Ricco Ross ~ Award-winning actor, writer & producer and CEO of "Can You Dig It". Ricco lives in LA and is a second term SAG/AFTRA board member. He was born in Chicago and has five brothers & five sisters. From age 7 to 13, he lived in what Oprah stated was the poorest town in the US: Pembroke, Illinois. Ricco received a MFA from UCLA. As an actor, his first year out of college he booked reoccurring roles on Hill St. Blues & The Young & the Restless. Soon afterwards, feeling type-cast, he decided to study Shakespeare for a year in England at the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art (LAMDA). That year turned into 13 years of living abroad. He worked as an English actor in London, while moon lighting as a model in France & Italy for 4 yrs. He also turned down a European Pro basket ball contract in Cyprus. He has lived and worked all over the UK, Europe, Eastern Europe, Africa, & Asia. His impressive resume includes credits such as Aliens, Mission Impossible, Night Walk, The Practice, Highlander, Babylon 5, Beverly Hills 90210, Hayabusa, JAG, E.R., A Husband For Christmas, (where he played the title role), P-Valley and many more. To date, his biggest accomplishments are having his loving wife Julie Shannon Ross and his amazing children Aisha, Rami, Makaila, Miles and his Godson Nicolas. As an actor/writer/producer, Ricco feels his best work is yet to come.
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