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Elimu Nelson, who grew up in Milton and attended Milton High School, co-stars in the film “Things Never Said” which opens the 15th Annual Roxbury International Film Festival on Thursday, June 27 at 7 p.m.  Nelson will be in Boston for the opening night festivities and the festival.

Elimu Nelson, who grew up in Milton and attended Milton High School, co-stars in the film “Things Never Said” which opens the 15th Annual Roxbury International Film Festival on Thursday, June 27 at 7 p.m. Nelson will be in Boston for the opening night festivities and the festival.

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Actor, acting coach and athlete Elimu Nelson (pronounced E-lee-moo, meaning “knowledge and education” in Swahili), was born in Orange, N.J., and raised in Milton, Mass. He played a teenage-heartthrob opposite Christina Milian in the 2003 romantic comedy Love Don’t Cost a Thing, and had supporting roles on the F/X series The Shield, the ABC drama Private Practice and on CBS’s Criminal Minds. This year, he’s a recurring guest star on the Showtime series House of Lies, starring opposite Golden Globe Award winner Don Cheadle.