Tate Ellington

  • Birth Name: James Tate Ellington
  • Birth Place: Madison, Mississippi, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Artist
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  • Stage work includes a 2004 off-Broadway production of Bert V. Royal's Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead; and a 2009 Broadway revival of Christopher Hampton's The Philanthropist.
  • Won the Best Actor award at the Brooklyn International Film Festival for The Elephant King (2006).
  • Is also an artist, working mostly with oil paint, whose work has been exhibited in New York, California and Mississippi.
  • While auditioning for the pilot of the spin-off 90210 in March 2008, met his future wife, Chrissy Fiorilli, who was one of the casting associates, though they did not start dating until 2010.
  • Has appeared in numerous commercials, including spots for Nationwide Insurance; Amazon; Pepsi; McCormick; Walgreen's; and Dunkin' Donuts.


  • Deborah Cochran Ellington — Mother
  • Chrissy Fiorilli — Wife
  • James R. Ellington — Father


  • University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi, United States (BFA, 2001)

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