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Core President’s Program features Jay Ellis

Core President’s Program features Jay Ellis

Join us on Saturday, June 29, 4 p.m. PT during ALA Annual 2024 in San Diego, CA, for the Core President’s Program featuring actor and star of HBO’s Insecure Jay Ellis. Ellis will be discussing his new memoir, Did Everyone Have an Imaginary Friend (Or Just Me)?

Born in Sumter, South Carolina, to a military family, Jay Ellis spent his childhood inventing new personas for every town he landed in. Too many to count. After college, he realized the NBA wasn’t good enough for him and he didn’t want to crush other players’ dreams as he dominated the league so he decided to take his one-man show to Hollywood, where he got his start on BET’s The Game. Now an accomplished actor, philanthropist, and entrepreneur, Ellis is best known for his role as Lawrence on HBO’s Insecure, for which he won an NAACP Image Award. He appeared alongside Tom Cruise, flying jets through the skies, in the Oscar-nominated film in Top Gun: Maverick. When he’s not on set filming he spends the majority of his days cleaning up the messes that his daughter’s imaginary friend “Jack” made. Karma.

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This program is sponsored by Core 2024 Annual Events Diamond Sponsor, OCLC.