Tracee Ellis Ross

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Tracee Joy Silberstein known professionally as Tracee Ellis Ross, is an American actress, singer, television host, producer and director. She is known for her lead roles in the television series Girlfriends (2000-2008) and Black-Ish (2014-2022). She owns Pattern Beauty, a hair-care line for curly hair. She is the daughter of actress and Motown ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 6 Primetime Emmys. Another 12 wins & 47 nominations. See more awards »


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Girlfriends Joan Clayton
Black-ish Rainbow Johnson / Bea
The High Note Grace Davis


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  Jodie (filming)
Jodie (voice)
 2022 The Kids in the Hall (TV Series)
- Episode #1.7 (2022) ... Lainie
 2014-2022 Black-ish (TV Series)
Rainbow Johnson / Bea
- Homegoing (2022) ... Rainbow Johnson
- If a Black Man Cries in the Woods... (2022) ... Rainbow Johnson
- The (Almost) Last Dance (2022) ... Rainbow Johnson
- Young, Gifted and Black (2022) ... Rainbow Johnson
- And the Winner Is... (2022) ... Rainbow Johnson
 2018-2022 Grown-ish (TV Series)
Rainbow Johnson
- Empire State of Mind (2022) ... Rainbow Johnson
- Cashin' Out (2018) ... Rainbow Johnson
 2021 The Premise (TV Series)
Rayna Bradshaw
- Social Justice Sex Tape (2021) ... Rayna Bradshaw
 2019-2021 Mixed-ish (TV Series)
Rainbow Johnson
- Forever Young (2021) ... Rainbow Johnson
- Walk This Way (2021) ... Rainbow Johnson (voice)
- Tainted Love (2021) ... Rainbow Johnson (voice)
- You Dropped a Bomb On Me (2021) ... Rainbow Johnson (voice)
- Material Girl (2021) ... Rainbow Johnson (voice)
 2021 The Runaway Bunny (Short)
Narrator and singer
 2000-2020 Girlfriends (TV Series)
Joan Clayton
- Unaired Pilot (2020) ... Joan Clayton
- Stand and Deliver (2008) ... Joan Clayton
- What's Black-a-Lackin'? (2008) ... Joan Clayton
- Adapt to Adopt (2008) ... Joan Clayton
- Deck the Halls with Bags and Folly (2007) ... Joan Clayton
 2020 The High Note
Grace Davis
 2019 Tyler, the Creator: Earfquake (Music Video)
 2019/I Little
HomeGirl (voice)
 2018 Drake: Nice for What (Music Video short)
Tracee Ellis Ross
 2018 Portlandia (TV Series)
Professional in Getting Her Picture Taken
- You Do You (2018) ... Professional in Getting Her Picture Taken
 2017 Bronzeville (Podcast Series)
- 7, 37 (2017) ... Anna
- 27 (2017) ... Anna
- 42, 52, 72 (2017) ... Anna
 2016 Broad City (TV Series)
- Jews on a Plane (2016) ... Winona
 2012 Bad Girls (TV Movie)
 2011 Reed Between the Lines (TV Series)
Carla Reed
- Let's Talk About Talking (2011) ... Carla Reed
- Let's Talk About My Old Therapist (2011) ... Carla Reed
- Let's Talk About Dating Advice (2011) ... Carla Reed
- Let's Talk About Game Night (2011) ... Carla Reed
 2011 Five (TV Movie)
 2011 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Gloria Parkes
- In a Dark, Dark House (2011) ... Gloria Parkes
- Cello and Goodbye (2011) ... Gloria Parkes
- Father of the Bride (2011) ... Gloria Parkes
- All That Cremains (2011) ... Gloria Parkes
 2010 Private Practice (TV Series)
Dr. Ellen Sicher
- War (2010) ... Dr. Ellen Sicher
 2009 Labor Pains
 2007 Daddy's Little Girls
 2007 Life Support (TV Movie)
Nancy Tanaka
 2006 Kanye West Feat. Lupe Fiasco: Touch the Sky (Music Video)
Tracee Ellis Ross
 2004 Second Time Around (TV Series)
- A Kiss Is Still a Kiss (2004) ... Naomi
 2000 The Lyricist Lounge Show (TV Series)
 2000 In the Weeds
 2000 Hanging Up
 1999 A Fare to Remember
 1998 Broken Silence: A Moment of Truth Movie (TV Movie)
Kaycee King
 1997 Sue
 1996 Far Harbor
Kiki (as Tracee Ellie Ross)
Show Show Producer (6 credits)
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Director (2 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (3 credits)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (167 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (12 credits)

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Other Works:

Audio Series: Bronzeville - Anna Randolph, Episodes: 2,4,5. See more »

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2 Interviews | 3 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Tracee Ellie Ross


5' 7" (1.7 m)


Diana Ross


Evan Ross (half sibling) | See more »

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Personal Quote:

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).


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 she needed to embark a different career path. See more »

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