Tracee Ellis Ross

Actor, TV host, Model
A tall, wide-eyed, curly-haired versatile performer comfortable working in many different capacities, Tracee Ellis Ross succeeded as a TV host, model, writer and producer, but had a greater drive to pursue acting ... Read more »
Born: 10/29/1972 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (42)

Black-ish 2014 - 2017 (TV Show)

Actor

2016 ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Black Girls Rock! 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Host

Broad City 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Conan 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Presenter

America's Funniest Home Videos 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

BET Awards 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Host

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Project Runway 2015 (Tv Show)

Judge

Black Girls Rock 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Host

Reed Between the Lines 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

BET Awards '11 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 40th Annual NAACP Image Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Girlfriends 2000 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

BET Awards '07 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 38th Annual NAACP Image Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls 2007 (Movie)

Cynthia (Actor)

2005 Black Movie Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 37th Annual NAACP Image Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Third Annual Vibe Awards on UPN 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Host

2003 Vibe Awards: Beats, Style, Flavor 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 35th Annual NAACP Image Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Host

7th Annual Prism Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

I Love the '70s 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

UPN's Funky Flubs 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

4th Annual Soul Train Christmas Starfest 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Test 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The 15th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Performer

The Lyricist Lounge Show 1999 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2001 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Presenter

Hanging Up 2000 (Movie)

Kim (Actor)

A Fare to Remember 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Any Day Now 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sue 1998 (Movie)

Linda (Actor)

The Dish 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Far Harbor 1996 (Movie)

Kiki (Actor)

Labor Pains (TV Show)

Actor

Life Support (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A tall, wide-eyed, curly-haired versatile performer comfortable working in many different capacities, Tracee Ellis Ross succeeded as a TV host, model, writer and producer, but had a greater drive to pursue acting, building a career as most up and comers do, taking roles in small scale independents despite the legendary status of her mother, singer-actress Diana Ross.

Relationships

Evan Naess

Half-Brother
born c. 1988

Ross Naess

Half-Brother
born on October 7, 1987

Diana Ross Actor

Mother

Evan Ross Actor

Brother

Robert Silberstein

Father

Chudney Silberstein

Sister
born on November 4, 1975

Rhonda Silberstein

Half-Sister
born on August 14, 1971 father, Berry Gordy Jr

EDUCATION

Brown University

Providence, Rhode Island

William Esper Studio

New York, New York

Riverdale Country School

Bronx, New York

Milestones

2014

Joined the cast of the ABC sitcom "Black-ish"

2012

Appeared in the TV movie "Bad Girls"

2011

Played a psychologist who balances her busy workload with home life on the BET series "Reed Between the Lines"; co-starred with Malcolm-Jamal Warner

2007

Starred in Tyler Perry's "Daddy's Little Girls"

2000

Cast as Meg Ryan's incompetent assistant in Diane Keaton's comedy feature "Hanging Up"

2000

Acted in the festival-screened independent "In the Weeds"

2000

Was a regular on MTV's hip-hop variety series "The Lyricist Lounge Show"

2000

Starred as a high-powered attorney on the UPN series "Girlfriends"

1998

Appeared in the quirky independent drama "Sue"

1998

Had a supporting role in the NBC TV-movie "Race Against Fear: A Moment of Truth Movie"

1997

Hosted the Lifetime magazine series "The Dish", reviewing current pop culture offerings in film, television and print

1996

Made feature acting debut in the independent drama "Far Harbor", co-starring Jennifer Connelly and Marcia Gay Harden

Bonus Trivia

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Not to be confused with actress Tracey Ross.

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Worked as a professional model in her teens, working with photographers such as Herb Ritts and Francesco Scavullo.

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Was a contributing fashion editor at Mirabella and New York magazines.

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Has received three NAACP Image Awards.

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