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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).
Interesting Facts about Tracee Ellis Ross
- Grew up in New York, Paris and Switzerland.
- Is conversant in French.
- 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.
- Counts Rebecca Traister (“All the Single Ladies”) and Ta-Nehisi Coates among her favorite authors.
- Her grandfather, Fred Ross, Sr., who lived to be 87, passed away on November 20, 2007.
- Daughter of Diana Ross and Robert Ellis Silberstein.
- As a pre-teen she was once photographed and painted by Andy Warhol.
- In her early twenties she briefly modeled for French designer Thierry Mugler in Paris.
- 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.
- Sister-in-law of Ashlee Simpson and co-sister-in-law of Jessica Simpson.
- 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).
- Half-sister of Rhonda Ross Kendrick, Ross Naess and Evan Ross.
Personal Quotes by Tracee Ellis Ross
We live in a culture where people are constantly telling us how to get what we want, and within that message is, ‘You need to be something other than you are.’- Tracee Ellis Ross
There are things about my body that I don’t love, but I’m not trying to look perfect every day – I’m trying to look like me!- Tracee Ellis Ross
I think it’s huge that I’m wearing my natural hair texture on ABC in prime time. As Dr. Rainbow Johnson on ‘Black-ish,’ I think my hair is part of the reality of this woman’s life. She has four children and is an anesthesiologist and a wife. She doesn’t have a lot of time to fuss with beauty, so her look is pretty simple.- Tracee Ellis Ross
As I get older, the more I stay focused on the acceptance of myself and others, and choose compassion over judgment and curiosity over fear.- Tracee Ellis Ross
I feel like our culture is so good at pulling other people down and being so judgmental, but there’s space for all of us to be who we are. There’s space for us to celebrate each other and root for each other and not take each other down.- Tracee Ellis Ross