Leading man and content creator/influencer with over 5 million followers, young/handsome dad, former NFL player and husband Devale Ellis star in two cable series including the #1 drama series, Tyler Perry’s Sistas, as Zac and will also star in his very own Sistas spinoff show, Tyler Perry’s Zatima, and he has a recurring guest star role on AMC’s forthcoming Courtney B. Vance legal drama, 61st Street.
Ellis and his wife are the creators of mega-hit YouTube & Facebook social sitcom channel and series The Ellises, which has garnered over 600MM views, and the co-host of Webby award-winning podcast, Dead Ass also with his wife Khadeen. Dead Ass is an iHeart radio podcast with over 10MM downloads and 3 sold out live shows. In 2020, Devale authored the #1 Amazon bestselling children’s book, The Ellises & The Time Machine: Why Do We Have to Say Black Lives Matter and he is currently working on a relationship book with his wife with Penguin Random House. Ellis spent a brief period in the NFL playing for the Detroit Lions and Cleveland Browns. He’s also dedicated his free time to helping young men in his hometown of Brooklyn to become collegiate athletes, providing mentors to the school, working together with the local United Way chapter. Ellis and his wife also work together with the St. Jude Foundation as his wife has sickle cell disease in the family.
A true definition of success, Brooklyn-born Ellis’ life off-screen is as exciting and dynamic as his public persona. Ellis dedicates his free time to keeping physically fit, both in mind and body. Due to the high intensity of the NFL and the need to always be physically fit, he has learned to train himself to always be in the best shape, working out twice a day, 5-6 days a week. Ellis was even an NFL combine trainer and helps young recruits train for the 40-yard dash, which is an integral component of the combine each year. Ellis also intermittently fasts and keeps a regimented diet. Ellis not only trains to keep physically fit, but also trains for his acting, studying for two years with the late William Esper at his studio in New York.
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