Trust AAE Speakers Bureau for Booking Top Professional Speakers. Find a Keynote Speaker Today.
Trust AAE Speakers Bureau for Booking Top Professional Speakers. Find a Keynote Speaker Today.
Jay Ellis

Jay Ellis

Keynote Speaker: Actor Known for "Insecure," Philanthropist & Entrepreneur

Jay Ellis Biography

With a diverse skill set and resume spanning both television and film, Jay Ellis is quickly becoming one of Hollywood’s most in-demand actors and producers.

Ellis can be seen as ‘Lawrence’ on HBO’s critically-acclaimed comedy series "Insecure." "Insecure," created by Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore follows Issa, a young African-American woman as she navigates familiar insecure situations in Los Angeles, while Lawrence, her live-in unemployed boyfriend, faces his own expectations for himself and his success and happiness. "Insecure" has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award in the category of “Outstanding Comedy Series” in 2017 and 2018. Ellis was most recently nominated for a 2018 NAACP Image Award in the category of “Outstanding Supporting Actor” in a Comedy Series.

Ellis also starred on the BET series "The Game" from 2013 to 2015. His additional television credits include roles on "Masters of Sex," "Grace and Frankie," "How I Met Your Mother," "Grey’s Anatomy," and "NCIS."

Ellis can be seen on the big screen as the lead role in the horror film Escape Room (2019) and is in Top Gun: Maverick.

In 2016, Ellis served as the National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Spokesman.  The HIV/AIDS Awareness Days are a project of the Community Capacity Building Coalition (CCBC) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), whose mission is to provide capacity building assistance to community-based organizations and stakeholders involved in HIV/AIDS prevention. In December of 2016, Ellis was requested by the Obama administration to speak and moderate a panel at the White House for the final My Brother’s Keeper summit, an initiative created by President Barack Obama to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color and ensure that all young people can reach their full potential.

Ellis is also an active volunteer at Inside Out Writers, an organization that teaches creative writing classes in Los Angeles County Juvenile Detention Centers.

Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Jay Ellis and other top speakers and celebrities.

Jay Ellis Videos

Jay Ellis on Working for the 'Jail Blazers'
Insecure: Jay Ellis On What Makes Him Insecure

How do I book Jay Ellis to speak at my event?

Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Jay Ellis for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Schedule button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Jay Ellis, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Jay Ellis or any other speaker of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Jay Ellis for a speaking engagement?

Speaking fees for Jay Ellis, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Jay Ellis are $50,000 - $100,000 for live events and $20,000 - $30,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Jay Ellis, click the Check Schedule button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.

What topics does Jay Ellis speak about?

Jay Ellis is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Social Activism, Non-Profit & Association, Acting, Entrepreneurship, Black Heritage, Diversity, AIDS / HIV, Health, Entertainers and Entertainment.

Where does Jay Ellis travel from?

Jay Ellis generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

Who is the agent for Jay Ellis?

AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully secured keynote speakers like Jay Ellis for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Schedule button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jay Ellis for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Jay Ellis or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.

Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

If you’re looking for the best speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.


Jay Ellis is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Social Activism, Non-Profit & Association and Acting Speakers. The estimated speaking fee range to book Jay Ellis for live events is $50,000 - $100,000, and for virtual events $20,000 - $30,000. Jay Ellis generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Hill Harper, Ice-T and Karamo. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jay Ellis for an upcoming event.

Jay Ellis Videos

Jay Ellis on Working for the 'Jail Blazers'
Insecure: Jay Ellis On What Makes Him Insecure

Jay Ellis Reviews

  • The AAE Team was always on top of things and made sure we had constant and clear communication! We couldn't have had such a successful event without them. Jay was extremely personable and down to earth and I would bring him back to campus again!
    Virginia Commonwealth University - Mar 01 2018

Jay Ellis News

BOOKING INFORMATION REQUEST
JAY ELLIS

We are happy to assist you with your interest in booking a speaker or celebrity for your event, your organization, and the type of talent you would like to secure, and an agent will be in touch shortly.

Fill out the form below to or call us at 1-800-698-2536 if need immediate assistance.

Tell us about your event!

We respond to most inquiries within 4 hours. Under special circumstances, it may take up to 24 hours.


This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.