His character on HBO’s hit show Insecure (aka Issa’s ex-boyfriend Lawrence) may have flaws, but the real Jay Ellis has approximately zero (of which we’re aware).
First, just look at this blindingly bright, half-cocked smile (photo evidence above). But beyond the surface (haha, who are we kidding, we’re still gonna talk about his body), there’s his season-to-season transformation. The man lost five percent body fat (of which he posted a fitspo-gram) to show his character’s “glow-up” from sloppy Best Buy worker to office-job player who doesn’t need Issa to make his mark on the series.
Twitter’s “LawrenceHive” has been on to something for some time, but even if it took us two seasons to finally Google-stalk Ellis, we’re here now. And we’ve learned that he’s also an active volunteer at InsideOUT Writers, which teaches creative-writing skills to kids in L.A. juvenile-detention centers.
Don’t believe he could ever replace Lord Snow as your next heartthrob? Just check his Instagram. We promise, it doesn’t disappoint.