Ellia English was born in Covington, Georgia. She attended Clark Atlanta University where she studied music, speech and drama. Before appearing on television as an actor, she was singing and starring in stage productions including DreamGirls and Romeo and Juliet. English gained popularity as the relatable but authoritative Aunt Helen on The Jamie Foxx Show. She recently added author to her resume with the release of her book I Am That I Am, a Journey Through Ad-ol-less-sense.
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