Edit
Tracey E. Edmonds Poster

Biography

Jump to: Overview (2) | Mini Bio (1) | Spouse (1) | Trivia (9)

Overview (2)

Date of Birth 18 February 1967Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameTracey Elaine McQuarn

Mini Bio (1)

Tracey Edmonds, a dynamic, multi-dimensional entertainment industry veteran, with a proven track record of success across multiple platforms, has established herself as an award-winning producer, savvy business mogul, and TV personality. She has created and produced groundbreaking projects for television, film, music, and digital media. Edmonds currently serves as President of "Edmonds Entertainment"; CEO and President of "Alright TV"; and Emmy award-winning Co-Host of Extra (1994) (NBC Studios/Warner Bros.), alongside Mario Lopez and Charissa Thompson.

Edmonds' most recent projects included serving as boardroom advisor to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on The New Celebrity Apprentice, and as host of BET's competition reality show, Queen Boss. As a producer, Edmonds' projects included the hit series Deion's Family Playbook OWN TV (Oprah Winfrey Network) - for which she served as show creator, executive producer and talent; and the three time NAACP Image Award nominated With This Ring (Lifetime) starring Regina Hall, Jill Scott, and Eve, for which Edmonds fulfilled the role of executive producer. With Our Stories Films, created by BET Founder Robert L. Johnson, Edmonds released, the NAACP Image Award winner Jumping the Broom. Through Our Stories Films, Edmonds also launched Alright TV, an inspirational, faith-friendly YouTube Partner channel in March 2013. The channel features hit series and collaborations with such talent as Michael K. Williams, Issa Rae, Deion Sanders, AJ Johnson, Chef Brian Hill, and comedy sketch groups Dormtainment and The Playmakers (www.youtube.com/alrighttv).

Edmonds' earlier television successes included the serialized version of her hit movie Soul Food, an hour-long dramedy for Showtime Networks, Inc., which ran for five seasons and won multiple NAACP Image Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series three years in a row. She also executive produced several groundbreaking reality shows including College Hill (BET's first reality show), which ran for six seasons, and its spinoff College Hill Interns; Lil' Kim: Countdown to Lockdown; and DMX: Soul of a Man.

Edmonds' earliest television successes were in reality series production. She executive produced the groundbreaking reality show College Hill, the first African American reality program on BET and its spinoff College Hill Interns, Lil' Kim: Countdown to Lockdown and DMX: Soul of a Mon.

A Stanford University graduate, Edmonds has won numerous awards for her contributions to the entertainment industry, including Ebony Magazine's Outstanding Women In Marketing & Communications Entrepreneur Award (2002); an award from Girls, Inc. (2004) in recognition of her efforts to inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bold; an honorary doctorate in Business from Southern University (2004); the Volunteers of America Legacy of Leadership Award (2004); the National Organization for Women's Excellence in Media Award (2005); the Caucus for Television Producers, Writers and Directors Diversity Award (2006); Indiana Black Expo's Women of Vision Award for Outstanding Work in Film, Television & Business (2014); Alliance for Women in Media's Gracies Award for Best Host in Entertainment & Information (2015); Emmy Award, Outstanding Entertainment News Program (2016); and Alliance for Women in Media SoCal's Genii Award for Excellence in Entertainment (2016).

Always looking to give back to the industry, Edmonds serves on the Board of Governors for the Producers Guild of America (PGA), where she chaired the Guild's annual Celebration of Diversity gala for three years in a row, and most recently co-chaired the PGA-hosted Produced By Conference three years in a row. She also serves on the Board of Trustees for the American Film Institute (AFI); she is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; and she serves as a Global Ambassador for CARE, a leading humanitarian organization that works to fight global poverty. In her role as Ambassador, she is focused on improving global maternal health, with a specific focus on Sierra Leone.

Tracey Edmonds resides in Beverly Hills, California with her two sons, Brandon and Dylan.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds (5 September 1992 - 22 June 2007) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (9)

Gave birth to second son. [April 2001]
President & CEO of Edmonds Entertainment Group.
Attended Stanford University
Has 2 sons with ex-husband Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds: Brandon and Dylan Michael.
Ex-sister-in-law of Kevon Edmonds and Melvin Edmonds.
President and COO of Our Stories Films.
Older sister of Michael McQuarn.
Longtime friend of Nicole Richie. Nicole's mother, Brenda, is the godmother of one of Tracey's sons.
Girlfriend of Deion Sanders [2014].

See also

Other Works | Publicity Listings | Official Sites | Contact Info

Contribute to This Page