James Tate Ellington (born April 17, 1979) 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. Beginning September 25, 2017, Ellington joined the main cast of NBC's new drama The Brave. He plays Noah Morgenthau in the military thriller, which was one of the first two new series announced by NBC for the 2017–18 season.
James Tate Ellington
April 17, 1979
Madison, Mississippi, U.S.
Chrissy Fiorilli (m. 2012)
Ellington is from Madison, Mississippi, the son of Deborah (Cochran) and James R. Ellington, who own a residential construction company. He received his high school education at the private Madison-Ridgeland Academy in Madison, where he graduated in 1997. While at MRA, he was a starting center for the school's football team for three seasons.
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 and was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity.
|2004||Lower East Side||N/A||Short film|
|2005||You Are Alone||Mike|
|2006||The Elephant King||Oliver Hunt|
|2008||Red||Gun shop clerk|
|2009||Taking Chances||A.V. Scott|
|2009||The Invention of Lying||Waiter #2|
|2010||Remember Me||Aidan Hall|
|2015||Straight Outta Compton||Bryan Turner|
|2015||Sinister 2||Dr. Stomberg|
|2018||A Patient Man||Aaron Clarke|
|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||Rosewood||Troy||Episode "Secrets and Silent Killers"|
|2016||The Blacklist||Miles McGrath||Episode "Miles McGrath"|
|2017–18||The Brave||Noah Morgenthau||Main role|
|2012||Wolfpack of Reseda||Ben March||6 episodes|
|2014||The Britishes||Max||2 episodes|
- "James Ellington (R), 37 - Los Angeles, CA - MyLife.com™ Background Profile". mylife.com. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
- Radomsky, Rosalie R. (May 20, 2012). "Christiana Fiorilli and Tate Ellington". The New York Times. Retrieved May 22, 2012.
- The Clarion-Ledger: Madison native co-starring in movie 'Remember Me'; archived at WebCite;; accessed August 29, 2014.
- Andreeva, Nellie (May 4, 2017). Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 26, 2017.
- Brooklyn International Film Festival, X EDITION: 2007 winners, brooklynfilmfestival.org; accessed August 29, 2014.