age=&dobmm=&dobdd=&doby=
  3. ^ a b c Radomsky, Rosalie R. (May 20, 2012). "Christiana Fiorilli and Tate Ellington". The New York Times. Retrieved May 22, 2012.
  4. ^ a b c d The Clarion-Ledger: Madison native co-starring in movie 'Remember Me'; archived at WebCite;; accessed August 29, 2014.
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 4, 2017). Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 26, 2017.
  6. ^ Brooklyn International Film Festival, X EDITION: 2007 winners, brooklynfilmfestival.org; accessed August 29, 2014.

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