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Overview (3)

Born in Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameTracee Joy Silberstein
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Tracee Ellis Ross was born on October 29, 1972 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Tracee Joy Silberstein. She is an actress and producer, known for Girlfriends (2000), Black-ish (2014) and Reed Between the Lines (2011).

Trivia (15)

Her mother is singer Diana Ross and her father is Robert Ellis Silberstein.
Worked as a fashion editor for Mirabella and New York Magazine.
She worked as a model when she was younger. As a model, Ross was photographed by highly regarded fashion photographers Herb Ritts, Peter Lindberg, Francesco Scavullo and Mario Testino.
She is a graduate of Brown University and the esteemed William Esper Acting Studio.
Older sister of Chudney Ross.
Starring on the hit sitcom, Girlfriends (2000). [September 2003]
Changed her major to theater at Brown University after a positive experience auditioning for Malcolm X (1992). Though she didn't land a role in the film, words of encouragement from Spike Lee's casting director Robi Reed were all that Tracee needed to embark on a career with a different path.
Her grandfather, Fred Ross, Sr., who lived to be 87, passed away on November 20, 2007.
Her father is Ashkenazi Jewish and her mother is African-American.
Sister-in-law of Ashlee Simpson and co-sister-in-law of Jessica Simpson.
First African-American actress in 34 years to win the Best Actress Golden Globe in a TV comedy (for Black-ish (2014)). In 1983 Debbie Allen won for her role in Fame (1982).
In her early twenties she briefly modeled for French designer Thierry Mugler in Paris.
As a pre-teen she was once photographed and painted by Andy Warhol.

Personal Quotes (1)

About Madonna: "I was in love with the Hindu moment and her yoga body. I used to think 40 was old. Now I think: Hey, 40's hot!" (In Style magazine, Sept/2006).

Salary (1)

Black-ish (2014) $80,000 per episode

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