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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 (25)

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.
Attended school in Switzerland.
Is conversant in French.
Won her 'blackish' Golden Globe Award at age 44, 44 years after her mother Diana Ross first won her GG for Lady Sings the Blues (1972).
Does not consume stimulants such as coffee, chocolate or sugar.
Favorite country to visit is Italy.
Grew up in New York, Paris and Switzerland.
Counts Rebecca Traister ("All the Single Ladies") and Ta-Nehisi Coates among her favorite authors.
Nominated for the 2018 Emmy Award in the Lead Actress in a Comedy Series category for her role as Rainbow Johnson in Black-ish (2014), but lost to Rachel Brosnahan from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017).
Won the 2009 NAACP Image Award in the Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series category for her role as Joan Clayton in Girlfriends (2000).
Grew up in Greenwich, CT and New York City.

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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