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Tracee Ellis Ross          

Actress & Youth Volunteer, Star of "Black-ish"

Tracee Ellis Ross is an American actress, singer and television host. She is known for her lead roles in the television series "Girlfriends" and "Black-ish". Ross is the owner and CEO of Pattern Beauty, the hair-care line for curly hair.

Ross is the daughter of actress and Motown recording artist Diana Ross and her ex-husband Robert Ellis Silberstein. She began acting in independent films and variety series. She hosted the pop-culture magazine "The Dish" on Lifetime. From 2000 to 2008, she played the starring role of Joan Clayton in the UPN/CW comedy series "Girlfriends", for which she received two NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series. She also has appeared in the films Hanging Up, I-See-You.Com, and Daddy's Little Girls, before returning to television playing Dr. Carla Reed on the BET sitcom "Reed Between the Lines", for which she received her third NAACP Image Award.

Since 2014, Ross has played the starring role of Dr. Rainbow Johnson in the ABC comedy series "Black-ish". Her work on the series has earned her three NAACP Image Awards and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy. She has also received nominations for two Critics' Choice Television Awards and three Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. In 2019, she co-created a prequel spin-off of Black-ish titled "Mixed-ish". In 2020, Ross starred and recorded the soundtrack album for the musical film, The High Note.

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A Woman Gracefully Defining the Rules for Success

Growing Up Jewish

The Me I Know

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Emmy presenters: 'Black-ish' stars Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross join ceremony lineup
NEWS/ Jessica Simpson & Tracee Ellis Ross Are Glam "Sisters" at Big Family Celebration—See the Pics!
Debbie Allen, Tracee Ellis Ross to be honored by Essence

Debbie Allen, “black-ish” star Tracee Ellis Ross and entertainment attorney Nina Shaw will be honored by Essence magazine at its pre-Oscars luncheon later this month. The magazine announced Tuesday that it will honor the three women at its Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon on Feb. 25.

Tracee Ellis Ross Is ‘Certainly A Proud Feminist’

Tracee Ellis Ross has never been shy about showing support for other women — so it comes as no surprise that, while being interviewed at the Marie Claire Power Trip conference on March 22nd, Ross confirmed that she is “certainly a proud feminist.”

Diana Ross Stops Her Concert to Bring Daughter Tracee Ellis Ross ...

Diana Ross' daughter is coming out and she wants Las Vegas to know! Tracee Ellis Ross surprised fans Sunday afternoon when she took to Facebook and ...

Tracee Ellis Ross, Courtney B. Vance Discuss Importance of Race in ...

Courtney B. Vance's "The People v. O.J. Simpson" and Tracee Ellis Ross' " Blackish" has heavily contributed to TV's conversation on race.

How Tracee Ellis Ross Always Looks So Beautiful

For a detailed breakdown of Ross's best looks from the show, click through the slideshow below. What is it like working with Tracee Ellis Ross on Black-ish?

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