Booked his first modeling campaign for the Air Jordan Brand in 2004 after he was introduced to the designer at a Nike event in Portland.
He was president of the student body government at Concordia University.
Grew up with actor Josh Henderson, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They have been friends for 12 years.
Father, with fiancee Nina Senicar, of daughter Nora Grace Ellis (b. November 8, 2019).
Son of Wendell R. Ellis Sr. and Paula Bryant-Ellis.